'At this time we are looking into the new Health Guidelines to ensure the campers' safety with regards to COVID-19. We are working to develop a camp program that is enriching and engaging for campers, but also within the provincial health and safety recommendations. Please check this page periodically for updates as we work to deliver a safe and well-rounded summer camp program.'
As Canada’s largest boarding school with an illustrious 100-year history, Shawnigan Lake School and its staff are no strangers to providing a leading-ledge educational experience to students from all over the world. In addition to our regular academic and co-curricular programming, we are also proud to run our own athletic and academic summer camps. Run as boarding camps with some day attendance options, our current offerings include the Shawnigan Lake School Rugby Camp, Shawnigan Lake School Squash Camp and Shawnigan Lake School Academic Summer Programs. Using the first-class facilities available on our beautiful 150-hectare lakeside campus, all camps are administered and run by our own experienced staff with professional coaches and leaders on-hand to provide an enriching, first-class experience for your child.

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  • Hockey Camp - July-August 2020

    Shawnigan Lake School Summer Skills will be professionally run through our current Bantam Prep coach, James Pollock. The sessions will be high tempo skill drills with a focus on power skating and individual puck handling skill. James and his staff will adhere to all of the safety protocols the Health Authority has mandated in regard to social distancing, non-contact drills and proper entry and exit of the building. Parents will not be able to enter the building.
    James has coached at Shawnigan Lake School for 6 years and played professionally for 19 years. He was drafted in 1997 by the St.Louis Blues and made his debut for them in 2004. After the lock-out, he went to Europe and played in the top leagues in Switzerland, Germany and Russia. James’ forte was his shot. You can be sure that during some of these sessions there will be a focus on the different releases and shot types that are used in the game today. James is a motivating coach and will encourage all to give their best.

    Shawnigan Lake School AAA Team 06/07
    July 27 10:00 -11:30am
    July 28 9:30 -11am
    July 29 10:00 -11:30am
    July 30 9:30 -11am
     Cost $200 +tax

    Shawnigan Lake School Summer Skills 07/08:
    July 6  -  11:30-1:30
    July 8  -  11:15-12:30
    July 13 - 11:30-1:30
    July 15 - 11:12-12:30
    July 20 - 11:30-1:30
    July 22 - 11:15-12:30
    Cost $315 +tax
    Shawnigan Lake School Summer Skills 09/10:
    July 7  -  9:45-11:15
    July 9  -  9:45-11:15
    July 14 - 9:45-11:15
    July 16 - 9:45-11:15
    July 21 - 9:45-11:15
    July 23 - 9:45-11:15
    Cost $300 +tax
    Shawnigan Lake School AAA Team 07/08:
    August 4  -  12:00-1:30
    August 5  -  12:00-1:30
    August 6  -  12:00-1:30
    August 11 - 12:00-1:30
    August 12 - 12:00-1:30
    August 13 - 12:00-1:30
    Cost $300 +tax
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  • French Academy - Postponed until 2021

    Shawnigan’s French teachers invite you to improve your French language ability! Enjoy science experiments, French writing classes and outdoor education. Beginner and advanced French classes available. French classes from 9am to 2:30pm will be followed by afternoon sports and fine arts activities (afternoon program will be with English speaking instructors).
    Ages 11 – 17 
    Monday through Friday
    8:45am - Students arrive
    9:00am - Classes start (Assessment planned for Monday morning)
    12:00pm - Lunch
    12:45pm - Classes continue
    3:00pm - Afternoon activities start (tennis, swimming, soccer, etc.)
    5:00pm - Students will be collected
    Early Bird special until June 1st
    $495 CAD 
  • Shawnigan Summer - Postponed until 2021

    The Shawnigan Summer 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 want to experience the Shawnigan lifestyle and learn from Shawnigan's excellent teachers. 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 English, Science, Leadership, and Socials. After classes, students will immerse themselves in sports, and fine arts. Classes and extracurricular activities are led by notable experts in their respective fields.

    Click here to see a typical week's schedule. 

    We have decided to defer Shawnigan Summer to the summer of 2021 and are looking forward to welcoming students from all around the world then.
     Program Options
    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 a healthy snack in Shawnigan’s breathtaking Dining Hall
    - Transportation to and from Victoria International Airport and within the program
    - Weekend trips and activities

    The price excludes:
    - Flight
    - Spending money
    - Medical insurance (all international 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)

    For more information please email: shawnigansummer@shawnigan.ca

    Camp Director

    • Photo of Julia Pollock
      Julia Pollock
      Admissions Associate, International Students
  • Squash Camp - Postponed until 2021

    Join World Champion Coach - Mike Johnson and his team of international players and coaches, for a spectacular summer squash camp on the stunning 300 acre campus at Shawnigan Lake School, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

    Camp includes:
    • Staying in one of the prestigious boarding houses on the school’s campus
    • 3 Meals a day including in house snacks.
    • Evening entertainment: films; games; swimming; basketball plus much more
    • 4 coaches supervising and on campus at all times, staying in the same residential house as the group
    • 4 Squash courts
    • 5 coaches
    • Each day the players are assessed, for their standard and ability, fitness and recovery
    • Gym work, spinning, stretching, court work and matches. Individual and Team work
    • T-shirts and prizes
    $1,250 per participant taxes not included.

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.