Children's Programs

Frank DiMino Casa Italiana offers a variety of different programming for children including La Scuola Italiana (Italian School language classes offered once a week) and an Italian Language and Arts Day Camp during the summer.

Italian Summer Language & Culture Camp

During week-long sessions, children learn about the cultural heritage of Italy and study the Italian language through various activities, such as: indoor and outdoor language games, cooking, history and geography, traditions, theater, folk dancing, art, Italian classical and modern music, guest demonstrations, videos and more!

Summer 2024

  • Week 1 (ages 5-7): July 8-12, 2024
  • Week 2 (ages 8-10): July 15-19, 2024

Camp is held from 9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, for both weeks. Cost:

  • $250: Casa Italiana members (membership must be active at the time of registration) and Nazareth University Faculty and Staff
  • $300: Non-members

Registration is now through June 30th or until camp roster is full.

To sign-up your child(ren) for camp, please register here!

Grazie mille!

Camp Director: Alana Capogreco Bell
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Alana is an Italian teacher in the Auburn Enlarged City School District. She has been teaching for 13 years, and has been the director of the Casa Italiana Children's Camp since 2015. Alana began as a camper at 5 years old at the camp's inception, and has been participating since then in various roles. Alana is a graduate of Nazareth University undergraduate and graduate programs. She is thrilled to continue the tradition of educating children about Italy and its language, art, music, geography and history. 

Children's Summer Camp Forms & Information for Parents

La Scuola Italiana (Italian School) is a program that offers age-appropriate activities and curriculum for children of all ages. The weekly classes are for beginners to advanced beginners and use authentic Italian school textbooks. This engaging program focuses on Italian language, traditional children's music, and games. La Scuola Italiana also includes hands-on learning activities, watching video clips, role playing, and projects.

Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Dates:  February 7th to May 4th (No class will be held on Wednesday, March 20th)

Location: Casa Italiana LeChase Lounge 

Cost: Members: $190/per child

          Non-Members: $240/per child

          Nazareth University Faculty/Staff: $150

Register online 

Nazareth Release Agreement

For more information contact: or 585-389-2468.