Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2017

When:
Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:
FAIS Campus
Contact Information:
Hosted by: Luc Bouveur
summercamp@faispdx.org
(503) 292-7776
About:

FAIS Summer Camp complements the School’s curriculum and mission, with instruction in both French and English, unless otherwise noted. Camp teachers make great use of our beautiful campus, which includes a nature trail and outdoor classrooms, Discovery Park, two art studios, a music room, and two computer laboratories. Your children will learn new skills, have unusual adventures, and bond with one another. As in the past, our theme-based camps combine hands-on activities, singing, sports, art, and music, science, computer programming, theater, and more. Our wide range of activities, matched with our international curriculum and grounds, are sure to spark an interest in your child. There is truly something for everyone.

Check-in
All campers and their parents/guardians must check in at the beginning of the first day of camp in the Summer Camp Office. Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. If your child is attending morning care, please check-in prior to dropping them off.

Camp Hours
Regular camp hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Before-camp care is complimentary beginning at 8:00 a.m.. Instructors will pick up their campers and accompany them to the camp location at 8:45 a.m. At the end of the day, parents may come to the classrooms to pick up their children starting at 3:15 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., all campers will be accompanied to aftercare. Aftercare is available until 5:00 p.m. at a drop-in rate of $10.00/hour, billed by the minute. Families will be billed $1/minute for any campers remaining after 5:00 p.m. Be sure to sign your child in and out with the adult on duty.

Lunch and Snacks
Please pack a lunch for your child, and provide them with a water bottle with their name on it. Campers eat lunch at noon. Preschool and prekindergarten campers will be provided with a morning snack by Summer Camp staff, but please pack a snack for them if they have dietary restrictions. Click here to see examples of the snacks we serve. You are welcome to pack a snack for older children. Please avoid nuts and especially peanut butter in lunches and snacks; some children have severe allergies.

Miscellaneous
  • Parents of children not enrolled at FAIS in 2017-18 should complete the Guest Authorization form prior to the start of camp.
  • Preschoolers and prekindergarteners should bring a full change of clothes and supplies for nap time.
  • If your child is going to be late, absent, or needs to be picked up early, please contact Patrick Cornell at pcornell@faispdx.org.
  • We traditionally hold a celebratory event on Friday afternoon to showcase artwork, performances, or skills learned in camps. If you are able to donate (popsicles or other cool treats) and beverages for this event, please let us know.
  • Please inform Summer Camp staff of any specific health issue concerning your child if you have not already provided this information to FAIS.
We look forward to welcoming your child this summer!

*Please note that this registration form does not function properly when using Internet Explorer. FAIS recommends Google Chrome.

When registering, please select the grade level for the 2017-2018 school year.

Registration Opens: Friday, February 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Registration Closes: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:00 PM
Pricing Early Reg Late Reg Bulk Pricing
1st Grader - $0.00
2nd Grader - $0.00
3rd Grader - $0.00
4th Grader - $0.00
5th Grader - $0.00
Kindergartener - $0.00
Prekindergartener - $0.00
Preschooler - $0.00

Week 1: July 10-14

Having Fun with Nature: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Joanne Springer

Stories, songs, and natural art projects will help continue a love of nature for children. Much of our time will be spent outdoors on the nature trail and in the discovery park, exploring and interacting with the outdoors. We will be making habitats and feeders for different types of wildlife around the school, such as bird feeders, ladybug houses, and butterfly feeders. Obstacle courses and outdoor yoga will round out our week.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Having Fun with Nature: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Joanne Springer

Stories, songs and natural art projects will help continue a love of nature for children. Much of our time will be spent outdoors on the nature trail and in the discovery park, exploring and interacting with the outdoors. We will be making habitats and feeders for different types of wildlife around the school, such as bird feeders, ladybug houses, and butterfly feeders. Obstacle courses and outdoor yoga will round out our week.

Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Prekindergartener - $330.00
Preschooler - $330.00

Superheroes in Training: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner

It’s your turn to save the day! First, create your own superhero identity, complete with cape, mask, and other accessories. Next, hone your agility on obstacle courses, learn some key gymnastics and balance beam moves, and put your superpowers to work on a secret mission treasure hunt.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 3
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Superheroes in Training: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner

It’s your turn to save the day! First, create your own superhero identity, complete with cape, mask, and other accessories. Next, hone your agility on obstacle courses, learn some key gymnastics and balance beam moves, and put your superpowers to work on a secret mission treasure hunt.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Forest Folklore and Myth: Grades K-1

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)

Lose yourself in an enchanted forest of imagination with this nature-based camp centered on mythical creatures of the woods. With your handmade wands you will practice your personal magic. Fairies, elves, gnomes, and centaurs will be your companions and inspiration as you create crafts from nature, such as fairy gardens and dryad faces in the trees.


Price: $310 + $30 activity fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $340.00
1st Grader - $340.00

Zumba Body Moves and Craft: Grades K-2

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Micheline Duchene
Karine Lebail

Wanna dance, relax, and be creative? In Body Moves and Crafts, you’ll explore yoga relaxation, stretching and meditation, spiced up with Zumba dance routines to modern and vibrant music from all corners of the world! Campers will take a break from the dance floor to create customized hats and shirts, which they will don for a special performance at the end of the week.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
1st Grader - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00

Parkour and Street Art: Grades 1-3

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Forge Parkour
Guy-Herve Denagnon

Parkour is the sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Students in this camp will spend the mornings on campus doing freestyle spray paint, stenciling, and creating murals and sidewalk chalk art. The afternoons will be spent at Portland’s Revolution Parkour gym learning this unique physical art.


Price: $310 + $50 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $360.00
2nd Grader - $360.00
3rd Grader - $360.00

Robot Battle and Minecraft: Grades 2-5

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Engineering for Kids

Robot-building, programming, and Minecraft engineering challenges will be the focus of this week-long camp. Students will explore different ways a robot can be used in various battle challenges, and work in teams as “engineers” to create Minecraft building structures. A great camp for the aspiring engineer, architect, or designer.


Price: $310 + $60 material fee

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $370.00
5th Grader - $370.00
3rd Grader - $370.00
4th Grader - $370.00

Adventure in Stop Motion Animation: Grades 3-5

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Keisa Duchene

Campers interested in filmmaking will love having a week to concentrate on their own movie using stop-motion animation. Campers will learn the basics of animation, putting together their individual flip books. As a group, campers will build their own small puppets, a mini stage set for the world they live in, and then work together to create a short film. The stop-motion video produced in camp will be saved on a complimentary USB drive, to share with friends and family on Windows or Mac computers.


Price: $310 + $40 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $350.00
3rd Grader - $350.00
4th Grader - $350.00

Wilderness Week: Grades 3-5

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Magan Oberg (moberg@faispdx.org)

Set your imagination and adventurous spirit free as you explore the natural environment and learn some important skills of outdoor survival. No matter if you’ve never camped before or are the most experienced nature enthusiast, you’ll have a BLAST at this camp. Campers will learn basic survival skills including how to build a shelter, make a fire, identify edible plants and animals, and make potable water.


$310 + $30 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $340.00
3rd Grader - $340.00
4th Grader - $340.00

Bike PDX: Grades 3-5

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Kenton Bike Repair

Let’s go! This active camp makes the most of the sunny days Portland enjoys during its summers. Campers will experience easy to moderate hikes at Cooper Mountain and Forest Park, as well as two days of cycling on the Fanno Creek trail, while learning how to identify plants and doing some wildlife watching.


Price: $310 + $50 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $360.00
3rd Grader - $360.00
4th Grader - $360.00

Week 2: July 17-21

Jurassic FAIS: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner

For the dinosaur aficionado, this camp will delight Monday through Friday. Explore the fascinating prehistoric world through craft, games, and science experiments. Dinosaur activities will include making fossils, creating volcanoes and meteorites, and making cave art.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 6
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Jurassic FAIS: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner

For the dinosaur aficionado, this camp will delight Monday through Friday. Explore the fascinating prehistoric world through craft, games, and science experiments. Dinosaur activities will include making fossils, creating volcanoes and meteorites, and making cave art.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Fairy Tales Adventure: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Joanne Springer

Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, and the Three Little Pigs are just a selection of the classic fairy tales that campers will explore through arts and crafts, stories, music, dance, and imaginative play. Lose yourself in these delightful childhood stories while having fun.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Fairy Tales Adventure: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Joanne Springer

Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, and the Three Little Pigs are just a selection of the classic fairy tales that campers will explore through arts and crafts, stories, music, dance, and imaginative play. Lose yourself in these delightful childhood stories while having fun.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Building Blocks and Summer Sports: Grades K-1

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Chrissy Beeler (cbeeler@faispdx.org)

Let’s play! Enhance your problem-solving and basic construction skills through the wonderful world of LEGO® blocks. You will have the opportunity to make your own creations, collaborate on elaborate group builds, and get involved with lots of other stimulating, LEGO® block-related games. To balance the engineering side of this camp, we will also be playing outdoor sports including badminton, kickball,

and soccer.


Price: $310 + $15 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $325.00
1st Grader - $325.00

Adventure in Stop Motion Animation: Grades K-3

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Kesia Duchene

Aspiring filmmakers will love having a week of making an animated movie with stop-motion animation. Campers will learn the basics of animation, using flip books that the students will make. As a group, campers will build their own small puppets and a mini stage set for the world they live in, then work together to create a short film. The top-motion video produced in camp will be saved on a complimentary USB drive, to share with friends and family on Windows or Mac computers.


Price: $310 + $40 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $350.00
1st Grader - $350.00
2nd Grader - $350.00
3rd Grader - $350.00

Sewing and Knitting: Grades 1-5

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Nadia Khazem (nkhazem@faispdx.org)

Scarves, mittens, a sweater (or bow tie) for your dog or favorite doll? Learn the basic skills of sewing and knitting with support from a qualified instructor, while completing your own exciting projects and creations. A full day of instruction means more time to work on advanced skills and projects once the basics have been mastered. All skill levels welcome.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

The Rock-Climbing Rockers Club: Grades 2-5

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)

Bouldering and rock and roll: what better combination for a rockin’ summer camp? Campers will spend part of the day learning the basics of climbing in a bouldering gym. In the afternoon, they’ll experiment with an array of musical instruments. Who knows? This week may end in a jam session!


Price: $310 + $50 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $360.00
5th Grader - $360.00
3rd Grader - $360.00
4th Grader - $360.00

Body Move and Craft: Grades 2-5

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Micheline Duchene
Karine Lebail

Wanna dance, relax, and be creative, all in the same summer camp? In Body Moves and Crafts, you’ll explore yoga relaxation, stretching and meditation, spiced up with Zumba dance routines to modern and vibrant music from all corners of the world. The “craft” component will be creating customized hats and shirts, which will be donned for a special Friday performance.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Sport Extravaganza: Grades 3-5

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Guy-Herve Denagnon

High-energy campers, get ready to get moving! This camp features playground favorites such as basketball, football, and soccer, as well as archery, racket sports, and lawn bowling. Campers will learn the rules and basic skills of each sport, and have some fun competition.


Price: $310 + $15 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $325.00
3rd Grader - $325.00
4th Grader - $325.00

Art of Photography: Grades 3-5

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Magan Oberg (moberg@faispdx.org)

We will spend this fun-filled week exploring the world around us through the lens of photography. Students will make their own photo albums, learn how to use a digital camera as well as editing software, create art with their own pictures, learn how to capture different subjects and objects, make graphic t-shirts, and more!


Price: $310 + $30 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $340.00
3rd Grader - $340.00
4th Grader - $340.00

Week 3: July 24-28

Arctic Penguin Sciences: PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Heidi Kershner

March of the Penguins! Campers will use their senses to explore and research these fascinating creatures, measure the heights of different species of penguins, conduct melting ice experiments using different methods, and create sensory boxes for different penguin habitats.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Arctic Penguin Sciences: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Heidi Kershner

March of the Penguins! Campers will use their senses to explore and research these fascinating creatures, measure the heights of different species of penguins, conduct melting ice experiments using different methods, and create sensory boxes for different penguin habitats.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Circus FAIS: PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Anna Springer
Joanne Springer

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth, and live out your dreams to be a circus acrobat! Gymnastics, obstacle courses, carnival games, tight-rope/balance beam, tin-can stilts, costumes, parachute games, and more!


