The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer a French Immersion Camp this summer for students entering fall 2010 as 6th, 7th, or 8th graders. The camp will run from Friday, June 28 through Tuesday, July 2.
The weeklong camp features an introduction in teaching the French language and local Franco-American culture to children who reside both inside and outside of the St. John Valley. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
French language immersion classes are taught by qualified French teachers and native Francophones.
Camp activities include art, music, cooking, and multimedia activities. Participants will explore French in entertaining ways and practice their oral skills through websites specializing in language acquisition. Students also will integrate visits to cultural and historic sites.
Other activities include sports, dance, barbecue, films, and games.
The camp is located on the University’s campus. Beautiful hiking trails, sports fields, a swimming pool, the historic blockhouse, and French-speaking New Brunswick, Canada, all in close proximity, which offers a wide range of potential activities.
The total cost of the camp is $300. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required. The first 12 applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Housing is available on Sunday night for out-of-town participants.