Juniors and teens French language camp in Bruges

Bruges is a beautifully-preserved medieval trade city built over a network of narrow canals and waterways. Often referred to as “the Venice of the North”, this UNESCO World Heritage site’s inspiring backdrop offers the perfect environment for young learners to improve their language skills while making the most of their holidays in this idyllic location. Located about ten kilometers from the North Sea, Bruges is also a popular seaside destination with bike paths and sandy beaches.

Our Language Camp centre « Aan de plas » is located in this superb setting.

The language campus

Camp stays take place at the outstanding “Aan de Plas” Sports & Leisure Centre. It’s ideally located for both lessons and sports activities, and a great starting point for exploring Bruges and the area during Autumn, Spring and Summer holidays.

French lessons : general information

  • Minimum stay : 1 week
  • Lessons duration : 50 minutes
  • Number of lessons : 3 per day, 15 per week
  • Number of students per class : average of 12
  • Level assessment test on Sunday arrival
  • Bank holidays : July 21 and August 15 (programme may vary on these days)

Our French & Activities programme in Flanders is a fun and engaging way for 08-17 year old to learn French and take part in a varied, specially designed activity programme with full supervision and friendly, approachable teachers and camp counsellors in a safe and secure campus environment. Perfect for a first study abroad stay for young learners.

Our students are international and diverse, giving all participants the chance to make meaningful international friendships and learn about other cultures while improving their French and making the most of their holidays.

The school provides top quality language education. Classes are held in small groups and activities are always fun to allow young students a rapid acquisition of the vocabulary, comprehension and practice of the language.

Activity programme

Several options are offered depending on the holiday period.

  • During Autumn holidays: we offer a multi-activity programme including cultural visits and various sports activities such as basketball, football, volleyball, kayaking…, depending on the weather.
  • During Easter/Spring holidays: we offer a selection of options from those listed below. The options offered are followed by an *.
  • During Summer holidays: all options are on offer

French & culture*

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This programme consists of 1 or 2 museum visits per day (City Hall, St. Sang, Groenighe, St. John’s Hospital, Notre Dame, Volkskunde, St. Donaas, Gruuthuuse, …).
Explanations or audio guides are provided for each visit (depending on the place visited).
Students also complete short questionnaires on their visits.

Sports and leisure activities, evening entertainment and excursions to the coast complete the programme.

french & horseriding*

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Manege Sanders is undoubtedly one of the nicest equestrian centres in the country. Experienced teachers welcome new teenage students every summer.

French & Multisports*

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The Multisports programme usually includes the classic sports, such as football, volleyball, baseball, … but also kayaking, paddling, beach sports in Zeebrugge, …

On the last day, depending on the preference of the group: paddle/tennis, games, basketball, swimming pool or visit to Bruges.

The different sports are determined on site according to the weather and the composition of the different groups.

French & windsurfing

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The course takes place on the site of the leisure centre Watersportclub VVW Brugge. Groups of 8 to 10 participants.

All equipment is provided (windsurf, life jacket). To participate, students must provide a swimming certificate or be able to swim 100 metres.

French & tennis*

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The courses are held in the region’s renowned sports clubs at “TC Brughia” (in Bruges) or “Centre Laguna de Heist” (in Knokke); the ideal opportunity to improve while practising the language.

The clubs have covered tennis courts in case of bad weather.

combined course

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Students who wish to stay for several weeks while varying the pleasures can combine different programmes (a week of French & culture followed by a week of French & Multisports, for example).

Just make a note to specify your required Combo Course on the booking form.

Option activity duration: 2 hours every afternoon Monday to Friday.

Schedule

Evening activities

Every evening, organised and coached activities are offered to the participants (films, bowling, games without frontiers, table tennis, pools, table-soccer, etc.). Younger students are coached by bilingual teachers who can also communicate with them in their mother tongue, if necessary.

Students enjoy on-site residential accommodation and have lessons in the same building. They are fully supervised by trained camp counselors.

