ESL camps

Improve English as a Second Language skills at summer camp

ESL camps offer your son or daughter a unique opportunity to grow and learn. Away from home, interacting with peers, your child will certainly improve English speaking skills if that is the camp's focus. Some ESL camps may combine students from different nationalities, while others may focus on integration with native English speakers. Different camps offer different focuses, so be sure to investigate the listings below thoroughly, in order to find the camp best-suited to your child. Read more


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List of ESL camps and programs


Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   

Camps offering ESL as an activity
Little Mountain Learning Academy   
Little Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 3.8 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $30
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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 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $450
Budding Genius - Central Mississauga   
30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative creativity! Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En

Education: STEM
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $190
Bishop’s College School Summer Camps   
A fun summer camp to learn ESL, FSL! Students participate in enriching class time as well as many fun local activities and outings!

Education: Language Instruction
  • Ages 11 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $3,500
Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best time online.

Arts: Cooking
  • Ages 4 to 99 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $12
Appleby College Summer Programs   
Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $455


Sharpen ESL skills this summer

The great advantage to an English as a Second Language camp is that your child's understanding of English will not languish over the summer months but will actually continue to improve (as it does during the school year). The full immersion in a second language strengthens conversational usage, understandings of subtleties and idioms and encourages deep friendships with (English speaking) children.

At ESL Camps, campers will learn to:

  • use basic vocabulary
  • read books and materials that match their reading skill level
  • practice writing with short compositions about their experiences
  • employ listening and comprehension skills.
  • speak, write and read
  • use phrases in "everyday English"

If you are considering an ESL camp:

  • Be sure to mind the student-to-teacher ratio
  • Know and understand the qualifications of the camp leaders and instructors
  • Get references or other feedback on the camp

ESL camps are among the most popular camps today. The educational and recreational programs improve the participants' language skills and allow for an enjoyable experience. This is a new advanced concept of language learning that is a combination of education and amusement. Campers also get a chance to be immersed in the English language and culture while engaged in fun activities.

ESL camps in Canada and the northern United States are listed here 

Trust to help you find the summer camp just right for your family.

New!: In our 2010 edition of Our Kids Go to Camp we looked closely at the way French immersion camps add to the variety of choices available to parents and families. Read more about FSL and Language Camps.

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