Rella's Spielhaus Summer Course Schedule 2017
Rella’s Spielhaus is providing your child with the perfect Summer Camp experience – in German! We offer super fun Summer Language Courses filled with music, arts-and-crafts and lots of outside time at the park. Check out our Camp Photos from 2015, 2016 and 2017 to get an idea.
Choose your favorite theme for this year and book at the end of this page today!
- from July 10th–September 1st 2017
- Early Bird valid until June 1st
- Zwerge: 2.5 to 4yrs: 9am–1pm;
early Bird: $275/week; regular price: $350
- Riesen (4-6yrs & 7-9yrs): 9am - 3pm;
early Bird: $350/week; regular price: $425
- Sibling Discount: 5% on all children (use discount code SIBLING during checkout)
- We provide snacks (am and pm), the parents provide lunch, water bottle and bathing suit.
9:00–9:15am: Arrival, sign in
9:15–10:00am: Welcome Song, ABC, counting, learning how to express oneself in the circle in German
10:00–10:30am: bathroom break, snack
10:30am–12:00pm: Work on weekly theme: sing, dance, arts & crafts
12:00–2:15pm: Central Park, Riverside Park or playground, where we have lunch, free play and outdoor activities
1pm: Pick Up Zwerge (Pick up is at Central Park, Play Ground or in Studio wheather permitting)
2:40pm: Arrival at Studio back from outside, Clean up, recount the adventures of the day, good by song
Along the popular story of “Die Biene Maya” we will learn the catchy title song of the German TV series and Csilla will teach a buzzing choreography. We will also learn about the fascinating and sophisticated organization of a beehive and how honey is made. We will also explore and discuss ways how we can safe the bees from disappearing. The 7-9 year old will create a "Bienen Poster" where they will teach the little ones about the inner workings of a bee hive.
This week will be dedicated to the Feuerwehr, a vital part of our beloved City. We will look at what fire is, how we prevent it, we will get to know people who work for the Fire department, and get an understanding of the fitness and strength needed in order to fight a fire. The kids get to play with fire trucks, draw "Schablonen", learn a fun and challenging fireman choreography of Feuerwehrmann Sam; we will have costumes available and visit the Fire Museum in Soho.
Children can be very specific about their favorite animal. If that's the case, we will investigate its habitat, diet, the way it moves. The smaller kids will draw their favorite animal on a huge piece of paper with finger paint, the bigger ones will additionally compose a diary of their Lieblingstier. We will also compose a tune that fits your child's Lieblingstier's character.
Chances are that your child has seen the movie and we are ready to re-enact some of the scenes. Csilla will come up with a pas-de-deux where two children will learn a choreography together – all of that, of course, in German! In order to dig deeper into the story, we will also investigate what the children define as beautiful. Is it, a feeling, a dress, a computer game? And - as always – the older children will get the chance to learn how to put their thoughts on paper in German.
We are excited to offer a week of "die Eiskönigin" again, which was a great success last year. We will deeply explore the well-known story in German, learn about what it might mean to be FROZEN, and we’ll let loose and dance too! And because not every child will want to play Elsa or Anna, everybody can pick and choose who they want to be, Human, Animal, Olaf or even the swirly ice winds Elsa evokes. Every child gets to create a special accessory/prop to the character they have chosen that they can include in the choreography.
There is so much to discover at a "Baustelle". With the help of "Bob, der Baumeister" the younger ones will discover the names of all the machines and jobs needed in order to fix the streets. The older ones will do research on site and put a poster together of what a "Baustelle" actually is. Of course, the children will be supported by a vast array of materials (books, songs, toys...).
Every child can relate to the wonderful story of the marionette who after he has proven himself brave, truthful and unselfish is transformed into a real boy. We will read the story of old Geppetto, the creator of Pinocchio and the adventures both have to go through to be united again at the end. We will learn the title Song "Pinocchio - kleines Püppchen" and create our own Pinocchio out of papier-maché.
We will read Mogli's story together and incorporate a fun choerography of "Probier's mal mit Gemütlichkeit" - such a catchy song to learn for the kids. And as you might recall, Mogli and his friends eat lots of healthy fruit! Through research in books, we will learn everything about our favorite fruits i.e. where and how they grow. Every child will get to buy their favorite fruit and explain to the group why it loves that particular fruit so much.