Nature Academy Bilingual Beginnings

Grades 5k-4

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in collaboration with the Children’s Nature Academy and funded through our partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District, is offering two-week language immersion camps in French and Spanish for students entering grades K5 through 4 this coming fall.

The UW-Eau Claire Children's Nature Academy offers a busy summer program for school aged children. The summer enrichment program emphasizes gaining experience and skill in selecting, planning, and implementing projects and activities under the supervision of professional teachers.

The Children’s Nature Academy offers other summer programming for school age children between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All sessions are held at the Children's Nature Academy at The Priory, 1190 Priory Rd, Eau Claire, WI.

If your child attends a morning and afternoon camp during the same time period, the school district will pay for lunch between camps. This can be Bilingual Beginnings or Priory Pioneers. We would like to make the transition between morning and afternoon as easy as possible.

When does enrollment start?

Enrollment is online and begins March 1.

Can my child attend a session if they don't meet the grade requirement?

No exceptions will be made to accommodate a child in a classroom that does not meet the grade level requirements.

Once my child is enrolled, are they guaranteed a spot?

Once the program receives the enrollment form your child’s name will be placed on a roster. To hold your spot, a non-refundable $10 supply fee should be received within two (2) weeks of enrollment. Paperwork will be emailed to families on May 1 and must be returned no later than June 1.

How much does the program cost?

If your child is a resident in the Eau Claire Area School District, the district will pay the tuition for each camp ($235) your child attends with the exception of the $10 fee for each camp.

Is lunch provided?

If your child attends a morning and afternoon camp during the same time period, the school district will pay for lunch between camps. This can be Bilingual Beginnings or Priory Pioneers. We would like to make the transition between morning and afternoon as easy as possible.

What deadlines do I need to be aware of?
    • Two weeks after enrollment: $10 supply fee due
    • May 1: paperwork emailed to families
    • June 1: paperwork due
    • June 1: session 1 & 2 registration deadline
    • July 1: session 3 & 4 registration deadline
Welcome to the UW-Eau Claire's Children's Nature Academy!

Our program supports the healthy development of children physically, emotionally and cognitively by nurturing children's sense of wonder. We are a five star-NAEYC accredited program.

Our mission is to provide high quality early learning development where children connect with the natural world through developmentally appropriate learning.

The Children's Nature Academy is located at The Priory, which is located a few miles south of UW-Eau Claire's main campus in an area that includes 112 wooded acres. This scenic space was purchased in 2011 by a subsidiary of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and was transformed into the Children's Nature Academy and a residence hall.

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Our son loved the teachers and experience of Bilingual Beginnings, and we couldn’t believe how quickly he picked up a new language. Highly recommend to any parent!

Bilingual Beginnings Parent

Session 1

Grades 1-4 | June 17-28, 2019

Schedule

    • 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • grades 1 & 2 - French | going to the farmer's market
      • grades 3 & 4 - Spanish | when I grow up
    • 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
      • grades 1 & 2 - Spanish | visiting a farm
**REGISTRATION CLOSED**

 

Pricing

    • $10 | Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) resident
    • $245 | non-resident

Session 2

Grades 1-4 | July 8-19, 2019

Schedule

    • 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • grades 1 & 2 - Spanish | all about me
      • grades 3 & 4 - French | out in space
    • 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
      • grades 3 & 4 - Spanish | solving a mystery: family theme
**REGISTRATION CLOSED**

 

Pricing

    • $10 | Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) resident
    • $245 | non-resident

Session 3

Grades 1-4 | July 22-August 2, 2019

Schedule

    • 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • grades 1 & 2 - Spanish | self-portraits
    • 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
      • grades 3 & 4 - Spanish | out in space
**REGISTRATION CLOSED**

 

Pricing

    • $10 | Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) resident
    • $245 | non-resident

Session 4

Grades 5k-2 | August 5-16, 2019

Schedule

    • 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • grade 5k - Spanish | nature and the five senses
    • 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
      • grades 1 & 2 - Spanish | going to the farmer's market
**REGISTRATION CLOSED**

 

Pricing

    • $10 | Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) resident
    • $245 | non-resident

More Programs @ The Nature Academy

Priory Pioneers

Priory Pioneers

Learn through hands-on nature experiences, while having fun on the UW-Eau Claire Children’s Nature Academy’s 112-acre property.

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Questions?

Contact the Children's Nature Academy | children@uwec.edu | 715.835.2178

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