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Camp Mère Clarac

959, Principale
St-Donat, Quebec, J0T 2C0
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Camp Mère Clarac  

959, Principale, St-Donat, Quebec, J0T 2C0

  • type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $598 to $2,985/session
  • Ages:
    5 to 16
  • Gender:
    Coed, All Girls, All Boys
  • Main language:
    French
  • Capacity:
    180 to 200
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Mère Clarac

    Why not opt for a camp where your child will forge friendships that will last a lifetime? With 25 activities conducted in French in an atmosphere of fun and games. With it's safe and comfortable facilities, the camp is ACQ accredited with 4 stars by the CITQ classification which guarantees that the camp is secure, and also guarantees cleanliness, hospitality.

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    • Special needs: Not available
    • Religious affiliation:Christian


    COVID-19 Response 

    Chers parents, Nous travaillons fort pour préparer la relance des camps de l’été 2022 afin de vous assurer un environnement sécuritaire et sain pour tous. Le tout dans le respect des règles et du protocole mis en place à ce jour par le Gouvernement et par l’Association des camps du Québec (ACQ). En espérant pouvoir vous accueillir à nouveau cet été! L’équipe du Camp Mère Clarac

    Dear parents, We are working on the relaunch of the 2022 summer camp to give you a healthy and safe environment. All the measures from the government and the Association des camps du Québec will be respected. We hope to see you this summer! Camp Mère Clarac team

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Camp Mère Clarac


    Upcoming Events

    June 04, 2022
    Open House June 4th

    10:30 am - 03:30 pm


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Mère Clarac currently has 2 programs available.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
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    Overnight Camp
    All Boys
    Ages: 5 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity) , Language Instruction
    $598
    Ropes Course|Travel|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Nature/Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Golf|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Hockey|Rock Climbing|Track and Field|Canoeing|Swimming
    Overnight Camp
    All Girls
    Ages: 5 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity) , Language Instruction
    $598
    Ropes Course|Travel|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Nature/Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Golf|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Hockey|Rock Climbing|Track and Field|Canoeing|Swimming



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid early 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    Editor's Review

    Editor’s Top 3: Camp Mère Clarac

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Camp Mère Clarac



  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    959, Principale, St-Donat, Quebec, Canada



    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Mère Clarac technology free? IPods, MP3, Laptops, cell phones or any other electonic devices are prohibited. We are not responsible for lost or stolen objects.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Camp Mère Clarac offers a series of activities with specific learning objectives. Teachers review the list before the nature class and then choose the activities best suited to their academic program.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Contact us for more information


    Associations

    The Association des camps du Québec Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Sr Marie-Hélène, Camp director

    Dear friends,

    Ti-Fon and I are happy to invite you on the Camp Mère Clarac website.

    We invite you to glance through the various tabs, numerous pages and heart-warming pictures.  You will discover or rediscover the great feelings of joy and stability, the good companionship and naturally, the ever-present safety component that exists within our team and facilities.

    After operating for more than half a century, these memorable years allow us to insure a made-to-measure experience embellished with ''Joie de vivre'', giggles and laughter as well as exhilarating happiness.

    We wish you a very pleasant summer. Do not hesitate to communicate with us for any questions or concerns you might have. 

    Enjoy your visit!

    Sr Marie-Hélène and Ti-Fon



    Stories

    • Camp Mere Clarac testimonial

      Des souvenirs inoubliables!

      Le Camp Mère-Clarac est pour moi beaucoup plus qu'un camp de vacances: c'est un endroit parfait pour s'amuser et rencontrer des gens de partout dans le monde, mais surtout un endroit où l'on se sent rapidement comme chez soi, et où chacun trouve sa place peu importe d'où il vient. Chaque année, je suis fascinée par le sourire des enfants qui repartent chez eux le coeur heureux et la tête remplie d'expériences dont ils se rappellent encore l'été suivant. Qu'ils aient 4 ans ou 15 ans, les enfants sont égayés par la beauté du site et par la joie de vivre qui y règne. Ils ont l'opportunité de se faire des amis qui viennent d'ici ou d'autres pays, mais aussi, de participer à  des activités diversifiées en pleine nature. Canot, hébertisme, tir-à-l'arc, escalade, sciences naturelles, équitation : il y en a pour tous les goûts !

      J'ai également été très marquée par le dévouement des monitrices et des responsables, qui ont vraiment à coeur le bien-être de chaque enfant. Passionnées et dynamiques, elles cherchent toujours à  donner le meilleur d'elles-mêmes pour rendre le séjour de chacun le plus unique et le plus mémorable possible. De plus, les valeurs de respect, d'entraide et de partage véhiculées par le camp permettent à chacun de se sentir dans son groupe comme dans une véritable famille. Je n'oublierai jamais les moments exceptionnels que j'ai passés au camp, autant comme campeuse que comme monitrice. C'est une expérience pleine d'anecdotes, pleine d'aventures, pleine de vie, une expérience qui mérite d'être partagée, et surtout, une expérience que je souhaite à tous.

      Pirouette

      Campeuse de 2005 à  2007, monitrice de 2009 à 2012 et responsable en 2013

    • Camp Mere Clarac testimonial
      Hi! My name is Catherine. I'm 20 years old and I have been a counsellor at Camp Mere Clarac for 3 years now. I worked in many different cabins as a counsellor. For me, camp is like a second family...sisters, counsellors and every member of the camp are now friends, people I respect and cherish. My first summer was dedicated to the etincelle cabin, girls between 9 and 10 years old. I keep an indelible memory of that first summer and the very good friends I made. The following summers were just as wonderful. The activities that are proposed are very rewarding for all groups. Kids learn to make friends and use their imagination. Being a counsellor means being resourceful, loving working with kids and developing team spirit. The relationship between the counsellor and the person responsible for the cabin is always simple yet rewarding. She is always there to listen to you and to give you advice. For me, the camp means a place to learn, learn from your peers and from the kids but also where you learn to love, to forgive and to work hard.
    • Camp Mere Clarac testimonial
      Back in the 1960 s, before it was trendy to speak French, my father realized that a second language would greatly benefit his children and that French was the first choice in Canada. He did extensive research on camps in Quebec and came up with Camp Clarac run by the Sisters of Charity from Montreal. At five years old I made my first trip to Camp Clarac, followed by 10 more summers of joyous fun. It is camp beautiful setting in the Laurentian Mountains where you run and jump and play and ride horses and other wonderful camp activities. The staff and most of the campers are francophone so you just pick up the French because you are surrounded by it plus you get to hear it spoken by natives. My French language skills became very well developed because of the time I spent at Camp Clarac. I now have two teenagers who have both been in French Immersion since Grade 1 in the HPCDSB, the eldest of whom is going to finish Grade 12 this school year. Both children have had the opportunity to go to Camp Clarac to refine their French language skills and have a wonderful summer camp experience as well. My children have excellent French, particularly their oral French which I believe is because of their Camp Clarac experience.


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