Central Valley World Language Association



Central Valley World Language Association
CVWLA Campamento de Español
28 - 30 de marzo del 2014
Dear Spanish Camp Colleagues,
CVWLA is excited to announce our upcoming Language Camps. Both Spanish and French Camps will be offered by
CVWLA in 2014 at Sugar Pine Camp. Be sure that your school’s Spanish and French teachers are aware of our camp
opportunity for their students.
Teachers who have participated in CVWLA Language Camps have commented that in exchange for the investment of a
weekend at camp they advanced greatly in their knowledge of how to teach their target language, and about how language
is acquired. Not only did their students benefit enormously, but they as teachers also brought back a priceless increase in
teaching skills.
Attached is the initial information packet you need to activate your students for Spanish Camp 2014. It includes everything
you, your students and their parents need to make a decision to register. You may freely duplicate the materials included
here and distribute them to the students of your choice. Please check with your own district offices to determine exactly
what is needed in your case. Check for any new regulations since last time!
Participants - those students who have returned their parents’ responsibility/ medical history forms, application, signed
Spanish Camp pledge and fee and have been accepted by you in your best judgment- will receive a second packet several
days prior to camp. The second packet will detail dorm assignments, team assignments, interest center assignments, camp
personnel and a useful list of personal needs and vocabulary helps to take to camp. Please send registration materials
to: Silvia Ceccareli @ 6663 E Andrews Ave. Fresno, CA 93727. Checks should be made to CVWLA Language
Cost of Spanish Camp Attendance:
Students: $150 Includes student handbook, bus transportation to and from Fresno/Sanger/Visalia/Caruthers (Golden
Eagle Charter), lodging 2 nights, 6 meals and evening snacks, DJ for Saturday evening Show and Dance, prizes and
awards plus much, much more.
Teachers: Historically, teachers attending CVWLA language camps have paid the same registration fee as students. This
year CVWLA would like to invite teachers to attend FREE if they meet the following qualifications:
a) Member of Central Valley World Language Association
(See Membership Application in this packet.
b) Credentialed teacher or current student teachers
c) Cleared form background check. (Intellicorp)
d) Accompanying 5 students minimum registered and paid for by March 3, 2014.
e) Available to lodge with same-gender students for chaperone purposes. (Dorms comfortably lodge approximately
8 students with one teacher in one large room.)
f) Available to be an active team leader accompanying and supervising all scheduled camp events.
Registration deadline for teachers and students: March 7, 2014
Please note that any required registration fee must accompany all applications.
Language Camps are not fundraisers for CVWLA, or our participating schools. In fact, CVWLA has historically
contributed a significant portion of the total cost of its language camps out of its own funds, which are primarily from
membership dues. We receive no state or federal funding.
A word to teachers about the student selection process: Teachers must accompany their students to camp. Your
leadership at camp is vital. Your acceptance of a student’s application is the final criterion of his/her attendance at camp.
We trust your professional judgment. While it is wonderful to bring many students, the most important consideration is the
contribution that each student is likely to make to camp. Don’t be afraid to say no to a student’s wish to attend if he/she has
not yet developed the necessary personal qualities. Now is not the moment for a “second chance”!
Here is a quick checklist:
1. Does the student show enthusiasm for the Spanish language, and a desire to improve his/her skills? Does he/she show willingness
to maintain communication in Spanish?
2. Does the student demonstrate understanding of speakers who may be less skilled in Spanish than he/she? (We wish to avoid
incidents of “making fun” of less adept speakers.)
3. Does the student cooperate fully with class activities, without presenting discipline problems? (Full cooperation with our camp
schedule, and with team and dorm assignments is a must, as well as respectful behavior toward everyone. It is the responsibility of the
teacher to be assured that the student does not have a history of hostility toward others.)
4. Does the student demonstrate responsibility, honesty, trustworthiness and reliability?
5. Are two of your students “an item”? It is our experience that student “couples” that attend camp can be more interested in each
other than in planned camp activities, and can be a real concern at lights out! Please think twice about allowing “couples”.
Funding suggestions… Just a few thoughts:
* Speak to parents. Sometimes students think that there is more problem with parents’ paying than their parents do. Also, students
may have received holiday or birthday gifts of money, which they may be encouraged to apply to camp.
*Form a club (yes, even now) for the purpose of raising some or all of the funds. Students may be allowed to have individual accounts
in existing clubs.
