THE INTERNATIONAL CAMP
AT CHATSWORTH HILLS ACADEMY IB SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE
Chatsworth Hills is the only International Baccalaureate World School in the San Fernando Valley. Our Summer School mission is to share our American culture with our guests and to allow our students to make new friends from around the globe. Our students want to learn about their countries, their beliefs, and their cultures.
WHO IS THIS CAMP FOR?
This camp is designed to be engaging for both native and non-native speakers of English. The program has cleverly designed to make use of the school’s Tribes Program and other activities to encourage and promote interaction between our American students and the students from other countries. Our highly qualified teachers have been trained in the International Baccalaureate and present the program in a way that promotes international mindedness amongst their students.
THE CAMP PROGRAM
This camp is a true exposure to the American Educational system. In this summer school program students are given three short 40 minute classes each day. One is an English class, the second is a science class, and the last class is Art. These classes help our student guests to understand the way teachers in the US manage their classes as well as expose these students to classroom English. All these classes include native speaking students who assist the visitors to be successful. These classes are all taught by specialist teachers.
In American schools it is traditional to have an advisory program that helps students to bond and work cohesively together. Visiting summer school students also take part daily in specially crafted American style advisory activities based around the well-known California advisory program called TRIBES. These activities are aimed at creating bonds between our students and their overseas visitors. The program uses games that aim to create a sense of inclusion and developing the team working skills.
CHA’s summer school program offers students the chance to play volleyball, soccer, basketball and to swim but more importantly it exposes our overseas guests to several of the traditional American playground games as well. These games include Kickball, Dodgeball and Frisbee Golf.
Students at CHA’s camp participate in hikes around the school’s uniquely picturesque campus so easy at CHA as it is located on the edge of two state parks. Visits to the active archeological site located on the campus with expert Archeologists from Pearce College guiding students as they search for artifacts and fossil hunts are all part of the CHA experience.
Students act in skits, learn to sing fun traditional camp songs and try the American famous Root Beer Floats. All of these activities are in done with the school’s own warm and friendly students, who as International Baccalaureate students come to school with open-minds ready to welcome their international friends.