Summer Camps 2018

Please contact Ottilia Hollanda, AIS Summer Camp Director, for more information.

Camp Dates

  • Week 1: June 18-22
  • Week 2: June 25-29
  • Week 3: July 2-6
  • Week 4: July 9-13

Camp Offerings

  • Early Childhood Fun Camp (ages 4-6) - Weeks 1-4
  • Junior Fun Camp (ages 7-15) - Weeks 1-4
  • Soccer Camp (ages 6-15) - Weeks 1-4
  • Basketball Camp (ages 7-15) - Weeks 1 & 3
  • Tennis Camp (ages 8-15) - Week 2
  • English Camp (ages 7-15) - Weeks 3 & 4
  • Dance Camp (ages 6-18) - Weeks 3 & 4
  • Basketball Clinic (MS Only) - Week 1
  • New! Music Camp - Week 1
  • New! English Intense Course - Weeks 3 & 4
  • New! Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra Camp (Ages 8-16) - Week 4

Information for each camp offering can be found below.

Camp Routine

  • 09:00 to 15:30 each day
  • Drop-off between 08:30 and 09:00
  • Pick-up between 15:30 and 16:00
  • Pick-up and drop-off are at the S Gate on Salmansdorferstrasse

You may register for all 4 weeks or each week individually. Two snacks of fruit and juice will be provided daily. Campers have to bring their own lunch.

Payment Details and more information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please contact Ottilia Hollanda, AIS Summer Camp Director, if you have any questions.

Due to our successful program addition we will have Music in Summer Camp again: singing, African Drumming, and piano keyboarding will compliment our already super camp program. Lead by Kathy Heedles during weeks 3 and 4, our campers will have a chance to join these music lessons several times a day tailored to their interest and age level.

Early Childhood Fun Camp

Early Childhood Fun Camp is open all 4 weeks to children from 4-6 years old.

  • Drop off 8:30-9:00
  • Pick up: 14:30 onwards with supervision provided until 16:00

Positive, happy energy, love, and fun are the emotions that can be felt as campers, staff, and families come to AIS. Our camp will offer activities on a daily basis focusing on a nurturing and safe environment, social skills, cooperation, and developing new vocabulary.

Each day children will enjoy in a variety of activities such as:

  • Art projects
  • Storytelling and story time
  • Baking
  • Singing, dancing, role playing
  • Water fun
  • Sports & games - improving locomotor and manipulative skills, playing simple tag games and other age appropriate activities
  • Free Play
  • Nature Walks

Groups will be led by AIS staff members who are experts in Early Childhood. Assisting them will be a team of counselors who are AIS alumni or current students who have experience and love working with younger children.

Junior Fun Camp

Junior Fun Camp is open all 4 weeks to children 7-15 years old. It is an "American Style" summer camp. Children will enjoy a variety of activities, changing each hour.

  • Sports include Soccer, Ping Pong, Dodgeball, Short Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton.
  • Games include Capture the flag, Kickball, Obstacle Course, other team-building games, and "water fun".
  • During art sessions, each group will have a weekly art project to work on daily.

Music will be offered during weeks 3 & 4 and students can choose to practice African drumming, piano keyboarding or singing as a break from sports and regular activities.

Groups will be led by AIS teachers and coaches as well as outside staff. Assisting them will be a team of counselors who are AIS alumni.

Soccer Camp

Soccer camp will run all 4 weeks can be combined also with English camp.

Soccer camp will be offered for students 6-15. Students will develop individual skills, learn game protocol, rules, and participate in a mini tournament. Sessions are specified to develop individual technique, fitness, ball control, game intelligence and team work. The camp will be tailored for every ability from beginner to the experienced player, this is achieved partly by every player having their own ball to work with.

Basketball Camp

Basketball camp will be offered for students 7-15. Students will develop individual skills, learn game protocol, rules and participate in mini games. Sessions are specified to develop individual technique, fitness, ball control, game intelligence and team work. The camp will be tailored for every ability from beginner to the experienced player this is achieved partly by small group work and differentiation. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in shape for the next season.

Tennis Camp

Tennis camp will be offered for students 8-15. Students will develop individual skills, learn game protocol, rules and participate in singles and doubles tournaments. Sessions are specified to develop different strokes, serving and game strategy. The camp will be tailored for every ability from beginner to the experienced player this will be achieved by small group training. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in shape for the fall season.

