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Fun in French Day Camps
Discover France in New York

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Inspired by the adventures of Jules Verne, kids embark on an exciting voyage to discover France in New York through art, poetry, and new technologies.

Week-long day camps are offered all summer long with each week featuring a different theme animated by activities like cooking, theater, art, music, yoga, and more.

Kids will laugh, play, explore, learn, and stay active as they visit the Asia Society, Central Park Zoo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Society of Illustrators, and other cultural spots around the city. They will learn circus tricks from the Big Apple Circus, make artisanal chocolates at Voila Chocolat, practice fencing and football, attend a cheese tasting at French Cheese Board, and discover innovative technology at French start-ups.

Whether your child is brand new to French or already proficient, these day camps will help them learn and improve their French while having fun and making new friends.

Registration recommended by April 15 to secure your preferred dates.



Summer 2019

Ages 5–6 • Ages 7–10
Open to all levels of French. Specific groups available for native French speakers.

Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm
$785* per week

Sign up for all eight weeks for maximum fun and learning!


day camps
Brand new themes!
Activities change every week.
Sign up for both weeks of a theme for a fuller experience.
June 17–22
June 24–28
Cross the Atlantic with Jules Verne
Kids will follow in the steps of the brilliant writer and explorer. They will travel by balloons, boats, and submarine to discover the common history between France and North America. They will visit museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, and play games, sketch, and create interactive maps.
July 1–5*
July 8–12
Discover Science-Fiction with Jules Verne
Kids will immerse themselves in Jules Verne's fantastic world of books: Around the World in 80 Days, 5 Weeks in A Balloon, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Inspired by this pioneer of science-fiction, kids will compare his 19th century stoires with stories from the 21st century through reading, theater exercises, and creating writing.
July 15–19
July 22–26
Innovations & Technology with Jules Verne
Jules Verne witnessed the boom of the 19th century industrial revolution. Kids will study and be inspired by 21st century digital and scientific innovations. They will read books and articles, debate, conduct experiments, play AI games, and visit French media and tech start-ups.
July 29–August 2
August 5–9
Write and Draw with Jules Verne
Kids will read comics, view artwork, and watch films inspired by Jules Verne's novels. They will visit the Society of Illustrators and The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore French and American artistic connections, and create their own videos and comic strips.

*No class on July 4. Price for July 1–5 is $630.

Typical Day

8-9:30am: Childcare (add-on option)
9:30-9:45am: Arrivals & Welcome
9:45-10:45am: French Class (by age and level)
10:45-10:55am: Goûter (snack)
10:55-11:55am: Cultural Activities (Dance, Art, Theater, or Science)
12-12:50pm: Artistic or Sports Activities
12:50-1:50pm: Lunch & Rest
1:50-2:50pm: French Class (by age and level)
2:50-4pm: Outdoor Playtime
4-4:30pm: Assembly
4:30-5:30pm: Childcare (add-on option)

Kids should bring a cold lunch.

Before-camp & After-camp Childcare:

— Morning 8-9:30am for $25 per day / $100 per week
— Afternoon 4:30-5:30pm for $15 per day / $60 per week


10% when you enroll in multiple sessions (non-consecutive allowed) of this program.
5% when you enroll siblings, regardless of age and program.

To take advantage of the discounts, be sure to register all at once.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other FIAF discount except refer-a-friend.

Read Policies

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued after May 31. Before May 31, a $150 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund amount. After May 31, you may withdraw any time before the start of the session for a credit minus the cancellation fee. No withdrawals are accepted after the start of a session. There are no allowances for absences, early withdrawals, or late starts. There is no pro-rating of fees.

Additional FIAF policies apply, read here.

Emergency Contact Form
You must fill out an emergency contact form before the start of the summer session that your child is attending. The form will be sent to you via email before the start of the session. Your child may not attend class until this form is received. You only need to fill out the form once if your child is attending multiple sessions or programs over the summer.

Absence and Early Release Policy
If your child must leave early, written notice from a parent or guardian is required 24 hours in advance. There are no make-up classes for absences. FIAF must be notified if a child will be absent.

Children must bring their own snack and lunch. A list of necessary clothing, arrival and dismissal arrangements, medical forms, and other pertinent paperwork will be mailed via email to parents before the start of the session. FIAF is not responsible for any lost belongings. Please clearly label all belongings with your child’s name.

Please Note
Every effort will be made to keep students with others of the same level. However programs are subject to change depending on enrollment and teacher availability.


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