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, we have 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.

Looking for more French camps across the country?
CPF National’s 2017 Summer Camps Listings

Please note: If you have questions about any of these camps, please get 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 in the BC/YK Camps list, please contact digital@cpf.bc.ca.

BC Family French Camp (3 BC locations)

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 francophone 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 2017 Dates:
Shuswap Lake: Week 1: July 8 –15, 2017 | Week 2: July 15 – 22, 2017
Gwillim Lake: July 29 — August 5, 2017
Vancouver Island: Week 1: August 12 – 19 | Week 2: August 19 — August 26, 2017

For more information: www.bcffc.com


Fun with French Camp (Burnaby, BC)

CPF Burnaby Chapter is proud to sponsor a French camp for French immersion/Francophone students ages 6-12. Camps run the weeks of Aug. 14-18 and Aug. 21-25 at Charles Rummel Park. Students practice their French while enjoying all the fun of summer camp! All activities, including arts and crafts, games and field trips, are offered in a French-speaking environment. Please visit the CPF Burnaby website for details on the new registration format for 2017: www.cpfburnaby.ca.
Where: Burnaby, BC
When: Aug 14 – 18; Aug 21 – 25
Ages: 6 – 12 years old

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 2017 Dates: July 3rd to August 25th, 2017 at the École des Pionniers, 3550 Wellington Street in Port Coquitlam.

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


French Summer Day Camp 2017 (Maple Ridge, BC)

CPF Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Chapter is proud to sponsor a French camp for French immersion/Francophone students going into Grades 1 to 5. Camp runs July 31 to Aug 4 in west Maple Ridge. Students practice their French while enjoying all the fun of summer camp! All activities, including arts and crafts, games and field trips, are offered in a French-speaking environment.

Summer 2017 Dates: July 31 – August 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Maple Ridge

For more information: https://cpfridgemeadows.wordpress.com/events/summer-camp/


Camp Virgule (Vancouver, BC)

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. For children from 6 to 12 years old, francophone or currently attending a French core program or French immersion.

Summer 2017 dates: This year, Camp Virgule 2017 will run for 7 weeks, from July 4th to August 18th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Location: Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver, 1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

For more information: http://www.lecentreculturel.com/en/camp-virgule


SFU Camps en français (Burnaby, BC)

In partnership with the SFU Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs, SFU French Camps offer engaging classroom activities, exciting recreational activities, and one thrilling field trip, all in French! Note: The first two camps are designed for French Immersion students and native French speakers. For beginners and students enrolling in late immersion there is an Intro to French camp.

Explorons la forêt/Exploring the Forest
You will partake in nature exploration activities that will extend to art and story telling. One field trip to Stanley Park Ecology Center is planned for the Thursday with a French-speaking guide at Stanley Park.

Écologie urbaine/Urban Ecology
You will partake in nature exploration activities that will extend to art and experiments. One field trip to Stanley Park Ecology Center is planned for the Thursday with a French-speaking guide at Stanley Park.

Introduction to French
This camp is an introduction to the French language. Campers who are going into late French-Immersion or would like to learn the language are encouraged to join. Practice French while engaging in language-oriented activities in the classroom and during recreation time!

Dates & Registration: https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/SFUAthRecOnline/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=361


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.

Summer 2017 Dates:
• July 10 – 14, 2017, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Delta Nature Reserve
• July 31 – August 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Delta Nature Reserve

More info: http://burnsbogeducation.weebly.com/day-camp-themes.html


VOP Circus Camps – 2017 BC Tour

Visions Ouest Productions & Transporteurs de Rêves are taking their popular Summer Circus Camps/Camps de cirque on tour this summer with stops in North Vancouver, Ucluelet, Victoria, Kamloops and Rossland! Offered to Francophones and Francophiles aged 5-18 years old. Instructions are in French and repeated in English – this a very friendly environment to learn, to practice and to play. The instructor is Benoit Ranger, one of the co-founders of Le Cirque du Soleil. Over the course of each week, the participants will learn stilts, acrobatics, juggling, aerials and unicycle culminating in a performance on Friday afternoon for parents and friends.

More info: http://www.rendez-vousvancouver.com/2017-CIRQUE-ete-summer2017-page.htm


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: Jul 10-Jul 14, 2017

For more information: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/intensive-french-high-school-students/si800


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.

Dates: July 4 – August 25, 2017
Registration: http://www.westpointgrey.org/registration/


Alliance Française Summer Classes and Camps (Vancouver, BC)

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Students ages 5 and up can choose classes only or classes followed by afternoon summer camps which include arts, crafts, field trips, cultural activities in French featuring a variety of different engaging themes crafted by our certified French instructors such as circus, enchanted fairies & goblins, forest & jungle, science fair, etc. Available in July and August. Choose from 1 to 4 two-week programs.

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


École Victor-Brodeur French Summer Day Camp (Victoria, BC)

Secure your child’s spot now! A good alternative to care during the Summer.


French Language Day Camp – UVic Campus (Victoria, BC)

The University of Victoria offers 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. The camps’ 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 2017 Dates:
Session 1: July 10 to 14
Session 2: July 17 to 21
Session 3: July 24 to 28

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


French Outdoor 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. Group games, French songs, arts & crafts, Fun Float Day with Glacier Raft Company.

Cost: $200 if registered during Spring Registration Night (April 20th) at Mt 7 Rec Plex and for members of Canadian Parents for French (proof of CPF membership is required). $220 for non-members or if registered after April 20th.

Summer 2017 dates: July 10-14 and July 17-21

Contact: Claudine St-Cyr Premont
enfrancais@mail.com
250.272.0062


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.

One-week sessions for children entering grades 1-9. Contact cpfkelownachapter@yahoo.ca for more information.


CCFO French Day Camp (Kelowna, BC)

Organized by Le Centre Culturel Francophone de l’Okanagan, these camps offer a unique opportunity for kids ages 6 to 12 to practice their French language skills. Games, sports, outdoor activities and museum visits means a summer filled with adventures in French! Each week will be filled with activities related to the theme of the week. More specific details for each camp will sent closer to the start date to the parents of the registered kids. The maximum for each group is 12 kids to allow quality French exchange and create a friendly atmosphere.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm | Daily or weekly from July 4th to August 25th 2017

More info: http://www.leccfo.org/activities/french-day-camp/


AFKO French Summer Day Camps (Nelson & Rossland, BC)

These French summer day camps in Nelson and Rossland are organized by the West Kootenay Francophone Association. 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. Daily and weekly rates are available. Must be a member of the West Kootenay Francophone Association to participate.

Nelson dates: July 3 – August 10, 2017 (Mondays – Thursdays, 9am-4pm)
Rossland dates: July 17 – August 10, 2017 (Mondays – Thursdays, 9am-4pm)
More info: http://www.afko.ca/ Tel: 250-352-3516


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 2017 Dates:

Session 1: La Révolution Française : Sunday, June 25-Thursday, July 6- FULL
Session 2: Les Voyageurs : Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 27- FULL
Session 3: Le Monde Francophone : Sunday July 30 – Thursday, August 17
Session 4: Les Chevaliers : Sunday, August 20 – Thursday, August 31

For more information: www.canoeisland.org


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.

For more information: http://wynchemna.com/courses/french/