AFSR Youth Summer Camp Experience – 2021

Les Marmitons (Budding Chefs) for Ages 8-11 !

Image of jelly sailboats on a map

Instructor: Cindy Mogannam
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9:30 am – 12:30pm

During these 8 weeks of Youth Summer Camp Experience, Les Marmitons (“Budding Chefs”) can explore simple recipes, and prepare mouth-watering dishes, go on a Tour de France and accompany Tintin for a fantastical treasure hunt, or Lucky Luke on a US- France trip to deliver “The Statue of Liberty.” Their dedicated instructor, Cindy, will facilitate learning through active and creative ateliers, to help Marmitons campers retain French phrases and reuse them throughout the camp in interactive arts and crafts, games and treasure-hunts.

This camp course is for children ages 8 thru 11, even without previous exposure to French. As our experience has shown, it is more effective and rewarding for your child to learn and retain a new language over time. For this reason, we are applying a 3-week enrollment minimum condition for the camp. We also highly recommend that these weeks be consecutive for better language acquisition and retention, but we completely understand if you need to keep a flexible schedule throughout your summer vacation!

Therefore, these 3 weeks need not be consecutive.

Image of teddy bear chef with wooden spoonLes Marmitons Week by Week

Week 1
June 14-16: Ratatouille => colors foods, animals, likes, temperature (being hot/cold)

Week 2
June 21-23: Le Tour de France => colors, numbers, articles of clothing, competition

Week 3
June 28-30: Le Petit Nicolas en Vacances => colors, numbers, counting, je m’appelle…

Week 4
July 5-7: Lucky Luke en Amérique => action verbs, opposites, feelings

Week 5
July 12-14: Le bal des Pompiers à Paris et le feu d’artifices [fireworks] => colors, dancing steps, firefighters, dancers, shapes

Week 6
July 19-21: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers => sea animals, adjectives, feelings, adverbs

Week 7
July 26-28: Tintin et le Trésor de Rackam le Rouge => pirates, directions, commands, adjectives, reading, sequencing

Week 8
August 2-4: Les Animaux Totems => legends, cultural input, animals, adjectives,

Week 9
on Aug 11: Le Grand Concours => a big contest with theater play, or puppet show depending on campers and instructor

Sign Up Packets:

Upon enrollment, registrants will receive the curriculum, a week-by-week schedule, a list of required materials, a questionnaire about the child’s French proficiency and in the case that it is online for some campers: a questionnaire about the child’s experience with Zoom, a copy of internal rules for interacting as a class on Zoom.

List of required materials: dress up, paper, scissors, puzzles, play dough, etc.

Each Youth French Instructor will add to this list before the Camp and communicate with parents each week to remind them of specific items necessary for the following week.

While the Youth Summer Camp Experience is primarily an online program, in-person options are also available, provided camp conditions are safe and acceptable for our community.

Image of three young children chefs baking in the kitchen

Opening activities: “I prefer – Je préfère”
A new theme every week
4 to 5 language & cognitive goals every week
A fun competition at the end of every week

A ceremony at the end of the camp

Daily Schedule (Mon-Wed)

9:30-9:45 – Welcome
9:45-10:30 – Intro
10:30-10:35 – Break
10:35-11:20 – Main Class
11:20-11:25 – Break
11:25-12:20 – Activity/Arts
12:20-12:30 – Recap/ Goodbye

 “Marmitons” French Instructor

Image of AFSR Instructor, Cindy Mogannam


Minimum 3 weeks – $465 ($155/wk)
4 weeks – $560 ($140/wk)
5 weeks – $690 ($138/wk)
6 weeks – $822 ($137/wk)
7 weeks – $959 ($137/wk)
8 weeks – $1,048 ($131/wk)

Minimum of 3 weeks registration required, need not be consecutive weeks.

Class size is a minimum of 3 students, maximum of 8 students.

Semi-private lessons and individual tutoring available. Contact

Please fill out and sign this registration form (separate from payment). It includes parent & student info, week selection, as well as the liability waiver.

Covid-19 Safety

In planning for Youth Summer Camp, AFSR has taken direction from the CDC, the Sonoma County Health Services Department, and our state and local authorities. While it should be acknowledged that complete elimination of risk is not possible, the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa is committed to implementing the safest protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide a low-risk, safe camp experience for all concerned. All classes are offered online via Zoom, unless arranged in advance by Instructor and Parent or Guardian.