Our registration system is updated in real time so if you attempt to register and the system allows you to select the program, then you are in luck! At that point the system will “hold” the spot for you for 20 minutes to allow you to complete payments. After that delay, the spot will be released. If the program is full, there will be a message to contact the office to be placed on the waitlist. Please remember that you are applying to join our camp. Our registrar reviews all applications and will contact any families that we feel may have applied for the wrong program within 2 weeks following your application. If you do not hear from us within that time, you are confirmed!
Alternatively, of course, you can call or email us!!
You can book your child for a single week or for multiple weeks. We offer a 4% multiple week discount when 3 or more weeks of camp are booked at the same time. See details on our French Day Camps program page
Our locations for our French summer camps are usually confirmed by early to late April by the school boards which is standard practice.
We typically screen the locations we post so we know there is a high likelihood of securing the permit. In the event where the school boards are unable to rent that particular school due to renovations, we are usually moved to a school nearby or if it is a greater distance, we would put a shuttle bus at that location. If there is a re-location and the new location is inconvenient to the parents registered, we offer a full refund.
We usually recommend to not wait for confirmation to register as our programs will close once they are full which may occur before we have a confirmation. Or in the case of a new location, if we receive insufficient registrations by mid-April, the location may be canceled.
We are often asked if we accommodate dietary restrictions in our camps or if we offer Halal meals.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate for dietary restrictions at our day camps but we do for our overnight trips.
If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, we suggest that you send their lunch every day. Do not worry, more than half our campers bring their lunch from home, so your child will not stand out!
All of our campuses are schools and are not equipped with air conditioning. We do our best to keep your children comfortable but if this is a concern, you may prefer to keep your child at home for that day. Each campus is equipped with large fans that are placed in the gymnasium and certain classrooms.
In case of extreme heat, we will follow the following procedure based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
Extreme Heat: Defined as a day where the temperature outdoors rises above 32 degrees Celsius.
In the case of a day with extreme heat:
40 degrees weather: If the weather exceeds 40 degrees Celsius:
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!
Camp Tournesol Espoir’s raison d’être is to provide an opportunity for children in French immersion or francophone schools who come from a disadvantaged family, to attend Camp Tournesol free of charge.
Each year, Camp Tournesol is happy to welcome deserving children, recommended by their principal, free of charge to our campus. These are children who come from disadvantaged families and who could not otherwise experience camps in the summer. As the demand has grown, we have formalized the process so that children from every school and every school board have a chance to be considered to take advantage of this opportunity.
Each year, we open spots for up to 4 % of our capacity which we estimate to be up to 75 campers.
Here is what previous families have said:
“I just wanted to thank you for giving my daughter the opportunity to attend the camp. It was a great experience for her.” Ana
“I just want to thank you, my children were very happy at the camp as they rarely get a chance to participate in outside activities as we are new to Canada. This opportunity is very much appreciated.” Jeanne
Camp Tournesol will accept Visa, Master Card, email transfers or personal cheques. Please make your cheque to: “Camp Tournesol”. Remember HST must be added to the fee.
Camp Tournesol accept 65% deposits to secure registration for all programs with instalment on April 25th. The deposit option is only available with online registrations. After April 30th, payment must be made in full.
Registration MUST be done ONLINE or by phoning the office to complete it with our staff.
Please refer to our policy page for our refund and cancellation policy