Upper Canada College will launch its summer in-residence program for students aged 10 to 15 in July 2018. The energetic and cosmopolitan backdrop of Toronto will provide many enrichment opportunities. The co-ed program is comprised of three sections: Juniors (ages 10-11), Intermediates (ages 12-13) and Seniors (ages 14-15). Campers in the Junior and Intermediate divisions will choose from a wide variety of one-week day camps. Senior campers will participate in UCC’s leadership-in-training program that incorporates a team-centred approach to initiative, volunteerism and mentorship. On evenings and weekends, students will participate in cultural excursions to local landmarks in and around Toronto.
The UCC Summer Camps have been offered for more than four decades, and the strength of the programming is a product of that pedigree. One of the strengths of the UCC camps is undoubtedly the exceptional infrastructure of the school. To say that it’s unequalled, in terms of physical resource, is an understatement. A new addition is the Summer Life program, one intended for international students as an opportunity to build their English language skills. Students stay in residence with others from around the world. Programing takes advantage of the offerings and leadership of the day camps, the city, and the vast range of facilities on campus. While the Summer Life program is new, is nevertheless is built on the expertise at the school as well as the expertise and staffing of the day camp programs. We readily think of tradition when considering overnight camps, though perhaps are less inclined to when thinking of day camps. UCC, however, is a great example of development over time, including generations of staffing, often hiring alumni of the program. The Summer Life sessions are built upon that foundation.
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