NEW 2023 : LADIES are also welcome! French lessons, Equestrian training, Yoga, beach riding and overnight stay in Bruges, visit of Brussels, Namur, castles, farmer's markets, kayaking ... organic meals ...

Great camp and wonderful experience for my daughter. Cecilia really enjoyed her time in Belgium. Her French improved greatly and the different riding experiences were a lot of fun. She made some great friends and was sad to leave. Michèle Van Elslander - Slunecko put together a wonderful camp. Thank you! Nathalie Mould

My daughter Sabrina attended camp at La Rochette this past July 2019 and we all had the good fortune to stay at beautiful La Rochette in April 2019. Michelle, her husband Frederic and all of her children are fantastic and staying there was such a pleasure. The girl's camp was a wonderful life experience for Sabrina. Not only did her French improve under Michelle's tutelage, but she got to ride cross country every day, practice yoga, try equine shiatsu, and go on several amazing excursions. Best of all, she made friends from different parts of the world and the United States and she remains in contact with the girls she became closest to. Michelle and her family are very welcoming and fun, they are seasoned travelers themselves and have lots of great stories to share. We would highly recommend La Rochette to anyone considering it for their daughter. Sabrina stayed for a month and came back very self possessed and full of confidence. A definite positive, life changing experience for her! Rachelle Dior

My daughter (15 years old) attended last summer, 2018. I highly recommend La Rochette for any teen girl interested in a French language, culture and riding experience abroad. The family who runs the program is absolutely wonderful and it is very safe. The home is situated in a gorgeous country setting with ponies on the property. The day is broken up between French lessons, riding lessons and cultural excursions. My daughter had such a unique experience and made life long friends from around the world. An unforgettable first experience abroad on her own. Denise Romero

Our daughter Clara spent 2 weeks at La Rochette this summer. She was very happy to meet new friends from many countries, to enjoy the riding and the excursions, and she improved her French. It is a very friendly camp, run professionally by Michele and her family. Highly recommended for teenage girls who love riding and who want to improve their French. Ludwig Reichhold

  • What a wonderful camp! I really can't say enough good things about it. The girls had so much fun riding horses and had a chance to interact with girls from other countries. It was a great international experience. The excursions provided a great opportunity to learn about history and Belgian culture. Bruges was amazing, and the chocolate museum was a big hit with the girls. Learning French through immersion is really the best way to learn a language, and this camp added another element -- fun.  Wendy Vetter 2018

My daughter Louisa spent one month at this amazing camp and met another Russian girl her age from New York City. Louisa loved the excellent French instruction/horses and went to so many excursions. The beach riding and the weekend in Bruges as well as castle of Veves were some of the highlights. I would definitely recommend this camp! Claudia Gotthardt