English Camps


Our English Camps are open to children ages 7 to 15 (Grades 1-10).

Dates and Times:

  • Week 3: July 2-6
  • Week 4: July 9-13
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM daily
  • 3 hours a day of both English lessons and sport activities in the fun camp.
  • Arrival time: between 08:30 and 09:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: between 3:30 and 4:00 PM

You may register for both weeks or for each week separately. English camps are led by LETA, a language school that staffs fully certified native English language trainers. Students will be placed in beginners, intermediate, or advanced groups. Small groups of students (maximum 10) will work on reading, writing, and grammar with an emphasis on conversational English. Children will have half-day of engaging English lessons and during the rest of the day they will take part in various fun sporting activities.

Drop-off and pick-up are at the S Gate on Salmansdorferstrasse.


Unser Englischcamp ist für Kinder von 7 bis 15 Jahre (1. Klasse Volksschule - 6. Klasse Oberstufe) ausgelegt.


  • Woche 3: 2. - 6. Juli
  • Woche 4: 9. - 13. Juli
  • 09:00 to 15:30 täglich
  • Täglich 3 Stunden Englischunterricht und 3 Stunden Sport und Spiel auf Englisch
  • Treffpunkt: 08:30 to 09:00
  • Abholzeit: 15:30 to 16:00

Die Anmeldung kann für eine oder beide Wochen erfolgen. Alle Betreuer sind ausgebildete Lehrer oder haben Englisch als Muttersprache. Die Sprach-Kurse werden von erfahrenen und zertifizierten Trainern, die alle Native Speaker sind, abgehalten von der LETA Sprachschule. Die Studenten werden eingestuft in Anfänger, Mittelstufe, oder Fortgeschrittene. Maximal 10 Kinder pro Gruppe werden anschließend zusammen lesen, schreiben, und an Ihrer Grammatik arbeiten, wobei sich der Schwerpunkt auf Konversation konzentriert. Hierzu wird täglich ein halber Tag gelernt und der restliche Tag mit Freizeitaktivitäten verbracht.

WO: "SP" Tor in der Salmannsdorferstrasse.

Dance Camp

The Dance Camp offers a lot of fun and challenge for 6-18 years old participants. Over the course of the week, focused dance training in the field of Urban Dance Styles (also known as Hip Hop) will be offered. Younger students will learn age appropriate moves and creative dance as well as following the rhythm and expressing their feeling through movement. For our more advanced students core elements of the various hip hop styles will be explained and taught followed by elaborated moves to build up a profound understanding of both movement and style gradually (mental and physical knowledge). Based on their level and interest as a group, we will develop and learn dance choreography which will be presented at our show at the end of week. Together, we will design the flyers and costumes, organize a photo shoot, choreograph, practice the dance steps and rehearse for the show! We are sure that this experience will be unforgettable!

Fun and excitement is guaranteed, so don’t miss the AIS Dance Camp and register now!

Basketball Clinic

The Basketball Clinic takes place during week 1 (June 18-22). It is run by experienced coaching staff and led by Varsity Girls Coach Mr. Spencer Jones! This one week intense basketball training will focus on key core skills and team play. The Basketball Clinic is open for MS only. Players will have 4 to 5 hours of basketball per day with a choice to do art, music or other sport games for the remaining 1-2 hours of the day. We need a minimum of 10 players to run this program.

Music Camp

Campers will attend half day music instructed by Kathy Heedles and half day with the regular fun camp. GOALS: to improve music writing skills, ear training, sight singing.

LEVEL: second year musicians and above- any instrument and any voice part are welcome.

Depending on enrollment- an advanced level may be formed.

English Intense Course

The new English Intense Course is for ages 16-18 during Weeks 3 & 4.

This course is designed for those who need to use English as their main language when studying (e.g. those who are in English language degree programmes at College or universities or those who wish to undertake a semester abroad at an English-speaking country).

This course will focus on developing the language skills necessary, covering the important aspects of English skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Further, this course will enable the student to build a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures and apply them to essential written verbal communication i.e.

paraphrasing and general correspondence. The course will follow the curriculum content of the FCE (Cambridge First Certificate) and be taught by a certified English language teacher. Students wishing to enroll will have to do an online assessment test qualifying them for the course. This will be administered prior to the start of the summer camps.

