Summer Fun in French Camps for Toddlers

Go on the Tour de France!

Location: In Person at FIAF Montclair
Level: French as a Second Language, French for Native Speakers
Summer: Jun 27–Aug 19

1-week Camps
Half-day: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm, $415/week
Full-day: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm, $665 /week

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

Toddlers 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.

Whether your child is brand new to French or already fluent, these day camps will help them learn and improve their French while having fun and making new friends.

This half-day and full-day summer program is an excellent opportunity for toddlers and parents to get a taste of our à petits pas Excellence program offered fall through spring.

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 (5 to 12 kids) to ensure maximum interaction
  • New exciting themes each week. Sign up for all 8 weeks for maximum fun and learning!

Ages: Children must be at least 3 years old when the session starts and no older than 5 years old (children born between September 1, 2017 and June 27, 2019). They should be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.

  • Typical Day

    8:30-9am: Drop-off and free play
    9-9:30am: Daily routine and movements
    9:30-10am: Greetings and circle time
    10-10:30am: Individual themed project
    10:30-10:45am: Cleaning time and free play
    10:45-11am: Goûter (snack)
    11-11:30am: Games and movements
    11:30am-12:15pm: Collaborative themed project
    12:15-12:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal (end of half-day)
    12:30-1pm: Lunch-time
    1-1:30pm: Quiet-time
    1:30-2:15pm: Playground
    2:15-3:15pm: Individual themed project
    3:15-3:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal (end of full-day)
    3:30-6pm: Childcare (optional)

  • Étape 1: 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!

  • Étape 2: 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?

  • Étape 3: 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!

  • Étape 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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.

  • Étape 8: August 15-19 — Discover Europe!

    Discover Europe!

    Did you know that Le Tour will start in Copenhagen, Denmark this year? Let’s go back to where it all started!

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.