Awesome Toussaint Holiday Camps for Kids in Paris

Awesome Toussaint Holiday Camps for Kids in Paris

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Ce n’est pas vrai! School just started not long ago, and it’s already time to plan for the first holiday? Yep, the vacances de la Toussaint are just around the corner and, if your children are in a French school in Paris, they’re in your hands after classes end on October 20.

If you’re looking to keep your kiddos constructively occupied while you work (or relax!), INSPIRELLE has done the research to make life easier for you. Here’s a shortlist of some tried-and-tested, parent-approved activities to get your children out exploring new horizons (and off the couch) both in and around Paris.

Shoot Some Hoops with American Basketball Camp

Alley-oop! Boys and girls from 10 to 17 years old can practice their lay-ups and relays with the American Basketball Camp, a complete basketball academy where kids can learn the game’s fundamentals and skills from former professional player Sylvester Morgan. Whether you want to introduce your child to American-style basketball, develop their skills or help your established basketballer get to the next level, this camp caters to players of all levels. Kids will receive intermediate and advanced skills training focused on individual development, learn the importance of teamwork and on-court leadership, and have fun while competing against each other. Sessions are held at the American School of Paris and are led in French and in English.

Where: American School of Paris, Saint Cloud, 41 Rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint Cloud
When: Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 2017, 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Ages: 10 – 17 years (6ème – Terminale)
Price: 450€ for 5-day camp (lunch in
cafeteria and bus service available at an extra cost)
Details/Registration: visit WEBSITE
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 12 82 82   Email: sylvestermorgan@hotmail.com

American School of Paris students
© American School of Paris

Fun with English, Fashion Design, and Sports at the American School of Paris

Kids will feel like they’re a world away on the lovely, green campus of the American School of Paris (ASP), where they can polish up their English skills, learn Fashion Design or play American basketball (see above) through the ASP extension program. Your budding Chanel or Dior can learn the basics of fashion design and illustration to help them build a portfolio and construct their own 3D designs. Kindergarten and Primary school students are immersed in English through a full day of classroom instruction, outdoor activities, games, music, theater, artistic and multimedia activities. Secondary school students get more intensive, half-day academic English classes with an option to add theater, art, and multi-sports to make a full day.

Where: American School of Paris, Saint Cloud, 41 Rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint Cloud

American Basketball Camp
(for details, see American Basketball Camp above)

English Language Camps
When: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017 (no camp  Nov.1),
9:30 am – 4:00 pm for kids in Moyenne Section – CM2 (kindergarten – primary school)

9:30 am – 1:00 pm or 9:30 am – 4:00 pm for kids in 6ème-Terminale (secondary school)
Cost: half day (English class only): 404€; full day: 488€

Fashion Drawing and Design
When: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017 (no camp Nov.1), 9:30 am -1:00 pm
Ages: 
6ème-3ème
Cost: 295€
(Note: cafeteria lunch and bus service available for all campers at an extra cost.)

Details/Registration: visit WEBSITE
Tel: +33(0)1 41 12 82 40/76   Email: extensionprogram@asparis.fr

drumming at ISP
© International School of Paris

Rock the Toussaint Holidays at ISP Plus

If variety is what you’re looking for, the ISP Plus extension program of the International School of Paris offers a plethora of fun, skill-building holiday camps for kids. Music lovers can join a student rock band and perform in a concert for friends and family at the end of the week. Dancers will explore rhythm in Zumba or African dance and percussion workshops. Creators can explore building techniques, architectural and mechanical principles with Lego engineering workshops. Digital kids will bring Lego creations to life or learn Pokécode through computer coding classes in English. Artistic kids can choose from visual arts, photography or jewelry making workshops. Or perhaps you want to simply boost their English or French skills through interactive games, songs and role play. The choice is yours!

Where: ISP, 96 bis rue du Ranelagh, 75016 Paris
When: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017 (no workshops on Nov.1)
Ages: 3 to 12 years, depending on workshop
Cost: 180€ to 250€
Details/Registration: See WEBSITE
Tel:
+33 (0)6 70 81 56 00 Email: nwilson@isparis.edu

American Children's Theater - Toussaint Camps
© American Children’s Theater

Monstrous Fun in SPOOK-tacular ACTing Camps

If your child possesses a wild imagination and craves creative expression, they’ll have monster-sized fun at this Halloween-themed musical theatre camp! During the Toussaint holiday, the American Children’s Theater (ACT) in Paris offers two different week-long camps exploring silly monsters, pirates, and villains. ACT’s creative and caring team of professional actors and musicians inspire budding performers to build confidence and learn self-expression, as they prepare to perform a ghoulish show for their parents at the end of the week. Morning, afternoon or full-day options available.

