Canoe Island French Camp

Canoe Island French Camp is Summer Fun with a French accent. Summer camp, family camp, art, yoga, and cooking events for adults.

Find a little bit of France in the San Juan Islands at this sleep-over summer camp, one of the country's premier French camps. Campers, ages 9-16, take part in a unique mix of French language and culture through artistic and outdoor activities. Canoe Island French Camp is not just a language experience; campers gain increased independence, self-awareness, new friends, and the ability to enjoy new experiences (and food). Beginning French speakers are welcome and comfortable with the mix of French and English. Half of the counselors come from France.

With only 45-50 campers in a session and 4-5 campers per tipi, everyone gets acquainted quickly. Tipi mates are arranged by age, French language class by ability, and the campers choose morning and afternoon activities themselves: kayaking, sailing, swimming, art, archery, theater, sports, rock climbing, snorkeling, and cooking. Evenings are dedicated to camp-wide activities -- campfires on the beach, treasure hunts, theater in the Longhouse, mysteries, and games.

The whole family can share the fun for four days over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends - a good way for youngsters to find out about camp. Spring events for adults, including art, yoga, and cooking, and support our financial-aid fund.  

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