Kids have fun & parents love the value.

FUN FOR KIDS – Weekly themes, adventure activities, field trips, games, music and food are all creatively woven into every hour of Summer Camp fun. Our staff carefully programs age appropriate content so campers enjoy the learning and engage!

VALUE FOR PARENTS – Imagine your kids practicing Spanish while developing cultural appreciation and awareness. Plus you get 7 weeks of camp for one great price! Registration fees are based on 4 weeks of attendance while providing access to all 7 weeks so you can “drop-in” without the hassle of re-scheduling.

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Summer Camp Details

NEW- Mommy and Me

This Camp is Perfect For

  • Moms/Dads and toddlers: 18 mo – 3 years old.

Camp Description – Mommy & Me Spanish camp is the perfect opportunity to expose your toddler to a second language at the height of the “language learning window” Parents get into the action with their child and engage learning Spanish as well! Expect to have fun while learning Spanish together and even making new friends. Our native-speaking teachers will lead you through visual, auditory and tactile Spanish learning activities using the Sombrero Time immersive teaching method (teaching Spanish in Spanish, without translation). Mommy & Me is a great warm up for our Kinder or Mommy & Me classes during the school year at Sombrero Time.

Camp Schedule – Mommy & Me runs 1 x per week for 45 minutes

  • Tuesday 9:30-10:15am

Camp Dates: June 11-July 27

  • Week 1 – 6/12
  • Week 2 – 6/19
  • Week 3 – 6/26
  • Week 4 – 7/3
  • Week 5 – 7/10
  • Week 6 – 7/17
  • Week 7 – 7/24

Registration Fee-

  • $169 (inclusive of all 7 weeks)

Seating Availability – This camp will have one group of toddlers & parents limited to a maximum of 20. Space is booked on a “first come/first served” basis. If you can’t book your camp due to availability click HERE to get on our wait list.

Sibling Discounts – Not offered for this camp

K-3 Beginner Camp

This Camp is Perfect For:

  • New language learners with 0-1 year of exposure
  • Grades K-3 only

Camp Description – Our K-3 Beginner Camps are a great opportunity for your child to learn & practice Spanish over the summer. Each week campers experience a new thematic adventure (Garden, Grocery Store, Farm, Store, Restaurant, Bakery & Television Studio). Expect your child to come away with a new appreciation of Latin & Spanish culture, greater global awareness, new Spanish vocabulary, new friends and some great memories!  This rich language experience is delivered by our native speaking & highly trained “maestras” who are experts at making the camp fun. All sessions are immersive, meaning we teach Spanish in Spanish. Activities are designed specifically for K-4 students.

Camp Schedule – K-3 Camps runs 3 days per week for 2 hours in the morning and again in the afternoon. Please select either the AM or the PM session when registering.

  • AM Session: 10am-12pm, MWF
  • PM Session: 1pm-3pm, MWF

Dates: June 11-July 27

  • Week 1 – 6/11
  • Week 2 – 6/18
  • Week 3 – 6/25
  • Week 4 – 7/2 (closed Wednesday, July 4)
  • Week 5 – 7/9
  • Week 6 – 7/16
  • Week 7 – 7/23

Camp Registration Fee – 

  • AM Session – $509 (inclusive of all 7 weeks)
  • PM Session – $509 (inclusive of all 7 weeks)
  • Installment plans available for families with two or more campers

Seating Availability – Each AM & PM camp will have two groups of students. Each group is limited to a maximum of 20 seats per session and class. We have maximum capacity for 80 students in the K-3 Camp (20 per each AM group, 20 per each PM group). Seats are booked on a “first come/first served” basis. If you can’t book your camp due to availability click HERE to get on our wait list.

Sibling Discounts – Offered to families with 3 or more students. Registration is reduced by $10 on the 3rd and 4th students.

