Lac du Bois is a magical place. As a kid, it fulfilled my dream of discovering French words and food and customs, and of finding other people who were as excited about language and culture as I was. Now my daughter loves it for the same reasons-- unlike school, it is a place where she is allowed to be fluent in French (we lived abroad for a year), where she can bond with sympathetic counselors with similar interests, and make new friends and help them with French, feeling affirmed in the process. She loves the afternoons of free time going to the bank, shopping for chocolate, chatting with friends at the café, doing an art project. We decided to send her there instead of taking her back to France last summer, and putting her in a French school again-- at Lac du Bois, she gained a love of French through songs, skits, food, and caring people which she did not get as a foreigner trying to integrate into an unfamiliar school. Good choice.