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12 - 18 yrs - Arcachon | Summer Camp

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Why choose Summer Camp in Arcachon?

  • Ages 12-18
  • From 2 weeks
  • Famous seaside resort
  • Surfing option available
  • Supervised lessons and activities, all-inclusive package
  • Beginner to Advanced (no complete beginners)
  • Homestay accommodation

Destination

Language programme in Arcachon

Located on the ocean with sandy beaches, pine forests and balmy breezes galore, Arcachon is a popular seaside resort among French and foreign tourists alike.

The town is close to Bordeaux, young and vibrant city, renowned for its "châteaux" and worldwide famous vineyards.

The school

Our partner school is located in the heart of the city in a busy shopping street with plenty of public transport options nearby.

School facilities include:

  • Fully-equipped classrooms
  • Garden
  • Free WiFi

Programme

French Course

15 French lessons per week (3 lessons per day)

  • Lesson length: 50 minutes
  • Class size: maximum 15 students
  • Placement test: first day of lessons (written test)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Qualified native French teachers. Our partner school follows a 'Communicative Method' syllabus, which works to develop all four French language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Students take part in in-classroom role plays, discussions and debates, and multimedia materials are also used in the classroom.

Language level: beginner (at least one year of French) to advanced - no complete beginners

Activities and excursions

On top of course, you can choose among the following activity options:

1. French & Activities

  • 4 afternoons of local activities per week
  • 1 full-day excursion per week

Some of the many activities include:

  • Guided tour of Arcachon
  • Beach games
  • Treasure hunt
  • Sports (basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, cycling, canoeing, etc.)
  • Outings in the area: Aqualand Park, the Pyla Dune, Bordeaux, boat cruise to Cap Ferret

Typical day schedule: (given as an example and subject to potential changes)

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2. French & Surfing

  • 4 afternoons of surfing per week. The French & Surfing course includes 2 weeks of French courses and Introduction to Surfing. The school provides the surfing gear (surfboard, wetsuit), including foam boards, ideal for beginners as they are very safe.
  • 1 full-day excursion per week

Typical day schedule: (given as an example and subject to potential changes)

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3. Combined French & Surfing + Activities option

Please note this course is available for 3 or 4 week stays only.

Includes 2 weeks of French & Surfing as above decribed and 1 or 2 weeks of French & Activities as above described.

Typical day schedule: (given as an example and subject to potential changes)

Accommodation

Homestay

Shared room with same-gender student from a different country and different mother-tongue, shared bathroom, full board.

Travel time to the school: 15-30 minutes maximum by public transport. Host families usually live in small towns a short train ride from Arcachon. Your host family will drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day at the nearest train station .

Practical Information

  • Full board included (breakfast and dinner "at home", packed lunch to take away on tuition and activity days (at home during week-ends)
  • Some students may stay in single rooms, depending on availability
  • WiFi is not guaranteed
  • Students spend weekends with their host families. Additional fees may be charged for some activities and excursions with your host family (e.g. cinema or theme park entrance fees).

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Camp dates: from June 30 to August 10

French & Activities dates:

  • 2 weeks : 30/06-13/07; 14/07-27/07; 21/07-03/08; 28/07-10/08
  • 3 weeks : 30/06-20/07; 14/07-03/08; 21/07-10/08
  • 4 weeks : 30/06-27/07; 14/07-10/08

French & Surfing dates:

  • 2 weeks : 30/06-13/07 (FULLY BOOKED); 14/07-27/07; 21/07-03/08 (FULLY BOOKED); 28/07-10/08

    Please note that this programme is closed over the following sessions: 30/06-13/07 & 21/07-03/08

French & Surfing + Activities dates

  • 3 weeks (2 weeks Surf + 1 week activities) : 30/06-20/07; 14/07-03/08; 21/07-10/08
  • 4 weeks (2 weeks Surf + 2 weeks activities) : 30/06-27/07; 14/07-10/08

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included Supervision 24h support
Programme Prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Programme price including French course + option + full board Homestay
Duration/OptionFrench & ActivitiesFrench & SurfingFrench & Surfing + Activities
2 weeks1,395 €1,695 €-
3 weeks1,895 €-2,395 €
4 weeks2,275 €-2,795 €

Prices include:

  • 15 French lessons per week
  • Cultural, social and sports activities and outings according to programme
  • Homestay full board
  • Course materials and use of the school premises
  • Attendance certificate
  • Transfers from and to Bordeaux Airport OR train Station (pick-up 12:00 to 18:00, drop-off 09:00 to 14:00), or Arcachon train station.
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Arcachon
  • Transportation in and around Arcachon
  • Optional insurances
  • Visa fees (if any)

Practical Information

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival/departure airports or train stations:

  • Airport: Bordeaux
  • Train stations: Arcachon or Bordeaux

Transfers: Pick-up and drop-off (between the airport or train station of your choice and your Homestay) are included. You must plan an arrival between 12:00 and 18:00 and a departure between 09:00 and 14:00.

Please note: Do not make any travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.