French Language Camp

Students at French Language Camp
Learn a new language while having fun in the summer at French Language Camp!

Parlons Français!

Please note that all residential camps have been canceled for 2020. Some may be offered as August day camps. Please contact Casey Morey if you would like to be notified about August camps.

July 5 – 10, 2020
Cost: $800
Coed ages 10 to 13*

*Entering grades 5 – 8

This camp offers a fun and interactive introduction to the French language and francophone culture. Students will be exposed to French through songs, games, movement, storytelling, arts + crafts, theatre, and other hands-on activities.  By the end of the week, students will be able to recognize and produce many French words and phrases. On the last day, parents are invited to a final presentation which will feature skits, songs, demonstrations of games and activities, and a display of student work.

Le Programme Quotidien
(Sample Daily French Camp Schedule)

9:00 am Le début de journée – Greetings, songs, daily calendar, weather, etc.
9:30 am Les Jeux – Movement & Games
10:00 am Le projet d’art – Art Activity
10:30 am La pause goûter – Snack Break
10:45 am Le conte – Story
11:00 am Le théâtre – Skits
12:00 pm Le Déjeuner – Lunch
1:00 pm Activités Divers – Afternoon activities
5:30 pm Le Dîner – Dinner

Darcy Chase, director of the french language camp

Darcy Chase
B.A. Linguistics, University of Southern Maine
M.Ed Teaching & Learning, University of Southern Maine

Darcy is a Maine-certified teacher with more than 10 years of experience with students from pre-k to grade 12. Inspired by her French-Canadian heritage, she spent her first year of college in a French immersion program. She ran the English Studies Program at Gould Academy for 9 years and also created and taught several French enrichment programs for local children. She is trained in the Oral Proficiency Interview protocol and has given presentations for teachers on techniques to encourage students to speak in the target language. She has traveled to Canada, China, England, and France. She lives on campus with her husband, Jason (Technology Director), their daughters Isabel ’20 and Allison ’24, their little dog Marty, and many fish.

Chris Hayward

Director of Experiential Learning
B.S. Saint Joseph’s College
Outing Club Coach
SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor


Mr. Hayward comes to Gould Academy after working nearly 15 years with adolescents. His focus is wilderness therapy. Also a Registered Maine Guide, Ski Patroller, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor, and a local search and rescue team leader, he is passionate about programs that offer both adventure and the development of skills to Gould students.