French Classes in the Morning

Designed to teach the fundamentals of the French language (and/or to maintain the knowledge of French), the classes take place four times a week for two periods of 75 minutes each and are taught by native and experienced French instructors. 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 to easily learn a second language. The curriculum promotes the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes are designed for both beginner and intermediate French speakers. 

Activities in the afternoon

At Le Camp d’Eté , we believe that the recipe for a successful summer consists of the right mix between languages, sports, arts, sciences and performing arts. All our activity instructors are well recognized afterschool and camp professionals operating in the Bay Area. They will be assisted by our camp staff during their session.  

  • Monday afternoons are dedicated to sports. Juniors campers will participate in tennis sessions, judo, and soccer. 
  • Tuesdays are devoted to arts and cooking. 
  • Thursdays are all about the sciences and “making”. Mad Science, a Lego program and Makers Club will take place.  
  • Fridays are for performing arts.  Groove and Move Kids will lead afternoon classes along with a drum circle musician.  The week will end with a Friday show with a special guest who will perform for all our campers and their parents. Parents have the option of picking up their children between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm or continue extended day and pick up after 5:30 pm.  

No pick up will be allowed between 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm as activities will be in session.   

Wednesday Field Trips

Field trips give students educational experiences away from their regular campus environment. Campers visiting different educational facilities learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner. Learning in assorted ways can appeal to varied learning styles, helping children to succeed whether they are visual, auditory or kinetic learners. 

At Le Camp d’Eté we choose to take the Junior Campers off-campus on Wednesdays, as it's a welcome break in the weekly routine. 


Oakland Zoo, 07/25 

Oakland Zoo was established in 1922 and is home to over 700 native and exotic animals. In particular, Oakland zoo is recognized for the elephant care program and for the Leed-certified, 17,000 square foot, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital—the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California. Summer 2018 introduces Oakland Zoo guests to an entirely new experience, California Trail, a monumental expansion that doubles our size and celebrates our state’s native wildlife—both past and present. 


California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco 08/01 

At the only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-natural history museum on Earth, adventure is around every corner: Marvel at the deepest living coral reef tank on Earth, zoom across the Universe in the 75-foot planetarium. and trek through a butterfly-filled four-story tropical rainforest. 


Exploratorium, San Francisco  08/08 

The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco that allows visitors to explore the world through science, art, and human perception. Its mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide 


Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland  08/15 

The Chabot Space and Science Center is a hands-on center featuring interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes. 

The Center is the continuation and expansion of a public observatory that has served San Francisco Bay Area schools and citizens with astronomy and science education programs since 1883. It is named after the father of hydraulic mining and benefactor of the original Oakland Observatory, Anthony Chabot. Since 2000, the Center has been located on the western border of Redwoods Regional Park. 

A week at the Junior camp

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:00  Morning care Morning care Morning care Morning care Morning care
9:00-10:15 French French Field trip Departure French French
10:15-10:45 Recess Recess   Recess Recess
 10:45-12:00 French  French    French  French 
 12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch   Lunch Lunch

Tennis A

Judo B

Art A

Art  B


Mad Science A

Lego B

Groove Move Kids A

Drum Circle B

 2:15-2:30 Recess Recess   Recess Recess

Tennis B

Judo A

Art B

Art A


Mad Science B

Lego A

Groove Move Kids B

Drum Circle A

 3:45-4:00 Snack Snack Returning from Field trip and snack Snack Snack
4:00-4:30 Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time
 4:30-5:30 Soccer Cooking Class Board games Tournaments Makers Club Studio Friday show
5:30-6:00  Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time Pick up time
  • 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 20 children per activity. 
  • Our ratio for chaperones/instructors is 1 adult for 10  juniors campers.