The events below are not mandatory in any way. They are however the perfect opportunity for new and prospective camp families to ask questions early by Zoom and/or to visit our beautiful campus and see where summer action takes place.
Lunches are included in the cost of the camp, and they are provided during all 9 weeks of language immersion camps by HandCut Foods catering, the hot lunch provider for Lycée Français de Chicago. Individual lunch boxes are served daily, Monday through Thursday. Every Friday for beach day, BBQ food is served at the beach. Vegeterian, Vegan and Gluten free menu options are available upon request.
HandCut Foods is committed to delivering the freshest, highest-quality products to our camp. Lunches proposed during summer are nuts-free and pork-free, and are made from scratch with whole ingredients. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students registered in full day camps traditionally go on a field trip every Tuesday, and attend a beach day every Friday. Exceptionally this year, field trip day will be moved to Wednesdays during session 1 only.
Students registered for a three-week session usually go to a water park, a museum and an outdoor space such as a botanic garden or a farm.
Transportation to all Tueday and Friday field trips takes place using Yellow School Buses. The bus company that we are using is called twf Transportation.
Students registered in the Investigative Learning camps (12-14 yrs old) will also take public transportation with their teachers.
There will be no field trips for our two half-day camps (Camp Bienvenue & High-School French).
There is just one camp per session to register for Arabic, German, Italian and Mandarin camps. Depending on the number of registrations, campers are then separated by age groups. French camps offer registration options with a pre-registration by age: Camp Decouvertes (4-5 yrs old), Les Explorateurs (6-7 yrs old), Les Aventuriers (8-9 & 10-11), Investigative Learning Camps (12-14 yrs old), High-school French (14-17).
We calculate the age of our campers and ther eligiblility for various camps based on their age as of December 31st of the year of the camp.
To attend camp, campers must meet the age requirements for their camp. Younger campers must also be potty trained; Use of diapers or pull-ups is not authorized at camp.
Our language immersion camps offer a ratio of 1 adult per 4 to 6 kids.
Camps are supervised by experienced teachers and educators who work closely with camp counselors to ensure constant supervision of all students.
CPR/First Aid certification classes are offered to our staff in June.
All camp supervisors and camp counselors attend pre-camp training and receive a Summer camp guide for staff with all our safety policies (Covid protocols, fire alarm, allergies, lockdown procedures, etc.).
These policies are reminded before the start of each new session in an all-staff meeting run by the camp director.
Yes. Lycée Francais' full-time Registered Nurse will be on campus for at least two of our three camp sessions. World Camp registered families who would like to discuss their child's health situation are encouraged to contact our school nurse early at email@example.com so that Individual Action Plans and detailed protocols can be established and communicated to teachers if necessary ahead of your child's camp session. Please write "World Camp" in the subject line.
This 40+ pages document is sent to parents at the end of May, just before the pre-camp orientation meeting that takes place in early June. You will find in this document all you need to know about field trips, pick-up and drop-off procedures, safety and water safety measures, lunch menu, emergency contact information, communication, access to our app, what to bring at camp, etc. We basically put in one place all the information that you may ever need to know about camp. Once published in late May, you can access this document at all times from your LFC World App.