We were fortunate to be able to run French Summer camps in 2020 despite Covid complicating international travel. Life in Morzine, like elsewhere in the world, has changed in the last 6 months. However because the majority of Morzine’s activities take place outdoors, we are very lucky that life has carried on with not too many changes or restrictions. Local businesses have put social distancing measures into place and mask wearing is mandatory throughout the centre of the town and in all commerces. On the chairlifts and in the cable-cars, passengers have to sit more spaced out than normal and wear a mask. At the swimming pool, you have to book online through a simple form, shower on your way in and wear a mask apart from when you are at the poolside. All of these measures meant that Morzine and its tourists had a happy and sunny Summer :)
We ran our Summer Camps with a covid protocol in place including social distancing, masks for over-11s and all staff, increased cleaning and disinfecting of our premises and accommodation, removal of shared material, picnic lunches instead of a canteen, temperature checking of anyone feeling unwell or displaying possible symptoms and much more. Our clients were happy and felt safe with the measures we had put in place without feeling that the measures were too restrictive to spoil their enjoyment of our camps, courses and the beautiful mountains!
Based on our experience, we have been busy planning our French Summer Camps for 2021. We will be running:
- Residential French Summer Camps
- French Day Camp
- French Family Camp
- GCSE & A-level revision courses
- Courses for expats
You can read more about our camps here.
New for 2021
- We have a new accommodation provider for our residential camp, within 10 minutes walk along the Parc des Dérêches into Morzine centre in a newly renovated study centre with modern, bright facilities.
- Watch this space for news on our new activity programmes!
- We have put into place a new system to further improve teacher-parent communication during and after the camp.
- We have a new bilingual reservations assistant called Gallia who will be happy to help with any questions our clients have. A Morzine resident and experienced in holiday reservations and operations management in addition to teaching, Gallia taught at our English Summer Camps in 2020 and is a great addition to the team!
- February 26th, 2021
Croissants: do French people eat croissants for breakfast every day? No! Most French people eat breakfast at home so don’t eat fresh croissants from the ‘boulangerie’ on a daily basis. Croissants and pain au chocolat are popular on more relaxed days for example at weekends or on holiday. Many people…Continue Reading
- February 16th, 2021
Easter is one of the main religious celebrations in France after Christmas. Easter marks the resurrection of Christ and the end of the 40 days of lent so this is an important Christian religious festival. In France, Easter Monday is a public holiday. Easter is called ‘Pâques’ with a capital…Continue Reading
- February 12th, 2021
The French are well known for having more bank holidays than many other countries! So how many do they actually have, what are they and how do bank holidays work in France…..? French call bank holidays ‘fériés’ or ‘jours fériés’ and in France (unlike in the UK for example),…Continue Reading
- February 7th, 2021
If you have been put on furlough (chômage/activité partielle), then the French government are offering to finance your French lessons. Most sectors including mountain and tourism businesses have their training fees paid 100%. What about Business Owners and Auto-Entrepreneurs? Business owners and auto-entrepreneurs can also quality for training budgets to…Continue Reading