Les Moussaillons (Mateys) for Ages 5-8 !
Instructor: Victoria Sevilla
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9:30 am – 12:30pm
During these 8 weeks of Youth Summer Camp Experience, Les Moussaillons (“Mateys”) explore pirate islands, shipwrecks, meet mermaids and sea animals, and listen to Francophone folktales from Africa and Canada. Their dedicated instructor, Victoria, will facilitate learning through active and creative ateliers, to help Moussaillons 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 5 thru 8, 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.
Les Moussaillons Week by Week
June 14-16: Les Pirates => colors, numbers, foods, sea vocab
June 21-23: L’Ile aux Pirates (Pirate Island) => action verbs, adjectives, opposites, feelings
June 28-30: Les Animaux Marins (Sea Animals) => water, colors, shapes, speed, action verbs
July 5-7 : La Petite Sirène et les Epaves (The Little Mermaid and Shipwrecks) => shapes, colors, numbers, feelings
July 12-14 : Les Pompiers, les Médecins, les Policiers
(Community Workers, for Bastille Day week) => profession, tools, feelings, well/sick, help words
July 19-21 : Charlie la Magicienne (Charlie the Magician)=> colors, shapes, circus vocab, animals, puppetry
July 26-28 : Les Animaux Marins (Sea Animals) => colors, shapes, speed, action verbs,
August 2-4 : Les Contes francophones (canadiens, africains) => ask questions, adjectives, opposites, feelings, telling a story
on Aug 11: Le Grand Concours => a big contest with theater play, or puppet show depending on campers and instructor
Example of Les Moussaillons: Week 1, “How to Make a Pirate”
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.