VSF French Summer Camps 2018

VSF CAMP 21
NAUTIC CAMP 

Windsurfing, Sailing, Stand up Paddle, Multisports

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AGE 8 - 13
Immersion Ratio (per group): 
20 French Campers/ 3 Foreign campers

Theme:  "Séjour Sports et Plage"

Located on the Mediterranean coast, at the border of the Camargue, our "Nautic Camp" is situated at the heart of the sea resort of La Grande Motte and only 300 meters away from the beach! Join us this summer to enjoy the beach with friends at La Grande Motte and learn or practice windsurfing, sailing, and paddle boarding! 

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Choice of Activities 

  • OPTION 1: Sailing
    Initiation in sailing on a small Catamaran. During this activity, campers will learn together and individually, under the supervision of professionals, the basics of sailing (on the Lake Ponan). They will study the boat and its equipment and the different techniques of navigation.
    OR
  • OPTION 2: Windsurfing (Planche à voile)
    Our professional instructors from the nautical school will accompany you in the discovery of windsurfing on the Lake du Ponan, the perfect site for this activity!  

Please note > Your choice (Option 1 or Option 2) choice of option must be specified on your application form at the time or registration.

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Free Camp Activities

During their stay at camp, campers will have a chance to choose at any time of the day or even in the evening, to participate in multi-sport activities:

  • Hiking trips: a great way to discover this beautiful region of France!

  • Adventure course « Parcours Aventure »: An adventure between sky and   sea, zip lines, monkey bridges and nets high in the trees…Great  fun!

  • BikingBikes trips, with your camp counselors, will take you to your different activity sites. 
  • Stand up Paddle excursion:
  • Our professional instructors from the Paddle center of La Grande Motte will teach you how to manage and handle your equipment and anticipate weather conditions in order to navigate to the best spot !  Both stroke techniques and the different types of waves will be taught.

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  • Kite Workshops: 
 Every child will have his/her own kit to build his personal kite. He/she will decorate it and competitions will be organized on the beach!  


  • Marine Carpentry workshops: 
Here children will be initiated in knot making and will create a board displaying the different knots learned. 

 

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  • Skimboard: At the end of your day, once the beach empties out, you and your friends will all go to the beach for « Free Style » Skimboarding parties!

  • Beach-Volley and Badminton competitions on site at the camp.

  • Moon-light get together on the beach, big games, team sports, and parties!
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Choice of Field Trips

-  Visit to the Towers and ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
Built at the peak of Gothic architecture, the fortifications of Aigues-Mortes is a remarkably well preserved military structure. The ribbed vaults on the carved capitals, the gargoyles, the refined decor of the Tower of Constance, in contrast to the power of the defensive system of the curtain walls. From the ramparts or from the dungeons’s terrace, you will discover a breath taking sight on the Camargue and the salt marshes whose colours alternate between blue and purple, beautiful site!

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-  Visit to the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau (natural reserve) to discover the wild bird life of the Camargue with plenty of wild horses and flamingos to see, take your camera!

Visit to the Salt Marshes of Camargues
Discover how we obtain our salt from the sea and why the seawater is pink in color before the harvest. The «saunier» or salt worker, who can equally be described as the guardian of nature in such an environment will keep no secrets from you!

- Shopping and evening concerts and festivals in LA GRANDE MOTTE

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

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Lodging: Centre de Vacances de La Grande Motte - Herault region, Mediterranean Coast - FRANCE (...to read more click here) 

Accomodation type: Trigano Esterel tents offering 6 beds per tent, separated in 2 separate quarters, with partition walls, groundsheet, solar lighting and extra open activity tent of 60 sq. meters. Bedding, mattresses, sheets and comforters are provided. Toilets (washbasins, showers and toilets) are available in the center's main building.

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