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Karneval Party 2018

Karneval Party 2018

Karneval Party 2018

Saturday February 10th 4 pm to 6 pm

Sea Base room downstairs “Foxtrott”

School Campus Location
Youth Center Newport Sea Base – 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

In Cooperation with: GERMAN SCHOOL campus & Ute’s KinderSchule

We welcome friends and new students. This is a free event!

GERMAN SCHOOL campus: (949) – 285 – 0829
Email: [email protected]
For age group 6 to 18

Ute’s KinderSchule: (949) – 786 – 3877
Email: [email protected]
For age group 3 to 5

Summer Day Camp 2018

Summer Day Camp 2018


Following in the footsteps of famous scientist, German School campus’ STEM Summer Camp is exploring the elements – Earth, Water, Air, Fire.

Enroll today, space is limited:

Monday July 2nd till Saturday July 7th
(Wednesday 4th of July is off)
Time 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

Hydrocar GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Solar powered hydro car

From exciting excursions on a pontoon boat to a local Science center in the Newport Bay to building a solar powered hydro car, campers will learn about the various environments, and become familiar with sustainability, recycling, clean air solutions, wind power and much more.

Children ages 6-17 get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to a new culture and language (German) as they have fun with water activities and make new friends. Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced.

Location: 1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663

Phone: (949) – 285 – 0829 – Frau Ursula Schoeneich – School Director

Traditional Christmas Party with Performance of our students

Traditional Christmas Party
with Performance of our students

You and your friends are invited to join us
Sunday December 10th, at 4:00 pm

GERMAN SCHOOL campus together with Ute’s Kinder Schule

Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Yacht Room upstairs

Please RSVP with your teacher by December 7th.
Bring a dish or something good to share.

[email protected]
Phone (949) 285 0829


Countdown to Christmas and the End of Year

Countdown to Christmas and the End of Year

The year end is calling, but we are far from calling it an end yet, here at German School campus! In fact, we have so much more in store for you before 2017 comes to a close. So join in and celebrate the season with us while learning about German traditions.

If you have attended our recent Saint Martin’s lantern parade at Old World Huntington Beach, you were part of a wonderful event that turned out a full success with our students, friends and the community at large! The feedback was so overwhelmingly positive that we are planning to make it a German School campus tradition. In fact, you might want to mark your calendar already now for next year’s lantern parade on Nov. 11th, 2018!

With Christmas around the corner we are just getting into full gear with more traditional events to share with you.

Christmas Traditions in Germany

Traditionally, Christmas is the most important holiday of the whole year for Germans. And to make this highly anticipated event even more attractive there are many beloved customs leading up to the final Holly Night on December 24th.

One important tradition is, of course, the advent calendar. Children in particular love the countdown to the 24th of December, which makes the time of anticipation go by so much faster. The advent calendar originated in Germany in 1904, before it conquered the world. Hopefully you have yours already set up since tomorrow on December 1st, it’s time to open the first door!

It is also custom to have an Advent wreath with four candles decorate the family home. With a new candle lit each Advent Sunday it reminds us of the remaining weeks until Christmas eve. Every family usually has one placed as a center piece either in the dining room or the living room to complement other Christmas decoration. Often made of evergreens and lovingly decorated, the Advent wreath provides the fresh Christmas aroma until the freshly cut Christmas tree arrives.

And then there is Saint Nicholas! This beloved event marks a Christmas highlight just a couple weeks before the actual Christmas Eve. Happening on the night from December 5th to December 6th, children put their boots outside their houses hoping that Saint Nicholas will come by at night to fill them with treats. Some families even have Saint Nicholas come by their home ‘in person’. After an impressive entry in such case, Saint Nicholas usually checks his large golden book to see if the children had been good all year. Only after that, he will treat everyone of them with gifts out of his big burlap sack. Quite an event, you can imagine!

Of course, during all these festive times plenty of holiday cookies are a must. And some families outdo each other by sporting as many as 15 different varieties! Yes, Germans take Christmas cookie baking seriously.

Lastly, the night of all nights has arrived, the evening of December 24th! This is when Germans traditionally celebrate Christmas and children receive their presents that evening instead of the morning of December 25th, the traditional day to exchange Christmas gifts in the Unites States.
The evening of December 24th often culminates for many Germans in attending the Christmette, the midnight mass.

