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2019 Canadian Leadership & English Summer Camp


Every year between July and August, Berton College organizes the Canadian Leadership & English Summer Camp on the campus of the University of British Columbia. As a leading English language school in Vancouver, Berton College strives to help students aspire for excellence and achieve lifelong success. To help students achieve this, we have designed a summer English camp program that aims to provide international students with a truly Canadian educational experience, in which students will be immersed in English through in-class learning experiences and a variety of outdoor activities during the camp.

During the camp, participants will live in UBC’s student dormitory and participate in some outdoor activities on the UBC campus. From Monday to Friday, they will attend English class every morning on the UBC campus and join a field trip every afternoon. During the weekends there will be day-tours to some of the move famous tourist attractions in the province.

The purpose of this summer camp

  • Improve international students’ English in an English speaking environment

  • Experience the UBC campus life and visit SFU and the University of Victoria 

  • Become familiar with the Canadian education system

  • Learn Canadian culture 

  • Make new friends and gain a global perspective

  • Nurture personal interest

  • Develop independence

  • Study with enthusiasm and joy

  • Dream of university

  • Overcome language barriers

  • Prepare for the future

  • By the end of the summer camp, each participant will get a Summer Camp Completion Certificate and a unique souvenir. Those who have excelled will receive a Future Leadership Certificate.

Our Features

Feature 1

A unique experience on UBC campus

  • Campers will live in UBC’s dormitory with two beds in each room

  • UBC has the best natural setting among the world’s universities 

  • UBC ranks top 40 in the world

  • Sports, music, and cultural events are held on UBC campus during summer

  • Sport, library, research resources are available 

  • Campers are supervised by staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Berton College will provide overseas-study and university-application packages to campers

Feature 2

A truly Canadian education experience

  • All classes are taught by senior instructors from Berton College

  • There are three-hour’s intensive English classes from Monday to Friday

  • Classes are categorized in themes relevant to the Canadian context

  • Classes consist of intensive speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary

  • All classes are in small groups with maximum of 15 students per class

  • An English-only policy will be implemented

Feature 3

A variety of field trips and activities

  • All famous attractions and sites in the province, including Down-town Vancouver, Canada Place, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Granville Island, UBC Museums, Science World, Suspension Bridge, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Butchart Gardens, Down-town Victoria, BC Parliament Buildings, Whistler etc. 

  • Adventure activities: Lynn Valley Park, Jericho Beach, Wreck Beach, Blue-berry U-pick, Pacific Spirit Park, etc. 

  • Sports games: basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, swimming, boating, golf, etc. 


Summer Camp Dates: July 20 - August 3

Important issues

  • Passport and other valuable personal belongings will be kept by camp supervisors

  • Safety first. Campers will not be allowed to leave the group without permission from the supervisors

  • Daily schedule:

    • 7:30-8:30 am breakfast,

    • 9:00 am-12:00 pm morning class,

    • 12:00-1:00 pm lunch;

    • 1:00 -6:00 pm field trip,

    • 6:00-7:00 pm dinner;

    • 7:00-9:00 pm evening activities,

    • 10 pm bed time.

    • Weekends/public holidays: daily trip

  • Daily activities may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Summer camps fees include

  1. Tuition: all classes, teaching materials, completion certificate

  2. Housing: UBC dormitory housing (two beds per room). Laundry fees and key deposit not included;

  3. Three daily meals: breakfast and lunch in terms of buffet will be provided at the UBC student cafeteria. Dinner will be provided at UBC or a nearby restaurant

  4. Transportation: airport pick-up and drop-off and school bus or ferry for field trips will be provided

  5. Tickets: all tickets to tourist sites will be included

  6. Insurance: Medical insurance (Can $2 million) and bus insurance (Can $5 million) will be provided

  7. Supervision: 24/7 supervision from Berton College will be provided

  8. Tour guide: included

Summer camps fees do not include:

  1. Passport application fee

  2. Notarization fee

  3. Personal expense (charged cable, telephone, extra beverages etc.)

  4. Plane tickets

  5. Visa application fee

  6. Other fees that are not listed above

* Note: The use of UBC's name in this document is strictly for the purpose of identifying the location at which Berton College is hosting this summer camp. Berton College has no affiliation with UBC and UBC is not involved in or responsible for the quality, suitability, delivery or other aspects of this summer camp in any way.

Contact Berton College to enroll or to get more information about this progrm

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