Partial Overnight French Language Summer Camp

for French immersion and Francophone students

Les Intrépides-En-Route

Unique to Camp Tournesol, this is a short “away from home” trip that gives campers a taste of adventure and independence… all in French.

French immersion or Francophone students in grades 2 to 7 are all welcome.

This shortened French immersion program is perfect for students who like discovering new places and making new friends, but are not yet ready for the full overnight experience.

We offer 2 options:

  • 2+3: 2 days at day camp plus 3 days at an overnight camp;
  • 1+4: 1 day at day camp and 4 days at an overnight camp.

The partial week formula is unique to Camp Tournesol. Unlike most French camps, we allow campers to come for a day or two to one of our day French campuses to get comfortable with the staff and the other campers. Our Tournesol buses then visit each French campus (on Tuesday or Wednesday) to pick up the campers and bring them to our destinations.

Campers are not guaranteed to be back on time on Friday to make the daily bus service so please plan accordingly. For all of our trips, transportation to the destination is included in the fee but daily transportation to the day camp is not included..

Please note that there must be 4 campers at a day campus to allow pick up.

During these trips, all meals and activities are included, both at the day camp (provided by La Récolte Catering – check out the menu here) and at the destination.

There is a maximum of 45 campers on each trip and a minimum of 20 is required.

SCHOMBERG, ONTARIO!

Week of July 17th 2016 (2 day at day camps and 3 day/2 night away):
The Stay :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.

The Fun:
During our stay at this French overnight camp, we will:

  • challenge ourselves on the low ropes and high ropes challenge course;
  • try our hand at archery;
  • splash in one of the 2 large pools on site;
  • partake in a HUGE game of animal survival in one of the best courses we have seen anywhere;
  • rock wall climbing;
  • of course, enjoy an awesome campfire with sing-a-long French songs and folk tales;
  • make traditional friendship bracelets;
  • do team building exercises in a giant maze;
  • build a shelter/fort;
  • play Running Pictionary / gaga ball / soccer / volleyball and much more!

Sadly, the fun comes to an end mid-afternoon Friday. Tired but filled with new memories, having learnt new skills and built new friendships.

Huronia, ONTARIO!

Midland, Georgian Bay, Ontario
Week of July 24th 2017 (1 day at day camp and 4 day/ 3 night away):

The Stay :

This year, our 1+4 trip will head to the beautiful region of Midland and Georgian Bay. We will stay at one of our favourite inns from previous trips: the Wildfire Lodge.

Wildfire is nestled in beautiful central Ontario, better known as Huronia. Guests experience the great outdoors and participate in programs while enjoying the comfort one of North America’s largest “Panabode” cedar structures. The 12,000 square foot lodge sits on 85 wooded-acres along the beautiful Wye River. Wildfire features forested and meadow grounds where we can enjoy nature in all its glory. The lodge’s large central hall features a huge fieldstone fireplace for groups to gather around.

The Fun:

During our stay at this French overnight camp, we will:

  • participate in team building and leadership activities
  • go on hike and learn to identify trees and flowers
  • partake in a HUGE game of animal survival;
  • of course, enjoy an awesome campfire with sing-a-long French songs and folk tales;
  • make traditional friendship bracelets;
  • learn to build a shelter/fire;
  • enjoy archery;
  • challenge ourselves to low ropes activities;
  • run pictionary / basketball / soccer / much more!

Offsite:

  • Visit Wye Marsh to enjoy canoeing and do some more nature interpretation;
  • Go on a cruise on the beautiful Georgian Bay;
  • Enjoy the sandy beaches of Georgian Bay.

On Friday around lunchtime, the group will leave the grounds already planning their trip for the next year! This promises to be one of the highlights of your child’s summer!

Fee for this program: The fee for the 2+3 week is $495 and for the 1+4 week it is $615 (plus HST). Check out our discounts and FAQ on the pricing camp page.

Inclusion:

2+3:

  • The fee is for a 2 night and 3 day trip plus 2 days at day camp
  • includes all meals and snacks for the 3 day trip
  • all transportation between the trip destination and the campus
  • all accommodation and activities
  • a Tournesol t-shirt
  • Campers are responsible for their clothes and personal expenses

1+4:

  • The fee is for a 3 night and 4 day trip plus 1 day at day camp
  • includes all meals and snacks for the 4 day trip
  • all transportation between the trip destination and the campus
  • all accommodation and activities
  • a Tournesol t-shirt
  • Campers are responsible for their clothes and personal expenses

“That was awesome. I give that camp 10 stars out of 10 stars. It was fun hanging out with people that aren’t related to you. Can I go again next year? The food was pretty good as well.”

“The staff at camp Tournesol (counsellors and admin staff) are fantastic – helpful and friendly. I felt my son was in good hands for his first overnight trip.”

“The Cedar Glen trip was my daughters first experience away from home and at a french speaking camp. The Councillors were great and she loved all of the activities that were offered during her stay. It was a great learning experience for her and she was so exhausted by the end of each day that she didn’t even miss technology.”

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