We at Camp Tournesol are passionate about bringing French learning outside of the classroom. Kids spend hours a day at their desks working hard to improve their French skills, but
We offer a wide variety of daytime and overnight programs that support and enrich the learning of French in the French Core, French immersion and Francophone programs in Ontario. We have French summer day camps locations throughout the GTA and French overnight camps in Muskoka at March break and during the summer.
Whether your child is Francophone, in French Immersion, or has no French experience, we have a camp suitable for them. Children have the lots of opportunity to use their verbal skills and gain confidence while having a blast in French. Fun activities included!
Did you know? We are the leading French summer camp provider in Ontario.
At Camp Tournesol, interest in developing the whole child drives all aspects of our programming. We aim to provide an environment that supports not only language acquisition and maintenance, but also our campers’ ability to thrive. That is, we aim to complement the fabulous work of our parents! We have invested and focused on child development over the years, inviting experienced educators to advance our curriculum to ensure that your child will be learning and growing with us while having fun.
Although language acquisition is our mission and priority, we go even further, ensuring that our programs address these 4 pillars:
To read more details about what makes Camp Tournesol a great educational camp, read the article here.
We offer French Summer Camps for kids living inAurora, Markham, Mississauga South, Mississauga South-West, Mississauga North, North York, Oakville North, Oakville South, Richmond Hill, Scarborough-Bluffs, Toronto Bloor-West, Toronto-Danforth, Toronto-Downtown, Toronto Midtown and Vaughan. We also offer a wide variety of French overnight camps in Ontario as well as a trip to Quebec.
Access our Fee page for all the details on our fees, multiple discounts and payment plans.
“My son has been attending Camp Tournesol for many years now. First the day camps now the overnight camps and absolutely loves it. He has made many new friends and looks forward to the group getting together year after year. He loves the water activities, each year is something new and different and for me….he has a great opportunity to practice his French before the school season resumes again. Staff are wonderful, very professional and lots of fun!!” Jennifer
“This was our family’s first year joining the Camp Tournesol family at the Mississauga North location and our son had a great time. They are very pleasant and have lots of fun activities for children. They encourage the campers to exercise their French capabilities. Great Camp!” Elizabeth
“This is the second year my son attended Camp Tournesol at the Bloor West location (this year for 2 weeks) and he just loves this camp! From the games and sports to the splash pad day and the lunches he raved about every night, overall a great experience! And we love it that he’s improving his French all the while. Personally, I love the daily Facebook and Instagram posts. Next year my daughter will also join. Looking forward to when they are old enough to attend the overnight camps (!) and also the Quebec trip (!!). Merci to everyone at Camp Tournesol.” Melissa
Camp Tournesol has had a long standing commitment to give back 1% of our Annual Gross Revenue to various charitable initiatives.
Subsidized Camp Week: C For a number of years now, Camp Tournesol has been subsidized campers to our day camps via the Camp Tournesol Espoir not-for-profit organization. Children from disadvantaged families have been welcomed to our day camp to the tune of 30 to 50 campers each year. We are proud to be able to support children in their bilingual journey regardless of their income level. Visit our FAQ page for more information
Give back in the schools: We also provide STEM workshop in French free of charge to locals schools and happily donate weeks at camp to local schools’ fair and fundraising efforts.
Charitable donations: Camp Tournesol continues to support the youth drop-in organization The Dam in Cooksville by cooking with the youth weekly, contributing food and time to their big holiday dinner and making a financial donation in your name.
For many years now, we contribute to the Tree for the Future organization and are proud to have subsidized the planting of 5,000 trees yearly.
We also made a financial donation on behalf of our Tournesol families to 2 new organizations:
Eva’s Initiative, an organization that help homeless youth get the skills and support they need for a better future.
Boys and Girls Club of Canada : an organisation that helps children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed.
Would you like to win a FREE week at our day camp AND a family pass for 4 to Cineplex movies with popcorn included? Then enter our Refer-A-Friend contest!
We want to thank and reward our wonderful ambassador families who help us grow our French camps each year by referring new campers.
To be entered, simply refer another family. Once they register, ask them to enter YOUR name in the “How did you find us” section. On April 15th, 2018, stay tune to see if you are one of the winning family!