French Summer Camp for Teenagers
Since 1988, the French summer camp, specifically designed for teenage summer courses, has welcomed over 9,000 teenagers, aged between 13 and 17 years old and coming from around the world. Between mid-June and mid-August, the Centre accommodates about 500 teenagers for summer school- a limited number which allows special attention to each and every student. The programme favours intercultural exchanges between young people, as the international context of this summer camp provides the opportunity for teenagers to meet other international students, encourages open-mindedness and prepares adolescents for the future -all while encouraging French to be spoken as the common language.
All French classes, taught in French, are compulsory, as is Saturday's weekly excursion. However, all evening and afternoon activities are optional in order for students to hone their independence skills and participate in activities that most interest them. Nevertheless, the team leaders' roles are to encourage the students to take part in a maximum number of activities. Qualified staff are on site 24-hours a day and they handle all transfers to and from the centre. They also organise cultural and sports activities in the evenings and supervise the dormitories, ensuring the well-being of the students. All teachers are qualified to teach French as a foreign language, and their lessons are not only beneficial, but also enjoyable for teenagers.