Concordia Language Villages will require all participants eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival at a residential session, effective September 1, 2021. Read our vaccine FAQ for more information.​

Residential 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 adults absorb lessons about the larger world and the value of learning a 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 the 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 the summer youth Village programs.

Family week participants in the snow showing off their snowshoes.


French family programs are located at our Turtle River site in Bemidji, Minn.

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


Residential Village

Meet the Staff

Vanessa Vaughn is the program leader for our French family programs.


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