Summer and Enrichment Opportunities

Summer and Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Camps at Christianne's Lyceum of Literature & Art

A wide variety of unique summer programs for preschoolers through young adults are offered to inspire the creative mind. Go to for more information and to register.

Outward Bound Youth Bursary Program

Outward Bound Canada has a Bursary Program that provides financial assistance to cover a portion of the course fee of our summer programs. The Bursary Program supports youth ages 12-25 from low-income families to provide greater access to our programs.
Families are asked to pay a $100 application fee, and the bursaries take a 'pay what you can' approach from there.

Available bursary funds are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here are some of the unique opportunities we have available this summer where bursary funding is currently available.

21 Day Sea Kayaking Adventure & 2 Day Surf Camp in Clayoquot Sound
July 11 - 31, 2018
Ages 16 - 18
Start / End Location - Comox, BC

10 Day Sea Kayaking Adventure in Clayoquot Sound
July 11 - 20, 2018
August 8 - 17, 2018
Ages 14 - 16
Start / End Location - Comox, BC

5 Day Hike through Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island
August 20 - 24, 2018
Ages 16 - 18
Start / End Location - Comox, BC

WEST COAST EXPEDITION -Ocean Canoe Website Link
5 Day Ocean Canoeing in the Southern Gulf Islands
July 19 - 23, 2018
Ages 14 - 18
Start/ End Location - Comox, BC

Contact Mary Campbell, Youth Bursaries Manager for a Bursary Application and a link to access the reduced deposit:

BCIT Broadcast and Media Summer Camps

BCIT offers broadcast and media summer camps for youth ages 8-17 at the Burnaby Campus. Camps are offered in: Audio Arts and Entertainment, TV and Video Production, Digital Filmaking, and Social Media Production. Register by May 31st at:

Digital Media Summer Camp (A collaboration between UBC, SFU, Emily Carr, and BCIT)

UBC, SFU, Emily Carr, and BCIT have collaborated to create the Tomorrow's Master of Digital Media Program, a two week intensive summer camp, designed for students entering grades 9-12 with artistic or technical interests who want to explore educational and career opportunities in the games and digital media industry. To learn more, apply, and/or rsvp for the information session go to: www.thecdmca/program/tmdm.

Student Police Academy: New Westminster Police Department.

Interested grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in a career in policing are invited to apply to the Student Police Academy through the New Westminster Police Department (students do not need to reside in New Westminster). For more information go to:

Student Challenge Program: Vancouver Police Department

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to apply to the VPD Student Challenge Program, an eight day 'youth police academy' which runs over spring break. For more information and application/contact instructions go to:

Vancouver Opera Work Experience Program

The Vancouver Opera offers a three week accredited work experience program to grade 11 and 12 students on evenings throughout the month of April. This program is designed for students considering a professional or amateur career in the arts. Participants will watch rehearsals, interview cast and production staff, and have full backstage access to two new productions running during the Vancouver Opera Festival: Verdi's Otello and Heggie's Dead Man Walking. For more information contact Ellie Siden, Education and Community Projects Coordinator at:

City of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Youth Outreach Academy

Students in grades 10 - 12 are invited to apply to this five day program to work together in small teams and in challenging environments with training and mentorship in a variety of search and rescue , first aid, and fire fighting skills, as well as fundraising. Visit for information about application.

Forum for Young Canadians

Civic education program for 15 - 19 year old students focused on public affairs and politics in Ottawa.

Global Vision Leadership Opportunities

Global Vision is hosting two opportunities for students this late spring/summer: National Youth Ambassador Caucus, in Ottawa in June (more information at and Junior Team Canada Mission to China, in August (more information at

UBC Geering Up Engineering and Science Clubs

UBC offers engineering and science clubs for high school students every Wednesday (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.) from January to April. Dissect a squid, build a rocket, or program your own video game. Projects are decided by the club group, so bring your biggest ideas and come down!

Geering Up Summer Camp

UBC offers week-long summer camps with a dynamic mix of science, technology, and engineering. The camps will include hands-on projects, demonstrations, tours, mentors, design challenges, and labs, with one hour of each day participating in active games outside.

