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French International Language Camps

97 Rue de la poste
MEGEVE, Other, 74120, France
French International Language Camps
 

French International Language Camps  

97 Rue de la poste, MEGEVE, Other, 74120, France

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Language Instruction
  • Cost:
    $2,540 to $3,850/week
  • Ages:
    6 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English, French
  • Capacity:
    30 to 60
  • Programs:
    0 available; 7 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About French International Language Camps

    Summer Language Camp and Winter Program in the French Alps with fun French lessons and sports activities. We are unique in that we also welcome French children to learn English so all activities are done together giving them opportunities to mix. They will have the chance to be with young people from all over the world and staying in one of the most beautiful hotels in Megève.
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    • Special needs: Not available


    COVID-19 Response 

    We understand the parents concern about the Coronavirus. We are following the situation day after day. For the time being, our summer program is taking place as scheduled. This summer at camp we will be following all the recommended procedures to keep everyone safe.

    Of course, we know that committing to a summer program in the uncertainty of the pandemic can feel daunting. So we are making two commitments to you:

    Your deposit and any pre-paid tuition is fully refundable until April 15, 2021 If ILC is unable to run our on-campus programs this summer due to the pandemic, we will refund your tuition I hope these accommodations encourage you to apply early and take advantage of this exclusive offer. If you have any questions about our application process or how we’re keeping health and safety at the center of our summer program planning, please reach out to us: +33 7 78 84 76 77

    However we are aware that many children cannot travel to us in France this summer. We don't want you to miss out though so we have created a new VIRTUAL CAMPS program where your child can come along with us on a TOUR DE FRANCE from the safety of their own room. While International Language Camps is well-known for its fun-filled Summer Camps, our team has worked tirelessly to move quickly and begin offering virtual programs. We are now ready to provide families with “Virtual Fun French and English Camps” of a high quality content for their children while they can’t join us this summer in Megève.

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; French International Language Camps currently has 0 program available; 7 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
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     Cost
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    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 17
    Skiing
    $2,530 to $3,850/week
    Language Instruction|Ice Skating|Skiing|Swimming|Arts & Crafts
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Language Instruction
    $680
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Language Instruction
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 9
    Language Instruction
    $2,700/2 weeks
    Cooking|Hip Hop|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Language Instruction|Canoeing|Fishing|Swimming|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Golf|Hiking|Ice Skating|Mountain Biking|Paintball|Parkour|Rock Climbing|Tennis|Trampoline
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 13
    Language Instruction
    $2,100 to $3,000/2 weeks
    Hip Hop|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Language Instruction|Fishing|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Golf|Hiking|Ice Skating|Mountain Biking|Paintball|Parkour|Rock Climbing|Tennis|Trampoline|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 14 - 17
    Adventure (multi)
    $2,000 to $3,000/2 weeks
    Hip Hop|Jazz|Arts & Crafts|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Social Justice|Canoeing|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Golf|Hiking|Ice Skating|Mountain Biking|Paintball|Parkour|Rock Climbing|Tennis|Trampoline|Yoga
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 17
    Education (multi)
    $2,100 to $2,200/2 weeks
    Cooking|Breakdancing|Hip Hop|Jazz|Piano|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Whitewater Rafting|Archery|Basketball|Cycling|Football|Golf|Hiking|Ice Skating|Mountain Biking|Paintball|Parkour|Rock Climbing|Skiing|Tennis|Trampoline|Yoga



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid in full 10%
    Discount if paid early 5%
    Discount for 2nd child 5%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of French International Language Camps

    our take

    Yes it sounds like a dream—learning French, nestled in the Alps—and for the students that attend, there are no doubt lots of pinch-me moments. That said, there’s more afoot here than glorious vistas and great food (though there are indeed both of those). Students come together with peers from around the world for the purpose of language learning, thought that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They learn about themselves, and their place in the world; they have a first-hand experience of what it means to be a global citizen within a truly global learning environment. Given that French is the one language that all the participants share, there’s an immediacy that comes with using it,  and an imperative not simply to make sure that verbs and subjects agree, but to make yourself understood to others. It’s an adventure, though one that, for many reasons, will have a substantive and lasting effect. An expressed goal of the program is to shape and influence young people to create a better world. Truly, if there's one thing that could do that, it's programs like this one: bringing young people together from disparate cultures to share some time, ideas, and fun. All sessions are impeccably run, out of impeccable facilities in the shadow of Mont Blanc. 
     



