$299 – full week
(early bird: $249 before 04/15)
*Registration fees apply
**Lunch not provided
OC French Summer Camp
1838 N Shaffer Street
Orange, CA 92865
9:00am – 3:30pm
(free optional daycare: starts at 8:00am ends at 5:30pm)
OC French Summer Camp
Fun & smart! The perfect vacation for your kids!
The OC French Summer Camp (OC-FSC) runs for 6 weeks beginning Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 27, 2018 on our Orange County campus.
The OC French Summer Camp Junior is for campers entering preschool (born in 2015) & pre-kindergarten (born in 2014).
The OC French Summer Camp is for campers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.
OC-FSC offers a bustling daily schedule and a watchful counseling staff.
Our objective is to introduce children to the French language and culture at an early age while they still have a linguistic openness to easily learn a second language. Their adaptability, their lack of inhibition, and, above all, their ability to reproduce any sound accurately will help them learn a second language with great ease.We provide a unique learning context in which your children will learn at their own pace in a fun, genuine, French summer camp environment.
French classes are taught by a group of highly-experienced teachers accredited by the French ministry of education. Previous exposure to French is not required.
The OC French Summer Camp is an extension program of the International School of Los Angeles (LILA).
The Orange County Campus is a licensed daycare center by the State of California.
OC French Summer Camp Junior
Preschool & pre-k campers
(2-4 year olds)
A day at camp: preschool & pre-k campers
|9:15-10:00||Activities in French (please see activities section for details)|
|10:00-10:30||Snack and recess|
|10:30-11:15||Activities in French|
|11:15-12:00||Activities in French|
|12:00-12:45||Lunch and outdoor play time|
|1:45-2:30||Activities in French|
|2:30-2:45||Snack and recess|
|2:45-3:30||Activities in French|
Open to 2 to 4-year-olds (born in 2014 & 2015) who will be attending preschool and pre-kindergarten in 2018-2019. The children must be potty trained and have prior experience in a day care environment. The goal of the OC French Summer Camp Junior is to introduce the French language through day-to-day activities: greetings, colors, fruits, and days of the week, to name a few. Mornings will focus on the acquisition of the French language. Afternoons will consist of various fun activities including games, arts, crafts, sports, singing, and reading. The program will also help young campers gain social skills.
This program also focuses on social-emotional learning and helps children gain social skills through everyday interactions. Each week children will be introduced to a new theme. The French teacher will plan sessions and activities accordingly and let children explore & learn about the theme throughout the week.
Week 1 (June 18 – 22) Les animaux / Amimals
This week we’ll learn about the wonderful creatures that live on our planet. We’ll do various animal arts and crafts, read stories, sing songs and more
Week 2 (June 25 – August 29) L’Afrique, L’Asie, L’Oceanie / Africa, Asia, Oceania
Come explore far off lands with us. We’ll learn about the animals, plants, and people from these 3 great continents
Week 3 (July 2 – July 6) Les contes de fées: princes & princesses / Fairy Tales: Princes & Princesses
There will be so much fun to be had this week, using our imaginations, costumes and pretend play to become princes and princesses. Lots of coloring and arts and crafts too
Week 4 (July 9 – July 13) Le monde des mers / The World of the Sea
Let’s dive deep into the beautiful blue ocean and learn all about the amazing fish and other animals that live in the sea
Week 5 (July 16 – July 20) l’alimentation / Food
It’s all about a Food and Nutrition theme! Children love this theme because the learning opportunities are endless. Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them and you can tap into that curiosity regarding food by teaching the importance of making healthy eating choices.
Week 6 (July 23 – July 27) les quatre saisons / The Four Seasons
The seasons are an important element of the preschool & pre-kindergarten curriculum. Learning the seasons through fun activities, children will begin to understand the concept of time. The four seasons also serve as an effective support tool to learn a new language.
Math: one-on-one correspondence, recognizing numbers, and counting in French.
Fine Motor Skills: 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, soccer, grasping, throwing.
Music: new vocabulary and rhymes through French songs.
