VSF French Summer Camps 2018

VSF CAMP 20 New !

Horseback riding - Stand up Paddle - Adventure Course - Biking 


AGE 12-16 

Theme: "Equitation et Aventure"

Located on the Mediterranean coast, at the border of the Camargue, our camp is situated at the heart of the sea resort of La Grande Motte and only 300 meters away from the beach! 

Horseback riding in Camargue in the early morning or when the sun sets, Stand-Up Paddle on the Lake of the Ponant, swimming and crazy laughing with friends to keep your holiday unforgettable memories! 

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Horseback riding trips:

- Horseback riding in Camargue (1 hour): On the outskirts of a protected nature reserve, you will discover the salt marshes and the rich flora and fauna of Camargue at horse's pace. You will meet flamingos, ducks, and you will admire these great spaces to the rhythm of your horse.

- Horseback riding in the sand dunes (2 hours): At Grau du Roi and on the beach of Espiguette, a magnificent horse ride, accessible to all levels will lead you along the salt marshes, through the typical landscapes of the “small Camargue”, (Possibility for young people who have the level to separate from the group to gallop).

- Horseback riding trip with Abrivado Ranch (3 hours): A very beautiful horseback ride organized by the Abrivado Ranch team.  You will discover the varied landscapes of the Camargue: The beach, the pine forrests and the wild sand dunes, beautiful!

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Sports Activities:

- Stand up Paddle (initiation 1h30):
Come and discover one of the most popular activity of our beautiful region, the stand up paddle!  Our professional instructors from the Paddle center will teach you how to manage and handle your equipment and anticipate weather conditions in order to navigate to the best spot!  Different stroke techniques and wave handling will be taught.

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- Adventure Course « Parcours Aventure » (2 hours): 
An adventure in the sky: zip lines, monkey bridges and nets high in the trees…Great fun!

- Biking trip (1 afternoon): 
You will ride “La Voie Verte” (bicycle track boarding the beaches of la Grande Motte) and discover the Camargue region. You will cross the sand dunes of Lido, the beaches of Grand Travers and of the Couchant and you will finish your trip at the seaside resort of Carnon-Plage
Take your swimsuit!

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Choice of Field Trips: 

- Visit to the Towers and ramparts of Aigues-Mortes:
Built at the peak of Gothic architecture, the fortifications of Aigues-Mortes is a remarkably well preserved military structure. The ribbed vaults on the carved capitals, the gargoyles, the refined decor of the Tower of Constance, in contrast to the power of the defensive system of the curtain walls.

From the ramparts or from the dungeon’s terrace, you will discover a breath taking sight on the Camargue and the salt marshes whose colors alternate between blue and purple, beautiful site!


-  Visit to the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau (natural reserve) to discover the wild bird life of the Camargue with plenty of wild horses and flamingos to see, take your camera!

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Visit to the Salt Marshes of Camargues
Discover how we obtain our salt from the sea and why the seawater is pink in color before the harvest. The «saunier» or salt worker, who can equally be described as the guardian of nature in such an environment will keep no secrets from you!

- Shopping and evening concerts and festivals in LA GRANDE MOTTE

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Special Notes: 

Our program is run by experienced and certified horseback riding instructors.
To participate in this program, campers must be intermediary or advanced riders.  They must be able to walk and trot.

Stand-Up Paddle is supervised by state-qualified instructors. 
(Swimming certificate required to attend this camp program)


> Activities will be scheduled according to the wishes of the children 
and the proposals of the teaching staff.

Lodging: Centre de Vacances de La Grande Motte - Herault region, Mediterranean Coast - FRANCE (...to read more click here) 

Accomodation type: Trigano Esterel tents offering 6 beds per tent, separated in 2 separate quarters, with partition walls, groundsheet, solar lighting and extra open activity tent of 60 sq. meters. Bedding, mattresses, sheets and comforters are provided. Toilets (washbasins, showers and toilets) are available in the center's main building.

VSF camp was a place where I learned about friendships, medieval times and horseback riding. A place where I strengthened my knowledge of the French language, discovered places unknown to me and learnt about the French culture. It was an experience I will always remember.

 Caroline V. Age 12, (USA)


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