Our Founder

Martine Brouillet:

Martine is a francophone born and raised in Montreal who actively supports bilingualism. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in management information system and organizational behavior.

Driven to make an impact in second-language learner children in their quest to become bilingual following the birth of her 3 sons,  Martine Brouillet founded Camp Tournesol in 2001 in Ontario, Canada. The company’s flagship French camps have since become leaders in this market, welcoming tens of thousands of children and spawning sister products servicing these families such as the Brouillet Academy. 

The impetus to create the Brouillet Academy stemmed from a long time dream to provide accessibility to French classes and tutoring to children and adults regardless of their geographical location as well as complement the hands-on, experiential learning provided by her camps with a more academic and structured environment.

Directors of Curriculum

Annie Bellemare:

Annie is a francophone born and raised in Quebec. She has gained than 10 years of experience teaching and sharing her love of French both in Quebec and in Ontario. She graduated from University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières with a Bachelor degree in Second Language Teaching. After her first university degree, she decided to pursue her studies at the master’s level. She then moved to Ontario to study at the University of Toronto in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development. Her thesis was on youth identity and French-language education in Ontario. She is now a Special Education Consultant at Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.She is still very passionate about teaching French and is very excited to work and share her passion with your children. 

Annie joined Camp Tournesol in 2009, participating in all the overnight trips since then (Quebec, France, Algonquin) and having fun with campers at the day camps as a coordinator. In 2018, she joined our senior team as a regional coordinator.

She has assembled a team of seasoned instructors for all our classes and levels who will be with her onsite at the weekend retreat.

Amanda Cloutier:

Amanda is a lover of the French language since her first French classes in elementary school, Amanda pursued her post-secondary studies all with a focus on the French language, completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University to certify her as an Ontario Certified Teacher for French at the secondary level, and a Master’s of Education from the University of Ottawa.

Outside of her schooling, Amanda has always sought opportunities to grow her fluency in French, ultimately leading her to join the Camp Tournesol team as a counsellor in 2013. Since, she has grown with the company, seeing first-hand how the programming Camp Tournesol offers impacts campers, families, and our counsellors.

Now a Program Director, Amanda is pleased to give back to the French language community, supporting new initiatives within Camp Tournesol and Great French Tutors.


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