Lac du Bois - Hackensack Blog

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Credit Abroad at Lac du Bois Hackensack! 

Published: January 25, 2017

Build on your experience in the French Language Villages while traveling abroad and earning a full year of high school credit!  If you are 16-18 years old and have at least one year of high school language study in French, you may be interested in our new Credit Abroad program.  LEARN MORE Credit Abroad Program Page 

Staring at the Stars: Lessons from Lac du Bois Hackensack

Published: January 11, 2017

´Elodie, a member of the Lac du Bois community for 5 years, reflects on how being a villageoise and later a mono has shaped her attitude and prepared her for challenges.   Read her recent post on the Vent Frais (all French programs) blog. 

40eme Anniversaire

Published: August 1, 2016

Ever wish you could go back to those golden faroff days of yesteryear? Well, if you made it to Lac du Bois Hackensack’s 40th Anniversary Weekend, you’ll know it’s possible! We had an amazing time greeting old friends, telling old stories, playing in the lake, and making plans for the years to come. Saturday afternoon was blazing with sunshine as guests began arriving, driving up the familiar bumpy dirt road to park on the soccer field. There were shrieks and squeals all...

It’s cheesy but it’s true…

Published: July 16, 2016

As the sun rose over Lac Homme, loons chirping and early morning dew drying on the grass, the villagers woke up to their final, full day at Lac du Bois. While some of our cabins only arrived a week ago, other campers have been speaking French ensemble (together) for two, or even four weeks! But no matter how long the stay at Lac du Bois, today was memorable for all. It’s cheesy but it’s true: villageois, we will miss you! Cheese actually played a big role at Lac du Bois today...

Journée Révolution

Published: July 16, 2016

While every day at Lac du Bois is a celebration, it’s rare we get the chance to fêter an event that’s happening in the real world. We were quite lucky then that this Thursday fell on le quatorze juillet, the French national holiday more commonly known in America as Bastille Day! July 14th marks the day that revolutionaries stormed the French prison la Bastille, an event considered to be the beginning of the French Revolution. With such an important historical event in...

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