VSF French Summer Camps 2018

Horseback Riding, New ! Cooking classes, Medieval Camp!


AGE 6/11 - 12/15

Theme "Séjour Equitation, Cuisine et Découverte"

Lords and Ladies, to forge your future you need to know your past !

Travel back in time to the the Middle Ages to experience life as it was then. As you ride your horse, you will encounter other knights and will take part in real jousting tournaments …and after showing your courage and bravery you will be able to be dubbed knight yourself !

During this camp session, children will experience the Medieval lifestyle and take part in many fun activities such as archery, ball games, crossbow.

Formanoir is a true pony/horseback riding school (90 horses). Under the supervision of professionals, campers not only learn the skills to become good riders, but this program also teaches them through many activities what life was like in Burgundy during the medieval times...  

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Horseback riding : 2 to 3 hours per day 

  • Horseback riding activities  : taking care and feeding of the horses, field trips and camping trips, equestrian shows and games, horse ball, acrobatics, jumping fences...

  • New ! Cooking Classes: Children will learn to cook traditional dishes from Burgundy (2 cooking sessions). They will also create a special recipe book which they will bring take at the end of camp!
  • Adventure Trails in the forest "Accro-Branches", Zip wires, monkey bridges and nets... so much FUN!
  • Medieval Workshops : Initiation in Archery, making of costumes and armour, leather work, jousting tournaments and Medieval banquets!
  • Treasure Hunt in the forest, where is the treasure hidden, let’s see who finds it! 

Other Activities

Camping, swimming sessions at the swimming pool on site, volley-ball and team sports, ping-pong, arts & crafts workshops (leather, making of paper, photography...), reading, cinema, games, and Parties!


Field Trips

During this camp session no field trips outside of the Domain are offered. However, artisans and story tellers come regularly to the castle to help campers learn and discover the rich history and culture surrounding the site.

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

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Camp Location:  The Castle of Formanoir - Burgundy Region, FRANCE (...to read more click here)

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My experience at Formanoir with VSF was awesome! I made so many great friends and I had a chance to really improve my French. The Castle is really beautiful and holds so much history, I loved hearing these stories! The camp counselors were fun and easy going, they were eager to help and explain when I didn’t understand something. The horses were SO nice, and galloping through the fields with them was phenomenal! Oh yes, also the food was great, I ate so much I can’t believe it! I would recommend this camp to anyone who wants to improve their French, make French friends, have FUN !

 Amy Q. (13 years old) – Vancouver CANADA – July 2011


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