After the course the student will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Express opinions and present arguments
  • Write clear, detailed English
  • Express opinions and advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • Analyse topical news/ current affairs items (these will be age-appropriate)
  • Write letters, reports, stories, short essays and other types of text
  • Report reviews of films, articles and short videos

Duration: Monday – Friday:
5 Hours
09:00 – 11:45
12:45 – 15:30
25 hours per week

We need a minimum of 8 students to start the program.

Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra Camp

Johann Strauß is the most musical brain in the present.
Long live all the musical geniuses from Bach to Johann Strauß.
-Richard Wagner

Director: Karen Murray

Welcome back to the Johann Strauß Youth Orchestra, Vienna! For Strings, Woodwind and Brass.

After a few years break, we will continue the JSYO at AIS Summer Camp 2018.

JSYO is open to children ages 8 – 16 (grades 2 – 11)

Week 4 July 9th – 13th 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

JSYO Summer Camp will be conducted in English

The JSYO will continue under the direction of Karen Murray, Private Strings Teacher at AIS

  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Edwin Vanecek, Cello, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK)
  • Mag. Ditas Amry, AIS Vienna faculty, High School German, JSYO Coordinator

In order for students to feel comfortable about their place in the orchestra, JSYO students will email a video recording of 2 contrasting pieces OR 2 scales one in a slower tempo one in a faster tempo can be submitted. The recordings should not be longer than 5 minutes each (For the recording you can use our phone)

Please send your clips to:

Looking forward to hear you playing!!!

The JSYO repertoire will range from Baroque to Classic with a special focus on the great works of Johann Strauß II.

If you would like to join the orchestra, please register online.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Johann Strauß ist der musikalischste Schädel der Gegenwart.
Es leben alle musikalischen Genies von Bach bis Johann Strauß.
-Richard Wagner

Leitung Mag. Karen Murray

Herzlich willkommen beim Johann Strauß Youth Orchestra, Wien!

Für Streicher, Holzbläser und Blechbläser

Nach einer Pause beginnen wir in diesem Sommer wieder!

Das Johann Strauß Youth Orchestra (JSYO) ist offen für junge Musiker im Alter von 8 – 16 Jahren.

Woche 4, AIS Summer Camp
9. bis 13. Juli, Mo – Fr, 9:00 – 15:30

Der Unterricht und die Proben während des Summer Camps werden auf Englisch abgehalten

Das JSYO wird wieder unter der Leitung von Karen Murray stehen, die seit vielen Jahren privat an der AIS Strings/Ensemble unterrichtet

Videoaufnahme von 2 unterschiedlichen Stücken in der Länge von jeweils höchstens 5 Minuten, Handy-aufnahmen genügen. Durch die Aufnahme soll sichergestellt werden, dass die jungen Musiker und Musikerinnen sich innerhalb des Ensembles wohl fühlen. Aufnahmen bitte an:

  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Edwin Vanecek, Violoncello, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK)
  • Mag. Ditas Amry, AIS High School German, JSYO Koordinatorin

Das Repertoire des JSYO erstreckt sich vom Barock, zur Klassik und Romantik, bis zur Filmmusik. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Werke von Johann Strauß, Sohn

Wenn du Mitglied im JSYO werden möchtest, bitte online Anmeldeformular ausfüllen.

Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl!

Wir freuen uns Ihnen zu sehen!

Payment Details

  • Fun Camps, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Dance Camp, Music Camp, and Basketball Clinic are each 230 Euro per week
  • English Camps are 310 Euro per week
  • English Intense Course and Orchestra Camp are 360 Euro per week

Please make all payments to the account shown below. Full payment must be received to complete the registration for your camp. Group sizes are limited and preference is given first to AIS families and secondly to those who apply earliest.

Name of bank: BAWAG PSK AG
American International School (Empfänger)
IBAN: AT22 1400 0072 1004 6725
Please indicate SUMMER CAMP and the first and last name of the child attending.

Any questions, please email or call 06991 401 32 91 or 01 40 132 2281.

Cancellation Policy

If a participant drops out of a program before summer camp begins, there will be a €50 cancellation fee. If a participant drops out after it begins or does not show up, they will be charged a €100 cancellation fee. Exceptions will only be made in extreme circumstances and medical reasons require a doctor’s note.

Enrollment In Groups

Group sizes are limited and preference is given first to AIS families and secondly to those who applied first.

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