4-6 Intermediate Camp

This Camp is Perfect For:

  • Intermediate language learners with 2-4 years of exposure
  • 4-6 grade Students
  • Students who need more advanced activities with just as much fun
  • Students who enjoy using their language skills in fun new ways

Camp Description – Is your child already enrolled our academic program? Here’s a great opportunity for your 3rd-6th grader to enjoy using their Spanish over the summer! We will be exploring exciting new themes (Garden, Grocery Store, Farm, Store, Restaurant, Bakery & Television Studio) at a an intermediate language level and adding field trips. That’s right! 4 community based experiences will be included with this camp. All sessions will be an immersive and rich language experience and delivered by our native speaking, highly trained teachers. If your student is not currently in our academic program but has a strong foundation in Spanish, please contact us to schedule a language evaluation.

Note – Field trips will all be located approximately within a 10 minute drive of Sombrero Time. Parents will be expected to drop off and pickup. Students are not required but expected to participate in field trips. Locations to be announced in May.

Camp Schedule – Our new 3-6 Grade Intermediate Camps runs 2 days/week for 120 minutes in the afternoon:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 1-3pm

Dates: June 11-July 27

  • Week 1 – 6/11
  • Week 2 – 6/18
  • Week 3 – 6/25
  • Week 4 – 7/2 (closed Wednesday, July 4)
  • Week 5 – 7/9
  • Week 6 – 7/16
  • Week 7 – 7/23

Camp Registration Fee –

  • $369 (inclusive of all 7 weeks)
  • Installment plans available for families with two or more campers

Seating Availability – This camp will have one groups of students limited to a maximum of 16 seats. Seats are booked on a “first come/first served” basis. If you can’t book your camp due to availability click HERE to get on our wait list.

Sibling Discounts – Offered to families with 3 or more students. Registration is reduced by $10 on the 3rd and 4th students.

High School Spanish 1 Prep

This Course is perfect for:

  • Students in grades: 7-10
  • Students preparing to take high school Spanish 1
  • Students preparing to take high school Spanish 2 (Spanish 1 review and practice)

Course Description – Our Spanish 1 prep course is designed to give students an introduction and overview of High School (or Junior High) Spanish 1. We will introduce key topics such as vocabulary, verbs, and grammar to give students an advantage going into the fall. This will be a valuable course both for students who want to get a step ahead for Spanish 1, as well as for students who have already taken the course and want to review the material before entering Spanish 2. This rich language experience will be delivered by our native-speaking and highly trained trained teachers. All sessions are immersive (meaning that we teach Spanish in Spanish)

Course Schedule:

  • Days: T/Th
  • Hours: 3:30-5pm

Camp Dates: June 11-July 27

  • Week 1 – 6/12
  • Week 2 – 6/19
  • Week 3 – 6/26
  • Week 4 – 7/3
  • Week 5 – 7/10
  • Week 6 – 7/17
  • Week 7 – 7/24

Camp Registration Fee – (Price goes up February 17)

  • $369/Student (inclusive of all 7 weeks)
  • Seating Availability – This camp will have one groups of students limited to a maximum of 16 seats. Seats are booked on a “first come/first served” basis. If you can’t book your camp due to availability click HERE to get on our wait list.

Sibling Discounts – Offered to families with 3 or more students. Registration is reduced by $10 on the 3rd and 4th students.

Summer Tutoring

Summer Tutoring is perfect for:

  • High school students at all levels
  • Grade school students that can’t attend Summer Session

Sombrero Time Personalized Spanish Tutoring sessions are designed to meet the needs of students from K-12 at any level of language development. Each session is scheduled with one of our native speaking instructors. Sombrero Time teachers are background checked, fully trained and love what they do!  We can accommodate groups from 1-4 students.  All sessions are conducted at the Sombrero Time education facility in Granite Bay.

Cost/Session:

  • 1 student: $60/45 minute session
  • 2 students: $80/45 minute session

Customized Instruction:

Cost – 1 student: $70/60 minute session.

