Summer Camp: Essential Manners for Modern Children

Essential Manners Summer Camp, ages 7 to 12

2018 Dates and Locations

July 9 to 13 – Swedish Club and World Trade Center Seattle
July 30 to August 3 – Swedish Club and World Trade Center Seattle
August 13 to 17 – Atlas Workbase and World Trade Center Seattle
August 20 to 24 – Swedish Club and World Trade Center Seattle

Venue Information:
Atlas Workbase – 500 Mercer St., Seattle
Swedish Club – 1920 Dexter Ave N., Seattle
World Trade Center Seattle2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle (This venue is for the Friday sessions only)

Camp Hours: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Manners are more important than ever, and when practiced will help your children be more successful socially and later professionally. This entertaining and interactive week-long camp will teach your children essential manners and important social skills to help them be confident and comfortable in any situation. The classes include role plays, discussion, hands-on activities and more. The camp will also include manners related crafts and games.

Camp will culminate with a three-course meal where the children will practice the table manners and conversation skills they’ve learned during the week. This session takes place at World Trade Center Seattle.

Topics covered include:

  • Making a Great First and Lasting Impression – posture, confidence, handshakes, eye contact, grooming and attire
  • Manners Outside the Home – courtesy in public places, sportsmanship and friendships
  • Digital Diplomacy – email and phone manners and social media dos and don’ts
  • Parties and Playdates – invitations and replies, host and guest dos and don’ts, conversation skills, gift giving and receiving, thank you notes, remembering names
  • Table Manners – navigating the place setting, napkin dos and don’ts, eating difficult foods, using utensils and chopsticks, dining conversation and polite dining.

Tuition: $359 per child, which includes snacks Monday through Thursday and a three-course lunch on Friday, a certificate of completion, a laminated placemat and handouts. Space is limited to 10 children. Open to children ages 7 to 12.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received 10 days before the class are 100% refundable. Cancellations received less than ten days before the class are not refundable. Transfers are possible up to 10 days before the camp if there is space available in the same camp at a later date.

if fewer than eight children are registered seven days before the camp, the class will be cancelled and refunds issued.

If you have questions about our children’s classes or camps please email arden(at) cliseetiquette.com.

Testimonial

To be honest, we were a little hesitant entering our son into the Essential Manners Summer Camp as he is typically all about sports.  But all uncertainty was forgotten the moment we entered the camp.  Everyone (students and parents) were greeted with smiles and treated with respect.  After one day of class our son was chatting about how much he enjoyed the topics the teachers presented in the class.  From tying a tie, to solid handshakes, to setting a table he thoroughly enjoyed the entire class and all that it had to offer.

Dan Rutkowski

Dining Etiquette Place Setting Placemat

Note: Each summer camp participant will receive a laminated place setting placemat as part of the cost of the class. You may purchase additional placemat(s) and add the cost to your registration fee. The purchased placemat(s) will be given to you at the camp. Cost is $9.95.

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