Language Summer Camps

Summer Camp

The Institute offers summer language camps. The camps are advertised in Sioux Falls throughout the spring and also appear on this website.

French Language Camps for Kids 2015

All French Camp classes are taught by instructors with native or near-native proficiency in French; classes take place on the campus of Augustana College. With a commitment to high quality second-language instruction, French Camp classes must have a minimum of five students and will not exceed a maximum of fifteen students. The Language Institute thus reserves the right to cancel camp classes if the minimum enrollment is not met. Contact the Institute for additional information or to register your child.

French Camp: L’Afrique C’est Exotique!

Summer-French-CampReady for an African safari? Ready to learn French while learning about the exotic continent, Africa? Come join us for French Camp where we will take you on a journey to five French-speaking African countries. African food, dance, art/jewelry, culture, and adventure awaits you! Grab your safari hat and hop aboard the Augustana Language Institute French Camp jeep!

Safari participants will need to bring a sack lunch and beverage each day as well as swim suits for the Nile River (a.k.a. Elmen Center Pool). Daily snacks are provided. Parents/guardians are invited to a “Safari Serenade” presentation from 2:00‐2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Dates: Monday June 1 - Thursday, June 4, 9:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M.
Ages: 7-14 (completed first grade and up)
Cost: $185 (cost includes: snacks, drinks, all course materials, and pool time; participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, swimming suit and towel each day; minimum of half payment due at time of registration. Cancellation policy: half payment reimbursed up until 2 weeks prior to camp. Make checks payable to Augustana College; note: Language Institute).
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 15
Location: Room 301 of the Humanities Center, 2120 S. Grange Ave. (30th and Grange Ave.)
For complete details, download a brochure.


Originally from Belgium, Madame Florence Thompsen holds a Diplôme d'institutrice primaire from Les hautes écoles de Charleroi, in Mons, Belgium. She has taught first- and second-semester French at Augustana.

Madame Shannon Graber once taught in a French immersion program out of state and, after moving to Sioux Falls, she helped pioneer the popular Spanish Immersion program.

Parent Reviews on the 2010 French Language Camp

"French Camp was very interactive and filled with hands-on activities. The teachers were joyous and my girls looked forward to coming every day!"

"N. [my child] came home each day excited to tell me what he did at French Camp. I especially liked that he would jump out of bed in the morning anxious to get back to camp."

"French Camp was, of course, fun and educational. More importantly, it was a week my daughter will remember for a lifetime!"