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Kids (ages 6–10)
Fun in French Day Camps
Summer Tour de France

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Kids embark on an exciting summer adventure, en français, as they discover France through its art, cuisine, monuments, seaside, sports, and more!

Kids will laugh, play, explore, and stay active all summer long during these week-long day camps. Each day includes language lessons plus a variety of activities that change every week, including cooking, art, music, yoga, and more.

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 2018

Ages 6-8: Children enrolled in Grades 1-3 for the school year 2018-2019.
Ages 9-10: Children enrolled in Grades 4-6 for the school year 2018-2019.

Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking kids.

— Full Day: 9:30am-3:30pm
• $535 per week*
— Half Day: 9:30am-12:30pm • $315 per week*

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


day camps
Brand new themes!
Activities change every week.
June 25–29 A vos palettes !
Discover France through its famous artists

Each day, children will study a new French artist and create a work based on the artist’s style and techniques. Children enrolled in the full-day option will visit the Montclair Art Museum and create a mural at FIAF that will permanently decorate our beautiful space.
July 2–6 A table!
Discover the cuisine of the different regions of France

Each day, the children will have the opportunity to cook and/or bake a French specialty with locally grown products. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create their own illustrated recipe book and plant a kitchen garden. On the last day of camp, they will enjoy a 3-course lunch that they will cook with Chef Nicolas Houlbert, Executive Chef at Epicerie Boulud in NYC. Houlbert has over two decades of experience as a chef and was previously at the 1 Michelin Star Ze Kitchen Galerie in Paris.
July 9–13 La France olympique !
Discover the history of the Olympic Games through sports

Each day, the children will be introduced to an Olympic sport (fencing, ping-pong, badminton and archery). The children enrolled in the full-day option will go every day for a picnic at the park where we will play team sports and participate in a fun steeplechase.
July 16–20 A chacun son style !
Discover French fashion and famous designers

Each day, the children will learn how to stitch and knit to create their own clothes or accessories. Children enrolled in the full-day option will prepare their own digital fashion magazine in collaboration with The Montclair STEM Learning Center and Little Nest Portraits studio.
July 23–27 A la conquête du ciel et de la terre !
Discover famous French innovations from the hot air balloon to the high-speed train

Each day, the children will create a model of different transportations (rocket, train, plane, air balloon). The children enrolled in the full day-day option will create a stop-motion movie based on The Little Prince by the famous author and aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Transport models project will be in collaboration with The Montclair STEM Learning Center.
July 30–August 3 Paris s’éveille !
Discover Paris, its streets, and its monuments

Each day, the children will add a new section to their Paris guide book and illustrate it with drawing and pictures. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create a city popup card.
August 6–10 La vie de château !
Discover Versailles and life at the king's court

Each day, the children will build a part of their own castle. The children enrolled in the full-day option will create a short performance to tell a story of prince and princesses.
August 13–17 A l’abordage !
Discover French Britany and the life of the pirates

Each day, the children will build a model of pirate ship and create their own pirate costume and prepare to get on a treasure hunt at the Van Vleck House and Gardens on the last day of camp. The children enrolled in the full-day option will learn and perform pirate songs in French and decorate their own song book.

*No class on July 4. Price for July 2–6 is pro-rated.

Typical Day

8-9:30am: Childcare (optional)
9:30-9:45am: Drop-off and welcome
9:45-10am: Assembly
10-11am: French Class
11-11:15am: Goûter (snack) 11:15am-12:15pm: Individual project
12:15-12:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal (half-day option)
12:30-1pm: Lunch time
1-1:15pm: Free Play
1:15-1:45pm: Yoga & Movements
1:45-3:15pm: Full-day option project
3:15-3:30pm: Cleaning time, goodbyes and dismissal.
3:30-5pm: Childcare (optional)

Before-camp & After-camp Childcare:

— Morning 8-9:30am for $70 per week
— Afternoon 3:30-5pm for $70 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.

Childcare fees are excluded from any discounts.


Children must bring their own snack (all camps) and a cold lunch (full day camps). 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.


Read Policies

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued after May 31.
Before May 31, a cancellation fee, $150 for full day option and $85 for half day option, 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.

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.


FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042 [Map]

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FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street,
Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042

Special thanks to The Montclair STEM Learning Center and Little Nest Portraits.

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