CANOE ISLAND FRENCH CAMP Summer Fun with a French Accent! L'été avec un petit accent!
Learn to speak French and enjoy the fun of an overnight summer camp on a private island.
Find a little bit of France in the San Juan Islands at this Northwest Washington sleepaway summer camp with June - late August camps. Canoe Island French Camp is one of the country's premier French residential camps, located near Seattle, Vancouver BC, and Victoria BC. Children, ages 9-16, take part in a unique mix of French language and culture through artistic and outdoor activities. Fencing, archery, sailing, kayaking, swimming, photography, marine biology, and French culture, cuisine and language classes are offered every day. At Canoe Island French Camp we try to insure that our older campers have opportunities to plan and do activities as a group with staff: sunset campfires on a beach, an off-island trip to Friday Harbor, and one-or two-night sailing and kayaking outings. Tipis are arranged by age and, where possible, French class and French Culture class, too. With only 45 campers on the island, you can choose your own experience - artistic and theatrical, adventuresome and athletic - or any combination. Days are filled with new friends and exciting activities all with a French flair.
We're giving registered campers the opportunity to interact with each other before arriving at camp. To this end, we've organized four Facebook groups that correspond to the four summer sessions. The groups will allow campers to see who else will be at camp and post messages and photos to their fellow campers. We will be monitoring this site, as we do all of our pages, to make sure comments are appropriate. After registering, join one of the groups by clicking one (or two) of the following links and click the "Join Group" button on the Facebook page.
With only five campers and a counselor per tipi you will enjoy close camaraderie with your tipi mates. Campers often return year after year to see the friends they have made at camp. Your counselors, many of whom are from France or other francophone countries, will share their culture, food, and history with you. Take home memories of new friends and experiences you won't ever forget.
Surrounded by sparkling blue water of Puget Sound, this private island is waiting for you to explore its mile of shoreline, mossy promontories, and secluded beaches. Families can experience all the fun of summer camp at Family Camp.
"Last summer, I came home from French Camp with a few mosquito bites, increased self-confidence, a brighter outlook, and a nice grounding in French culture. It was truly one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had, and I am looking forward to making more wonderful memories." - Ana Ledgerwood, Age 16
“My daughter learned much more French than in the 3 years here. Thanks for getting her into a level that challenged her.”
- Kristina Fayyad, mother of 2012 camper.
Canoe Island French Camp • PO Box 370 • Orcas, WA 98280
• phone 360.468.2329 • fax 360.468.3027 •email