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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, we have all the information you need to make next summer your greatest one yet.

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.

Looking for more French camps across the country?
CPF National’s 2016 Summer Camps Listings


Please note: If you have questions about any of these camps, please be in touch with the camp directly. We’re happy to present this list as reference information, but we aren’t in a position to provide details and any recommendations about which camp is right for you.


If you belong to an organization that offers summer camps in French and would like to be included to the BC/YK Camps list, please contact digital@cpf.bc.ca


BC Family French Camp – BCFFC

(3 locations in BC)

This is a camp suited to the whole family, whether or not the parents speak French. Families camp in their own tents or trailers and a friendly neighbourhood is formed surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French with their energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs (counsellors). Camps are held in three locations around the province. Suitable for children from pre-kindergarten to teen, the camp also offers a counsellor-in-training program every other year.

Summer 2016 Dates:
Shuswap Lake: Week 1: July 9 –16 | Week 2: July 16 – 23, 2016
Gwillim Lake: July 30 — August 6, 2016
Vancouver Island: Week 1: August 13 – 20 | Week 2: August 20 — August 27, 2016

For more information: www.bcffc.com


Fun with French Camp (Burnaby, BC)

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Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Burnaby Chapter and Burnaby Parks and Recreation are proud to sponsor 2 weeks of French camp for children 6 – 12 years of age. Students practice their French while enjoying all the fun of summer camp! Arts and crafts, games and all activities are offered in a French speaking environment. All instruction is in French to support kids from French Immersion or Francophone programs. Please note: This camp is only for kids who already have a working knowledge of the French language.

Venue: Charles Rummel Community Center, 3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $165/week

8th to 12th August, 2016: Bugs Around Us
Campers will learn about the unique bugs that thrive around us.
Ref #: 400550

15th to 19th August, 2016: Heroes & Mythology
Campers will have the opportunity to read and learn about French Heroes and Mythology.
Ref #: 400551

For both camps there will be a field trip to Burnaby Lake and the water park at Charles Rummel.

  • Registration starts on March 9, 2016 at Burnaby Parks and Recreation’s website:http://burnaby.ca/webreg – use the references numbers above.
  • You must also be a current CPF member for the duration of the camp.
  • Purchase membership at: http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/ (1-yr membership reimbursement given at the end of camp).

Maillardville French Summer Camp (Coquitlam, BC)

La Société francophone de Maillardville in Coquitlam and CPF Tri-cities organize this day-camp which runs for most of July and August. Activities have a focus on French culture and a weekly fieldtrip is planned to places such as the Bridal Falls Waterpark or Fort Langley. The camp is intended for children ages 6-12 with at least one year of French Immersion. For more information about the cost and the day care available before and after camp, please visit our website.

Summer 2016 Dates:

The French Summer Camp will take place from July 4 to August 26 at the École des Pionniers, 3550 Wellington Street in Port Coquitlam.

For more information:

http://www.maillardville.com/en/services/kids/french-summer-camp/


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Full Day French Camp (Ridge Meadows, BC)

The CPF-Ridge Meadows summer camp offers French Immersion students an opportunity to develop French language skills while enjoying great activities. This year’s theme: Summer Olympics! Every day the program includes games, sports, singing, and crafts. Special activities include theme days, special guests and walking excursions. Sponsored by CPF Ridge-Meadows Chapter.

French Summer Day Camp is for children going into Grades 1 through 5 in September, 2016, who are enrolled in a French Immersion program or have basic speaking ability in French. Enrollment is limited to 40 campers so the camper to counsellor ratio is low and allows for individual attention. Campers and staff are expected to spend the majority of their day speaking French in a supportive learning environment.

The camp directors, are also full-time French Immersion teachers. They come to these positions with French Immersion experience, many years in summer camps and a passion for teaching. Other staff members consist of fully-trained high school aged counsellors who all have French language experience.

Summer 2016 Dates: July 25 – 29, 2016
Cost: $175

For more information:
For full details and Registration Package go to:
http://cpfridgemeadows.wordpress.com/events/summer-camp/


Camp Virgule (Vancouver, BC)

This year, Camp Virgule will be held from July 4th to August 19, 2016. A fantastic opportunity for children from 6 to 12 years of age to practice their French while having fun. A special program will be built up around entertaining activities, including games, sports, outdoor excursions, visits to the beach and to museums, for a summer that is full of francophone adventures !

