Carpe Diem Arts Spanish Immersion Camp ~ August 26-30, 2019 (ages 7-11)

NOTE: CAMP IS FULL.  Please contact Carrie Ewachiw at if you would like to be added to the wait list. Thank you for your interest!



A unique camp experience embracing the visual, literary, performing, and culinary arts — with low staff-camper ratio. 

Carpe Diem Arts Spanish Immersion camp is a fun week of engaging, hands-on activities designed to foster Spanish language acquisition through art and play. Campers will enjoy art projects, ukulele lessons, recipe preparation, stories, songs, games, shop at a mini market, solve a mystery and even complete a science experiment, all in the target language! Activities are differentiated to accommodate campers with various levels of Spanish. Come join the fun!

CAMP DIRECTOR CARRIE EWACHIW loves the Spanish language and related cultures! She is excited to share this passion with others. Over the years, Carrie has worked with students in preschool up to the college level.  She has a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Second Language Acquisition and Application.  Carrie’s adventures abroad include a semester of study in Spain, a year teaching at a university in Peru, and travel in Costa Rica, Argentina and Uruguay.

Carrie Ewachiw & Famly photo Orioles game    Carrie Ewachiw and family

PHOTOS from August 2018 Spanish Immersion Camp

PHOTOS from August 2017 Spanish Immersion Camp

PHOTOS from August 2016 Spanish Immersion Camp


CAMPERS:  7-11 year-olds, girls and boys — with some exposure to Spanish; ideally enrolled in a Spanish immersion program or native speakers. Also accepting those who are not fluent but eager to learn.

DATES: August 26-30, 2019 (9:30am-3:30pm) at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW DC (across from Takoma metro)

Before and after care is available (8:30-9:30am and 3:30-5:00pm).                                      Cost is $15/hour; $10/hour for second child in same family.

Bring-your-own lunch and drink. We will provide snacks.

NOTE: Please join us for our end-of-camp program of songs and dances at 3pm on Friday, August 30, followed by refreshments and social time.

* Scope of Activities: 

  • Ukulele lessons
  • Arts and Crafts
  • International music and dance
  • Theater games and improvisation
  • Jump-Rope and Juggling
  • Walking Field Trips to House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Radio & Splash Park
  • Playground games
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Singing

* Fees

$350 + $40 for art supplies, cooking/baking ingredients, snacks, ukulele songbook-binder. 

NOTE:  Feel free to inquire about financial aid, payment plans, barter options. We will do our best to accommodate families’ needs.

5% discount if registered by August 1.

10% discount for sibling or friend referral.

Deposit of 50% with registration. Full payment due by August 15. 

PAYMENT: Please send check payable to Carpe Diem Arts, 9207 Long Branch Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20901 — or use PayPal (add additional $12 to cover Paypal fees.)

P.S. Let us know if you need to purchase a ukulele for camp. Carpe Diem can offer a discounted rate of $35.  Loaner ukes are also available, if preferred.


Questions? Contact or call

Space is limited.  Register HERE