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ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College

Looking for residential summer ESL program? ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College is located on the expansive and well-appointed campus of Pickering College. Sessions are offered to students 12 to 18 years of age who want to learn English and while having a great summer camp experience.

 

What are ESL camps?

At an ESL camp, kids seven years old or older are encouraged to develop their English skills while having the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. These types of camps offer additional academic courses as well as traditional activities like kayaking and swimming.

Coming to Pickering College was definitely an awesome decision. You get the opportunity to improve your English while participating in many fun activities and trips. You also immerse in the Canadian culture and build friendships with people from around the world."

Why attend an ESL camp?

Whether your child is having some difficulty with English or wants to hone their understanding, they’ll be deeply involved in the language through daily learning, team building and cultural activities. Campers are expected to speak English throughout the day through formal or informal activities so your child will always have the opportunity to enhance their language skills.

At overnight camps especially, campers share rooms with students from other countries and benefit from the social interaction and cultural exchange with peers who are also learning English. Camps may integrate international students with children of immigrants so that children are learning alongside other children from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Find the right ESL camp

When searching for an ESL camp, you may want to consider factors such as location, specific programs, and other criteria that suit your child's needs and interests. Narrow down a short list of camps to contact with questions, request more information or plan a camp visit if possible to get a sense of the camp's environment. If your child is visiting Canada to attend an ESL camp, you may like to read these tips and guidelines for international campers.

When considering ESL camps, here are some questions you may want to ask:

  • What are the instructor-to-camper ratios?
  • What are the qualifications of the instructors?
  • How much time is spent on formal ESL activities?
  • How much time is spent on non-formal ESL activities?
  • How do the activities relate to ESL instruction and retention of information?
  • Can you provide testimonials from other campers and parents?

 

TIP: ESL teachers with public school teaching qualifications and experience are on hand at many camps and provide dedicated instruction that will help to extend their English learning throughout the summer months into the new school year. Some camps also combine ESL with a TOEFL.

Explore ESL camps options from across Canada listed below, with many from Ontario and Quebec.


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List of ESL camps and programs

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Focus Learning   
Focus Learning is a STEM-focused learning centre. Our goal is for young learners to discover their inner curiosity and learn to learn! We are adding Minecraft: Education Edition, and BizKids Academy this summer!

Newtonbrook, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $355/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 355 4-17 0 Newtonbrook, Toronto, Don Mills, Toronto, Markham
ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College   
An exciting 4-week Summer Camp for International students aged 12-18 who want to learn and improve on the English Language. 110hours of ESL classroom instruction+Outdoor Activity Trip. Includes TOEFL Junior Assessment.

Newmarket

ESL

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $5,600/month
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 5600 12-18 1 Newmarket
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 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $3,550/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 3550 11-18 2 Fort Erie
Ridley College Summer Programmes   
Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Experience Niagara, Multisport Camp, Lego Robotics, Rowing and many more!

St. Catharines

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $260/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 260 4-17 3 St. Catharines
Frontier Trails ESL Camp   
Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented.

Eganville; Ottawa

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $630/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 630 6-16 4 Eganville, Ottawa
Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp   
Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

California

Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $2,995/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 2995 10-17 5 California
RNS Camps   
Camps run year round - day camps throughout the year and overnight and day camps in the summer. Camps range from hockey to soccer to multisport to STEAM/STEM to ESL.

Rothesay

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $120/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 120 6-18 6 Rothesay
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.

Toronto; Montreal

Education: FSL

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $750/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 750 7-17 7 Toronto, Montreal
Camps offering ESL as an activity
Muskoka Woods   
Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

Rosseau

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $999/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 999 7-17 0 Rosseau
Camp Nominingue   
An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

Mont-Tremblant

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $730/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Boys 730 7-16 1 Mont-Tremblant
Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre   
Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.

Ottawa; Eganville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $630/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 630 4-16 2 Ottawa, Eganville
Innovation Camp Thinnox   
Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

Mississauga

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $250/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed 250 6-18 3 Mississauga
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

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $240/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 240 4-17 4 Montreal
The Wylde Swan   
Grow into a citizen of the world with this unique summer camp offering international travel, sailing aboard a tall-ship, education in geography, environmental sciences, leadership, communication skills, and so much more!

