Excellencia French Summer Camp for Children in Troissy, France
(formerly C.I.L.S. Centre International Linguistique et Sportif)
A French Summer Camp for Children and Teenagers from 7 to 18 years of age offering French Language and Sports Programs in Troissy, France.
FRENCH SUMMER CAMP AND SPORTS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS in TROISSY, FRANCE
Excellencia French Summer Camp Location: TROISSY, France
The Excellencia French Summer Camp Language Center (formerly known as C.I.L.S. Centre International Linguistique et Sportif) is located in the very small town of Troissy (population 900), situated in the Champagne region of France and 65 miles from Paris. The 12 acre grounds are situated on the banks of the Marne river. Champagne offers visitors many varied attractions such as Reims, Epernay, Troyes, Château-Thierry, and other famous sites. The diversity of its charming villages nestled among the vineyards never fails to win the admiration of its visitors. This perfect location offers a safe environment for children and teens.
Facilities: Excellencia French Summer Camp
Overview: Excellencia (formerly CILS), is located in a 12 acre closed campus in a park like setting. The French Summer Camp campus contains the main Chateau, separate dormitories, classroom buildings, sports facilities and spacious grounds. Open throughout the year, the campus offers a great number of leisure facilities, whether related to sports or culture. A large shaded park and a relaxation area that looks onto a terrace are also available.
The Excellencia French Summer Camp for children and teenagers is offered to students from 7 to 18 years of age.
Note for parents of young children: A very limited number of accommodations in studio and one-bedroom apartments is available next to the campus for those parents who wish to stay in the area while their child/children participate in the program. The apartments are located next door to the closed campus and have separate access. Parents may visit with their children during the evening, but do not have full access to the campus for security reasons. Please contact us for additional information and rental fees.
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French Language Classes:
15 French language lessons in small groups (paired according to level) are offered each week.
The courses follow a progression based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which describes communication objectives (listening, speaking, reading and writing) per level of proficiency :
•Elementary User : Levels A1 (Breakthrough or Beginner) and A2 (Elementary)
•Independent User : Levels B1 (Threshold or Intermediate) and B2 (Vantage or Upper intermediate)
•Proficient User : Levels C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency or Advanced) and C2 (Mastery or Proficiency)
Upon arrival, students take a language test in order to determine their level.
French Summer Camp Accommodations:
The Excellencia dorms, located in the heart of the park, are spacious and equipped so as to provide students with maximum comfort and a peaceful atmosphere. Boys and girls are accommodated in separate buildings and share rooms with 1 to 4 other students according to age and nationality. Bathrooms are either shared or private, depending on the building and on availability. Monitors are assigned to each floor of each building, assuring supervision and immediate access to school staff should the students need assistance during the night.
Three meals per day are provided at the Excellencia French Summer Camp . All our menus, served in a buffet style, are healthy, varied and prepared on-site by our own nutritionist, with the utmost care and respect for cultural diversity. Depending on the weather conditions, meals can be served outside. For breakfast, children can choose from a wide range of food (fresh bread, cereal, hot beverages, dairy products, cooked meats, omelettes and seasonal fruits). Lunches and dinners consist of a buffet of 8 to 10 different starters (hot and cold), a main course and dessert. On excursion days, children are given an individual packed lunch.
The Excellencia French Summer Camp offers an indoor heated swimming-pool, climbing walls, badminton courts, basket, football fields, a golf practice, and a gym. All sport activities are under the supervision of specialized qualified instructors. Various on-site sports competitions promote bonding and challenge. Activities offered include: swimming, water skiing, ski bob, tennis, paddle, golf, fencing, mountain biking, archery, shooting, dance, fitness, muscle strengthening, climbing, aqua gym, canoeing, water polo, combat sports, martial arts, relaxation, football, volley-ball and beach volley-ball, badminton, table tennis, mini trek, treasure hunts and hiking.
French Summer Camp Activities and Excursions:
The ideal location of the French Summer Camp enables children to make the most of our outdoor activities, sports facilities and cultural and artistic workshops. All activities are under the supervision of specialized qualified instructors who know how to impart their passion to children. Over the course of their stay, they can take part in our various on-site sports competitions, evening theme parties and disco nights. Every week, children and teachers go out for cultural and educational day trips, during which they visit cities (Paris, Reims and Épernay), cathedrals, museums… but also enjoy some relaxation and shopping time. Two excursions to theme parks are also organized during each session and are included in the price of the program: Eurodisney and Astérix Park.
