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Day camps and local programs in Alberta in 2016


École des Petits Amis French Immersion Preschool

140 52 Gateway Drive NE

Airdrie AB T4B 0S4


Jackie Astrom



We are very excited to be offering French Summer Day Camps for preschool children (3 to 5 year olds) and children aged 5 to 10 this summer! Our qualified and enthusiastic staff will provide your child with engaging crafts, exciting games and a wonderful opportunity to extend their French learning beyond the classroom. We will be offering six weeks of camps:


Preschool Camps:

  • Week 1: July 11-15 (Going to the Zoo!/On va au Zoo!) $95
  • Week 2: August 8-12 (Bugs/Butterflies Bestioles/Papillons) $95

*Camps will run from 9:00 to 12:00


School Age Camps:

  • Week 1: July 18 – 22 (Off to Space/ Dans l’espace) $190
  • Week 2: July 25 – 29 (Under the Sea/Sous la Mer) $190
  • Week 3: August 2 – 5 (Little Discoverers/Les scientifiques) $150
  • Week 4: Aug. 15-19 (Around the World/Autour du monde) $190

*Camps will run from 9:00 to 4:00. Before and After Care available.


Registration for Day Camps will commence April 18, 2016. Please contact Jackie Astrom for more information.





Association garderie les p’tits chaussons

5505 Magasin Ave

Beaumont AB

T4X 1V8

Pamela Sirois




Pour les enfants de 5 à 12 ans. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

Choix de semaine d’activité / Weekly activity choices:


4-8 juillet:            Découverte de l’univers des sciences!

July 4th-8th            Discovering the World of Science!


11-15 juillet:       Découverte des Olympiques!

July 11th-15th       Discovering the Olympics!


18-22 juillet:       Découverte des pays!

July 18th-22th       Discovering cultures!


25-29 juillet:       Découverte des mers et océans!

July 25th-29st       Discovering seas and oceans!


1 – 5 août:            Découverte des animaux!

Aug 1st –5th          Discovering animals!


8-12 août:            Découverte du camping!

Aug 8th-12th              Discovering camping!


15-19  août:        Découverte des extra-terrestres!

Aug 15th-19th          Discovering Aliens!


22-26  août:        Découverte du spectacle!

Aug 22nd-26th         Discovering a talent show!




Camp: 150$/semaine

Camp: $150/week


Service de garde Avant-Après camp: 50$/semaine

Before and after camp care: 50$/week





Summer Camp – Alliance française de Calgary

#108 240 4th Ave SW

Calgary AB

T2P 4H4



403 245 5662


Our Summer Camp for Kids are tailored for kids between the age of 6 and 11 years old. Our summer camps provide French immersion with language classes in the morning (Monday to Thursday) and a unique blend of fun and activities in the afternoon (Monday to Thrsday and Friday all day).

Each week is a different theme for a different adventure!

All levels are accepted, from beginner to advanced levels.


FrancoZone Camp

917 Centre Ave NE



14500 Bannister Road SE


Eric Shalom





FrancoZone Summer Camp was established by an Alberta-qualified teacher to cater to the growing needs of the French Immersion population of Calgary. Instead of only focusing on grammar and vocabulary, FrancoZone immerses students in a creative environment and teaches them interesting and useful lessons through exploration and play. ALL IN FRENCH. Ages 6 to 14 years old.



Wynchemna Language and Learning Centre


2508 34th Ave NW

Calgary AB T2L-0V5

Roland Markotic




Wynchemna is a language course students talk and talk and talk about when they get back home because we have lot of fun during the French classes and doing so many activities (every afternoon and every evening) 7 days in a week. We also spend a week (the final week) in the Rocky Mountain National Parks (parents find it sometimes confusing how Wynchemna works), but the students love their experience.

Basically, students have classes everyday and even sometimes on Sunday when they are in Calgary. During the camping trip there are no classes and that is why the students have classes everyday the first few weeks of Wynchemna. In the mornings, there are 4 hours of formal French lessons. Students have 3 different teachers in the mornings. In the afternoons and evenings, the teachers accompany the youths to the many different recreational activities offered: beach-volleyball, rock climbing, kayaking, skating, canoeing, movies, and much much more. This means that each youth is immersed in English throughout the day.

On average, Wynchemna has 1 teacher for every 7 or 8 students. This creates a relaxing atmosphere while it encourages the youths to speak more English throughout the day. The highlight of Wynchemna’s educational programme is our famous one-week camping trip through the Rocky Mountain National Parks. The youths are always tremendously excited at the chance to photograph deer, elk, mountain sheep, and the occasional bear. It is time to reflect, enjoy and learn about nature.

