Family programs are great preparation for a family trip abroad or for a child's summer experience at the Villages. Explore family heritage or learn about an entirely new culture! The best part is simply being together in a beautiful setting where you can reinforce the importance of being a good citizen in our global community.

Immersed in beautiful surroundings, French food and French-language conversation, both children and grown-ups absorb lessons about the larger world and the value of learning language.

Family programs allow grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles and cousins the opportunity to explore the French language and the cultures of the French-speaking world and to share experiences and build memories that will last a lifetime. While family programs are tailored to the ages of the people attending, family program participants still enjoy the same authentic menus and many of the same fun-filled immersion experiences as youth in the Summer Villages programs do.

Locations

French family weeks are located at Lac du Bois Hackensack, Minn. in June and Lac du Bois in Bemidji, Minn. in August.

The French family weekend is located at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village near Bemidji, Minn. The French Language Village is in use by a charter school during the school year.

The Les Voyageurs French adventure program permanent base campsite is located on Turtle River Lake, just a short distance from the French Language Village, Lac du Bois. Check-in for French Voyageurs programs is at the Lac du Bois site.