French and Sports summer camp in France

If you want to improve your French and have a great time during the summer, try our Sports summer camp in France 2023! This is a real French immersion camp in France. 

We have a variety of sports to choose from! Choose your favorite sport and practice it with French campers. On mornings you practice soccer/basketball/dance/tennis/handball/volleyball or gymnastics and in the afternoon you participate in French classes with other international students. You will experience an authentic French immersion for one or two weeks. Select your best summer camp in France! 

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  • study abroad Vichy/Mâcon France
  • age from 13 to 17 years old
  • Language French
  • dates 9th of July - 22nd of July
  • length 1 or 2 weeks
  • price from 1239 EUR

From the 9th of July until the 22nd of July we offer the unique opportunity to attend French language classes on campus.

During one or two weeks, you can practice your favorite sport and attend French lessons on the same campus. Our sports camps in France are located in Vichy and Mâcon. Both campuses have excellent sports facilities and dormitories: everything that students need in order to have a pleasant and safe summer in France. These sports camps are real French language camps, allowing immersion in the French language at all times! 

In the morning students practice a specific sport (3 hours) and in the afternoons, students study French (3 hours). They can choose: 

  • Basketball summer camps in France (Vichy)
  • Gymnastics summer camps in France (Vichy)
  • Volleyball summer camps in France (Vichy)
  • Handball summer camps in France (Vichy)
  • Football/Soccer summer camps in France (Mâcon/Vichy)
  • Tennis summer camps in France (Mâcon)
  • Horseback riding summer camps in France (Mâcon)
  • Dance summer camps in France (Mâcon)
  • Tennis summer camps in France (Mâcon)
  • Swimming summer camps in France (Vichy)

All our programs are directed by certified professionals ensuring a fruitful learning experience for all participants of the French summer camp in France. 

How will I study French?

This summer camp in France is a real French immersion camp because coaches, teachers, and most campers are French (90%). International students are able to join the French campers during the sports practices and the social activities planned inside the camp. International participants are required to have a minimum French level (2 years of French studies) so that they can interact with the other campers and understand what the coach says.

On the first day, students take a level test so that teachers can adapt their course to the student's language level. Levels usually go from low intermediate to high intermediate. All lessons are taught by qualified native French teachers. Students attend 3 hours of French every afternoon during weekdays.

Excursions and other activities are organized in the evening and at the weekend.

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Are you interested in practicing a sport for 6 hours instead of 3 hours a day?
Opt for a sports camp in France without French lessons:

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Once the sports day is over, it's time for rest and recreation.

Each evening, the children will have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that will bring the day to a happy end. These activities are usually held in larger groups and the goal is to create a community spirit within the center. They are created, implemented and supervised by our certified counselors. The sports coaches will also participate to share great moments with the children!

The teams set up evening activities adapted to the age and tastes of the children, the weather and the level of tiredness of the group. 


Lodging in the campus of Vichy and Macon campus on a full board basis.

Students live in student residences (from 2 to 4 beds per room) with shower and toilet. French and international campers share the same room based on age and gender. It is possible to specify a person with whom to share the room. Full board accommodation is provided. The 4 meals of the day are balanced menus cooked by the chefs at the center.

Facilities at campus: The campers will be able to benefit from quality infrastructures to train in all serenity: Lounge, Outdoor space, Dining room and a Leisure and activity area. 


ARRIVAL: Sunday between 3 PM and 4:30 PM

DEPARTURE: Saturday between 10 AM and 11 AM


We offer 3 possibilities:

  1. You bring your child to the camp in Vichy and pick him/her up at the end of the stay
  2. You bring your child to the train station Gare Bercy in Paris where he/she joins other campers traveling by train to Vichy (accompanied by SEJ staff. Additional fee applies)
  3. You book the premium transfer package. 


 The premium transfer package includes:

  1. Welcome at CDG or ORLY airport in Paris on Saturday afternoon
  2. Transfer to the hotel 
  3. One night in a multiple room (by gender) including dinner and breakfast accompanied by Nacel Staff
  4. Transfer from the hotel to Gare Bercy 
  5. Accompanied train ride from Gare Bercy to the camp in Vichy by SEJ staff.
  6. Return to Paris and the airport with SEJ staff.

By adding an extra night in a hotel on Saturday we avoid the chance of missing the connection to the camp caused by delays of international planes or trains AND your child can start his camp well-rested and with a full stomach.


French summer camp in France: choose your camp!

* Price in Euros per participant. 

French Sports + French Summer Camps in France 2023

Each camp session lasts for 7 or 14 days. Arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

Arrival dates for July are:

  • July 9th, 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
  • July 16th, 2023 (1 week only)


Students can make the most of their stay in France to improve their French knowledge by taking French lessons. French language and sport create a great balance for an interesting and fun stay in France. French lessons are given by teachers specialized in teaching French, with effective teaching methods. There are 15 hours of French lessons per week (3 hours on weekday afternoons) in groups of about 8 to 15 students. The teacher focuses the lessons on vocabulary, grammar, language laboratory, video, and communication, and they always solicit student participation. Students attending the course will only have sports training in the morning (3 hours).

If your child is already comfortable with speaking French, then it is better to enjoy this 100% French immersion WITHOUT French lessons. This way, he/she will be able to spend more time with French students and enjoy the full schedule of the sports sessions. 

Options for a sports camp in France without French lessons:

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Full board accommodation in shared rooms
  • Sport activities carefully supervised and led by certified chaperones
  • Access to all sports equipment of the campus
  • Social activities during the weekend and on evenings
  • Support, assistance and 24-hour emergency phone number during the whole program.

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Group transfer from a Paris train station to the Vichy campus by train, with French chaperones, and back 
  • Premium transfer package
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation insurance: please provide an insurance certificate

If you want to be part of our French Sport Camp in France, you must consider that: 

  • We only accept students from 13 to 17 years of age
  • You must have studied French for two years to attend this French language camp
  • You must have strong motivation and willingness to create friendship with other participants 
  • You have to do your best effort to speak in French at all times
  • You have to make sure that you have the medical condition to be part of this program

Thanks to this our French language camps with sports, you will be able to improve your French, practice a sport and meet new friends. Our campers are expected to be mature and flexible.



The experience as a whole was fantastic, what I enjoyed most was all the new people I got to meet.

Elise (17)

I loved the riding camp! The horses were super well cared for and the trainers were very kind. 

Vanesa L. (15)

I learned a lot in the French courses with my classmates. We did everything together. We studied, played and ate.

Sergio M. (14)

My parents came with me and dropped me off at tennis camp. The first few minutes I felt very sad. But when I got to my room and met Marie, everything changed. I will always be grateful for her kindness. The camp director was also very attentive to me and the other international students in the French courses. The courses were in groups. The French teacher was very kind, attentive and patient. Days at the camp go by very quickly! Next week is my second week at camp and I don't want to leave!

Erin D. (13)

Excellent basketball camp! I speak little French, if I hadn't needed the courses, I would have booked only the basketball camp program without the courses. It's much more fun to play than to study, but I still learned new phrases!  

Daniel H. (16)
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