<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "At the age of 14, Arthus left for two weeks on a lake in New York State. Without a cell phone or camera, surrounded by Americans, he discovered unusual activities immersed in nature."data-reactid =" 22 ">At the age of 14, Arthus left for two weeks on a lake in New York State. Without a cell phone or camera, surrounded by Americans, he discovered unusual activities immersed in nature.

Mixing business with pleasure was Arthus's plan for the last summer vacation. At age 14, he flew for two weeks to Camp Talcott, 140 kilometers northwest of New York. He lived this adventure thanks to the association YMCA. Since 1844, it has organized summer stays in the United States and Canada, for young people aged 7 to 17 from all walks of life. The objectives: a linguistic immersion, international meetings, and a surpassing of oneself through sporting activities and in full nature. Basketball, American football, horseback riding, hiking, survival in the forest, Arthus was spoiled for choice. Every Sunday, he signed up with the other young people aged 11 to 16 for an activity in the morning and afternoon that he attended for a week. For € 1,598 all inclusive two weeks (without the ticket), Arthus had an unforgettable stay.

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"data-reactid =" 25 ">What I liked: "We learned to make fire, build a cabin, to fish on the lake"

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The activities were great. I chose football in the morning and "survive in the forest" in the afternoon, we learned how to make a fire, build a cabin, fish on the lake and then cook our meal, to find one's way in the woods with a map. We also went kayaking on the lake, and learned the names of trees, plants, animals … In the evening we slept in cabins near the lake, we were in groups of eight about the same age, Separate boys and girls, with an adult, we also had meals with the group, to get to know each other.Weekly, we changed teams, and I made (…) Read more on Figaro.fr

"data-reactid =" 26 "> The activities were great: the first week, I chose football in the morning and" survive in the forest "in the afternoon, we learned to make fire, build a cabin, fishing on the lake and then cooking our meal, finding one's way in the woods with a map, kayaking on the lake and learning the names of trees, plants, animals … In the evening, we slept in We were in groups of eight about the same age, boys and girls separated, with an adult, we also had meals with the group, to get to know each other. team, and I made myself (…) Read more on Figaro.fr

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My language stay in Spain: "Too many French, not enough Spanish" & nbsp;
My opinion on my language course in Munich: "My relationship with the family was difficult" & nbsp;
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My language stay in Spain: "Too many French, not enough Spanish"
My opinion on my language course in Munich: "My relationship with the family was difficult"
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