Here are the advantages of Wynchemna:

–very small classes – 1 teacher for every 7 students

–a very beautiful campus – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT.

–many activities and excursions – rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, movies, volleyball

–a one week tour through the Rocky Mountain National Parks – breathtaking nature

25% off registration before May 31st.

Ages 10 to 14 years old and 15 to 18 years old.





Camp Plein Air Lusson

Near Clyde Alberta

David Malenfant




Ages 7-13

A francophone summer camp surrounded by a lake and wooded area, the Camp plein air Lusson offers an unforgettable outdoor experience for children ages 7 to 13. Considering all activities take place in french, this camp caters to francophones and to french immersion students having at least two years of francophone education.

During the 5 night and 4 day stay, our dynamic instructors will lead recreational and educational activities that will allow participants to discover their natural surroundings. Hiking, canoeing, sports and other group activities can be expected by our campers! During the day, 3 meals and 2 snacks will keep participants well fed. Campers will sleep in tents for an authentic outdoor experience.

The Camp plein air Lusson is located north of Edmonton near the town of Clyde. Transport to and from the camp is available by bus from La Cité Francophone in Edmonton. Camp starts on monday mornings and ends friday evening.






Camp Soleil

Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille

La Cité francophone

114, 8627 91 Street NW

Edmonton AB T6C 3N1


Cynthia Ivoula


780 468 4882


Camp Soleil is a French summer camp, for 6-11 year-old kids attending either French-immersion or Francophone schools, created to enable children to practice their French throughout the summer months. They will spend their day speaking and hearing French while doing fun activities… That is the best way to improve their skill.

Camps will run from June 29 to August 21, 2016 (8 sessions), from 9am to 4pm (an after-our service is available from 8am to 9am, and from 4pm to 5pm.


Rock in French/En Français

Kidsnotes Music South Side Studio

6801-104 street

Edmonton AB T6H 2L5

Jacynthe Arsenault




Ce camp, qui se déroulera entièrement en français, est ouvert aux élèves francophones et immersion. Voici votre chance d’apprendre comment jouer les instruments rock (guitare électrique, basse électrique, batterie, chant) et une grande variété de percussions (tambourin, guiro, maracas et plus encore), et composez vos propres chansons rock en français! Aucune expérience musicale est nécessaire.

This camp will take place entirely in French, and is open to both francophone and immersion students! Get a chance to try all of the rock instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and a huge variety of accessory percussion (tambourine, guiro, maracas and many more), and write your own rock songs in French! No previous musical experience is necessary.

French Summer Camp

Westmount Community League

10970 127 Street

Edmonton AB

Geneviève Therrien


780 469 0399



Our summer camp is designed for non-francophone and francophone children aged 6 to 12 from French as a second language and French immersion programs.

The main objective of this camp is to develop confidence in oral and written French within a French environment. Our summer camps are the ideal way of immersing your children in French while improving their language abilities through a variety of daily motivating activities “en français”. Through the use of activities in the classroom, playing sports, going on excursions, our camps provide a unique teaching/learning environment which blends fun activities and relaxing moments with more studious ones.


Centre des arts visuels de l’Alberta

9103 95 Avenue NW

Edmonton AB




Classes begin at 9:00 and finish at 4:00 everyday. All necessary material and supplies will be provided, but your child will need to bring a smock or shirt to wear during some activities. Snacks and meals are not provided, but we do have a fridge and four microwaves. Please plan for one meal and two snacks. Class sizes are limited to 12 students, so book as soon as you can! All classes will be taught in French.

  • “Marionnettes en folie” : July 5 – 8
    • Ages 5 to 7
    • $245
    • Your child will learn how to create a “marionnette” (French for “puppet”) out of paper maché. Construction, painting, collage… so many techniques to discover!


  • “L’art contemporain” : July 11 – 15
    • Ages 8 to 11
    • $245
    • From Picasso to Duchamps, Basquiat, minimalism and Pop Art — we will experience these periods and their various styles. How did the artists of the 20th century work? We’ll see!


  • “L’art en fête” : July 18 – 22
    • Ages 5 – 7
    • $245
    • Your child is in for a busy week! They will learn about water colour, collage, sculpture, and drawing. This workshop allows your child to learn about diverse mediums, while also learning about the concept of the “fête” (French for “celebration” or “party”)  throughout the history of art.


