We have a great variety of French Overnight Camps and French Immersion Trips to choose from.
Come experience an overnight French immersion adventure with Camp Tournesol, the leaders in French camps in Ontario!
Camp Tournesol offers exciting travel adventures for French-speaking students who want to engage in a truly memorable French Immersion experience. These are sleep away summer camps for campers ages 8-15 . We have an exciting selection of overnight camps to choose from, including an expedition in 4 regions of Quebec, or an action-packed cottage retreat at the beautiful Gerogian Bay area, the country-side of Schomberg, or the gorgeous Muskoka lake.
A day in the life of a Camp Tournesol overnight camper at one of our sleep away summer camps is filled with fun activities like rock wall climbing, campfires, sing-a-longs, archery, and much more – all in French. And unlike most overnight camps, Camp Tournesol also offers a partial week overnight option for campers who prefer a gradual transition into the full week away-from-home experience.
Take the time to visit the sections below to discover the perfect formulae for your child!
a full week “away-from-home” French Immersion experience in Ontario for French-speaking students. For French immersion or Francophone students.
the week is separated in 2 in these programs. 1 or 2 day at our day campus and the rest of the week at one of our awesome overnight camp. For French immersion or Francophone students.
a weekend trip away for French-speaking middle school students, specially designed to develop leadership skills and to prepare for the CIT program. For French immersion or Francophone students.
Take a look at some of our videos and photos from past French overnight trips to see why our campers come back year after year. You can also read the daily recap we maintain to keep our parents in the loop.
At Camp Tournesol, we want all children to have fun and have an opportunity to learn. In order to achieve that, it is important that each camper conduct himself or herself in a respectful and appropriate way. Parents and Campers should review our guidelines together and ensure that your child understand them. Our code of conduct is based on the following 3 principles:
More specifically, at Camp Tournesol safe, respectful and appropriate behavior does NOT include:
Here are the behaviors that ARE acceptable:
Any person found violating this code will be dealt with according to the following procedure:
All of our overnight trips are supervised by an experienced teacher who acts as a “Chef de mission”. She or he is assisted by experienced Tournesol counsellors of both genders. Their goal is to encourage your child to speak French in a fun and safe environment. As for all Tournesol French camps, all counsellors must submit a police background check and be trained for CPR and first aid. Campers are in gender-specific rooms. Counsellors are in rooms adjacent to the campers or in the same cabin depending on the cabin’s configuration.
Parents regularly ask if we will provide close supervison for children with allergies or other medical issues.
Of course! Every camper’s safety is our utmost concern.
All of our staff are trained for first aid, CPR and administering an EpiPen. In addition, we have 2 qualified teachers onsite who provide support and supervision at each campus.
Do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with our staff at the office or onsite. In all cases, we count on parents to partner with us to make safety a priority. Help us with this process by providing as much details as possible when completing the medical forms!
Should you child be bringing any medication to camp, please let us know by completing this medication form and discussing it with your child’s counsellor on the first day of camp.
In mid-May, campers will receive a package which includes a detailed itinerary, address of accommodation, and a list of things to bring. Any further questions can be directed to us once you have reviewed the package.