Kids Camps 2018


  Typical day in Our Camp :

 

Good news!  Healthy lunch and afternoon snack will be provided by the summer meal program.  No need to pack a lunch! Parents can also enjoy their summer! 

Our Activities

Our French native teachers welcome all children in a happy, caring and relaxed atmosphere.

Morning activities are focused primarily on language skills. We combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one learning in a way that works for your child. Our teachers respect every individual rhythm and personality, and make sure that everyone enjoys their camp activities. 

Except for the Fun in French discovery camp, we offer 3 difficulty levels for the morning activities depending on the age and French proficiency.

Afternoon activities are designed to give the children multiple ways to express their creativity and to learn and develop new skills.  Afternoon activities include visual and performing arts, games, and more surprises!

June 11-15: Fun in French Discovery Camp

Close your eyes, hold your breath, count to ten… And you are in Paris ! Who do you prefer being, a baker of delicious macarons, a fashionable hairdresser or just a delighted tourist ? All the secrets of the capital are within our grasps, so let’s build an Eiffel Tower, craft bikes for the Tour de France, create flags for Bastille Day and cook some special French cakes… Bon appétit and enjoy your stay in Paris !

One level only for this camp. 

 

 

June 18-22: 20000 lieues sous les mers / Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

We are going to explore the depths of the ocean where marine adventures are waiting for us ! Be ready to meet the most beautiful fishes of the sea, but be careful with the octopuses, jellyfishes, sharks and other mysterious animals…
One says that a treasure is hidden Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Let’s look for it and live one aquatic week !

 

June 25-29: Les aventuriers de Fort Boyard / Fort Boyard Adventurers

3-2-1 here we are, it’s time to play Fort Boyard… Be aware of tigers and guards !
The Fort is full of surprises, our Dream Team needs to thwart its traps to reach its treasure of Boyards. Memory game, enigmas to solve, agility activities, our week will stimulate the brain as well as the hands !
As the motto of the Fort claims : “Always further, always higher, always stronger !”

 

July 02-03: Mini camp artistique / Mini art Camp

2 days of fun art creations! Discover French artists and bring home your own art!

 

July 9-13: Le Petit Prince / Little Prince

An aviator lost in the desert meets a little prince from the smallest planet in the universe… We will discover this unique story together and come across a snake, a loyal fox, a broken plane, a proud rose, a drawn sheep and an unexpected friendship. We are going to tame this tale until turning it into a show where animals speak and children are wiser than “grown-ups”… Put your crown on your head and let the play begin !

July 16-20: Le Moyen-Age: Princesses et Chevaliers / Middle Ages : Princesses and Knights

Here the princesses are not asleep waiting for a prince to save them… Girls and boys build fortified castles and defend them against all dangers with swords and shields. The medieval beasts had better watch out, our heroes are on the case ! But don’t forget to put on your best costume and be ready for the dance…

July 23-27 : Le Chat Botté / Puss in boots

Have you ever wanted to be a cat ? A super smart, speaking, talented, beautiful cat ? Then this week is going to be your week! With the Puss in Boots as our mascot, let’s read cat’s adventures and become clever as one…Use your agility to move silently with the cat mask that you have built…

July 30- August 03: Cromagnon

Cavemen and cavewomen, be prepared for a journey back in Prehistoric Time  ! Have you ever tried to light a fire in a grotto ? Dinosaurs (yeah it’s an imaginary world, so we can add some !) , woolly mammoths, and archeological treasures are waiting for you to discover them ! Let’s develop your artistic soul by creating everlasting rock paintings, old-fashion straw waving and early forms of music… Be ready to live History !

August 06-10:  Le petit Chaperon Rouge / Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature who was ever seen, and she had a little red riding hood which suited her so extremely well that everybody called her Little Red Riding Hood. We are going to read and play this eternal fairy tale together ! Take your pencils and your scissors and make the characters dance on a unique puppet show, create your own costume and give us your best interpretation of wolf, girl or grandma !

Location:


The camps will be held at L’Alliance Française: 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA. 

Each camp will last for full days from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We offer early drop off and aftercare to adapt to the parents’ schedule. You can register for the week or for one or several days. Registrations for early drop off or aftercare must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Kids who are registered for the camp must only be checked in after 8:55 am and must be signed out by 4:30 pm.

Registrations for partial weeks, are only on wait-list. If there is availability, we will notify you.

  • $398/week
  • Special discount may be applied for 4 weeks or more (Ask us!)
  • $120/day – only on wait-list, upon last minute availability
  • Early Drop-off 8:30 am – 9:00 am: $10/day  – $45/week
  • After care 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: $20/day – $95/week

Fees include arts supplies. 

Payment

Bookings are confirmed once the deposit is received. The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days prior to the event date.

