Toddlers will embark on exciting virtual adventures across continents to various French-speaking regions while learning new vocabulary through art, music, and science.
FIAF has redesigned our summer camps into interactive virtual programs created to fit your child’s needs during these unprecedented time. Every day includes a 45-minute French class on Zoom paired with a 45-minute workshop featuring fun arts and crafts to do at home.
Traveling through Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Oceania, the program will engage your child’s sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Over 10 weeks, our campers will discover the architecture of Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal, gardens of Giverny, the pyramids of the Nile River Valley, and the museums of New York, Paris, Belgium, and the South Pacific. They will participate in workshops with professional jazz musicians, chefs, and scientists and take part in workshops delving into yoga, calligraphy, African dance, and much more.
Week 1 & 2: Little Explorers in Asia
June 15–19 • June 22–26
Featured Regions: India and Cambodia
Featured Guest: A Yogi
Featured Activities: Yoga; Calligraphy; Cooking Naan
Virtual Tour: Angkor and Taj Mahal
Toddlers embark on an exciting voyage, traveling to China and Japan. During these two weeks they will learn how to name clothes, colors, food items and how to express their tastes. They will learn about traditional Chinese instruments, visit a Zen garden, and discover the tea ceremony and Asian flavors. Activities will include yoga, crafting a kimono, theater and mimes, making fun and sweet sushi and rolls, and more!
Week 3 & 4: Little Explorers in the Americas
June 29–July 2 • July 6–10
Featured Regions: New Orleans and the Caribbeans (Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe)
Featured Guest: A Jazz Musician
Featured Activities: Carnival mask-making; Caribbean music
Virtual Tour: The French Quarter in New Orleans
Toddlers will pursue their journey and travel to the Americas! During these two weeks they will learn about tropical fruits, how to describe a house, and how to name and describe wild animals. They will discover how the Inuit people live, learn about their traditional sculptures, travel to a beautiful Caribbean beach, visit the Parc de Macaya, and a traditional Haitian market. Activities will include gymnastics, making delicious pancakes with Maple syrup, sculpting a bear, making a mask and more!
Week 5 & 6: Little Explorers in Europe
July 13–17 • July 20–24
Featured Regions: Paris
Featured Guest: A Chef; A Dancer from the International Ballet Institute
Featured Activities: Baking; Painting like the Impressionists; Ballet
Virtual Tour: Giverny Gardens; Orsay; The Louvre
Toddlers will be exploring Europe! During these two weeks, they will learn about Paris monuments, French arts and food, beautiful swiss mountains and celebrate le 14 juillet à la française! Activities will include baking, discovering, cheese and chocolate tastings, decorating a French rooster, practicing ballet with International Ballet of Brooklyn, create impressionist paintings and more!
Week 7 & 8: Little Explorers in Africa
July 27–31 • August 3–7
Featured Regions: Egypt and Senegal
Featured Guest: A Jumbé Musician
Featured Activities: African dance
Virtual Tour: Quai Branly Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Toddlers arrive in Africa! During these two weeks, they will learn about the majestic animals from the African Savanna, the ocean, the desert and transports. They will discover the African landscapes, tribal art, traditional dances and music. Activities will include mask creating, African percussions, making art with sand, and baking chocolate roses des sables.
Week 9 & 10: Little Explorers in Oceania
August 10–14 • August 3–7
Featured Regions: French Polynesia and New Caledonia
Featured Guest: A Scientist
Featured Activities: Landscape Painting; Volcano Making
Virtual Tour: Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center at Noumea
Toddlers make a last stop in Oceania! During these two weeks, they will learn about the wonderful parks, volcanoes and animals of Polynesia and New Caledonia. They will discover kanak art, rituals and people, amazing aquarium des lagons, culture and Polynesia music and dance and fabulous markets. Activities will include baking Tahitian vanilla cake, practicing Tahitian dance, creating kanak hut and more!…
Camps are open both to toddlers new to French as well as those who are already familiar with the language.
Activities and special guests change each week.
Sign up for both weeks of a theme to enjoy a fuller experience.
Sign up for all ten weeks for maximum fun and learning!
Programs subject to change.