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Day camps and local programs in Alberta in 2017


École des Petits Amis French Immersion Preschool

#140 52 Gateway Drive NE

Airdrie AB T4B 0S4


Jackie Astrom

[email protected]


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 1/2 Camps:

  • Week 1: July 10-14 (Going to the Zoo!/ On va au Zoo!) $95
  • Week 2: August 14 -18 (Rainforest/Foret tropicale) $95

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

School Age Camps:

  • Week 1: July 17 – 21 (Under the Sea/Sous la Mer) $190
  • Week 2: July 24 – 28 (Around the World/Autour du monde) $190
  • Week 3: August 8 – 11 (Little Discoverers/Les scientifiques) $150
  • Week 4: Aug. 21-25 (Off to Space/ Dans l’espace) $190

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

Registration for Day Camps will commence April 24, 2017. Please contact Jackie Astrom for more information.


Association garderie les p’tits chaussons

5505 Magasin Ave

Beaumont AB

T4X 1V8

Pamela Sirois

[email protected]


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


[email protected]

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.


Wynchemna Language and Learning Centre


2508 34th Ave NW

Calgary AB T2L-0V5

Roland Markotic

[email protected]


Ages 9 to 14 years old and 15 to 19 years old.

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

Near Clyde Alberta

Maude Bombardier

[email protected]


Ages 7-13

Gift your children with the unique opportunity to attend a French summer camp for one week where they will be sleeping in tents, and spend their days outdoors surrounded by nature – away from the television and the computer! Free transportation is offered from Edmonton to and from camp. We leave Monday morning from La Cité francophone and come back Friday afternoon(5:30pm).

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:


Le Camp Multi-arts

École Maurice Lavallée

8828 95 Street NW

Edmonton AB T6C 4H9

Grades 1-9 (Francophone Schools) and 4-9 (Immersion Schools)

Julia Tremblay or Bryanne Royer

[email protected]

780 469 8400

The camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm, August 14-25. 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 “the good old Days!”

Camp Soleil

Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille

La Cité francophone

8627 91 Street NW

Edmonton AB T6C 3N1

Ages 6-11

Cynthia Ivoula

[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.

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

YMCA French Summer Camps

All camps are held in Edmonton though locations vary by camp. See pages 8-9 of PDF for camp descriptions and location.

Edmonton Summer Camp Guide 2018

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:

Session 1: French cuisine – July 3 – July 7

Session 2: Let’s be a spy! – July 10 – July 14

Session 3: Comics heroes – July 17 – July 21

Session 4: Around the world in 5 days – July 24 – July 28

Session 5: The marine life – July 31 – August 4

Session 6: Tales and Legends – August 8 – August 11

Session 7: The Human Body and the 5 senses – August 14 – August 18

Session 8: Back to the future! – August 21 – August 25

Session cost: 190$ * except session 6 = 152$


If you register to 4 sessions or more you get 10% off on your total! ($171/session except session 6).


Drop off: 9.00am – Pick-up: 4.00pm

Early drop off: 8.00am – Late pick-up: 5:00pm

Early-drop off and after hour service: 50$/session (except session 5: 40$)

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.


Centre des arts visuels de l’Alberta

9103 95 Avenue NW

Edmonton AB

[email protected]


There are 6 camps offered and are as follows. All camps take place from 9am to 4pm. Each camp comprises one hour of supervised outdoor recreation prior to lunch time. Children must bring their own lunch, snacks and appropriate sun protection.

  • Puppets Madness: July 3-7 2017
    • Ages 5 to 9

Children will create paper maché puppets and create a story or play to perform for parents or guardians on the final day of camp.

  • Journal Art: July 10-14 2017
    • Ages 7-12

Children will learn to bind and decorate their own journals, as well as written expression techniques.Ages 7 to 12

  • Festive Art: July 17- 21 2017
    • Ages 5 – 9

Children will learn multi-disciplinary art techniques, such as sculpting, drawing and water-coloring. Children will also learn the significance of festivity throughout art history.

  • Photography: July 24 – 28 2017
    • Ages 9-13

Children will learn the basics of professional photography for instance, lighting, composition, ISO functions, shutter speed control and diaphragm adjustment. The camp will conclude with a photography exhibition open to parents or guardians.

  • Little Monsters: July 31-August 4 2017
    • Ages 6-12

Children will create paper maché monster heads and create and perform a play at the end of the week.

  • Giant Cartoon Strip: August 7 – 11 2017
    • Ages 6-12

Using the walls of the gallery itself as their canvas, children will create and tell a story through pictures.


Camp Girouette

Ages 5-12

28 août au 1 septembre 2017

La Cité des Prairies, 2104-6 Avenue South

Phone: 403-328-8506

[email protected]

Le camp d’été en français d’une semaine est conçu pour faire bouger les jeunes (5 à 12 ans) en conciliant
plaisir et apprentissage. Tout en permettant aux enfants d’élargir leur réseau social, c’est aussi pour eux
l’occasion de développer de nouvelles habiletés, de se découvrir des talents insoupçonnés ou des passions
cachés, de parfaire leurs connaissances générales sur la langue française et d’évacuer leur trop-plein
d’énergie. Chaque jour, ils seront plongés dans un univers culturel différent grâce aux thèmes exploités. Le
camp d’été en français de l’ACFA régionale de Lethbridge est sans contredit une opportunité à saisir!
Plaisir garanti et à volonté!

Pour rafraichir les connaissances de votre enfant, le camp à lieu une semaine avant le retour en


Confluence Heritage Society Camps

Box 2141 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1B6

[email protected]

[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 18 – 21 2017
  • 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 11 – 14 or August 15-18

$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 4 – 7 or July 18 – 21

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

Coureurs des Bois

  • August 8-11, 2017, 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 31 – June 4, 2017

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

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.



  • 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.


**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

[email protected]

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

Explore Français French Nature Camps

APFA’s Family Connection Centre

Kindergarten – Grade 2
Shelagh Pyper

[email protected]

July 17th – 21st – Float & Flutter/ Dans le ciel et dans l’etang
August 14th – 18th – Down in the Dirt/Explorons le jardins
August 21st – 25th Animals Big and Small/ Explorons la vie animale

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 7 – 9, 2017

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)

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.