Summer Camps 2019

Our camps are filling up fast. You will see on the registration form when a camp is full and you can only sign-up for the waiting list. In the case that you can only sign-up for the waiting list, please do not make any payment until we notify you about the opening.

Currently, the following camps have a waiting list:

  • Week 3 Basketball, English, Fun & Soccer Camp
  • Week 4 Fun Camp

Camp Dates

  • Week 1: June 17-21
  • Week 2: June 24-28
  • Week 3: July 1-5
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Camp Offerings

  • New this year German Beginner/Intermediate Camp (ages 6-10) - Week 1
  • 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 - please don't confuse with soccer factory
  • 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
  • Music Camp - Week 2
  • Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra Camp (Ages 9-16) - 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. We are happy to announce that summer camp this year will serve lunch and two snacks and fruit juice. Lunch will be freshly cooked at our school cafeteria and the daily menu will contain a vegetarian option.

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.


Summer Camp Staff 2018

New: German Beginner/Intermediate Camp

Our German Camps are open to children ages 6 to 10 (Grades 1-4).

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM daily

3 hours a day of both German lessons and sports activities in the fun camp.

Arrival time: between 08:30 and 09:00 AM

Pick-up time: between 3:30 and 4:00 PM

German camps are led by LETA, a language school whose staff comprises of fully certified native German language trainers. Students will be placed in beginners and intermediate groups. Small groups of students (maximum 10) will work on reading, writing, and grammar, exercises, including project work. Children will participate in half-day engaging German lessons, and during the rest of the day, they will take part in various fun sporting activities. We need a minimum of 16 participants to offer the camp.

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

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 can also be combined 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

English

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

  • 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 Salmansdorfer Strasse.

Deutsch

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

  • 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 Salmannsdorfer Strasse.

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. 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.

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

Music director Karen Murray holds a diploma in violin performance and teaching from the Cork School of Music, (CIT) Ireland,Trinity College London ( LTCL) as well as the Musik und Kunst Universität der Stadt Wien,(MUK) Vienna. Ms. Murray is first prize winner of the Mozart Concerto Competition and the Solo Bach Competition Ireland and recipient of the Hugo Breitner Award for Artistical Excellence from the City of Vienna Austria.

Karen Murray has performed and toured worldwide and was chosen to represent the City of Vienna in a special European tour on the occasion of W.A. Mozart`s 200th Anniversary. She was also chosen to perform on the original violin belonging to Johann Strauss (Amati 1615) upon its official return to the City of Vienna. Ms. Murray brought this violin on tour to the US and Japan and she recorded the first CD recording on this instrument.

Karen Murray has held teaching positions at Cork V:E:C Ireland, Universität Wien, Longy School of Music Boston, the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington DC, and is currently the founder and music director of the Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra Summer Camp at The American International School · Vienna.

JSYO Summer Camp will be conducted in English.

Music director of the Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra: Karen Murray

JSYO FACULTY MEMBERS:
  • 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

REPERTOIRE:
The Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra repertoire ranges from viennese to classical music with special focus on the great works of Johann Strauss.

REGISTRATION:
If you would like to join the orchestra, please register online. JSYO is open to children ages 9-16 (Grade 3 -11). We will have rehearsals in the mornings and during the rest of the day students will take part in various sporting activities.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Johann Strauss ist der musikalischste Schädel, der mir je untergekommen ist.
Lang lebe alle musikalischen Genies von Bach bis Johann Strauß.
-Richard Wagner

Die musikalische Leiterin, Karen Murray, studierte Konzertfach Violine und Pädagogik an der Cork School of Music, Irland, am Trinity College, London (LTCL) und an der Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, MUK, und schloss ihre Studien mit Konzert- und Lehrfachdiplom ab. Karen Murray ist erste Preisträgerin der Mozart Concerto Competition, der Solo Bach Competition, Irland sowie Stipendiatin des Hugo-Breitner-Stipendiums der Stadt Wien für ausserordentliche künstlerische Leistungen.

Im Zuge ihrer internationalen Konzerttätigkeit repräsentierte Karen Murray die Stadt Wien im Rahmen einer europaweiten Konzertreihe aus Anlass des 200. Todestages von W.A. Mozart. Sie wurde weiters ausgewählt, die originale Geige aus dem Besitz von Johann Strauß, Sohn, aus Anlass der Rückgabe dieses Instrumentes (Amati, 1615) an die Stadt Wien, der Öffentlichkeit zu präsentieren. Karen Murray spielte danach erstmals auf diesem Instrument auf einer Tournee in den USA und Japan und spielte die erste CD Aufnahme darauf ein.

Ihre pädagogische Tätigkeit begann Karen Murray an der Cork School of Music, Irland, und an der Universität der Stadt Wien. Sie setzte ihre Arbeit an der Longy School of Music, Boston, sowie mit dem American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington DC, fort. Karen Murray ist musikalische Leiterin des von ihr im Jahr 2009 gegründeten Johann-Strauss-Jugend-Orchesters an der American International School, Vienna.

JSYO Summer Camp wird auf Englisch unterrichtet.

Musikalische Leitung des Johann-Strauß-Jugend-Orchesters, Karen Murray.

JSYO DOZENTEN
  • 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

REPERTOIRE
Das Repertoire des Johann-Strauß-Jugend-Orchesters besteht sowohl aus Werken der Wiener Klassik wie auch von Johann Strauß, Sohn.

REGISTRATION
Das Orchester steht jungen Musikern im Alter von 9 – 16 Jahren (Grade 3-11) offen, die bereits einen mindestens zweijährigen Unterricht auf ihrem Instrument haben. Die Proben finden jeweils am Vormittag statt, am Nachmittag stehen den Teilnehmern verschiedene Sport- und Freizeitaktivitäten auf dem Programm.

Wir freuen uns darauf, dich zu sehen!

Payment Details

  • Fun Camps, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Dance Camp, Music Camp, and Basketball Clinic are each 280 Euro per week
  • English, German, and Johann Strauss Youth Orchestra Camps 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. If you see your camp choice on the registration form that means we still have places available, but we need to get the payment in order to secure your child/ren's place. 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
BIC: BAWAATWW

Please indicate SUMMER CAMP and the first and last name of the child attending.

Any questions, please email SummerCamp@ais.at 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.