Learning French through the Outdoors

Students develop their fluency, and earn a French credit, in this immersive four-week experience, as they learn to pitch tents, build fires, paddle, identify edible plants, imitate bird calls, and much more. The program starts on our beautiful campus and builds toward an extended camping expedition in an Ontario wilderness park. The final week of the program is spent online, completing the course from anywhere in the world.

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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 10 French (FSF20, FSF2D)
    • Experience the Canadian outdoors and life on a boarding school campus
    • Make new friends and enjoy the fun of being in a close-knit community
  • French Skills Immersion

    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 
    • Reading books about Canada
    • Learning about the Canadian wilderness from guest speakers
    • Discovering the rich history of Lakefield College School
  • Accommodation and Facilities

    Students stay in an air-conditioned residence on campus in shared rooms (doubles or triples) with semi-private bathrooms. While the program is co-ed, male and female students will be housed on different floors. Live-in residential staff provide supervision and support 24/7.

French Language Immersion with a Uniquely Canadian Summer Outdoor Experience

Learn French a whole new way—while paddling, camping, hiking, and exploring. French-speaking guides and teachers will support you in strengthening your French fluency as you immerse yourself in French-only out trips and excursions.

Dates, Fees and Additional Information

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  • June 28 - July 23, 2021

    June 28 - July 23, 2021
    On Campus: June 28 - July 16
    Remote: July 17-23

  • Visa Information for International Students

    If you wish to study in a short-term course or program, you do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course in Canada that lasts six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.

    You may however need a tourist or other visa to attend this program. Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for information about the type of documentation required and the list of countries that require a visa to enter Canada.

    To get your visa, please apply through your nearest Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate. Application forms are typically available on the embassy website. Please ask your embassy how long it takes to get a tourist visa as times vary greatly by country. In some countries, it can take up to one month to get a visa, while other countries only require a few days to get a tourist visa.
  • Laptops

    Students will need to bring a laptop computer to complete and submit academic assignments. Student residences and academic areas all have Wi-Fi.
  • Additional Requirements

    As part of the enrolment process for the Learning French through the Outdoors program, Lakefield College School will be asking you to complete several forms as part of your registration, including providing health information, arranging for health insurance, naming a Canadian Legal Guardian, etc. All such forms must be submitted to Lakefield College School by May 30, 2021.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


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

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