Le Camp Français
Since its inception in 1996 as “French Day”, NWLA’s French Camp, or Le Camp Français, has been a cherished part of the summer for many Island families. Over the last 15 years, scores of children have come through the camps, young polyglots have blossomed, horizons have broadened, and the first seeds of cross-cultural understanding have been planted.
Every summer, Le Camp Français infolds campers in a new adventure full of magic, color, and excitement. In years past, campers have journeyed deep into Le Monde des Insectes (The World of Insects), delighted in La Ferme de Grand-mère (Grandmother’s Farm), roamed the seas with Les Pirates des Caraïbes (Caribbean Pirates), and even flown through the air with the Cirque du Soleil.
Read on to discover this years exciting theme! It’s not too late to sign up! For additional information on the camps, scholarship opportunities or to register, please call us at 360-321-2101 or email [email protected]
French Camp at NWLA
Châteaux et Chevaliers: July 18-22
(For Children Ages 7-13*)
Fun and creative cultural arts, music, games, food and uniquely French delights will weave language and ancient customs into a memorable summer experience for kids and families. Visits to local glass blower and lavender farm, performance by traveling troubadours, fencing demonstration, puppet show, special costumes and an original play are just some of the activities on the menu. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your children to the language and culture of France at the age when it will really make a difference in their lives, and their future. Great summer fun for the whole family!
*Older students may apply for counselor-in-training positions.
Preschooler and Parent Camps
French: July 25- 29
(For Children Ages 2-6)
This program is designed for parents -or grandparents- and their children to learn and practice language together. Through play and gentle, age appropriate activities, participants build a repertoire in the target language, which becomes part of their family’s traditions.
Family Lodging At The Cultural Center Guesthouse!
Overnight lodging is available for out of town participants and their families. The Cultural Center Guesthouse offers comfortable B&B accommodations located on 3 acres of landscaped grounds within walking distance of Langley, the charming village-by-the-sea. The Center features large, comfortable meeting spaces, a spacious kitchen and dining area, 6 luxurious guest rooms, including 2 Jacuzzi suites with a private lounge and porches. With ample room to play and explore, rest and relax, it is an ideal getaway for families wishing to vacation on Whidbey Island.