The past five years has seen to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. So many exist, in fact, that a dual-language program was initiated at in 2007.
But even if your child doesn't attend that school, and has never spoken a word en Français, little ones between the ages of 4 and 11 can sign up for a French-language summer camp at the school hosted by .
Run by Ria Aichor, a transplant from Paris, the camp season runs from July 5 through August 26.
“Parents want their kids to maintain their French over the summer,” said Aichor.
But instead of hitting the books, children can experience a wide array of entertaining activities. Days are filled with arts and crafts, drama, screenings of French films, including Tintin, Azur et Asmar, Kirikou et la sorcière and even traditional French sports instruction for games like pétanque and pelote basque. Musical activities may include Haitian dance and Creole singing.
Children will be grouped according to their mastery of the French language. But parents should note that most activities will be conducted in French. Enrollment is open and can be accessed online at the bonjourny.com site.