AN ENRICHING, culturally-immersive YOUTH camp
Families participating in the Culture, Environment & Sustainability retreat have an opportunity to provide an immersive, enriching experience for kids aged 12 and under by enrolling in the summer camp offered by the Moorea International School. The Director is tailoring the itinerary based on the kids in our group, taking into account their ages and interests to craft a fun, impactful program.
Located next to the lagoon in the town of Maharepa
8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday
Available June 27 to July 22
For local and expat kids aged 3 to 12 years, who will be organized into age groups
Includes lunch with fruit starter, main course and dessert
A wide range of acquatic and terrestrial educational adventures all over the island
A wide array of fun activities to delve deeply into French-Polynesian culture
COOKING LESSONS & PASTRY WORKSHOP
TAHITIAN DANCE LESSONS
GUITAR & UKULELE LESSONS
TAHITIAN WEAVING & CROWN-MAKING
ARTS & CRAFTS
Q: Children will get to snorkel, kayak and go on boats to observe sharks and rays, but how much will they learn about marine biology?
A: Laetitia Hédouin, researcher at CRIOBE, is one of the world's leading specialists in the study of coral ecosystems. She and her colleagues are working on "resistant corals", also known as "super corals". Laetitia's team is identifying, marking and genetically analyzing corals that do not bleach; that are not as impacted by thermal stress. In fact, her team has been marking and observing corals with MIS students since the school is located next to the lagoon. During the camp, kids will get to participate in and learn about this work with Laetitia and her team.
Q: Is the MIS camp related to the UC Gump Station or the Teen program?
A: MIS is not affiliated with the UC Gump Station but it may be possible for camp participants to visit the research station and connect with the teens.
Q: To what extent can MIS accommodate children with food allergies?
A: Meals include limited gluten and no products containing cow milk. The weekly menu is sent out each Saturday. Kids who do not eat meat or fish can have alternatives, such as more veggeies. MIS can accommodate vegetarian children, but for severe allergies parents can bring their own lunch boxes.
Q: What language is the programming in?
A: English and French
Q: Since the MIS campus has a swimming pool and is located next to the lagoon, to what extent will kids get to swim?
A: Weather permitting, kids will get to swim nearly every day.
Q: Do kids need to wear uniforms during the summer camp?