*Check with your district regarding the availability of Title I, Migrant funding, or other school based funding.
recommendation is, however, that students need some buy-in to ensure their appreciation for camp, and to help ensure that they will show up! We
suggest a minimum of $20 tp $25 out of pocket from parent/student even if other sources are willing to pay all.
Thank you very much for your support. As always if you, any of your students or their parents, need further information,
and/or you will like to be a teacher leader at camp, please contact one of us:
Spanish Camp Director Nancy Pérez.
El Diamante High School. Visalia, CA.
[email protected]
Spanish Camp Co-Director María Rascón
Sanger High School. Sanger, CA
[email protected]
¡Nos vemos en el campamento! 
CVWLA Spanish Camp
March 28-30 2014
Dear Parents,
The Central Valley World Language Association will offer its twentieth Spanish Camp, March 28-30, 2014, at Camp
Sugar Pine. This is a locale, which we have found to be highly satisfactory. Spanish students from all over the
Valley, of various linguistic heritages, including many from English speaking homes, will gather for an
unforgettable language experience.
Everyone solemnly pledges to communicate only in Spanish for the entire weekend at camp. This means that
attendees enjoy a more valuable, richer experience of the language than they would be able to derive from many
weeks in a classroom setting. For many students, camp is an eye-opener: They come away convinced that, yes,
they really can get along in Spanish and have fun too!
The dedicated teachers who accompany students to camp and serve as leaders have spent countless hours helping
prepare great activities. We are sure that those students who come will also contribute their energy, enthusiasm,
and sincere desire to improve their communication skills in Spanish.
We are able to offer Spanish Camp 2014 for $150 per student. The price includes all activities, six meals, prizes,
lodging and transportation by Charter bus from various locations around the valley. Departing and Arrival times
will be addressed in future communications by participating sites.
Our camp personnel consists of credentialed teachers plus the staff at Sugar Pine Camp. A public telephone is
available, which we expect will be used minimally to contact parents/guardians. Students will be permitted to
bring electronic communication devises, but those will be safely placed in a lock location to prevent
unnecessary usage.
We ask you to take some time to discuss with your son/ daughter the value that attendance at Spanish Camp 2014
can have for him/her. Also we ask you to fill out all the necessary documents: parent responsibility sheet, medical
history, and student application. Please note that should the student present discipline problems, the camp
personnel reserves the right to call a parent to pick the student up from camp.
We thank you for your interest and support in Spanish Camp as well as your kind attention to this letter. We
especially appreciate your desire to provide for your son/daughter a priceless experience of new friendships and
pride in language accomplishment.
Nancy Pérez
Spanish Camp Director
El Diamante High School.
Visalia, CA
[email protected]
María Rascón
Spanish Camp Co-Director
Sanger High School
Sanger, CA
[email protected]
CVWLA Campamento de Español
28-30 de marzo del 2014
Participant’s Name _________________________________________________________________Male _________ Female _________
Home Address/City/Zip __________________________________________________________________
Telephone ______________________________________ Email _________________________________________________
Alternate telephone number(s) where your parents may be reached:
__________________________________________________________________________Name of school ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Grade 7* 8* 9 10 11 12
(*Although most camp participants are high school students, middle school students have occasionally
Level of Spanish Study (Must be enrolled in Spanish language class currently or at least during the Fall Semester, 2013)
Circle ONE, please:
III IV V VI Heritage Speakers I Heritage Speakers II AP Lang. AP Lit.
Spanish Grade, Fall Semester, 2013 __________
Important: Your teacher must agree that you would contribute positively to Spanish Camp 2014. Please
ask him or her to sign the following:
“I agree that the actions of the above-named student will be conducive to a correct
atmosphere at Spanish Camp.”
Signature of current Spanish teacher/Fall 2013
Please continue filling out application on the following page.
I have ranked the following interest centers 1, 2, 3 (where 1 indicates my first choice.) I understand that
camp personnel will try to give me my choices.
_____ Arts & Crafts (abanicos)
_____ Arts & Crafts (drawing and/or painting)
_____ Card/board games
_____ Flamenco dancing
_____ Cooking (tapas)
_____ Trivia games
_____ Songs and poetry
_____ Sayings and jokes
_____ My fee of $150 is enclosed.
(Make checks payable to CVWLA Language Camps)
Attention Teachers:
a) Please mail this form along with payment to:
CVWLA c/o Silvia Ceccareli
6663 E Andrews Ave. Fresno, CA 93727
b) Please make a copy of parent responsibility form, medical history form (required by school),
Spanish camp pledge and a roster of student’s participating and turn it in at the ADUANA.
