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UMFK to offer French camp for young children

May 24, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer a week-long French camp for youth from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29.

The program is designed to teach children from ages five to eight to learn and use the French language. Classes will be held at the UMFK Sports Center. The session will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

According to Don Eno, UMFK's coordinator of academic outreach, "The French camp continues to be popular with local residents, as well as visitors who spend their summers in the Valley. The camp has run for several years in both Fort Kent and Madawaska, serving to both educate students about local culture and history and prepare them for being part of the global community."

Recently, University faculty member, Dr. Doris Metz, gave a presentation on "French Language Revitalization in the St. John Valley." She has her education majors at UMFK visit a local elementary school on the subject.

The French Camp is a fun way for children to learn a new language or practice skills they may have learned at home or in school.

Activities include arts and crafts, story telling, games, field trips and singing. Students will bring home new vocabulary and various fun projects. Lunch is not provided.

The program fee is $25 for each child. Space is limited.

Please register by calling Eno at 834-7520 or for further information visit: www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/outreach/.