Camps


Looking for a learning pod? Your kid loved us this summer and you want him or her to continue with us? 


French Learning camp is here! 



In this exceptional year, we are updating our camps programs to comply with the new regulations from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Please read  carefully the following information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at noemie@afsf.com .

UPDATE regarding lunch : With the USDA Approval, we  participate in the Summer meal program with San Francisco City offering free meals and snacks to kids, as we did the past few years. 


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A Typical Day 


 Activities

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


Morning activities are focused primarily on language skills (reading  and listening comprehensions, writing and speaking ). 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. 
This year, after discussions with parents of returning campers, we decided to add a little twist in the morning with mathematics reviews. For half an hour every morning, we will do mental operations (additions, substractions) and some problem solving to help kids get ready for the next school year.   


Lunch is offered. If you prefer, you can bring a packed lunch and an afternoon snack. There are a fridge and a microwave available to reheat your kid's lunch if necessary. 


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 arts, science experiments,  games and more surprises! We are working on ways to include regular outdoor play but it remains to be confirmed. 


Age restriction

Children ages 6 - 10 years old are eligible to register for camp. We are limiting registration to children entering 1 st - 4th grades, so we can adapt our program to include mathematics reviews and prepare the children for the upcoming school year. 

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Dates and Programs 

To comply with the Health Order issued on May 22, 2020 by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we will offer 3 sessions of summer camps, of 3 weeks each. 

Each kid must register for and attend the whole 3-week session, unless sick.
It is not possible to register for only one week, a day camp, or part-time. 

Each camp will last for full days from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  
Check in will be held between 8:55 am and 9:30 am each morning.
Sign out will be done by 4:30 pm. You must pick up your child by 4:30 pm.

To allow for daily sanitizing, we are not offering early drop-off and aftercare this Summer 2020. 

This year, to comply with the calendar of San Francisco Department of Public Health we offer 3 sessions :

Session 1 : June 15 - July 2, 2020

(No camp on July 3)


Session 2 : July 6 - July 24, 2020:  

Session 3 : July 26 - August 14, 2020:  



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Location

The Summer camps will be held at L’Alliance Française: 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (view map here). 


Pricing 2020

Price per 3-week session : $1,200.
Fees include art supplies. 

DISCOUNT for multiple sessions 

We offer different formulas depending on the number of sessions you wish to purchase.  

Number of sessions:

2 sessions

3 sessions

Discount :

5%

10%


Special Discounts



Selection of Camps and Payment 

Thank you for choosing L'Alliance Française for your child's Summer Camps!

Please feel free to contact the Camp Coordinator ( camps@afsf.com ) or call us 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 only takes a few minutes and we're here to answer any questions you may have. Know more about our current opening hours on the Contact us page.

What to know about enrollment 


Required documentation

Documents will be emailed to parents prior to the start of the session. Some paper copies and sanitized pens will be available onsite. 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION ONLINE

2 Steps to register

  1.  Fill the registration form

  2. Pay for your camp online or over the phone (All discounts are set up to be applied automatically to your cart, let us know if you encounter any issue). 

Order a course

Age Group
KIDS
Session
Level
Course
Student
Order

Your previous selection: KIDS

Select a session

Available Courses: 12

2020-2021 - Kids classes 2020-2021

From 31 Aug to 22 May '21

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Who has priority for enrollment? 


Financial Assistance

We know that for some families, the cost of attending Summer Camps can be a financial burden that they might not be able to afford. At L’Alliance Française de San Francisco we have different tiers of pricing for our camp program for families earning less than 60% of the median rate of income, based on data from 2019.

We can only offer 1 specific rate for each session on a "first-come, first-serve" basis, giving priority to children who have not already received it already the same calendar year. 

In 2020, the limits are : 

Household Size

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

MAXIMUM INCOME


$59,100



$66,500



$73,900



$79,800



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

Please keep in mind that while you may have received financial assistance previously, this does not automatically ensure an award this year. 

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AFSF Summer Camps Health and Safety Plan 

Please check regularly for updates 

The AFSF will strictly adhere to the guidelines for summer camps outlined in the May 22, 2020 San Francisco Public Health Order, No. C19-07e. For more information, please see the SF Interim Guidance for Summer Camps. The AFSF will implement the following written health and safety plan to mitigate the risk of virus transmission to the greatest extent feasible.
Enrolled kids and their family members are requested to follow this plan as well.