French Summer Camp – Supervision:
All the members of our staff are present twenty-four hours a day and constantly monitor students’ well-being within a complex exclusively dedicated to your children.
Excellencia French Summer Camp Prices 2017:
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
1 Week French Summer Camp Session: USD 1,730.00
2 Week French Summer Camp Session : USD 2,900.00
3 Week French Summer Camp Session : USD 4,070.00
4 Week French Summer Camp Session: USD 5,250.00
5 Week French Summer Camp Session: USD 6,420.00
6 Week French Summer Camp Session: USD 7,380.00
French Summer Camp prices include: French classes, materials, cultural and sporting activities, on-site accommodations, all meals, laundry, excursions to Amusement Parks (Eurodisney and Astérix), cultural excursions (to Paris and Reims), airport pick-up and shuttle service from/to airport on program starting and end dates (if your child’s arrival or departure is on a date different from the scheduled days, an additional charge of USD 280.00 will be applied!), insurance for the duration of the program (health and travel).
Program prices DO NOT include: travel arrangements to Paris form the participant’s home, cancellation insurance (available at additional cost: 6% of total program fee), child’s personal expenses
Transportation between Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports and Troissy is provided free of charge on the first and last days of each session ONLY!. Arrivals MUST be between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM, departures MUST be between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Otherwise, an additional fee of USD 300 per child each way will be charged!! School staff members meet the students at train stations or airports, accompany them during the trip, and assist them with check-in and customs formalities.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Arrivals into Beauvais airport CANNOT be arranged! Arrival flight/train information MUST be received 15 days prior to the start of the course!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Excellencia’s registration procedures differ from most other programs offered by Lingua Service Worldwide. Read the following sections carefully!!)
Complete the Lingua Service Application form. Enclose a USD 750 non-refundable deposit in addition to your USD 100 application fee.
FINAL PAYMENT: The balance is payable 45 days before the session is to begin. The total price, minus the deposit, will be refunded in the event of cancellation no later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellation less than 4 weeks before the beginning of the session. We recommend families obtain cancellation insurance through their insurance company. No reductions in price for late arrivals or early departures.
The Center only accepts girls and boys whose behavior is excellent and who live in healthy environments. The Center accepts children from all over the world and enables a very enriching and warm personal contact and exchange. Group living arrangements of this type require that the Center’s regulations be observed by everyone. Management reserves the right to expel students who do not obey the established rules. In such cases, no refunds are made. Since the health and safety of children is one of the Center’s fundamental objectives , alcohol and tobacco are not allowed. Any damage caused is to be paid by the child or his family.
Total freedom of choice is allowed parents regarding their child’s school outfit but it MUST BE MARKED with the child’s name. Any clothing or linen that is not marked will not be washed. We recommend parents to include clothing and linen that are practical and easy to wash (industrial type washing machines are used). Sheets and blankets are provided. Students MUST bring their own towels. The Center cannot be held liable for student’s money and objects of value, unless they are deposited at the administration office upon arrival (” secretariat office” ). It cannot be held liable for loss or theft, or loans, gifts or sales made to other students. Please do not allow your child to bring expensive items such as jewelry! Mobile phones will have to remain in the director’s office. Children will be allowed to use them only from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is not advisable to let children under the age of 12 bring a mobile phone. The center is not responsible for damage/loss of personal items!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
French Summer Camp Starting Dates 2017:
Program is offered in 1, 2 , 3, 4,5 or 6 week long sessions (additional weeks can be booked upon request also). Students wishing to enroll for longer periods of time may combine back to back sessions (5 or 6 weeks in length), please contact us for details and pricing. Last day of program is 20 August 2016.
1 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August and 13 August.
2 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July and 6 August.
3 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July and 30 July.
4 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July and 23 July.
5 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July, 9 July and 16 July.
6 Week Sessions: 25 June, 2 July and 9 July.
Important: Arrivals are always on Sundays and departures are always on Saturdays.