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Learning French Outdoors

Students develop their fluency and earn a French credit in this four-and-a-half-week experience, as they learn to pitch tents, build fires, paddle, identify edible plants, imitate bird calls, and much more. The program starts online building core language skills, and is followed by three weeks in-person, learning at Lakefield’s beautiful waterfront campus, while working toward an extended camping expedition to an Ontario wilderness park.

Available Summer 2023

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  • Who should attend?

    Students who want to:
    • Improve their French while being active in the outdoors
    • Earn an Ontario secondary school credit in Grade 9 Core French (FSF1D)
    • Must have previously completed a minimum of 600 hours of French instruction or equivalent
    • Experience the Canadian outdoors and life on a boarding school campus
    • Build community and make new friends
    Please note that this is not an immersion or extended stream French course. This is the perfect course for students who are taking core French, or want to take the course as a single subject.
  • Program Highlights

    French is used daily as students work together while:
    • Mastering outdoors skills such as wilderness camping and canoeing
    • Being immersed in the cultural and natural heritage of our area 
    • Learning and experiencing the Canadian wilderness
  • Accommodation and Facilities

    • Students stay in an air-conditioned residence on campus 
    • Shared rooms (doubles or triples). 
    Live-in residential staff provide supervision and support 24/7

Enhance Your French Language Proficiency Through Traditional Camp-like Activities

Learn French a whole new way—while paddling, camping, hiking, and exploring. French-speaking guides and teachers will support you in strengthening your French skills as you practice your French-speaking on campus, out trips and excursions.
Please note: All programs are subject to enrolment and may be cancelled; in this case, students will be offered a refund. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to another program should their primary selection be cancelled.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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