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Day camps and local programs in Alberta in 2018


École des Petits Amis French Immersion Preschool

#140 52 Gateway Drive NE

Airdrie AB T4B 0S4

Jackie Astrom

[email protected]


Ages 5-10

We are very excited to be offering French Summer Day Camps for 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 four weeks of camps:

School Age Camps:

Week 1: July 30 – Aug 3 (Nature/La nature) $200 Week 2: Aug 7 – 10 (Super science/Les scientifiques) $160 Week 3: Aug 13 – 17 (Around the world/Autour du monde) $200 Week 4: Aug 20 – 24 (Fairy tales & Castles/Les contes de fees & les chateaux) $200

Camps will run from 9:00 to 4:00. Before and After Care available. Registration for Day Camps will commence April 23, 2018.  Spaces are limited!



Summer Camp – Alliance française de Calgary

#108 240 4th Ave SW

Calgary AB

T2P 4H4

[email protected]

403 245 5662

Ages 6-10 and 11-15

Our Summer Camps for Kids are tailored for kids between the age of 6 and 10 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).  We also offer summer classes for teens (11 -15 years old) from July 3rd to August 31st.

Each week is a different theme for a different adventure!

All levels are accepted, from beginner to advanced levels.

Summer camps for kids (ages 6-10): CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Summer classes for teens (ages 11-15): CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Wynchemna Language and Learning Centre


2508 34th Ave NW

Calgary AB T2L-0V5

Roland Markotic

[email protected]


Ages 10 to 14 years old and 15 to 23 years old.

Calgary Courses Junior Course (10 to 14 years old)
June 27 to July 24, 2018 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24, 2018 – 3 weeks
July 26 to August 15, 2018 – 3 weeks
August 2 to August 15, 2018 – 2 weeks

Calgary Courses Senior Course (15 to 23 years old)
June 27 to July 24, 2018 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24, 2018 – 3 weeks
July 12 to August 8, 2018 – 4 weeks
July 19 to August 8, 2018 – 3 weeks
July 27 to August 23, 2018 – 4 weeks
August 3 to August 23, 2018 – 3 weeks

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.

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


Camp Plein Air Lusson (Bus leaves from Edmonton and Morinville)

Near Clyde Alberta

Maude Bombardier

[email protected]


July 9 – 13

July 16 – 20

July 23 – 27

July 30 – August 3

August 13 – 17

August 20 – 24

Ages 7-13

Gift your children with the unique opportunity to attend a French summer camp for one week (4 nights, 5 days) where they will be sleeping in tents, and spend their days outdoors surrounded by nature – away from the television and the computer! Camps start Monday morning and end Friday evening. Free transportation is offered from Edmonton and Morinville to and from camp. 

The Centre de la nature Lusson provides French speakers and children having attends French immersion for at least 2 years the opportunity to make new friends and to be reunited with old ones. In the last 10 years, more than 1000 campers have canoed, hiked around the island in the middle of the lac, and enjoyed camp fires at night with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

Participants learn to identify trees, plants, and signs of animal life to learn more about their natural surroundings and will be able to help in caring for the Center’s garden. Of course, a stay at the Centre de la nature Lusson isn’t complete without the famous kick the can and massive capture the flag games!

The Centre serves to create to a sense of belonging and is an important part of the francophone and Francophile community in Alberta as we have been operating for approximately 40 years.

For pictures of the site, please visit:


Foote Theatre School (Citadel Theatre and Academy)

Ages: 8-10

From July 23-27, 2018, 9:00-16:00.

For the first time, the Citadel Theatre  is offering an acting camp in French for children ages
8-10. The camp will focus on games and students will learn about improvisation, physical expression and production design. At the end of the week, students will present a play to family and friends.

Contact Diana Stevenson, Foote Theatre School Manager, with any questions:              [email protected]


École publique Gabrielle-Roy
8728 – 93 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6C 1T8

Ages : 5-12

[email protected]
780 468-6934

From July 3rd to August 31st 2018

From 7:15am to 6:00pm

Our Summer Camp offers fun-filled day camps that get kids’ minds and bodies moving during the summer break. Participating in Summer Camp programs can help children develop their self-confidence, social skills, and mental and physical well-being. With indoor and outdoor activities, games and crafts, and an outing during the week, your children are sure to have a memorable week full of adventure… in French!

For a list of the themes and field trips, please visit :

Le Camp Multi-arts

École Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc

8505 68a St NW

Edmonton, AB

Grades 1-7 (Francophone Schools) and 4-7 (Immersion Schools)

Marie-Josée Ouimet
[email protected]

780-760-0130 ex 2

August 13-24, 2018

The camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm, August 13-24. During this two week summer camp, your child will be immersed in dance, theater, music, and visual arts. By the end of the camp, the participants will have created a performance of their own incorporating these diverse art forms which will be presented on the final day of camp to family and friends. Our theme this year is “Awaken Your Inner Superhero!” For more information please go to

Camp Soleil

Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille

La Cité francophone

8627 91 Street NW

Edmonton AB T6C 3N1

Ages 6-11 

[email protected]

780 468 4882

Camp Soleil is a day camp for children between ages 6 and 11. Both Francophones and students in French immersion desiring to continue practicing their French during the summer are welcomed at the camp. Children go swimming each week at the pool and spending most of their day playing in various parks around Boonie Doon – it’s the summer and we want to make the most of it! Along with enjoying weekly field trips, the imagination of camp participants will be stimulated by plugging into rotating weekly themes. The perfect recipe to make the most of summer as a child. Camps run from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with the option of a before/after care from 8am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm for an upcharge.

For a list of the themes and field trips, please visit: ( themes will be posted around June)

The Alliance Française French Summer Camp

Westmount Community League

10970 127 Street

Edmonton AB

Geneviève Therrien

[email protected]

780 469 0399

Our summer camp is designed for non-francophone and francophone children aged 6 to 11 from French as a second language and French immersion programs.*If your child is going into grade one but is 5 years old you can still register him/her to our summer camps.

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.

This year’s themes are:

Summer 2018

Session 1: French Cuisine
Get your apron out and your Chef’s hat and let’s cook! King’s pie, crêpes, pastries or french baguette: are you ready to put your hands in the dough?
July 3 – July 6 – Regular cost: 152$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session 1: French Cuisine – July 3 – July 6

Session 2: Olympic Games
You have been chosen to represent your country during the most amazing Olympic games ever. Are you up to challenge yourself on many different trials? Then get ready, set and … go!
July 9 – July 13 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session 2: Olympic Games – July 9 – July 13

Session 3: Jungle Univers
Indiana Jones needs some help to find a new extraordinary treasure: the doomed totem. To be a part of the expedition you need to be audacious, intrepid and brave. If you think you have what it takes to join the adventure, then get your whip and binoculars ready!
July 16 – July 20 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session3: Jungle Univers – July 16 – July 20

Session 4: Time Travel
Have ever wondered how it would feel to be able to travel through times? One day in the past, the other in the future or is it better to stay in the present? If you are ready for all those discoveries, then get on board our time travel machine!
July 23 – July 27 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session 4: Time Travel – July 23 – July 27

Session 5: Let’s be a Spy!
We need you for a secret mission… Are you ready to play the role of a detective? Conducting the investigation to find out who the real suspect is! Decode secret messages, fingerprints analysis, detect invisible ink.. Take your detective hat and your magnifying glass: we expect you to lead the investigation!
July 30 – August 3 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session 5: Let’s be a Spy! – July 30 – August 3

Session 6: Pirates
Throughout the week, we will become real pirates to finally find the treasure that has been buried for a hundred years! So, let’s put on our hats and hooks to start an adventure that will most certainly lead us to mysterious seas and wild islands…
August 7 – August 10 – Cost: 152$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
 Session 6: Pirates – August
7 – August 10

Session 7: French-speaking Cities
Speak French! Yes, but it is always about France… We can speak French in different countries?! Each day, we will travel to different cities in total immersive adventure, by exploring dances, songs, customs and traditions.
August 13 – August 17 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)
Session 7: French-speaking Cities – August 13 – August 17

Session 8: Cinema and Movies
To all movies fans, we will go on a journey behind the scenes! What is better than watching your own movie? In a week time, you will become directors of your own film inspired by you. 3, 2, 1…. Action!
August 20 – August 24 – Cost: 190$ (At least 4 sessions= 171$/session)

Register: Click here to register online!

If you register online, please print the form attached, fill it in and scan it or take a picture and send it at [email protected]

You can also register at the front desk at 10424 123 St. or by phone at 780 469 0399.


