Camps


A Typical Day 




Please bring a packed lunch and afternoon snack. We have a fridge and a microwave to reheat your lunch if necessary. 


 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. 



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!




Dates and Programs 



January 2 to 4, 2019 - Winter Camp : 3-day camp

Pack your skis, gloves and goggles; the adventure on the mountains is waiting for you! Play in the snow, build a snowman, feel the cold and don't forget before the day ends to have a delicious cup of chocolat chaud..

June 10-14, 2019  : Fun in French

Close your eyes, hold your breath, count to ten… 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 grasp, 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!

June 17 to 21st, 2019 : Around the world / Autour du Monde

Pack your bags, your passport and your sense of adventure-you’re going on a once-in-a-lifetime round-the-world trip! As we transverse the globe, we’ll discover different cultures, clothing, folklore, people, languages, dances, music, food, landmarks...each country has something unique to share! Make a flag, dance the macarena, play games with rice and chopsticks! This is one journey you do not want to miss.

June 24 -28, 2019  : Spy School: Secret mission/  Mission secrete

Good morning, secret agent. You have been assigned a new mission. Shh-it’s confidential! This mission needs someone skilled in cracking codes. Can you do that? Fantastic! Are you able to make your way through laser beams with ease? Great! Are you capable of keeping government secrets? Excellent. Now, we just need a record of your fingerprints...perfect. Good luck. Your country is counting on you.

July 1-3, 2019 : Mini art camp

This is one for our mini Picassos: 2 packed days of fun art creations! Discover French artists and bring home your own art!…...

July 8 -12, 2019 : Little red riding hood / le petit chaperon rouge

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!

July 15-19, 2019 : Pirates  

Ahoy there, mateys! Get your sea legs ready, because you’re going on a pirate ship! Make your pirate clothes on board, navigate the seven seas using your compass, follow the map to find the treasure-just make sure you don’t end up marooned on that island over there. And remember: follow the captain, or you’ll be takin’ a trip down the plank! You got your skull and crossbones ready? Arr! That’s the spirit! What are you waiting for, ye scallywag? Mast’s up! Get on board!

July 22-26, 2019 : The Little Prince / Le petit 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 29–August 2, 2019 : Time travelers/ Voyage dans le temps

Once upon a time, on this planet we call Earth...the iPhone did not exist. Hold on tight as we transport you to various moments back in time-we’ll even take a gander at the future! You’ll get to see the pyramids, the Stone Age, the Middle Ages, the Elizabethan/Victorian eras and understand life before the 21st Century. Put on a play! Duel like a knight! Write a letter to an historical figure, asking what they’re life is like!

August 5-9, 2019 : Fairy tales/ les contes de fees

Oh no! An evil queen has cursed your village to be forever cold and dreary. You must complete a set of tasks to break the curse! With the help of your loyal animal friends, you know you will set the town right. You can make the Three Little Pigs’ houses, plant your very own beanstalk, build a castle, make tarts for the queen. But...don’t eat any poisoned apples and always beware of the wolf!

November 25 to 27, 2019  - Autumn : 3-day camp

The squirrels are climbing high in the trees, whose leaves are turning to orange and yellow, the wind makes them dance and fall down, leaving a beautiful orange pathway on the streets. Now it is time to pick your favorite sweater, it is not too hot or too cold, and it is too  nice outside to stay at home. This is one of the sweetest seasons of the year, with  delicious pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving.



Location


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

Each camp will last for three full days from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We offer early drop off and aftercare to adapt to parents’ schedules. 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. Children who are registered for the camp must be checked in at 8:55 am and must be signed out by 4:30 pm.

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


Fees include art supplies. 



Thank you for choosing L'Alliance Française for your child's 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 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.

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.

Payment 

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 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

Book your camp online and you can also choose early drop-off and/or aftercare in your cart. For only one day or half a day's drop-off/aftercare, please contact us.

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

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Available Courses: 10

2018-19 - School year 2018-19

From 1 Sep to 31 Aug '19



Special Discounts


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 for families earning less than 60% of the median rate of 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. Contact 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. 


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

$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 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 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.

 

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.

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 camp.

Registration is only transferable 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 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.



Contact us

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

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