Concours d'art oratoire 2017

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: May 6th, 2017 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Concours d’art oratoire is Canada’s largest annual French-language public-speaking competition involving over a 100,000 students across Canada every year, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

The aims of this public speaking contest are to stimulate the interest of students learning French, to improve their oral skills, and to give them experience speaking in public.

This event is organized by Canadian Parents for French (CPF), who has worked together with parents and school staff since 1983 to organize school, district and provincial-level competitions.

Concours d'art oratoire is open to French Second Language (FSL) and Francophone students from grades five through twelve who are studying Core French, Integrated French, Intensive French, French immersion (Early or Late) or French First Language (CSAP), or studying in at a CAIS school (Canadian Association of Independent Schools).

For more information, contact:
Rebecca Lancaster
cpfexec@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp Registration - CPF Sydney

Location: McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth St,, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Date: May 10th, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp MacLeod is a week-long residential camp that is open to campers presently attending grades 6-8 French Immersion and Core French programs. This is a smaller camp of up to 50 campers. Perfect choice for a first-time camper.

Camp MacLeod is located in Albert Bridge, just outside of Sydney. Set on the shores of the Mira River, this camp offers swimming, sports, crafts and games. Campers sleep in cabins with an assigned counsellor.

Camp MacLeod Information

Ages: 11-14 years

Dates: Friday, June 23 – Thursday, June 29, 2017

Camp registration nights are Thursday, April 13 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney from 5:30-7pm. Information will also be distributed to local schools. Organized and sponsored by Canadian Parents for French, Sydney chapter.

For more information, contact:
Mary White
whitemmw@hotmail.com
(902) 578-5940

CPF Sydney - Camp MacLeod

Location: Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia

Starts: Jun 23rd, 2017 4:00 pm

Ends: Jun 29th, 2017 5:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp MacLeod is a week-long residential camp that is open to campers presently attending grades 6-8 French Immersion and Core French programs. This is a smaller camp of up to 50 campers. Perfect choice for a first-time camper.

Camp MacLeod is located in Albert Bridge, just outside of Sydney. Set on the shores of the Mira River, this camp offers swimming, sports, crafts and games. Campers sleep in cabins with an assigned counsellor.

Camp MacLeod Information

Ages: 11-14 years

Dates: Friday, June 23 – Thursday, June 29, 2017

Camp registration nights are Thursday, April 13 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney from 5:30-7pm. Information will also be distributed to local schools. Organized and sponsored by Canadian Parents for French, Sydney chapter.

For more information, contact:
Mary White
whitemmw@hotmail.com
(902) 578-5940

Camp Chocolat 1

Location: Shambala School, 5450 Russell St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Starts: Jul 3rd, 2017 8:30 am

Ends: Jul 7th, 2017 4:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Our day camp program, Camp Chocolat is in month of July for children aged 6-10. Camp Chocolat is for campers who have completed grade primary to grade three with one year in French immersion

During each one-week session campers participate in a variety of activities (in French of course!) such as arts/crafts, games, field trips and language lessons. There is swimming at the Needham Centre. Campers are dropped off at 8:30 each morning, and pickup time is 4pm daily. Early drop off and late pick up can be arranged with Camp Director on first day.

French camp is a fun way to learn and reinforce language skills make new friends and have fun this summer!

French Immersion students

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Francoforum, St Pierre, France

Location: Francoforum, Boulevard de Port-en-Bessin, St Pierre, France,

Starts: Jul 3rd, 2017 9:30 am

Ends: Jul 7th, 2017 10:00 am

Event Type: Youth Activities

Teenagers aged 14 to 18 have a unique summer opportunity offered by Canadian Parents for French Nova Scotia. Students in French immersion can participate in a cultural visit to the French island of St Pierre.

St Pierre is a French island offshore of Newfoundland. It is reached by a 75-minute flight from Halifax. As the island is a part of France, a visit to St Pierre will give students studying French a genuine exposure to a taste of France yet they are close to home. Being an international destination you’ll need to bring your Euros and electrical converters, and you will get a stamp on your passport!

CPF Nova Scotia’s group to St Pierre in July will be hosted by the FrancoForum, a St Pierre based French language and culture institute affiliated with Memorial University.

Campers on the program will be chaperoned by Canadian Parents for French personnel and will be billeted with host families for the entire stay. Campers are required to speak French at all times, while also learning about the island and its unique traditions.

