Appleby College's Canadian Experience Camp (CEC) Program is designed to bring together international campers, either as individuals or groups, from around the world to live, play, and learn with Canadian campers on our beautiful lakefront campus. The program allows participants ages 10 to 12 to immerse themselves in a truly unique Canadian camp experience, while exploring the beauty and culture of Canada through recreational activities and exciting excursions.
International campers ages 10 to 12 are immersed in Appleby's outstanding day camp programs alongside Canadian peers. Each week, campers are able to choose a program from a variety of up to 30 camp options, where the number of international campers is limited to ensure immersion with Canadian campers.
Evenings and weekends are full of engaging activities and excursions to some of the region's most exciting attractions. Campers live in our comfortable boarding houses, and throughout their stay, build long-lasting, cross-cultural friendships in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Programs run for two and four weeks in July and August.
The Canadian Experience Camp gives international campers the opportunity to explore new interests, develop social skills, and face exciting challenges, all of which have the beneficial results of building character, enhancing confidence, and fostering independence.
We invite you to join us this summer!
Session A1: July 1 to July 12, 2024
Session A2: July 15 to July 26, 2024
Session B1: July 29 to August 9, 2024
Session B2: August 12 to August 23, 2024
Session A: July 1 to July 26, 2024
Session B: July 29 to August 23, 2024
Arrivals are on Sunday prior to program start, and departures on Saturday following final day of camp.
Canadian Experience Campers participate in Appleby's camp program each weekday which features a wide range of choices amongst Sports & Adventure, Arts & Media, and Science & Success. Appleby offers one of the largest summer camp programs of any Canadian independent school, attended by over 5,000 Canadian campers each summer. Programs are carefully designed and expertly instructed, delivering fun and engaging skill-building activities.
Arts & Media Camps: Sparking campers' creativity, self-confidence, and individual expression, the Arts & Media Camps are designed for campers who love music, media, visual, and performing arts. Options for campers with beginner level language skills include Acro, Cartoons and Comics, Visual Arts, Creations with Clay, and Made by Me. Those with intermediate level language kills can try programs such as Art & Design Photography, Backstage Tech, Digital Cartooning, and Fashion Design. For campers with advanced English, we also have options such as Glee Club, Music and Beat Production, and Theatre Arts. For a full listing of our Arts & Media Camps, please visit our website.
Sports & Adventure Camps: Our Sports & Adventure Camps offer sport-specific development, led by outstanding instrcutional staff and coaches. These leaders help campers build skills in a variety of sports and encourage them to challenge themselves through different adventure programs. Options for campers with beginner level language skills include camps such as Tennis, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Explorying the Sports, Global Sports Challenge, and Soccer. Those with intermediate to high level language skills can try Intro to Fitness, Extreme Adventure Challenge, Survival Skills, Track & Field and more! For a full listing of our Sports & Media Camps, please visit our website.
Science & Success Camps: Promoting the love of engineering and hands-on learning, our Science & Success Camps give campers the chance to experiment, build critical thinking skills, and think outside the box to develop innovative solutions to problems. Our science camps are offered to campers with intermediate to high level English skills, and options include Wacky Science, Exploring STEM, Coding, Robotics, Forensics, and Video Game Design. For a full listing of our Science & Success Camps, please visit our website.
*Due to limited space, international campers are required to select their top choices for each week. Placement in specific camps is pending availability and campers' corresponding language ability.
For fluent and advanced English speakers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional options.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS
Appleby CEC campers reside on campus in our air-conditioned student boarding houses, with two students to a room. Each boarding house offers common rooms for students, providing a casual and comfortable social space to hang out with friends or complete homework if they need some help from our amazing boarding staff. Students are separated by gender, and linens and self-service laundry facilities are provided. Wi-fi is available throughout our campus.
Three nutritious buffet-style hot meals are served daily in our beautiful lakeview dining hall, centrally located on campus. All foods are freshly prepared on-site by Appleby’s excellent year-round catering team. Fruits and snacks are also prepared and provided daily. All dietary restrictions are easily accommodated, with the exception of Kosher.
We are excited to offer off-site excursions, providing campers with the opportunity to experience the local sites and Canadian culture. All meals, transportation and entrance fees are included in the program price, and our staff supervise all excursions. Staff are trained in off-site safety and risk mitigation, ensuring a safe and fun experience for all participants. Some examples of our excursions include:
Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill, and surrounding attractions
Toronto City trip including the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Canada’s Wonderland theme park
Local shopping malls
Please note excursions are subject to change due to weather and availability. Excursions listed are representative of options offered to 4-week program students, and will be fewer for campers in the 2-week program.
For closed CEC Groups, please contact usfor more details regarding customization.
Our afternoon and evening on-campus programming is designed to both be fun, and to also provide campers with ample opportunities to practice communicating in English and continue learning about each other and Canadian culture and history. Some examples include:
Regular reflective journaling, supported by classroom teachers
Team building games and activities by boarding house, and whole program
Classic camp games and activities like capture the flag and camp song sing-alongs!
Opportunities to utilize our incredible facilities, playing tennis, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and frisbee golf, just to name a few!