There will be a weekly theme reflecting the activities of the camp which will be revealed closer to the camp start date.

Who can participate:
All children from 6 to 12 years old, francophone or currently attending a French core program or French immersion.

Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver
1551 West 7th Avenue,
V6J 1S1 Vancouver

Summer 2016 Dates: July 4th to August 19, 2016

For more information:
http://www.lecentreculturel.com/en-activity-15


Burns Bog French Camp (Delta, BC)

The Burns Bog Conservation Society’s summer day camps are carefully planned so that your child will learn about aspects of nature while having fun! Each day there is a range of activities which include crafts, experiments, demonstrations, games, and team-building activities which all engage the imagination. Special guest presentations and speakers may visit and bring along live animals, touchable displays, and fun activities to help reinforce ideas for different themes. Ages: 6 – 8

9:00am – 3:30pm (Child supervision provided until 4pm)
Delta Nature Reserve
(Drop off and Pick up at Planet Ice Delta – 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, BC)

Summer 2016 Dates: July 18 – 22, 2016

For more information:
http://burnsbogeducation.weebly.com/week-long-camps.html


UBC French for Teens Only (Vancouver, BC)

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The French you study in the classroom can be very different from the French you encounter in the real world. This intensive one-week course improves your ability to participate in spontaneous conversations in authentic situations. Taught entirely in French, this course focuses on communication and language function with grammar taught in support of communicative tasks. Our experienced, francophone instructors will teach you about contemporary and historic francophone culture from original sources such as websites, film, music and articles. You improve your conversation skills by participating in class discussions and small group activities. Morning language classes are followed by afternoon workshops where you put your new language skills into practice.

Summer 2016 Dates: July 4 July 8, 2016

For more information:

http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/pre-university/for-teens.html


Camp Soleil (Vancouver, BC)

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Bienvenue au camp d’ete! This camp is designed for children with a working knowledge of French, have attended French immersion, or familiar with speaking French at home. French lessons are not provided but leaders will conduct the camp in French while participating in activities such as fun at the Beach, the Annual Sandcastle Competition, swimming at local pools, crafts, games, songs and of course out-trips to Lower Mainland attractions like Lynn Canyon, Splashdown, Aquarium, Science World, Grouse Mountain and much more. Transportation will be by public transit or charter bus. Please note children in this camp may be divided up into two groups depending on French-speaking language ability. Calendar and waiver forms will be available late June. No camp Aug 1.

  • Register via www.westpointgrey.org Ref #: 54891-54898
  • $140/week
  • M Tu W Th F | Jul 4-Aug 26 | 9:00am-4:00pm

For more information:

www.westpointgrey.org


Alliance Française Summer Classes and Camps (Vancouver, BC)

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Description:

Students ages 5 and up can choose classes only or classes followed by afternoon summer camps which include arts, crafts, field trips and cultural activities in French. Available in July and August. You can choose 1 to 4 two-week programs.

Summer 2016 Dates: TBA

For more information:
www.alliancefrancaise.ca/kids-and-teens-classes/summer-break/


Camp d’été de jour francophone Victor-Brodeur (Victoria, BC)

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More Information: CAMP ÉTÉ fiche information

Registration Form: CAMP ÉTÉ_fiche inscription

Documents are in French. However if you need help with understanding them, filling them out or if you have more questions, please contact: Marie-Pierre_Lavoie@parentsbrodeur.ca


French Language Day Camp – UVIC Campus (Victoria,

BC)

We are pleased to offer three French language educational and recreational sessions for children eager to interact, learn and play in French. These on-campus sessions, conducted in French, are aimed for children who have completed at least kindergarten and at most grade four in French Immersion or in a Francophone school.

Our aim is to provide your child(ren) with a unique opportunity to continue to use their French over the summer through a variety of fun-filled and stimulating ‘camp style’ activities, and to introduce them to the university environment.The only language of communication amongst the children and the program staff will be French.

Summer 2016 Dates:
Session 1: July 11 to 15
Session 2: July 18 to 22
Session 3: July 25 to 29

For More Information:
http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Program/French-Language-Day-Camps/FLDAY/


Français de Sp-Arts (Vernon, BC)

A great program for kids in French Immersion. The camp includes interesting craft projects, games and sports. Most instruction is given in French. This is a great way to renew your child’s French skills before they go back to school! Min age: must be going into Grade 1. Each day will end with a swim.

