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Alpine French Summer Camp: an amazing camp in a fantastic location!

Learn French or English at our French Summer Camp in the beautiful French Alps. An amazing camp in a fantastic location!

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Alpine French School French Summer Camp:

Key Information
Age11-17 years
Dates8th July - 19th August 2018
Duration2-6 weeks
Student nationalitiesWe are pleased to welcome students come from all over the world to our Summer Camp
LevelSuitable for all levels of French
Group SizeSmall group sizes for lessons (maximum 15 students per teacher)
GCSE, iGCSE, IB, AS-level and A-level preparationClasses available as part of the Summer Camp.
AccommodationStudents stay in a study residence designed for junior groups with en-suite bathrooms and spacious rooms.
FoodMeals are provided on a full-board basis, with picnic lunch included if lunch is to be taken outside of the centre. The food is of an excellent standard and most dietary requirements can be catered for.
Pastoral CareOur activity coordinators stay on-site in the student residence to provide supervision, to ensure a convivial atmosphere, to lend a sympathetic ear if needed. They are on hand in case of an emergency and are fully first-aid trained.
PriceFrom 1990€ for 2 weeks
TransportJuniors are met upon arrival at Geneva airport and transported directly to the Summer Camp. Most airlines offer an unaccompanied minor service if required.
Alpine French School's French Summer Camp is a fully registered Camp, run by qualified and experienced directors, teachers and activity leaders.

French Summer Camp Price includes

  • 15h French Classes (Monday – Friday, 3h per day)
  • All classroom materials
  • Language activities
  • Afternoon leisure/sporting activities with upgrade options
  • Evening activities
  • Weekend activities/excursions
  • Full-board accommodation in a study travel centre for juniors
  • Laundry: 1 wash per 2 week stay

Price: 1990€ for 2 weeks (or 995€ per week, however while re accept 1 week stays, we do recommend 2 week stays so that students get to take part in the weekend excursions the middle weekend)

  • We offer a meet and greet service for arrival and departure at Geneva airport.  An Alpine French School representative will be at Geneva airport to meet students at any time on a Sunday and to help with their departure.  This service can only be provided on a Sunday but at any time including early and late arrivals and departures.  The cost of this service including the airport transfers to and from Morzine is 90€ per person.  At all other times, we can arrange transport for students but a representative from our partner transfer company will welcome students at the airport so they must be autonomous to travel without an adult.  Unaccompanied Minor Services can only be accommodated on a Sunday when our representative is at the airport.

Summer Camp Lessons

Your French/English lessons on our Alpine French Summer Camp will be fun yet educational, including games, songs and plenty of interactive group exercises.  Classes are taught by young, dynamic teachers who know how to keep summer camp learning entertaining and lively!

Lessons take place 9h-12h30 Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break.  Students will be fully involved in the lessons, playing games, creating projects, learning vocab and phrases that they can later use in real-life situations. Groups are often taken out into Morzine to put what they have learnt into practice, for example, they might learn some vocab and questions and then go to the market to buy a few items and test their French on the stall-holders.

We cater for all ages from 6-17 years old during the summer camp and students are split into groups with others of a similar age.  We also cater for all levels from complete beginner to advanced or almost bilingual.  Students are also divides into groups according to their language level.

As part of our French summer camp, we also offer the option of GCSE/AS-level/A-level preparation courses.  These are a very popular option and run at the same time as the other courses for 15 hours per week.  Classes are taught by a teacher experienced in the exam requirements so students can improve their general level, learn exam tips and techniques to help them in the exam situations.  We also offer additional private tuition if required to work on specific weakness or skills.

The aim of all of our French Summer Camp lessons is to complement and improve on what children learn at school.  The main focus is on getting junior students communicating in French, having a go, gaining confidence in speaking and understanding why it is important to learn a language.  We also try and motivate students and make them see that learning a language is not only useful but fun too, which sometimes they don’t realise when learning in a classroom back home!

French Summer Camp Activities

Lively sporting, cultural and social activities are an essential part of a language study trip and our region offers a fantastic choice, so you will never be bored!  Afternoon and weekend activities are run by our qualified activity coordinators.  Please see our sample summer camp programme below for more details.

