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Registration is now open for Summer 2019.
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Shawnigan English Plus

The Shawnigan Lake School English Plus Program reflects the premier quality of Shawnigan Lake School by offering a well-rounded education through experiential learning, inside and outside the classroom. Designed for students aged 10 to 16, this summer program caters to students who are motivated to advance their English skills, as well as those who want to experience the Shawnigan lifestyle. The aim of this program is to develop and enhance skills in language, leadership, science and the outdoors. Students will be grouped by language ability to ensure meaningful classroom time.  

Schedule highlights: During the day, students will study Core English, English + science, English + leadership, English + BC curriculum, and English + arts. After classes, students will immerse themselves in English + sports, and English + fine arts. Classes and extracurricular activities are led by notable experts in their respective fields.

Click here to see a typical week's schedule. 

Dates 2019
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, August 3
2-week and 4-week options available
Junior Program (10 -12 yrs.) - 2 weeks CAD $4,600 / 4 weeks CAD $9,200
Senior Program (13 - 16 yrs.) 2 weeks CAD $4,600  / 4 weeks CAD $9,200
The price includes:
- Academic program and activities led by Shawnigan faculty 
- Boarding experience, overseen by experienced Shawnigan residential staff
- Meals 3x/day plus healthy snack in Shawnigan’s breathtaking Dining Hall
- Transportation to and from Victoria International Airport and within the program

The price excludes:
- Flight
- Spending money
- Medical insurance (all students must be insured by Johnson Fu; 2-week medical insurance is available for CAD 25.00 / 4-week medical insurance for CAD 50.00)

Camp Directors

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    Julia Pollock 

    Admissions Associate, International Students
  • Photo of Kimberly Edgson

    Kimberly Edgson 

    House Director - Prep, English, ELL Support


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    His 39 years of experience include positions in Los Angeles at the renowned Record Plant Recording Studios, Rusk Sound Studios and his own Take One Recording Studio. His accomplishments have garnered him many gold and platinum albums, including two Grammy award-winning productions for Christian artists D.C. Talk and Steven Curtis Chapman. He also played a crucial role in the recordings of Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” and Van Halen’s “Live in Sydney, Australia,” for MTV, as well as live recordings of KISS, Pearl Jam and P. Diddy. Steve also broadened his talents to include the film industry and has recorded and engineered full length, original film scores such as IMAX’s “Everest,” “Mysteries of Egypt,” “Wildfire,” “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom,” “Dolphins” and “Wild California”. Steve not only teaches Shawnigan students, but also students at Northwest University in the US.

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This summer camp is really fun and full of surprises. We tried a lot of interesting activities like the waterslide, camping, golfing etc. In addition, the academic and sport aspects of the summer camp are closely connected with real life at Shawnigan. I got a chance to know this School, and learn about Shawnigan's culture and spirit. Coming back to Shawnigan this September did not make me feel like going to a new place, but rather felt like coming back home.

BTW, my first week at Shawnigan has been AWESOME! I made a lot of friends already, and people here are really nice!
– Martin
The summer camp at Shawnigan is the best summer camp I have ever attended. Firstly, the School will help you arrange everything, including the flight and transportation to get there. Of course, Shawnigan is a boarding school, meaning the director of the dormitory is not only an administrator, but also a member of the same family.

What’s more, the summer camp schedule is exactly the same as the student schedule here, which means you can live the Shawnigan experience. The teachers here are very friendly, which makes us free from any pressure and makes it fun, all of which will make your English skills improve rapidly. My favorite part of the whole summer camp was the weekend trip.
-Chloe (current Prep School student)
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.