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Teen Travel and International Camp Programs

In an increasingly globalized economy, international travel programs can be your child’s passport to an exciting future. International travel programs are popular among Canadian students for the unique and enriching experience provided outside of the classroom. International travel encourages independence, communication, leadership and language skills, while fostering a greater understanding of the world and improving cultural sensitivity and understanding.

The benefit of international teen travel programs is that they provide unique travel experiences in a safe setting designed especially for youth. The friendships, lessons, languages and experiences learned while travelling to different parts of the world and exploring other cultures is truly a unique opportunity for youth.

Educational teen travel improves academic performance in students

International Travel Programs and Activities

A study performed by The Wagner Group found that adults who took educational trips between the ages of 12 and 18 had both better grades and higher incomes than those who did not travel. That's not all:

  • 86% said travel made them more intellectually curious.
  • 80% said travel made them more interested in school.
  • 52% said travel influenced their career choice.

Remarkable benefits for educational travel by teens and tweens

Max Muszynski was 13 when he attended a 2 week tripping camp.

"When I came back from my first long trip, my parents told me I had really changed. Before I went on the trip, I was a slacker in school; I wouldn't do the work I didn't feel like doing. I wasn't failing but I was doing pretty bad."

After his two week canoe-tripping program, Max changed. 

"During my trip, it was the first time I had actually been challenged and had to apply myself, or at least that's what I thought. Now, I take on challenges with an open mind and never give up!"

Max or his parents could never had imagined the life changing experience one teen travel trip could have on their son. What experiences will you provide your teenager?


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List of international and travel camps and programs

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  • Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure
    Set sail, haul the line, take the helm & climb aloft! Maybe earn a high school credit, meet new friends, challenge yourself, practice leadership skills, swim, eat great food & have fun sailing a 110' tall ship!

    New Brunswick (1); Nova Scotia (2); Ontario (4); Quebec (1); United States (1)

    Travel
    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $900/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 900 12-18 0 Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, Quebec City, Louisbourg, Lunenburg, Saint John, New York
    Teenagers Abroad
    Language programs in over 20 destinations worldwide! Learn a language and meet new people from all around the world. Participate in language courses in the morning, and supervised activities during the afternoon.

    International; International; International; International; International

    Education: Language Studies
    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $550/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 550 11-18 1 International
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland; Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 175 6-17 2 Orillia, Midland
    Camps offering international and travel as an activity
    ESL Summer Camp at Pickering College
    Pickering College ESL camp 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. Located in Newmarket, ON, 40 min from Toronto

    Newmarket

    ESL
    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $5,500/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 5500 12-18 0 Newmarket
    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 Camp
    from $2,340/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2340 6-16 1 Minden
    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and 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 Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 1000 10-17 2 Temagami
    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 Camp
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 240 4-17 3 Montreal
    Branksome Hall Day Camps
    A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

    Rosedale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $360/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 360 4-12 4 Rosedale, Toronto
    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 Camp
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 850 7-16 5 Parry Sound
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-ed motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

    California

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,395/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2395 8-17 6 California
    Canadian International Music Camp Inc
    Come and experience Nova Scotia at CIMC camp. Go whale watching, white water rafting and horse back riding, all while focusing on either Piano or ESL. Only 20 campers per session. Contact us today.

    New Ross

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $995/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 995 7-16 7 New Ross
    Learning Quest International
    Unique leadership/study skills programs to help teens achieve their true potential. Our leadership training, volunteering and engaging activities take teens outside of their comfort zone while having fun in Singapore!

    International

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 12 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,999/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 3999 12-17 8 International
    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 Camp
    from $715/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 715 7-17 9 Toronto, Montreal
    Toronto Brigantine
    A safe and challenging environment aboard the Tall Ships Pathfinder and Playfair on the Great Lakes (Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River). Develop leadership skills, confidence and friends as you work together as a team.

    Harbourfront, Toronto; International; Kingston

    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $150/day
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 150 13-18 10 Harbourfront, Toronto, International, Kingston
    YMCA Cedar Glen
    Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $220/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 220 4-16 11 King
    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College
    Catholic leadership camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Boys 150 13-18 12 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
    Blyth International Summers Program
    This summer travel program takes students to a variety of European and international destinations, engaging them in a unique and beneficial world academic and community service programs.

    Annex, Toronto

    Education: Credit Courses
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 750 13-18 13 Annex, Toronto
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp teaching Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Stress Management, & Social Skills! Each week includes Hands-On Cooking, Field Trips, Outdoor Activities, Creative Art, Fun Games, Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 350 6-12 14 Islington Village, Toronto
    Camp Pathfinder
    Est. 1914. This traditional boys' summer camp lies on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin Park. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and an exceptional staff.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 1000 7-16 15 Algonquin Park
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students and include highlights like a Tall Ship Adventure, Leadership, Yoga & Wellness, Hockey, etc. in addition to ESL and Language Excellence Camps.

    Stanstead; Halifax; Louisbourg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $950/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 950 11-17 16 Stanstead, Halifax, Louisbourg
    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

    ESL
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $444/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 444 4-16 17 Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight 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 Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-18 18 Temagami
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International; International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 5170 6-18 19 International
    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 Camp
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 260 7-18 20 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Camp Med-O-Lark
    A Co-ed Arts Camp situated on a pristine lake. We offer an all-elective program where campers create their own schedule from a wide array of activities such as Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Photography & much more.

    Maine

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,400/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 3400 8-16 21 Maine
    City of Pickering Camps & Programs
    Traditional day camps with choices to meet every childs interest, and every parents expectation! Arts, Sports, Adventure, Science, History, Specialty and more!

    Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $183/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 183 4-16 22 Pickering

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