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 2
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Circus FAIS : Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Anna Springer
Joanne Springer

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth, and live out your dreams to be a circus acrobat! Gymnastics, obstacle courses, carnival games, tight-rope/balance beam, tin-can stilts, costumes, parachute games, and more!


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Swimming and Hawaii Culture: Grades K-1

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Every Day
Presenters:
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamasaki@faispdx.org)

Splash into summer with some island flair. Students will learn the basics of swimming with experienced instructors at Faber Swim School. Key elements of Hawaiian culture and folklore will be explored back on the FAIS campus through dance, music, cooking, and crafts.


Price: $310 + $40 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $350.00
1st Grader - $350.00

Art around the Globe: Grades K-1

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Guy-Herve Denagnon
Megan French

World travel . . . without a plane ride or even a passport! Visit a new country every day and complete a special art project reflecting its culture. This is an art camp that will broaden your horizons and lead you to discover new cultures and countries through music, singing, dancing, art, and storytelling, all while having fun and making new friends.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
1st Grader - $330.00

Around the Table, Around the World: Grades 1-5

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Nadia Khazem (nkhazem@faispdx.org)

Learn to cook the specialty cuisine of many different countries, and absorb their culture and table customs. No need to bring a lunch box, you will eat what you create, whether with chopsticks, forks and knives, or your fingers!


Price: $310 + $30 material fee

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $340.00
2nd Grader - $340.00
5th Grader - $340.00
3rd Grader - $340.00
4th Grader - $340.00

Kayak Adventure: Grades 2-5

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Chrissy Beeler (cbeeler@faispdx.org)

Paddling and doing rolls on a river, in a lovely and iconic Portland setting, the Willamette River: what better way to spend a hot summer week? You will receive professional instruction from Portland Kayak Company on Monday through Thursday, then spend Friday on campus playing outdoor and indoor games such as volleyball, soccer, bowling, and more.


Price: $310 + $75 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $385.00
5th Grader - $385.00
3rd Grader - $385.00
4th Grader - $385.00

Drone me if you can: Grades 2-4

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Magan Oberg (moberg@faispdx.org)

Science and technology fans, this is the camp for you! The themes of Drone Me if You Can are hands-on learning, innovation, and adventure. You’ll take to the skies and become an honorary junior drone pilot, and make some friends along the way. This one-of-a-kind summer camp is for anybody and everybody. We supply the drones and you will build and take home your own drone!


Price: $310 + $50 material fee


Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $360.00
3rd Grader - $360.00
4th Grader - $360.00

The Modern Apothecary: Grades 3-5

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Victoria Wilson

Curious about how plants can treat disease, and about the origins of medicine? Learn more about the historical role of the apothecary (otherwise known as the modern pharmacist), the role of medicine in history, and the purpose of different plants such as aloe vera, garlic, and dandelions. We will make our own soaps and lotions, and take a field trip to the Holistic Healing Center to learn from a modern-

day apothecary.


Price: $310 + $30 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $340.00
3rd Grader - $340.00
4th Grader - $340.00

Horse Back Riding and Organic Vegetable Farming: Grades 4-5

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Delphine Latham (dlatham@faispdx.org)

Saddle up and ride, then farm organic! On Friday, we’ll visit the Stoneboat Farm property and learn the trick of replacing the work of farm tractors with Belgian draft horses. Transportation provided by FAIS. Please provide your child with a bicycle helmet for horseback riding days.


Price: $310 + $140 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $450.00
4th Grader - $450.00

Le Théatre de Jean-Luc: Grades 2-5

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Jean-Luc Boucherot

This camp will be a great opportunity to play French and English, experiencing some basic acting techniques. We will choose one or several texts, and learn how to memorize it, in an easy way. Following the musicality of the words we will attempt to unravel the beauty and power of them. We will explore the emotions that could transcend through the words and lines of a text and we will translate out loud, in front of an audience on Friday for "Le Friday Show".


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Week 4: July 31-August 4

Pirate Island: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner
Victoria Wilson

Ahoy matey! Come join our Pirate crew and sail away with us this summer! Together we will learn to speak like real pirates, build our own pirate ship, and explore new and exciting lands. And we are definitely going to need your help if we are ever going to find that hidden treasure chest! So hoist up your sails, grab a red bandanna (or a black eye patch), and we'll see you out on the high seas!


