Summer Fun in French Day Camps for Kids:
Go on the Tour de France!

Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Level: French as a Second Language, French for Native Speakers
Summer: Jun 20–Aug 12

Grades K–1 / Ages 5–6
1-week camps, Mon-Fri, 9:15am-4:15pm, $789/week

Grades 2–5 / Ages 7–10
1-week camps, Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4:30pm, $789/week

Kids will laugh, play, explore, and stay active all summer long during week-long day camps. Each week includes language lessons plus a variety of activities including cooking, art, music, yoga, and more, along the theme: the Tour de France. Your children will discover the regions along this summer’s Tour de France while the cyclists attempt to win medals in the very same regions!

Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking kids. Whether your child is brand new to French or already proficient, these day camps will help them learn and improve their French while having fun and making new friends.

The FIAF Advantage

  • An authentic French-language immersive approach that will benefit all children whether they are complete beginners, native French speakers, or somewhere in between.
  • Small groups the maintain social distancing. See our safety guidelines below.

Please provide your child with 2 nut-free snacks, a cold lunch, and a re-fillable water bottle. They should be dressed comfortably for all activities.

Complete the full Tour de France! Sign up for all eight weeks for maximum fun and learning.

  • Typical Day

    Grades K-1:
    9:15-9:45am: Drop-off and free play
    9:45-10am: Welcome and daily routine
    10-11:15am: French Class and snack
    11:15am-12:30pm: Themed project
    12:30-1pm: Lunch time
    1-1:30pm: Playground or Walk outside (if possible)
    1:45-2:15pm: Free play and resting time
    2:15-3:30pm: Themed project
    3:30-4:15pm: Review of the day, cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal.

    Grades 2-5:
    9:30-10am: Drop-off and free play
    10-10:15am: Welcome and daily routine
    10:15-11:15am: French Class and snack
    11:15am-12:30pm: Themed project
    12:30-1pm: Lunch time
    1-1:45pm: Playground or Walk outside (if possible)
    1:45-2:15pm: Free play
    2:15-3:45pm: Themed project
    3:45-4:30pm: Review of the day, cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal.

    Please provide your child with two nut-free snacks and a lunch

  • Étape 1: June 20-June 24 — Discover Europe!

    Discover Europe!

    Did you know that Le Tour is starting in Copenhagen, Denmark this year? Europe has a long tradition with biking, are you ready to discover it?

    Day 1 – Behind the bike : what does it take for a bike to move? [science]
    Day 2 – Animals and landscapes of Denmark [geography]
    Day 3 – Miam, le Drommekage ! [cuisine]
    Day 4 – Ready to show your Viking side ? [history]
    Day 5 – Trolls, “The Little Mermaid” and other fantastic creatures [culture/literature]

  • Étape 2: June 27-July 1 — North of France

    North of France from Dunkerque to Arenberg

    This week, cyclists are biking through the North of France. Between beaches, villages and big cities like Lille, there are plenty of landscapes to discover!

    Day 1 – The typical house in the North of France [architecture]
    Day 2 – Are you ready for Carnaval in Dunkerque ? [culture/music]
    Day 3 – Gastronomy of the North [cuisine]
    Day 4 – A pinch of Paris in Lens : le Louvre-Lens [culture/museum]
    Day 5 – Discovering yoga on the Côte d’Opale and flying kites in Berck [sports]

  • Étape 3: July 5-8* — Binche, vive la Belgique !

    Binche, vive la Belgique !

    Belgium is a francophone country and will welcome une étape of Le Tour. Between comics and beautiful cities, how much do you know about France’s nextdoor neighbor?

    *No class on Monday, July 4
    Day 1 – Tintin and the Smurfs [culture/literature]
    Day 2 – Have you ever tried la gaufre de Liège ? [cuisine]
    Day 3 – Belgium: Home of the iguanodons [science/dinosaurs]
    Day 4 – Do it like René Magritte [culture/painting]

  • Étape 4: July 11-15 — Discover the East of France

    From Longwy to Dole, discover the East of France

    Full of history and colors, the East of France has a lot of things to teach you. Mountains are starting to show and we will soon arrive in the Alps, so enjoy the ride!

    Day 1 – Discover Reims and Strasbourg [architecture]
    Day 2 – The beauty of the Vosges [geography]
    Day 3 – Enter the castle — Alsace is full of châteaux forts ! [history]
    Day 4 – Katia Krafft’s volcanoes [science]
    Day 5 – Did you say Bredele ? [cuisine]

  • Étape 5: July 18-22 — Switzerland, la Suisse!

    Switzerland, la Suisse!

    Le Tour is stopping this week for an étape in Switzerland before heading into the Alps on the way back to France.

  • Étape 6: July 25-29 — The Wonderful Alps

    The Wonderful Alps

    We have now arrived in the Alps. From Albertville (location of the 1992 Winter Olympics) to Alpe d’Huez, all the popular ski stations will witness Le Tour de France.

  • Étape 7: August 1-5 — South of France

    South of France, from Carcassonne to Cahors

    After the Alps, our cyclists are visiting the Pyrénées, the beautiful mountain range located in the South-West of France. Natural landscapes and medieval cities are all waiting for you!

  • Étape 8: August 8-12 — L’arrivée on the Champs-Elysées

    L’arrivée on the Champs-Elysées

    Our Tour de France is now coming to an end. This week, you’ll discover all the secrets of Paris, beholding the Tour Eiffel before a warm welcome on the Champs-Elysées.

FIAF In-Person Class Guidelines (as of 9/7/2022): Masks are optional and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is no longer requried to attend a class or event at any FIAF location. Read more.