French Day Camps For Children

age 6 to 12

This French camp program is offered to children who are in French immersion or French schools from SK to grade 6. We’re also now offering a Low-Tech STEM add-on for these camps for just $15 + HST ! Read more about it here.

Children in this program are expected to express themselves at grade-level. We understand that children at all ages have different abilities, particularly after only a few years of French instruction; that’s where our camp comes in!

Campers in all of our programs enjoy weeks jam-packed with activities designed to support and enrich French learning. Language modules include a wide variety of instructional strategies for learning in informal settings. Arts and crafts is a time for campers to flex their artistic muscles while interacting in French in an authentic task. From cooperative learning to structured simulations, the creativity module engages campers’ imagination and social skills in creating a shared skit, song or dramatic piece. Counsellors teach and model new vocabulary and sentence structures that kids employ in the course of camp favourites such as cat and mouse, choir master and “What time is it, Mr. Wolf?”

In this supportive context, kids are encouraged to share, learn, and try new things. Activities and themes change week to week. See you there!

In 2020, our camp season run from July 6th until August 28th (varies by campus).

Schedule of a sample week

Click on the photo to see a sample week for the programs for 4-5 year old

Weekly Guide For French Day Camps

Programming:

French Camp daily activities include: Organized sports, arts and crafts, cooperation games, and board and card games. Each day will end with a big camp game that will see all campers from all the different groups come together to play.

Campers will also take part in a creativity club each week where a short presentation of a skit or song will be developed by each group on a new theme.

Campers will develop their choreography, script, costumes, and make-up together as a group. On Friday, each group will present their creation to the rest of the camp in the hope of winning the prizes!

Once a week, we head to a local splash pad where the children will spend some time playing water games, going on a nature walk, and participating in large camp games!

At our French summer day camps throughout the GTA, all programming (the activities, crafts, field trips etc…) is different from week to week so you can register for multiple weeks for LOTS of fun in French this summer!

This program is exclusively offered to students in French immersion or French schools so that we can maintain the French conversation all day!

New and ImprovedFrench Module coming this Summer:

The main objective of the language module is to consolidate oral communication and comprehension skills among our campers in a collaborative and entertaining environment, so that they develop confidence and fluency in using French outside of the classroom.

Campers will improve their pronunciation, and learn new vocabulary and common expressions through different games where expression and interaction go hand in hand. One such game is “Picture Telephone” where the first player describes a hidden image to the second person, who describes what he heard to the next person, and so on until the last person makes the final sketch, and the original photo is revealed! During the comparison between what was drawn and the original picture, the counselors review the vocabulary used and learned during the activity. What better way to practice French while having fun!

Low-Tech STEM

SK to Grade 6

Add-on Cost: $15 + HST

Is your child curious about the world around them? Do they like to run their own science experiments, build structures, or jump for joy when they see rockets shoot into the air? Our Low Tech STEM specialty is perfect for them. With a new physics-based theme every day, campers will test gravity, set off (safe) explosions, build strong structures, and show off their knack for science along the way. Perfect for the scientific camper while also boosting their French skills. This specialty option is offered exclusively the week of July 27th at all of our campuses.

At the end of August we are celebrating the end of our season with our Fête Champêtre!

This fun-filled day will feature the best of Camp Tournesol, including active games and keeping cool either in the pool or with water game!

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Day Camp Parent Handbook

Find the 2019 Day Camp Handbook here!

Registered families: check your email for the full document. New families will receive a copy included in their registration confirmation.

Included in this document are:

  • things to bring
  • code of conduct
  • pick up and drop off procedures
  • campus information
  • important documents
  • and much more!

Upon publication, a copy will be sent to our parents.

“I am very happy that I registered my children for this camp. Not only did their French improve but they discovered that “learning French” can be fun. The highlight for me was my daughter awaking from a bad dream and asking in French if she could sleep in my room. That’s when I knew that I made the right decision sending them to Camp Tournesol. We will be returning every year!”

 

“I want to express how happy I am with this camp. I was so nervous my kids wouldn’t like it because it was in French but it was actually the opposite. They didn’t give me a hard time about going every morning – which does not happen during the school year and the camp leaders were AMAZING.  My daughter absolutely fell in love with her counsellor’s gentle and warm manner. “

 

“We are delighted to be part of camp tournesol for the second year and we can’t wait until summer vacation starts! My daughter’s French improved tremendously during her time at Camp Tournesol last year and her teachers noticed the improvement.”

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