COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in many summer camps’ plans, but some are finding ways to engage with their would-be campers, either in-person or online.
Check the list below to find out what your local camp’s plans are!
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.
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.
Camp Virgule offers a weekly program built around entertaining activities, including games, sports, outdoor excursions, visits to the beach and to museums, for a summer that is full of francophone adventures! This camp is for children from 6 to 12 years old, francophone or currently attending a French core program or French immersion.
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.
Alliance Française summer classes and camps are open for summer 2020.
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 field-trip 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.
Maillardville French Summer Camp is open for summer 2020.
Run by the Burns Bog Conservation Society, these camps offer 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.
Through the parents’ council of École Victor-Brodeur in Victoria, B.C., students have access to French-language summer camps nearly every week until the school re-start after Labour Day. Camps are run entirely in French for kids ages 6 to 12, and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Victor-Brodeur camps de vacances are open for summer 2020.
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 children 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.
A unique opportunity for kids ages 6 to 12 to practice their French language skills. Games, sports, outdoor activities, and museum visits mean a summer filled with adventures in French! Each week will be filled with activities related to the theme of the week.
Camps from the Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan are open for summer 2020.
SFU French Camps offer engaging classroom activities, exciting recreational activities, and one thrilling field trip, all in French! SFU offers camps for French Immersion, Francophone, and beginner French students.
BC Family French Camp invites the whole family to join in for a week of French activities at three locations across the province. The organization runs camps in the Shuswap, Gwillim Lake and on Vancouver Island. BC Family French Camp is only open to CPF members.
BC Family French Camp is cancelled for summer 2020.