French Learning Camp/ Learning pod 

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Update 11/18 /2020 :  Reopening in January 2021 with a Part-time learning camp from January 4 to 22, 3 afternoons a week

Please contact us to be added on the waitlist 

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A Typical Afternoon (Revised version)


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

Afternoon activities are held in French (Except the mathematics review)  and are designed to encourage the curiosity of children and offer them opportunities to learn and develop more skills with hands-on activities. 
From 1:30 to 2 pm, to make sure our learners are on tracks with their learning journey, we'll start with mathematics tutoring. Most of the material for this part is in English to follow the american program for each grade.  
Starting at 2 pm, afternoons will be dedicated to enrichment programs in French following a fixed schedule including French ,   visual arts and  science experiments 

Age/ Language restriction

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

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 afternoons from 1:00 am to 5:00 pm.  
Check in will be held between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm .
Sign out will be done between 4:45 pm and 5:00 pm. You must pick up your child by 5:00 pm.

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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 


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

Pricing 2021

Sign up is by the session from January 4 to 22. 
Afternoons are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm (Except Monday January 18 )
Price for the  session : $680.

A pro-rata refund will be issued  if the City does not allow us to operate, see details below in the refund section.

As SFUSD Public schools are set to reopenon January 25. No other refund reason will be accepted, 

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  until your registration is complete with a payment. 

Please contact us to be added on the waitlist 

Special Discounts

  • Black Friday/ Cyber Monday  : 15% off.  Valid only until November 30, 11:59pm, non cumulative 

  • 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! 

  • For financial assistance, contact us. 


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: 

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

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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 ( 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 

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • An increase in participant count is subject to availability, 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 business days in advance for a session.

  • Children can register for 1  session, session per session or for the full 5 sessions of learning 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.   A child may join an ongoing session if registering for the remaining of that session plus the full following session which would meet the minimum requirement of 3 weeks. <--> 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. 

  • 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. Families committing to the full 5 sessions can request a split payment. 

  • 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.

Required documentation

  • 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 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.  Fill the documentation before the first day 


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)

No course is currently available

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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.

  • French speaking children or with intermediate or advanced French proficiency

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






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

Cancellation Policy 



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).


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.


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,, and at least 21 days in advance of your selected session.

  • $500 deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time, unless it is a medical reason (must provide a written explanation from a doctor) or if your school is reopening (with a justificative).
  • Cancellation between 99 days out from camp and 21 Days out from camp will receive a refund less 50% of your purchased price. 

  • There will be no refunds or transfers 21 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

  • For families for have committed to a full semester 5 sessions and cancel for any reason other than illness (with a justificative) or if your school is reopening (with a justificative) the difference in price ($300 per session) for each past and current session, including any session in the 21 days form the date of the written notice will be invoiced and due. 


Medical reasons will be the only reasons accepted for credit. The credit will be valid one year and may be used for summer camps. 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 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


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 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. Back to Quick Links

Contact Us

Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 775 - 7755

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Alliance Française de San Francisco is an American Public Charity Nonprofit, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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