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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)  229  7389

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.

CONTACT:
Ursula Schoeneich (school principal & founder)
cell: (949) 285 – 0829
www.germanschoolcampus.com
email: [email protected]

“Earth, Water, Air, Fire” – Young Scientist at work at the Newport Beach Sea Base

“Earth, Water, Air, Fire” – Young Scientist at work at the Newport Beach Sea Base

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

Newport Beach (April 20, 2017) – Finding a meaningful camp that enriches our children as much as it provides fun, is hard work. German School campus 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. 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.

Games and art activities are just some of the ways how the children will explore the different elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire. From exciting excursions on a pontoon boat to a local sea bass hatchery 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.

All along, while experimenting and learning, 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. (Find a complete schedule of events here.)

As a trained Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, German School campus founder and principal Ursula Schoeneich brings a wealth of experience to the table. She participated at many Boy Scout camps with her 16-year old son, an Eagle Scout, and she experienced first hand what captivates the minds of young camp-goers and keeps them engaged.

“When I designed this summer science camp I also drew a lot of inspiration from my 25 years of working as an Executive in the sustainable recycling industry.” Ms. Schoeneich adds. “But most importantly I want 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 (July 4th is off),
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Newport Sea Base –
1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663
Cost: $ 465.00

About German School campus:
German School campus 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. Ursula Schoeneich has put together other German camps in the SoCal area for German schools, where she was a lead language instructor. She is a trained Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and a certified DaF German Language Teacher.

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Contact:
Ursula Schoeneich (school principal & founder)
cell: (949)285 0829
email: [email protected]
Website: www.germanschoolcampus.com

Press Release “Earth, Water, Air, Fire” – Young Scientist at work at the Newport Beach Sea Base

German School Campus needs your support!

German School Campus needs your support!

Please help us raise funds to make one year of German language and cultural studies accessible to 10 students.

Last week we started a gofundme.com crowd funding campaign to get closer to our goal of raising $20,000. This will provide 10 scholarships for students to learn the German language for an entire school year including all materials, books and exam fees. Please support us!

 Multi Ethnic Students Standing In Front Of German Flag Showing Thumb Up
Multi Ethnic Students Standing In Front Of German Flag Showing Thumb Up

Learning any world language opens the doors for our children to advance in their professional careers later on in life. And learning German in particular could even help your child to study for free at one of the many world-renowned German universities later on. According to a recent study, German is among the top three languages children should learn “…if they’re looking for success in the next 10 years.” (Travel & Leisure)

Here at GermanSchool campus we want to make learning of the German language accessible to any child, who wants to discover the exciting world of getting to know a new culture through its language. “Young minds are so inquisitive and eager to learn. That is the time when we have to help them tackle the study of a new language and acquire a sense for a new culture. It will make them insightful and well-rounded adults.” believes Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchool campus’ engaged principal and founder.

Alex M and Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented DSD Diploma
Alex M and Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented DSD Diploma

Our school provides German classes for the age groups 4 to 17. Comprehensive teaching covers the German language in reading, writing, listening and speaking and our curriculum will immerse students into Germany’s culture, geography and traditions. Classes are purposely held small so teachers can dedicate their attention to the individual student; an environment that enables very focused work towards the German “Sprachdiplom” (German National Exam).

As you get ready for your taxes please keep us and the education of our children in mind – Sponsor a child with your contribution today!

“Americans have used charitable donations to lower their taxable income since World War I”. reports TurboTax, and “…nearly 27 percent of filers take advantage of this tax break, according to a preliminary analysis of 2010 tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service.”

GermanSchool campus is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Public Benefit Corporation and any donation translates into a 100% charitable tax deduction.

Your generous contribution will help transform our youth of today into responsible and aware global citizens of the future.

Please consider GermanSchool campus in your gifting this year!