Thank you!
CVWLA Campamento de Español
28-30 de marzo del 2014
Para asegurar el éxito del campamento, y para beneficio de todos los participantes, CVWLA exige que tanto tú como
tus padres declaren lo siguiente, firmando en los espacios correspondientes.
1. hablar sólo español desde el momento de abordar el camión u otro transporte bajo la supervisión de un maestro
para viajar al local del campamento hasta el momento de regresar la tarde del domingo.
2. obedecer todos los reglamentos del campamento, tal y como los interpreta el personal del campamento.
(Entiendo que ellos incluyen los que hay que obedecer en mi preparatoria.)
3. participar plenamente en todas las actividades planeadas para el campamento.
4. ¡divertirme!
firma del estudiante
Yo he hablado con mi hijo/a sobre la importancia de obedecer todos los reglamentos a los que se comprometiera al
firmar arriba. Entiendo que en caso de acción disciplinaria será mi obligación acudir a recoger a mi hijo/a del
firma del padre de familia/tutor
Favor de apuntar a continuación todos los números telefónicos que puedan servir para comunicarnos con Usted
durante el fin de semana de los días 28-30 de marzo del 2014, en caso de emergencia o de acción disciplinaria que
lo obligue a usted a recoger a su hijo/a.
¡Les agradecemos de antemano su magnífico apoyo !
CVWLA Campamento de Español
28-30 de marzo del 2014
Artículos necesarios para el campamento
Tomen en cuenta la siguiente lista de cosas que Uds. necesitarán durante su morada. Se recomienda que limiten
su equipaje a un mínimo esencial.
1) Artículos de tocador: jabón, peine o cepillo, cepillo de dientes, pasta dental, champú, acondicionador,
toalla para bañarse, desodorante, secadora para el cabello (opcional) y otros artículos necesarios.
2) Ropa:
2 pantalones
un suéter, o una sudadera, playeras (camisetas)
una chaqueta y/o abrigo, guantes
sombrero o gorra, bufanda o pañuelo
loción protectora/bloqueador solar
varios pares de calcetines
botas o zapatos recomendables para la nieve. Podría NEVAR.
anteojos para el sol
ropa interior
¡Recuerden que se premiará el uso de prendas de vestir que traigan lemas en español! No se permitirán prendas
de vestir que traigan lemas en inglés.
3) Un saco de dormir (con almohada si se quiere).
4) Útiles escolares: papel, lápiz, pluma, y diccionario inglés-español, (opcional)
5) Objetos útiles para desarrollar las ideas que tienes para el entremés o paso cómico del Gran Show que se
presentará en equipos la noche del sábado. (Opcional.)
6) Discos compactos en español (sin malas palabras o temas inapropiados), guitarra, armónica u otro
instrumento musical. (Opcional.)
7) Juegos de mesa: barajas, ajedrez, damas, dominó. No se permiten juegos que requieran el uso del
inglés para jugarlos, ni juegos electrónicos.
8) Dinero: No traigan más de $10.00 en efectivo. Ustedes van a tener que cambiar su dinero por “euros”
en el “banco del campamento” para poder comprar bocadillos o recuerdos de la tienda. Pueden quedarse
con las monedas necesarias para usar el teléfono público para comunicarse con sus padres si es
Acuérdense: Quien viaja con poco viaja mejor.
No traigas sino lo absolutamente necesario.
¡Que se diviertan!
Central Valley World Language Association
CVWLA/*CLTA Membership Form
Please make check or money order payable to CVWLA.
And mail to 6663 E Andrews Ave. Fresno, CA 93727
Name _________________________ Home/Cell Phone # _________________________
Complete address: __________________________________________________
School Name ______________________________________ Phone # ________________________
E-mail address for home and/or school _____________________________________________
Languages & Levels taught _______________________________________________________
CVWLA Membership August, 2014
____ $15 Teacher
____ $10 Retiree or Student teacher or Intern
____ $Extra to contribute to the Hazel Tucker Scholarship Fund
To join CLTA (California Language Teachers Association) till Aug 2014.
