Old Town French

French classes in Old Town Alexandria for children

VIVE L'ETE!  Hooray for summer!


Summer camp 2017 To register, click here.


Summer camp is open to all children ages 1-11.  There is petit summer camp for children ages 1-5 with their parent/caregiver.  There is also drop-off camp for children ages 3-11.




Dates: 

Petit summer camp: Children attend camp once a day for a week with a parent/guardian. No petit camp on Wed, June 21st.

June 19-23, 9:35-10:35, ages 1-2 Price: $95

June 19-23, 10:50-11:50 ages 3-5 Price: $95


Drop-off camp: 

June 26-30, 1:30-4:30, ages 5-11 Price: $280

July 3-7, 9:00-12:30, ages 3-6 Price: $240.  No camp on the 4th of July.


Themes

Ages 1-6: 

Bon voyage! Travel around the francophone world through music, dance, art, food and stories.  With their "passports", children will "visit" a different francophone country each day.  At the end of the week, the children will have a special "vernissage" for their families where they will showcase their work from the week.


Ages 5-11: 

La pâtisserie : French pastries.  Children will make a French pastry each day.  At the end of the week, they will have a " dégustation" for their families when they can taste the delicious items they made during the week.  Children will also learn basic French through music, movement, games and art. 

These themes are the same as last year, but we will doing new things as well as revisiting our favorite activities from last year. 

FAQs

Does my child need to bring a lunch? If your child is at the drop-off camp in the morning, your child needs to bring a nut-free bagged lunch.  We will be providing a snack to the children.

Does my child need to be potty-trained to attend drop-off camp?  Yes. If your child is not potty-trained yet, s/he may attend the parent/caregiver & child camp.

Are all levels of French welcomed? Yes.  Beginner through advanced.  We strive to use the immersion method for learning a language, meaning the teachers speak mostly in French to the children.  The first 5-15 minutes of each day of camp will be in English to review the procedures, expectations and plan for the day.  Then we will switch to French most of the day.  Since we follow the same routine each day, we hope that by the end of the week, the children will not need much English to understand the essence of what we are doing.  Since the campers have all different levels of French, children who speak more French may enjoy helping out other campers.  In addition, we hope that your child is having so much fun doing music, art , movement, and playing, that they forgot it is being done in French.  The children will also be put in small groups based on French-language ability.

How is camp different than classes? Since your child will have French camp for a whole week, they will get use to the French immersion format much quicker, therefore learning more French in a smaller amount of time.
In addition, during the drop-off camp, there is more time for free-play guided by an adult.  
We also have access to more rooms in the building for our camp and we may go outside to the local park together.

What are the ratios of campers to adults in the drop-off camp?
The ratio is 6 campers per adult.  Along with Mme. Rebecca, there are 1-2 other French-speaking adults who will be working at the camp.

Will the campers be going outside? Yes, we may walk to the park as a group.  Please apply sunscreen to your child before arrival and have them dress appropriately.

Any other questions?  Please email Mme. Rebecca at oldtownfrench@gmail.com