French Immersion Camp August 19-23, 2019 (rising 3rd-5th graders)




The Carpe Diem Arts and French Immersion Camp is designed for those looking for a French immersion camp experience and an opportunity to embrace the diversity and the richness not only of France but also of the whole Francophonie (French speaking countries).

The primary goal of the Carpe Diem French Immersion camp experience is to celebrate the French language, the diversity of culture and cuisine, and the joy of learning. We will explore five or more French-speaking countries around the world, and will learn about each country’s geography and people, traditions of song and dance, cuisine and culture.

NOTE: The timing of the camp is designed as a refresher opportunity for the benefit of French Immersion students returning to school after a summer of not speaking French on a daily basis.

Photos from August 2018 French Immersion Camp


LOCATION: Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW (across from Takoma metro)

DATES: August 19-23, 2019 (9:30am-3:30pm) — with option of extended care: 8:30-9:30am and 3:30-5:00pm

CAMPERS: Rising 3rd-5th graders (co-ed, ages 8-11) with relative fluency in French.

Bring-your-own lunch & drink. We will provide snacks.

FEES: $350 + $40 for art supplies, cooking/baking ingredients, snacks, ukulele songbook-binder. (Let us know if you need to purchase a ukulele for camp. Cost is $35-50 plus electronic tuner.) 

5% discount if registered by June 1.

10% discount for sibling or friend referral.

Deposit of 50% with registration. Full payment due by July 15. 75% refund if cancellation made before August 1.

PAYMENT: Please send check payable to Carpe Diem Arts, 9207 Long Branch Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20901 — or use PayPal (add additional $12 to cover Paypal fee)

NOTE:  Feel free to inquire about payment plans, financial aid, barter options. Limited funds available.

FOR MORE INFO, contact — or call 301-466-0183

* Scope of Activities: 

  • Ukulele lessons
  • Arts and Crafts
  • International music and dance
  • Theater games and improvisation
  • Juggling and Jump-Rope
  • Field Trips to House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Radio & Splash Park
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Poetry and creative writing
  • Singing and songwriting

* Staff:

Staff TBD

Busy Graham, Founder/Director, Carpe Diem Arts

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NOTE: Please join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm for the 4th annual Carpe Diem Uke-Estra Extravaganza on the Plaza (One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free parking in garage across the street at 801 Ellsworth Drive). Campers are invited to perform with special guest performing artists.                                                    More info TBA: