2017 French Summer Camps listings

Whether you are looking for a traditional summer camp experience, a sports day-camp in French, or a week-long tenting experience for the whole family, CPF BC & Yukon has the information you need!

A French camp experience offers fun and adventure AND it provides the structure for keeping up your child’s French during the summer months, a time when many students fall out of practice. Campers are able to improve their fluency by being exposed to different fun activities which allow them to use their language in a real-life setting.

Click link below for CPF BC & Yukon’s 2017 French Summer Camps Listings:
http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/activities/youth-activities/camps/

French over the Summer Break

IMG_0104_litchiEvery summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork…but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways! Here are some ideas!

• Summer French Camps • Community
• Movies • Television
• Libraries • Workbooks and Magazines
• Games • Online activities
• Music • Other cool sites

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French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting activities. Teachers often notice that children are more willing to speak in French if they have attended a camp in French over the summer.


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French-languages services & Francophone history in BC:


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Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.


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Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online:


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Most local libraries offer a variety of French language resources.


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Here are some fun ways to practice French as well as some entertaining educational magazines.


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Here are some fun traditional games and challenges:

Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!


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And here some great online games and apps:


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Learning songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.


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Here’s a collection of fun websites from Québec and France:

Edu-inter: A true French Immersion Camp!

Planning a trip out East this summer? Consider this French camp for your young French-language learner(s)!

Edu_Inter_logo-v2Edu-inter, a very unique summer French camp is found in Quebec City within the campus of College Mérici abutting the Plains of Abrahams!  Located in the cradle of French civilization in North America, Quebec City is the only major city in Canada that offers a 100% French speaking environment.  The camp operates entirely in French, both in and out of classes and during all activities for maximum learning impact.  Staff constantly monitor the students to ensure that French is the spoken language at all times.  From beginners to advanced, all levels of French speakers are welcome at Edu-inter.

Edu-Inter offers different programs/activities to meet a variety of student interests. All programs combine French language classes in the morning with a themed afternoon. Length of stay can vary from one week to multiple weeks and afternoon options are pre-selected on a weekly basis (a student can chose to pre-register for the same or for a different afternoon program every week). A choice of lodging of either on-campus residence or home stay (for a more personal experience of Quebec family living and culture) is available. And weekly pedagogical reports are sent to parents.

The French and Arts program (Music, Drama, Cinema, Circus, Cooking or Crafts) and the French and Sports program (Tennis, Figure Skating, Equestrian, Hockey or Soccer) are mostly offered in collaboration with local partners and provide students with an opportunity to mix with local teenagers and further experience French language and culture.

The Multi-activity program is operated directly by the Edu-inter team and offers a variety of cultural and sport activities led by our dedicated counselors. To offer a wide variety of interests to multi-week campers, the list of activities varies from week to week.

During summer camp, evening activity(ies) as well as weekend activities are organized by Edu-inter for the benefit of all participants. Common evening activities for both homestay and residence campers include Imax Cinema, Le Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec Summer Festival), Ghost walking tour, and “Capitales de Québec” Baseball game.

Weekend activities are mandatory for participants in both homestay and in residence and include excursions to Montreal to visit La Ronde theme park, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, or Le Cirque du Soleil; Whale-Watching at Tadoussac, the Sugar Shack experience, Festivent Hot Air Ballon Festival and more.  Please consult the activity programs for complete details and weekend dates of the different activities.

Edu-Inter website