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 5
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Pirate Island: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner
Victoria Wilson

Ahoy matey! Come join our Pirate crew and sail away with us this summer! Together we will learn to speak like real pirates, build our own pirate ship, and explore new and exciting lands. And we are definitely going to need your help if we are ever going to find that hidden treasure chest! So hoist up your sails, grab a red bandanna (or a black eye patch), and we'll see you out on the high seas!


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 13
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Young Scientists: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamasaki@faispdx.org)

Who knows, we might have a future Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, or Louis Pasteur in our midst! This fun, hands-on camp will allow you to explore and carry out exciting science experiments: creating crystals and dry ice, making snow (without the snowstorm), and so much more.

Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 3
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Young Scientists: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamsaki@faispdx.org)

Who knows, we might have a future Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, or Louis Pasteur in our midst! This fun, hands-on camp will allow you to explore and carry out exciting science experiments: creating crystals and dry ice, making snow (without the snowstorm), and so much more.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Swimming and Island Life: Grades K-2

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Delphine Latham (dlatham@faispdx.org)
Pirrie Wright

Campers will splash and enjoy water play while also gaining essential swimming skills. Camp will take place at Farber Swim School’s secondary location at the Portland Athletic Club, supported by certified swimming instructors (two lessons and an hour of water games per session, five days a week). The remainder of the day will be spent on the FAIS campus doing arts and crafts activities. Transportation provided by FAIS.


Price: $310 + $50 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $360.00
1st Grader - $360.00
2nd Grader - $360.00

Art and the Great Outdoors: Grades K-2

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Audrey Darnell
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)

Art through the lens of the outdoors can be among the most inspiring and rewarding ways to view nature. Campers will explore a variety of art forms, including landscape painting, sun bleaching, and ceramics, to connect with the aesthetic beauty and impact of “mother nature.”


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00

Jedi Academy: Grades 1-5

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Steve Hunter (shunter@faispdx.org)

Is the Force strong with you? Come find out at the Jedi Training Academy. Here you'll learn light saber skills to defend yourself against the forces of hate, meditation to control strong emotions, and how to train your mind in the power of the Force. We will travel to Endor to visit the Ewoks and may even have a secret mission to save princess Leia from the Death Star! This camp involves concentration, physical agility, and mastering Jedi-like reflexes. Become the Jedi Knight you're meant to be, but be careful...the dark side tempts us all and only a true Jedi can resist its power. As a final test, the Jedi graduates and Sith will battle it out in full costume at the Friday show.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Urban Hiking & City Wild Life: Grades 2-4

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Chrissy Beeler (cbeeler@faispdx.org)

As Portlanders, we are so fortunate to be 1.5 hours away from the beautiful Mt. Hood as well as the gorgeous Oregon Coast. We travel half that time to see the magnificent Multnomah Falls along the Columbia Gorge. There is so much beauty to explore at a distance, but we must not forget what our very own city provides. With an abundance of hiking trails and parks, Portland's hiking trails have so much to offer. Urban Hiking with Chrissy will include beautiful sun shining trips to Mt. Tabor, Forest Park, Audubon Society, Hoyt Arboretum, and a small little finishing hike to our neighboring park, Mill Pond. Join the fun and breath in the fresh air while appreciating some of Portland's small scenic treasures!


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Parkour and Street Art: Grades 3-5

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Forge Parkour
Guy-Herve Denagnon

Parkour is the sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Students in this camp will spend the mornings on campus doing freestyle spray paint, stenciling, and creating murals and sidewalk chalk art. The afternoons will be spent at Portland’s Revolution Parkour gym learning this unique physical art.


