FrancoForum Program, St Pierre et Miquelon
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.
Specific inclusions are: return airfare from Halifax to St Pierre, travel insurance, accommodations with a host family including three daily meals, program cost to the FrancoForum for all activities, transportation and logistical arrangements on the island. Students will be required to supply their own passport, transportation to/from Halifax airport, and personal spending money.
For more information on the beautiful island of St Pierre and the FrancoForum, CLICK HERE.
Ages: 14-18 years (Immersion, IB French or Core French students)
Dates: Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7, 2017
Cost: $1,000 plus tax $150, total $1,150.
Membership is required to attend a Canadian Parents for French camp. Join Canadian Parents for French today and take advantage of the benefits that membership brings! Go to http://cpf.ca/en/membership/ or fill out the membership portion of the registration form and send it into our branch office.
French Immersion students
As this is a completely French environment, campers are expected to speak French at all times. Open to French immersion students, IB French students and Core French students with good fluency in French
Camp fees cover part of the cost of camp for your child. The balance comes from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Membership in Canadian Parents for French is a prerequisite for attending camp, and the non-refundable $25 fee must be paid at the time of application.
Refunds for withdrawal of the student from the camp are possible only if notice is given at least two weeks prior to the starting date of the camp. Canadian Parents for French membership cannot be refunded and a non-refundable registration fee of $25 is included in the cost of camp. No refunds are given for leaving camp early.
A confirmation letter of acceptance into the camp is mailed out as soon as the registration is processed along with a receipt if the payment was received in full. Additional information for the FrancoForum will be posted here. For further information on this camp or any of our other residential and day camps, please contact the Branch Office, 453-2048 or toll-free at 1-877-273-5233.