Activities students can look forward to include: crêpe making classes, beach excursions, sports and recreation, a bakery visit, an introduction to the Basque sport of pétanque, social activities ,treasure hunts and much more.

Staying in host families will also broaden the experience. Host families prepare and serve all meals; and with the full gamut of activities also on offer, students will be exposed to many ways to communicate in French.

Ages: 14-18 years (Immersion, IB French or Core French students)

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@gmail.com
(902) 453-2048

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Nautical Camp

Location: Centre nautique de l'Istorlet, 100 Ch de l'Istorlet, Havre-Aubert, Quebec

Starts: Jul 9th, 2017 12:30 pm

Ends: Jul 15th, 2017 1:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

The first Nautical Camp held by Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia was during the summer of 1998. The camp runs for seven days and is open to young adults in French Immersion between the ages of 12 – 16 years old.

Nautical campers stay at the beautiful Centre Nautique de l’Istorlet located on the southernmost island of Havre-Aubert. The campers are immersed in the culture and language of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine while enjoying activities such as sailing, windsurfing, swimming, cycling and canoeing.

A Canadian Parents for French chaperone will meet campers at the ferry terminal in Souris, PEI. The chaperone will accompany campers and stay at the Centre nautique de l’Isorlet for the full week. Cost of ferry voyage is included in the camp fee.

Nautical Camp is a fun way for campers to learn about a new culture while expanding their French vocabulary!

Ages: 12-16 years

French Immersion students

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Sea Kayak Expedition

Location: Centre nautique de l'Istorlet, 100 Ch de l'Istorlet, Havre-Aubert, Quebec

Starts: Jul 9th, 2017 12:30 pm

Ends: Jul 15th, 2017 1:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia first offered a Sea-Kayaking Expedition on Iles-de-la-Madeleine in 1998. The campers go on a five-day wilderness adventure accompanied by the professional staff of Centre Nautique de l’Istorlet. French Immersion students between the ages of 15 – 17 years discover birds, whales and seal colonies while exploring caves, cliffs and tunnels by day, camping on the sand dunes at night.

A Canadian Parents for French chaperone will meet campers at the ferry terminal in Souris, PEI. The chaperone will accompany campers and stay at the Centre nautique de l’Isorlet for the full week. Cost of ferry is included in the camp fee.

Sea-Kayaking Expedition is a French voyage wanting to be conquered!

Ages: 15-17 years

Immersion students

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp Chocolat II

Location: Shambhala School, 5450 Russell St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Starts: Jul 10th, 2017 8:30 am

Ends: Jul 14th, 2017 4:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Our day camp program, Camp Chocolat is in month of July for children aged 6-10. Camp Chocolat is for campers who have completed grade primary to grade three with one year in French immersion

During each one-week session campers participate in a variety of activities (in French of course!) such as arts/crafts, games, field trips and language lessons. There is swimming at the Needham Centre. Campers are dropped off at 8:30 each morning, and pickup time is 4pm daily. Early drop off and late pick up can be arranged with Camp Director on first day.

French camp is a fun way to learn and reinforce language skills make new friends and have fun this summer!

French Immersion students


For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp du Soleil 1

Location: Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church, 915 Cole Harbour Rd, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Starts: Jul 17th, 2017 8:30 am

Ends: Jul 21st, 2017 4:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp du Soleil is a summer day camp for children ages 6-10. Campers will have completed grade primary/grade 1/grade 2 or grade 3 with at least one year of French Immersion . Camp du Soleil has been run successfully for over 25 years. Some of our original campers are now sending their children to enjoy the Camp du Soleil experience!

Two weeks of camp will be held in July where participants will enjoy swimming, field trips, games and variety of arts and crafts, while making new friends and expanding their knowledge of French language and culture.

New location for 2017! Due to the renovations at the Dartmouth Sportsplex this summer, Camp du Soleil will be temporarily moving to the Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church on the Cole Harbour Road. The church has bright spacious classroom space with own entrance, plenty of parking space, plus a large green space at the back for outdoor activities. Nestled in the backyard of the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm, children will have the opportunity to visit and explore an urban farm. The church is located next to local bust stop for easy transportation to swimming at Cole Harbour Place or downtown Dartmouth for field trips.

Campers will benefit from a consistent approach to French language learning in this fun-filled environment.

