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Academic Camp: adventure,
challenge & inspiration

  • Inspiring and challenging academic summer camp for students aged 11 to 17 in a global community
  • Enjoy studying academic subjects or choose: Medical studies or Computer Science& Computer Science
  • Stay on beautiful campus in New Brunswick or British Columbia , Ottawa, Ontario,
  • Go whale whale watching, swim in the ocean, visit natural parks, St. John, Victoria or Vancouver Vancouver,
  • Be looked after experienced teachers and leaders
More about our summer education programme

 

News

21/01/2021

Summer Reunion & Academic Student Lottery for alumni

Are you Academic Camp Alumni? Join our Summer Reunion events & win one free week at Academic Summer Camp 2021 or other prices for you or your sibling/friend.  

SUMMER REUNION:

We have prepared fun sessions with photos, quiz and an interactive game for all of us to enjoy, gain energy from our friendship and keep in touch in the future:
☺ Academic Camp Switzerland: 28th February at 5pm UK time (booking deadline: 19th February) 
☺ Academic Summer UK (all locations Bristol, London and Cambridge): 14th March at 5pm UK time (booking deadline: 5th March) 
☺ Academic Camp Canada (both locations Brentwood & Rothesay): 21st March at 5pm UK time (booking deadline: 12th March)

Book here to reunite with your friends, teachers and leaders yet again. We look forward to seeing you!

ACADEMIC STUDENT LOTTERY
We have included all our 2017-2020 participants into our Academic Student Lottery. On 30th April 2021 we will choose three winners:  
  • - 1st place: a free full boarding week at Academic Summer camp 
  • - 2nd place: 100 GBP pocket money to your 2021 booking (or 2021 booking of your sibling/friend) 
  • - 3rd place: Academic Summer t-shirt 
 
Would you like to increase your chances in the lottery? You can gain extra ticket by attending the Summer Reunion. Watch our newsletters as they will include further options to get an extra ticket to the lottery. 

More about Summer Reunion & Academic Student Lottery for alumni here.

14/09/2020

We are now taking bookings for 2021 with an option to book risk free.

Enjoy peace of mind by booking with summer course provider with experience in running COVID-secure courses.
In order to help families to make decisions about next summer and book with confidence, we are introducing interim terms and conditions for any new bookings made between Monday 1st September 2020 and 15th January 2021.

1) Book now and pay for your summer course at the beginning of April 2021.
 
More about We are now taking bookings for 2021 with an option to book risk free. here.

23/03/2020

ACADEMIC TUTOR ONLINE - quality online academic tuition

The current situation limits access to education, that is why we would like to drive your attention to Academic Tutor Online our sister company that offers high quality, professional online tutoring to meet the needs of anyone and everyone where-ever in the world you are.

With over 20 years of experience they understand the needs of remote learners and match them to their perfect tutor who will understand, engage and inspire them to help them to achieve their goals. Read more information from their students or find more on ww.academictutoronline.co.uk
 

12/02/2019

AWARD recognising our academic summer camp quality and safety

We are very excited to announce that our academic summer camp has gained award-winning status! Following our accreditation by the British Columbia Camping Association in 2018 – we have gained award winning status. We are excited to reveal Academic Camp Canada won the 'Rookie of the Year' award! As put by BCCA committee: "The award recognized the work that has gone into opening a high quality academic summer program and achieving accreditation in your first year of operating in BC".  


More about AWARD recognising our academic summer camp quality and safety here.

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Academic

Our academic summer camp is inspirational, experimental, practical and learner-centred with a global approach.
You will experience progressive learning in one of the modern classrooms or outside beside the ocean!
You will study in small classes where your individual needs will be met by experienced teachers.
Maximum class size: 10


 

EXPLORATION CLASSES
age 11 to 14

Our Exploration classes will help you in grades 9 and 10. We develop your academic skills and we give you a strong foundation for your future learning. You will explore and discover the full range of academic subject areas including English, mathematics, general science, the arts, social studies and social sciences. More about Exploration classes

ENGAGEMENT CLASSES
age 15 to 17

Our Engagement classes will help you in grades 11 and 12. You are ready to choose the subjects you want to specialise in and you know what you want to focus on. You will learn how to engage in the subjects and develop you critical thinking and become more independent in your learning.

