Sunday July 21- 3pm to Saturday July 27- 10am
Download the 2013 French Camp Registration
Ages: 8 to 17
- Price is $375 before June 1st 2013
- A $200 non-refundable deposit received before June 1st will hold your camper’s reservation at $375
- (final payment of $175 due no later than July 1st, 2013.)
- Price is $425 after June 1st 2013
- For reservations received after June 1st, please remit full fee of $425.
Why go to French Camp?
Because It’s fun!
French Camp is an opportunity for youth to enjoy a week surrounded by French and francophone culture, cuisine and a chance to enjoy outdoor activities and just have fun. French Camp is run by a group of volunteers from the Missoula community including many French and francophone natives. French camp is held at beautiful Georgetown Lake, at Camp Watanopa.
Where is French Camp?
Camp Watanopa, owned by Camp Fire, Inc., Ponderosa Council of Missoula, is located on Georgetown Lake near historic Philipsburg, Montana in the beautiful Pintlar Mountain area. It has six sleeping cabins with 10-14 beds (5-7 bunks) in each, two small buildings, and a dining hall. Campers must supply their own warm sleeping bags or blankets and pillows. View a map.
How is the food?
How do you say? Incroyable!
Becoming acquainted with French cuisine is an important cultural experience for many campers. As they say, “On ne mange pas pour vivre, on vit pour manger!” Previous years’ specialties consisted of poulet rôti, boeuf bourguignon, quiche, ratatouille, crêpes, mousse au chocolat, tarte aux pommes, and pêche melba.
What kind of activities are there?
Let’s just say you won’t get bored.
Campers will learn and practice French as they enjoy outdoor and class activities including swimming, boating, hiking, singing, arts and crafts, drama, dancing, volleyball, soccer, and French games including Pétanque. Each day begins with the raising of the French flag and singing of La Marseillaise, and evening activities include French songs, skits, and organized games and contests such as a relay/fashion show. Special evenings include a mardi-gras or other cultural celebration.
*Please do not bring fishing rods, as fishing is not an activity we will be including at French Camp this year.
How is this all possible?
Dedicated, amazing volunteers.
French Camp volunteers work hard to create a fun and interactive week full of wonderful food and unique cultural experiences while promoting french language. Our dedicated volunteer staff includes current and retired French teachers, native French speakers, and university students. We employ a professional cook and a certified lifeguard.
Our core group includes: Co-Director Frederique Leiritz, a native French speaker and business owner in Missoula; co-director Brooke Hoareau, Vice President for the Alliance Française, Cindy Green, French teacher who has directed camp in previous years; and camp administrator Sue Talbot, who has an M.A. in French, many years experience teaching, extensive travel in France and served for many years as Consul Honoraire de France for the State of Montana and President of the Missoula Chapter of the Alliance Française. Each member of this core group has spent many fun summers inspiring campers to learn french in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
What is the registration process?
Download the camp registration, print then fill out the requested information, then mail your registration with payment to the address on the registration. You will be contacted with more information including detailed directions to the camp, as well as a list of what to bring and how to be prepared for camp.