Teenage residential summer camps abroad

(35 Posts)
El24 Thu 01-Mar-12 13:50:14

I would love to send my 13-year-old daughter off to a residential camp abroad (Europe, Canada, USA) in the summer, but have no idea where to start.

My daughter has been a bit lost for want of a better word and I feel an adventure like this would help her come out of her shell, not to mention the benefit from mixing with other kids her age outside the local area.

She's very sporty so something along those lines would be fantastic. Also she's starting her KS4 French in September so would love if I could combine the two, although not essential.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

S0phieC Mon 21-May-12 10:56:43

Hi

Try here - Mountain Adventure Camps

I know they are working with local schools and authorities in trying to get children outside and are offering some great discounts for the summer.

We are sending our boy there as part of a group of 10 (football club), they have been really helpful and offer a wide range of activities, including French lessons! So hopefully he'll brush up before going back to school.

Samanthacookie Wed 20-Jun-12 11:31:54

Check out www.doit4real.co.uk for a really fab summer camp programme

NoComet Thu 21-Jun-12 02:44:28

I went with PGL on an 18+ version of their French trip. 26 years ago

I notice they only run it for younger teens now. Same activities without the Red Winegrin

It was brilliant, very, very well organised as was DDs residential last weekend despite the rain.

frenchmum1 Mon 11-Mar-13 13:49:09

Hello! My kids are bilingual but they feel more comfortable in speaking English. They enrolled in French language summer camp and spent unforgettable holidays with international atmosphere in a camp in France. It was CREA-LANGUES and they enjoyed their stay so much there! I know this camp is closed now but they have a successor. the new camp is called FIL - Francais Immersion Loisirs, I know the FIL team is the same than the previous camp and they are very professional. The children attend French original workshops on mornings and enjoy fun activities in the afternoons. The individual guidance is great as well. My kids met a lot of young people coming from all over the world and they made new friends. My daughter is still in touched with some of them and she can practice French language through social networks with her "international" friends. She has learnt a practical French and did not felt like being at school. You can try it as well: www.fil-ado.com - I hope this post helps you. regards

frenchmum1 Mon 11-Mar-13 13:52:23

Hello! My kids are bilingual but they feel more comfortable in speaking English. They enrolled in French language summer camp and spent unforgettable holidays with international atmosphere in a camp in France. It was CREA-LANGUES and they enjoyed their stay so much there! I know this camp is closed now but they have a successor. the new camp is called FIL - Francais Immersion Loisirs, I know the FIL team is the same than the previous camp and they are very professional. The children attend French original workshops on mornings and enjoy fun activities in the afternoons. The individual guidance is great as well. My kids met a lot of young people coming from all over the world and they made new friends. My daughter is still in touched with some of them and she can practice French language through social networks with her "international" friends. She has learnt a practical French and did not felt like being at school. You can try it as well: www.fil-ado.com - I hope this post helps you. regards

CCFSJUNIOR Tue 02-Apr-13 13:50:05

You can check www.ccfs-junior.com/en/
French Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne program combines French classes with summer camp activities wich help young students to improve their French while having fun, meeting new friends and enjoying all the activities of Paris. Language courses, accommodation, all meals, excursions and extracurricular activities are included in the program.

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IssyCon Sat 19-Jul-14 14:03:28

I know this isn't abroad but you could try ecoweeks (they do 1 in wales and 1 in the peak district

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