Age group

Age groups

Discoverers : 7-9 years
Explorers : 8-11 years
Adventurers : 12-13 years
Challengers and Summit: 14-16 years
C.I.T : 16-17 years

 


 

Discoverers

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7 – 9 years

Length of stay :

6 days

Level of English :

Beginner

This group is reserved for our 7, 8 and 9 year olds with no camp experience and limited English skills. They will learn basic vocabulary and will enjoy the fun approach adopted in their conversation workshops.

Activities :

Their days are full of sports and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, obstacle course, archery and a themed afternoon activity.


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Explorers

Ages :

8 – 11 years

Length of stay :

12 days

Level of English :

Beginner to Advanced

Their level of English will improve as they interact with their qualified counsellors and in the company of other campers with the same level of English skills. They will learn vocabulary adapted to their level of English, how to ask questions and they will gain a better understanding of the English language.

Activities:

Our Explorers program focuses on the discovery of nature and ecology in the natural surroundings of the camp by participating in numerous outdoor camp activities such as: rock climbing, hiking, arts and crafts, obstacle course, survival, an overnight camping trip on our Island, science experiments, big adventure photo rally, themed explorer afternoon, canoeing, swimming, archery, and yoga kayaks.


12-13

Adventurers

Age :

12 – 13 years

Length of stay :

12 or 26 days

Level of English :

Beginner to Advanced

Counsellors will create English activities based on campers’ interests and level of English. Campers will learn more vocabulary and be able to express themselves more easily in English with their peers and counsellors. 

Activities:

Our adventurer campers will push their outdoor experience further with activities adapted to their age group. They will partake in the following activities throughout their stay: Mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, arts and crafts, rabaska, a 2-day canoe camping trip in the Parc du Mont-Tremblant, an afternoon at the beach, survival, leadership, obstacle course, archery, bouldering wall and tarzan rope. 

When staying 26 days, our senior campers will also take part in a second outing: a canoe-camping expedition in Mont-Tremblant Park. A day at the water slides will complete a camp session full of outdoor and sporting activities all conducted in English.


Challengers

Age :

14 – 16 year

Length of stay :

12 or 26 days

Level of English :

Beginner to Advanced

Counsellors will work with the challenger campers to create English activities engaging them to lead discussions with their peers and other counsellors. Campers will feel more confident in expressing themselves in English and engage more openly in English conversation. 

Activities:

The challenger campers will engage in many outdoors activities exposing them to all the wonders of the natural world around them. They will partake in the following activities throughout their stay: Mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, arts and crafts, rabaska, a 2-day canoe camping trip in the Parc du Mont-Tremblant, an afternoon at the beach, survival, spirit day, obstacle course, archery, bouldering wall and tarzan rope.   

When staying 26 days, our senior campers will also take part in a second outing: a canoe-camping expedition in Mont-Tremblant Park. A day at the water slides will complete a camp session full of outdoor and sporting activities all conducted in English.


Challengers «Summit»IMG_2696summit

Age :

14 – 16 year

Length of stay :

26 days/12 days 

date :

June 23rd to July 19th 2019 (26 days)
July 7th to July 19th 2019 (12 days)

July 21st to August 16th 2019 (26 days)
August 4th to August 16th 2019 (12 days)
(available depending on level of registrations)

Note: A camper with a severe allergy with an EpiPen will not be able to register for this expedition because of the difficulty to evacuate quickly in the Mont Tremblant Provincial Park.

Level of English :

Beginner to Advanced

Description:

*A camper staying 26 days will participate in the challenger program (see above) the first 12 days. During the next 12 days they will participate in the challenger “summit” program.

During their first 5 days of camp the “summit” campers will participate in a few camp activities which will help them prepare for their 5 day adventure. They will do: Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and leadership games.

After 5 days, a big challenge awaits these campers, they will live an unforgettable group experience. The campers will spend two days hiking and stopping to sleep in cabins in the Mont-Tremblant Park . Then, they will be picked up and brought to the beginning of the La Diable River in Mont-Tremblant Park, where they will canoe down intermediate rapids* for 3 days and sleep in tents along the side of the river. Throughout the expedition, an English workshop program will be adapted to their special trip. Our campers will enjoy a memorable experience in the company of 3 experienced outdoor counselors.

* depending on level of water in the rivers

Specific equipment needed:

– Backpack( between 50 to 65 liters)big enough to contain a compact sleeping bag, clothing and personal effects for 5 days.
– Compact sleeping bag with compression bag
– Trekking/running shoes
– Rain gear (rain pants and rain coat)
– Croc style shoes or strap sandals for canoeing

Bagpack 50 +10 liter

outdoor compression sack     hiking shoes
 

Please go to Things to bring to camp for additional camp items.


 

Counsellor in Training Program : CIT

Intensive English counselor in training leadership program

Age :

16-17 years

Camp Session :

26 days program. After succeding their exam, the campers will be invited to stay and work at camp as assistant counsellors for another 26 days with pay.

To whom this program is addressed to? :

A total of 8 boys and girls, 16 to 17 years of age will be chosen from returning campers who wish to be part of this program

The program:

The goal of this program (delivered entirely in English) is to train future counselors and to improve their level of English to meet LGA standards. This new challenge includes:
1) The trainees will follow the ACQ (Quebec Camping Association) program to acquire important knowledge about the job of a counselor in a summer camp. This program includes 200 hours of practical training and theory on a variety of subjects:

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– Introduction and integration of campers at camp
– Roles, responsibilities and tasks of counselors
– Planning and organizing a camp activity
– Daily activities
– Special Activities
– Youth characteristics
– Creativity
– Forest survival
– Teamwork
– Security, prevention and emergency evacuations
– First Aid (8 hour certified first aid course mandatory before arrival)
– Taking charge
– Looking for employment
– Camp specialized programs: English immersion

The CIT candidate must pass a practical and theoretical exam at the end of his/her training program in order to obtain a certificate of completion. The results obtained in the exam will be also forwarded to the Quebec Camp Association. The CIT certification is a valuable asset for all 17 year olds and older who wish to work in a certified camp in Québec or in a municipal day camp.

2) The trainees will receive a higher English education through advanced, structured and motivated English workshops with emphasis on pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, both written and spoken English so that the participants can work at La Grande Aventure en Anglais in the years to come. It will be understood that the trainee will have to speak English at all time during his stay at camp.

3) The trainees will also get an exciting leadership experience through outdoor activities and different theme days by working with a small group of their motivated peers, the dynamic counselor team and all the campers at camp.