Language camps

Along with learning new skills such as swimming, sports or canoeing, kids are also finding out how to be independent and self-sufficient at camp. Given the right surroundings, they might even learn to speak a new language or improve their fluency in another tongue. Read more

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    Camps offering language as an activity
    Lakefield College School Summer Programs   
    Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $330
    Pickering College Summer Camps   
    Our nature centered day camp is for campers entering Kindergarten to Grade 8. Overnight camp options for Global Leadership and ESL for students entering Grades 9-12 are also available.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $475
    Stanstead College Summer Camps   
    Unique summer camps for boys and girls, including the Language Adventure and the Hockey Development program. We strive to offer high quality and supervised camps on our beautiful campus located in the Eastern Townships.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $300
    Ridley College Summer Programmes   
    Ridley College is located in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Summer Programme offering include ESL boarding credit/camp, Summer Academy OSSD credits, Music Academy, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more!

    St. Catharines
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $399
    overnightcampcoed3994-164St. CatharinesOntario
    French International Language Camps   
    English students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons.

    Education: Language Instruction
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $3,400
    MWS Montreal Language Camps   
    French and English language camps at McGill University where kids engage in language learning, daily excursions and camp activities. Programmes divided by age - 7 to 10, 11 to 13 and 14 to 17 years old.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Montreal
    Education: Language Instruction
    • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $1,010
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    Ashbury College Summer Programs   
    Ashbury's Summer Program offers a broad range of summer camps in the performing and visual arts, athletics, and STEM as well as academic workshops and reach ahead credit courses. Learn something new this summer!

    Ottawa North
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $400
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    That's the benefit of a camp with a language component, says Aruna Ogale, executive director of the Ontario Camps Association. Some ESL camps for kids allow English-as-a-second-language students—whose families might be new to the country— the chance to immerse themselves in the language, helping ready them for the school year. Other camps might simply provide kids with some opportunity to practise a second language.

    Children who have experienced an overnight camp before might want to consider an immersive camp in another language. "It's a win-win situation," explains Jacqui Raill, camp director of Camp Ouareau in Saint-Donat, Quebec. "They are learning the difference in culture and making lifelong friendships based on trust and compassion."

    At Camp Nominingue in the Laurentians in northern Quebec, kids enjoy typical camp activities and the bonding and friendships that result. But 20 to 30 per cent of campers each year are francophones, sent to the English-speaking all-boys residential camp for the English-language experience.

    "The biggest advantage is the immersion experience," says Scott Taylor, executive director of Camp Nominingue. "We do all of our instruction, all of our programming, in English. But the majority of our staff is fluently bilingual, so if a camper truly doesn't understand—or in the case of an emergency—they can speak French."

    The situation is reversed at Camp Claret du Lac Elgin in Sherbrooke, Quebec. There, although bilingual staff can speak English if needed, camp sessions take place in French. "Most of the (campers) have been in French immersion, in Ontario and in some of the other provinces, and they come to practise their French," says camp co-director Pauline Rondeau.

    For parents choosing an immersive camp, Raill recommends that the camp have activities their child is interested in. "Your child should be passionate about the camp they are being sent to," says Raill. With the right attitude, campers will not only pick up vocabulary but also have higher self-esteem and often improved marks in school.

    Photo: Camp Nominingue (by Christinne Muschi)

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