International

Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills

  • Ages 14 to 25
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,599/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1599 14-25 5 International
TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
TAC Sports specializes in developing confidence and skills through sports, leadership, martial arts and S.T.E.M programs. 4-16, Co-ed. Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues around the GTA! Grow. Lead. Learn with TAC!

Richmond Hill; Vaughan; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 3.5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3.5-16 6 Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Bayview Village, Toronto, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto
UCC Summer Life   
A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International Students ages 10 to 15.

Forest Hill, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 10 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $4,995/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 4995 10-15 7 Forest Hill, Toronto
Discovery Day Camp   
Science camp, sports camp and arts camp rolled into one (activities from robotics to soccer), this Toronto day camp also offers after care.

Richmond Hill

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $230/week
Day Coed 230 4-15 8 Richmond Hill
Swallowdale Camp   
An overnight camp in Rosseau offering adventure and a variety of land and water activities. Our beautiful lakefront camp is the ideal place for children to spend their summer making new friend and learning new skills!

Rosseau

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 9 Rosseau
Bishop's College School Summer Language Camp   
Offers many sports summer camp activities along with ESL and FSL integration. Activities include golf, horseback riding and much more.

Sherbrooke

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $4,200/month
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 4200 11-16 10 Sherbrooke
Camp Ouareau   
This Quebec all-girls overnight summer camp offers a variety of activities and leadership opportunities, as well as a unique language program. A chance to grow in confidence & independence, and develop language skills!

Saint-Donat

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $2,210/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls 2210 6-16 11 Saint-Donat
Camp Tournesol   
A day camp in the GTA where kids aged four to fourteen have fun in French. Grouped by age and skill levels, campers participate in songs, games, sports, crafts, water day, french shows and much more.

Ontario (8)

Education: FSL

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $265/week
Day, Overnight Coed 265 4-14 12 Oakville, Junction Triangle, Toronto, Mississauga, Bayview Village, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Bedford Park, Toronto, Bracebridge, Danforth Village, Toronto, Aurora, Grange Park, Toronto, Throughout Ontario
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

Bloor West Village, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $385/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 385 4-12 13 Bloor West Village, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Thornhill   
Educational summer camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

Thornhill; Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $149/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 149 3-18 14 Thornhill, Markham
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal & Laval's #1 lifestyle summer day camp that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 to 15! Registration is Open for 2018!

Montreal; Laval

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 200 3-15 15 Montreal, Laval
Camp North Star   
A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

Maine

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $3,100/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 3100 7-17 16 Maine
Lovell International Camps   
Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

International

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $800/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 17 International
Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.   
A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014.

Ste. Clotilde

Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $985/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 985 8-17 18 Ste. Clotilde
Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps   
Located in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps stand unique among camps in that we incorporate sports-specialty camps within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.

Vermont

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,575/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1575 7-15 19 Vermont
Prestige School Summer Programme   
A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more.

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $280/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 280 3-12 20 Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill
Camp Kodiak   
An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

Parry Sound

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 21 Parry Sound
Sylvan Learning London   
Sylvan EDGE camps and classes will introduce your child to new and fun experiences in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tutoring & homework help also available.

London

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $95/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 95 3-18 22 London
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.

International

Education: Language Studies

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $2,200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 2200 7-17 23 International
Cedar Ridge Camp   
Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

Bancroft

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $890/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 890 7-16 24 Bancroft
Bee Smart Learning Centre   
Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, orchestra, theatre and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

Thornhill

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $180/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 180 3-16 25 Thornhill
Test Preparation Services   
One-on-one or small group home and online tutoring in over 30 types of standardized tests including PSAT, SAT, ACT and OSSLT. Services include IB instruction and proficiency exams such as IELTS, CAEL, TOEFL and CanTEST

Ottawa; Gatineau

Education: Academic/Tutoring

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $240/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 240 12-18 26 Ottawa, Gatineau
Base de Plein Air Mont-Tremblant   
Summer camp offering a program of outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, camp fires, camping, counselor training etc.

