The École 2019 Summer Camp will take place from June 24th to July 11th. We welcome all children 3 to 10 years old—both students of The École and neighborhood friends—even if they have no French or English background.
Our camp has been designed to provide children with a bilingual immersion experience similar to The École’s regular school year program—but in the context of lots of summer fun. At our Flatiron District campus and the surrounding Madison Square and Union Square Parks, campers learn and practice both French and English through daily art, dance, music, and sports workshops and activities. Weekly excursions to nearby museums and organizations, such as MOMATH, the Museum of Natural History, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park, add additional cultural richness to their summer.
Throughout the day, children will be guided through workshops and activities by a camp staff composed entirely of The École’s Maternelle, Elementary, and After-School program teachers. All are native-speakers in French or English and deeply experienced in working with language learners of all levels. They ensure campers have the opportunity to improve their French and English language skills, at their own pace and in relaxed—but enriching—settings.
Our camp days begin with morning workshops and activities conducted in French. Following recess and lunch—and, for our youngest campers, naptime—afternoon workshops activities are held in English.
Please note that lunch will not be provided by the camp. Parents are required to pack lunch for their child and have it with them at morning drop-off. Please do not bring any food containing peanut products, as The École is a peanut-free environment.
- 8:30 am to 9:00 am: Childcare (Extended Day)
- 9:00 am to 11:30 am: Workshops & Activities in French
- 11:30 am to 12:00 pm: Recess at local parks (Madison or Union Square)
- 12:00 pm to 12:30pm: Lunch
- 12:30 pm to 2:00pm: Nap for 3-4 years old
- 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm: Workshop & Activities for 3-4 years old in English
- 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Workshops & Activities for 5-10 years old in English
- 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Window for children to be picked up
- 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Childcare (Extended Day)
Our program is intentionally flexible, to work around your family’s schedule, with options to sign up by day or week, or for the full three weeks of camp—and all with half-day, regular day, and extended day hours.
Half: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $70
Full: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, $120
Extended: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, $150
4-day (week of July 4th only): $440
4-day with extended days: $560
5-day with extended days: $700
June 24–July 11: $TBD
June 24–July 11 with extended days: $TBD
If you would like to learn more about The École Summer Camp, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to tell you more about our approach to bilingual learning, how we’ve brought it to life in fun summer activities, and why it will be a wonderful experience for your child!