Camp Hours: All camp groups run from 9am to 4pm, with before- and after-care available 8–9am and 4–6pm respectively at an additional cost for Camp d”été and Classe Aventure (cost included in Camp des Lucioles). Please be sure to register for before- and/or after-care in advance!
Camp Structure: The camp day varies between more structured activities (like crafts, cooking, science, music, and field trips) and free playtime for all age groups. Camp des Lucioles includes daily nap/rest time in the afternoon.
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.
- Camp des Lucioles 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.
- Camp d’été and Classe Aventure are both immersion camps, 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 safety and to integrate all campers.