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Stanstead College Summer Camps

450 Dufferin
Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
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Stanstead College Summer Camps  

450 Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $300 to $6,575/session
  • Ages:
    11 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English, French, Spanish
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    Stanstead College Summer Camps answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Welcome to Stanstead College Summer Camps, where a legacy of over 35 years that meets innovation and creates exceptional experiences for boys and girls alike. Whether you're here to immerse yourself in a second language or elevate your sports prowess, Stanstead College is your gateway to quality, supervised camps that promise unforgettable summers!

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "At Stanstead College Summer Camps, we redefine the summer experience through immersive programs. Our Language Adventure camp stands out for its dynamic environment wherein participants hone their language skills in and outside of the classroom while interacting with fellow campers from around the world. In the Stanstead Hockey Camps and Co-ed Hockey camps, we offer top-tier coaching, emphasizing skill development in a supportive community. Parents and kids choose us for our holistic approach, combining academic enrichment or athletic training with character-building opportunities. Our dedicated staff ensures a safe, fun-filled experience, where learning and adventure converge, making us the premier choice for a transformative summer. "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Our Language Adventure teachers are proficient and enthusiastic. They create dynamic language learning environments tailored to diverse levels. With patience, adaptability, and strong communication skills, our educators foster a positive, collaborative atmosphere, ensuring a transformative and engaging linguistic experience for every camper.

    In our Stanstead Hockey Camps and Co-ed Hockey programs, we take pride in our seasoned coaches with decades of high-caliber hockey and coaching experience. Our coaches bring expertise, passion, and a track record of success to the table, providing participants with top-tier training and mentorship."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Details about our summer camps are released and registrations open in the fall. At any time, all inquiries can be directed to our Summer Programs team by email of phone. We take pride in our swift response time, ensuring a supportive experience from initial contact to program completion.

    To kickstart the registration process, simply fill out our form on the website. Notably, participants arriving from foreign countries may need to obtain a visa—a potentially time-consuming process. Starting early allows ample time to prepare the required documents. Feel free to reach out to us at any point for guidance; we're here to make your camp journey seamless and enjoyable"



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Stanstead College Summer Camps currently has 3 programs available.

    Filter activities available:


    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 17
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $3,860 to $6,575
    Stanstead, QC
    450 Dufferin
    Jun 29-Jul 27 $3,860 - $6,575
    Ropes Course|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Baking/Decorating|Circus|Cooking|Ballet|Breakdancing|Hip Hop|Acting (Film & TV)|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|Writing|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Rugby|Soccer|Squash|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Hockey|Ice Skating|Paintball|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Fishing|Swimming|Whitewater Rafting|Yoga|Zip Line
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 14
    Hockey
    $300 to $600
    Stanstead, QC
    450 Dufferin
    Aug 05-09 $300 - $600
    Stanstead, QC
    450 Dufferin
    Aug 05-09 $300 - $600
    Soccer
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 14
    Soccer
    $0
    Soccer



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid in full $250
    Discount for 2nd child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Stanstead College Summer Camps

    our take

    Stanstead College will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2022, as such it’s one of the oldest, most established and celebrated private schools in the country. The summer programs aren’t as long lived, but, now more than three decades out, they are as established in the world of camping as the school is in the world of education. The language camps draw students from around the world to attend immersive French, Spanish, and English programs. The hockey camps, run here since the 1970s are as good as it gets, with a wonderful focus on female athletes. The Capstone Project Internship offers one of the most unique academic summer programs anywhere, bringing students together around academic, project-based learning. In all, Stanstead has crafted world-class summer sessions that reflect the school’s strengths while extending through the summer months. All are held on campus making the most of the stellar resources there, including accommodation, teaching and coaching spaces, faculty and administration.
     

    Three Things: Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Stanstead College Summer Camps


    Questions for the Director of Stanstead College Summer Camps

    Brittany Sharman, Director of Summer Programs

    • 00:29 - What is unique about your program?
    • 01:06 - What type of student is successful in this program?
    • 01:59 - Is the schedule structured or is it more open?
    • 02:36 - How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?
    • 03:50 - What do participants value most about their experience in the program?
    • 04:28 - What advice would you give to a new participant of the program?

    • Read the full transcript

      Transcript of our interview with Brittany, Director of Summer Programs

      What is unique about Stanstead College Summer Camps?

      I think our program is unique because it's really a fully immersive environment. The students aren't only learning their second language while they're in classes—during outdoor activities, they're also encouraged to speak the language that they're learning. And they'll be put into a group that’s learning the same language. 

      Their roommates are always from a different country and they’re there to learn the same language. When we're out on excursions, we're always really encouraging students to practice their second language in a real-world environment. 