____ $35 Teachers
____ $30 Retirees or students
$ ___________ TOTAL ENCLOSED
(Paid by: ____Check ____MO ____Cash)
* CLTA is the statewide professional organization for language teachers of which CVWLA is
your local affiliate. (Learn more at www.clta.net.) These organizations function not as
trade unions but as promoters of world languages as an essential part of curriculum and
of continuous improvements in methodology and professionalism among language teachers
CVWLA Campamento de Español
28-30 de marzo del 2014
Viernes, 28 de marzo, 2014
5:00 pm
Llegada, Aduana.
Bienvenida, juramento
5:00 pm
Centros de interés
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Entrevistas entre equipos.
Explicación del horario.
Ultimo ensayo para los
entremeses del “Gran Show”
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:45 pm
Preparación para acostarse a dormir.
11:00 pm
Toque de queda.
¡A apagar las luces!
8:00 pm
Aprendamos FLAMENCO
Disfrutemos música de guitarra y
Comamos galletas con chocolate
Y bombones.
Vamos a conocer las constelaciones en español (breve
lección en vivo de astronomía. Opcional)
10:00 pm
Preparación para acostarse a
Toque de queda.
¡A apagar las luces!
Domingo, 30 de marzo, 2014
7:00 am
Toque de diana.
¡A levantarse todos!
Sábado, 29 de marzo, 2014
8:00 am
Toque de diana.
9:00 am
“El barco de hunde”
10:00 am
Centros de interés
(plumas y amigo-gramas)
7:00 am
¡A levantarse todos!
8:00 am
8:45 am
Sesiones entre equipos para
prepararse para los entremeses del
“Gran Show” de la noche.
11:00 am
10:00 am
Centros de interés
(Reunión de profesores para determinar la concesión
de premios)
11:00 am
Competencia de equipos
“En busca de cachivaches”
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Ensayo de entremeses para el
“Gran Show” de la noche.
2:00 pm
Torneos: Voleibol, pingpong y
carreras de relevo.
En caso de cambios abruptos de tiempo se
sustituirán las actividades según decidan los
Limpieza de dormitorios.
Traer valijas y otras pertenencias al comedor.
1:00 pm
¡Escribir y distribuir
2:00 pm
Ceremonia de clausura y Premios.
2:30 pm
¡Regreso a casa! 
*Por favor quédense todos sentados en la mesa
por lo menos 30 minutos durante las comidas.
Vocabulario para el campamento
En las residencias
el saco de dormir – sleeping bag
la almohada –pillow
la funda – pillow case
el colchón – mattress
el catre – cot
la residencia – the dorm
la maleta – suitcase
la cobija/ manta – blanket
el pijama – pajamas
los pantalones – pants
los vaqueros – bluejeans
la camisa – short
la chaqueta – jacket
las botas – boots
los zapatos – shoes
los calcetines – socks
la sábana – sheet
el espejo – mirror
la mosca – fly
la araña – spider
la hormiga – ant
apagar la luz– to turn off the light
prender- to turn on the light
las escaleras- stairs
bajar – to go down, climb down
subir – to go up, climb up
¡Duérmete! – Go to sleep!
En el baño
el excusado, el retrete – toilet
la ducha, la regadera – shower
la toalla – towel
el jabón – soap
el peine – comb
peinarse – to comb one’s hair
el cepillo – brush
cepillar – to brush
*limpiar (cepillarse) los dientes – to brush
one’s teeth
el lavadero, el lavabo – the sink
el grifo – faucet
bañarse – to bathe, shower
la secadora de pelo – hair dryer
la pasta dentífrica – toothpaste
el champú – shampoo
el agua fría,/ caliente – cold/hot water
los tubos eléctricos – electric curlers
rasurarse – to shave
la loción – lotion
lavarse – wash up
la basura – waste basket, garbage
el lápiz de labios – lipstick
el maquillaje – make-up
Alrededor del campamento
el sendero – trail
el río – river
el arroyo – creek
el puente – bridge
el bosque – the forest, woods
el tren – train
la cascada, la catarata – waterfall
los árboles – trees
Humoso el oso – Smokey the Bear
el campo – playing field
la cancha – court (cancha de volibol, etc.)
la hoguera, la fogata – bonfire
el líder – leader
caminar – to hike, walk; la caminata- hike
las montañas – mountains
el cerro – hill
las hojas – leaves
las rocas, las piedras – rocks
andar descalzo(a) – go barefoot
ahogarse – to drown
¡Socorro! – Help!
a la derecha – to the right
a la izquierda – to the left
¡Cuidado! – Be careful!