    Editor's Review

    Three Things: French International Language Camps

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at French International Language Camps



    User reviews of French International Language Camps  — Read all 4 reviews


    TESTIMONIALS
    ELODIE UGHETTO (Parent)

    You can see all our testimonials in video: https://www.internationallanguagecamps.com/testimonials/

    Love the camp!
    Cory (Parent)

    My daughter loves Megève and the camp. Small town, safe, wonderful staff etc. She was happy, learned a little, enjoyed her time and helped her grow.

    Very Professional!!
    Sheila (Parent)

    very professional, It looked good in the internet and then when we spoke to Madame Tina – she made us feel very comfortable. we knew by speaking to her that our child will be in good hands. it was a milestone for her. she loved the camp. 1st time she had sleep over. And she bounded with other kids ... Read More

    Awesome Camp!
    Nicholas (Camper)

    Awesome camp! Super coaches! Varied activities! Fun guaranteed anytime during the summer! A unique opportunity to make new friends from other schools and see again the ones from LGB. Be prepared: you will want to go back…many times!!! Don’t forget – you have to sign up ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    97 Rue de la poste, MEGEVE, Other, France



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    Accommodations

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    More details about accommodations: we consider the quality of the accommodations (4*hotel) to be an essential condition for the well being of our campers, and therefore our programs are organized solely in top quality hotels. The children appreciate their stay in one of the room decorated in the Alpine style synonymous with calm, comfort and relaxation. We are the only camp organizers in France to propose accommodations of this quality.

    Are meals provided? Yes



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    a cake and a present to your children he will be present for his/her birthday during his/her camp session.


    Associations

    The American Camp Association Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    ADA DJUMISIC, School Director

    we are happy to announce that Summer Camp Registration is now open for 2021! following our ‘special’ experience with the camp this summer in Megeve we are very happy to announce that we are already preparing the next winter and summer camp. We learned a lot this summer and the camp was a great success, different from the other years and adapted fully to a covid sitution .We strictly respected all the measures that were imposed and the children enjoyed the mountains even more . Specially after a lockdown they were finally able to run and do activities freely outside. Mountains proved to be the best place to be in such a situation. Big spaces, outdoor activities, fresh air… all this and more made our campers very happy. We are very proud of what we have achieved this summer. We proved that it was possible to organize a camp in safe conditions. We also had quite a few ‘virtual’ campers and we are planning on organizing a virtual camp again next summer for those who might not be able to come.

    This year, we are introducing brand new programming during our 5 weeks program. Allow me to introduce you to just a few examples of our new and dynamic events and activities this summer:

    • During some Weeks, campers will have the opportunity to receive tennis, rock climbing or golf lessons from a premier coaching company and intensive French Extra lessons.

    I believe that the Summer Camp experience can have a life-long impact on a child. Camp provides a child with opportunities to become more independent, foster their self-esteem, make new friends, learn new skills, and develop an appreciation for the natural world. Our traditional approach combined with a modern facility and a fully qualified, dynamic staff team ensures the highest quality experience for every ILC’s camper.

     

    At the end of a week of ILC camp, I want every child to say, "I loved my counselors, I had a ton of fun, I made a lot of new friends from all over the world, I would love to come back and actually it all happened in French!" 

    Thank you for your interest in ILC. I look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you have. 

    Ada Djumisic



    Stories

    • News in 2021

      Dear parents and campers,

      following our ‘special’ experience with the camp this summer in Megeve we are very happy to announce that we are already preparing the next winter and summer camp. We learned a lot this summer and the camp was a great success, different from the other years and adapted fully to a covid sitution .We strictly respected all the measures that were imposed and the children enjoyed the mountains even more . Specially after a lockdown they were finally able to run and do activities freely outside. Mountains proved to be the best place to be in such a situation. Big spaces, outdoor activities, fresh air… all this and more made our campers very happy. We are very proud of what we have achieved this summer. We proved that it was possible to organize a camp in safe conditions. We also had quite a few ‘virtual’ campers and we are planning on organizing a virtual camp again next summer for those who might not be able to come.