Boarders

Each of the 16 rooms in the centre (4-6 students per room), fully-equipped, cosy and comfortable, offers a splendid view over the 39-acre lake. Each room includes its own ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet. All residents benefit from free WiFi access. Full board is included in the programme price. For 2 weeks stays or longer, there is an additional fee for the Saturday night, full board and week-end activities (see “Dates & Prices” tab.)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Bed linen is not included.
Please bring your own sleeping bag or a set of single bed sheets and a pillow case. If you are travelling by plane with restricted luggage, a set of sheets and pillow case (Bedding Pack) is available at extra cost (see “Dates & Prices” tab).

Day Campers

Families on holiday nearby can choose our Day Camper option, including French lessons (one fewer lesson per day than the Boarders option), lunch, excursions and sports or cultural activities. The programme runs 09.00-17.00 daily and all options are available (See Dates & Prices tab for more details on pricing and corresponding discount).

Transport

We can arrange your transfers from Brussels Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels South) Train Station on arrival and/or departure (see extra fee in Dates & Prices).

Practical details

  • Campers’ age: the French & Activities Course is a fully-inclusive programme designed specifically for children aged 8-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-17. Note: 8-9 years-old may only attend during the Spring session and the first 2 weeks of July only
  • Arrivals: Sunday 15-16 hrs, departures Saturday 10-11 hrs
  • A placement test is held on Sunday immediately after arrival, so students are placed in the right class and ready to begin their course from Monday morning.
  • Car park available for easy drop-off and pick-up on arrival/departure days.

Dates & Fees 2023 – 2024

Dates 2023 – 2024

Courses run Sunday-Saturday (7 days, 6 nights).

Autumn 2023

  • 29/10 – 04/11

Easter/Spring 2024

  • 28/04 – 04/05
  • 05/05 – 11/05

Summer 2024

  • 30/06 – 06/07
  • 07/07 – 13/07
  • 14/07 – 20/07
  • 21/07 – 27/07
  • 28/07 – 03/08
  • 04/08 – 10/08
  • 11/08 – 17/08
  • 18/08 – 24/08
  • 25/08 – 31/08

It is possible to combine a French course with different activity options (i.e. Culture on first week and then Tennis or Multisports or Windsurfing or Horseriding if the stay exceeds one week and runs over several weeks).

Fees 2023 – 2024

All taxes and enrolment fees included

Awaiting Easter & Summer 2024 rates.

Programme Prices – per week

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 4 weeks)
Autumn 2023Sports & Culture programmeHorse riding
29/10 - 04/11 645 780
Spring 2024CultureMultisportsTennisHorse Riding
28/04 – 04/05Awaiting fees
07/05 - 13/05En attente des tarifs
Summer 2024CultureMultisportsTennisWindsurfingHorse RidingExam Prep
30/06 – 06/07Awaiting fees
07/07 – 13/07Awaiting fees
14/07 – 20/07Awaiting fees
21/07 – 27/07Awaiting fees
28/07 – 03/08Awaiting fees
04/08 – 10/08Awaiting fees
11/08 – 17/08Awaiting fees
18/08 – 24/08Awaiting fees
25/08 – 31/08Awaiting fees
29/10 - 04/11Awaiting fees
Accommodation Extra's
Extra night from Saturday to Sunday between two weeks (stays exceeding 1 week) 90
Bedding Pack hire (Sheets, blanket, pillow) 25
Special diet (vegetarian, halal, etc...) 30
Airport or train station transfers
DestinationOne-wayRound trip
Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles Midi Station (Thalys) 200 370
Transfer extras
Arrival or departure between 20.00 & 10.00 50
Unaccompanied Minor transfer (UM) 75
Discounts
Day Camp: course without accommodation (per week) 165
Family Discount (starting from 2nd enrolment) 15

Prices include:

  • French lessons
  • Placement test on arrival and progress test at the end of the stay
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Residence accommodation, full board
  • Shared room, shared bathroom, free Wi-Fi
  • Course materials
  • All sports and use of sports facilities
  • All activities (daytime and evening) and weekend excursions, including transport and entrance fees
  • 24hr supervision
  • Emergency accident insurance coverage

Prices do not include:

  • Transportation to Bruges or transfers from Brussels Airport – Zaventem or Brussels Midi Train Station
  • Saturday night stay if 2 week stay or longer (see extra fee in Prices & Dates tab)
  • Bed linen loan extra (€25 per week)
  • Riding boots (Horse Riding activity only)