2023 STARTALK Summer Camp
East Voyager Academy of Charlotte
JUNE 12- JUNE 30
Our FREE Mandarin Chinese language immersion program is made possible through STARTALK, a government grant that promotes the teaching and learning of critical languages in the United States!
Our Summer Programs are available for Kindergarten-8th Grades. Class placement is based on grade level and proficiency.
East Voyager Academy's StarTalk welcomes applications from a diverse group of learners including traditional and home school students, heritage and non-heritage speakers, and students with disabilities. Accommodations can be arranged with our Program Director.
Our lead classroom instructors are highly qualified teachers who teach at East Voyager Academy. All staff have training in language immersion and all lead teachers are native Mandarin speakers with many having a Masters degree with proficiency in multiple languages. Program administrators are experienced leaders in language immersion and knowledgeable about STARTALK goals and objectives. All staff members complete East Voyager Academy's hiring process, including background checks, before working with your children.
CURRICULUM AND THEME
Daily instruction revolves around our program theme of Culture and Celebrations. During the program, students will use the target language to participate in engaging cultural activities and create cultural products related to a variety of celebrations, festivals, and events including making paper kites, calligraphy, dances, and art. As we celebrate together, students will exchange information about their families, lives, and traditions with their peers.
PROGRAM DATES: June 12-30, 2023
LOCATION: East Voyager Academy of Charlotte
TIME: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)
Students leaving after STARTALK CAMP NEED TO BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 1:15 PM.
AfterCare: We will provide FREE aftercare from 1-5 PM.
ALL AFTERCARE STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:00 PM.
School Closes at 5:30 PM
GRADES: Kindergarten - 8th Grade Students.
Students will be placed in classes based on grade level and proficiency. Current EVA students are given Priority Registration.
Limited Amount of Spots Available!
Beginners in any grade are encouraged to apply; prior experience is not required and it is never too late to start learning a new language!
COST & FEES: There is no cost for this program. There is no application fee. Students may bring money to buy snacks from our School Store.
WHAT TO BRING: Students will need to bring a snack, lunch, and clear water bottle. No Lunch Provided.
Students are encouraged to bring/wear sunscreen. Teachers cannot apply sunscreen for students.
DRESS CODE: Orange, blue, or white t-shirt/collared shirt. Shorts, capris, or pants in khaki or jeans (no rips or tears). NO biker shorts, shorts must be fingertip length. Closed-toe tennis shoes are highly encouraged.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and qualified students will be invited to enroll and begin pre-program activities. We will continue enrolling students until all spaces are filled and maintain a waitlist in case spaces become available leading up to the summer camp.
Once your student is accepted, we will send Pre-Camp materials that will need to be finished before the camp begins.
ATTENDANCE: Students who accept a spot in the program must commit to attend the entire program. Students who are absent two full days will not be allowed to continue following the second absence. Students who accept a spot in the program must also complete pre-program enrichment activities in order to maintain their spot in the summer program.
SIBLINGS: We will take note of sibling applications but cannot guarantee that all siblings will be accepted.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the program.