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 Taste Culinary – 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.

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 OfferedEligibility (2017/2018)FeeEarly Bird (date differs by program)
2+3 trip: 2 days at day camp and 3 days awayWeek of July 9th and 16thgrades 2 to 7$495$460
1+4 trip: 1 day at day camp and 4 days awayWeek of July 23rdgrades 3 to 7
grade 2 exceptions on a case-by-case basis
Full week French camp: Sunday afternoon to Friday end of dayWeek of July 29
Week of August 12
Week of August 19
grades 3 to 8
grade 2 exceptions on a case-by-case basis
Overnight Camps: Short week: Monday StartWeek of August 6 (Monday start)
grades 3 to 8$685$650
Overnight CIT ProgramWeek of July 30
Week of August 6
Week of August 13
Week of August 20
grades 9 and 10$460$425
Leadership Program
(mandatory for CIT candidates)
Tuesday July 3rd to Friday July 6thgrades 6 to 8$460$425
Trip to QuebecSunday July 8th to Friday July 20thgrades 4 to 9$2,450$2,250
March Break campSunday March 11th to Friday March 16thgrades 2 to 6$655$620


(2 days at one of our day camps and 3 days/2 nights away):

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The Stay :

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.

Niagara, ONTARIO!

(1 day at one of our day camps and 4 days/3 nights away):

The Stay :

This year, our 1+4 trip will head to the beautiful region of Niagara. We will stay at conveniently located hostel where our group will enjoy our own separate floor. The group will also spend a night at historic Fort St. George where they will practice drills and experience the daily life of a soldier from 1812! Don’t worry though, heated barracks and modern washrooms are still available.

The Fun:

The activities around Niagara falls include:

  • A visit to the butterfly conservatory within the botanical gardens
  • A Journey Under the Fal
  • A trip on the Aero car, high above the Niagara whirlpool
  • A visit to the Laura Secord homestead
  • A visit to the Mackenzie Printery
  • There will also be beautiful parks to visit during the spring as the manicured flower beds bloom

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!

Short Week Overnight Camp Parent Handbook

The 2018 Parent Handbook will be available in May! 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 either the 2+3 or the 1+4 overnight camp program.



  • 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


  • 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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