Camps and Summer Programs

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Day camps and local programs in Alberta in 2019


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 Thursday and Friday all day).  We also offer summer classes for teens (11 -15 years old) from August 19 to August 30th, 2019.

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 9-14 years old and 15-19 years old

Calgary Courses Junior Course (9 to 14 years old)
June 27 to July 24, 2019 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24, 2019 – 3 weeks
July 26 to August 15, 2019 – 3 weeks
August 2 to August 15, 2019 – 2 weeks

Calgary Courses Senior Course (15 to 19 years old)
June 27 to July 24, 2019 – 4 weeks
July 4 to July 24, 2019 – 3 weeks
July 12 to August 8, 2019 – 4 weeks
July 19 to August 8, 2019 – 3 weeks
July 27 to August 23, 2019 – 4 weeks
August 3 to August 23, 2019 – 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. students have French 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. 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, but French lessons usually have 2 to 3 students.

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

In Calgary the students reside at the student residences of SAIT. There are 2 students per bedroom and 8 students in an apartment. In each bedroom, there is a telephone, which students can use to call home to let their parents know they arrived safely in Calgary. In the apartments, there is a living room and kitchen. The students can use the kitchen if they get hungry in the evening. There is also a television in the living room.

In Calgary, the price includes:

housing, three meals a day, snacks, language lessons, teaching materials, welcome package, all recreational activities, transportation to activities, entrance fees, excursions, course certificate, health insurance, school T-shirt, one telephone card, group photo, the one-week camping trip, camping equipment, transportation to the student residences and back to the airport.


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 6-9

August 12 – 16

August 19 – 23

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:



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

Ages : 5-12

[email protected]
780 468-6934

One week sessions from July 2nd to August 30th 2019

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!
We offer 2 outings per week.

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

Le Camp Multi-arts

 This camp is for French-speaking students in grades 1 to 7. We accept students in francophone school programs as well as in French immersion programs; if your child can communicate in French, they will have a blast!

Marie-Josée Ouimet
780-760-0130 ex 2

August 12-23, 2019

The camp runs Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm from August 12th to 23rd. The exact location is to be determined but will be in or near the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood of Edmonton. During this two week summer day camp, your child will be immersed in dance, theatre, music and the 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 to their family and friends. This year, our theme is BizArt!

And everything takes place in French, bien sûr!

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

July 2nd-August 23rd, 2019

[email protected]

780 469-4401

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 more information please click HERE

The Alliance Française French Summer Camp

Westmount Community League

10970 127 Street

Edmonton, AB

[email protected]

780 469 0399

Ages 6-11

Our summer camps are designed for non-francophone and francophone children aged 6 to 11 (if your child is not 6 yet, but will be in grade 1 in September, you can register). The main objective of these camps is to develop confidence in oral and written French within a French environment.

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.

For a list of the weekly themes and to register please click HERE

Soccer en Français Spring Camp

Rutherford School

May 11-June 22, 2019

7 sessions- Saturday morning from 10:00-12:00

Edmonton Fusion soccer club is offering French Spring soccer camps for kids from 3 to 10 years of age.


  • A “soccer en francais” jersey
  • A certificate of participation
  • A team picture
  • A Fusion discount card

For more information and to register please click HERE

*Registration is open until April 7th*


Camp Girouette

Ages 5-12

Spring camp: April 23-26, 2019

La Cité des Prairies, 2104-6 Avenue South

Phone: 403-328-8506

[email protected]


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

*2019 dates TBD

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.




Camp D’Été De La Bicyclette
École Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif
10 Hawkins Crescent
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3P2

From July 15 to August 30, 2019

From 7:00am to 6:00pm

Group 1: Ages 3-5

Group 2: Kindergarten-grade 6

$225/ week

780 468-6934
For more information click HERE


International Children’s Festival of the Arts

May 28 – June 2, 2019

City of St. Albert

Les Bûcherons (The Lumberjacks)

Bring French-Canadian culture and history to life with Les Bûcherons! A hands-on experience to remember, kids will hear stories through the eyes of the voyageurs and explorers, learn to play hand-crafted musical wooden spoons and puppets, and line dance, circle dance, round dance or square dance to traditional music.

For almost 40 years, Gilbert Parent has shared and celebrated Canada’s rich history and diversity with kids across the country.

Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, 2019— 9:45 AM • 11 AM • 12:45 PM • 2 PM

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 2019 — 10:15 AM • 11:30 AM • 1:15 PM • 2:30 PM


Explore Français French Nature Camps

Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum 

Kindergarten – Grade 3
Shelagh Pyper

[email protected]

Week 1: August 12th – 16th

Week 2: August 19th – 23rd

9:00am to 3:00pm with before and after care available
$180 per week


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:

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

[email protected]

July 5- 7, 2019

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.

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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