Appleby College’s Canadian Experience Camp brings together youth groups from around the world to learn, play and live on our beautiful campus. Our summer program provides participants ages 9 to 14 with an opportunity to immerse themselves in a truly unique Canadian experience, while exploring the beauty and culture of Canada through field trips and excursions. Programs run for two, three or four weeks in July and August and are designed for groups of 15 or more participants.
International campers participate in Appleby’s day camp program featuring a wide range of choices from Sports, Adventure, Arts, Media and Science activities. Appleby offers one of the largest summer camp programs of any Canadian independent school, attended by over 1,700 Canadian campers each summer. Programs are carefully designed and expertly instructed with fun and engaging skill building activities. International campers can integrate with Canadian peers and instructors and build long-lasting, cross-cultural friendships in a safe, diverse and welcoming environment.
After-camp each day, participants engage in organized recreational activities on our beautiful campus or enjoy activities and shopping in the local area. Customized English language or enrichment classes, such as dance, piano, vocal, science and culture, are offered on an optional basis and allow participants an opportunity for experience based learning.
Exciting full-day excursions are offered each weekend too many surrounding points of interest. Participants can explore the City of Toronto, ascend to the top of the world famous CN Tower and see nearby attractions, visit Canada’s Wonderland, tour the University of Toronto, see a Blue Jays (baseball) or a Toronto Football Club (soccer) game or go to the Toronto Zoo. Groups can also select from a variety of outdoor activities designed to truly enjoy Canada’s beauty. And of course, a trip to the spectacular Niagara Falls is included.
Groups can add options to extend their tour of Canada with pre-arranged packages to such destinations as a tour of Canada’s capital city Ottawa and the French-speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec City, or a full tour of Canada’s east coast where participants can experience its rugged natural beauty and the Atlantic Ocean.
While on campus, groups stay in our air-conditioned residences with access to all of Appleby’s outstanding educational, athletic and recreational facilities. Program fees include double accommodation, three nutritious meals per day, camp programs, medical insurance for each participant, local transportation and admission fees for all sightseeing activities. We also provide airport pick up and drop off service at no additional cost. Each participant must pay his/her own international airfare, visa fee and provide their own spending money.
With the health and safety of each participant as our utmost priority, we design our program with one goal in mind - that each participant will leave Appleby with a truly memorable experience, one that will last for the rest of his/her life.