La Rochette Summer Camp is an exclusive family–run and operated equestrian and French language immersion camp with excellent outdoor and indoor lodging facilities. La Ferme de la Rochette will host you in a magnificent setting and provide you with home-cooked, organic meals made from locally grown produce.
Michèle and Frédéric Van Elslander and their four children who are passionate horse riders welcome you in the most beautiful region of Belgium.
Take advantage of living in our 400-year-old manor and 3-star guest house located in the middle of a listed site spread out over 12.5 acres in the valley of the Vyle river. The students sleep in our 3-star guest house and in the manor in 5 bedrooms with 2 beds each and share 4 bathrooms. La Rochette is officially recognized as 3-star bed and breakfast by the Commissariat Général au Tourisme de la Région Wallonne, member of the Federation "Accueil Champêtre en Wallonie" and selected as "Charming Bed and Breakfast of Belgium".
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The manor house and outbuildings have undergone a complete ecological renovation and the land is pesticide-free with La Rochette being a member of the Natagora network of natural gardens. The breathtaking scenic beauty of the Deep Condroz in the Namur region, with its many castles, farms and markets will hold you spellbound as you immerse yourself in a complete French-speaking family environment.
La Ferme de la Rochette is also member of the GALO CONDROZ Riding Network which encompasses 250 km of riding trails in the internationally known equestrian region of GESVES-ASSESE-OHEY.
This all-girl French and equestrian program for teenagers aged 13-18 includes 15 hours of language classes in our converted barn and 15 hours of equestrian training per week. Develop your reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills and train in the classic (English) style of riding, all in a fun French immersion environment.
La Rochette summer camp accepts only eight to ten participants from June 24 to July 31, 2022, which guarantees an exclusive setting and small classes of four to five students. Language classes start at 9:00 am with the first group while the second group gets riding instruction. In the afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the order is reversed.
Camp duration from 1 to 10 weeks. Arrival days on Sunday preferred. Tests are done on Monday.
As a break from lessons, campers will also enjoy riding with our 5 horses at La Rochette: Mikado, Digur, Bianca, Anaïs et Phoenix.