Summer Tutoring Schedule

  • Offered June 12-July 28, 2017

Ready to Book Summer Tutoring? Tutoring Students do not need to compete Summer Registration. Simply click “Schedule Summer Tutoring” below to get started:

Prefer to Talk to Someone? Schedule a phone consultation with one of our expert teachers who will answer your all questions and walk you through the process of scheduling your first appointment.

Summer Interships

Summer Inter Program Description:

A summer internship with Sombrero Time is both a great extension of language skills and a valuable introduction to a potential career in education! As a learning and growing company, Sombrero Time loves to see students that have gone through the invaluable experience of learning a language come back and share the gift of Spanish in a powerful way.

Interning at a Sombrero Time Summer Camp entails the following:

  • Committing to 3 hours a day, 2-3 times a week for the entire 7 weeks of the Summer Session
  • Assisting to set-up and clean up before and after the Summer Camp session they are working
  • Preparing art project materials and games
  • Independently leading students in activities
  • Committing to immersive Spanish instruction (speaking ONLY in Spanish to campers)
  • Interacting with parents in an informed and professional manner

Characteristics we look for in a Sombrero Time intern:

  • Motivated and proactive self-starter
  • Cooperative
  • Punctual
  • Respectful
  • Great with kids ages 5-12
  • Bilingual and biliterate (can read, speak and write in Spanish)
  • Positive and fun demeanor

If you are qualified for an intern position with Sombrero Time and available this Summer, don’t hesitate to apply! Positions are limited.

FAQ
  • How is the cost for Summer Session determined?
    • Summer Session tuition is benchmarked against other summer camps in our region and based on hours of student programming. Tuition covers all sessions over 7 weeks.
  • Can I book Summer Session by the week?
    • By the week bookings will only be offered after registration closes. Keep in mind – if you plan to come for 4 or more weeks its in your favor financially to book the entire camp.
  • How long is each Camp?
    • Mommy & Me Camp – 45 minutes 1x/week
    • K-4 Beginner Camp – 120 minutes 3x/week
    • 3-6 Intermediate Camp – 120 minutes 2x/week
    • High School Prep Course – 90 minutes 2x/week
  • How many teachers will be working in my student’s classroom?
    • We employ fully native speaking teachers that are fully background check and trained in our methodology. Each Summer Session classroom will have at least 1 teacher and 1 aide or intern.
  • How will my student be placed in class?
    • Students typically work in groups by age and level divided into K-3, 4-6, 7-10 grade groups. During the first week of Summer Session teachers assess students and may move them depending on a number of factors including age, language exposure and social needs.
  • Do I have to call if my student will be absent?
    • Nope! Simply come on the next session. We do not require you to report absences. It’s summer so lets make it easy…
  • Do I have to come to every session?
    • We hope your student comes to every session! That said, Summer Session is built around a “drop-in: format. Thus, there is no need to inform us ahead of time whether or not your student will be attending. Classes will always run per the schedule and calendar regardless of how many students show up on any given day. Most days your student’s class at capacity but on other days there may be less.
  • Do you serve snacks?
    • Each class session includes a snack time. Health conscious snacks will be provided with an occasional treat. If you prefer to send a snack with your child for dietary reasons feel free to do so.
  • Do you offer sibling discounts?
    • Yes! Offered to families with 3 or more students. Registration is reduced by $10 on the 3rd and 4th students.
  • Why should my student register for Summer Session?
    • Second language learning requires consistent instruction
    • Taking the entire summer off is not conducive to long term success
    • It’s a simple way to ensure continued language learning
    • Summer Session builds confidence in speaking Spanish
    • We offer a Safe, Fun and Immersive place to learn Spanish
    • It’s a great way to build momentum over the summer break
  • What is your cancelation policy?
    • We do not offer refunds once your camp is booked. If something extraordinary occurs such as a change in job status or a move we will credit your account 50% of your tuition cost. Credits can be redeemed for any Sombrero Time service including tutoring through the end of the year.

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