¡No te caigas!- Don’t fall down!
el comedor – the dining hall
el camino – road
la bandera – flag
correr – to run
saltar – to jump
gritar – to yell, scream
cantar – to sing
bailar – to dance
el fuego – fire
¡Ven acá! – Come here!
la queda (toque de queda) – curfew
el paso cómico; el entremés – skit
los deportes – sports
la escala deportiva – the sports ladder
el horario – schedule
El tiempo
Hace sol. – It’s sunny.
Hace frío. – It’s cold.
Hace calor. – It’s hot.
Hace viento. – It’s windy.
Hace buen tiempo. – It’s nice out.
Está nublado. – It’s cloudy.
la lluvia – rain; Está lloviendo. – It’s raining.
la nieve – snow; Está nevando. – It’s snowing.
las nubes – clouds
la puesta del sol -sunset
la salida del sol - sunrise
Preguntas y expresiones útiles
¿Qué es esto? – What is this?
¿Qué es eso? – What is that?
¿Qué hora es? – What time is it?
*Con permiso. – Excuse me. (to pass through,
leave, etc.)
¡Perdón! – Sorry!
Mucho gusto. – Nice to meet you.
¿A qué hora comemos? – When do we eat?
*¿Dónde están los baños? – Where is the
¿Cuánto es? ¿Cuánto vale esto?- How much is
Estoy enfermo(a). - I feel sick.
Estoy cansado(a) - I’m tired.
Tengo hambre. – I’m hungry.
Tengo sed. – I’m thirsty.
No entiendo. – I don’t understand.
No sé. – I don’t know.
No puedo. – I can’t.
Hazme un favor. – Do me a favor.
Hagamos algo.- Let’s do something.
Hagamos otra cosa. – Let’s do something else.
Ayúdame por favor. – Help me please.
Déjame en paz. – Leave me alone.
Suéltame. – Let go of me.
¡Vete de aquí! – Get out of here.
¡Vamos! – Come on!
¡Vámonos! – Let’s go!
¿Está(s) listo(a)? – Are you ready?
¿Qué está(s) haciendo? – What are you doing?
*Vamos a hacerlo juntos. – Let’s do it together.
(We’ll do it together.)
*Vamos a jugar voli. – Let’s play volleyball.
(We’re going to play volleyball.)
¿A quién le toca? – Whose turn is it?
*¡Saque! – Service! (called when playing
Ponte más allá. – Move over.
¿A cuánto estamos? – What’s the score?
¿Te gusta? – Do you like it?
Sí. Me gusta mucho. - Yes, I like it a lot.
¿Te gustaría? – World you like to?
Sí, me gustaría mucho. – Yes, I would like to
very much.
¿Cómo te llamas? - What’s your name?
Me llamo…. - My name is…..
¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from?
¿Cómo se dice…..? - How do you say….?
¡Cuidado! ¡Ten cuidado! – Careful! Be careful!
Espere (Espera) un momento.- Wait a minute!
¡Buen provecho! – Enjoy your meal!
¡Qué rico! – Delicious!
¿Se puede? – Is it OK to come in?
Tengo frío. – I feel cold!
Tengo calor. – I feel hot!
A mí me toca. – It’s my turn.
A ti te toca. – It’s your turn.
¡Tú comes mucho! – You eat a lot!
*¿Puede(s) pasarme ese plato por favor? – Can
you pass that plate, please?
¡Estás loco(a)! – You’re crazy.
¿Qué quiere decir…?
*Ya no aguanto. – I’m exhausted (I can’t go on;
can’t take this anymore, etc.)
¡Oye! – Hey!
¡Vente! – Come over here!
¡Mira! – Look!
Quiero comprar…. – I want to buy.
*Necesito ir al baño.– I need to go to the
*Es hora de ir a las carreras de relevo – It’s time
to go to the relay races
*¿Quién ganó el juego? – Who won the game?
*Tu equipo ganó el premio de mejor entremés. –
Your team won the prize for best skit.
*¡Felicitaciones!- Congratulations
*Nosotros ganamos. – We won.
*Nosotros perdimos. – We lost.
*Me dieron una multa. – I got a citation (for
speaking English.
*¡Ay ay ay! ¡Yo tengo seis multas! – Yikes! I
have six citations (for speaking English.)
*¡Los Leones (las Gaviotas, las Aguilas, las
Golondrinas, los Tigres, etc.) son los (las)
mejores! The….(your team name here) are the

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