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Published: July 29, 2016

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Un aventure chez les Voyageurs!

Published: July 4, 2016

We like to think that every day is an aventure with les Voyageurs, but today was exceptional, as we welcomed our first group of day campers (les aventuriers), one-weekers, and les familles, our group of family campers.  Les aventuriers range in age from 4-10 and get to participate in activities like coloring, learning about animals in le bois, games, swimming, and of course, canoeing, all the while learning French. We have such a fun varied...

L’examen de chavirement

Published: June 24, 2016

As we prepare for our upcoming trip in Voyageurs National Park, we are making sure that all villagers have the skills needed to succeed on the voyage. Yesterday everyone participated in one of the most anticipated events of the summer: l'examen de chavirement, or flip test! To successfully pass this test, villagers practice rescuing a capsized canoe. First, villagers deliberately overturn their canoe into the lake and yell for help. Another pair of villagers arrive in a...

Les quatre defis des voyageurs

Published: June 23, 2016

Over the past few days, we have spent time working on the quatre défis des Voyageurs, or the four challenges of the Voyageurs. 1) Parler beaucoup de français. (Speak a lot of French.) 2) Vivre dans la forêt. (Live in the forest.) 3) Bâtir une communauté. (Build a community.) 4) Apprendre l'histoire des voyageurs, et de la traite des forrures. (Learn the history of the voyageurs and the fur trade.) Villagers have worked hard on these four...

La journee de l’ouverture

Published: June 22, 2016

On Monday at la douane, or customs, we welcomed our first group of voyageurs for the summer. After some time of getting to know each other and making our sacs à feu, we paddled in le grand canoe to our little corner of le pays sauvage. We enjoyed a meal of bœuf bourguignon before debarking on a tour of the camp, where villagers learned about safety in the kitchen and workshop, the rules of the beach, and bécosse etiquette. As usual chez les Voyageurs, we...

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