Share the Holiday Spirit With Us Here At German School Campus

At German School campus we have a couple events planned to get you in the right holiday spirit.

On December 2nd join us for our Gingerbread House decorating contest from 3pm-5pm. This is a joint event with Ute’s Kinder Schule happening at German School Campus in Newport Beach. Students compete within their age groups K-12 and win prizes for the best decorated Ginger Bread House. Every year this event proofs to be a lot of fun. So if you’d like to participate give us a call immediately to have your spot reserved! The cost is $25 per person to cover material expenses.

On Sunday, December 10th, we invite to our Christmas Party from 4 pm-6 pm at German School campus in the Yacht room. The Christmas party is hosted jointly by German School campus and Ute’s Kinder Schule. Students from both schools perform songs, poems and plays.
Please join us for an afternoon full of holiday spirit, delicious foods and … a surprise visit from Santa!

We wish all our German School campus students, families and friends a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you at school or one of our events!

The school will close for the holidays on December 18th and reopen January 4th, 2018.

Merry Christmas – Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Ein gesundes und erfolgreiches Jahr 2018!



Dieser besondere Tag, der nur den Müttern gehört, wird natürlich auf der ganzen Welt gefeiert!

Was sind die Unterschiede in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Deutschland?

Wenn die Familie zusammen sein kann, wird der Muttertag sehr ähnlich gestaltet. Wir stehen früh auf und überraschen die Mamas mit Frühstück, es gibt Geschenke und die Mamas sollen nichts tun müssen. Wir wollen zeigen, dass wir unsere Mamas lieben und sie immer brauchen werden. Dieser Tag soll uns daran erinnern, was für ein Glück wir haben!


In den USA sind gemeinsame Feiertage eher selten. Die amerikanische Lebenskultur und Arbeitskultur veranlasst viele junge Menschen berufliche und private Chancen in anderen Staaten wahrzunehmen. Eine Familienfeier über Skype sowie Besuche einmal im Jahr sind Normalität. Trotzdem werden die Mamas nicht vergessen.

Wer seine Mama nicht sehen kann an diesem Tag, freut sich umso mehr auf den nächsten Besuch und es ist eh viel schöner die Mama mehr als einmal im Jahr zu überraschen!

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

This special day, which belongs only to the mothers, is, of course, celebrated all over the world! What are the differences in the United States of America and Germany?

If the family can be together, Mother’s Day is very similar. We get up early and surprise the moms with breakfast, there are gifts and the moms should have nothing stress-fully to do. We want to show that we love our moms and will always need them. This day shows us how lucky we are!

happy mothers day

In the US, holidays with the family are rare. American life culture and work culture encourages many young people to take advantage of professional and private opportunities in different states. A family birthday party via Skype or visits once a year are normality. Nevertheless the moms are always with us!

If you cannot see your moms on this day, you are looking forward to the next visit and it is way more fun to surprise the mom more than once a year!

Summer is Next! Join us for our STEM Language –Science Camp

Summer is Next! Join us for our STEM Language –Science Camp

“Earth, Water, Air, Fire” – Be one of our young scientists at our STEM Summer Camp at the Newport Sea Base

Finding a meaningful camp that enriches our children as much as it provides fun, is hard work. GermanSchoolcampus offers the Orange County community just that with its STEM summer camp right at the beautiful Sea Base in Newport Beach, from July 3-8, 2017.

Following in the footsteps of famous scientists, children ages 6-17 will get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to the German language and culture. But being at the Newport Bay means also water is part of every day’s fun at camp.

Brace yourself because our language-science camp is also an adventure camp!

Games and art activities are just some of the ways we will explore the different elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Be ready to go on some exciting excursions on a pontoon boat and check out a local sea bass hatchery in the Newport Bay, or hoist the sails and use wind power to move yourself across the Bay. How about kayaking or building a solar powered hydro car?

Germany is one of the most sustainable industrial countries (Facts about Germany) and is Europe’s top recycler (Eurostats). In our STEM camp you will learn a lot, not only about the various environments but also about sustainability, recycling, clean air solutions, wind power and much more.

Learn German playfully.

