Elementary Summer Camp

We are excited to announce our elementary summer camp for 2018! Camps run for 9 weeks starting June 256th and ending August 24th. The elementary summer program is open to students going into 1st-5th grade in the 2018-2019 school year (6-12 years old). Our summer program for younger students is located across the street and you can find more information here. French language proficiency is not a requirement.

Registration 

Our summer program is highly customizable and flexible based on family's needs. We offer half day, full day, and extended care options. You may pick from a list of weekly specialty camps, afternoon add-ons, and extended day. All specialty camps and general sessions take place at our campus located at 5816 SW Hood Avenue. 
To sign up please click here and fill out the online enrollment form. There is no enrollment deadline but camps fill up quickly. Please refer to the summer billing section for information about payment. 

Specialty Camps

For questions please contact the summer coordinator. To view a list of camps in PDF format click here

All specialty camps are half days, from 9am-noon. Complimentary early drop off is available starting at 8am and half day pick up is at 12:00pm. Families can add on afternoon care until 3pm for an additional fee. Aftercare is also available until 6:00pm.

Click on the weeks below to see camp offerings.

    Week 1: June 25-29

    • Cuisine/In the Kitchen

      In this workshop, children will learn to read a recipe and acquire specific vocabulary (utensils, ingredients); use different tools and techniques; measure and perform various tasks related to preparing a dish, and discover new flavors as campers what they’ve prepared together. At the end of the workshop, students will have their own book of recipes to bring home and share with their families.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Joelle Ceran • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 activity fee or $40/day + $5 activity fee • Language: French


    • Animation Workshop

      This class will look at how animation works, focusing on the basic aspects of making characters come to life. Students will write their own story, build simple puppets, paint backgrounds and build props for their stories. Students will animate their story using the program Dragon Frame, and shoot the scenes they storyboarded on the first day of class. Students will each leave with a copy of the film, their puppets, parts of the set, their flip books and other crafts.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Kesiah Manival • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 activity fee • Language: French


    • Jungle Jam Summer Carnival

      The Jungle Jam Summer Carnival camp will provide students with an opportunity to explore tropical cultures, tribal dance moves and craft their own colorful costumes. Mixing Visual and Performance Arts in a structured yet playful program, the activities will focus on delivering an exciting routine at the end of the week.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Micheline Duchene • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French

    Week 2: July 2-6 **closed July 4**

    • Sailing

      During this fun four-day sailing class, students will learn about small-boat sailing under the instruction of Willamette Sailing Club's US Sailing-certified instructors. Students will get to sail a variety of different boats while adventuring on the Willamette River and learning basic sailing skills. Students will wear life jackets at all times but they will be asked to pass a basic swim test on the first day so some formal swim instruction is required to participate in this camp.

      Ages: 6-12 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Willamette Sailing Club • Camp fee: $250 • Language: English


    • La Francophonie

      Students will focus on several French-speaking countries throughout the week, learning songs, cultural games, and art projects related to those countries. By the end of the week, children will leave with an exceptional cultural understanding of various francophone lands and excited to keep learning about different countries. **Please note that this is an all-day camp.**

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-3pm • Instructor: Kids Like Languages • Camp fee: $250 • Language: French


    • Fantasy Fun with Graphic Novels

      Do you love magic? Dragons? Fairies? Comics? Would you like to create your own? Many famous folktales, fairytales and classic stories are getting new lives as graphic novels. We will read and discuss what we love about great stories and graphic novels. You will lay out a storyboard, write dialogue, practice drawing techniques and write original stories based on the fairytale or folktale of your choice.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Theresa Van Heemstra • Camp fee: $160 • Language: English

    Week 3: July 9-13

    • Lego Story

      Learn to create your own stories with legos! We will build the scene, invent the dialogue and make the characters come to life. At the end of the week, students will create a small book to take home. An excellent camp for practicing oral and written skills in French while having fun! This camp is ideally suited to students entering 2nd grade or above.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Benedicte • Camp fee: $200 + $25 materials fee • Language: French


    • Introduction to Art: Impressionism

      This camp will offer an introduction to art by focusing on the Impressionist movement. Students will discover artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Matisse, Cezanne and Pissaro and their paintings. Campers will bring home a piece of art inspired by the artists and works of art studied during the week. Hands-on activities every day and games to help discover art.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Nathalie • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 materials or $40/day +5 materials fee • Language: French


    • Yoga!

