Every Summer we offer amazing summer camps which are specially designed to give younger learners an opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the English language and Canadian culture.
All of the participants will have English language instruction and a wide range of innovative activities. Our highly-trained and qualified instructors follow a structured curriculum, which focuses on vocabulary building, functional English, communicative grammar, writing, speaking, reading, and listening activities. Our qualified staff lead students on exciting activities which extend language learning beyond the classroom and allow our students to enjoy nature and build strong friendships.
English language and Canadian cultural immersion are essential parts of the camp. All campers are required to communicate in English at all times. Our transformational learning programs focus on communicative English language and functional skills for a variety of situations. Campers can learn through real life practice, through their daily routines and their lessons. By the end of our camp, all participants will feel their level of fluency has improved tremendously.
The programs we designed aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. We encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions. We want to assist students to achieve both their personal and academic goals. We will encourage them, engage them and challenge them.
Being located at the base of Mount Baldy with our own direct access to Shawnigan Lake allows us to provide an adventurous and inspirational outdoor education program. This program will encourage campers to develop an appreciation for nature and a love for the outdoors. Campers will learn the basic skills of canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Along with these activities we will also include teaching risk management, planning, survival skills, shelter building, fire building, trail building, tree care and other essential outdoor skills. As well, we offer Art programs for students who would like to expand their creative experiences in the visual arts. We promote imagination, creativity and production.
Our beautiful campus is located in a peaceful and safe community located in the Cowichan Valley. Our lakeside dormitories provide a warm and comfortable family atmosphere for all the campers. We have school security cameras to ensure the safety of our students. Our dedicated residence team cares and supports our campers during their stay at St. John’s Academy and provides 24/7 support. We provide housekeeping, nutritious meals and snacks, high quality cleaning and laundry service for all of our residents.