Much was new in the fourth edition of the French Heritage Language Program Summer Camp. For the first time, the camp was open to both teenagers and children, at two different sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Also for the first time, children in Miami, Florida, were also able to participate in a new French summer program. In total, 85 children and teenagers joined the 2009 edition of the program.
In addition to working on cultural projects, the New York students participated in many workshops and field trips: theater, painting, writing and dance workshops, visits to arts and immigration museums, Statue of Liberty and Bronx Zoo. The teenagers also got to meet with the permanent representative of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to the U.N, and the deputy manager of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
The Miami, pilot edition was less intensive (afternoons only) but it lasted a month. As in New York, the children engaged in various activities related to the Francophone cultures.
In New York, the children's camp took place a PS 84 - Lilian Weber School. The teenagers' camp took place at The International High School at Prospect Heights.
In Miami, the camp took place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, in partnership with the Haitian Arts Cultural Alliance.
Detailed Schedule (Teenagers) [pdf]
Detailed Schedule (Children) [pdf]
See our summary and photos below
or read our full 2009 Summer Camp Report [pdf]