Camp des Lucioles
In-person Camp for Students 2.5–5 Years of Age
 

Introducing FASPS’s newest Summer Program: Camp des Lucioles (Fireflies Camp)! This seven-week French bilingual day camp focuses on learning through play, discovery, and school readiness activities (practicing school routines and vocabulary for the school year), while introducing students to the French language through regular language workshops. In addition, we will also focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) by helping our campers develop social skills through everyday interactions. Each week we will present a new theme that invites campers to explore their world through activities, projects, and language adapted to each group’s age level.
 

2022 Themes

This summer, the Lucioles are taking flight and turning camp into a new "location" each week! 
Session 1: June 27 – July 15, 2022
(No camp on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.)
Les Lucioles vont...  | The Fireflies are going...
  • Week 1: À la plage | To the Beach: From water play to ocean animals, this week is sure to start summer off with a splash!
  • Week 2: À la gare |To the transit station: Rev up your engines - we're hitting the road! Campers will love this week dedicated to buses, trains, taxis and more.
  • Week 3: Au zoo | To the zoo:  Let's dance like penguins and run like cheetahs as we learn about our furry, scaly and feathery friends.
 
Session 2: July 18 – August 12, 2022
Les Lucioles vont...  | The Fireflies are going...
  • Week 4: Au jardin | To the garden: It's time to play in the dirt! We'll discover the colorful world of flowers, trees and other plants and even grow some of our own. 
  • Week 5: Au cirque | To the circus: We'll leap, jump, tumble and dance our way through this exciting week about the circus.
  • Week 6: Au musée | To the museum: From art to archeology, we're bringing the museum to FASPS! We'll have a special campus visitor to help us learn all about art, science and more.
  • Week 7: À l'école | To school: Let's get ready for school with this final week focused on school routines and vocabulary. 
 

Registration & Costs

General Registration opens March 1, 2022 at 12pm.
Click here to register for SPF 2022!
 
Camp des Lucioles registration is by session only:
  • Session 1 (3 Weeks): June 27 – July 15*, $1680
    • Before Care (8am-9am): $175
    • After Care (4pm-6pm): $350
  • Session 2 (4 Weeks): July 18 – August 12, $2400
    • Before Care (8am-9am): $250
    • After Care (4pm-6pm): $500
*No Camp Monday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
 

Additional Information

The Lucioles camp day is from 9am-4pm. 
Before Care is available starting at 8am, and After Care is available until 6pm.
  • No previous French experience necessary!
  • Activities will be led in both English and French.
  • All groups have nap / rest time daily for about one hour every afternoon. Children who need more time to sleep are allowed to continue resting.
  • Camp des Lucioles is a DCYF-licensed program; we follow strict state guidelines for health and safety, from food handling to transportation to class size and more.
  • We staff our groups above the DCYF-required ratio.

Not sure which group is right for your camper?
Camp des Lucioles groups align with FASPS school-year preschool levels, which are based partly on age, and partly on certain milestones like school or daycare experience. All campers must be potty-trained prior to the start of camp.
Please note that one or all of the criteria below may apply to your camper. If you have questions about your specific camper’s needs, please contact us at summer@fasps.org

 
Rose (rising YPK) Campers
Rouge (rising PK) Campers
Orange (rising K) Campers
AGE
 
At least 2.5 years old by start of camp (6/27/22)
Around 3-3.5 years old at start of camp (6/27/22)
Around 4 years old at the start of camp (6/27/22)
SCHOOL/DAYCARE EXPERIENCE
Little to no experience in school or daycare setting
Some experience in school or daycare setting
Experience in school or daycare setting and familiar with basic school routines
NAP TIME
(Note: all Lucioles groups have daily nap/rest time, even if campers do not sleep)
Tend to need the most nap time
Tend to nap consistently every day
May not be as consistent with napping, or naps for shorter periods of time
 
POTTY-TRAINING
May be recently potty-trained; still needs reminders to go potty and has accidents sometimes
More consistent with potty-training, with occasional accidents
Consistent with potty-training, with rare accidents
SCHOOL/DAYCARE NEXT FALL
Plan to enroll in YPK/3-year-old preschool
Plan to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten (PK)/4-year-old preschool
Plan to enroll in Kindergarten




CONTACT

 
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
 

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