GermanSchool campus at www.Gofundme.com

German School Campus is gearing up for the German National Exam

German School Campus is gearing up for the German National Exam

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An exciting month is ahead of us. It’s German National Exam Time!

April is the month where we can show off what we have studied for so hard all year. Our German language skills are under the spotlight ! AATG testing (American Association of Teachers for German), which is also known as the German National Exam, is scheduled for this month and our students are ready to proof their knowledge of the German language!

The April AATG test is the first one in a series of four, that students can take. All following German National Tests are being held in the winter semester .

Participating in AATG tests has a number of benefits:
  • Working towards a goal respectively a test, motivates and inspires the students to give their best.
  • Students may have the benefit of being placed in a higher-level language class at their high school (given the school offers classes in German)
  • These tests are a great preparation for high school students, who work towards taking the SAT subject tests: ‘German’ or ‘German with Listening’, which in turn will help their overall SAT scores for their college applications.
  • Working toward a test makes studying more streamlined since very particular material has to be covered.

In 2016 an astounding 26,572 students from nearly 700 schools all over the U.S. have participated in the AATG testings. All our German School Campus students, who took part in last year’s AATG 4 testing, have finished with a gold medal. So our bar is set high for our students, who are taking the AATG 1 this April!

German School Campus, a Specialist in German Language Test Preparation

We at German School Campus take testing seriously and leave nothing to chance.
We prepare our students well not only in the specifics of the German language but also in the technicalities of the test taking itself. This alone can sometimes be challenging if it has not been practiced.

In the last month leading up to the exam we make time to work with our students also on the actual test taking and initiate mock test situations. That way our students learn how to navigate the particular AATG test format and will be able to access videos, reading material and audios as well as their actual test material simultaneously when needed.

How do the AATG Tests work?

Each AATG exam is delivered in electronic format and consists of two parts, a 40-minute listening and viewing portion (audios and videos) and a 45-minute reading portion that includes printed text but also graphs and images that need to get interpreted. Each of those two parts has 50 questions in the style of multiple choice, matching and true/false. AATG offers some sample tests on their website so one can get familiarized with the format.

German School Campus will hold its German National Test on April 22nd, 2017.

Have any questions? We are here to help.

Contact us by phone +1 (949) 229 – 7389 or send us an email at [email protected]

Endlich zurück!

Endlich zurück!

Nach einem langen Jahr konnte ich meine Lieblingsschüler wiedersehen. Vier Wochen konnte ich wieder an dem Unterricht teilnehmen und sehen wie hart alle letztes Jahr gearbeitet haben. Aber nicht nur meine Kids, sondern auch neue Schüler konnte ich kennenlernen. Jedes Alter ist nun vertreten und alle lernen gemeinsam! Ich war zunächst skeptisch, aber es funktioniert! Ganz

Endlich zurück!
Endlich zurück!

nach dem Motto, jeder hilft jeden. Es wird weiterhin streng nach Plan gearbeitet, auch in den Ferien und es lohnt sich! Alle Schüler haben die Tests bestanden und wollen weiter machen. Ich bin wirklich stolz auf die Arbeit von allen! Aber nicht nur die Atmosphäre in der Klasse, sondern auch private Events haben mich wieder einmal beeindruckt. Die Schüler freuen sich auf Ostern in der Schule, sie kommen gerne mit zu Filmabenden und die ersten Familien haben sich bereits für das nächste Sommer Camp registriert. Eine Woche alles um das Thema deutsche Wissenschaft mit vielen Experimenten in der Schule oder auf dem Wasser. Ich wünschte ich könnte wieder mit dabei sein! Es ist viel Arbeit am Anfang, aber die Woche verging so schnell und es war ein riesen Spaß für alle! Meine Schüler vermisse ich jetzt schon! Den Koffer werde ich nicht weit weg stellen!

Finally, I am back!

Finally, I am back!