All along, while experimenting and having fun in the water, German language terms and vocabulary will subtly be introduced at the beginner level while more advanced groups will try to incorporate German as a “working” language throughout their camp explorations. For a complete schedule of events please click here.

To freshen up any newly learned vocabulary or just to impress parents and friends, every camper will receive a folder that will include new and important vocabulary, have a lesson outline and will serve as a general guideline throughout the camp.

STEM Language-Science Camp: The perfect union between learning German and experiencing Science first hand.

Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchoolCampus’ principal and a certified DaF German Language Teacher worked for 25 years as an executive in the sustainable recycling industry. She designed this camp to be the perfect union between learning German and learning about science in an environment that also promises fun adventures.

“My goal is to engage and captivate the minds of my young campers with topics and projects that they can relate to. Their having fun is as important to me as their learning experience.”

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – “Earth, Water, Air, Fire”
Dates: July 3rd – 8th (no camp on July 4th),
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Newport Sea Base -1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663
Cost: $ 465.00

Please Sign Up Here or call us at (949)  285  0829

MARK your CALENDAR for these UPCOMING Dates:

May 6th – Join us for Open House this Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Lots of fun activities await.

May 13th – We are at Scout-O-Rama with Troop 90. Families there can play the Europe Game and Boy Scouts can get the Interpreter Strip “German”!

July 1st – Join us for our End-of-the-Year Award Ceremony! Enjoy breakfast with your family, friends and GermanSchoolCampus staff. From 10:00am -12:00pm.

July 3rd – 8th – Summer STEM – Language Camp at GermanSchoolCampus. Come and have fun with us at the Bay!

Open House at GermanSchoolCampus at the Newport Sea Base on May 6

Open House at GermanSchoolCampus at the Newport Sea Base on May 6

GermanSchoolcampus Open House is part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Newport Sea Base in Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA (May 2, 2017) – Sharing the youth center facility at Sea Base with the neighboring Boy Scouts, GermanSchoolcampus is pleased to announce being part of the Open House to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Newport Sea Base. Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm, families and their friends are invited to this fun filled community event.

GermanSchoolcampus looks forward to sharing some German traditions during this event. Parents can enjoy a typical German “Kafeeklatsch” and have a cup of coffee with a traditional freshly backed slice of apple cake, while their youngsters can test their knowledge in European geography at the “Bridge to Europe” game. Fun prizes from t-shirts, baseball caps to famous German Gummi Bears await the lucky participants.

Boy Scouts, who are interested in receiving the much sought after “Interpreter strip” will be able to get the one for German at the GermanSchoolcampus booth upon qualifying. Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchoolcampus’ principal, points out that “Kids really like this Interpreter strip and love showing it off on their Boy Scout uniform.” Pleased she adds, “It’s so nice to see that it’s a cool thing now to be able to speak a foreign language, even if it’s just enough words to hold up a simple conversation.”

Information about the upcoming German Language/ STEM Summer Camp “Earth, Water, Air, Fire” (July 3-8, 2017) at GermanSchoolCampus will be available at the Open House as well.

About GermanSchoolcampus:
GermanSchoolcampus serves the Orange County community since 2015. The school offers German language classes, preparation classes for the high school AP German exam, and High School German language tutoring. School principal Ursula Schoeneich is a certified DaF German Language Teacher and a trained Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.

About the German Language/STEM Summer Camp:
“Earth, Water, Air Fire” is a unique environmental science and language camp right at the Newport Sea Base (July 3- 8). Children ages 6-17 get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to a new culture and language (German) as they have fun with water activities. Adventure outings right on the Newport Bay round up each camp day.

About the German Language:
According to the American Association of Teachers of German 15.4 million people learn German. With over 200 million speakers, it’s a language of global importance. Germany is a leader in STEM fields and German is the second most common scientific language in the world.

Ursula Schoeneich (school principal & founder)
cell: (949) 285 – 0829
email: [email protected]

Earth, Water, Air and Fire 2017 open for enrollment

Summer Camp 2017 open for enrollment

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017

Please register your kid’s, places are limited and filling up fast.

STEM Summer Camp 2017 Flyer

German & Environmental Science
Monday July 3rd,
(Tuesday 4th of July is off)
Wednesday July 5th to Saturday July 8th
Time 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – Enrollment Form

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – Payment Form

Camp location is at our school campus:
1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663