Camp Nominingue operates in English and a majority of our campers are anglophone. About 60% of our campers come from Quebec, 20% from Ontario and another 20% from outside the country. 15% of our parents say that their son speaks little or no English and choose Nominingue as an opportunity for English immersion.
Many francophones choose Nominingue to give their son the opportunity to practise his English. Our counsellors encourage non-English speaking campers to practise their English as much as possible. In setting up the tent groups, we try to ensure that all non-anglophone campers have English-speaking friends in the tent. We also hire an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instructor who offers small-group English classes once a day, six days a week. The aim of these classes is to give non-anglophone campers another opportunity to practise their English, while focusing on camp expressions and vocabulary. This class is quite different from anything found in school. Our instructor makes use of the unique Camp atmosphere and environment in the lessons. There is a no charge.
Due to our location north of Montreal and to the Francophone campers who choose Nominingue to practise their English, we are able to offer opportunities for English-speaking campers to practise their French. We can place an English-speaking camper in a tent with a couple of Francophones among his tent-mates or arrange for your son to have a French-speaking counselor. We hire an FSL instructor who will offer French language practice once a day for interested campers. This instruction will take the form of a small group activity, where language will be learned while playing.