      We have introduced a new cancellation policy due to a covid. All the students enrolled will be fully reimbursed in case:

      – we have to cancel the program

      – you cannot leave your country or enter France due to covid governemental orders

      – you cannot leave your home area in France due to covid governemental orders

      – covid health problems


      At the heart of the French Alps, in the prestigious village of Megève, the children spend an unforgettable summer surrounded by the beautiful mountains. EXCELLENCE, SAFETY AND FUN!
      What better way for them to engage in numerous sports and artistic activities than to be with young people from all over the world, to LIVE a foreign language? In the morning, they take language classes in small groups and by levels. The goal is to learn while playing, having fun and creating thanks to language, theater and civilization workshops. The afternoon is dedicated to different activities: golf, rafting, climbing, fishing, yoga or tree climbing. Once a week, the campers have the opportunity to explore the glacier Mer de Glace on the Mont Blanc or visit Annecy and its famous lake.
      The excellence of the program, the great experience and the safety of every child have made International Language Camps famous. From the reception at the airport – at the families’ convenience – until the end of the stay, the camp team is available at all times for parents to keep them informed about the well being of their children.
      An exciting and fun opportunity to learn not only a language but also to live with children from other countries and learn about their cultures.
      In the morning, we have language workshops but forget about school! With small groups, every camper participates and gets involved! They have language lessons but also a theater workshop and a civilization workshop where they can practice the language in a fun way. On Saturdays it’s show time! The campers put on a show that they’ve been preparing all week and it’s amazing to see how much fun they can have speaking a language they weren’t confident in at the beginning of the week. We have about 50% of the children that come from all over the world to learn French but also 50% of French children who come to learn English. This is a unique opportunity for the children learning French to actually practice the language with native speakers their own age.

      But it’s not all lessons and workshops. The afternoons are for fun, exciting activities. Being in the mountains and in the world-renowned village of Megève, there are so many activities to enjoy: rafting, climbing, swimming, hiking…. And these are just the obvious ones – every year we add new surprises.
      On Sundays, we have a field trip to amazing places such as the glacier ‘Mer de Glace’ on the Mont Blanc mountain range or the wonderful Lake Annecy – the Venice of the Alps.

      Our camps are so much fun and our dedicated multi-national team adds that extra touch. We like to keep things small and you can be assured that your child will be looked after as if in a big family. We are very proud of the excellence of our program and our staff.
      Next year we will welcome campers from July 4th to August 7th, 2021.

      We will propose 3 differents programs:
      – the Fun program for 6 to 9 year olds
      – the Adrenaline program for 10 to 13 year olds
      – the Mont-Blanc program for 14 to 17 year olds

      This year, camper can also choose options such as tennis, golf, Climbing and Dance lessons with a professional or Intensive language lessons in private lessons.

      VIRTUAL FUN LANGUAGE CAMPS
      While International Language Camps is well-known for its fun-filled Summer Camps, our team has worked tirelessly to move quickly and begin offering virtual programs. We are now ready to provide families with “Virtual Fun French and English Camps” of a high quality content for their children while they can’t join us this summer in Megève.

      We are offering a variety of Virtual French Classes using our Webroom platform so that our families can receive high-quality French content from the comfort and safety of their own homes!

      Our Virtual French Camps range from lighter academic- and fun-focused classes for youngsters to more rigorous academic programs for teens.

      We also offer flexible 1-on-1 online tutoring as well for children or adults for many languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese)

      There are several classes available, organized in 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

      Our French and English virtual programs will be available from Monday to Friday, 2h30/ day during summer and in the week-end during the year.

      We offer Fun and engaging programs to build verbal skills through a variety of fun activities for students aged 7 to 16.

      From their room, your child will travel with us and visit France- LE TOUR DE FRANCE for French Classes- or the USA- THE GREYHOUND BUS USA TOUR for English classes.

      Road Trip Games- Fun country and cultural discoveries
      Books, songs and more- A fun interactive hour for children in French/English immersion
      Arts and Crafts Club- Learn, Create, Imagine
      All of our classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students to guarantee the highest quality.

    • Summer Camp and Security

      Given all the factors to consider when choosing a summer program, parents should look at the security of the Summer Camp. There are several things that must be considered: Location, facilities, staff, medical support and activities are points to consider as safe.

