Welcome to British Columbia Family French Camp

At BC Family French Camp, children from French Immersion or Programme Cadre bring their families along to camp. Families camp in their own tents or trailers. Together, we form a friendly neighbourhood, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French.

Parents enjoy a rewarding blend of lounging time and sharing in a variety of small volunteer duties while their children use their French in a wonderful outdoor setting with their energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs.

And parents don't have to be able to speak French!

Evening activities for the whole family include night games, volleyball or kickball, communal dessert, communal dinner, and sing-along campfires.

Many happy memories are always made at BC Family French Camp.

Registration Closed

Applications for next year's camp will be accepted here starting in January.

Gwillim Lake Shuswap Lake Vancouver Island

Camp Locations

You'll find BC Family French Camp at three different locations in British Columbia, Canada. During July, the camp is near Salmon Arm, on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, in the interior of the province. Then the camp moves to northern British Columbia at Gwillim Lake, near Chetwynd, for a week. The final two weeks of camp take place in mid-August on the beaches of Vancouver Island, near Nanaimo. Activities at each location are designed to take advantage of the local geography, flora, and fauna.

Summer 2017 Dates

You can find more information under each camp area.

Shuswap Lake:

  • Week 1: July 8 — July 15
  • Week 2: July 15 — July 22

Gwillim Lake:

  • July 29 — August 5

Vancouver Island:

  • Week 1 August 12 — August 19 - Completely full
  • Week 2: August 19 — August 26 - ADV program full

Registration Dates 2017

  • Preregistration - Opens January 15th 2017
    Applications accepted for anyone who has camped
    with us in last two years.
  • General Registration - Opens January 22nd 2017
    All applications accepted