      What type of student is successful at Stanstead College Summer Camps?

      The type of child who's typically successful in our camp is one who's willing and wants to embrace new experiences. We understand that not all kids come from the same background and have the same experience. So we encourage kids to embrace new experiences and to want to do so. It doesn't matter if they've never tried it before or participated in the activity, we just want them to want to try new things. 

      So if a child has a willingness to embrace a new experience and everything this camp has to offer, they usually do very well. As for activity levels, I would say about 65% of our activities at our camp are more active outdoor activities. Typically, the children who enjoy our camp are excited to be outside and try different activities, and all of our activities are always adapted to be inclusive so everyone can enjoy them.

      Is your schedule structured or is it more open?

      The schedule is pretty structured for the most part. Students do, though, have some freedom during the weekend to choose off-campus activities, and there are workshops two afternoons a week where students get to pick what they'd like to improve upon or learn about. Sometimes it will be a sport, and sometimes it will be cooking, science, or something else. But for the most part, during the week they are in classes in the morning, then they have their afternoon activities, then they have a class in the evening, and then they have a little bit of free time. But for the most part, those things are pretty set. 

      How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?

      We do our best to first have an environment that is filled with positive reinforcements. So by celebrating good behaviours, students end up mimicking those good behaviours because they too want to be celebrated. So for example, if a student is always speaking the language that they're there to learn during our weekday assembly, they'll get a prize for going above and beyond and they’re celebrated by everyone. 

      Thus, typically, we don’t have many behavioural issues because all students want to be rewarded by the staff. If we do need to step in for behavioural issues, we usually have a three-strike policy after they have met with their teacher outdoor leader, and they usually also meet with me, the camp director. Then the student will have to miss an activity or free time, and if they get a third strike, we call home and send a letter to the parents..

      That’s typically how it works. However, there are cases where we will skip all those steps, for instance, if there’s bullying or anything like that.

      What do students value most about their experience at Stanstead College Summer Camps?

      The confidence that they gain from coming here and the confidence in speaking a new language. They also become so much more independent after they've been here. A lot of these kids travel from across the world. They travel alone, so just getting here is a big step for them. 

      Overall, learning a new language, developing independence, becoming more comfortable stepping out of their comfort zone, and making lifetime friends are huge benefits for the kids. Also, I'm always taken aback by how close all the students and staff become.

      What advice would you give to a new child attending Stanstead College Summer Camps?

      I would say try to be open to trying new things and always make an effort to step out of your comfort zone. Often, kids in the first week are really nervous about stepping out of their comfort zone. We always encourage them to do so. And then by the end, they are thriving, they're super excited, and they would have been really disappointed if they had not taken that opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone, make new friends, and create lifelong memories. 



    Review(s) of Stanstead College Summer Camps

    Read all 6 reviews

    Theresa McVea (Parent)Canadian Parent

    As a NB parent who randomly searched out 'immersion summer camps' on the internet, I was amazed and overjoyed at the quality of teaching and care provided. Phenomenal :D She cant wait to go back next year

    Martine Gonthier (Parent)I highly recommend Stanstead

    I sent my 2 daughters (12 and 13 years old) last summer at the Stanstead Summer camp for the first time in the English Program. I thought 4 weeks would be a bit long and even my 12 years old was a bit hesitant to go for such a long time…After 3 days at the camp, they told me how cool it was, and they wished the camp would last for the whole summer! They had so much fun, met new friends from abroad with whom they are still in contact every week…They improved a lot not only their English skills but also Spanish since there were lots of kinds from Mexico, Dominican Republic and even a few from Spain. They enjoyed every moment at the camp, especially outdoors activities and weekend excursions. I highly recommend Stanstead! It is such a nice place, and the camp has an amazing organization. My girls are talking about the camp all the time and are looking forward to going back next year. ... Read More

    Robert Kaczynski (Parent)French Islands Parents

    Our two children attended Stanstead Camp in the English division for the first time this year and they were incredibly happy to be there, even if they were far from home. The camp itself was organized very professionally and with great quality. It is evident that the camp was well balanced between work and play because our kids were always busy but always happy! Our daughter was the youngest student in her group but always felt like she was taken care of and respected! A lot of her success was thanks to the teacher of ESL group 2B (special thanks to you), as well as the helpful hand of other teachers and instructors. Our kids are already counting down the days to go back to camp, for even longer if possible! Our greatest thanks, yet again ... Read More

    Magali Tite Jasaron (Parent)Revenus Enchantes

    Mes fils sont revenus enchantés et parlent déjà de l'an prochain.... Les animateurs sont très professionnels, disponibles et chaleureux. C'est vraiment une grande opportunité pour les enfants de devenir autonomes, d'apprendre l'anglais et de lier connaissance avec des jeunes d'autres horizons et d'autres cultures ... Read More

    Aleksandrov Family (Parent)2 kids for 2 years

    It was a great experience for our children. We are really grateful for your amazing adventure trips, delicious meals and very warm atmosphere. It goes without saying that the teacher and staff are professional, friendly and always ready to hel ... Read More

    Viviane Valentini Drinko (Parent)Viviane Valentini Drinko

    Summer camp 2016 excelente !!!! 30 dias de atividades, aulas, passeios, novas amizades. Professores e monitores super atenciosos. Dias que minha filha jamais esquecerá.

