Summer Fun in French Camps for Kids

C'est la fête! Fun and Learning in French!

Format: In Person
Level: All Levels
Summer: Jun 28–Aug 20

Grades K–5 / Ages 5–11
Half day: 1-week camps, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm, $330/week
Full Day: 1-week camps, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm, $535/week

New Extended After-camp Childcare
Afternoon: 3:30-6pm • $125/week or $12/hour

Kids will laugh, play, explore, and stay active all summer long during week-long day camps. Each day includes language lessons plus a variety of activities including cooking, art, music, yoga, and more.

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 Montclair 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.
  • New exciting themes each week. Sign up for all 8 weeks for maximum fun and learning!

  • Typical Day

    8:30-9am: Drop-off and free play
    9-9:30am: Welcome and daily routine
    9:30-11am: French Class and games
    11-11:15am: Goûter (snack)
    11:15am-12:15pm: Individual themed project
    12:15-12:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal (half-day option)
    12:30-1pm: Lunch time
    1-1:30pm: Playground
    1:30-2:15pm: Free play
    2:15-3:15pm: Themed project
    3:15-3:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal.
    3:30-6pm: Childcare (optional)

  • Week 1: June 28-July 2 — F comme FESTIVAL

    During this week kids will learn about French culture through popular celebrations like La Galette des rois, La Chandeleur, Mardi-Gras and Bastille Day. Each day kids will explore a different French tradition with cooking, craft and more. Kids enrolled in the full-day program will create a fun calendar to take home.

  • Week 2: July 6-9* — R comme RYTHME

    During this week kids will learn about music and instruments. Each day, kids will discover a new French singer, learn songs and illustrate a song book. Kids enrolled in the full-day program will create their own choreography and perform their favorite song at the end of the week.

  • Week 3: July 12-16 — A comme AVENTURE

    During this week kids will learn about wild animals, insects, fantastic characters and mysterious objects. Each day kids will have to solve enigmas and complete physical challenges based on Fort Boyard, a popular TV game show. Kids enrolled in the full-day program will build a model fort.

  • Week 4: July 19-23 — N comme NATURE

    During this week kids will learn about their natural environment: continents, oceans, seas, rivers, fauna and flora. Each day kids will complete a world map of endangered species, plant, create their own terrarium and more! Kids enrolled in the full-day program will create a stop-motion movie based on the life of their favorite species.

  • Week 5: July 26-30 — C comme CHEF

    During this week kids will learn about food, fruits and vegetables. Each day, kids will discover a new recipe, cook or bake a sweet or savory item. Kids enrolled in the full-day program will create a video to illustrate their favorite recipe.

  • Week 6: August 2-6 — O comme OLALA!

    During this week, kids will learn about fashion, clothes and famous French designers. Each day, kids will practice stitching, knitting and sewing, design and create their own accessory. In the full-day program, kids will learn how to repair and customize their own clothes to make them look like new!

  • Week 7: August 9-13 — F comme FUN!

    During this week, kids will learn about sports and popular French games. Each day, kids will play different indoor and outdoor games. In the full-day program, kids will create their own board-game.

  • Week 8: August 16-20 — OUch Docteur!

    During this week, kids will learn about anatomy, face and body parts. Each day, kids will make different experiments to understand how our bodies work. In the full-day program, kids will create their own human body map.

Health & Safety Protocols

FIAF strictly follows guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19. In-person classes and camps meet in small groups in spacious classrooms. Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all times. Temperature checks and daily health forms must be completed upon entering FIAF. A more frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.