French Language Programs
Join Thousands Of Children Impacted By Our Programs
We help children achieve their full potential through experiential learning. We are experts in the field of virtual French programs of all sorts, day and overnight French summer camps, eco-friendly programs, and critical thinking and awareness programs.
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“This program has been essential during this difficult time. It has provided much-needed structure and routine while delivering a fun program and daily practice with a patient instructor.”
Virtual French Programs
Virtual French Camps
We offer Fantastic virtual French camp programming to children aged 4 to 12 that’s both engaging and entertaining, with trained and knowledgeable leaders, and on a safe and secure online platform.
Children are grouped by age. The “bunk leader” follows your child during the programming and will drop in as needed. They are their go-to during the day.
After starting off with an exciting and engaging team rally cry, or “cri de ralliement”, children will go through three modules of programming each half day, with bathroom and snack breaks spread throughout. (Please note we do not provide snacks.)
Our French virtual camps will make self-isolation feel less isolating, boost French skills, and so much more!
1-on-1 Online Tutoring
Drawing from the best of our experienced and fully trained counsellors, our 1-on-1 Online Tutoring provides busy families with an important tool for continuing their language learning journey. Read about the advantages of online French tutoring in our blog here.
Our 1-on-1 Online Tutoring focuses on one-on-one targeted support, which could include specific French language skills or simply homework, with repetition, positive reinforcement, and most importantly lots of practice. Weekly French lessons are customized by each French tutors with your child’s specific needs in mind. All of our French tutors are graduates of our summer camp programs, are working in the school environment or as teachers-in-training, and were selected because of their excellent ability to connect with children.
Students benefit from the individualization and can see themselves improving session after session.
Virtual French Classes
With everyone self-isolating, Camp Tournesol’s team has worked tirelessly to fill the void, offering a wide array of Virtual French Classes. Our programs range from lighter academic- and fun-focused classes for youngsters, such as classic road trip games, arts and crafts, and sing-a-longs, to more academic programs that work more on your child’s French writing and reading!
We also have more rigorous offerings for teens and tweens that can enrich their French and put them on track for a DELF certificate as well! Our Professors are all native speakers and Certified teachers experienced in second-language acquisition.
A high-quality French learning experience, live from your home!
French Day Camps and English Specialty Camps
Specialty English Camps (not available in 2021): CampT is proud to present our new Specialty Camps, offered to you in English! These camps are week long programs that allow your child to be fully submerged into the subject matter of their choosing. Whether it’s studying wizardry, learning about our environment, transforming into your favourite animated movie characters, becoming a first-class director or designing incredible structures, we have the specialty camp that’s right for you! So be sure to take a look below for an in-depth look at all the amazing new experiences we have to offer.
French Day Camps: In suburban Mississauga in 2001, we launched our first program: Camp Tournesol’s French day camps. Our unique brand of fun and hands-on French summer day camps have become our flagship experiential learning programs, welcoming thousands of campers each summer throughout the GTA. We offer French day camp programs for all levels of French to campers aged 4 to 14 years old.
Click here to learn more about our different day camps, specialized for each age group and offered throughout the GTA.
Overnight French Camps
(Some programs not available in 2021):
In 2007, our French overnight camps joined our French day camp programming and we began welcoming an enthusiastic cohort of French campers looking for a more immersive experience. All programs are offered within 2 hours of the GTA and allow children to discover the great outdoors while speaking French all day…the next best thing to spending a week in Quebec’s countryside!
These camps are exclusive to students age 8 to 14 already fluent in French (French immersion, French schools or native speakers) and are staffed with mostly native speakers from Northern Ontario, Quebec, and France. A full-French environment is maintained 24/7 throughout the entirety of the trip, fully immersing campers and strongly enriching their French skills, all while enjoying the adventure of French overnight camp!
French Programs and Eco-friendly programs to support schools
Overnight School Trips and Outdoor Education Programs
(Not available in 2021): In 2017, we introduced our specialized unique programs to support schools. In Ontario, we are the only provider of French school trips! Using our expertise in experiential learning, leading overnight trips, and developing students’ French communication skills, we organize educational French School Trips to support classes and schools who share our vision: that conversation and practical application are the keys to language success. Trips are available in the fall and spring for French Immersion and Francophone classrooms throughout Ontario, and are all customized to meet the learning goals of each class in attendance. Whether it’s developing teamwork skills or learning more about Ontario’s geography, our trips can enrich students’ learning journeys, all in French.
In-School French Workshops
Camp Tournesol offers three in-school workshops where our expertise in promoting French verbal skills is front and center!
We can tailor our workshops to meet your needs as well! Whether you want a fully francophone program or a more bilingual version with more English involved, we’ve got you covered!
Our rotations can take place inside your gymnasium or outside, weather permitting.