Courses (Grades 1 - 8)
View the 2018 Schedule here.
- FIT KIDS *NEW*
- ORIGAMI *NEW*
- CONTEMPORARY DANCE *NEW*
- AROUND THE WORLD *NEW*
- ECO-COSMETIC WORKSHOP
- TEXTILE DESIGN
- OUTDOORS RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
- LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN GAME! (BEGINNING PROGRAMMING WITH SCRATCH)
From ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper", Origami is the art of paper folding. The technique of origami works wonders on children, helping to develop concentration in an entertaining way, in addition to motor coordination, patience, and memory. The use of both hands to make the figures stimulates the development of the laterality of the body, using both hemispheres of the brain. It helps children to understand spatial concepts such as up, down, front, back, vertical, horizontal, and diagonal, developing mathematical logical thinking.
The courses are with basic figures so that all children can do them and we also complete projects to bring home, such as animal farm, mobile phones, toys, and others.
2nd Session Only
This course is oriented towards discovering the pleasure and fun in the experience of movement. Through recreational activities, the basic contents of dance will be learnt in relation to the body, space, and time. Elements are included from contemporary dance, yoga, martial arts, and improvisation in order to facilitate self-awareness of the body and its movement possibilities. Children will work alone, in pairs, and in groups. The anatomical contents will be approached through sensory stories and images, awakening personal and collective creativity.
2nd Session Only
Travel the seven continents by learning about one country each day. Discover the countries people, regions, natural wonders, and culture through activities and discussions. Explore, read, connect and play against the backdrop of a different nation each day. Around the world will take children on short journeys to the seven continents to learn about Mexico, Costa Rica, China, Nepal, South Africa, Uganda, Canada, New Zealand, and India.
Archery is a new activity without any risk, and total security and safety for students. This activity tones muscles and develops the capacity of reflexes and visual domain. It requires a certain amount of strength, a lot of technique, coordination and aim. The upper muscles are exercised; back, arms, chest, abs, waist and neck. It also allows students to develop the ability to concentrate and reduces stress. It brings happiness and foments teamwork, and allows the students to be self-critical and to learn from mistakes. (Course with limited space).
Nature every day offers wonderful gifts, flowers, fruits and plants with exquisite aromas and various properties that can contribute to our well-being. In this Workshop we wanted to combine the love and the taste that the children feel when being in contact with Nature with the interest that awakens in them to make with their own hands some cosmetic elements of daily use, with plants that, they will discover can find, even inside from school.
“Textile Design” offers a dynamic and creative process in which students will be able to learn different skills and develop knowledge about sewing and textile design. This process embraces an individual and collective thinking process where students plan, create and construct their own textile works, and in the process interact with others. Students will learn how to design patterns, dye cloth, stamp, sow, and transform their work into something unique and wearable.
In our Makerspace course, students will collaborative work in a space inside a school facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. Makerspace is more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a Makerspace. In this Makerspace Summer Camp course we will prepare the students with skills to build electronics, coding and building from nothing. This will be an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering and coding. We will provide hands-on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Our students will be designing and drawing their circuits for their vehicle, which will be showcased at the end of the summer camp session! (Course with limited space).
Students will take advantage of our campus to learn about outdoor skills and enjoy learning in nature. This program will include trekking within the protected territory that belongs to Nido, where students will exercise, enjoy the outdoors and learn about survival skills that are useful when in nature/in the wild.
Fencing develop skills such as strength, speed, balance and very sharp mind, a good strategy is perhaps the most important part of the sport, but fair play and sportsmanship is also required. The methodology is part of the European system of education, where the student will receive individual lessons and group lessons, properly programmed into sports planning and schedule of each fencer. (Course with limited space).
Students will have the opportunity to work with Robotics Kits in a lab environment. This will allow them to explore the motors, sensors and basic programming involved in making their robots interact with the world. Students will be able to create simple devices that perform specific operations or respond to external stimuli. Student will gain insights in how robots interact with the outside world, students will become familiar with how sensors work, and students will become familiar with the software used to program their robots.
Although younger people are described as digital natives, this often applies only to how comfortable they are with consuming digital content. This course will help students become more fluent in how digital content is created. In fact, by the end of the two weeks, students will actually create some simple software programs. This Scratch programming course introduces students to the building blocks behind object-oriented programming by creating interactive stories and simple games. Students will gain practice in basic programming concepts like loops, threads, if statements, students will become more familiar with troubleshooting problems, and students will gain practice in adapting and remixing code for their project needs. (Course with limited space).
Through training, improve the technical fundamentals of the game: forehand, backhand, volley, rivet and service. Working movements within the tennis court: lateral, diagonal, back and forth.
Apply technical fundamentals - tactical, to play at a competitive level. Making the training constitutes a space of entertainment for students.
Judo is a combat sport originally from Japan, in which one is able to develop some important physical qualities through games. Catching, running, jumping, creeping, spinning, among others; this is a primary phase reached through games. Some important skills include learning how to fall correctly, taking care of your body and of your opponent’s body.This is all through games that allow to learn and develop the skills needed to engage actively in judo and other sports, in an environment of respect and security.