You choose your subjects and we write an individual timetable for you based on your choices. More about subject choices.

 

...and how will your day look like?

Timetable

7.45 am
Breakfast

8.30 am
Lessons

11.05 am
Break

11.20 am
Lessons

12.35 pm
Lunch

Timetable

1.15 pm
Leadership pod

2.30 pm
Activities and trips

7.00 pm
Dinner 

8.00 pm
Free time, sports, activities

10.00 pm
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Be a leader Activities - Trips

We have prepared for you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping your skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our Be a Leader programme is filled with original trips and fun-filled, challenging and thought-provoking activities. We will show you Canada as you've never seen it before as well as showing you the top tourist must-sees.  Every activity, trip, game and adventure will tie into your Be a Leader project so the final result will be inspired by your real-life experience. Whether you are a natural-born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background we will develop your skillset to help you reach your Personal Best. We will work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, problem-solving, accountability and presentation skills, so at the end in your pod group you are happy, confident and undertaking tasks you never thought yourself capable of. The cherry on the cake? You will receive an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.

British Columbia 

Our campus on Vancouver Island is one of the best in the world. Located on the Pacific Ocean we the ultimate back drop of a summer of fun.  We will have watersports aplenty - paddle boarding, kayaking, ocean swimming and lets not forget our Slip n Slide bonaza. Enjoy beachfront bonfires long into the evening where we share stories and sing songs. When we can tear you a way from the campus we will take you to the unforgettable Parksville Beach and Wild Life Recovery Centre, Coombes and Englishman River Falls, Shawnigan Lake, Cobbile Hill Mountain, Duncan (home of Totem Poles), Chemainus (city of murals) and Vancouver Island’s capital city - Victoria. To top it all off we will take you on a whale watching trip of a life time to watch humpbank whiles and Orcas in their natural environment - life changing! 

Contact us on info@academiccamp.org for detailed schedule of your trips & activities.




New Brunswick 

Overlooking the banks of the  Kennebecasis River, Rothsey Netherwood School gives us all the outdoor action we could want in this beautiful woodland campus. We will have bonfires, play slip n slide, go for hikes, forage and much more. Nestled an area outstanding natural beauty this campus give us the opportunity to take you on the most amazing of excursions. See the most extreme tides in the world at Hopewell Rocks, have a day of extreme water fun at Lily Lake. We will take you to Canada’s oldest incorportated city - St John’s and no trip to New Brunswick would be complete without a trip to Kings Landing. A highlight for many is our annual trip to the protected waters of the Bay of Fundy where every year whales go to raise their calves. Let us show you this amazing yet hugely unexplored part of Canada.
 

Contact us on info@academiccamp.org for detailed schedule of your trips & activities.


 

Be a Leader is an exciting part of Academic Camp Canada and complements our academic nature. Be a Leader gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a fun and academic environment. The 20-hour course is spread across the 2-week camp and you will cover vital skills required of a good team leader in small leadership pods with your camp counsellors. You will engage in team projects that link to the afternoon trips and activities. You have the opportunity to apply the skills you learn in a safe and stimulating environment before putting them to the test in your group project. At the end of the week you will present your project in our end of week celebration with your peers.  

 
While taking part in Be a Leader, you explore the ‘real’ Canada, as well as visiting some of the most popular tourist destinations. You will see the best parts of your location and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to live in Canada.
 
This unique Academic Camp Canada gives you the opportunity to study a range of subjects in English, as well as enabling you to challenge yourself. Try something new and learn essential skills to shape your future and help you achieve your personal best. 


Be a Leader helps you to: 

- gain a CPD accredited qualification,
- develop your leadership skills,
- explore the real England,
- visit popular tourist destinations as well as places that tourists don’t normal see,
- challenge you to try something new & put down your mobile device,
- have fun & have new experiences,
- make friends from over the world & get to know your camp counsellors.
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Location

New Brunswick - near Saint John

New Brunswick is on the East coast being one of Canada's Atlantic provinces. One of the first provinces in Canada, it is now renowned for it's forested landscape. You will be welcomed to our fantastic woodland campus being Rothesay Netherwood School. The campus gives a traditional Canadian Summer experience. Find out more