For bookings made within 15 days of the event, full payment is required at the time of booking. 

An increase in participant count is subject to availability and payment is due at the time of request.

Check payments will be accepted, but a booking will not be confirmed until the check is received. For check payments, please make the check payable to Alliance Française de San Francisco and mail to:

Alliance Française de San Francisco 1345 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Special Discounts

  • Kids enrolled in one of our after-school programs in 2017-2018 : 10% discount (non cumulative)
  • Siblings : 10% discount (non cumulative)

We are happy that you would like your child to enjoy our camp.

Financial Assistance

We know that for some families the cost of attending camp can be a financial burden that they might not be able to afford. At L’Alliance Française of San Francisco we have different tiers of pricing for our camp program to families earning less than 60% of the median rates income. We can only offer 1 specific rate for each week, on a first-come, first-serve basis, giving priority to children who didn’t receive it already during the same calendar year. 

In order to be considered for financial assistance, you may request a meeting with the Academic Director Noëmie Causse to present your proof of revenue. noemie@afsf.com

While you may have received financial assistance previously, that does not automatically ensure that you will be awarded one this year. 

Thank you for choosing L’alliance Française for your child camp. Attendance is limited to ensure the highest level of immersion and in order to give each participant the best possible care, so be sure to register quickly as slots will be sure to fill up.

Please feel free to contact the Camp Coordinator ( camps@afsf.com ) or call Gisele our office manager at 415-775-7755, we’d love to talk with you, find out more about your family and answer any questions you might have. Registering over the phone takes just a few minutes and we are here to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to register for a camp session that is full we will add you to a wait list as availability does change as the camp approaches…

How to register ?

      1. Fill in our registration form online

 

  1. Book your camp online and you can also choose early drop-off and/or aftercare in your cart
  2. For One day only or half day, please contact us
  3. Each Family must provide a signed Waiver and Release Form for Kids Camp with Liability Release and Parental Consent Form and Photo Release Form  for Minor Children at event
    check-in to participate in the camp. The child’s Waiver must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. Originals Waivers only; copies or faxes will not be accepted. The original can be send via mail : Alliance Française of San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco CA, 94109

REGISTRATION FOR A CAMP INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE OF SAN FRANCISCO CANCELLATION POLICY.

THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE; ALL REGISTERED CAMPERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGES.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

$100 deposit per child per session is due at the time of registration in order to secure your camper’s spot in camp.  This is a non-refundable deposit barring medical issues (see below).

WHY DO WE HAVE THIS POLICY?  

When we reserve a spot for you, we are prohibiting others from signing up as we have limited space available.  There are no camp sick-day credits.

REFUND POLICY

 

First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another session so your child can have the experience of our camps. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us with this information.

If you need to cancel for any reason and would like a partial refund, or transfer you must notify camps@afsf.com and copy afsf@afsf.com at least 30 Days out from your selected session.

  • $100 Deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time unless it is a medical reason (must have written explanation from Doctor).
  • If you cancel 100 Days from camp, then you will receive a refund less 25% of your purchased ticket price,
  • Cancellation between 99 Days out from camp and 30 Days out from camp will receive a refund less 50% of your purchased price.
  • There will be no refunds or transfers 29 Days out from camp.
  • Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund
  • Campers who leave during a session WILL NOT receive a refund

 

MEDICAL REASON FOR CANCELLATION

 

We understand that medical issues may arise over the year or just as your child is set to attend camp.  Please call us as soon as possible to inform us of your need to cancel Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund.  If you child is sick and there is time and room, we will work with you to switch your camper to a later session.

SWITCHING SESSION

 

Switching from one session to another is definitely possible, though it depends on your timing. If you decide you want to transfer to another session, and spots are available in that session, you’ll need to pay a $50 transfer fee. Requests to switch sessions must be made in writing to camps@afsf.com and must be made prior to 30 Days out from camp.

Registration is only transferrable during the same calendar year from original camp registration date.

If clarification on this policy is needed or you have any questions please feel free to email camps@afsf.com.

 

TRANSFERS

 

If you need to transfer your registration to someone else, you must notify us and do so prior to 30 days out from camp. There will be a $50 transfer processing fee. Cancellations and transfer requests must be in writing, by emailing to camps@afsf.com.

You cannot transfer your registration to a session next year or to a following season. Registrations can only be transferred within the same calendar year.

We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of one week prior to the session.

For the summer 2018 also, we are part of the Summer meal program with DCYF.

Every weekday anyone under the age of 18 can receive a free lunch and a free afternoon snack at Alliance Française de San Francisco!

Let us know if your kid have some special need for his/her meal!

In case of specific requirements for your kid please contact camps@afsf.com for the specific  form.

Our Summer camps are sponsored by Blue Orange Games

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