Designed for children with a basic to intermediate understanding of French, Camps for French Learners are a great way to strengthen your child's French speaking skills before returning to school in September. Taught in French by an artist from Oakville Galleries and a French teacher from the Alliance Française, our programs combine art activities and language lessons for a dynamic hands-on learning experience. All participants must take a brief language test to assess their French proficiency so lessons can be appropriately adapted to each participant's skill level. Students should have at least one year of core French classes or French immersion before participating in this program.
The registration for our kids’ camps are now closed. At this time we are revisiting our day-camp structure to accommodate our current social distancing practices. Please follow along over our social media channels for updates!
Colour Your World
- 10 – 14 August 2020
This week's art projects will surely bring a splash of colour to your days! Campers will explore all things technicolour, experimenting with a broad spectrum of colours through techniques such as painting, collage and tie-dye. Based on the English program of the same name, campers will improve their French vocabulary and verbal communication skills as they enjoy making a kaleidoscope of colourful works.
A Curious Collection
- 17 – 21 August 2020
Explore the weird wonders that can be contained in your very own cabinet of curiosities! Working with clay, painting and sculpture, campers will create their own collection of strange artworks and wondrously obscure objects, while improving their French speaking and vocabulary skills through hands-on language activities. This camp is based on the English program of the same name.
Up in the Clouds
- 24 – 28 August 2020
Campers' imaginations will soar up, up and away as we journey to the sky! Join us as we create hot air balloons, flying machines, fluffy clouds and all the trappings of life in the wild blue yonder. Adapted from the English program of the same name, art activities will be merged with language lessons as kids create a whole new world for themselves, one that feels as if they are walking on air.
Monday to Friday, except on statutory holidays. Camp begins each day at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
Extended care is available each day beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Morning care is $30 per child per week ($24 per child for four-day weeks). Afternoon care is $40 per child per week ($32 per child for four-day weeks). Combined morning and afternoon care is available for $60 per child per week ($48 per child for four-day weeks). Extended care must be registered for at least 2 business days in advance.
All camps are held at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
What to bring
Campers are required to bring lunches, snacks and drinks for each day of camp (nut-free products only, please). Clothing and footwear that can endure both messy fun and outdoor play are encouraged. As we aim to spend at least two hours outside everyday, hats, sunscreen and refillable water bottles are also highly recommended. All art materials are supplied by Oakville Galleries.
Cancellations with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your child's program begins. Refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins.
In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the program, make-up dates, refunds or credits will not be provided.