Summer Programs

Camp des Lucioles

Camp des Lucioles
For Campers 2½ – 5 Years of Age
Introducing FASPS’s newest Summer Program: Camp des Lucioles (Fireflies Camp)! This eight-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.

2020 Themes

Session 1: Ma Communauté | My Community (June 22 – July 10)
  • Week 1: Ma Ville | My City: Which city is special to you? Let’s explore Seattle and find out what makes the Puget Sound area so special. This week is sure to be filled with exploration!
  • Week 2: Mon Pays | My Country: Discovering the United States and other countries in the world. Which country do you call home? What do you like about your country?
  • Week 3: Mon Monde | My World: My world is my home. Let’s learn about planet Earth and its inhabitants: human, plant, and animal alike.
Session 2: L'Imagination | Imagination (July 13–31)
  • Week 4: Les Contes de Fées | Fairy Tales: Magic, castles, and unicorns, oh my! This week is sure to be full of delight and wonder as we explore the world of fairy tales.
  • Week 5: Les Dinosaures | Dinosaurs: What is your favorite dinosaur? We can’t wait to talk all about these awesome behemoths, and we bet you can’t wait either!
  • Week 6: Les Jeux Olympiques | Olympic Games: In honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we will celebrate the Olympics our own way, complete with an “Olympic Games” of our very own!
Session 3: Prêts Pour l'École | School Readiness (August 3–14)
  • Week 7: La Musique | Music: Discovering the world of music. Campers will experiment with sound, play instruments, sing songs, and learn about musical artists that have shaped both French and American cultures.
  • Week 8: La Cuisine | Cooking: During the last week of camp, we will explore the world of cooking. Students will learn about baking, cooking, different types of food, and “dégustation,” i.e., the French art of savoring and tasting.

Registration & Costs

Camp des Lucioles registration is by session only:
  • Session 1 (June 22 – July 10*): $1,560
  • Session 2 (July 13–31): $1,680
  • Session 3 (August 3–14): $1,120
No camp on July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Additional Information

  • No previous French experience necessary.
  • All campers must be fully potty-trained.
  • All groups have nap / rest time daily for about one hour; children who need more time to sleep are allowed to continue resting.
  • Camp des Lucioles is a DCYF-licenced 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.

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Ren Keller
Extended Day and Summer Programs Director
(206) 275-3533, ext. 273

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

Hannah Lovejoy
Extended Day and Summer Programs Coordinator
(206) 275-3533, ext. 289