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Teens Language & Adventures Camp - Burnaby Mountain, Vacouver. Canada

INTRODUCTION

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Teenage Adventure Program

The residential Teenage Adventure Program in offered in the summer and it is hosted at an University campus. It is an all inclusive program and built for students ages from 14 to 17 years old. Students come from different parts of the world to learn, have fun and make friends. The program is a combination of English classes, activities and excursions. All of them under the 24/7 supervision of the Camps staff.

 

The program price includes all the following:

  • Two way airport service
  • Full Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Residential accommodation with shared washrooms
  • All meals
  • 20 English Classes per week, all its study materials, exams, certificate of attendance and report card
  • Everyday activities and lots of excursions, all its tickets included
  • The Camp staff 24/7 on site
  • Internet access

THE ACCOMMODATION

Students are hosted at the beautiful University Campus. The residences are safe and there is campus security at all times around. All students have single rooms and students are accommodated by gender in the different floors. Each residence has one common room per floor.

 

Rooms

  • Single bed
  • Dresser
  • Shelving
  • Desk
  • Chair

 

Services

  • Students have access to internet in the residence
  • Laundry machine in each house. (Each wash or dry costs $1.60).

 

Common Room

  • One common room per floor
  • TV
  • Microwave

 

Facilities

  • Soccer field
  • Basketball court
  • Pool
  • Mini-football table
  • Gym

 

Meals

Meals are served in the cafeteria of the campus and include a wide variety of healthy options. Students get breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Sometimes on certain weekends students will get brunch and dinner. Usually when going out packed lunches or dinners are available. The food options, include but not limited to; pastas, pizzas, burgers, hot meals, salads and a lot more. The cafeteria can also accommodate most dietary needs.

 

Security

We consider safety as one of the most important aspects of its programs and we put a huge amount of effort into ensuring that the students have a great time while being safe. Camp’s staff lives with students on campus and is available 24/7 for them.

Every student has ID Cards with the emergency contacts on, they never leave campus unaccompanied by a staff member or their group leader. There is an office on campus that is open everyday for students to ask questions and receive the right answer.

THE ACTIVITIES

A typical day

07:00 Wake up
07:30-08:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:50 English Class
10:00 – 10:50 English Class
11:00 – 11:50 English Class
12:00 – 12:55 English Class
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 18:30 Afternoon Activities and Trips
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:15 – 21:45 Evening Activities
22:00 – 22:30 Quiet hours and lights out

 

The English Classes

Our English program is composed of 20 English classes per week. Each class is 50 minutes. The English classes happen from Monday to Friday in the mornings. The average number of students per class is 14 to 15. There are 5 different levels that students are put into. All our teachers are qualified to teach English in Canada.

 

Every Monday students take a test to determine their language level. When assigning students to their levels three major criteria are taken into consideration; English proficiency, nationality and age.

 

The first 3 daily classes focus on grammar, listening and speaking and reading and writing. The fourth class is an elective class that focuses more on the practical side of the English language. Such classes can be; Arts and Drama, Journalism, Test preparations etc.

 

At the end of their program upon successful completion the students receive a Certificate of Attendance as well as Report Card outlining their progress during the program.

 

Activities

The activities program runs everyday and it is a very important component of the Camps. It usually happens after school in the afternoons and evenings as well as during the whole day on weekends. The activities and the excursions are led by our expert Activity Coordinators. They are dedicated, qualified and enthusiastic people who will ensure your experience is second to none.

 

The activities program is build having in mind the age range of the students and their wishlists. It will involve a lot of projects as well as time for themselves to enjoy.

 

  • Welcome orientation
  • Granville Island
  • Explore Vancouver Commercial Drive
  • Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Bowling
  • Model United Nations
  • Grouse GRND hiking trip
  • Aquarium
  • Beach day
  • Extreme Air Park
  • Bigger and Better
  • Klahowya Village
  • Cassino Night Party
  • Cycling the seawall Stanley Park
  • Victoria Trip
  • Camp Flah Mob
  • Lynn Canyon
  • Tap Workshops
  • Salmon Hatchery
  • Star Gazing at the Space Centre
  • Metropolis
  • Playland
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Blodel Consevatory
  • Amazing Race
  • CBC Tour
  • Movie night
  • Student Disco
  • Deep Cove

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Amazing location nestled on 430 park acres on Burnaby Mountain, only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Attractions nearby include; Burnaby Art Gallery, Village Museum, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Heights, Metrotown and more.

 

Getting Here

International airports near Vancouver, Canada

10 km: Vancouver, Canada (YVR / CYVR) Vancouver International Airport

87 km: Victoria, Canada (YYJ / CYYJ) Victoria International Airport

111 km: Victoria, Canada (YWH / CYWH) Victoria Inner Harbour Airport

185 km: San Juan Island, WA (FBS / W33) Friday Harbor Seaplane Base

206 km: Roche Harbor, WA (RCE / W39) Roche Harbor Seaplane Base

 

Domestic airports near Vancouver, Canada

6 km: Coal Harbour, Canada (CXH / CYHC) Vancouver Harbour Water Airport

10 km: Vancouver, Canada (YVR / CYVR) Vancouver International Airport

71 km: Abbotsford, Canada (YXX / CYXX) Abbotsford International Airport

77 km: Bellingham, WA (BLI / KBLI) Bellingham International Airport

87 km: Victoria, Canada (YYJ / CYYJ) Victoria International Airport

101 km: Nanaimo, Canada (YCD / CYCD) Nanaimo Airport

182 km: Orcas, WA (WSX / WA83) Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base

