where Creativity and Learning go hand in hand
Come and Play
ASK Bilingual Camp is an inclusive program, dedicated to offering a special haven for children and teenagers aged 3-17 who have Learning Differences and Special Educational Needs. The fully integrated program allows individuals to develop their social skills, creativity and learning through fun games and activities, which are structured according to age and their skill level. Our highly qualified staff include psychologists, experienced specialist teachers in drama/theatre, counselors, speech therapists, ABA therapists, art therapist, music therapist and sport coaches.
ASK Bilingual Summer Day Camp
come and play
Making and playing with friends are two things that children do naturally and are skills that we ordinarily take for granted. Yet for many children with special needs and related learning differences, these two aspects of childhood do not come easily. The effects of specific learning differences may, in fact, preclude children from interacting appropriately with their peers. They are challenged to acquire the “unspoken” rules of social behavior and poor self-esteem, low frustration tolerance and problems with anger and/or aggression are a constant source of concern for parents and teachers.
social skills activities which allow self discovery and building self-confidence
social communication skills development through role play and creative games
arts exploration and self-expression through different mediums to encourage imagination and creativity
sensory play to enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child’s senses
drama and music
multi-sensory games which encourage team building, group interaction and learn conflict resolution
weekly outings to explore nature and local culture
This program teaches children the fundamental social communication skills, using social stories and role play to learn sharing, cooperation, conflict resolution through team building exercises.
Improving social communication skills will lead to children learning to understand each other’s differences and to learn self-acceptance, which in turn instill empathy in each child and build life-long self-confidence.
The nurturing camp environment encourages the children to have positive peer interactions, which develops self-discovery and a sense of social accomplishment.
Multi-sensory tools and different art mediums are used to allow children to unleash their creativity and self-expression to discover a sense of self and to further develop their self-confidence.
Nicolas Dumolin, Muséum d’histoire naturelle (MHN)
J’ai eu énormément de plaisir à recevoir Elias au Museum d’histoire naturelle de Genève, durant quelques semaine. Son enthousiasme et son intérêt à découvrir le métier de la surveillance et de la sécurité m’ont donné beaucoup de joie. Toute l’équipe de la sécurité garde un bon souvenir d’Elias. L’équipe d’encadrement ainsi que le coach étaient super et bien veillant, nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à partager cette expérience avec eux.
Dr David Claivaz, IIL
I am deeply impressed with the generous and sincere engagement of ASK in favor of kids with Special Education Needs, as well as the neurotypical ones.
I wrote an IIL Blog Post called “The Essence of Learning”. Google the title to find out more.
It was very helpful to have so much positive feedback on the idea of James going into a special school as I was not sure that it was the best thing for him, but it looks like it is a very good option. It’s important to have a group where you can say almost anything and not feel judged or criticised to get the feedback, support and ideas from others and be able to off load a bit of the pressure !
Tell me about the staff
Teacher to student ratios are high and we aim to support children on 1:1 ratios if needed. Our highly qualified staff include psychologists, ABA therapists, social worker, experienced specialist teachers in drama/theatre, speech therapist, occupation therapist, music therapist, art teacher, and sport coaches.
What is included in the price?
Lunch and 2 snacks are included in the full day camp fees. Also includes access to community trips e.g., pool
What are the Camp hours?
ASK Summer Camps run from 9h to 17h, Monday through Friday for Full Day camp and 9h to 12h30 for Half Day camp. Drop off is possible everyday between 8h45-9h. Pick up time is from 16h45-17h for Full Day Camp and 12h15-12h30 for Half Day Camp. We understand that arriving at the designated pick up time is not always easy, especially with all the major roadworks and traffic in the area, and we would prefer that you are too early than too late. A one hour Camp Orientation Session will be held on Monday morning of every session from 8h30 to 9h30. This will allow you and your child to meet the camp staff and tour the camp venue.
My child has food allergies
If your child has any food allergies, we suggest that you provide own food.
Do You Have Any Questions?
Member discount available
Fees & Discounts
Full Day Camp fees are CHF 720/week -Half Day Camp fees are CHF 450/week