Junior Camp is open to rising 1st - rising 6th graders.                                                             Camp runs from June 17th to August 2nd, 2024.                                                                       Junior Camp is open to the public.                                                                                                         No prior French required.                                                                                                             Morning Snack and Lunch provided by family

French  in the Morning

Designed to teach the fundamentals of the French language (and/or to maintain the knowledge of French), the classes take place each day (except for field trip days) for two periods of 60 minutes each and are taught by native and experienced French instructors. Classes use fun, hands-on activities to help promote the lessons. 


The objective of this program is to introduce children to the French language and culture at an early age, when they still have a linguistic openness and can easily learn a second language.


The curriculum promotes the development of speaking, listening and application. The classes are designed for both beginners and intermediate French speakers.  Prior French is not required. Classes are organized by age, not language level. We have found benefits from combining children with different levels of proficiency. Children are more likely to 

  • Engage in both collaborative and independent learning
  • Gain a confidence boost –Spending time with other children of varying levels helps less confident children build language skills they might be hesitant to acquire with an adult
  • Help strengthen previously learned skills that tend to get lost over summer break

Activities in the Afternoon

At Le Camp d'Été, we believe that the recipe for a successful summer consists of the right mix between languages, sports, arts, sciences and performing arts. We strive  for dedication to rich daily experiences. Afternoon activities include:

 Sports, Movement, and Games

 Performing Arts (Music, Theater, Dance)               Arts and Crafts

 Science and Maker Activities

 Cooking and Baking

Friday Fun Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We like to celebrate the end of each week with a Friday Funday! Each week will bring a new bounce house, entertainment and fun for all our campers. Activities change weekly and include: face painting, carnival treats, bring-your-wheels day, talent showcases, splash day, theme parties and many more fun activities that help make those lasting camp memories. 

Camp Themes

  • Session 1 (June 17 – June 21) (No camp on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)                                           Potage aux pâtes  / Alphabet Soup                                                                                   
  • Session 2  (June 24– June 28)                                                                                                                                                 Voyage en voiture aux États-Unis / Road Trip USA                                                                     
  • Session 3 (July 1 – July 5). (No camp on July 4th in observance of Independence day)                                      Festival de musique / Music Fest                                                                           
  • Session 4 (July 8 – July 12)                                                                                                                                                       Le Camp de nature / Nature Camp                                                                                                  
  • Session 5 (July 15 - July 19)                                                                                                                                                      Comptez sur moi / You Can Count on Me                         
  • Session 6 (July 22 - 26                                                                                                                                                             Plaisir d'anniversaire / BIrthday Fun and Games                          
  • Session 7 (July 29 - August 2)                                                                                                                                               Fête sur la plage / Beach Bash                                                                                    

Field Trips

 Field trips will take place every Wednesday and will be to a variety of fun destinations such as museums, parks, beaches, zoos, and other local bay area locations. We charter yellow buses to all field trips (except for local park in walking distance). Field trips will be announced in April and listed on this website.

Please note: Field trips are only for Junior Campers 

(Rising 1st - 6th grade)

(Session 1 Field Trip will take place on Thursday 6/20 due to holiday)


Previous Years' Fieldtrips Include:

  • Exploratorium
  • A's Baseball Game
  • Cull Canyon Swimming Lagoon
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Oakland & San Francisco Zoo
  • Chabot Science 
  • Adventure Playground

We are always looking for new and exciting field trips!

Sample Day at the Junior Camp

  Sample Day
8:00-9:00  Morning Care
9:00-12:00 Academic French (30 mins. recess mid morning)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and free time
1:00-2:00  Activity 1 (Sports, Arts, Games, STEM) in French and English
2:00-3:00  Activity 2 (Sports, Arts, Games) in French and English
3:00-3:30 Aftercare Snack
3:30-4:00 Aftercare Free Play
4:00-5:15 Aftercare Teacher Led Activity or Free Play
5:15-6:00 Aftercare Free Play
  • Please note that the program of activities and field trips is subject to change due to enrollment or weather. We will update our website accordingly. 
  • In order to give our campers the most of our time and attention, we divide campers into smaller groups with a maximum of 18 children per activity. 
  • Our ratio for chaperones/instructors is 1 adult for 18  Juniors Campers.

Camp Times and Rates


  • General Enrollment will run from Jan. 28th  - June 1st. Space is limited so please enroll as soon as possible


  • Morning Care          8:00am to 9:00am
  • Camp Day                  9:00am to 3:00pm
  • After Care                3:00pm to 6:00pm


  • Early Bird Rate of $455/week will run until  3/1
  • Regular Rate of    $505/week will run until 5/31
  • Late registration Rate of $560/week will run from  6/1 to end of camp
  •  Financial Aid is not available.


  • Early Bird Rate of $2550 /7 weeks will run until  3/15
  • Regular Rate of    $2830  7 weeks will run until 5/31
  • Late registration Rate of $3135 / 7 weeks will run from  6/1 to 6/12
  •  Financial Aid is not available.

Cancellations/Refunds Policy: In recognition that Le Camp d’Été must make advance operational decisions, registration fees are not refundable if cancellation is made after June 01, 2024. 


Registrations cancelled on or before June 01, 2024 will be refunded less a $75 processing fee per session cancelled.