Ecole du Soleil

Five Weeks of French-infused Fun!

Ecole du Soleil is Monday, June 17–Friday, July 19

Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure at Ecole Du Soleil Summer Camp! We are thrilled to announce LILA’s premier Summer Camp will run from Monday, June 17–Friday, July 19. This 5-week camp will cost $500 per week and will take place at the Los Feliz Campus. La Petite Ecole du Soleil will be open to campers entering preschool and pre-kindergarten in the Fall while La Grande Ecole du Soleil will welcome K-5th grades.

What awaits your child is a daily schedule filled with French classes that are taught by highly experienced teachers (designed for all levels), amazing counseling staff that will create a safe environment for your child, and an overall fun and educating Summer Camp in a French cultural environment. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity, we look forward to welcoming your little ones to Ecole Du Soleil Summer Camp 2024!

How to Register to SchoolCash Online (SCO):

Step 1: click https://lycee.schoolcashonline.com/.
Step 2: Click Register.
Step 3: Fill out your information and the security question and answer.
Step 4: You will receive a confirmation email, which you will click on the link and it should bring you to the “registration complete” page.
Step 5: Sign in and skip this page by clicking “I don’t want to add a student” under the CONFIRM button.
Step 6: Add Ecole du Soleil item to your cart for purchase based on your student’s age. (Ages 2-4 go to Petite, K-5th go to Grande).
Step 7: Finalize payment to secure a spot.
Step 8: Lastly, please fill out the “MANDATORY Summer Camp Forms” item on SCO for each student enrolled to complete registration.

The Los Feliz Campus is a licensed daycare center by the State of California.

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Regular Price: $500

*Plus applicable registration fees are taken by the payment platform.
*Please note: No class drops or refunds after Friday, June 7.

Ecole du Soleil
Los Feliz Main Campus
4155 Russell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

About Ecole du Soleil

Ecole du Soleil

Fun and smart! The perfect vacation for your kids! 

Ecole du Soleil runs five weeks, from Monday, June 17–Friday, July 19 at our Los Feliz campus. 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. Previous exposure to French is not required. Ecole du Soleil is an extension program of the International School of Los Angeles (LILA).

The Los Feliz Campus is a licensed daycare center by the State of California.

Summer Camp Themes

Week 1: Une Excursion de la France (A Tour of France)
Dates: Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21

Pack your bags and get ready to embark on a tour of France in Week 1 of summer camp! Children will participate in activities that will expose them to the unparalleled beauty of France. From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, they’ll get to showcase their creativity and learn about iconic landmarks, and historical facts, and even experience the vibrant music scene of France in unique and interactive ways. 

Week 2: Le Cinéma Français
Dates: Monday, June 24–Friday, June 28

Lights, camera, action! Week 2 of our summer camp is all about the magic of French cinema. 

From the first French movies ever made to the progression of cinema through the years, children will explore the world of film like never before. Our vendor will guide them through the art of storytelling and film production. They’ll also have the opportunity to try their hand at stop-motion animation and learn about film scoring. Campers will create their movies to reflect their French experience. 

Week 3: French Explorers
Dates: Monday, July 1–Friday, July 5

In Week 3 of our summer camp, children will unleash their inner explorers and discover the wonders of French exploration. From boats and airplanes to space adventures, they’ll learn about the great French explorers who shaped history. Special guests will share their insights into space exploration. *Please note that there will not be camp on Thursday, July 4.

Week 4: Une Cuisine Française (A French Kitchen)
Dates: Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12

Get ready for a delicious adventure as we dive into the world of French cuisine. From learning how to make the perfect crepes to exploring traditional French dishes, your child will experience the joys of cooking like a true chef. Our vendor will guide the children through exciting culinary activities. In the morning, they’ll cook up some great French food and enjoy their creations. In the afternoon, they’ll explore the language and culture of France through exciting and engaging activities!

Week 5: Une Nuit à Paris (A Night in Paris)
Dates: Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19

Prepare to be transported to the enchanting streets of Paris in Week 5 of summer camp! This week is all about music, art, and fashion. Children will have the opportunity to create their scents, dive into paper mache art projects, and immerse themselves in the vibrant world of Parisian culture. As a culminating activity to our Camp, campers will showcase their work and participate in a Night in Paris event with their families. 

Petite Ecole du Soleil
(Preschool & Pre-K campers: ages 24)

Open to children ages 2-4, who will be attending preschool and pre-kindergarten in the fall. The children must be potty trained and have prior experience in a daycare environment.

The goal of Petite Ecole du Soleil 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. The afternoons will consist of various fun activities including games, arts and 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.

Grande Ecole du Soleil
(Kindergarten5th grade campers)

At Grande Ecole du Soleil, we aim to provide a dynamic introduction to the French language and culture. Through engaging in day-to-day activities, campers will learn essentials like greetings, colors, fruits, and days of the week. Our program goes beyond language learning to emphasize social skills development. Campers will have the opportunity to gain valuable social skills such as communication through everyday interactions and activities. 

Mornings will be dedicated to immersive French language acquisition, focusing on building vocabulary and language skills. In the afternoons, campers will enjoy a variety of exciting activities including games, arts, crafts, sports, singing, and reading, all designed to reinforce the language concepts learned earlier in the day.

Each week, campers will explore a new theme, allowing them to deepen their understanding of the French language and culture. Our experienced French teachers will plan sessions and activities accordingly, ensuring that campers have a fun, enriching, and educational experience at our French summer camp.

Our Staff

Every one of our on-site staff members and activity instructors are committed to providing a high-quality educational and recreational experience for campers. Staff members provide a safe atmosphere where children celebrate and appreciate themselves while celebrating and appreciating others.

All staff are qualified, experienced educators in school and camp environments. All employees undergo background checks and hold CPR and first-aid certifications.

FAQ

Is there a daily rate?
No, we do not offer daily or half-week rates. 

My child is between 2-4 years old, can they attend?
Children ages 2-4, who will be attending preschool and pre-kindergarten in the fall can enroll in Petite École du Soleil. The children must be potty trained and have prior experience in a daycare environment.

When can I drop off and pick up my child?
While Summer Camp will run from 9:00am–3:00pm, daycare beginning at 8:00am and ending at 5:00pm will be available at no additional charge.

Will there be camp on 4th of July?
No, our campus will be closed and we will offer a modified rate for the week of Monday, July 1–Friday, July 5.

Does my child have to speak French?
No, we welcome students at all levels.

My child does not attend LILA during the school year, can they still attend?
Yes, we would love to expose your child to our premier French Summer Camp, Ecole du Soleil.

For more information about Ecole du Soleil, please contact After-School Activities and Vacation Camps Manager Cristina Fajardo at camps@lilaschool.com.

Can I purchase one week?
Yes, you can purchase weeks separately. 

Until when do I have to receive a full refund?
You can request to cancel your purchase and receive a full refund before Friday, June 7.

For more information about Ecole du Soleil, please contact After-School Activities and Vacation Camps Manager Cristina Fajardo at camps@lilaschool.com.