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Learning English Outdoors, Credit Course

Students can hone their English skills in these immersive programs, as they learn to pitch tents, build fires, paddle, identify edible plants, imitate bird calls, and much more.

Students earn an Ontario Secondary School course credit (ESLCO).

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  • Students hiking

    Daily Schedule

    Daily schedules may vary, but students can expect:

    While learning remotely:

    • A meet and greet and Q & A with the Course Instructors
    • A combination of synchronous (live virtual classes) and asynchronous (independent) learning

    While on campus:

    • Immersive and active instruction (throughout day)
    • Daily study/practice (2 hours/day)
    • Outdoor activities to practice English
    • Overnight camping trips
    • Leisure activities such as movies, bonfires, board games
    • Recreational activities that include yoga, dance, tennis, sailing, swimming, ropes courses, beach volleyball, and canoeing
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    Course Highlights

    Daily English skills practice while working together:

    • Mastering outdoors skills such as wilderness camping, cooking over a campfire and canoeing
    • Immersed in the cultural and natural heritage of our area
    • Learning and experiencing the great Canadian wilderness
    • Discovering the rich history of Lakefield College School
    • Experiencing camping in a local Ontario campground
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    Accommodations and Facilities

    • Students stay in an air-conditioned residence 
    • Shared rooms (doubles or triples). 
    • Live-in residential staff provide supervision and support 24/7
This program offers students experiences that will build their confidence and comfort with campus life, preparing them with the skills and knowledge to help build community while supporting other new students as they navigate the campus and life on campus. 

Dates and Fees

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  • Credit Course

    Learning English through the Outdoors
    In this program, students will earn an Ontario Secondary School course credit (ESLCO)
    Teachers: Briagh Hoskins-Hasbury & Bretton Clark

    Dates
    Online: August 10 - 12, 2022
    In Person: August 14 - September 8, 2022

    Fees
    Boarding: $6,700

Additional Information

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  • Laptops

    Students will need to bring a laptop computer to complete and submit academic assignments. Student residences and academic areas all have Wi-Fi.
  • For Current and Incoming Lakefield College School Students

    Any student who is not a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada must obtain a study permit to attend Lakefield College School Summer Academy programs. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to obtain the necessary documents and authorization prior to their student entering Canada to study.
     
    If you have not already done so, please contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to begin the process. For complete details of the application process and requirements, please visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to complete your study permit application.
     
    If you are interested in assistance with the process, please contact Immigration Consultant Nico Roy of Bay Immigration at 1-647-866-3530.
  • For Students Who Are Only Attending the LCS Summer Academy

    Any student who is not a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada must obtain a Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to attend Lakefield College School Summer Academy programs. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to obtain the necessary documents and authorization prior to their student entering Canada.
     
    If you have not already done so, please contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to begin the process. For complete details of the application process and requirements, please visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
     
    If you are interested in assistance with the process, please contact Immigration Consultant Nico Roy of Bay Immigration at 1-647-866-3530.
  • Requirements for International Students

    As part of the enrolment process, Lakefield College School will be asking you to complete several forms as part of your registration, including providing health information, arranging for health insurance, naming a Canadian Legal Guardian, etc. All such forms must be submitted to Lakefield College School by May 30, 2022.
Please note that all courses are subject to enrolment and may be cancelled; in this case, students will be offered a refund. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to another credit should their primary selection be cancelled.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

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