Our summer camps offer children aged 5-8 the perfect blend of fun, art-based activities, classes and short outdoor trips. Programs are suitable for young beginners or French Immersion students and take place from our beautiful High Park location. Our camps include:
All activities are carefully planned and based to salt-dough art, sketching, painting, origami, and baking on Friday, when all participants will be invited to make their own pizza from scratch. Outdoor activities include a variety of fun games such as dodge ball, hula hoop agility games, badminton, treasure hunts, visits to the zoo, as well as more relaxing/free time at the local splash pad or Jamie Bell Adventure Playground.
Activities are conducted in French and designed to help students build oral proficiency at their own levels, though camps leaders will naturally clarify important instructions in English. This natural exposure to French will let children familiarize themselves with basic vocabulary related to their immediate environment but also with most instructions and encouragements used by adults. Naturally, they are encouraged to interact in French as much as possible depending on their proficiency level. To facilitate this effort, a small French conversation kit containing basic words and useful phrases will be handed out to 'older' students.
Our summer program includes one to two daily 40-minute classes in the morning for each level. For Core French students, activities are mostly verbal and consist in developing conversation skills, building general vocabulary on various topics and practice high-frequency verbs. For French Immersion students, emphasis is put on reading and writing skills.
Our classes follow our general methodology and take place in small groups only, which allows instructors to easily identify areas of weakness or strength and assist each student individually. Progress is monitored on a weekly basis to ensure learning goals are met and students are welcome to take follow-up work home on a voluntary basis.