French Immersion Leadership Programs For Students

for French immersion and Francophone students

An opportunity for tweens to grow their leadership skills in a fun and engaging environment. Campers attending this program will participate in exciting leadership and team building activities led by our experienced and seasoned staff while also partaking in typical outdoor camps activities such as high ropes, large camp games, archery, and more.

Our program includes multiple tried and true leadership activities developed over several years of experience at our camp. Campers can expect to develop their autonomy, their leadership skills, their team building skills but also make new friends who have the same desire to pursue their bilingual journey. They will leave the program ready to take on leadership positions at our camps as part of our Counsellor in Training program!


A 4-day, 3-night program in early summer specifically designed to develop leadership skills and to prepare for the CIT program. It is mandatory for all CIT candidates to attend this program.

Campers will participate in several activities led by our expert counsellors to build their leadership skills as well as understand the importance of team building. 

Campers will spend the trip participating in team building activities where each team member must contribute to the success of another team member in his or her challenge; participate in several leadership games; accomplish team challenges like fire building; and go for hikes in the beautiful multi acres facility.

Each evening, campers gather around a campfire for stories and songs. Campers will also receive an initiation to the CIT program, review the expectations, the activities and the overview of a week as a CIT at Camp Tournesol.

Daily recap: Click here for last year’s daily update from our overnight camps!

Attendance to this program is mandatory in order to be selected for our CIT program.

Check out dates and rates for this program in the table below.  For information on our discounts and FAQ check our pricing camp page.

Program NameWeeks OfferedAge groupFeeBusing
2+3 trip: 2 days at day camp and 3 days awayWeek of July 15th and 22ndgrades 2 to 7$510Transportation to overnight camp site included in registration fee
Overnight Camps: Sunday afternoon to Friday end of dayWeek of July 28
Week of August 18
grades 3 to 8
grade 2 exceptions on a case-by-case basis
$850One way: $35.00
Round trip: $65
Overnight CIT ProgramWeek of July 28
Week of August 18
grades 9 and 10$500One way: $35.00
Round trip: $65
Leadership Program
(mandatory for CIT candidates)
Tuesday July 2nd to Friday July 5th
Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th
grades 6 to 8$550 ($500 when purchased with 2 CIT weeks)One way: $20 / $35
Round trip: $35/$65

The Stay: Cedar Glen, Schomberg

Overnight Summer Camps For Teens

Situated on 263 acres of breath-taking countryside located on the Oak Ridges Moraine and Ontario GreenBelt, Cedar Glen is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor retreat.

The sleeping accommodations are quaint wooden lodges adjacent to the Main Lodge. Each room has a private washroom and shower.

Campers will spend challenging themselves and experiencing new activities. At the end of the stay, they can expect to be tired but having learnt new skills and built new friendships.

The Fun:

During this program, campers will develop their teamwork, organisation, and leadership skills, and will develop an understanding of what it means to be a Counsellor in Training at Camp Tournesol. Specific activities may include:

  • Wilderness survival, like fire and shelter building
  • Large field games, including running pictionnary and animal survival
  • Reviewing the CIT handbook
  • Brainstorming and discussing the roles and responsibilities of a CIT
  • Enacting scenarios that frequently arise at camp
  • Practicing leading games and helping campers
  • Evening campfires, songs, and storytelling


  • The fee is for a 3 night and 4 day camp.
  • Includes all meals and snacks for the 4 day camp.
  • All accommodation and activities.
  • A Tournesol T-shirt
  • Campers are responsible for their clothes and personal expenses.

Transportation: There will be  pick up locations in the GTA for a round-trip fee of $15.00. Please note that bus stops and times are subject to sufficient registration at each stop. The bus times are as follows:

 Pick-up August 6thDrop-off August 9th
Erin Mills Athletic Field
4407 Haydock Park Drive, Mississauga
Yorkdale SS: 38 Orfus Rd, North York9:30am3:20pm
Julliard PS: 61 Julliard PS: 61 Julliard PS, Maple10:00am2:30pm

Parent Handbook

The 2019 Parent Handbook has arrived! Included in this document are:

  • things to bring
  • code of conduct
  • pick up and drop off procedures
  • complete itinerary (for our trips)
  • and much more

A copy will be sent to you following your registration in the Leadership Program.

What a great experience!! Besides the obvious advantage of maintaining French over the summer months, my son learned so much about himself, made great friends, showed leadership, came home with a sense of maturity and appreciation for family.

“Well organized. Great counsellors. Nice accommodations.”

Overnight Summer French Camps & Immersion Trips GTA

Counsellor in Training: Day Camp (13 and 14 year olds)

Interested in putting your leadership skills into practice? Join us as a Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) at one of our many day camp locations! On-site CITs will shadow a senior counsellor, discovering the day to day responsibilities of a CIT. Throughout the week, CITs will partner with their senior counsellor to help run a variety of games and activities, including sports, team-building games, board games, arts and crafts, and our Creativity module. Once they’ve practiced their leadership skills, they will take the lead themselves! Read all about the day camp CIT program here.

Counsellor in Training: Overnight Camp (15 and 16 year olds)

Time to take your leadership skills to the next level, by joining the Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) program at our overnight camp! CITs will be matched with a senior counsellor and will spend the week shadowing them, seeing leadership in action. CITs will sleep in campers’ cabins and provide support to campers, assist in leading cabin activities and large field games, and then will take on the lead themselves during the week to put those leadership skills into action! During speciality activities (e.g. large camp games, meals) CITs will help ensure the safety of the campers, all while having fun in French themselves! Find more information about the program and the site here.





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