Summer Camp

A summer of fun and educational activities for children ages 31 months  to 9 years old.

3 locations: Cambridge – Concord Ave, Cambridge – Walden and Watertown

Ages 31 months – 9 years old

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Offering indoor and outdoor fun activities and French language practice

When school is out for the summer months, sometimes it’s hard to keep up language practice skills at home. That’s why EFGB offers a fun summer camp, designed to reinforce language skills in a non-academic, totally fun summer camp experience.

Our French-immersion summer camp activities to all children during the summer

While we work with francophone families exclusively during the academic year, our summer camp is open to any family. We invite English-speaking children to explore listening to and speaking French in our safe, active, and endlessly-fun weekly camp. It’s all the joy of typical summer camp, with the added bonus of speaking French!

Our camp serves children ages 31 months to 9 years old.

Typical Day
 

A Typical Camp Day includes:

 

  • Welcome/Morning circle
  • Singing/music and storytime to stimulate the imagination and discover new horizons
  • Creative activity: mask making, painting, cooking, puppet making, etc.
  • Snack
  • Outdoor creative expression: mime, theater, gardening, etc.
  • Lunch time (seated et shared with the group)
  • Quiet/resting time afterwards (a nap is arranged for the younger ones)
  • Outdoor athletic games
  • Creative activity / indoor games
  • A food and taste awareness activity (once per week)
  • Free time with optional activities
Summer Camp Safety and Staff

We are very proud of our team! Our Camp Counselors are selected for their warm, mature and caring personalities. They are responsible, enthusiastic and perfectly fluent in French.

All of our staff undergoes a full background check and reference check.

Our Camp Counselors are trained in: 

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Children Mental Health First Aid
  • Mandated Reporter and child abuse prevention
  • Socio-emotional learning
  • Inclusion and learning differences 
  • Training on discipline policies
  • Anti-bullying prevention
  • Confidentiality
  • Emergency response: Missing child, fire evacuation, child Contingency plans

For safety reasons and for the purpose of maintaining a French immersion environment at all times in a very relaxed atmosphere, we have the highest supervision ratio of all language camps in the region: one adult (18 or older) for 5 children. 

Indeed, we want your children to learn and use French in an immersive environment. Thus our staff comes directly from France and other French-speaking countries. They constantly speak French with your children and with their colleagues. With non natives, they will use extra visual props.

The program is designed to satisfy each child’s need for emotional safety, leisure, discovery, creativity, imagination and identity building. Our counselors are specially trained to ensure that each child feels included and spends a wonderful vacation. Your children will become, in turn, explorers, adventurers, artists or investigators, in a relaxed and fun environment.

Our camp counselors are youth development professionals. The French counselors hold are French or French-American and they are all qualified. 

Our camp counselors encourage the children to express themselves and have natural conversations in French. The children’s language mastery progresses and they enhance their knowledge of French and Francophone cultures while having fun and spending time outdoors.

In many ways, we work on the child’s perception and attitude towards the French language. In order to boost intrinsic motivation, we intentionally recruit a diverse and charismatic workforce which mirrors our young constituents. Personal motivation, self-identification and positive role models are essential to wanting to become bilingual.

Location and Times
 
3 locations:

EFGB Cambridge – Concord Ave: 799 Concord Ave, Cambridge MA 02138.

EFGB Cambridge – Walden Square: 21 Walden Square Road, Cambridge MA 02140.

EFGB Watertown: 2 Rosary Drive, Watertown MA 02472.

Dates:

From June 29, 2020 to August 21, 2020 (8 weeks). Activities of each week

Times:

Monday through Friday 9am-4pm

Optional Extended Day:

Mornings: 8am-9am
Afternoons: 4pm-5pm

Registration & Tuition
 

Weekly Camp Tuition: $440 per week.

Before and After Care: $10 / hour

Discounts:

  • Early-bird weekly camp tuition (if you register before March 1, 2020): $390 per week
  • If you sign up for 3 weeks: $50 off total tuition
  • If you sign up for 5 weeks: $100 off total tuition
  • If you sign up for 7 weeks: $150 off total tuition

A deposit of 50% is due once the contract completed

 

Emily attended the efgb camp this summer, quickly progressed in French and started repeating simple expressions. The program was fantastic and the counselors were very nice. Thanks to the camp, Emily was able to start the school year at P’tits Bouts much more easily. We are looking forward to re-enrolling her next summer.

Emily’s Mother

Emma (3.5) didn’t speak French at the beginning of July (even though she understood it), and after 5×3 days at the efgb Summer Camp, and a one week stay in France, she is off and running. She speaks to me in French every day – impressive! We are very happy with the camp curriculum as well as with the energy of the counselors. It was her first time at camp and a huge success – she even asked to go back at the end of the summer. We will be back next year! Thank you very much.

Emma’s Father

Interested in enrolling your child?

EFGB Summer Camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is certified by the local board of health.