      Choosing a Great Summer Program: Advice for Parents

      What is a good program?
      Good summer programs encourage kids to learn new things about themselves and to explore unfamiliar activities. As you begin to research programs, you should ask how a program will influence your children now and in the future.

      What about ILC’s program?
      “At ILC Camps, we offer holidays and vacations with a multitude of activities and a complete language teaching program, all in the heart of the French Alps.  Children have the possibility to develop their linguistic skills and discover new activities and cultures.

      Our language programs not only offer an opportunity to learn a foreign language but also encourage campers to discover new cultures, to make new friends from around the world , to value different activities, to learn to live and work with others, to get involved with an international community and, most importantly, to blossom with this success.

      Everything is designed to establish an atmosphere of confidence and we encourage the campers to be active in their own learning, creating the desire to continue to learn and to communicate.

      11 questions to ask to evaluate the security of the camp

      Parents often ask about the ratio of campers to counselors. While that’s a valid question, the maturity and experience of the staff is of utmost importance. Here are 11 important questions concerning safety at ILC and our answers.

      1. What is the ratio of counselors to children?
        The staff/child ratio is above the current requirement by the French government. We have one adult for six children maximum.
      2. How do you select counselors?
        All our counselors have been carefully selected in accordance with ILC criteria for skills and experience in working with children. Our team members are selected for their experience with children, for their age and their training. They are all bilingual.

      All the service providers are qualified in their relevant activities (mountain guide, ski instructor…). Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff is 100% focused on the safety of the participants and the smooth running of the activities programs. Our staff are typically aged 18 to 28, and are fun, outdoors loving people from all over the world. All activity staff must be able to provide us with a copy of a police statement from their country of origin showing a clean record.

      1. Is there medical personnel on the staff?
        Our camps have a nurse and we have a doctor just near the camp.
      2. What would happen in the event of an emergency?
        In the event of illness or accident, we are only minutes away from our doctor. We have a hospital in Sallanches only 15 minutes away or just 5 minutes by helicopter.
      3. Do your counselors carry mobile phones in case of emergency?
        All our counselors carry a mobile phone at all times that allows them to react very quickly in case of emergency.
      4. Is the health insurance and accidents coverage included?
        Our company, our team and the participants are covered in case of: accident, civil responsibility, defense and assistance.

      Personal effects of minors are not covered (send clothing which is not expensive and not easily soiled).

      Repatriation of minors is not covered. We recommend you take out repatriation insurance.

      1. How do you deal with weather conditions?
        Sports and activities are practiced only in suitable conditions and we are well informed of any weather condition changes. If necessary we modify the day’s program according to the weather conditions.
      2. How are the kids supervised?
        Security is an essential part of our camps: the children are supervised 24 hours a day.  There’s always a counselor with them.
      3. What is the experience and history of your camp?
        ILC has been operating since 1994. The resort of Megève became the main base of ILC, a French ski resort with an international reputation.
    • HOW WE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE:

      The quality of the accommodations in a 4* hotel
      • Megève, an authentic Alpine ski resort with exceptional views in an environment
      which is friendly and secure
      The quality of the staff who are permanently present with the children with a ratio
      of 1 qualified counselor to 6 campers
      Smaller groups for language learning for better progression
      • The use of multimedia equipment for more fun and interactive lessons
      Qualified and experienced teachers for language learning
      • Sporting activities run by professionals
      • An international clientele, a real cultural mix
      •More than 20 year experience of organizing camps

    • About International Language Camps

      International Language Camp is a French Camp for children and teengers from 6 to 17 years old from all around the world.

      We are convinced that our camps are the best place to enjoy summer and winter vacations, Megève, a French si resort with an international reputation.

      We are the only camp organizers to propose accommodations of this quality.

      Our aim is to teach languages to children so they can progress and enrich their vocabulary while enjoying learning. 

      Livinq the Language"

      Participants have the opportunity to develop their linguistic skills and discover new activities and cultures.

      Our language and summer camp programs encourage campers to make new friends from around the world, to value different activities, to learn to live and work with others, to get involved with an international community and, most importantly, to blossom with this success.

       

      Everything is designed to establish an atmosphere of confidence and we encourage the campers to be active in their own learning, creating the desire to continue to learn and to communicate.

       



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