Summer 2016 Dates: Aug 15-19, 8:30-4:30pm

For more information: https://www.vernon.ca/sites/default/files/docs/recreation/sprsum_16.pdf

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Thompson Rivers University French Language Sports Camps (Kamloops, BC)

For children in grades 1 to 8, as of September 2016. Feel free to register for one or both weeks. This is an awesome way for your children to practice their French over the summer and to pick up some new language skills as well. Each week will include two separate groups broken into junior and senior camps. Sports will involve: standard ball games, climbing at the Cliffside Gym, Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre visit, swimming at the Tournament Capital Centre pool, Friday water fight, co-operative games and much more.

Registration will begin on April 11th at 1:00pm, through the Thompson Rivers University Athletics Camp website: www.tru.ca/athletics/sportcamps/french. Campers must be French speakers, or enrolled in a French language program, and finished Kindergarten. Most instruction will be in French. Realize that many campers will be from the French Immersion Program and will not be perfect French Language speakers. While the intent is that French be spoken 100% of the time, this is not always possible for purposes of safety and clarity. Through exposure to French outside of the classroom and in a new environment, children should improve their language skills.

All families MUST be formally registered as a Canadian Parents for French members in order for the children to attend. This must be done separately through the national office of Canadian Parents for French. (www.cpf.ca) either online or by mail. Memberships MUST be confirmed before camps start.

Cost will be $220 per child for the full day (9am to 4pm), with FREE early drop off and free late pickup. There will be no discounts for multiple children. These full-day camps are less expensive than the standard Thompson Rivers University sport camps, since Canadian Parents for French – Kamloops subsidizes the participants. Some bursaries are available.

Summer 2016 Dates: July 18-22 and August 15-19

For more information visit the TRU website: www.tru.ca/athletics/sportcamps/french or contact Canadian Parents for French Kamloops: cpfkamloops@gmail.com.


French Immersion Gymnastics and Circus Camps (Lake Country, BC)

These unique camps combine the best of gymnastics, circus, and French! The goal of the camp is to provide a fitness filled experience outside the school environment that will both support and enrich the learning of the French language. Active bodies, active minds!

Campers partake in gymnastics, circus, crafts, outside time, and open gym time in a brand new facility. The gym is fully equipped with all the major apparatuses as well as an in-ground trampoline and foam pit. The circus program includes the aerial arts (hoop, trapeze, and the ever popular silks) as well as all the favorite circus props such as diablos, poi, juggling balls, devil sticks, spinning plates and much more. During the craft portions of the camp, campers will make rhythmic ribbons, juggling balls,spinning plates and ribbon and glow poi which they can practice with during the camp and take home for lots of future fun!

Summer 2016 Dates: July 18-22 and August 22-26
Half day 9-12pm
Full day 9-3pm
Camp available for grades K to 7.

For more information/registration: www.lakecountrygymnastics.ca


Petit Tournesol French Summer Camps (Golden, BC)

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The goal of this French summer immersion camp is to provide experiences outside of the school environment that support and enrich the learning of the French language by promoting the use of language, strengthening language skills and having fun in French. For children aged from 5 to 12 years old, no knowledge of French is required to participate.

Where:

Outdoor locations if weather permitting: Spirit Square and public parks in Golden

Field trips can include Glacier Rafting Company. Indoor location if weather is bad: Mount 7 Rec Plex 1310 9th St. S. or the Arena Lobby/Lounge 1410 9th St. S.

Cost: $200 if registered before May 2016 and for members of Canadian Parents for French (proof of CPF membership is required). $220 for non-members or if registered after the month of April.

Summer 2016 dates:

  • Jocelyn Claire will be offering her Everything Circus Summer Camp in French from July 11th – 15th 10 am-3 pm
  • Claudine St-Cyr Premont will be offering Petit Tournesol Outdoor Camps in French from July 18th-22nd and from July 25th-29th 10 am – 3 pm

Download registration form for more info

Contact:
Claudine St-Cyr Premont
enfrancais@mail.com
250.272.0062
www.facebook.com/petit.tournesol.summer.camp


Franco-Fun French Camp (Quesnel, BC)

Is your child in French Immersion? Are they in grade 2, 3 or 4 this school year (2015/2016)? Well, here’s your chance for them to attend a 6 day camp in French with Madame Amelie! We will focus on sports, theatre, arts, science experiments, cooking and so much more all en français! Swim daily as well. Please bring the following items each day: healthy snack, lunch, swimsuit & towel, water bottle, art shirt (we will get dirty). On the 1st day please bring a 2L pop bottle and pre-washed white t-shirt!

