Exciting French summer camps for teenagers offered by Biarritz Teens Language & Adventures Camp! If you are looking for a summer camp in France with a difference, consider the program offered by a language school. Our young learners’ courses offer the unique combination of French language courses in France for teenagers and exciting sporting and outdoor activities.
Courses are available to youngsters from 12 to 17 years old and typically run for two weeks. These summer camps in France are ideal for active teenagers who wish to improve their French language skills and have a lot of fun at the same time. The program comprise a varied program that balances learning with recreation.
So, in the morning, participants attend intensive French language lessons. Learners are divided into groups according to their linguistic ability, ensuring that each receives the tuition and attention appropriate to their learning needs. The afternoon is filled with various sports activities, excursions. These include traditional sports such as basketball, tennis and golf, as well as more adventurous activities such as tree climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.
A popular location with teenage language learners. Combine your French studies with an Activities or Surfing course. Students love the easy access to golden beaches. Spend two to three weeks during the Summer break learning French with a group of International students. This trip allows you to bring one or more friends, or go it alone.
What is certain is that you will not be alone in Biarritz, or during travel . When it comes to flights, we don’t book them for you, so you can arrive the day you choose. We set up a transfer from Biarritz airport, where you’ll be met by your host family (who have been chosen carefully) and our Staff.
You don’t need to worry about a thing with us, we will assist you in any way possible from the beginning through to the very end of your course, because what better than being on the spot, Biarritz. In summer you will enjoy everything in Biarritz: weather is beautiful, host Families, barely 10 minutes from the school on foot, we will provide a bus-pass if you were over 15 minutes, classes with few students (about 10 or 12) to learn, improve more…and plenty of other things …
Before your arrival you will take an online French assessment test that’ll allow us to place you in a class that’s perfect for your level. Develop your language skills in a positive and supportive environment, and after 20 lessons per week see your confidence in expressing and understanding the language improve. Classes will take place Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. (Teenagers prefer begin 9:30 am)
Biarritz Teens Language & Adventures Camp is in a popular location with teenage language learners. Students love the easy access to golden beaches.
With its long sandy beaches, Biarritz offers endless possibilities for the water-sports enthusiast. The Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne (BAB) is situated on the Atlantic Coast, in the south west of France in the Basque Country. The area is a very attractive holiday destination because of its diversity and its nightlife! Inland, Bayonne offers a beautiful riverside setting, medieval old town, famous gothic cathedral and great shopping.
Host family Accommodation
Host families are chosen by us and offer students the chance to experience the culture of France. We are aware that accommodation is one of the most important factors of your stay and their selection process is rigorous.
One of the main criteria for selection is the host family’s enjoyment of hosting a foreign student and a willingness to improve a student’s spoken French. So take full advantage of your stay with them by practicing the language as much as possible. Who cares if you make mistakes!
To ensure that you do enjoy your stay and to avoid possible disappointments and misunderstandings, we have set out some guidelines which we think may be useful:
There will be a bed, sheets and covers, pillow, closet space and you will have access to a desk or a table (which may be in another room). Towels may be provided for use in the bathroom but it is generally advisable to take your own, as they can be rather small and useless by UK standards! You will be sharing a bedroom with another student (same gender, different nationality) unless you specifically request to be placed in accommodation with a friend who books with us at the same time as you.
Please be considerate, in many houses the supply of hot water is limited – therefore do NOT use an excessive amount of hot water.
Your hostess will provide bed linen. hostess may be prepared to a little light washing for you (especially if you are tidy) but they don’t have to and they certainly won’t do a stack of washing on demand!
INVITED: Visiting friends
Should you wish to invite a friend to the house, please ask your hostess’ permission first (and do not expect her to feed them). It is not customary for guests to invite a friend from the opposite sex into their bedrooms.
DISTANCE OF COLLEGE
All families are located in Biarritz residential districts, but if not within walking distance, they will be within an easy bus ride of the school.
French Language Lessons
Intensive French language lessons. Learners are divided into groups according to their linguistic ability, ensuring that each receives the tuition and attention appropriate to their learning needs.
French and activities includes:
One sporting activity
One cultural activite
One French workshop activity
One excursion (Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian (Spain) per week.
Aside from a Surf lesson these may include:
Swimming in a sea water swimming pool etc.
You will also get opportunities to spend time at the beach.
Cultural activities An organised visit to:
a local rugby match
the chocolate museum
the cinema or going bowling together as a group.
For those less actively inclined the region offers superb sight-seeing opportunities and in order to provide students with the maximum benefit from their time, we organise a range of guided tours and trips.
Students will be informed of the activities on offer for each week and may sign up for them in advance. Depending on the programme you book
French and Surfing includes:
four surf sessions (1 session is 1h30)
If is possible, one excursion (Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian (Spain) per week.
Learn to surf for FOUR afternoons a week with the local Surf Club (exact timetable dictated by the tides) plus join if is possible college excursion. A very popular course choice – so early reservation is essential. Surf lessons take place at the Grande Plage. The beaches used offer a variety of high quality beach breakers and also waves more suitable to beginners. All Surf Instructors hold a diploma from the “Federation de Surf” to prove competence to teach Surfing.
The team of qualified French Surf Instructors take care of all there students, whatever their prior level of experience. They will teach you the basics and get you up on a wave, or help you acquire more experience, technique and confidence, in safety. The Surf staff speaks English & Spanish, as well as French.
Wetsuits and surfboards are included in the course. There are a variety of boards available from beginner boards to more advanced shapes, so that you can progress quickly and safely on the right equipment for you. The Activities programme cannot be offered in the same week as a Surf course, but students are welcome to book one of each option, on a two week+ course.
The host family will provide breakfast, lunch (generally in the form of a picnic meal) and an evening meal, each day. Breakfast: Remember French breakfast is a light meal, so don’t expect a fry up! Generally speaking it will be a coffee or chocolate drink and a roll or croissant. Lunch: The hosts will give you a lunch box meal each day to take into school with you (but you eat with the hosts at the weekend). Evening Meal: The main meal of the day, eaten with your hosts.