Price: $310 + $50 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $360.00
3rd Grader - $360.00
4th Grader - $360.00

Young Entrepreneurs: Grades 3-5

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Megan French

Hope to be the next Nike or Intel founder? Budding business executives can start with this week-long summer tutorial in entrepreneurship. Campers will build problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork skills while coming up with business ideas. Morning brainstorming sessions in French and English will discuss successful and unique businesses from around the world, and the entrepreneur campers will work on their very own lemonade stand for the Friday Summer Camp party.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Week 5: August 7-11

Petits Astronautes: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamasaki@faispdx.org)

Blast off! Take a break from your earthbound summer days and explore the mysteries of space! Campers will spend their days visiting the Kendall Planetarium and the NASA-designed “Earth From Space” exhibit at OMSI, conducting their own easy space-themed science experiments, and create out-of-this-world art projects.


Price: $220 + $20 activity fee


Seating: 7
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Petits Astronautes: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamasaki@faispdx.org)

Blast off! Take a break from your earthbound summer days and explore the mysteries of space! Campers will spend their days visiting the Kendall Planetarium and the NASA-designed “Earth From Space” exhibit at OMSI, conducting their own easy space-themed science experiments, and create out-of-this-world art projects.


Price: $310 + $20 activity fee

Seating: 11
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Bug’s Life: Grades PS-PK: 1/2 Day

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner
Pirrie Wright

Have you ever felt like stretching your wings and flying away? Are you always a-buzz with excitement? Are your antennae tingling!? It's a Bug's Life! Flex your thorax and get all six of your legs out to our camp this summer and you'll have a blast! We will be creating many bug-themed crafts including our own butterfly wings and pet caterpillars! We will also create our own ant colony (watch out for your picnic!), and we will get the chance to watch and take care of our very own ant farm! At this camp, you will get to see, pretend to be, and learn all about bugs. Watch out for that giant spider web!


Price: $220 + $20 activity fee


Seating: 2
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Bug’s Life: Grades PS-PK: Full Day

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Heidi Kershner
Pirrie Wright

Have you ever felt like stretching your wings and flying away? Are you always a-buzz with excitement? Are your antennae tingling!? It's a Bug's Life! Flex your thorax and get all six of your legs out to our camp this summer and you'll have a blast! We will be creating many bug-themed crafts including our own butterfly wings and pet caterpillars! We will also create our own ant colony (watch out for your picnic!), and we will get the chance to watch and take care of our very own ant farm! At this camp, you will get to see, pretend to be, and learn all about bugs. Watch out for that giant spider web!


Price: $310 + $20 activity fee

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Art du Monde: Grades K-1

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Audrey Darnell
Kathlin Gabaldon

Visit a new country a very day and complete a special art project reflecting its culture. This is an art camp that will broaden your horizons and lead you to discover new cultures and countries through music, singing, dancing, art, and storytelling, all while having fun and making new friends.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
1st Grader - $330.00

World Cup Soccer: Grades K-2

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Guy-Herve Denagon

Go Eagles soccer! Recreate the excitement of international soccer, while learning basic skills that will shape your game for the upcoming fall season. This camp will combine time on the field with fun activities, and will culminate in a FAIS World Cup match at the end of the week.


Price: $310 + $15 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $325.00
1st Grader - $325.00
2nd Grader - $325.00

Fairy Tales Engineering and Lego “We do Robotics”: Grades K-3 (English)

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
www.engineeringforkids.com

Twisted Fairy Tales Engineering:
Students will become a combination of environmental, mechanical and civil engineering! As environmental engineers we will discover the coral reefs and create a model of a food chain. We will use our mechanical engineering skills to design and create different mode of transportation such as getaway vehicle for our heros and wagons for the kings and queens! Last but not least, using our hands on civil engineering skills to safely construct a bridge for crossing.

Lego We do Robotics:
Using Lego bricks students will create and build a dancing bird, a smart spinner, soccer matches, a roaring lion, a hungry alligator, an airplane, a sailboat and a drumming monkey! Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Minecraft / Travel to the Future.

Price: $310 + $60 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $370.00
1st Grader - $370.00
2nd Grader - $370.00
3rd Grader - $370.00

Horseback Riding and Organic Vegetable Farming: Grades 2-3

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Delphine Latham (dlatham@faispdx.org)

Saddle up and ride, then dabble in organic farming! On Friday we’ll visit the Stoneboat Farm property, learning the tricks of farm labor replacing tractors using Belgian draft horses. Transportation provided by FAIS. Please provide your child with a bicycle helmet for horseback riding days.


