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Learning French through the Outdoors

Summer 2022 - Join Us Next Year!
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) Must have previously completed a Grade 9 French credit. 
    • 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
    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.
  • 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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  • Summer 2022

    Learning French through the Outdoors (FSF2D)
    Teachers: Briagh Hoskins-Hasbury & Bretton Clark

    Summer 2022

  • Visa Information for International Students

    Any student who is not a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada must obtain a study permit to attend Lakefield College School Summer Academy programs. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to obtain the necessary documents and authorization prior to their student entering Canada to study.
    If you have not already done so, please contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to begin the process. For complete details of the application process and requirements, please visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to complete your study permit application.
    If you require assistance with the process, please contact Immigration Consultant Nico Roy of Bay Immigration at 1-647-866-3530.
  • 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


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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