Les Jeunes Correspondants camp was developed after various school principals and community partners identified a need among Anglophone and Allophone youth, who were learning the language during the school year, but loose their confidence and ease in communication during a long summer break where they do not practice the French language. Faced with this challenge, the CSDM and Loyola Centre developed a French immersion camp for teenagers.
The summer camp offered at the Loyola Centre includes a wide variety of activities such as sports workshops, arts and crafts, theatre, cooperative games, outings to the local pool and Montreal’s summer festivals and larger outings to La Ronde, the Biodome, the water park and much more!
Throughout the summer youth produce a weekly newspaper in French. Through investigating a theme, youth are motivated to improve their language skills so as to better communicate with their peers and the community. Our camp counsellors include university students in linguistics, education and youth workers, and all work together to promote the French language to the youth.
We expect all participants to demonstrate good behaviour throughout the summer. Our rules are based on three basic principles: I respect myself, I respect others, I respect my environment. If youth are unable to show respectful behaviour, we reserve the right to suspend the participant from camp and in an extreme case we can expel the youth from camp. Expulsion from camp is a last recourse, as we try to encourage the youth them to change their behaviour and resolve conflicts in a non-violent manner.
We believe that conflict and anger are normal and can bring about better relationships when they are appropriately expressed. However, there is zero tolerance for violent or intolerant attitudes or behaviours. Violence or intolerance will not be tolerated and will be dealt with immediately and severely.
Youth must arrive at camp at 9AM every morning. After 9AM there is no guarantee that the groups will still be present at the Centre and youth who arrive late might not be able to participate in the activity. Camp finishes at 4PM daily.
In case of illness we ask you to please not send the youth to camp to avoid getting the other participants and staff sick. We would appreciate that you contact us via phone or email in case of absence to allow us to better plan our activities.
Please ensure that participants have the following things EVERYDAY:
- A cold and healthy lunch. We will not be eating at the Centre everyday therefore we will not always have access to a microwave.
- A snack
- A bathing suit and a towel
- A water bottle
- Running shoes
- Sun screen
All youth must bring their bus pass every day during the summer. Please note that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the youth has a valid student card with a photo.
Camp is completely free. Participants must wear appropriate clothing to camp. Youth will be going on outings to various sites in Montreal, meeting with a large diversity of people and will be very active. The participants will receive a camp t-shirt in the first week and a weekly schedule will indicate days where wearing the shirt will be mandatory. Participants may only wear closed-toe sandals (no flip-flops please except for the pool).
Please note that the Centre is not responsible for theft or loss. We ask that youth not bring electronic equipment to camp (iPods, PSP, etc.). Youth may only use cell phones during lunch hour or during breaks. All equipment may be confiscated if it becomes a distraction during workshops or activities.
Please note that this camp is only offered to students from École Secondaire Saint Luc
If youhave received a letter from the school:
Please present yourself at the Loyola Centre between 14h-20h from Monday to Friday
You will need your child's medicare card
If oyu did not receive a letter from the school:
Please call us at 514-872-6721 so we can evaluate whether your child is admissible for this program
or send us an email
We thank our partners for their support:
Commission scolaire de Montréal
Réseau réussite Montréal
Arrondissement CDN-NDG: Sports, loisirs, culture et développement social
Ville de Montréal: Service de la diversité et de l’inclusion sociale
Fondation du Grand Montréal
Table de concertation jeunesse NDG
L'Union des ados de Montréal: Journal 1 2019 : découvrir Montréal
L'Union des ados de Montréal: Journal 2 2019: Les sports
L'Union des ados de Montréal: Journal 3 2019: L’environnement
L'Union des ados de Montréal: Journal 4 2019: Laisser ses traces
Vidéo Camp 2018
Vidéo Camp 2017 et guide
vidéo Camp 2016
vidéo LipDub 2016
Loyola-NDG: Laisser ses traces (2016)
LoyoLogique: La diversité (2015)