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ESL summer camps

Find camps in Canada that specialize in ESL

 

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 canoeing and swimming.

 

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.

ESL summer camps

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

Camps that specialize in ESL
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  • 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

    ESL
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $599/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 599 6-16 0 Eganville
    ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College
    ESL summer camp held by Pickering College, for students aged 12 - 18 who want to learn English. 4 Weeks “All Inclusive” ESL Camp. 25 hours per week of language instruction. TOEFL Junior Test

    Newmarket

    ESL
    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $5,500/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 5500 12-18 1 Newmarket
    ESL Summer Experience @ Rothesay Netherwood School
    An Atlantic Canada Summer Experience, where participants not only hone their English language skills but also experience the East Coast of Canada.

    Rothesay

    ESL
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $3,850/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 3850 13-18 2 Rothesay
    Rosseau Lake College
    On the shores of Lake Rosseau, in the heart of Muskoka is a private school called Rosseau Lake College (RLC). Here, students take part in daily ESL lessons, practice English in the dining hall, and live in community with their peers.

    Rosseau

    ESL
    • Ages 11 to 16
    • Coed
    from $5,883/month
    sessions & dates
    Coed 5883 11-16 3 Rosseau
    Focus Learning
    Summer Camp that makes learning fun for ages 4-14. Gain confidence & skills in academics, chess, robotics, programming, and more. Small group learning, OCT teachers, outdoor activities & free extended care.

    Newtonbrook, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    Offers ESL sessions.
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $335/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 335 4-17 4 Newtonbrook, Toronto
    Ridley College Summer Programmes
    Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Symphony, Discover Canada, Multisport Camp, Lego Robotics, Entrepreneur Workshop, Rowing and many more!

    St. Catharines

    Education (multi)
    Offers ESL sessions.
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,100/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1100 8-17 5 St. Catharines
    Niagara Christian Collegiate
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's three Summer Camps!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    Offers ESL sessions.
    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,450/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 3450 11-18 6 Fort Erie
    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
    Offers ESL sessions.
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $690/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 690 7-17 7 Toronto, Montreal
    Fulford Academy
    Fulford Academy is an International Boarding School for students ages 11 to 17.

    Brockville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    Offers ESL sessions.
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $10,560/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 10560 11-17 8 Brockville
    Camps offering ESL as an activity
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  • Camp Ecolart
    A Montreal based summer and winter camp for kids and teens 4 to 17 featuring summer and winter sports, languages and visual arts programs.

    Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 240 4-17 0 Montreal
    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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $589/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 589 4-16 1 Ottawa, Eganville
    Muskoka Woods
    A Christian youth resort that welcomes young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from 50+ programs and activities. Creativity reigns, friendships flourish, confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $979/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 979 7-17 2 Rosseau
    JEI Learning Center-Canada
    JEI's great success has been based on the philosophy that all children have the potential to become creative and talented individuals.

    Davisville Village, Toronto; The Queensway, Toronto; Markham; Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $175/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 175 4-18 3 Davisville Village, Toronto, The Queensway, Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill
    CASMA Camps & Hoop House Basketball
    Sport, art and music camps, weekly lessons and after school programs in Toronto. Our experienced coaches and highly competitive rates are unparalleled by our competitors. Save 15% promo code OURKIDSCAMPEXPO.

    Bridle Path, Toronto; Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $125/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 125 4-14 4 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Swallowdale Camp
    An overnight camp in Huntsville 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!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $975/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 975 7-16 5 Huntsville
    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 Camp
    from $2,090/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 2090 6-16 6 Saint-Donat
    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 Camp
    from $680/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 680 7-16 7 Mont-Tremblant
    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 (11); Quebec (1)

    Education: FSL
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 240 4-16 8 Oakville, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mississauga, Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Bracebridge, Caledon, Peterborough Area, Tadoussac, Throughout Ontario
    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; Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 180 3-15 9 Richmond Hill
    CISS Montréal
    Teens and young adults have the choice of English or French language instruction, which is combined with specialty workshops and a variety of excursions designed to showcase the unique and beautiful culture of French Canada.

    Lachine

    Education: FSL
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,350/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1350 13-18 10 Lachine
    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 Camp
    from $915/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 915 8-17 11 Ste. Clotilde
    Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel
    Since 1983, thousands of teens have benefitted from our meaningful, rewarding and truly special summer experiences. Explore over 70 incredible itineraries that span 6 continents. The summer of a lifetime begins here!

    International; Montreal

    Travel
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,999/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2999 13-18 12 International, Montreal
    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; Montreal

    Education: Language Studies
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $342/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 342 8-16 13 Montreal
    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 10
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 4-10 14 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Lakefield Camp International
    Eastern Ontario overnight summer camp offers various outdoor sports and activities, from sailing to theatre arts to music and more.

    Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,195/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1195 9-16 15 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

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 11 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 11-21 16 Downtown West, Toronto
    Science Timmins
    Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors.

    Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 2-17 17 Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    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 Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 1100 6-17 18 Minnesota
    Bark Lake Leadership Centre
    Youth Leadership and Outdoor Education for youth from across Ontario and around the World!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages Varies
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $64/group
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 64 0-0 19 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Europe
    Camp Europe A wide array of summer camps around Europe (Germany, Ireland, England, Austria & Spain) Languages, Soccer, Leadership, Fitness, Adventure Sports & Science Camps. International Camp Counselor Training.

    International; International; International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 10-18 20 International
    Wilvaken
    A bilingual traditional Quebec summer camp in the Eastern Townships. Program and activities include FSL, ESL, riding,sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, swimming, hking/canoe trips, tennis and more! Mature trained staff.

    Magog

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,075/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2075 6-15 21 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-de-Montcalm

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $444/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 444 4-16 22 Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
    The Gow School Summer Program
    A New York summer camp where kids with special needs participate in horseback riding, swimming and more, including overnight camping.

    New York

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $3,800/5 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 3800 8-16 23 New York
    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 (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $100/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 100 4-12 24 Mississauga
    Bee Smart Learning Centre
    Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

    Thornhill

    Education: Math
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 180 3-14 25 Thornhill
    2 in 1 J. Addison Day Camp
    Educational day and overnight camp in Toronto with a variety of features, including ESL support, computer activities, arts and crafts, drama, dance, more.

    Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $120/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 120 4-12 26 Markham
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in one of the following: Sports, arts, music, French or English, math or fitness.

    Montreal; Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 3-15 27 Montreal

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