French Program

French Summer Camp for Grades 6-12!

Hendrix to Host French Camp for 6th-12th Grade Students :  REGISTER HERE  Registration deadline: May 26, 2019

*The Department of Languages will host two sessions of a French language and culture camp this June 2019

*Pending enrollment. 


The mission of the Hendrix French Summer Camp is clear: we seek to offer a life-changing cultural and linguistic experience to the leaders of tomorrow.  To achieve that mission, we will focus on the following principles:

  • Encouraging the development of young people into global citizens;
  • Fostering the creation of open-minded communities;
  • Improving cultural fluency and a critical application of that fluency to one’s own culture;
  • Initiating or improving upon language proficiency. 

Session Information

Session 1: June 3rd-7th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (8 a.m. early drop off, additional fee)

          Two Groups: Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Session 2: June 10th-14th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders (2019 high school graduates also welcome!) (8 a.m. early drop off, additional fee)

          Two Groups: Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Program Description

The program will include language and culture instruction, crafts, games, sports, computer work in a language lab, music, and French-language films.  We seek to provide students with an introduction or enhancement of French and Francophone language and culture skills. Hendrix French faculty members Dr. Cathy Jellenik and Séverine Cottrant will lead the program, along with Hendrix students who are majoring or minoring in French.


Each day, please bring one re-fillable water bottle, sunblock, a blanket for outdoor meals/snacks, a lunch, and typical classroom supplies such as a notebook and pens/pencils.

Daily Schedule:  (subject to change)

8:00 - 9: 00: Early drop-off (fee): French board games, cultural activities

9:00 – 10:00:   Regular Arrival, Meeting/Activity (Mills Lobby)

10:00 – Noon:  Language and Culture Learning (Mills Center)

Noon – 12:45:  Lunch (Mills Library)

12:45 – 2:00:  Activity (Various)

2:00 – 3:00:  Language and Culture Learning/Snack (Mills Center)

3:00 – 4:00:  Film/Computer Lab (Mills Center/ Lab)

4:00 PM:  Regular Dismissal (Mills Lobby)

4:00 - 5:00: Late pick-up, cultural activities


Tuition: $175.00 per child

**Includes all crafts, learning materials, and snacks.

  • Campers must bring their own lunch, water, and a snack. 
  • Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an added fee. That option will be available at registration.
  • For participants commuting from Little Rock, we will help coordinate transportation with other participants or families.

For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Cathy Jellenik at or Séverine Cottrant at