French Camp

Dates: June 28 through August 13
Ages: 3–12
Cost: $650 per week (5% off through May 1, 2021 with code EARLYBIRD)
Drop off: 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Pick up: 4:30 to 5:00 PM

Summer at SLA means outdoor adventure, STEM exploration, art, and fun – all in French! SLA offers a dynamic, social, interactive camp with SLA’s hallmark French scaffolded immersion setting. Summer at SLA is above all a time to have fun with friends old and new, spend time outdoors, and make the grownups in your life wish they could come, too!

After morning drop-off at 9 Hanover Place in Downtown Brooklyn, children will spend the cooler hours at Fort Greene Park with language-based thematic games and activities as well as free play; afternoons will be project-focused indoors at SLA’s air-conditioned main campus, 9 Hanover Place. SLA will continue to implement covid protocols that have successfully been implemented all year and will closely be monitoring the guidelines and recommendations set by the DOH over the next several months and updating protocols accordingly.  Exceptionally this summer, in lieu of field trips that would require public transport, compelling guest educators will delight our campers in special outdoor “stay-trips” in Fort Greene Park.

NEW in 2021! Middle school camp for rising 6th and 7th graders! SLA offers a special space for 6th and 7th graders to have that much needed in person social time that they have missed this year. Fun themes abound with park time and free time for arts and crafts as well as expert visiting guests. 

AGES 3–7

Francophone Culture Week (French)

Storytelling! Singing! Dancing! Food! Art! Children will delve into the rich and diverse cultures of various francophone cultures while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary. Highlighting rich language and cultural immersion with teachers native to the countries and areas we will explore. Along with daily activities in Fort Greene Park, children will take walking trips around the neighborhood as well as explore fabrics, art, musical instruments and enjoy a relevant culinary experience. (New Culture Focus Each Week)

Register for Session 1

AGES 8–12

Francophone Culture Week (French)

Storytelling! Singing! Dancing! Food! Art! Children will delve into the rich and diverse cultures of various francophone cultures while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary. Highlighting rich language and cultural immersion with teachers native to the countries and areas we will explore. Along with daily activities in Fort Greene Park, children will take walking trips around the neighborhood as well as explore fabrics, art, musical instruments and enjoy a relevant culinary experience. (New Culture Focus Each Week)

Register for Session 1 

AGES 3–7

Art Outdoors (French) 

Art is all around us! Children take inspirational walks to engage with public murals and in the afternoons create their own works of art and practice making their own colors

Register for Session 2

AGES 8–12

Street Art (French) 

Art is all around us! Children take to NYC Streets to explore street art in forms of photography, graffiti, and more. This week is replete with walkabouts to photograph street art, look for graffiti tags, and develop our own!

Register for Session 2

AGES 3–7

Urban Builders: Nature + Cities (French)

New York City is a young builder’s dream. Children will explore varying architectural styles in Brooklyn and the city at large, from the tall towers of Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn to the sedate brownstones of residential NYC, while deepening their concepts of geometry and physical science. From our very own windows, they can watch a building grow from the ground up! They will go on scouting trips and then come back to build models from their photographs and sketches, build towers and structures with blocks and other building materials, and enjoy art and photography, all while broadening their builder’s vocabulary. 

Register for Session 3

AGES 8–12

Urban Builders & Fantasy Plans: Natures + Cities (French)

Children take on what it means to live in a relationship with nature in an urban setting. Replete with walkabouts of historic nearby cobblestone streets and contrasting green new buildings, campers explore what they love about the city, and what we would do to improve it. We’ll learn about the city’s evolution from horse and buggies to cars, about activists like Jane Jacobs who pushed back on city plans to cross through Lower Manhattan with a freeway. What do city dwellers need? We’ll discuss the constant need of urban evolution and why it matters. As activists, the week will culminate creating fantasy cities, and a love letter to our own city in the target language.

Register for Session 3

AGES 3–7

Ocean Explorers (French)

Children explore New York as an ocean city by learning about its ocean inhabitants. What cool creatures live near us? How do they sleep? What do they eat? What is dangerous for them and what do they enjoy? In this marine-themed week, we will learn about neighboring marine life: whales, dolphins, seals, jellyfish, oysters, and, of course fish! The week will include hands-on science projects that focus on our delicate ecosystem and the water cycle and a guest visit with a marine biology children’s educator.

Register for Session 4 

AGES 8–12

Ocean Explorers (French)

Children explore New York as an ocean city by learning about its ocean inhabitants. What cool creatures live near us? How do they sleep? What do they eat? What is dangerous for them and what do they enjoy? In this marine-themed week, we will learn about neighboring marine life: whales, dolphins, seals, jellyfish, oysters, and, of course fish! The week will include hands-on science projects that focus on our delicate ecosystem and the water cycle and a guest visit with a marine biology children’s educator.

Register for Session 4 

AGES 3–7

Animal Powers (French)

Children dive into animal powers and how they use them. Webbed feet, sharp claws, whiskers, sharp teeth, large beaks, wings, hooves, the ability to camouflage or shed skin or antlers. Why do animals have these and how do they use them? A week rich in new vocabulary in the target language, children are visited by a birds-of-prey rescue center and get to learn up close about some awesome creatures.

Register for Session 5

AGES 8–12

NYC Wildlife and Survival (French)

Children explore the fascinating life of our ubiquitous urban neighbors: the Norway rat, pigeons, red-tailed hawks. A week rich in new vocabulary in the target language, children are visited by a birds-of-prey rescue center and get to learn up close about some awesome creatures.

Register for Session 5

AGES 3–7

Tricks and Treats: Magic, Potions & Optical Illusions (French)

Children delight in potion making, shadow puppets, and a visit from a magician!

From making bubbles and play dough to creating their own colors, this week fosters storytelling and fun mess making. 

Register for Session 6

AGES 8–12

Card tricks and Strategy Games (French)

Eye tricks, card games, Children hone their card playing skills and eye tricks in this fun-driven week of learning the art of illusion, as well as delight in a guest appearance by a magician. Strategy games abound as well all while practicing the target language.

Register for Session 6 

AGES 3–7

Francophone Culture Week (French)

Storytelling! Singing! Dancing! Food! Art! Children will delve into the rich and diverse cultures of various francophone cultures while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary. Highlighting rich language and cultural immersion with teachers native to the countries and areas we will explore. Along with daily activities in Fort Greene Park, children will take walking trips around the neighborhood as well as explore fabrics, art, musical instruments and enjoy a relevant culinary experience. (New Culture Focus Each Week)

Register for Session 7 

AGES 8–12

Francophone Culture Week (French)

Storytelling! Singing! Dancing! Food! Art! Children will delve into the rich and diverse cultures of various francophone cultures while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary. Highlighting rich language and cultural immersion with teachers native to the countries and areas we will explore. Along with daily activities in Fort Greene Park, children will take walking trips around the neighborhood as well as explore fabrics, art, musical instruments and enjoy a relevant culinary experience. (New Culture Focus Each Week)

Register for Session 7 

Number of sessionsPrice
1 session$650
2 sessions$1300
3 sessions$1950
4 sessions$2600
5 sessions$3250
6 sessions$3900
7 sessions$4550