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Children's French Summer Program | Centre de Loisirs Français pour Enfants WEEK 2: L'Écologie

  • 07/22/2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 07/26/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221
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  • Dates: July 22-26, 2024
  • Dates: July 22-26, 2024


Our two French teachers, Paige Melin and Kaitlyn Deutschman, will lead two weeks of children’s French language summer programming for children aged 4 to 10 to learn and practice French through fun activities centered around exciting themes. You can register for one or both weeks!

Children will need to bring/wear the following every day: sneakers, hat, sun screen, change of clothes, water bottle, lunch in a cooler with ice pack, 2 snacks.

Cost per week for Members: $140 1st child / $126 each additional sibling

Not a member? The cost for two children without membership is $314 per program. Family membership is only $50/year, which brings the cost for family membership + two children to $316 for each program. That’s like getting a family membership to the Alliance Française of Buffalo for only $2! Click here to become a member.

Cost per week for Non-Members: $165 1st child / $149 each additional sibling

WEEK 2: “L’Ecologie

from July 22 to 26, 2024

Time: 9AM – 4PM Monday-Friday | Friday from 4PM to 5PM, families are invited to a showcase of the children’s work!

Capacity: 18 children

Location: Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

Theme: This week will raise children's awareness of the respect for nature and environmental protection. Children will study global warming, pollution, and the degradation of biodiversity, and will discover how to address these issues by adopting eco-conscious behaviors such as growing organic food, reducing/reusing/recycling, and the protection of fauna and flora, through educational and fun activities in French.

Activities include (subject to change):

- Monday or Thursday: recycling bingo & composting presentation by the Town of Amherst Recycling & Waste Committee;

- Monday or Thursday: flower planting activity;

- Monday or Thursday: presentation about the study of Grizzly bears in Montana by French speaker;

- Wednesday afternoon: field trip to Reinstein Woods (including 1 hr picnic, 1 ½ hr guided tour by conversational French speaker, and 1hr in the Education center with hands-on materials, wildlife taxidermy, and live turtles) – pick up at Reinstein Woods at 4PM;

- Friday 4-5PM: showcase of the children’s work (songs practiced during the week, & exhibition of the children’s crafts and projects);

- But also: walks and discovery of nearby parks (Glen Park, Island Park, Garrison Park); outdoor lunches; ice cream outings; ecology themed stories, movies and crafts; playground breaks.