Option +

Option+ Adventure (3 afternoons per week) Activities include white-water rafting, adventure park, climbing, mountain biking, summer sledging.

Option+ Private French/English Classes (3 lessons per week).

Option + Creativity & Discovery (3 afternoons per week).  Activities include Zumba, martial arts, archery, painting, yoga, creative arts, music & movement.

French Alpine Summer Camp Accommodation and Meals

Students will stay in a study residence designed for study travel trips for juniors and teenage groups.  The centre is managed by an experienced local family who have been welcoming school groups to the area for more than 15 years.  Students are housed in modern en-suite rooms sleeping 2-6 people.  Our activity coordinators stay on-site in the student residence to provide supervision, to ensure a convivial atmosphere, to lend a sympathetic ear if needed.  Meals are provided on a full-board basis, with picnic lunch included if lunch is to be taken outside of the centre.  Internet access is available in the centre allowing easy contact with home.

Pastoral Care: French Summer Camp Student Welfare

All students arriving and departing on a Sunday will be met and helped at Geneva airport by a representative from Alpine French School.  At all other times, we can arrange transport for students but a representative from our partner transfer company will welcome students at the airport.  In this case, students must be autonomous to travel alone.  Unaccompanied minor services can only be booked for Sunday arrivals and departures.

All members of staff on our French Alpine Summer Camp have the necessary authorizations and experience to work with juniors.

Accommodation and activities included in this programme are all accredited by the French government (Ministère de Jeunesse et Sports) to welcome junior groups.

Students are supervised during all tuition, breaks and activities and our activity coordinators stay on-site with the juniors.

Morzine

Morzine is a small Alpine village, very safe with a real sense of community; a perfect size for kids to discover.  It is in an ideal location to offer a huge range of activities making it an ideal base for a French Alpine Summer camp study trip.

  • Village market
  • Souvenir shops
  • Skate park
  • Tennis courts
  • Outdoor pool complex
  • Swimming lakes with beaches and lifeguards
  • Partnership scheme with local businesses
  • Huge range of activities on offer

Sample 2 Week Programme

Click on the pdf logo to download a sample 2-week programme for our French Alpine Summer Camp including Adventure Activities:

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Click on the pdf logo to download a sample 2-week programme for our French Alpine Summer Camp including Discovery & Creativity Activities

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To book your place on our French Summer Camp

Please complete our booking form and we will get back to you within 1 working day.  A deposit of 400€ must be paid to reserve your place.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in the price of our French Alpine Summer Camp and we require all students to have insurance, but we are happy to recommend one of our partner insurance companies who will be able to help you find a suitable insurance policy for your trip.

Summer Camp Pricing

Price: 1990€ for 2 weeks

  • Additional week: 995€
  • Enrolment fee: 50€
  • 8th July – 19th August 2018

Price doesn’t include:  

Pocket money, Insurance, Food & drinks outside of the school/residence,  Airport transfers & meet and greet service, Option+ activities.

  • Option+ Adventure: supplement of 160€ per week
  • Option+ Private French/English Classes: supplement of 140€ per week
  • Option + Discovery & Creativity: supplement of 50€ per week
  • Airport Meet and Greet Service on Arrival and Departure including transfers: 90€

Price: 1990€ for 2 weeks

Course Dates

Course DatesCourse Dates
8th July-19th August 2018

Don't hesitate to call us and one of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and discuss options. We all speak French and English! +33 (0) 4 50 79 08 38

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I’d just like to thank you for taking such good care of my daughter during the two week camp. This was her first time away from home and she didn’t miss us at all. I’m very pleased to have chosen your school.   Take care and we’ll be in touch next...
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When we picked up Nauris from the residential camp, his statement was: "I don't know what your plans are for the next summer travel, but I want to come back to this...
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Just a belated note to say thank you for everything you and your team did for the boys during their 2 weeks at camp.  They both had a fantastic time and enjoyed every moment!  We are now back in Bangkok and they start back to school next week so will...
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