Boarding life during the camp

Boarding students at IBS Summer Camp come from all over the world to learn French or English while having the time of their life.

Designed on the concept of a family home, under the watchful eye of supervisors, the boarding section is an extension of the day in a convivial atmosphere, alternating between activities and cultural regional visitsmeals and leisure time.
Our five IBS boarding houses accommodate boarders in rooms of two to five.
Student rooms are organized by gender and age range, and languages/nationalities are mixed.

Our boarding houses are located outside campus (from 1min to 20min away) and a bus comes to pick up the students every morning for a nice breakfast on campus, and drops them off every day after dinner.

Some boarding houses have a swimming pool and one of them even has a tennis court, that boarding students at IBS Summer Camp can use after a camp day.

Sometimes we organize Pool Parties at the end of the day, so students can relax all together around the pool, with nice music and a barbecue.

The following services are available to boarders:
• Transportation services -> Marseille airport (MRS)Aix-en-Provence TGV train station <- (Friday and Sunday between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm)
• Medical care monitoring
• Laundry service (for students staying 3 weeks and more)
• Pocket-money management

To enrol your child as a boarding students at IBS Summer Camp, just check the boarding option in the enrolment form.

Also bed sheets are provided, however, students are free to bring their own sheets/blankets/pillows. Please note that for 1 week stays, disposable bed sheets are provided.

Typical Weekly outings :

  • Visit of Aix-en-Provence
  • Hike/walk  near  the  mountain Sainte-Victoire
  • Local  museums  –  Musée  Granet, Hôtel  Caumont, Atelier  de  Cézanne, Fondation Vasarély
  • Shopping  in Marseille  –  les  Terrasses  du  Port
  • Visit of  Marseille  (small  train) 
  • Visit of  old  city centre Notre Dame de la  Garde,  Vieux  Port  and the  museum  «  Mucem  »  
  • Les  Baux-de-Provence  –  visit of  the  Castle  and «  les  Carrières  de  Lumières  »
  • Château  de la  Barben
  • Visit of  medieval  villages  in the  Luberon  – Gordes,  Lourmarin, Fontaines-de-Vaucluse
  • Beach outing  with pic  nic  –  Côte Bleue  :  Carry-le-Rouet  /  Ensuès-la-Redonne
  • Visit  and evening  market  (marché  nocturne)  –  la  Ciotat
  • Zip lining 
  • Minigolf 

In  case of  bad  weather: 

  • Cinema  –  Plan de  Campagne
  • Bowling – Plan  de Campagne
  • Laser  Tag –  Plan  de Campagne
  • Shopping  in Marseille  –  Les  Terrasses  du Port  (indoor  shopping  centre)
  • Visit  of  the  famous  Chocolate  Factory  in  Puyricard
  • Visit  of  the  Confectionery  du Roy  René  in Aix-en-Provence
  • Visit  the Occitane factory  in  Manosque  –  guided  visit  in French or  English

Typical Weekend Outings

  • Boat tour  from Marseille  –  leave  early  in  the  morning  for  a  visit to  the  island  «  Île  de Frioul  »  and/or  «  Chateau  d’If  » 
  • Calanques  and boat  tour  –  Cassis,  la  Ciotat
  • Aquatic  park  (i.e. Aqualand St-Cyr-sur-Mer)  
  • Avignon  –  visit the  Palais-des-Papes, Pont  d’Avignon
  • Arenas  of Nîmes  or Arles
  • Les Gorges  du Verdon (visit the  lake  Ste  Croix  by  boat)
  • Visit to  Camargues  :  Saintes  Marie de la Mer  /  Grau  du  Roi
  • Beach outing:  Bandol  Plage  and Plage  des  Lecques