JUNIOR CAMP 2020

Junior Camp is open to 1st to 6th graders. Camp runs from June 22 to July 31, 2020.

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 each day (except for field trip days) 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 beginners and intermediate French speakers. 



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.

 

All our activity instructors are well recognized afterschool and camp professionals operating in the Bay Area. Instructors will be assisted by our camp staff during their sessions. 

  • Monday afternoons are dedicated to sports, specific activities TBA.
  • Tuesdays are devoted to arts and cooking.
  • Wednesdays are field trip days.
  • Thursdays are all about the sciences and “making”. Activities TBA.
  • Fridays are for performing arts. Activities TBA. The week will end with a Friday show with a special guest who will perform for all our campers and their parents.

 

 

Pick up time

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. Pick up is discouraged between 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm as activities will be in session. 



Wednesdays 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'Ete we choose to take the Junior Campers off-campus on Wednesdays, as it's a welcome break in the weekly routine.

Oakland Zoo, 06/24

 

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.


Exploratorium, San Francisco  07/01

 

 

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

 

Muir Beach, Marin 7/8

 

 

Muir Beach is a quiet cove, beach and lagoon. It is an absolutely beautiful setting at the mouth of Redwood Creek where Frank Valley meets the Pacific Ocean about 9 miles west of Sausalito on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Tilden Park, Berkeley 7/15

 

We’ll be heading up to this beautiful park to spend the day surrounded by nature. We’ll visit the little farm, and take a walk through the wetlands on the boardwalk to Jewel Lake. We’ll also be playing games and enjoying the grassy fields and play structures nearby.

Adventure Playground/Berkeley Marina Park and Beach 07/22

 

 

The Adventure Playground at the Berkeley Marina was opened in 1979. It is a wonderfully unique outdoor facility where staff encourage children to play and build creatively.  Children can climb on the many unusual kid designed and built forts, boats, and towers. Kids can ride a zip line or hammer, saw, and paint. By providing these low risk activities Adventure Playground creates opportunities for children to learn cooperation, meet physical challenges and gain self confidence.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco 07/29

 

 

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.

 

Sample 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
1:00-2:15

 

Sports

 

Music & Movement
 

STEAM activity

 

Art activity

 2:15-2:30 Recess Recess   Recess Recess
2:30-3:45

 

Sports

Music & Movement

 

STEAM activity

 

Art activity

 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 Activity TBA Activity TBA Activity TBA Activity TBA Activity TBA
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.