Price: $310 + $140 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $450.00
3rd Grader - $450.00

Evolution of Writing: Grades 2-5

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Victoria Wilson

Travel from ancient Mesopotamia to Egypt to China, learning the fascinating stories behind the development of what is now modern paper. While learning about how paper is made, you will also work on your creative writing skills via stories, letters, and word art.


Price: $310 + $20 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

21st Century X-treme Adventure: Grades 3-5

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)

"Life is either a great adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller


Make 2017 a summer to remember at Century Xtreme Adventures summer camp. Push the boundaries of your courage by conquering a Zip Line course in the woods. Soar to new heights while you fly in an indoor skydiving wind tunnel. Jump in at the North Clackamas Aquatic Center for a full day of splash and fun. Document your week of excitement by compiling video footage of your extreme adventures. Do you have the guts???


Price: $310 + $100 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $410.00
3rd Grader - $410.00
4th Grader - $410.00

Soap Car Derby Design and Race: Grades 4-5

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Steve Hunter

This camp will be fast and furious! With the help of Designer Sky Cooper, students will build and design a Soap Box Derby Car from a professional kit. Each student will go home with their own model Soap Box Car kit. Friday morning we will race our machine. Va-va vite.....!


Price: $310 + $40 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $350.00
4th Grader - $350.00

Kayak Adventure: Grades 2-5

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Chrissy Beeler (cbeeler@faispdx.org)

Paddling and doing rolls on a river, in a lovely and iconic Portland setting, the Willamette River: what better way to spend a hot summer week? You will receive professional instruction from Portland Kayak Company on Monday through Thursday, then spend Friday on campus playing outdoor and indoor games such as volleyball, soccer, bowling, and more.


Price: $310 + $75 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $385.00
5th Grader - $385.00
3rd Grader - $385.00
4th Grader - $385.00

Week 6: August 14-18

Discover Maternelle: Grades PS-PK (for new students)(French) 1/2 Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Guy-Herve Denagnon
Heidi Kershner

This camp introduces new PS and PK students to all things FAIS. This camp is focused on the discovery of the French language, FAIS facilities, staff, classmates, and classroom habits (and of course, fun and new friends). You will familiarize yourself with the basics of French and what a typical week of school might be like through fun activities and projects to take home. This camp is intended for preschool and prekindergarten students new to school.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 5
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Discover Maternelle: Grades PS-PK (for new students)(French) Full Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Guy-Herve Denagnon
Heidi Kershner

This camp introduces new PS and PK students to all things FAIS. This camp is focused on the discovery of the French language, FAIS facilities, staff, classmates, and classroom habits (and of course, fun and new friends). You will familiarize yourself with the basics of French and what a typical week of school might be like through fun activities and projects to take home. This camp is intended for preschool and prekindergarten students new to school.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 13
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Reprenons Nos Habitudes: Grades PS-PK (for returning students)(French) 1/2 Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)
Delphine Latham

This camp provides a fantastic—and super fun—transition to the new school year at FAIS. Engaging activities and projects reinforce our campers' French skills and aid the transition back into the school routine, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This camp is intended for returning preschool and prekindergarten students.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 5
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Reprenons Nos Habitudes: Grades PS-PK (for returning students)(French) Full Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Melanie Hindman (mhindman@faispdx.org)
Delphine Latham

This camp provides a fantastic—and super fun—transition to the new school year at FAIS. Engaging activities and projects reinforce our campers' French skills and aid the transition back into the school routine, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This camp is intended for returning preschool and prekindergarten students.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 13
Session Cost:
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Ballet & Yoga: Grades PS-K 1/2 Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Audrey Darnell
Carol Grimms

For this class, we will be focusing on developing the foundations of ballet technique, practicing basic movement and motor skills that form the basis of more advanced ballet steps and routines. This class will offer yoga sessions as well as arts and crafts related to ballet and dance.