Camp Girouette

Ages 5-12

August 27-31, 2018

La Cité des Prairies, 2104-6 Avenue South

Phone: 403-328-8506

[email protected]

Registration period : May 1 to June 28, 2018 and August 7 to August 24, 2018.

Monday: Les olympiades – The Olympiads                                                                                                                         Tuesday: Cuisinons en français – Let’s cook in French
Wednesday: Les pirates – The pirates
Thursday: Les villes francophones – The French cities
Friday: La fête foraine – Funfair

Inscription en ligne – Register online



Confluence Heritage Society Camps

Box 2141 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1B6

[email protected]

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 [email protected] for more information or to register. You can also find us on FB.

Junior Explorers: Ages 4-6

  • July 17 – 20 2018
  • 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 $50/session. Bring snacks for the day

French Explorers:

  • A full day for ages 7 – 11 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • July 10 – 13 or August 14-17 2018

$100/session. Bring lunch and snacks for the day.

English Explorers

  • A full day for ages 7 – 11 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • July 3 – 6 or July 24 – 27 2018

$100/session. Bring lunch and snacks for the day.

Coureurs des Bois

  • Ages 11-14 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • August 7-10, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

A program of adventure for those 11 – 14. Fur traders in training.
A bike and helmet may be necessary.
Cost of camp is $110/ session.
Bring lunch and snacks for the day.


International Children’s Festival of the Arts

May 29 – June 3, 2018

City of St. Albert

Plastic/ Plastique

  • A crumpled, discarded plastic bag is rarely seen as more than garbage but for Puzzle Théâtre, it’s pure inspiration. Playful, colourful creatures are born from plastic bags and then transform right before your eyes; in Plastique these everyday objects turns into lively puppets. A giggle-inducing theatre-piece, these silly satchels explore their new world with curiosity and humour. Proving anything is possible with a little imagination, Puzzle Théâtre brings plastic to life!
  • Ages 5+

Thumbelina/ Tommelise

  • Thumbelina was born in the heart of a mysterious flower. As delicate as a rose petal, this teeny-tiny heroine is ripped away from her home and thrust into a world where the obstacles she faces are much, much larger than she is. Literally. This enchanted re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale blends together dance, puppetry and live music in a spellbinding theatrical experience. Both poignant and powerful, Thumbelina teaches kids that even if you feel insignificant in the middle of a great big world, you are still strong inside.
  • Ages 4+

Singing Africa with Jacky Essombe

  • “If you can talk, you can sing! If you can walk, you can dance!” It’s a saying Jacky Essombe adamantly believes. Born in Cameroon, Jacky is passionate about sharing the language, songs and dances of her homeland. Alongside her bandmates, who hail from Guinea and Zimbabwe, her vibrant storytelling immerses children in the traditions, history and culture of Africa. Using call-and-response and easy-to-follow dance steps, she proves her personal adage with every performance: turning audiences into a huge, rhythmic choir!
  • Ages 5+


Explore Français French Nature Camps

APFA’s Family Connection Centre

Kindergarten – Grade 3
Shelagh Pyper

[email protected]

Week 1: August 13th – 17th

Week 2: August 20th – 24th

9:00am to 3:00pm with before and after care available
$180 per week, $10 discount for CPF members


A high quality nature-based day camp experience taught by caring adults and with a strong focus on French language acquisition outside an academic context. Through engaging, applicable activities children improve their spoken and written French. Sample activities: sports, arts & crafts, team challenges, nature walks, construction projects, scientific experiments, songs, dancing, Reading Buddies and lots more! We will spend every Friday out in the country visiting frog ponds, vegetable gardens and forests and will finish the week with a presentation that showcases the campers’ achievements over the week.

Venez explorer en français! Vos enfants vont faire des excursions fantastiques et mémorables. Nos instructeurs sont mamans et ont à cœur le français et la nature. Apprendre en s’amusant c’est facile et enrichissant!


For a list of other opportunities available around Alberta, please visit:

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Family camps in the west:

La Fête franco-albertaine

David Thompson Resort near Nordegg, west of Rocky Mountain House

780-462-0502 ext 3

[email protected]

July 6 – 8, 2018

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  (

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 8-14 & July 15-21), in the interior of the province. Then the camp moves to northern British Columbia, near Chetwynd, for a week (July 29 – August 4). The final two weeks of camp take place in mid-August near Nanaimo (August 12-18 & August 19-25). 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.

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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)

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