- ZUMBA KIDS *NEW*
- FASHION DESIGN *NEW*
- STORIES WITH SOUL *NEW*
- HORSEBACK RIDING *COURSE FULL*
- CHEER/HIP HOP
- SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
- WATER POLO
- ARTS & CRAFTS
- STOP MOTION
A true dance party! Full of energy, excitement, joy and games. You can actively participate in the whole class with choreography created especially for you with the music that you like so much. Learn the steps little by little for a fun workout. In classes we will work on memory, teamwork, coordination, and cultural awareness.
This is a recreational activity where children will enjoy designing, exploring, and using different techniques for making garments and accessories for their own. They will also create fashion accessories such as bags, necklaces, bracelets and pins. This activity can provide fun, safe, and easy gift ideas for birthdays and special occasions.
In the workshop "Stories with Soul" each child will create their own textile box from a material such as sheep's wool. They will be taught two basic techniques; 1. Wet felting, a technique with which you can create a felt cloth, a two-dimensional structure that will work like paper where they will paint with small strands of colored wool forming a landscape. 2. Needle felt, a technique with which they can create three-dimensional figures in sheep's wool on the same painting to give volume and importance to the characters.
In this course you will learn how to cook easy and delicious recipes, and you will be able to participate through almost the entire process of cooking. Along this course, teachers will foster proper growth and assist students in gaining greater understanding of healthful eating habits for lifelong benefit.
This course teaches choreographies, hip hop steps and all gymnastics elements, which makes this course fun for boys and girls of all ages. Students will be able to practice a choreography which they will showcase to their parents at the end of the camp. It will be a great opportunity to work with a team and perfect your cheer and hip hop skills.
The classes offered are: Beginners level (no previous experience required) & Intermediate level.
Synchronized swimming is the ideal sport for any child who loves music, teamwork, and being in the water! It is a unique and challenging combination of swimming, gymnastics, and dance teams that swim choreographed performances to music.All participants will be introduced to fundamental sculls: A repetitive arm movement that is used to hold a position in the water, which is the key skill for synchronized swimming, basic formations, and various routine components.
This class will provide recreational and beginning water polo skills. It will emphasize all the fun and dynamic aspects of the game in a easy-to-learn format. It will focus on simulating a positive environment that will motivate kids to learn to swim and work together as a team.Through introducing and developing these beginning water polo skills, the kids will learn to have fun playing this sport while maintaining a safe pool environment.
Because it’s one of the most popular sports in the world, we didn’t want to leave our kids without the chance of joining this fun sport!
Please be aware there is also a soccer-only option, the Nido Soccer Camp. Click here for more information.
The course is based on boys and girls having fun and getting familiar with the activities and games related to basketball. It is a healthy and recreational opportunity to form players and for the students to discover their own conditions and abilities. The class is structured in 3 parts: dynamic initiation through games, fundamental techniques and skills, and closing with games or competitions where everyone can participate and contribute to their team.
Artists at work! is a hands-on experience art class. We believe everyone is an artist. You will discover and experiment with different artistic techniques and materials such as acrylic, mixed media, ceramic, papel mache, collage, mural painting, etc. We will learn new tips for drawing, painting and sculpting. One of our missions for this course is to encourage your passion and self expression through different types of arts. We will end up show casing an art exhibition with all the art pieces created. Let your creativity run wild and discover your own artistic voice.
In this workshop, students will learn how to improvise on stage. By means of cues, miming, props, costumes and situations, students will learn how to create spontaneous stories on stage. The class is divided in three sections: a fun warm up, learning acting elements and then performing in front of the class.
This class is ideal for anyone that wants to perform or get out of their comfort zone. We are professional actors/ teachers who will guide the students to learn how to express themselves and to find ways to let their creativity work for the stage. Come and have fun with Play It Up Theater.
This course is an opportunity for students, especially the non-native English speakers, who wish to develop their social and academic skills in the English language. Our focus in this ESL course is to encourage students to enjoy English by participating in different and exciting activities that tap on the key areas of speaking and listening, while expanding their vocabulary and improving their writing skills.
Is an animation film workshop where kids will get a chance to create a short story using small sets and characters of their own creation. These sets, built from cardboard boxes, fabrics and other materials, are brought to life using cut-out or plasticine characters, or simply small toy characters brought from home. Their story is photographed frame by frame, then placed in sequence on a computer program by the workshop instructors so the children can then add sound and narration to the film. On the last session of the workshop we have a screening premier where they get to watch their own film projected at the school auditorium.
Early Years Program (2-6 years old)
Children ages 2 through 6 enjoy a mix of social-emotional, cognitive, physical, creative, and fun activities. The Summer Camp is staffed with the same high quality teachers who work in our school year program, ensuring that the children participate in activities that cover all areas of development, all while being immersed in the English Language.
The Early Years program will have a variety of activities including swimming lessons, yoga, arts & crafts, cooking, face-painting, and recreational sports.
Nido Soccer Camp (Grades K1-8)
The Nido Soccer Camp program runs for the entire camp day (9am - 1pm). Children who register for the Nido Soccer Camp will only participate in soccer activities.
The aim and objective of the Nido Soccer Camp is to provide a professionally organized and structured Soccer training environment for young players between 5 and 14 years of age.
The coaching sessions and activities that the Nido Soccer Camp offers are aimed at all skill levels with the emphasis at all times on having fun while learning. The coaches ensure that all activities and games are always conducted safely and in the spirit of fair play.