  • “L’art journal… du début à la fin” : July 25 – 29
    • Ages 8 – 11
    • $245
    • Your child will learn how to create their own journal … litterally! We will start off by learning how to bind, and will then use diverse artistic techniques to put our ideas on paper. Pastels, water colour, and ink are the plan!


  • “Les p’tits monstres” : August 1 -5
    • Ages 5 – 7
    • $245
    • Once upon a time, there was a forest full of monsters … your child will tell you the rest! This week, your child will create their own monster costume, and will put on a small play that they will present at the end of camp. On your marks, get set, GRRRR!


  • “Bande dessinée géante” : August 8 – 12
    • Ages 8 – 11
    • $245
    • We will create a giant comic book! The workshop will use our collective storytelling skills throughout the week, which we will then translate into images. Who knows … These young artists could one day be the ones we publish here at CAVA!


  • “Cinéma d’animation” : August 12 – 29
    • Ages 12 – 16
    • $225
    • Students will learn how to put together a small scenario for a short animated film. They will be reesponsible for creating the decor and characters, will learn how to use the camera, and will create a collective short animated film. Action!


  • Day Camps
    • “Dessin” (Drawing) : July 9 – Ages 8 to 11 – $60
    • “Journal” (Journal) : July 23 – Ages 12 to 16 – $65
    • “Sculpture” (Sculpture) : July 30 – Ages 5 to 7 – $65
    • “Monotype” (Monotype) : August 13 – Ages 8 to 11 – $60
    • “Collage” (Collage) : August 20 – Ages 5 to 7 – $60






Confluence Heritage Society Camps

Box 2141 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1B6



Fax: 403-845-5320

Phone: 403-845-6680

Canadian Parents for French Rocky Mountain House and the Confluence Heritage Society proudly present Summer Day Camps in French at our National Historic Site. Children will enjoy a wide range of activities including archeology, special guests, environmental conversation, fur trade exploration, crafts, hikes, games and much more in a beautiful setting. For more information please contact 403-845-6680 or email camp@confluencehs.org for more information or to register. You can also find us on FB.

Junior Explorers: Ages 4-6

  • Tuesday through Friday
  • July 19-22, 2016
  • 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm

*Your child does not have to come to a complete week of camp, you may sign up for days only*

The cost of camp is 15$ a day or four days for 50$.

Bilingual Camp

  • English/ French
  • July 5-8
  • July 12-15
  • July 26-29
  • August 2-5
  • August 16-19

*Your child does not have to come to a complete week of camp, you may sign up for days only*

The cost of camp is 35$ a day or four days for 125$.

Coureurs des Bois

  • August 9-12, 2016

*Cost of camp is $200.






International Children’s Festival of the Arts

May 31 – June 4, 2016

City of St. Albert



De Temps Antan:

  • Described as Québec’s most powerful traditional folk music trio, De Temps Antan, propels the genre to a whole new level with their boundless energy and infectious contemporary flair. Anchored by the “tac-tic-a-tac” of foot percussion, a form of seated tap dancing found in French Canada, this super-group of virtuosic multi-instrumentalists performs bilingual songs that feature the fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar and bouzouki. The explosive, fell-good music of De Temps Antan, which loosely translated means ‘from bygone times’, is as much influenced by the band’s world travels as their strong Canadian heritage. This trio’s interpretations of Québec’s musical past exposes audiences to an incredibly diverse, foot tapping good time.**
  • Ages 6 and over
  • Tuesday, May 31 (11 am and 2 pm); Wednesday, June 1 (9:30 am and 12:30 pm); Thursday, June 2 (9:30 am and 12:30 pm); Friday, June 3 (9:45 am and 1:45 pm); Saturday, June 4 (12:30 pm and 4 pm).
  • https://stalbert.ca/experience/international-childrens-festival/performances-activities-2016/featured-performances/de-temps-antan/

Afrique en Cirque:

  • Created by Kalabanté Productions, an African/Québécois circus troupe, Afrique en Cirque is a show that symbolizes the strength, agility and life found in Africa. Traditional music, including drums, kora and singing galore, combined with fiery rhythms, daring acrobatics, innovative dance numbers and physical storytelling bring the culture of Guinea to life in a spectacle of energy and colour. Audiences will find their own “joie de vivre” with the flawless blend of traditional African arts and modern North American cirque performances.**
  • All ages.
  • Tuesday, May 31 (9:30 am and 12:30 pm); Wednesday, June 1 (11 am and 2 pm); Thursday, June 2 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm); Friday, June 3 (10:30 am, 2:45 pm and 7 pm); Saturday, June 4 (11:15 am and 2:45 pm).
  • https://stalbert.ca/experience/international-childrens-festival/performances-activities-2016/featured-performances/afrique-en-cirque/