French immersion students

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp du Soleil

Location: Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church, 915 Cole Harbour Rd, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Starts: Jul 24th, 2017 8:30 am

Ends: Jul 28th, 2017 4:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp du Soleil is a summer day camp for children ages 6-10. Campers will have completed grade primary/grade 1/grade 2 or grade 3 with at least one year of French Immersion . Camp du Soleil has been run successfully for over 25 years. Some of our original campers are now sending their children to enjoy the Camp du Soleil experience!

Two weeks of camp will be held in July where participants will enjoy swimming, field trips, games and variety of arts and crafts, while making new friends and expanding their knowledge of French language and culture.

New location for 2017! Due to the renovations at the Dartmouth Sportsplex this summer, Camp du Soleil will be temporarily moving to the Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church on the Cole Harbour Road. The church has bright spacious classroom space with own entrance, plenty of parking space, plus a large green space at the back for outdoor activities. Nestled in the backyard of the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm, children will have the opportunity to visit and explore an urban farm. The church is located next to local bust stop for easy transportation to swimming at Cole Harbour Place or downtown Dartmouth for field trips.

Campers will benefit from a consistent approach to French language learning in this fun-filled environment.

French Immersion

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp Artistique

Location: Johnston Christian Camp, Barton, Digby County, Nova Scotia

Starts: Aug 7th, 2017 12:00 pm

Ends: Aug 11th, 2017 3:00 pm

Event Type: Youth Activities

Do you have a kid who loves arts and crafts! Come to Camp Artistique!

Camp Artistique is located near Digby, NS. Camp Artistique offers swimming, sports, crafts and games. This is a smaller camp with a beach and roped-off swimming area. The camp offers showers, flush toilets and a mess hall. Campers sleep in cabins with an assigned counsellor. Arts program sponsored by the Orb Factory and Universite Sainte-Anne.

Camp Artistique is a week-long residential camp that is open to campers aged 10 to 14 years. Registration is limited to 48 campers. Perfect choice for a first-time camper.

French Immersion and Core French students

The first day of camp is an orientation day with instructions and rules outlined in English, after which campers are expected to participate in French. Support and assistance to aid the campers’ vocabulary will be continuous. Campers will be in groups according to their abilities in French. Morning and evening sessions will have campers participating in language activities in small groups; afternoons will be dedicated to the various recreational and arts programs offered.

Ages: 10-14 years

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp de la Baie 1

Location: Bayside Camp, 1503 Ketch Harbour Rd, Sambro Head, Nova Scotia

Starts: Aug 20th, 2017 2:00 pm

Ends: Aug 26th, 2017 10:30 am

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp de la Baie is located on Third Pond, Sambro Head, a thirty minute drive from the Armdale Rotary.


Located at Bayside Camp, campers stay in one of seven heated cabins in Spruce Grove Village. Cabins sleep up to 14 campers with personal washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Activities will include swimming, soccer, basketball, canoeing, gaga ball, hiking, drama, arts, and crafts.

French Immersion and Core French students

The first day of camp is an orientation day with instructions and rules outlined in English, after which campers are expected to participate in French. Support and assistance to aid the campers’ vocabulary will be continuous. Campers will be in groups according to their abilities in French. Morning and evening sessions will have campers participating in language activities in small groups; afternoons will be dedicated to the various recreational and arts programs offered.

Ages: 10-14 years

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048

Camp de la Baie II

Location: Bayside Camp, 1503 Ketch Harbour Rd, Sambro Head, Nova Scotia

Starts: Aug 27th, 2017 2:00 pm

Ends: Sep 1st, 2017 10:30 am

Event Type: Youth Activities

Camp de la Baie is located on Third Pond, Sambro Head, a thirty minute drive from the Armdale Rotary.

Located at Bayside Camp, campers stay in one of seven heated cabins in Spruce Grove Village. Cabins sleep up to 14 campers with personal washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Activities will include swimming, soccer, basketball, canoeing, gaga ball, hiking, drama, arts, and crafts.

French Immersion and Core French students

The first day of camp is an orientation day with instructions and rules outlined in English, after which campers are expected to participate in French. Support and assistance to aid the campers’ vocabulary will be continuous. Campers will be in groups according to their abilities in French. Morning and evening sessions will have campers participating in language activities in small groups; afternoons will be dedicated to the various recreational and arts programs offered.

Ages: 10-14 years

For more information, contact:
Camp Coordinator
cpfprograms@ns.sympatico.ca
(902) 453-2048