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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  • Shawnigan Summer - July 5 - August 2, 2020

    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. 

    Dates 2020
    Sunday, July 5 - Sunday, July 19
    Sunday, July 19 - Sunday, August 2
    Sunday, July 5 - Sunday, August 2
    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)

    Registration is now open. Please download the PDF, complete it and send it back to

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    Camp Director

    • Photo of Julia Pollock
      Julia Pollock
      Admissions Associate, International Students
  • French Academy - July 5–10, 2020

    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 - day and boarding spaces available

    Sunday, July 5
    3:00pm to 5pm - Boarding students arrive on campus
    6:00pm - Dinner
    7:00pm -  Introduction and Games 
    9:30pm -  Lights out
    Monday through Friday, July 6 - 10
    8:45am - Day 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 - Day students will be collected (on Friday all students depart)
    5:45pm - Dinner for boarding students
    7:00pm - Evening activities for boarding students start (geocaching, basketball, etc.)
    10:00pm - Lights out
    Early Bird special until June 1st
    - $495 CAD  (for day registration 9am to 5pm)
    - $1200 CAD (for boarding registration)

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  • Squash Camp - July 5-10, 2020

    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.

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  • Rugby Camp - July 12-16, 2020

    The Shawnigan Rugby Camp provides and unique opportunity for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 15 to develop their rugby skills, while also learning about the underlying values of the sport, such as respect and self-discipline. The “As One” philosophy of creating a tight knit rugby community focused around an engaging group experience will pervade. Shannon Atkins, who has coached at Shawnigan for the past 4 years, as well as the University of PEI, BC age grade and regional teams, will lead the coaching staff. As well, coaches who are former and current national team level players looking to pass on their knowledge and experience to the group will support her. The goal of the camp is firstly, that it is fun and that each athlete learns something new, no matter what level of play they are. They camp will also have evening activities, lake time, and a trip off campus.
    All levels welcome
    Ages 11 - 15

    $430 CAD  (for day registration)
    - $800 CAD (discount boarding rate - 4+ players from same club)
    $850 CAD (for boarding registration)

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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.