Campfires by the lake, complete with marshmallows and storytelling!
Semi-formal farewell dinner and dance
With the health and safety of each student as our utmost priority, we provide 24/7 supervision from arrival in Canada to program departure. All campers receive airport transportation upon arrival and departure days, as well as all ground transportation during the program.
Our caring and supportive boarding staff live alongside campers in the boarding houses and attend all activities and excursions. Our trained and experienced team is passionate about international education and are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C. They are thoroughly pre-screened and participate in Appleby's rigorous pre-summer orientation and training program.
Campers also receive support from additional on-campus staff and security. Medical staff are present on campus daily at Appleby College’s Health Centre to treat or care for students, if needed.
FEES, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
The total 2024 CEC fees including taxes are:
2-Week CEC: $4,215.00
4-Week CEC: $8,305.00
4-Week CEC + Camp Kandalore: $10,940
Boarding program fees include:
Day camp programs
On-campus shared accommodation
Three buffet-style meals daily plus snacks and fruit
Also, included is emergency medical insurance, off-campus excursions, all programming, 24-7 supervision, airport transportation on arrival and departure dates. Custodianship documentation is included (if required) though a fee applies to the notarization of the documents.
Boarding program fees do NOT include: Airfare, fees for travel permits, notarization of custodianship (if required), arrival and departure COVID-19 tests if required, replacement room key/fob cost of $100 CAD if lost, or personal spending money.
The fee for airport pick-up and drop-off on non-arrival and departure days is $250, pending staff availability.
Fees can be paid by wire transfer or credit card. Credit card payments for all summer boarding programs are subject to a 2.5% non-refundable surcharge.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy:Cancellations or session changes received on or after May 1, 2024, are not eligible for a refund.
Notice of student withdrawal must be made in writing to the CEC office at email@example.com. All refunds are subject to a $200 administrative fee. A full refund will only be issued with proof of visa denial or medical emergency, supported by certification from a legally qualified medical practitioner not related to the student. All other cancellations before May 1, 2024, are eligible for a 50% refund. Please note custodianship notarization fees are non-refundable. Program fees paid cannot be transferred to another individual.
COVID-19: In the event that Appleby College is unable to run any of its summer boarding programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or if a student is unable to depart their home country and/or travel to Canada due to a COVID-19-related medical issue, official government mandate or extenuating quarantine requirements on either end of travel, a full refund of program fees will be issued. Substantial and irrefutable proof supporting the respective medical or government travel mandate is required.
Offer of Admission: After submitting your application, an offer of admission will be sent within approximately 1-2 business days once it has been reviewed and approved.
Program Payment & Forms: To confirm the student’s placement in the program, full payment is due within five (5) business days after the applicant has been contacted and accepted into the program. Program fees can be paid by credit card in the online application system or by wire transfer. Please put student’s name in the wire transfer form and email us a copy of wire transfer receipt as payment confirmation.
A Letter of Acceptance will be issued by email following submission of all required forms and documentation.
Please also submit the following information through your online profile:
Copy of Passport
COVID-19 Immunization Records (if applicable) - Please refer to the Government of Canada website for the complete list of approved COVID-19 Vaccines.
Immunization Record - If possible, please upload as ONE document. If you have difficulty doing this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents do not need to be translated into English.
Download and fill out:
The following combined forms MUST be signed by the parent/guardian and cannot be signed by an agent. Upload the signed document.
Walking Excursion Waiver
Offsite Excursion Waiver
Parental Declaration Form - Only required when registering through an agent
Action Plans - Specific medical plans for Anaphylaxis / Diabetes / Asthma/ Epilepsy are ONLY required if applicable to student
Travel Information- Travel information is required 4 weeks prior to arrival to confirm airport pick-up. Please submit this information as soon as possible.
Letter of Acceptance: A Letter of Acceptance (LOA) in PDF format will be sent via email upon completion of the application process after all required documentation has been received, the application has been approved, and the program fee has been paid in full.
If you require an original and/or notarized copy of the Letter of Acceptance, and/or any other documents for visa purposes, please indicate this request at the time of application. Fees associated with notarization and/or additional documentation may apply.
If you have questions about the process, please email email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you to Appleby College this summer!
As of June 2023:
Appleby Summer Boarding is committed to offering quality summer programs in 2023 that follow all Canadian Public Health and Government COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols. We are strongly encouraging all summer boarding students and campers to be fully vaccinated, including eligible booster shots. As per the guidance provided by Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) with respect to approved vaccines, Appleby accepts the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines approved by Health Canada, and the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines approved by the WHO. We are prepared to support students in all instances during the program and:
Nursing staff are available on weekdays, Monday to Friday.
Students and staff will be required to follow all current mandated COVID-19 guidelines throughout their program, if applicable.
Arrival and departure PCR testing can be arranged through Appleby as required, however relevant fees will be the responsibility of the family.
After the boarding program end date, should isolation be required in order for the student to return to their home country, both the fees and off-campus facilitation will be the responsibility of the student's family.
In the unlikely event that a student should require additional medical attention, our team would support them in the process.