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8 - 17 yrs - French in Bruges, Flanders - Spring & Summer Camp

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Why this programme ?

  • French Residential Course in the finest city in Flanders
  • Spring & Summer : for 10-17 years
  • Spring & Summer (1st fortnight of July only) : for 8-9 years
  • Full board, shared room, on-site residence accommodation
  • Culture & Sports activity programme
  • Duration : 1 to 4 weeks stay

Programme

Our French & Activity programme in Flanders is a fun and engaging way for 10-17 year old to learn French and take part in a varied, specially designed activity programme with full supervision and friendly, approachable teachers and camp counselors in a safe and secure campus environment. Perfect for a first study abroad stay for young learners.

Campers are international and diverse, giving all participants the chance to make meaningful international friendships and learn about other cultures while improving their French and making the most of their holidays.

Please note : some activity options are only available at specific dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

The course : general information

  • Minimum stay : 1 week
  • Lessons duration : 50 minutes
  • Number of students per class : average of 12
  • Level assessment test on Sunday arrival
  • Bank holidays : July 21 and August 15 2019 (programme may vary on these days)
  • Option activity duration: 2 hours every afternoon Monday to Friday

Programme in Bruges

Several options are offered:

  • French & Culture: the most intensive option with 3 French lessons per day with a focus on speaking, plus sports, leisure and evening activities, excursions to the coast and Bruges. A great way to learn about Flanders and Belgian culture while improving your French.

  • French & Sports: 3 French lessons per day plus 10 hours of your chosen activity per week. Activities are taught and monitored by professional Flemish instructors. Also includes evening activities.

    • French & Tennis: Tennis lessons are held at well established sports clubs of the area - Brughia TC (in Bruges) or Centre Laguna de Heist (in Knokke). Both clubs have indoor tennis courts in case of bad weather.

    • French & Horseriding: Lessons are held at De Blauwe Zaal, one of Belgium's biggest riding schools. The school has two indoor riding areas and around 100 horses.

    • French & Multisports: can include hockey, basketball, table-tennis, squash, football, beach volleyball and kayak lessons, weather permitting and depending on each group's preferences.

    • French & Windsurfing: Windsurfing lessons are held at the VVW Water Sports Club in Bruges. Groups of 8-10 students. All materials (surfboard, lifejacket) are provided. To participate, students must provide a swimming certificate or be able to swim 100 metres.

    • Combo Course: students who want to stay for several weeks while changing afternoon activities can try our Combo Course (for example one-week French & Culture course followed by a one-week French & Sports course). Just make a note to specify your required Combo Course on the booking form.

Leasure & coaching

The school provides top quality language tuition. Classes are held in small groups and activities are always fun to allow the young learners a rapid acquisition of the vocabulary, comprehension and practice of the language.

Every evening, organised and coached activities are offered to the participants (films, bowling, games without frontiers, table tennis, pools, table-soccer, etc.). Younger students are coached by bilingual teachers who can also communicate with them in their mother tongue, if necessary.

During each stay, a Camp Diary is created. It can be a video document or French written articles illustrated with photos of the various activities.

Bruges

Discover Bruges

Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is a beautifully-preserved medieval trade city built over a network of narrow canals and waterways. Often referred to as "the Venice of the North", this UNESCO World Heritage site's inspiring backdrop offers the perfect environment for young learners to improve their language skills while making the most of their holidays in this idyllic location. Located about ten kilometers from the North Sea, Bruges is also a popular seaside destination with bike paths and sandy beaches.

The Campus

Camp stays take place at "Aan de plas" Centre. It's ideally located for both lessons and sports activities, and a great starting point for exploring Bruges and the area during Easter and Summer holidays.

Accommodation

Campers board in on-site residential accommodation and have lessons in the same building. They are fully supervised by trained camp counselors.

  • Boarders

    Each of the 16 rooms in the centre (4-6 students per room) is fully-equipped and very comfortable with a view of the 39-acre lake outside. Each room includes its own ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet and free WiFi. Full board is included.

    For 2-week stays or longer, there is an additional fee for Saturday night stays (see Dates & Prices tab.)

  • Day Campers

    Families holidaying nearby can choose our Day Camper option, including French lessons (one fewer lesson per day than the Boarders option), lunch, excursions and sports or cultural activities. The programme runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and all options are available. See Prices & Dates tab for more details on pricing and discount.

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Courses run Sunday-Saturday (7 days, 6 nights) and are held every week during the Spring and Summer holidays.

  • French Spring Camp, in Bruges: April 07 to 20 2019. Note: French & Windsurfing option is not available in Spring.

  • French Summer Camp, in Bruges: available every week start from Jue 30 to August 31 2019.

    It is possible to combine a French course with different activity options (i.e. Culture on first week and then Tennis or Multisports or Windsurfing or Horseriding if the stay exceeds one week and runs over several weeks).

Prices 2019

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

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 2 weeks)
Spring/EasterCultureMultisportsTennisHorse Riding
07/04 - 13/04575 €575 €625 €690 €
14/04 - 20/04575 €575 €625 €690 €
Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 4 weeks)
SummerCultureMultisportsTennisHorse RidingWindsurfing
30/06 - 06/07595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
07/07 - 13/07595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
14/07 - 20/07595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
21/07 - 27/07595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
28/07 - 03/08595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
04/08 - 10/08595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
11/08 - 17/08595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
18/08 - 24/08595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
25/08 - 31/08595 €595 €645 €710 €710 €
Accommodation extra (for stays longer than 1 week)
Extra night from saturday to sunday between two weeks 90 €
Airport or railway station transfers
DestinationOne wayRound trip
Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles-midi (Thalys)150 €270 €
Charleroi (Bruxelles South) Airport240 €420 €
Discounts
Day Camp : course without accommodation (per week)165 €
Family Discount (starting from 2nd booking)15 €

Prices include:

  • French lessons
  • Placement test on arrival and progress test at the end of the stay
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Residence accommodation, full board
  • Shared room, shared bathroom
  • Course materials
  • All sports and use of sports facilities
  • All activities (daytime and evening) and weekend excursions, including transport and entrance fees
  • 24hr supervision
  • Emergency accident insurance coverage
  • CD-ROM with pictures and/or group diary made by the participants
  • Family discount if 2 students or more from the same family enrol

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to the Camp in Bruges
  • Transfers from and to Brussels Zaventem Airport
  • Saturday night stay if 2 week stay or longer (See extra fee in Prices & Dates tab)

Practical Information

Transport

We do not organize transport to Bruges but we can arrange your transfers from Brussels Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels South Station) on arrival and/or departure. Check the information in the price table.

Practical details

  • Camper Age: The French & Activities Course is a fully-inclusive programme designed specifically for children aged 8-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-17. Note: 8-9 years-old may attend at Spring/Easter and during the first 3 weeks of July only

  • Arrivals: Sunday 3-4 p.m., departures Saturday 10-11 a.m.

  • A placement test is held on Sunday immediately after arrival, so students are placed in the right class and ready to begin their course from Monday morning.

  • Car park available for easy drop-off and pick-up