Where: American Cathedral, 23 avenue Georges V, 75008 Paris.

Week 1: October 23 – 27, 2017 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Session, for ages 3 – 12
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Session, ages 6 – 12
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: All Day Session, ages 6 – 12

Week 2: October 30 – November 3, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Session, for ages 3 – 12 
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Session, for ages 6 – 12

Cost: 125€ for 5 mornings, 150€ for 5 afternoons, 300€ for 5 full days
Details and registration: 
ACT WEBSITE
Tel: +33(0) 6 58 54 13 48  Email: director@actparis.com

Toussaint Camps for Kids - RISE
© RISE International

Sharpen Their Leadership Skills at RISE

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, so why not give them a chance to hone the skills it takes to be a future boss, pioneer or trendsetter in a fun way over the holidays? RISE International, a progressive new bilingual school in the western suburbs of Paris, is offering a one-week Leadership and Team Building-themed holiday camp during Toussaint. Through outdoor games, hiking, guest speakers, cooking, debate, role-playing, and meditation, they will help kids learn the importance of collaboration, as well as the qualities and responsibilities of a leader.

For parents, RISE is also introducing a monthly evening lecture series with inspiring speakers on engaging subjects, beginning October 12. These will be free of charge, excluding a “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” documentary screening and Positive Discipline Workshop. For schedule and topics, click here.

Where: RISE International School, 28 rue du Tour du Mur d’Echelle, 78750 Mareil-Marly
When: October 23-27, 2017, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 10-15
Price: 355€ before Oct. 1; 395€ after Oct. 1
(lunch and snack included; bus service available at an extra cost)
Details/Registration: 
visit WEBSITE
Tel: +33 (0)6 28 37 83 84  Email: info@riseinternationalparis.org

Toussaint camps for kids in Paris
© Apprends et Rêve

Discover, Dream and Travel with Apprends et Rêve

Send your offspring on a trip to India, get close to Mother Nature, or choreograph a dance with the passionately creative team at Apprends et Rêves (Learn and Dream) in central Paris. Started by a mother of four, the company offers innovative workshops after school and on weekends for kids aged 3 to 15, as well as parent/child workshops throughout the year. Over the Toussaint break, they’re offering an a la carte choice of themed camps (stages) to tap into your children’s creative side and allow them to discover new things in a fun way. Camps are led in French.

Where: 69, rue de l’Assomption, 75016 Paris

Week 1: Oct. 23-27, 2017 – “Namaste” Kids explore Indian culture and mythology through Bollywood dance, theater, yoga, cuisine, and a visit to the Musée Guimet. 
Ages: grouped by ages 4-7 or 7-12
Cost: 145€ for 5 half days, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
295€ for 5 full days, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Week 2: Themed half day and full day camps
– Oct. 30: Budding biologists explore nature, create a work of Land’Art with materials reclaimed from nature, and construct a vivarium for snails.
– Oct. 31: Celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, choreographing a dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, making decorations, and trick or treating.
– Nov. 2: Drawing inspiration from rain and the sky, little ornithologists will learn about bird songs, and perform in a “Dancing in the Rain” comedy workshop musical.
– Nov. 3: Young gardeners prepare a winter garden and plant seasonal veggies, then work on creative ways to evoke winter in an English-language workshop.

Ages: 4-7 or 7-12
Cost: 30€ for half day; 65€ for a full day
Details/Registration: Visit WEBSITE
Tel: +33(0)6 10 25 80 69   Email: contact@apprends-et-reve.fr

Need More Ideas?

On a budget or need something within walking distance? There’s still some time to enroll in the affordable centre de loisirs near you (registrations close October 9, 2017).

Nothing strikes your fancy? Check out our “Ultimate Guide to After-School and Weekend Activities” – many of the curated places we listed offer holiday workshops (ateliers) and day camps (stages).

Looking for shorter courses, or just day-to-day activities for your family over the break? Check out the children’s section in our I-List!

In partnership with American Basketball Camp, American Children’s Theatre, American School of Paris Extension Program, Apprends et Rêves, ISP Plus, and RISE International School.

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