French Learning Camp/ Learning pod 

After our great experience with the summer camps in 2020, and having received multiple requests, we are opening a French learning pod.

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

Update 10/01 : 

 Our French learning camps / pods will close on October 9, at the end of session 2 as our campers are returning to their regular schools. We plan on reopening if the schools close again during the semester.  Please let us know if you want to be kept in the loop regarding reopening or be added on our waitlist. 

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A Typical Day 

IMPORTANT  :
As some zoom classes start before 9 am, we will open at 8:20 am on Monday August 31st to get all our students in their morning class on time. We will then adapt the schedule based on each kid "zoom calendar".  
Please send your child schedule and any required information to join the classes to bastien.banos@afsf.com and camps@afsf.com. 




 Activities

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

We'll start the morning  with a wake-up zumba, yoga, or sport in order to be focused and ready to learn. 
Our teachers will help kids connect to their virtual school meetings and supervise. They will also provide support for their homework and add additional material to give more practice to the kids if needed. 

Parents will need to provide their child with a computer + headset (or tablet + stand and keyboard) 

Our teachers respect every individual rhythm and personality, and make sure that everyone is on track for their learning journey and follows the school program. 
We also plan on adding some group learning activities to practice math, grammar, etc. while socializing. 


Please bring a packed lunch. There is a fridge and a microwave available to reheat your kid's lunch if necessary. 



Afternoon activities are held in French and are designed to encourage the curiosity of children and offer them opportunities to learn and develop more skills with hands-on activities. 
From 1 to 2 pm, depending on their French proficiency, kids will be in groups and will alternate between French class and study hall during the week. 
Starting at 2 pm, afternoons will be dedicated to enrichment programs in French following a fixed schedule per week for each session,  including  visual arts, science experiments,  music, theater play, and construction activities ... 


Optional Extended care will be available from 4:30 to 5:00 pm for $150 per session with prior registration or for $20 if one-time with 48h prior notice. 





Age/ Language restriction

School age children entering K to 6th grades or GS to CM2

We accept kids in a French, French American or American curriculum as mornings will be focused on their regular school curriculum but after lunch we will switch to French immersion enrichments for all kids, so we highly recommend your kid to be at least in an intermediate level in French. 


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Dates and Programs 

To comply with the Health Order updated on September 11, 2020  by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we will offer 3-week sessions.

Each kid must register for and attend the whole 3-week session, unless sick.
A child may join an on-going session if registering for the remaining of that session plus the full following session which would meet the minimum requirement of 3 weeks. 
It is not possible to register for only one week or a day camp. 

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.

Part-time might be available (all mornings or all afternoons for the full 3 weeks session), depending on availability (with registration opening one week before each camp). Priority will be given to full time participants. 

Optional Extended care will be available from 4:30 to 5:00 pm  for $150 per session with prior registration or for $20 if one-time with 48h prior notice. 

 



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AFSF Learning  Camps Health and Safety Plan 


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Check the full Health and and Safety plan for the Learning camp here 


Location

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


Pricing 2020

Sign up is by the session, but we offer a reduced price for families committing to the 5 sessions (autumn semester).  

A week is  Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30 pm

Price per 3-week session : $1800.

Fees include art/science supplies. 
A child may join an on-going session if registering for the remaining of that session plus the full following session which would meet the minimum requirement of 3 weeks. 

Part-time might be available (all mornings or all afternoons for the full 3 week session ), depending on availability with registration opening one week before each camp. Priority will be given to full time participants. 

Session1 : Full 
Session 2 :  part time not available at this time 
Session 3 : Part time enrollment might open on October 5 depending on last minute available space. 

Part -time
full session only
(upon availability) 
Session per session only

Mornings 
9:00- 12 :00

Afternoons
1:00 - 4:30





Rate per session  :


$810


$1155







We plan to remain open until SFUSD reopens in-person learning. 

DISCOUNT for multiple sessions 

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

Commitment:


1 session
or session per session 

5 sessions
Full semester

Rate per session  :


$1800

$1500






In both cases, a pro-rata refund will be issued if your school resumes or if the City does not allow us to operate, see details below in the refund section.

We ask for a 1 week notice to continue for the following session to facilitate the preparation work of our team. 

Please note that space is subject to availability, and priority is first come first served, so if you decide on a session by session enrollment, space is not guaranteed for the following session until your registration for that session is complete with a payment. 

Special Discounts


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: afsf@afsf.com). 

Order a course

Your previous selection: Camps - age 6 to 10 years old (entering grade 1 to 5)

Select a course

FRENCH-LEARNING-CAMP-SESSION4-2020-2021

02 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
  • Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 4:30pm at AF San Francisco > Salle 10 (Bastien Banos)
$1,800.00 USD
FRENCH-LEARNING-CAMP-SESSION5-2020-2021

30 Nov 2020 to 18 Dec 2020
  • Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 4:30pm at AF San Francisco > Salle 10 (Bastien Banos)
$1,800.00 USD

Selection of Camps and Payment 

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

Fill the documentation before the first day 



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

Your previous selection: Camps - age 6 to 10 years old (entering grade 1 to 5)

Select a course

FRENCH-LEARNING-CAMP-SESSION4-2020-2021

02 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
  • Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 4:30pm at AF San Francisco > Salle 10 (Bastien Banos)
$1,800.00 USD
FRENCH-LEARNING-CAMP-SESSION5-2020-2021

30 Nov 2020 to 18 Dec 2020
  • Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 4:30pm at AF San Francisco > Salle 10 (Bastien Banos)
$1,800.00 USD

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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.


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 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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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 $500 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.

A pro-rata refund will be issued if  the City does not allow us to operate.

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 21 days in advance of your selected session.

REFUNDS AND CREDITS IN CASE OF SCHOOL REOPENING 

If a kid leaves the camp before the end of the session for any other reason than sickness or school reopening, no refund will be offered as we will not be able to offer the spot to someone else. 

If your kids' school reopens, please transfer the email confirmation for onsite reopening  from the school to noemie@afsf.com. 

Any session not started is eligible for reimbursement with a justificative showing that your kid will attend in person classes in school(email from the school). 
Depending on the health order in place  when schools will reopen and the new school schedule we may be able to offer part time registration for when kids are not in school. If the health order allows for it and if your kid only attends school partially it would be possible to come for hte remaining of that  session when not in school. 
Unfortunately, as we are a non profit with small budget and in order  to offer stability to our teachers and make sure we can remain open for a full session for the other kids if one school reopens, and taking into account that the health order prevents us to fill the spot with a new child, we are not able to offer refund for unused day within one 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 noemie@afsf.com and must be made prior to 21 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 noemie@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 5 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 noemie@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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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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