At camp, our conversation workshops are dynamic, exciting and based
on dialogue and fun games in a small group setting of 4 to 5 campers.
The campers work on group activities with many themes that are of
interest to their age group. The camp does not feel like school.
Our open house will take place on Sunday June 2rd 2013 between 11
a.m. and 4 p.m. where you will be able to meet our staff and visit
our beautiful site. In case you cannot make the open house, please
call us and we will be pleased to arrange a private visit. Visiting
days are available for 25-26 day camp sessions on July 7th 2013 and
August 4th 2013. The full and busy schedule of our 6 and 12 day
sessions does not permit us to offer a visiting day for campers
attending those sessions.
Upon arrival at camp, your child’s English level skill set
will be evaluated and he/she will be placed in conversation workshops
with other campers with the same language proficiency. With the
help of our competent and experienced counsellors your child will
be able to further develop his/her language skills neither without
feeling intimidated nor out of place. All activities at camp take
place in English and our counsellors, through the use of simple language
and signs/gestures, will be able to ensure that your child can participate
and be understood in the different activities. All security and
safety announcements will be communicated in French to ensure proper
and complete comprehension.
Learning English is a major challenge for many of our campers. At
La Grande Aventure … en Anglais! we encourage our campers
to speak English throughout the day. At registration, we ask the
campers to commit to speaking English at all times. Our counsellors
are dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and creative Anglophones. They
are chosen and trained for their competencies in English and their
ability to make the English language accessible to our Francophone
and Hispanic campers. At camp, we have reward systems to acknowledge
and recognize all efforts to talk English with many activities planned
to awaken their curiosity and their interest in the English language.
There are many surprises throughout the camp session to encourage
and keep our campers motivated!
If the friend is of the same age and gender as your child, then
they can share the same dormitory and be in the same activity group
for the different outdoor activities. As far as the conversation
workshops are concerned, the language evaluation administered at
the beginning of camp will determine if the two are at the same
level of English proficiency to be in the same workshop group.
Our menu is varied and has been created by a qualified nutritionist
to please our campers. Our chef is a teacher at the École
Hotelière of Ste-Adele and is experienced in preparing food
All lunches and suppers always include, soup, salads, a hot meal,
desert, fruits and juices or milk. The campers appreciate the generous
portions and they can eat and drink as much as they want. An alternative
meal is also available to offer a choice to the campers. Three healthy snacks are also offered
during the day.
The campers are encouraged to write letters to their friends and
family. They may receive letters at all times from friends and family.
Parents can also send to their child a fax on Wednesday. Campers
are not permitted to use the telephone, fax and the Internet except
in case of emergency. Camp management is available to respond to
parents questions concerning their children's adaptation and progress
at camp. Please refer to section How to reach us.
In addition to following a quality counsellor training program in
a beautiful and unique setting with dynamic counsellors, the candidate
has the opportunity to practice and improve their English language
skills for almost four weeks. They also have a chance to work for 4 extra weeks as assistant counsellors.
limited space available for this program (8 spots in total per season). The goal
of the program is to train dynamic young adults, with strong English language
skills, to come and work at
en Anglais in the years to come. To maintain a high level of
quality of our bilingual counselors, it is important to give our future
counsellors support in small groups and to emphasize their English language
skills. We have our campers’
interests at heart with our development program for future
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