British Columbia - Vancouver Island

British Columbia is on the west coast of Canada between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.  Lonely Planet describes the area as being ‘wow’ - amazing and spectacular, shown in its amazing beaches and waterfalls.  You will be welcomed to the beautiful Oceanfront Campus of Brentwood College School. The location provides an experience like no other with our school overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Find out more

Ottawa - capital of Canada

Ottawa is a vibrant and youthful bilingual city, with two large universities dominating the city centre: University of Ottawa and Carleton University. As the capital city it boasts beautiful architecture a bustling downtown and a diverse range of interesting neighborhoods. Ashbury College is located between Ottawa river and Rideau river in a beatiful, safe and green neighbourhood, a short distance from the city center. Find out more

Accommodation

Brentwood college school - British Columbia

You will share a room with two or three other students in bunk-bed style rooms. Each room has a desk for study, wardrobe and drawers for your belongings. You will be in a house with all of your new friends and there is always a friendly member of staff close by!

There are shared washroom facilities for everyone close to your bedroom. Common rooms offer plenty of room for hanging out with your new friends, playing games or having an evening snack.
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Rothesay netherwood school - New Brunswick

You will share a twin room with another student. There is a desk for study, wardrobe and drawers for your belongings. Each room has it’s own en-suite washroom facilities.

You will be in a house with all of your new friends and there is always a friendly member of staff close by! 


 
Rothesay netherwood school - New Brunswick

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Work for us

Academic Camp Canada is a summer school for international students aged 11-18.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Camp Canada program in Brentwood College School, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Rothesay Netherwood School, in Saint John, New Brunswick.


Academic Camp Canada is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.

In the summer we employ a team of teachers who are qualified to teach their subjects and have A-Level, IB and TOEFL experience. For this years dates click here.

As well as experience we are looking for teachers who have enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make their subject options interesting for their students and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work.

We also look for enthusiastic camp counsellors. Ideal for this role are lively people comfortable leading groups of students through activities and trips. You must be flexible throughout our course and have a few activity ideas up your sleeve!

Staff can work from one to four weeks dependant on their location. Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week and there is the opportunity to take part in additional counsellor work. We offer competitive rates of pay.

Please see our staff guide that may answer some of your employment questions here.

Recruitment for our schools on Vancouver Island, BC and in Saint John, NB will begin on 1st March 2021.

Please contact us for more information, email: info@academiccamp.org . You can complete the online staff application form.

Vacancies

Summer School Teacher

We are looking for qualified teachers for the following subjects: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, Essay Writing, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Politics, Presentation skills, Psychology, and Theory of Knowledge. You can find an example of a typical day in our staff guide.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Can work a number of weeks in July and/or August
  • Would like to work with international students aged 11 to 18.
  • Can plan and deliver lessons to middle and high school students

We are offering:
  • A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students
  • Flexible working hours
  • Your choice as to how many weeks you would like to teach
  • Your choice of commencement date
  • Access to school facilities
  • Good pay rate
  • Great atmosphere and working environment

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. You will be expected to provide a criminal record check if you are successful in securing a position.

Camp Counsellors

We are looking for someone who:
  • Can work a number of weeks in July and/or August
  • Would like to work with international students aged 11 to 18

Your main duties will include:
  • Running on-campus activities and leading trips off campus
  • Students' supervision during their free time
  • Admin duty (making posters, checking attendance, etc.)
  • Boarding house duty (evening or overnight)

We are offering:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Your choice as to how many weeks you would like to work
  • Your choice of commencement date
  • Access to school facilities
  • Good pay rate
  • Great atmosphere and working environment

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. You will be expected to provide a criminal record check if you are successful in securing a position.
 

Medical Studies Teacher

 We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program at Rothesay Netherwood School, in Saint John this year.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to teach on multiple 2-week intensive medical preparation programs. You will be working with international students who are interested in studying medicine. We are looking for medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year who are eager to teach and lead trips to different medically related facilities.
 
We are looking for someone who:

- Can work for the full period of at least one course
- Would like to work with international students aged 14+
- Can plan and deliver lessons to young adults
 
We are offering: 

- Small classes of up to fifteen students
- Access to school facilities
- Good pay rate
- Great atmosphere and working environment

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. You will be expected to provide a criminal record check if you are successful in securing a position.