Frequently Asked Questions
My child has little or no knowledge of the French language, can s/he attend the camp? Will s/he feel overwhelmed? No previous experience in French is necessary to attend our camp! We are an immersion camp for all levels, and strive to make programming that challenges all campers to speak and learn the language, but never to the point of distress or discomfort! Campers will always be encouraged to use as much French as possible, but English will always be allowed as needed.
My child is bilingual between French and English, will s/he still enjoy the camp? Challenging all campers is important to us! We strive to not only provide a language immersion experience for campers, but also to contextualize French culture and history within the global community. There is lots for your child to learn!
What is your staff-to-camper ratio? Our overall staff : camper ratio is 1:7. However, this varies depending on the age group of the camper. For campers aged 5-7, we will maintain a 1:5 ratio, and for campers aged 8-9 we will maintain a 1:8 ratio.
What kinds of activities will my child do at Owlets French Camp? We offer a wide range of activities, much of which is created by the director of the program and the teaching staff each year, but campers can expect a variety of activities including role-playing games, sports and outdoor activities, and activities based on culture and history.
What does my child need to bring for a day at Owlets French Camp? Your child will need a snack (morning break), a packed lunch, a water bottle and a bathing suit & sunscreen the day they go to the pool! No electronics will be allowed at camp, please do not send your child with electronic games, cell phones, tablets, etc.
Can my child bring nuts or peanuts in their lunch? No, we are a nut-free camp.
Will campers be split into groups? Can my child be placed in a group with their friend(s)? Yes, campers will be split into two groups based on age 5-7 or 8-11 and language proficiency.
Where is the camp located? The camp will meet in the Culture and Society building (CU-97) (room 129-first floor) on the FAU campus. In the same building you can find the Living Room Theater. The camp director (Dr. Blattner) has an office in the same building (232 E – second floor of the CU building.
Can I contact my child in case of an emergency? Yes, you can call the director of the camp Dr. Blattner (561-297-2679) or email at : firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office of the Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature (561-297-3860)
Do you provide food or lunch? No, we do not provide lunch. Campers must bring their own peanut-free lunch and snacks.
What is your refund policy? A camper is not registered for a session until payment in full has been rendered to the camp. No refund will be made for a camper who withdraws at any time after the start of their registered session. There is no reduction of fees for late arrival or early departure, nor is there a refund if a camper is required to leave per request by the management of Owlets French Camp. Cancellations due to injuries and illness may also be subject to the refund at the discretion of the Camp Director.