After a long year, I could see my favorite students again. For four weeks I could take part in classes again and see how hard everyone was working. Not only my kids, but also new students I could get to know. Every age is now represented and everyone learns together! At first I was skeptical, but it works! According to the motto, everyone helps everyone. The program of one school year is still strict, even in the holidays but it is worth it! All students passed their

Finally, I am back!
Finally, I am back!

latest tests and everyone wants to move on to the next level. I am really proud of the work done by all of the students! Not only the ideas in class were really impressive, but also our private activities as well. The students are looking forward to Easter at school, they are happy to come to film events and the first families have already registered for the next summer camp. The camp is one week filled with German science involving many experiments in school or on the water. I wish I could be there again! It’s a lot of work at the beginning, but the week went by so quickly and it was a blast for every one of us! I miss my students already! For sure, I will not put my suitcase too far away!

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest & Party

Enjoy one of our most popular school events for all kids. This is a lot of fun and the school year highlight they are all waiting for. Gingerbread house or also “Hexenhaus” decorating contest and our traditional Year end party at German School campus and Ute’s Kinderschule. Come and enjoy this day with the kid’s and family. Please make your reservation, places are limited and they fill fast.

You and your friends are invited to join us
Saturday December 3rd – from 4pm to 7pm

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Room “Foxtrott” downstairs

Please register today, just click on the link below  – do not miss it!
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

It is the day before St. Nikolaus and we have a lot to prepare. German School campus with Frau Ursula and Ute’ Kinderschule will assist you. Please make a reservation soon: ages from 4 – 17 years.

German School campus age 7-17 years [email protected] Phone (949) 285 0829

We ask for a donation of $ 30 per Hexenhaus towards the material.
Please mail the check no later than November 28 ($30 each child). Please include with your check payment the name(s) of your kid(s).

to:
GERMAN SCHOOL campus
26895 Aliso Creek Rd, #B858 – Aliso Viejo CA 92656

Scout-O-Rama 2016

What is Scout-O-Rama?

Scout-O-Rama is the annual “trade show” of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 20,000 participants. Scouts, their families and friends interested in learning about Scouting enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions and displays. Some popular events from recent years include dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, climbing towers, obstacle courses, Bubble Rollers, Medieval Times and the Vans Skate Team shows. Local Packs, Troops, Teams, Posts and Crews can participate in the Scout-O-Rama event by displaying an exhibit booth. This event is open to the public.

From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller
From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller

Dr. Steven Skahen, Ursula Schoeneich and Alwin Morgenstern all from Troop 90 Newport Beach and intern Charlotte Mueller (GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base) presented this year:

Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
  • German Interpreter Stripe
  • Most influential German Inventions
  • Building Human DNA
  • Presenting the GERMAN Language program with the GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Scouts building human DNA
Scouts building human DNA

Open House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus and Sea Base at Newport Sea Base celebrated Open House

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Open Ceremony GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Open Ceremony GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach

all day on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at the beautiful location at Newport Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA, 92663 Visitors could pick up German School Camp Information STEM and enrollment documents for the 2016/2017 school year. German School Campus has a competence-oriented education that is also on the needs of the students. Students can come too us with their wishes and remarks. We take the time for the students and promote them in the world language German. Our students are on task and learn a world language with fun and joy by speaking, reading, hearing and seeing.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach

They are eagerly learning to achieving their certificates which brings them every year a step further to achieve a language diploma in German.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach

School Director Frau Schoeneich offered delicious German cake and coffee. The Balboa Bay club sponsored free Hamburgers. It was a fun-filled event, full of activities and delicious food! Children and parents had the opportunity to join free events and activities which included:

Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
  • Sailboat & Pontoon Boat Rides
  • “Coastie” the Talking Tugboat
  • Sea Scout and NSB Sailing Team
  • Vessel Tours
  • Face Painting
  • Origami Boat Making
  • Huck Finn Fishing
  • Row Boats
  • Kayaking
  • Andy Fitzpatrick Regatta