From Friday, September 16, at 5:00 pm, until 10:00 am on Sunday, September 18, French-language enthusiasts will gather for Le Français au bord de la mer, at Blueberry Cove Camp, in Tenants Harbor, for what promises to be a fun, action-packed learning experience, lived entirely in French. Penobscot School in Rockland and French at UMA are co-sponsoring this French immersion weekend for high school juniors and seniors and college students who have studied French for at least two years; French teachers who would like a refresher; and adults with an intermediate level of spoken French. Activities will include games, a treasure hunt (including beach-combing), discussions about contemporary issues, poetry-writing, sports, singing around the campfire, and many other fun things, using French at all times. There is a big lodge where participants will prepare and share authentic meals together, using local, organic ingredients wherever possible. Accommodations at Blueberry Cove Camp are very rustic. The cabins have bunk beds; most have no heat source and no electricity or running water. There are flush toilets and hot showers, just not in most of the cabins. Says Schulz, “C’est le camping en français!"
Tuition for the week end is $105 for full-time students and $145 for adults, Please inquire for group discounts; CEUs available for teachers