  • With lightning-fast fiddling, this Alberta duo recreates the jumpin’ kitchen parties of yore for the tap-happy feet of youngsters. Trad’badour fuses the rich traditions of Acadian culture with the lyrical stylings of a troubadour to entertain and educate with their own unique blend of authentic Acadian storytelling and musical fire.**
  • All ages.
  • Tuesday to Friday (May 31st to June 3rd): 9:30 AM, 11 AM , 12:45 PM , 2 PM
  • Friday evening (June 3rd): 6:30 PM
  • Saturday (June 4th): 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM
  • https://stalbert.ca/experience/international-childrens-festival/performances-activities-2016/site-activities/tradbadour/


**Pulled from the International Children’s Festival of the Arts brochure




Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

Family Connection Centre

5600 – 50 St

Stony Plain AB T7Z 1Y2

Tiffany McRae


780 963 0549

Children entering Grades 1 to 6 will enjoy 4 days of fun at any of our day camp programs designed to encourage kids in active living, healthy choices, and good old fashioned fun.

All children will be successful and the activities are designed to promote learning, creativity and a healthy approach to life – offered in both English and a French Immersion format.

  • July 11 -14
  • July 25 – 28
  • Aug 15 – 18

* Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm

Every Camp Includes:

  • Group determined ground rules and behavior expectations
  • Group interactive physical games and/or challenges (indoor & outdoor)
  • Hands-on experiential activities
  • Cooperative games and/or activities working towards a common goal
  • Quiet individual activities such as a craft or project
  • Personal growth opportunities for each child in a safe environment
  • Both active and quiet activities




For a list of other opportunities available around Alberta, please visit: http://www.accentalberta.ca/en/directory/camps.php

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.

Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

Family camps in the west:

La Fête franco-albertaine

David Thompson Resort near Nordegg, west of Rocky Mountain House

780-462-0502 ext 3



July 8 – 10, 2016

This is an annual French festival for the whole family. It features entertainment, cultural displays, sporting events and other activities. You can attend for the weekend or drop in for the day.

B.C. Family French Camp  (www.bcffc.com)

At BC Family French Camp, children from French Immersion or Programme Cadre bring their families along to camp. Families camp in their own tents or trailers. Together, we form a friendly neighbourhood, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French.

Parents enjoy a rewarding blend of lounging time and sharing in a variety of small volunteer duties while their children use their French in a wonderful outdoor setting with their energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs.

During July, the camp is near Salmon Arm (July 9-16 & July 16-23), in the interior of the province. Then the camp moves to northern British Columbia, near Chetwynd, for a week (July 30 – August 6). The final two weeks of camp take place in mid-August near Nanaimo (August 13-20 & August 20-27). Activities at each location are designed to take advantage of the local geography, flora, and fauna. Visit the web sites of the other CPF branches to learn about camps in those provinces/territories.

Residential camps in the west:

Washington State: Canoe Island French Camp

Residential camps and summer language courses in central and eastern Canada:

Visit the web sites of the other CPF branches to learn about camps in those provinces/territories.

Bishop’s College School

Camp École Kéno

Camp Ouareau

Camps Odyssée

Centre Nautique de l’Istorlet

Ekocamp International

Expérience Authentique

Language Adventure in French

National School of Languages

Objectif Sciences International

Shad Valley Entrepreneurship Camp at Laval Space Camp

A free directory of children’s camps is available from the Quebec Camp Association.

Planning a family holiday? Check out Bonjourquebec.com

Explore (formerly the Summer Language Bursary Program) is a five-week intensive language-learning course to be taken in the spring or summer. Participants must have completed at least grade 11. They receive a bursary covering tuition fees, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. The Université de Sherbrooke, for example, runs a French-language summer school (“École d’été de français“) through Explore.

Camps and summer programs in Europe, including programs for the whole family:

Atoll Juniors

Centre International d’Antibes

Coeur de France

EduKick (teen soccer camps abroad)

Expérience Authentique (family trip to France)

Objectif Sciences International (France & Tahiti)

TASIS (France & Switzerland)

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.

Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.