Dates and Tuition

CALENDRIER 2023

Open House for New Families – Saturday, June 24 FREE All ages are welcome

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Open House provides a chance for new families to tour the island and meet the staff. New campers attending Session 1 may stay overnight with full supervision and special activities until other campers arrive on Sunday. A light buffet will be served and the pool and tennis court will be open. All persons wishing to attend Open House must register online by June 1st.


 Session 1 La Révolution Française Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 6 Ages 9 – 16

Growth Level $3,000, Operating Level $2,720, Assisted Level $2,450 (multiple fee explanation)

Storm the barricades (with water balloons), sing La Marseillaise, and become Louis XVI or Marie Antoinette for a day. Or be a peasant and demand your rights as you issue your doléances to the king. Search the island for the royalty before bringing them to justice. Learn how the American Revolution helped to instigate the French Revolution. Fencing, theater, archery, boating, and sports are all a part of this session.

Timeline of the French Revolution

 


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Session 2 Les Voyageurs Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 27 Ages 9 – 16

Growth Level $4,250, Operating Level $3,850, Assisted Level $3,400 (multiple fee explanation)

Forage for edible plants, build fires with flint and steel, and go tide pooling as you explore the history and ecology of the Salish Sea region. Learn about Coast Salish cultures, design your own sustainable community, and participate in a Potlatch-inspired gift exchange. Embrace your role as a land steward and adventurer by going on an off-island trip involving biking, hiking, or canoeing. Campers will also celebrate Bastille Bay and follow the Tour de France bicycle race.

 


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Session 3 Le Monde Francophone Sunday July 30 – Thursday, August 17 Ages 9 – 16

Growth Level $4,250, Operating Level $3,850, Assisted Level $3,400 (multiple fee explanation)

Polynesia, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia: explore regions around the world where French is spoken. Join the team of a francophone country and compete during Les Jeux de la francophonie in canoeing, ping pong, or egg-decorating. Learn about the history, celebrate the culture, and snack on the food of ten different incredible places. This session ends with a World’s Fair of food, crafts, and games.

 


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Session 4 Les Chevaliers Sunday, August 20 – Thursday, August 31 Ages 9 – 16

Growth Level $3,000, Operating Level $2,720, Assisted Level $2,450 (multiple fee explanation)

Celebrate chivalry, knights, unicorns, and dragons from Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde to the Middle Ages. Learn to fence, practice archery, and become Lancelot or Guinevere in theatrical productions. Use a trébuchet, complete a stealth challenge, try jousting, and create your own coat of arms. And finally, the Holy Grail is hidden on the island– embark on a knightly quest to retrieve it! This shorter session is great for first time campers.

 


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If a session is full and you would like to be on a waitlist, please add your child’s name to the wait list here or contact us at info@canoeisland.org.

MULTI-LEVEL TUITION STRUCTURE

We offer French Camp at three rates of tuition so that we can provide a quality camp experience to as many families as possible. This tuition structure helps bring together a vibrant and diverse group of young people and helps CIFC ensure the continued quality of our programs and health of our infrastructure. Your choice of fee level will be treated confidentially. We thank you for your registration at whatever tuition level you are comfortable. We have a financial aid program for young persons who need financial assistance to attend camp. Please see our this page for more information on financial aid.

If you are able to offer additional support to CIFC, please visit our online donation portal.

Growth Level – This level covers all the true costs of operating, maintaining, and upgrading Canoe Island French Camp, including long term upkeep of buildings, boats, equipment, and infrastructure. Choosing this level helps ensure the future of our organization and our continued ability to operate.

Operating Level – This level of tuition covers all direct costs of operating Canoe Island French Camp for one season, including basic facility maintenance and supplies. Choosing this level helps make the camp experience accessible to more campers.

Assisted Level – This level of tuition requires outside funding efforts to cover the direct and indirect costs of operating and maintaining Canoe Island French Camp. Additional funding comes from charitable donations and families who are able to pay at higher levels.