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French Summer Day Camps & Classes in Montclair, NJ

Send your kids to France - right in Montclair - this summer

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Offers Day Camps

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à petits pas Summer Classes for Toddlers • Ages 2–4

Brand new themes! Mini Fun in French Day Camps • Ages 3–5

Brand new themes! Fun in French Day Camps • Ages 6–10

Immersion Classes for Teens • Ages 11–17

The Montclair branch of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the premiere destination for French language and cultures in the tri-state area, is thrilled to announce an exciting new season of its popular French Summer Day Camps & Classes. This summer, toddlers and kids will travel through France, exploring its picturesque farmlands, panoramic waterfronts, majestic castles, and illustrious history—all without leaving Montclair!

Taught by highly-trained native French speaking instructors, FIAF Montclair’s summer programs are perfect for toddlers, kids, and teens of all ages and at every level, whether brand new to the language or bilingual. With an array of fun, stimulating classes, themed activities, special workshops, and field trips that draw on Montclair’s acclaimed cultural offerings, kids enhance their skills, discover new passions, and unleash their creativity—all en français!

Along with FIAF’s popular à petits pas French classes for toddlers (ages 2–4), Mini Fun in French for Toddlers (ages 3–5) immerses children in the French language through stories, art projects, games, yoga, music, and dance. With brand new themes each week, from La montagne (The Mountains) to La mer (The Sea), toddlers will embark on a fascinating journey through France. They will build cities with the Montclair STEM Center; paint an ocean-themed mural with Senegalese artist Papa Gora Tall; create an herbarium with their own aromatic herbs; visit a farm and create their own recipes featuring farm-fresh produce; and much more!

In a special new season of Fun in French for Kids, children ages 6–10 learn French while engaging in stimulating creative projects. Kids are treated to adventures throughout Montclair and participate in workshops taught by experts—from Michelin-starred Chef Nicolas Houlbert to photographer Brittany DeMaio of Little Nest Portrait Studios. They will compete in Olympic sports, design a royal palace, shoot a stop-motion film featuring their own model vehicles, build a pirate ship, and participate in a scavenger hunt at Montclair’s picturesque Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Teens gain a leg up in school with FIAF’s summer Immersion Classes (for ages 11–17), where they can boost their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at any level—a great way to sharpen skills for the SAT and AP tests!

Featuring the most advanced pedagogical curriculum and educational technology, FIAF’s programs offer a hands-on approach to French language instruction. Emphasizing creativity and discovery, FIAF Montclair’s Summer Classes & Day Camps offer toddlers, kids, and teens a fun, engaging, and enriching approach to learning as they explore French language and culture, and discover the world at large.

Why learn French?

Mastering French is an asset to your child’s education because French is:

An international language spoken by more than 100 million people on five continents

A window to the cultural richness of France and other French-speaking countries

One of the top three most widely-used languages in business (ABC News, August 2011)

A stepping-stone to learning other widely-spoken international Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

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à petits pas Classes for Toddlers

Ages 2–4

Give your toddler’s summer a French twist with FIAF’s à petits pas program!

Our year-round à petits pas program encourages your petit to discover the language through a structured curriculum based on a child’s daily life, enriched with games, songs, dance, and arts-and-crafts. Our qualified and experienced teachers will make each class engaging and fun for your child.

This four-week summer program is an excellent opportunity for toddlers and parents to get a taste of FIAF's 11-week à petits pas program offered in the fall, winter, and spring.

A light, nut-free snack is provided. During snack time, toddlers engage in lively routines in French that introduce them to the French savoir faire.

June 25–July 21*

July 23–August 18

Monday–Saturday, Once a week, 90 minutes

$165 per four-week class

Activities change daily. You can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days per week.

*No class on July 4. Price is pro-rated to $125 for that session.

Discounts

10% when you enroll your child for multiple four-week sessions of this program.

5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once. Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.

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Mini Fun in French Day Camps

Summer Tour de France

Ages 3–5

Toddlers embark on an exciting voyage, traveling through France exploring its cities, mountains, countryside, and waterfronts—all en français!

Toddlers engage with French every day through exciting themes animated by stories, art, games, music, yoga, cooking, and more.

These day camps are appropriate for both toddlers new to the language and those who have already been exposed to French.

Monday-Friday, 9:30am–12:30pm

$415 per week*

One-week

day camps

Brand new themes!

Activities change every week.

Sign up for all eight weeks for maximum fun and learning.

June 25–29

July 2–6*

Les P'tits Citadins - La ville (The City)

Each day, children will discover the wonders of the city. They will learn about houses, stores, libraries, parks, and restaurants. Plus, children will work together to build a city in collaboration with The Montclair STEM Learning Center.

July 9–13

July 16–20

Les P'tits Baigneurs - La mer (The Sea)

Each day, children will dive into the world of the sea and oceans. They will learn about aquatic animals and plant-life, and create an ocean-themed mural with Senegalese artist Papa Gora Tall.

July 23–27

July 30–August 3

Les P'tits Randonneurs - La montagne (The Mountains)

Each day, children will set out on an adventure in the French mountains. They will learn about nature and wildlife, plant aromatic herbs, and create their own herbarium.

August 6–10

August 13-17

Les P'tits Campeurs - La campagne (The Countryside)

Each day, children will explore the French countryside. They will learn about farm animals, fruits and vegetables, visit a local farm, and create their own recipes featuring farm-fresh produce.

*No class on July 4. Price is pro-rated for the July 2–6 week.

Typical Day

9:30–9:45am: Drop-off and free play

9:45–10am: Greetings and circle time

10–10:30am: Individual arts-and-crafts 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 project

12:15–12:30pm: Cleaning time, story time, goodbyes and dismissal

Age Groups & Levels

For ages 3–5. To enroll for these day camps, children must be born between September 1, 2012 and June 25, 2015. They should be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.

Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking toddlers.

Discounts

10% when you enroll in multiple sessions (non-consecutive allowed) of this program.

5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once.

Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.

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Fun in French Day Camps

Summer Tour de France

Ages 6–10

Kids embark on an exciting summer adventure, en français, as they discover France through its art, cuisine, monuments, seaside, sports, and more!

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

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.

Registration recommended by April 15 to secure your preferred dates.

Ages 6–8: Children enrolled in Grades 1-3 for the school year 2018-2019.

Ages 9–10: Children enrolled in Grades 4-6 for the school year 2018-2019.

Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking kids.

Monday-Friday

— Full Day: 9:30am–3:30pm • $535 per week*

— Half Day: 9:30am–12:30pm • $315 per week*

Sign up for all eight weeks for maximum fun and learning!

One-week

day camps

Brand new themes!

Activities change every week.

June 25–29

A vos palettes !

Discover France through its famous artists

Each day, children will study a new French artist and create a work based on the artist’s style and techniques. Children enrolled in the full-day option will visit the Montclair Art Museum. They will also work with Senegalese artist Pappa Gora Tall to create a mural at FIAF that will permanently decorate our beautiful space.

July 2–6

A table!

Discover the cuisine of the different regions of France

Each day, the children will have the opportunity to cook and/or bake a French specialty with locally grown products. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create their own illustrated recipe book and plant a kitchen garden. On the last day of camp, they will enjoy a 3-course lunch that they will cook with Michelin-starred Chef Nicolas Houlbert. Houlbert has over two decades of experience as a chef and has worked at Epicerie Boulud and the Michelin-starred Ze Kitchen Galerie in Paris.

July 9–13

La France olympique !

Discover the history of the Olympic Games through sports

Each day, the children will be introduced to an Olympic sport (fencing, ping-pong, badminton, and archery). The children enrolled in the full-day option will go every day for a picnic at the park where we will play team sports and participate in a fun obstacle course.

July 16–20

A chacun son style !

Discover French fashion and famous designers

Each day, the children will learn how to stitch and knit to create their own clothes or accessories. Children enrolled in the full-day option will prepare their own digital fashion magazine in collaboration with The Montclair STEM Learning Center and Little Nest Portraits studio.

July 23–27

A la conquête du ciel et de la terre !

Discover famous French innovations from the hot air balloon to the high-speed train

Each day, the children will create models featuring different modes of transportation (rocket, train, plane, air balloon). The children enrolled in the full day-day option will direct a stop-motion film based on The Little Prince by the famous author and aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Transport models project will be in collaboration with The Montclair STEM Learning Center.

July 30–August 3

Paris s’éveille !

Discover Paris, its streets, and its monuments

Each day, the children will add a new section to their Paris guide book and illustrate it with drawings and pictures. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create a city pop up card.

August 6–10

La vie de château !

Discover Versailles and life at the king's court

Each day, the children will build a part of their own castle. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create a short performance to tell a story of prince and princesses.

August 13–17

A l’abordage !

Discover French Brittany and the life of the pirates

Each day, the children will build a model of pirate ship, create their own pirate costume, and prepare to embark on a treasure hunt at the Van Vleck House & Gardens on the last day of camp. The children enrolled in the full-day option will learn and perform pirate songs in French and decorate their own song book.

*No class on July 4. Price for July 2–6 is pro-rated.

Typical Day

8–9:30am: Childcare (optional)

9:30–9:45am: Drop-off and welcome

9:45–10am: Assembly

10–11am: French Class

11–11:15am: Goûter (snack) 11:15am-12:15pm: Individual project

12:15–12:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal (half-day option)

12:30–1pm: Lunch time

1–1:15pm: Free Play

1:15-1:45pm: Yoga & Movements

1:45–3:15pm: Full-day option project

3:15–3:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal.

3:30–5pm: Childcare (optional)

Before-camp & After-camp Childcare:

— Morning 8–9:30am for $70 per week

— Afternoon 3:30-5pm for $70 per week

Discounts

10% when you enroll in multiple sessions (non-consecutive allowed) of this program.

5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once.

Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.

Childcare fees are excluded from any discounts.

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Summer French Immersion Classes

Ages 11–17

Teens dive deeper into French in our summer immersion classes!

Give your teen a head start in French during our two-week summer classes. Under the expert guidance of native-speaking teachers, students boost their language skills while exploring French culture.

In small groups that ensure one-on-one interaction with their teachers, teens build their French speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at all levels. Our multidisciplinary approach promotes interactions in French through role-playing everyday tasks to awaken teens’ interests and imaginations. A great way to sharpen skills for the SAT II and AP tests in a fun and entertaining setting.

Classes available for all levels from teens new to French to native French speakers.

June 25–29 • July 2–6* • July 9–13 • July 16–20 •

July 23–27 • July 30–August 3 • August 6–10 • August 13–17

*No class on July 4. Price is pro-rated to $252 for the week of July 2–6.

One-week Classes

Monday–Friday, 9:30am–12:30pm OR 1:30pm–4:30pm

$315 for one week

Age Groups

Ages 11-14: For children enrolled in Grades 7-8 for the school year 2018-2019.

Ages 15-17: For children enrolled in Grades 9-12 for the school year 2018-2019.

Discounts

10% when you enroll in multiple sessions (non-consecutive allowed) of this program.

5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once.

Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.

Registration:

Online: fiaf.org/nj

In Person: FIAF Montclair, 7 North Willow Street, Suite 7, Montclair, NJ 07042

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