Who Knew Learning Languages could Be So Much Fun!?

Join us for our 35th year

Who knew learning languages could be so much fun!?

August 9-14, 2020

Reserve your spot now!

  Reserve your spot with a  $150  deposit  check to Lynne Kopaz.

 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. 


YMCA Camp Soles

134 Camp Soles Lane
Rockwood, PA 15557
Phone: 814-352-7217
Fax: 814-352-7749

A day at Camp


 General Schedule for Week (updated 8/7/19) 

8:00-8:30 morning exercises, songs, anthems, prayer, announcements

8:30-9:15  Breakfast  

9:15- 10:45 Language-based large group lesson

10:45-12:00 International Activity Time 

Monday-Gaga Ball

Tuesday- Human Foosball

Wednesday- Basketball

Thursday- Volleyball

Friday- Choice: of outdoor Sport 

12:00-12:15 Camp Sing

12:15-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:30  Kiosk /Bank/ change for lagoon

1:30-2::50 Lagoon/Liken (weather dependent)

Dorm/ Shower until 4

Down Time? See Doña Lynne for activities 

4:00-5:15 Spanish- Language-based small group & cultural lesson,

French  & German Activity 2

Monday- Crafts

Tuesday-Cooking French/ Spanish / German 

Wednesday-, Indoor Games 

Thursday-  Frisbee Golf 

Friday- Choice

5:15-5:30  Camp Sing 

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30 7:00 After Dinner Dramas (Spanish), Song Session (German/ French)

6:30 Set up International Cultural Celebration

7:00-9:00  International Cultural Celebrations

Monday: Disco/Oktoberfest, Tuesday: Olympics

Wednesday: Carnaval/ Karnival/ Mardi Gras

Thursday: Quinceañera &  Café, Friday: World Cup Soccer & Bonfire

9:00- Dorm Counsel – 10:00 Lights Out

SESSion Description


sESSION Description

1. Camp Sing happens just before meals. Each language does exercises, anthem, and before meal songs.

2. Large Group Language Sessions: New songs, stories, skits and show rehearsal in language groups, taught by language teachers, with counselor assistance. 

3. International Activity Time:A variety of outdoor and indoor international camp activities, crafts & cooking mainly led by teachers, indoor & outdoor games  & outdoor activities led by camp counselors. 

4. Small Group/ TL Cultural Activity: Target language cultural activities, games and small group work depending on proficiency occur during this time, taught by language teachers, with counselor assistance. 

5. Bank/Kiosk: students have the opportunity during that time to go to the bank to exchange money for Euros and use them to buy snacks at the kiosk. They have to use the target language.

6. After Dinner Dramas-Counselors lead each language group in a short dramas that continue throughout the week. The campers are the characters and decide on the storyline. 

7. International Cultural Activity: Campers benefit from cultural experiences in German, French and Spanish. 

8. Song-Session Split-Split into target languages, counselors lead rehearsal of songs being learned in large group