French Language Summer Camp

All French Camp classes are taught by instructors with native or near-native proficiency in French; classes take place on the campus of Augustana University. With a commitment to high quality second-language instruction, French Camp classes must have a minimum of five students; we reserve the right to cancel camp classes if the minimum enrollment is not met. Contact the Institute for additional information or to register your child. Download a French camp brochure.

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Kids' French Language Camp, Summer 2018: Les Carnavals!

Come join the fun as we dance, sing, and eat our way through the rich cultures of Mardi Gras and Les Carnavals around the French-speaking world! Even Camille St. Saëns and his Carnaval des Animaux will have a part in our party! French is taught through interactive, hands-on activities of art, music, dance, food and drama.

French camp participants will need to bring a sack lunch and beverage each day, and a swimsuit and towel for fun at the Elmen Center Pool. Daily snacks are provided. Parents/guardians are invited to a final presentation, Un Petit Carnaval, from 2:00‐2:30 p.m. on Thursday June 21.

Dates: Monday June 18-Thursday June 21, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Ages: 5-12 (completed kindergarten and up)
Language Level: beginners and up
Cost: $190. Cost includes: snacks, all course materials, and fun at the pool! 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 University—in the Memo line add: Language Institute.
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8. Register today. Information: 605.274.5410
Location: Augustana University—Morrison Commons, 3-in-1 Room 30th & Grange Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Drop Off/Pick Up: Drop off and pick up in the front lobby of the Morrison Commons. Please come in the building to get your children.


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

Parent Reviews of Previous French Language Camps

"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!"

Photos from Previous French Language Camps