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 email@example.com .
UPDATE 06/07 regarding lunch : Pending USDA Approval we should be able to participate in the Summer meal program with San Francisco City offering free meals and snacks to kids, as we did the past few years.
A Typical Day
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.
Please 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.
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.
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)
June 15 - 19: Music and Art
June 22 - 26: Secret Mission
June 29 - July 2: Walking on the Moon! (4 days only)
Session 2 : July 6 - July 24, 2020:
July 6 - 10: Robots
July 13 - 17: Let’s Explore Science
July 20 - 24: History
Session 3 : July 26 - August 14, 2020:
July 27 – 31: Wizard’s School
August 3 - 7: Pirates
August 10 - 14: Safari
The Summer camps will be held at L’Alliance Française: 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (view map here).
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:
Camp Ambassador : refer a new friend to join the program and get a $50 credit valid one year for camps or classes per friend who registers. Ask them to tell us your name, and they'll also get at $20 credit (valid one year) to join!
Siblings : contact us.
For financial assistance, see below.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
What to know about enrollment
Attendance in our camps is limited to ensure the highest level of immersion and to give each participant the best possible care. Be sure to register quickly as slots will be sure to fill up.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, registrations made before May 15, 2020 are eligible for transfer, refunds including deposit, and may purchase the additional weeks to comply with the session requirement at the same rate they initially paid, including the Early Bird discount if applicable.
If you would like to register for a camp session that is full, we will add you to a waiting list as availability could change as the session starting date approaches. However, once a session has begun, children can not be added to the session, per the SF Public Health Order (May 22, 2020).
An increase in participant count is subject to availability, for sessions 2 and 3 we may open a second group, and payment is due at the time of a spot opening.
Children must be successfully registered at least 3 days in advance for a session.
Children can register for 1 to 3 sessions of summer camps, of 3 weeks each. Each kid must register for and attend the whole session, unless sick. It is not possible to register for only one week, a day camp, or part-time. It is not possible to join the session after the first week. If a kid leaves the camp before the end of the session, no refund will be offered as we will not be able to offer the spot to someone else.
Bookings are confirmed once a deposit is received. The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days prior to the event date. For bookings made within 30 days of the event, full payment is required at the time of booking.
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 it to: Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Each family must provide a signed Waiver and Release Form for Kids Camp with a 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. Original Waivers only; copies or faxes will not be accepted. The original can be sent via mail to: Alliance Française of San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco CA, 94109
For the Summer camps 2020, parents will also be required to sign a document stating that they understand the risks associated with enrolling their child in childcare/summer camp, and they agree to assume the risks to their child and their household as well as an agreement to follow all safety requirements that the childcare program/summer camp imposes as a condition of enrolling the child.
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
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).
Who has priority for enrollment?
Children of people who work in businesses and organizations that are allowed to remain open or reopen under San Francisco Health Orders
At-risk children and youth, including:
Children and youth who are clients of Family and Children’s Services (FCS) or are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
Children eligible through the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children
Children and youth experiencing homelessness
Children of domestic violence survivors
Children and youth with disabilities or special health care needs whose individualized education programs (IEP) and/or individual family support plans (IFSP) include ELC services
Children and youth from low-income families, including those who receive or are eligible for free or reduced school lunch, Medi-Cal, SNAP (food stamps), WIC, Head Start, CalWorks and other public assistance programs.
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 :
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 email@example.com.
Please keep in mind that while you may have received financial assistance previously, this does not automatically ensure an award this year.
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
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.
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.
Children who pass the screening should wash their hands with soap and water or clean their hands with hand sanitizer before they enter the building or program.
If a child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, the AFSF is required to send the child home, and to quarantine the child in a separate room during the day until a family member can retrieve the child.
Children with symptoms or a fever are encouraged to seek COVID-19 testing and must follow the criteria as well as any applicable requirements from the quarantine and isolation directives (available online at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus-healthorders.asp) before returning to Summer 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.
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.
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:
Children will be greeted outside at courtyard gate
Staff will maintain 6-feet distance from family members, and wear masks
Family members must wear masks when dropping off and picking up children
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com at least 30 days in advance of your selected session.
$100 deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time, unless it is a medical reason (must provide a written explanation from a doctor).
Due to the COVID-19 situation, registrations made before May 15, 2020 are eligible for transfer, refunds including deposit and may purchase the additional weeks to comply with the session requirement at the same rate they initially paid, including the Early Bird discount if applicable.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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