Camp Size and Length

The AFSF Summer Camps 2020 will be offered as 3 sessions of 3 weeks each in length. We will only open one stable group per session with a maximum of 12 children.  Dates for each session are provided above, in the "Dates and Program" section.

The Public Health Order prohibits introducing new children to the camp group during the 3-week duration. Therefore, we cannot provide a refund in case of cancellations, because we cannot replace the limited spots available once the camp begins (more information below under the "Policies" section).

Each kid must register for and attend the whole session, unless sick. It is not possible to register for a separate week, day camp or part-time. 

Two staff persons will be dedicated to a group throughout the whole session. 

Children ages 6 - 10 years old are eligible to register for camp. We are limiting registration to children entering 1st - 4th grades, so we can adapt our program to include mathematics reviews and prepare the children for the upcoming school year. 


Hygiene Measures

To avoid any contact and shared space, even if at different times of the day,  other AFSF activities such as adult classes and events will remain online-only, until the end of the Summer. 

Fever and symptoms checks

Campers will be screened each morning for fever and COVID-19 symptoms, temperature will be measured onsite, but we also recommend that parents also check their child’s temperature before leaving the house and keep the child home if they have fever.  

Children and youth must attend the first week of the session. Those who do not attend the first week may not join the session later. 

The AFSF team will keep a temperature log of campers and caregivers with temperature measured every morning. 

Children will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms every morning:

Family members will be required to confirm children have not exhibited symptoms such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath in the last 24 hours before entering the camp.

Personnel of the Summer Camp are prohibited from coming to work if they are sick and must comply with the rules for returning to work.

Staff should remain 6 feet apart from parents and caregivers, and stay behind a protection screen during temperature / symptoms check.

Sanitation 

The AFSF will clean and sanitize the premises each morning. 

Shared equipment will be cleaned at least once a day. When activities may involve shared equipment kids will wash hands before and after. 

The classroom will be well-ventilated by keeping windows and interior doors open to allow airflow.

Face coverings

AFSF staff will wear masks during the summer camp, and activities will be suited to children maintaining some distance from each other.

Children are not required by the Public Health Order to wear masks, but face covering for our campers is recommended with adult supervision.

AFSF will provide Face coverings for the staff but not for the campers. Families are encouraged to equip their child with a suitable face covering . 

Any activities with higher risk of droplet spread (singing, yoga activities) will be conducted outside in our courtyard and with a 6-ft distance between children. The gate will be closed and monitored by a staff member when any campers are in the courtyard.

The AFSF will also limit staff interaction with families at pick-up and drop-off, please see the next section for more details.

No events or gatherings will be planned this year. 

Pick Up and Drop Off

No early drop-off or late pick-up options will be available this year in order to give the AFSF enough  time to properly clean and sanitize the classroom each day.

AFSF will limit staff interaction with family members at drop-off and pick-up as follows:

  1. Children will be greeted outside at courtyard gate

  2. Staff will maintain 6-feet distance from family members, and wear masks

  3. Family members must wear masks when dropping off and picking up children

  4. Parents will wait in courtyard for children to exit the classroom at pick-up


**For a full, line-by-line Health and Safety Plan, as required byt the SF Public Health Order Summer Camp Directive, please contact the Camp Coordinator at camps@afsf.com.

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Cancellation Policy 

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

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

PAYMENT INFORMATION

The $100 deposit per child per session, due at the time of registration in order to secure your camper’s spot in camp, 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 still experience one of our camps. However, we understand that life happens, things come up and you may need to cancel altogether. To do so, please call or email us as soon as possible.

If you need to cancel for any reason and would like a partial refund or transfer, you must notify camps@afsf.com,   noemie@afsf.com, and  afsf@afsf.com at least 30 days in advance of your selected session.


MEDICAL REASONS FOR CANCELLATION 

We understand that medical issues may arise over the course of 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 your child is sick and there is time and room, we will work with you to switch your camper to a later session. **If your child is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, they may only return for a later session once they have been cleared by a medical professional and test negative for COVID-19.

SWITCHING SESSIOns

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 session.

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

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

TRANSFERs

If you need to transfer your registration to someone else for the whole session, partial transfer are not available at any time, you must notify us and do so prior to 3 days out from session start date. There will be a $50 transfer processing fee. Cancellations and transfer requests must be in writing by email 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.

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Contact Us

Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 775 - 7755
E-mail: afsf@afsf.com

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