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    450 Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0, Canada



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    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Our camps are held at our world-class campus in the Eastern Townships, in Quebec, Canada.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Stanstead College Summer Camps technology free? Students are strongly encouraged to bring only one electronic device to camp. Every night before bed, all electronic devices are handed in to staff. This is to encourage campers to get a goodnight of sleep. For the first week of camp, students are not allowed to use their electronic devices. This helps students get settled into camp more quickly and make friends, thereby reducing their chances of homesickness.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Baseball Diamond
    • Basketball Court
    • Gymnasium
    • Ice Rink
    • Running Track
    • Soccer Field
    • Tennis Court(s)
    • Weight Room

    Landscape

    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: There’s no better time or place to learn or improve your skills than summertime in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Our campus is just a few minutes’ walk from the Vermont Canada-U.S. border and an hour and a half from Montreal. Stanstead College offers superb classroom, athletic and living facilities ideal for getting the most out of your summer quest! The campus includes five separate residences, a full-service dining room, and beautiful, well-equipped classrooms. Moreover, there are indoor and outdoor athletic facilities including two gymnasiums, fitness centers, squash and tennis courts, multiple fields and the state-of-the-art Pat Burns Arena. Stanstead College offers a safe, secure learning environment in the heart of the countryside. This is how summer learning should be!



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    For some students, this may be their first birthday away from home, so we do our best to make their day special. They are presented with a birthday cake the week of their birthday, a handmade poster is pinned up at the Sunday dance, and 'Happy Birthday' is sung at morning assembly.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    We have options to rent residences with meals included as well as access to academic or athletic facilities. Ice rental at our on campus arena is also possible. We can also facilitate transportation for groups.


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Marisol Calva, Summer Programs Coordinator

    Dear Parents,

    It is a pleasure to introduce you to Stanstead College and our world-class, one-of-a-kind catalogue of camps.

    Summer memories are made here! 

    Ready for a challenge? An adventure? New friends? New sights? A summer like no other?

    Welcome to Stanstead College Summer Camps! With over 35 years of experience, we offer specialized programs that always keep in mind what summer should be - fun! Whether you join us to learn a second (or third!) language or to push your hockey skills to the next level, Stanstead College Summer Camps offer quality, fully supervised sessions that young campers will never forget.

    We are proud to welcome kids from all around the world to our Language Adventure camp who want to learn French, English or beginner Spanish as a second or third language! Our programs have a lot to offer, and kids really enjoy their time with us. It is a great opportunity for them to combine language learning with having fun, making new friends and discovering Quebec and Canada. They get so much out of this experience!

    The Stanstead College Hockey Camps are intensive programs designed to challenge players mentally and physically. Our experienced coaches know what is expected from elite athletes to make it to the next level. The sessions are high intensity, with lots of feedback and correction.

    I hope that we will have the chance to welcome your child soon!

    Marisol Calva

    Stanstead College Summer Camps

     



    In the News

    April 29, 2019
    Language Adventure Summer 2019

    Summer memories made here! Spend an unforgettable Summer learning French, English or Spanish! ... Read More



    Stories

    • For a positive change!

      "My two sons attended the Summer Language Adventure at Stanstead College this past summer. They are both Mexican and took the French program. After camp they came back with more self-confidence and an appreciation for other cultures and I was so impressed by the changes in them. They made many local and international friends and were so excited about all the activities they did an all the wonderful places they got to see. I cannot thank the staff at the school enough for all their hard work and dedication during those weeks with all those children!! My sons look forward to returning to Stanstead next summer."

    • A great experience!

      "In our opinion, it was a great experience for our children. We are really grateful for this useful and interesting language program, for your amazing adventure trips, delicious meals and very warm atmosphere. It goes without saying that the teachers and staff are professional, friendly and always ready to help."

    • The best camp ever!

      "I think that Stanstead College Summer Camp was the best camp that I've ever been to. They are so kind, and the classes were always interesting, the workshops were amazing, camping was really fun. They have a lot of activities!!!! Keep Rocking, Stanstead!!!"




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