      Introducing your child to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future! This camp is all about the exploration and adventure of yoga poses, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, storytelling, art, journaling, and nutrition. Through engaging activities, we will explore many concepts including respect, peace, confidence, compassion, and gratitude. Namaste :)

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Sarah Stevens • Camp fee: $200 • Language: English


    • International Folk Dance **Afternoon Class**

      Come learn international folk dances from around the world! Learn a running dance from Bulgaria, a singing dance from Estonia, a canoe dance from the Maori of New Zealand, a Mexican candle dance, an Israeli fox dance, a Lebanese debky and much more. Each day of the week will include dances from 3 - 4 countries from different regions of the world.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm (general session from 2:30-3:00 included) • Instructor: Heidi Vorst • Camp fee: $100 or $50 if combined with a morning camp • Language: English

    Week 4: July 16-20

    • Introduction to Art: Expressionism

      This camp will offer an introduction to art by focusing on the Expressionist movement. Students will discover artists like Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Piet Mondrian and their paintings. Campers will bring home a piece of art inspired by the artists and works of art studied during the week. Hands-on activities every day and games to help discover art.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Nathalie • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 materials fee or $40/week + $5 materials fee • Language: French


    • Theater Time!

      Together we will learn to experiment with all that the theatre has to offer: impersonating characters, creating weird and funny situations, acting out emotions and playing around with improvisation! There will be small exercise sessions to learn how to be at ease with our voice, our body, and the space of the stage. By the end of the week, children will present their work to an audience of their choice.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Clara • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • Le Foot (Soccer)

      Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in French! Students will run through drills and activities to learn the rules, how to pass, make goals, and work together as a team. Learn and practice soccer skills including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Then play soccer games to implement those skills. A fun tournament will conclude the week.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Monsieur Olivier • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French

    Week 5: July 23-27

    • Jeux du Monde

      Discover games from around the World! We will play, create and learn about the different cultures we will encounter during this week, all in French! This camp is ideally suited to students entering 2nd grade or above.

      Ages: 6-10• Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Benedicte • Camp fee: $200 + $25 materials fee • Language: French


    • Olympiades

      Children will practice endurance, motor skills, and cooperation in playful, friendly competitions between teams.

      Ages: 6-10• Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Monsieur Olivier • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • Introduction to Art: Cubism

      This camp will offer an introduction to art by focusing on Cubism. Students will discover artists like Picasso, Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger and their paintings Campers will bring home a piece of art inspired by artists and works of art studied during the week. Hands-on activities every day and games to help discover art.

      Ages: 6-10• Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Nathalie • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 materials fee or $40/week + $5 materials fee • Language: French

    Week 6: July 30-August 3

    • Introduction to Art: Collage

      This camp will offer an introduction to art by focusing on the technique of Collage. Students will discover artists like Juan Gris, pablo Picasso, Ines Zgonc and Kurt Schwitters and their collages. Campers will bring home a piece of art inspired by the artists and works of art studied during the week. Hands-on activities every day and games to help discover art.

      Ages: 6-10• Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Nathalie • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 materials fee or $40/week + $5 materials fee • Language: French


    • Tennis

      Campers will walk to nearby Willamette Park to practice their tennis skills. Students will learn the serve, forehand and backhand shots, and how to keep score – all in French! Students must provide their own racquet.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Monsieur Olivier • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • Brixology Lego Engineering

      This camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Learn about the exciting field of engineering as a Mad Scientist guides you and your team to accomplish engineering-themed projects using LEGO® bricks. Step into the shoes of an aerospace engineer while assembling a space station and delve into the physics of carnival rides, structural basics of bridges and nature’s very own engineering marvels. Tinker with bricks during camp and build your own LEGO®-compatible brick models to test and rebuild at home! Get into engineering the Mad Science way!

