12.09.16 | Bilingualism, Blog, Camp

Take Your Students on a Rewarding French Overnight Trip


You understand the importance of Overnight School/Field Trips for your students; the value added to their learning journey when experiences outside of the classroom are offered to them.

But did you know you can add a layer to these trips by participating in trips that are completely in French….in Ontario!?

French School Trips in Ontario

Connecting to the the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policies:

As the “Education and Career/Life Planning Framework” has become central to the development of teaching and activities in schools, the Ministry of Education is now recognizing the positive impact of experiential learning in helping students realize their personal and career goals. As a result, teachers are regularly looking for innovative ways to incorporate experiential learning into their practice, both for the purpose of giving students out-of-classroom opportunities to experience the subject curriculum, and to work towards their personal and career goals. Fortunately, in recognition of the amazingly positive impact overnight field trips can have on students’ growth, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s new “Community-Connected Experiential Learning Policy Framework” suggests including such trips in any child’s experiential learning.

To support teachers looking to give their students experiential learning opportunities, our field trips also offer direct links to curriculum across numerous subjects. Participants have a chance to learn so much and develop their abilities in the few days they spend with us.

Invaluable additional benefits to your students:

Overnight Trips in French

But Why an overnight school trip in French in Ontario….

….and Why with Camp Tournesol?

#1: It is cheaper! Travel costs associated with getting to this French-speaking areas are reduced, because all programs are local.

#2: More Bang for your Buck! Because the travel time is greatly reduced, the time dedicated to learning and fun outside experiences is tenfold! You are no longer “wasting” days simply on travel. Within 2-3 hours you are on-site and the fun begins at lunchtime on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

#3: French 24/7! Being able to offer a full French immersion experience is invaluable to the students French journey. . They now interact with French native speakers in a fun, well-organized schedule of activities, allowing them to develop the spontaneity of their French verbal skills in a non-judging, non-grade related sets of well crafted team building and  leadership development activities.

#4 Experts in FSL experience! Camp Tournesol has established itself since 2001 as THE leader in providing experiences outside of the classroom to French as a Second Language learners in Ontario. Our extensive library of activities specifically developed to enrich the language skills and vocabulary of the students allow us to craft an itinerary for your trip that will include activities connecting directly to the different strands of the Ontario curriculum as well as promote character traits such as team building, empathy, leadership, tolerance and acceptance of others and active living. Perhaps most importantly your students confidence in USING the French language will skyrocket and their attitude towards learning a second or third language will be transformed.  

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Written by: Martine Brouillet

About Martine: Driven to make an impact in second-language learner children in their quest to become bilingual, Martine Brouillet founded Camp Tournesol in 2001 in Ontario, Canada. The company’s flagship French camps have since become leaders in this market, welcoming tens of thousands of children and spawning sister products servicing these families such as the Brouillet French Academy. Her passion and concern for the environment inspired her to create a new brand of eco-friendly camps, workshops, and summits: Love My Plant. To learn more about Camp Tournesol, visit www.campt.ca

Contact Martine Brouillet at martine@campt.ca | 905-891-1889

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