OC French Summer Camp
K to 5th grade campers
|10:15-10:30||Snack and Recess|
|12:45-2:00||Activities (please see activities section for details)|
Summer Camp Activities*
Designed to teach the fundamentals of the French language (and/or to maintain the knowledge of French), the classes take place five times a week for two periods of 75 minutes each and are taught by accredited French teachers. 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.
Monday: Mad Science
Soccer: Ex pro player Georges Ba and his coaches will hold soccer lessons for all levels! Students will be split into groups, learn new skills, apply and master them, and have fun playing games.
Art Class: Get ready for a colorful adventure into the art world ! Creative Creatures & Co. will bring you amazing art projects from clay creatures, work with vintage photography tools, make palette knife tropical bird paintings, learn all about printmaking or play with watercolor and oil paint. Each week, artists will discover a new field including painting, drawing, and more! Explore colorful materials, learn to use the most imaginative art tools, and get a little messy along the way. Campers will walk away with a serious number of smiles, creativity overflow and a desire to continue discovering their new-found talents.
Tennis: Tennis Pro Zone coaches will teach tennis basics through fun games and activities. They will learn how to hit a basic forehand. They will begin rallying, scoring and incorporate life skills like teamwork and sportsmanship. Tennis equipment provided.
Friday: Pizza, Bounce & Fun
Pizza will be served for lunch followed by bouncy houses and water slides/games on the soccer field. Towels and swimsuits are not necessary. Students will be wet, but are usually dry by pick up time since all water play ends at 3:00pm. You may send your camper with a swimsuit and towel if you prefer.
*Please note that activities are subject to change due to weekly enrollment.
Every one of our on-site staff members and activity instructors is committed to providing a high quality educational and recreational experience for campers.
Our French teachers are native French speakers who teach French during the regular school year. Staff members provide a safe atmosphere where children celebrate and appreciate themselves, while celebrating and appreciating others. All staff are qualified, experienced educations in school and camp environments. All employees are background checked and hold CPR & first-aid certifications.
Personal references are available upon request.
OC French Summer Camp Director
Born in France, Franck Reynaud is a French-American citizen who lives in Orange County with his wife and two daughters. A graduate of Université Montpellier with a BS in Biology, M. Reynaud obtained a Diplôme de professeur des écoles from IUFM Montpellier, France. He joined the International School of Los Angeles (LILA) team 16 years ago as a 2nd grade teacher and became Campus Director and Preschool Director in July 2010.
M. Reynaud is an engaging educator and because of his love of teaching, his role as the OC Campus Director is enhanced. He brings fresh, innovative experiences to the campus student body on a regular basis, such as STEM challenges, a Roller Hockey team, and chess tournaments. Always striving for excellence, M. Reynaud maintains a clean, safe, and vibrant campus in Orange County.
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OC French Summer Camp Coordinator
Born and raised right here in Orange County, Jennifer developed a passion for French language and culture at a young age with a high school trip to Paris. Jennifer studied at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Cal State Fullerton, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science. She has been Business Manager at the Orange County Campus for the past 10 years where she coordinates day-to-day logistics and scheduling, handles communications, and even does playground supervision.
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OC French Summer Camp Consultant
Lyesse is the Founder and CEO of Bridges Education Consulting, an education services consulting company. He has over 20 years of experience in education services and after-school programs and camps in France and the United States. He is the creator of “Ecole du Soleil.” Prior to forming Bridges Education Consulting, Lyesse was the Director of Activities and Athletics at the International School of Los Angeles for 15 years. Lyesse continues to oversee the Activities and Athletics for the International School of Los Angeles on a consultant basis. Lyesse holds a BA in History and two Master’s degrees in Political Sciences and Information/Communication from Université de Versailles-SQY and Lyon III, France. Lyesse was born in North Africa and grew up in France. He is fluent in French, English, and Arabic. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three year old son and 1 and half year old daughter.
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For more information about OC French Summer Camp please contact Jennifer Natividad by email or by phone (714) 771-4710