Mont-Tremblant

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $725/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 725 7-16 27 Mont-Tremblant
Sylvan Learning Ottawa   
Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

Ottawa

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $129/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 129 5-18 28 Ottawa
Ryerson Performance Youth and Community Programs   
Theatre day camp that introduces kids, teens, and adults to the joys of performing, and trains those looking to pursue theatre. Develop self-confidence & social skills while exploring the world of the stage.

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto

Art : Theatre Arts

  • Ages 4 to 99
  • Coed
  • Day
from $325/session
sessions & dates
Day Coed 325 4-99 29 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Downtown East, Toronto
Wilvaken   
Bilingual (Fr/En), traditional summer camp offering water and land sports, such as sailing, water-skiing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

Magog

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $2,195/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 2195 6-15 30 Magog
Camp Mère Clarac   
Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec.

Saint-Donat

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $444/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 444 4-16 31 Saint-Donat
CAMP ALI MONTREAL   
A summer camp that focuses on language training with an option for interactive sports in state of the art facilities at McGill University in downtown Montreal.

Montreal

Education: Language Studies

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $400/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 400 10-16 32 Montreal
UTutor Education Centre   
A professional after school tutoring centre with dedicated and experienced tutor professionals helping students get their academic success, from High school to University pathway programs.

Willowdale, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 22
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $100/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 100 12-22 33 Willowdale, Toronto
WillowWood School Summer Programs   
WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, leadership programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

Don Mills, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
Day Coed 200 6-17 34 Don Mills, Toronto
Camp Pillsbury   
A coed overnight camp with over 100 activities, including circus arts, musical theater, sports, dance, technology, horseback riding, water sports, extreme sports, gymnastics, archery, role playing games, and much more.

Minnesota

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $349/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 349 6-17 35 Minnesota
Academic Camp Canada   
A challenging academic camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including sciences, maths and even robotics, complimented with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular waterfront campus on the Pacific Ocean!

Mill Bay; International

Education (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $6,000/3 weeks
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 6000 12-18 36 Mill Bay, 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 $1,000/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 1000 11-17 37 Stanstead
Institute of Canadian Education   
Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

New Toronto, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $25/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 38 New Toronto, Toronto
AEMbots.com   
We have established an award winning robotics program. Our Robotics Program serves to stimulate the student's interest in robotics while simultaneously gaining life experience through project building and team work.

Vaughan

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $35/day
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 35 6-14 39 Vaughan
Lynn-Rose Heights Adventure Quest Camp   
Lynn-Rose Heights Adventure Quest Camp is a unique and specifically designed "Reach Ahead Program" and "Adventure Camp". Campers work on Mathematics and Language curriculum.

Mississauga

Education: Academic/Tutoring

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $110/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 110 4-12 40 Mississauga
Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club   
Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

South Annex, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $250/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Day Coed 250 5-16 41 South Annex, Toronto
La Citadelle Summer Camp   
La Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July.

York Mills, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $350/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 350 2.5-12 42 York Mills, Toronto
The Gow School Summer Program   
A summer camp for students with dyslexia, ADHD and SLD. Academics, traditional camp and weekend trips round out the program.

New York

Education (multi)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $4,800/5 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 4800 8-16 43 New York
Lakefield Camp International   
Lakefield Camp is a traditional Canadian overnight summer camp that offers various outdoor & indoor land/water sports & activities, from sailing to theater arts, a complete ropes course, language classes & so much more!

Lakefield

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 9 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,300/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1300 9-17 44 Lakefield
No Strings Theatre   
A multi-faceted theatre arts day camp ideal for youths aged 12-21. Programs include dance, music, theatre arts, acting, vocal training,and collaborative theatre-making experience.

Downtown West, Toronto

Education: Musical Theatre

  • Ages 12 to 21
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $350/week
Day, Program Coed 350 12-21 45 Downtown West, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Burlington   
TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

Burlington

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 46 Burlington
Sylvan Learning Hamilton   
TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

Hamilton

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 47 Hamilton
Sylvan Learning Guelph   
Join us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM!

Guelph

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3-17 48 Guelph

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