International/Travel After School Programs


International travel programs offer teens a unique opportunity to travel and learn during summer. Camps that categorize themselves as travel camps offer a striking variety of options. These can range from sailing a tall ship, to visiting a variety of European destinations, to canoe-tripping through the wilds of northern Canada. There's no better way imaginable to open up the world for young minds – both literally and metaphorically. Travel camp is an experience that will form minds for the duration of a lifetime. Read more

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YMCA of Oakville   
YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

Hamilton; Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $198/session
Day Coed 198 4-17 0 Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
Learn & Experience   
L&E World Camps inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning multi-activity programs in Canada and Europe. The camps can be combined with L&E Teen Travel trips to create a summer experience of a lifetime.

Shawnigan Lake; International
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $750/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 750 8-16 1 Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, International,
Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure   
An outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips.

Ontario (1); United States (4)
Travel
  • Ages 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $900/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 900 12-18 2 Brockville, Harbourfront, Toronto, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire


Camps offering international travel as an activity
Outward Bound Canada   
Outward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment.

Riverdale, Toronto; Vancouver Island; North Toronto, Toronto; Kananaskis; Algonquin Park
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 12 to 99 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $375/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 375 12-99 0 Riverdale, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Kananaskis, , Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Pathfinder   
Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun!

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,000/week
Overnight, family openCamp Boys 1000 7-16 1 Algonquin Park, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 2 Temagami, Ontario
Camp Ecolart   
A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

Montreal; Vancouver; West Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 240 4-17 3 Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Camp IAWAH   
Eastern Ontario summer camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at Iawah include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

Westport
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $425/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 425 7-18 4 Westport, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Kandalore   
Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $2,715/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed 2715 6-16 5 Minden, Ontario
City Scouts: Urban Adventure Camp   
City Scouts is a weekly urban adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Our goal is to foster growing children's sense of independence through urban adventure

Grange Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $355/week
Day openCamp Coed 355 10-13 6 Grange Park, Toronto, Ontario
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Robotics, Photography, Film, Adventure and more. Home base for our camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $360/week
Day openCamp Coed 360 4-12 7 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

Fort Erie
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $3,550/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 3550 11-17 8 Fort Erie, Ontario
Camp Ak-O-Mak   
A traditional summer camp with over 26 sports and camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, biking and more.

Parry Sound
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $900/week
Overnight openCamp Girls 900 7-16 9 Parry Sound, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Webtree International School of Excellence   
A traditional summer camp with a variety of unique camp activities, including the Arts, Athletics, Digital Media, STEM, and English. Our program includes Academic Mornings, Weekly Field Trips, and Escape Rooms.

York Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $250/week
Day Coed 250 8-13 10 York Mills, Toronto, Ontario
Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp   
Army and Navy Academy Camp Challenge offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

California
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $3,200/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 3200 11-17 11 California, California
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, Overnight
  • from $790/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 790 7-17 12 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec
Toronto Brigantine   
A safe and challenging environment aboard the Tall Ship TS Playfair on the Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron). Develop leadership skills, confidence and friendships as you work together as a team.

Kingston; Regent Park, Toronto; Parry Sound
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $175/day
Overnight openCamp Coed 175 13-18 13 Kingston, Ontario, Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario, Parry Sound, Ontario
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region   
Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

Ottawa
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 190 4-16 14 Ottawa, Ontario
Athlete Institute Basketball & Soccer Academy   
Athlete Institute is elite basketball & soccer in Canada! Our year-round camps will enhance your IQ & skills. LEARN & PLAY with Canada's best coaches & athletes to EXPERIENCE the ultimate basketball & soccer camps!

Orangeville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 9 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program
  • from $500/week
Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed 500 9-18 15 Orangeville, Ontario
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft
Reading: Leadership training
  • Ages 9 to 18 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, Program
  • from $150/week
Overnight, Program openCamp Boys 150 9-18 16 Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School   
Looking for a fun and affordable camp on Toronto's waterfront? Learn to sail, make new friends and enjoy Lake Ontario. Join the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School and get out on the water this summer!

Harbourfront, Toronto
Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $315/week
Day openCamp Coed 315 7-18 17 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Academic Camp Canada   
Exciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps

Mill Bay; International; Rothesay; Ottawa
Education (multi)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $250/program
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 250 11-17 18 Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Rothesay, New Brunswick, Ottawa,
Tamarack West Summer Camp   
A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper.

High Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $300/week
Day openCamp Coed 300 4-11 19 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
The Whale Camp   
A unique marine science experience on beautiful Grand Manan island in the Bay of Fundy. Camp programs include whale watches, seabird observation trips, kayaking excursions, hands-on science education, hiking, and more.

Grand Manan
Science: Marine Biology
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,425/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1425 10-17 20 Grand Manan, New Brunswick
Sprouts - Growing Bodies & Minds   
Sprouts offers a wide array of traditional day camps as well as specialized STEM and dance camps for children 4 - 12 years of age.

Leslieville, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $340/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 340 1-12 21 Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario
Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 4 2-18 22 King, Nobleton
Medeba Summer Camp   
Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

Haliburton; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight
  • from $729/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 729 6-16 23 Haliburton, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

Mill Bay
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $200/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 200 7-17 24 Mill Bay, British Columbia
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Claremont Nature Centre   
Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

Pickering
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $180/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 180 4-18 25 Pickering, Ontario
Wesley Acres - Harbour Ridge   
A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Picton
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $225/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 225 6-17 26 Picton, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Camp Wanapitei   
Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,010/week
Overnight, family Coed 1010 7-18 27 Temagami, Ontario
Camp Mère Clarac   
Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French!

Saint-Donat
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $475/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 475 4-16 28 Saint-Donat, Quebec
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Swiss Education Academy   
Based in Switzerland, Swiss Education Academy offers short courses during the summer for 10-20-year-old students, from language camps to discovering the culinary arts to an introduction to the world of hospitality.

International
Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 20 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,900/week
Overnight Coed 1900 10-20 29 International,
Stanstead College Summer Camps   
Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

Stanstead
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $900/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 900 11-17 30 Stanstead, Quebec



Here's a quick overview of benefits, as exemplified by some types of travel programs:

  • Encountering other languages and cultures. A number of programs offer an immersive experience in other cultures, where you live in cities abroad, perhaps participating in a home stay or otherwise interacting daily with local people and families.
  • Fostering teamwork and new skills development. A number of camps are actually voyages on a ship, where you might learn some sailing skills while also seeing Canada and other international ports. These camps encourage kids to work together and learn all about traveling on the water.
  • Increased focus outward. Teens who are looking for exciting personal growth opportunities can volunteer abroad. Several international travel camps focus on community service in areas where help is needed. Kids learn leadership skills and many other lessons. 

The short term benefits of international travel for teens or tweens are demonstrated anecdotally by anyone who has ever done this ("I learned so much"). The longer term benefits have been explored in a study by the Wagner Group. They surveyed adults who had participated in educational travel during their teen years and found interesting trends, including higher grades in university, and higher income as adults.

There were more personal effects of teen travel programs also:  

  • 86% of those surveyed felt that travel had made them more intellectually curious.
  • 80% of travel programs alumni said that travel in their youth had made them more interested in school.
  • A staggering 52% said that travel in their youth had helped form their eventual career choice.






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