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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List of international travel camps and programs


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Camps that specialize in international travel

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.

Ottawa; Harbourfront, Toronto; Brockville
  • Ages 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program
  • from $560/session
Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed 560 12-18 0 Ottawa, Ontario, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, , Brockville,
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.

  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $2,540/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 2540 6-17 1 International, Other

Camps offering international travel as an activity
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.

Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 1500 10-17 0 Temagami, Ontario
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.

Huntsville; Vancouver Island; North Toronto, Toronto; Kananaskis; Algonquin Park
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 12 to 99 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 1 Huntsville, Ontario, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Kananaskis, , Algonquin Park, Ontario
Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 74 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $2,995/2 weeks
Overnight, family openCamp Coed 2995 6-16 2 Minden, 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 3 Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $600/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 600 11-17 4 Stanstead, Quebec
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; Whistler
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 240 4-17 5 Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler, British Columbia
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
Branksome Hall offers remarkable day camps for girls & boys in the heart of Toronto. Choose from our collection of Arts & Crafts, Athletics or Technology based camps & specialty camps like Swim, Adventure & Photography.

Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $392/week
Day openCamp Coed 392 4-12 6 Rosedale, Toronto, 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

Annex, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $355/week
Day openCamp Coed 355 10-14 7 Annex, Toronto, 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 $1,000/week
Overnight openCamp Girls 1000 7-16 8 Parry Sound, Ontario
Camp Pathfinder   
Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff with positive masculine culture.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight, family openCamp Boys 1200 7-16 9 Algonquin Park, Ontario
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.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 20 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,080/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 2080 10-20 10 International, Other, International,
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.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $729/week
Day, Overnight Coed 729 7-16 11 Haliburton, Ontario
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 $303/week
Day openCamp Coed 303 7-18 12 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Wesley Acres - Harbour Ridge   
A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $225/week
Day openCamp Coed 225 5-14 13 Picton, 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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 9 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program
  • from $599/week
Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed 599 9-18 14 Orangeville, Ontario
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 $160/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 160 7-17 15 Mill Bay, British Columbia
Brigs Youth Sail Training   
A safe and challenging environment aboard the Tall Ship TS Playfair and STV Pathfinder on the Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron). Develop leadership skills, confidence and friendships as you work together as a team.

Collingwood; Hamilton; Goderich
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $175/day
Overnight openCamp Coed 175 13-18 16 Collingwood, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Goderich, Ontario
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 $850/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 850 7-17 17 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec
Safer Cycling Calgary   
Courses for ages 4 and up from the never-ever to advanced bicycling and summer day camps for kids. Professional, fun instructors ensure your bicycling skills improve so that you can safely ride your bike for any purpose.

Sport: Cycling
  • Ages 4 to 99 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $80/program
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 80 4-99 18 Calgary, Alberta
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $475/session
Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 475 5-16 19 Saint-Donat, Quebec
JOA Camps   
An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $55/day
Day openCamp Coed 55 4-6 20 Ottawa, Ontario
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed 200 4-12 21 Pickering, Ontario
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 $310/week
Day openCamp Coed 310 4-11 22 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Solelim   
Camp Solelim is a sleepover camp designed for Jewish 13 to 15 year olds. Our programming includes traditional waterfront, sports, arts and outdoor activities, as well as leadership development and community building.

Lawrence Manor, Toronto; Sudbury
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 13 to 15 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $7,385/6 weeks
Overnight openCamp Coed 7385 13-15 23 Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Ontario, Sudbury, 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 $1,450/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1450 10-17 24 Grand Manan, New Brunswick

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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