Is it a French-speaking camp?
Yes! All activities are performed in French with themes that appeal to the participants’ age groups. The camp is geared towards a non-francophone audience, welcoming children between the ages of 5 and 15.
My child is under five years old or older than 15. Can I still register him/her for the AFT summer camp?
No. We may however make an exception for a child who is nearly five years old (we can accept if your child is turning 5 in the next 2 months).
Can I register my child for only half a day or for one week only?
No. From an educational standpoint, children enjoy the camp more when they are enrolled for the full program. Your child will begin to feel more comfortable after few (full) days.
Are children grouped by age or level?
Children are grouped by age only.
Do I need to drive my child myself?
Yes. We do not organize bus pick-up service.
What happens if I run late and cannot pick up my child on time?
The school closes its doors at 6:00 pm (a school regulation). Therefore, late pick-ups are unacceptable. A $2 per minute late fee will apply from 6:00 pm onward.
Does the camp offer snacks and lunches?
No, you must prepare snacks (2 per day) and lunches for your child.
Send along a bottle of water as well, which will likely be refilled several times during the day. Nut products are not allowed in our camps.
What if I forget to give my child a snack?
The staff will look for the best option available to make sure your child does not go hungry.
What kind of equipment should the child bring?
The children are in daily contact with nature, either in the playground or the park, so everyday sports shoes are required. Sun lotion, mosquito repellent, a hat and a rain jacket (depending on the weather) are also necessary.
Alliance Française will not be responsible for the loss of personal belongings and we strongly advise against bringing any electronic equipment such as video games, iPods or cell phones to camp.
What is the staff-to-camper ratio?
There is one instructor and one assistant per group of 15 children maximum. We also welcome volunteers throughout the summer. At registration, you will be given the camp manager’s cell phone number; the manager will be present at the camp site all day.
How qualified is the teaching staff?
Our instructors are certified and experienced teachers of French as a Second Language for children. They also have camp experience.
My child suffers from allergies. How do I ensure he/she gets medical attention if needed?
Any known allergies or medical conditions must be mentioned upon registration. Any child with an allergy should carry an Epipen. Many of our on-site instructors and assistants have first aid training and will tend to your child should the need arise.