      Ages: 6-12 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Mad Science • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • International Folk Dance **Afternoon Class**

      Come learn international folk dances from around the world! Learn a running dance from Bulgaria, a singing dance from Estonia, a canoe dance from the Maori of New Zealand, a Mexican candle dance, an Israeli fox dance, a Lebanese debky and much more. Each day of the week will include dances from 3 - 4 countries from different regions of the world.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm (general session from 2:30-3:00 included) • Instructor: Heidi Vorst • Camp fee: $100 or $50 if combined with a morning camp • Language: English

    Week 7: August 6-10

    • Introduction to Art: Impressionism

      This camp will offer an introduction to art by focusing on the Impressionist movement. Students will discover artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Matisse, Cezanne and Pissaro and their paintings. Campers will bring home a piece of art inspired by the artists and works of art studied during the week. Hands-on activities every day and games to help discover art.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Nathalie • Camp fee: $200/week + $25 materials fee or $40/week + $5 materials fee • Language: French


    • Bookbinding 101

      Want to learn how to make your own book? Become a bookbinder! We will look at many different types of books and explore what makes a book a book. You will create one-page books, learn pamphlet binding, Japanese four-hole binding, and how to make an accordion book. Then you can write stories and poetry and draw sketches on the pages of the books you’ve created!

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Theresa Van Heemstra • Camp fee: $200 • Language: English

    Week 8: August 13-17

    • The Beautiful Regions of France

      Learn all about the many beautiful regions of France! Travel around the country learning the regions’ traditions, stories, music, history, dance, sports, games and more.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Monsieur Marc • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • Fantasy Fun with Graphic Novels

      Do you love magic? Dragons? Fairies? Comics? Would you like to create your own? Many famous folktales, fairytales and classic stories are getting new lives as graphic novels. We will read and discuss what we love about great stories and graphic novels. You will lay out a storyboard, write dialogue, practice drawing techniques and write original stories based on the fairytale or folktale of your choice.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Theresa Van Heemstra • Camp fee: $200 • Language: English


    • Sailing

      During this fun week-long sailing class, students will learn about small-boat sailing under the instruction of Willamette Sailing Club's US Sailing-certified instructors. Students will get to sail a variety of different boats while adventuring on the Willamette River and learning basic sailing skills. Students will wear life jackets at all times but they will be asked to pass a basic swim test on the first day so some formal swim instruction is required to participate in this camp.

      Ages: 6-12 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Willamette Sailing Club • Camp fee: $275 • Language: English


    • International Folk Dance **Afternoon Class**

      Come learn international folk dances from around the world! Learn a running dance from Bulgaria, a singing dance from Estonia, a canoe dance from the Maori of New Zealand, a Mexican candle dance, an Israeli fox dance, a Lebanese debky and much more. Each day of the week will include dances from 3 - 4 countries from different regions of the world.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm (general session from 2:30-3:00 included) • Instructor: Heidi Vorst • Camp fee: $100 or $50 if combined with a morning camp • Language: English

    Week 9: August 20-24

    • Back to School French

      Brush up on your French through the fun of the theater before school starts again! Students will get back in the swing of using French by impersonating characters, creating weird and funny situations, writing skits, acting out emotions and playing around with improvisation! We will have small exercise sessions to practice pronunciation, vocabulary, and writing in French, as well as acting techniques. By the end of the week, children will be ready for an audience – and for school!

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Madame Clara • Camp fee: $200 • Language: French


    • Soccer

      Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in a fun, recreational environment. Play soccer games to build skills in our fun, age-appropriate camp. Learn and practice soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an age-appropriate “World Cup” tournament. All campers will receive a soccer ball and a jersey.

      Ages: 6-10 • Time: 9am-noon • Instructor: Kids Love Soccer • Camp fee: $200 • Language: English