Summer 2020 at FASPS
 
FASPS is proud to offer summer camps for children 2½ years old through middle school. All of our camps offer French language learning in a fun, supportive environment. Whether your camper has no French experience or is a native speaker, camp activities, games, projects, and more are adapted to maximize learning and excitement. We keep group sizes small in order to prioritize social interactions and allow individualized attention from group leaders and assistants.
 
Les Petites Sauterelles
 
For campers in rising YPK through rising K (ordinarily our Camp des Lucioles program), FASPS will offer a reduced capacity on-campus childcare program for the summer of 2020. Each week of Les Petites Sauterelles (Little Grasshoppers) will have a theme for camp activities that will be led in English and French, and students will have time for free play.
 
The program will be offered for six weeks from June 29 through August 7.
 
Each week has a different program theme:
 
  • June 29 – July 2: L’arc-en-ciel (Rainbow)
  • July 6–10: Les animaux (Animals)
  • July 13–17: Les carrières (Professions)
  • July 20–24: Le mouvement (Movement)
  • July 27–31: La musique (Music)
  • August 3–7: La nature (Nature)
 
Camp cost is based on $500 per week, or $2,900 for the full six-week program.
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis: Impact on Summer Programs
 
Our community’s health and safety is our top priority. In order to provide the best summer programs we can in this challenging situation, we have modified our Summer Programs for 2020. Please read below to learn more.

We Offer Two Camps
 
  • Les Petites Sauterelles (Little Grasshoppers): On-campus program for campers 2½ years old and potty-trained through rising Kindergarten.
  • Les Navigateurs (Navigators): A dynamic, virutal program for campers entering grades 1–9 in the fall of 2020.
 
General Information
 
Camp Hours: Les Petites Sauterelles will run from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Drop-off and pick-up will be assigned to facilitate social distancing.
 
Les Navigateurs runs online from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with scheduled morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks.
 
Camp Structure: The camp day varies between more structured activities (like crafts, science, and music) and free playtime for all age groups. Les Petites Sauterelles includes daily nap/rest time in the afternoon. Les Navigateurs will feature both online and offline activities.
 
Bilingual and Immersion Approaches: All FASPS camps are open to any child regardless of experience with French. While students aren’t expected to become fluent in three weeks of camp, they can usually understand quite a bit and say a few words and phrases.
 
Les Petites Sauterelles is a bilingual camp, meaning that it is a gentle introduction to the French language with plenty of English as well. Language is introduced primarily through song, play, and games.
 
Les Navigateurs is an immersion, which means all activities are led in French. For campers with little or no French experience, context, repetition, and peer support help them integrate quickly. Occasional English may be used to ensure everyone feels included.
 
Les Navigateurs
 
Les Navigateurs is a dynamic, virtual, French-immersion program made up of three different “tracks” of student interest. Each track will be led in French by FASPS faculty, and group sizes will remain small to facilitate interactions and individualized attention. Even more exciting? Our program is open to former students, extended family, and friends from all over — you don’t need to be in Seattle to participate in the Navigateurs program!
 
Each track will feature:
  • Synchronous meetings: small-group video calls focused on fun, interactive activities and conversation with friends, as well as all-camp meetings to maintain a sense of camp community and fun.
  • “Camp in a Box”: materials mailed to you for hands-on activities to complement online programming and provide time away from screens.
  • Additional resources: activities, ideas, content for summer fun that fit with your schedule.
 
Track A – Les Artistes: Explore your creative side with the fine arts! Join us for painting, music, movement and more.
 
Track B – Les Bibliophiles: Come hone your storytelling skills as we explore creative writing, acting and improv.
 
Track C – Les Constructeurs: Let’s build something together! Get your hands on fun experiments in engineering and architecture.
 
The camp day will be 9:00am – 4:00pm, with a clear schedule of synchronous and asynchronous time in various combinations of large group, small group and 1:1 sessions. Camp will be offered for three weeks, June 29–July 2, July 6–10 and July 13–17. All tracks are designed so that campers can sign up for the same track all three weeks or mix and match between the tracks. Within each track, registrations will be divided up into groups based on age, and specific content and activities will be tailored to camper age and ability.
 
Les Navigateurs will cost $360 for the week of June 29–July 2 (no camp July 3), and $450 each for the weeks of July 6–10 and July 13–17.
 

FAQs

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

Contact

For General Inquiries:
Summer Camp Staff: Summer@FASPS.org
 
 
Ren Keller
Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs
(206) 275-3533, Ext. 273
 

Dmitri Levine
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
(206) 275-3533, ext. 276
DmitriL@FASPS.org