NOTE: Please register before July 1st 2016. Child must be in French Immersion in order to participate in the Franco Fun French Camp.

Summer 2016 Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11)
9:00 – 3:00pm
Grade 2, 3, 4 (7-9 yrs)
$150.00/$187.50

More info: Register through Quesnel Recreation Centre: http://www.quesnel.ca/Guide.html
Course #: 17935


Wilderness Day Camp (Kelowna, BC)

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The Kelowna and District Chapter of Canadian Parents for French is excited to offer this incredible opportunity!

Help your children maintain their French language abilities over the summer, while they connect with nature and learn unique skills.

Using thought-provoking games, solo and partnered activities, group explorations and challenges, campers will learn about 6 foundations of survival: food, water, fire, shelter, safety, and navigation, all based on our relationship with and responsibility to the plants, animals, and environment.

Please note: campers are expected to communicate in French to the best of their abilities. Please ensure that your child feels comfortable with his/her spoken French skills.

Two one-week sessions are available:

  • July 18th – 22nd, Children entering grades 1-6
  • July 25th – 29th, Children entering grades 7-9

For more information:
http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/chapter/kelowna-and-district/
or
cpfkelownachapter@yahoo.ca


AFKO Summer Day Camp (Nelson, BC)

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This summer day camp is organized by the West Kootney Francophone Association in Nelson, BC. Activities include outings to the park and the beach. The camp is offered to children between the ages of 6-10 years old, who understand and speak French.

Summer 2016 Dates: June 27 – July 22 and August 2 – August 12, 2016

Must be a member of the West Kootney Francophone Association to participate.

For more information: http://www.afko.ca/


Camp d’été à Tofino

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Description:

Does your child like drawing and painting? Do they also like theatre? This French immersion day camp will combine theatre, applied arts and French language. The principal goal of the workshops is to offer a number of games and exercises in dramatic and artistic expression, in order to increase your child’s confidence. Offered by Les productions Baluchon, artist Ghislaine Hamel and the Pacific Rim Chapter.

Summer 2016 Dates: TBA

For more information:

www.tofino.ca


Wynchemna French Camp in the Rockies

Description:

Wynchemna is a summer camp for students 9 to 21 years old in Calgary, Alberta. Join students from around the world to explore Calgary and the Rockies! Every afternoon and evening, different recreational activities are organized such as: kayaking, golfing, canoeing, rock climbing, skating, basketball, volleyball, going to the movies, excursions to Horseshoe Canyon and the Royal Tyrrell Museum, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc. In the mornings, students have fun and enjoyable French conversational classes. The final week of each course is spent travelling the Rocky Mountains.

Summer 2016 Dates:

2016 French Camp in Calgary for students 10 to 14 years old

June 27 to July 24 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24 – 3 weeks
July 26 to August 8 – 2 weeks
July 27 to August 23 – 4 weeks
August 3 to August 23 – 3 weeks

2016 French camp in Calgary for students 15 to 23 years old

June 27 to July 24 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24 – 3 weeks
July 12 to August 8 – 4 weeks
July 19 to August 8 – 3 weeks
July 27 to August 23 – 4 weeks
August 3 to August 23 – 3 weeks

For more information:

http://wynchemna.com/courses/french/


Canoe Island French Camp (San Juan Islands, WA)

Located in the San Juan Islands, just over the US border, Canoe Island offers a traditional summer camp experience for youth. The day begins with French language classes for beginners up to advanced levels. Campers stay in modernized tipis, eat French food and participate in activities of their choosing, under the direction of French-speaking counsellors from around the world. In addition, Canoe Island offers family camp weekends in the Spring and Fall.

Summer 2016 Dates:

Session 1: La Révolution Française : Sunday, June 26-Thursday, July 7

Session 2: Les Voyageurs : Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 28

Session 3: Le Monde Francophone : Sunday July 31 – Thursday, August 18

Session 4: Les Chevaliers : Sunday, August 21 – Thursday, September 1

For more information:

www.canoeisland.org