Mini-camp is for children entering preschool (minimum age 3 1/2 and potty-trained) and Kindergarten. Camp is offered from June 22 to July 17, 2020*.

Activities in French

We introduce and reinforce French acquisition through play-based learning in the mornings as well as a period of specialized activity in aftercare. Students will learn, based around a bi-weekly theme (see themes below).


Activities may include basic language skills like learning the words for animals, or cooking ingredients, colors, numbers and other verbiage. Simple social interactions, singing songs, reading stories, and doing arts and crafts projects will also help to reinforce the language acquisition.


Summer Camp is a great introduction or reinforcement for new learners. Please note that this is not an academic based camp and having fun, socializing and enjoying learning is our top priority.


Morning care and Aftercare consist of various activities including games, free play, arts, crafts, sports, singing, dancing and stories. An additional activity conducted in French will take place during aftercare, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.


Our program also focuses on social-emotional learning and helps mini campers gain social skills through everyday interactions.


In addition, each week mini-campers will be introduced to a new theme. Supervisors will plan the sessions and activities accordingly and let the children explore and learn about the theme throughout the week. 


  • Week 1 (June 22): Animals of the World 
  • Week 2 (June 29): Animals of the World. No camp on July 3.
  • Week 3 (July 6) : Farm and Food
  • Week 4 (July 13): Farm and Food 


Additional Learning

  • Art: fine motor skills such as drawing, mixing colors, cutting, gluing, and discovering forms, and textures.
  • Sports: developing fine and gross motor skills as well as coordination through ball games.
  • Music: new vocabulary and rhymes through French songs.

Aftercare (in English) and Afternoon Activities (in French)

Campers will awaken from nap or finish up with quiet play, to enjoy a healthy snack outside followed by freeplay, with multiple activity options in different areas of the playground.


From Monday to Thursday, campers who are still present at 4:30pm will enjoy an afternoon activity conducted in French, such as soccer, cooking, gymnastics, science, arts, etc. Sometimes these activities are split into multiple groups depending on how many children are present.


On Fridays, Le Camp d’Ete will feature a performance for the whole camp (including Junior Campers) and their parents.

Sample Day at the Mini-Camp

Time Activity
8:00-9:00 Morning Care (freeplay — english)
9:00-9:15 Morning routine
9:15-10-15 Circle time and Activities in French 
10:15-10:45 Snack and recess
10:45-12:00 Activities in French
12:00-1:00 Lunch and outdoor play time
1:00-2:30 Nap and quiet time (nap not required)
2:30-3:45 Wake Up and Free Play
3:45-4:00 Snack
4:00-4:30 Free play and pick up time

Aftercare activity French

Monday: Gymnsatics, Tuesday: Story Time
Wednesday: Cooking, Thursday: Soccer, Friday: Show

5:30-6:00  Pick up time

* Mini Camp is four weeks long in 2020 due to upgrades and improvements being performed on the Preschool playground. We look forward to resuming our eight-week offering in 2021 with a beautiful brand new recess yard!