Price: $220 + $20 material fee

Seating: 5
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $240.00
Preschooler - $240.00
Prekindergartener - $240.00

Ballet & Yoga: Grades PS-K Full Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Audrey Darnell
Carol Grimms

For this class, we will be focusing on developing the foundations of ballet technique, practicing basic movement and motor skills that form the basis of more advanced ballet steps and routines. This class will offer yoga sessions as well as arts and crafts related to ballet and dance.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
Preschooler - $330.00
Prekindergartener - $330.00

Welcome to Kindergarten: Grades K (French) Full Day

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Sylvie Gbeteh (sgbeteh@faispdx.org)
Tatiana Jourdan

This camp is designed to introduce new and returning FAIS students to the wonderful world of kindergarten. Activities, projects, and lessons will closely follow what happens during a typical week of kindergarten at FAIS. Returning students will be able to get back into the habit of speaking French during the day, and new students will have the opportunity to get in the groove before school begins.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00

Animal Planet: Grades K-2

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Lauren Yamasaki (lyamasaki@faispdx.org)

Explore the world of animals through craft, games, and gymnastics. Climb like a monkey, slither like a snake, pounce like a jaguar, and roll like a roly-poly with special instruction from Pendulum Aerial Arts. We will learn more about these animals by creating masks, hand/footprint art, and dioramas of their forest, desert, and ocean habitats.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $330.00
1st Grader - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00

Adventure Stories / Let’s Make Toys (English): Grades K-2

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Engineering for Kids

Mechanical toys:
Together as a class we will research new ways that parts can be designed to achieve maximum efficiency! We will work with power producing machines applying generators, turbines and engines! Students will design tools to complete tasks effectively and will become familiar with technical and manufacturing sales process. We will make poppers, spinners, boomerang cans, wind up whirligigs, buzzers and a good vibrations guitar!
Building cities:
Students will explore civil, electrical, industrial and environmental engineering. Together we will mine mountains, construct natural filtration, bridge the gap, make wind turbines and build a sweet skyscraper!

Price: $310 + $60 material fee

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Kindergartener - $370.00
1st Grader - $370.00
2nd Grader - $370.00

Gear Up for First: Grades 1 (French)

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Veronique Pain (vpain@faispdx.org)

Get back into the routine of school and get ready for the challenges that first grade will bring. We will work on fine motor skills needed for writing, some light math, reading, sports, and everything will be conducted in French.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $330.00

Soccer Boot Camp: Grades 1-3

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Chrissy Beeler (cbeeler@faispdx.org)

FAIS Summer Camp provides the World Cup annually because we have so many soccer stars here, we cannot wait every 4 years. In this camp, the athletes will train throughout the wee; through conditioning, drills, and scrimmages to prepare for the biggest tournament, as well as adding a little country pride by creating their very own flags. This camp will also explore the importance of sportsmanship on and off the field to ensure that as athlete's, we represent our team and country in the highest regards. Soccer Boot Camp is guaranteed to bring home the champion that you are!


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
1st Grader - $330.00
2nd Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00

Lego Robotics and Minecraft: Grades 2-5 (English)

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
www.engineeringforkids.com

Mission to Mars:
This LEGO Robotics mission to Mars curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore a distant planet.
Minecraft - Travel to the future:
This camp will immerse students in the expansive world of Minecraft and will challenge student's ingenuity and problem solving skills as they navigate through several engineering challenges. Students will learn how to use teamwork and manage resources like an engineer in the real world. Building in Minecraft allows students to experiment with designs and materials, all without the risk associated with building structures in reality.


Price: $310 + $60 activity fee

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $370.00
5th Grader - $370.00
3rd Grader - $370.00
4th Grader - $370.00

Space Exploration: Grades 2-5

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Christian Denagnon

Blast off and take a break from your earthbound summer days. Explore the mysteries of space while visiting the Kendall Planetarium and the NASA-designed “Earth From Space” exhibit at OMSI. Campers will conduct their own space-themed science experiments and create out-of-this-world art projects.


Price: $310 + $20 activity fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
2nd Grader - $330.00
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00

Hike: The Hidden Portland for the Curious

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Megan French

Let’s go! This active camp makes the most of the sunny days Portland enjoys during its summers. Campers will experience easy to moderate hikes at Cooper Mountain and Forest Park, learn how to identify plants, and do some wildlife watching.


Price: $310 + $20 material fee

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
5th Grader - $330.00
3rd Grader - $330.00
4th Grader - $330.00
French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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