219 km: Eastsound, WA (ESD / KORS / ORS) Orcas Island Airport

 

Local airports near Vancouver, Canada

26 km: Delta, Canada (YDT / CZBB) Boundary Bay Airport

45 km: Pitt Meadows, Canada (CYPK) Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

50 km: Blaine, WA (BWS) Blaine Municipal Airport

60 km: Eastsound, WA (QQS) Waldronaire

63 km: Montague Harbour, Canada (YMF) Montague Harbour Airport

66 km: Sechelt, Canada (YHS / CAP3) Sechelt Aerodrome

69 km: Miners Bay, Canada (YAV / CYAV / CAW7) Mayne Island Water Aerodrome

71 km: Ganges Harbor, Canada (YGG / CAX6) Ganges Water Aerodrome

79 km: Squamish, Canada (YSE / CYSE) Squamish Airport

84 km: Nanaimo, Canada (ZNA / CAC8) Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What documents are my children required to have during the flight? During the program?

Valid passport and visa (depending on nationality). We will issue a confirmation of enrolment letter prior to arrival confirming your child’s place on the course, which can be used for applying for a Visa. Please contact us if you require more information about this.

  • What is the age of the students participating in the program?

Children’s Adventure Program – the ages are from 7 to 12 years old, inclusive.

Teenage Adventure Program – the ages are from 13 – 17 years old, inclusive.

  • Who is going to pick up and drop off my child at the airport?

If you have requested this service, a The Camp staff member will be at the airport waiting for them. Upon receiving the flight details, we will organize the service. Please make sure your child looks for our Camp International logo. In the event that the child cannot find the staff member, please call us at 647 995 2068. As long as we have received the correct flight information in time we will be there for the students.

Please note: We must receive the correct flight info at least 7 days in advance

  • What happens if there is no one at the airport waiting for my child?

Your child’s Confirmation of Enrolment Letter will confirm the full details of who to contact in an emergency – the driver and also the Centre Manager’s mobile telephone number will be provided and they will assist you immediately.

  • Can my child join the program on a weekday (Monday to Friday)?

At the Camp it is Sunday arrival and Sunday departure. For any students arriving on a different day, we will charge an $80 non-Sunday arrival surcharge fee. Please check the Dates and Prices section above for more details.

  • Is my child always accompanied by an adult during all activities?

Yes, your child will always be accompanied by our staff at all times during the activities. Sometimes, upon written permission by paretns teenagers are welcome to explore the area on their own. Certain time restrictions apply.

  • Are meals included in the package? What kind of food will they eat?

All meals are included in the program package for your child. They include breakfasts, lunches, brunches and dinners. Sometimes on weekends students may have brunches instead of lunches. There is a lot of healthy variety for children to choose from such as grill stations, made-to-order pasta, deli stations, salads, pizza shops, hot meals and much more

  • If my child is allergic to food and/or other things who do we notify?

You must make sure that upon registration you inform us on any medical condition or dietary needs. Please do so in the registration form as well as by filling out the appropriate health forms sent to you

  • What facilities are there on campus?

Teenagers have access to a lot of outdoor as well as indoor facilities. They include; soccer fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, recreational rooms and a lot more

  • How do I communicate with my the student?

There are a few ways you can communicate with them. They have access to internet. They have access to a pay phone and we also provide an emergency phone for parents to call

  • Can my child bring his/her cell phone?

Yes, they can. However cell phones are strictly prohibited during class times and organized events. We reserve the right to take control of it if we believe it is interrupting the program

  • How much pocket money should my child bring?

This will depend on the personal spending habits of the child, however we suggest between $50 to $75 weekly should be more than enough.

  • Is there any safe place where my child can leave their valuables?

In the residential program, every child has a key to their room and it is safe to leave their valuables inside. Should the child or family request, we are able to store their traveling documents and/or flight papers and give them back to the child before they leave. Please note that although we believe the residence is a safe place, we always recommend that children take extra caution about their valuables and never leave them unattended.

  • Is it possible to do laundry on campus?

A weekly laundry service is provided. IF students would like to wash additional clothing at different times, there are laundry facilities they can use. The cost is $1.75 per wash or dry.

  • What clothes should my child bring to the summer program?

Everyday clothes to wear to school, loose clothes suitable for sport and definitely something waterproof. The weather in Toronto can be unpredictable so pack something warm as well.

  • Can my child leave campus?

As safeguarding is a priority for us, students will only be allowed to leave the campus under staff supervision.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Start Dates

Session Overnight Program
Week 3 Jul 2
Week 4 Jul 9
Week 5 Jul 16
Week 6 Jul 23

Program Fees

Program 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
Overnight $1815 $3430 $5045 $6660

Prices are in Canadian dollars, per person

 

Other Services & Costs

Service Fee
Extra night of stay $185
Custodianship Fee $105
UM Accompaniment Service Fee $75/each way
Non-Sunday arrival surcharge $84
Refundable Residential Damage Deposit (paid cash upon check-in) $105
Private/Semi-private tutorials package – 5 classes $315
Laundry: Each wash or dry costs  $1.60

Prices are in Canadian dollars, per person

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