2019 MINI-CAMPERS

Mini-camp is for children entering preschool (minimum age 3 1/2 and potty-trained) and Kindergarten

Weekly Themes and Activities

We introduce and reinforce French acquisition through specialized French instruction periods during two periods in the morning and one in aftercare. These activities will include basic language skills like learning numbers, colors, letters, simple social interactions, songs, reading, and arts and crafts.

 

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 24 – June 28:  Jungle Adventure / À la découverte de la jungle

• Week 2, July 1 – July 5: Fairy Tales: Princes and Princesses / Conte de fées, princes et princesses

• Week 3, July 8 – July 12: Up in the Sky / Dans le ciel

• Week 4, July 15 – July 19: African Safari / Safari africain

• Week 5, July 22 – July 26: Cooking / La cuisine

• Week 6, July 29 – August 2: At the Circus / Au cirque

• Week 7, Aug. 5 – Aug. 9: The Ocean World / Le monde sous-marin

• Week 8, Aug. 12 – Aug. 16: On the Farm / Dans la ferme

 



What Other Skills Will My Child Learn?

  • Mathematics: Children will study one-on-one correspondence, recognizing numbers, and counting in French.
  • Fine Motor: using a pencil, learning how to write letters, and drawing.
  • Art: 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 Activities

Aftercare at Le Camp d’Été is optional and a continuation of the regular camp day with bilingual activities such as arts, athletics and science. On Fridays, Le Camp d’Été will feature a special performance for the all mini and 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
4:30-5:30 Aftercare activity French
5:30-6:00  Pick up time