Global Vision Western Canada Regional Round Table

Global Vision's regional Round Table series provides young Canadians the unique opportunity to learn by doing and gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to excel in the global economy. Participants will work in teams with leaders from business, government, and community to delve into local issues like youth employment, political engagement, start-up entrepreneurship, our national parks and various social issues. Following the Round Table, participants are eligible to apply to other Global Vision programs. The Round Table will be held from February 4-6. Interested students can register on the Global Vision website at:

April 11-15th: Vancouver Fire and Rescue Youth Outreach Academy: Students interested firefighting, life saving, community building, and fundraising skills are invited to apply to this selective academy experience. Successful graduates will achieve their CPR-C certification. Application and other forms are available at:

Forum for Young Canadians

The Forum for Young Canadians provides interested students in multi-day sessions to learn about the processes of Government in Canada. Please see for more information.

UBC Pre-University Courses for Teens

UBC offers a variety of summer courses for teens 15 - 18 years old from Creative Writing and Screenwriting to Summer Culinary Institute to Chinese Conversation. More information is available at:

UBC Summer Scholars Program

UBC offers a non-credit course in sustainability and the science behind environmental issues on the Okanagan campus. Applications will be accepted from May 1st online. The program will run from July 13 - 26. Students must be 16-18 years old and in grade 11 or 12 and be in good academic standing to participate. More information and the application portal are available at:

Vancouver College Finnegan Summer Program

Boston University High School Programs

Capilano University Continuing Studies

The CookShop

Cornell University Summer College

DEEP Summer Academy – University of Toronto

The DEEP Summer Academy provides gifted and highly motivated high school students from across the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines. Organized by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, DEEP offers one of the most diverse ranges of pre-university engineering and science courses in North America.

The Dirty Apron Cooking School

Douglas College Continuing Studies

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a programme that encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue current interests in four different areas. It offers you the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in fun and challenging ways. There are three Awards to achieve: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Gold Award takes the longest to accomplish and is the harder one of the three, most people start off with the Bronze and work their way up. All you have to do is choose one activity that’s of interest to you in each of the four areas of the programme, set a personal goal and then work to achieve it.

Community Service: Be a local hero by providing volunteer service to others and your community.

Personal Skill Development: Do something different; develop a personal interest, social or practical skill.

Physical Recreation:Gain a sense of achievement and good health through physical activity. Virtually any sport, dance or fitness activity can count.

Adventurous Journey: Go on an expedition and find yourself! Develop self reliance by planning, training and completing a journey of discovery.

Residential Project: For Gold level only – Broaden your experience through living and working with others who aren’t your everyday friends for five days.

For more information, visit:

Emily Carr Continuing Studies

Emily Carr University offers a variety of continuing education courses including fall Teen Workshops .

Encounters Canada

Students interested in academic enrichment and travel are welcome to explore the Encounters with Canada Program. This bilingual program brings together students, ages 14-17, from across Canada for a one week youth forum in Ottawa. Students can register for a fall or a winter session in areas related to Canadian history, law, sports & fitness, arts & culture, medicine & health, science & technology, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police, journalism & communications, international affairs, politics in Canada, or ecology & the environment. All transportation costs to and from Ottawa are sponsored. For more information visit the website or call the toll-free number at: 1-800-361-0419.

Langara College Continuing Studies

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Oxford Academic Programs offer study programs in England, in Oxford and Cambridge; in France, in Paris and Montpellier, in Spain, in Barcelona, and in New York. Programs vary in age participation from grades 8- 9, 10-12, and 9-12. Oxbridge offers programs in Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona and New York. For information about the programs visit: .

Projects Abroad

Rustic Pathways

Shad Valley

Shad Valley is a highly selective residential program which focuses on several academic cornerstones: science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership innovation and mathematics. Our lectures, labs, and workshops will help you enhance your knowledge and build skills. Students will have the opportunity to invent a new product--or innovate an existing one--as a member of a team working on an entrepreneurship project. After the program, many students will put their new knowledge into action for the rest of the summer or beyond, through work experience with a Shad Valley supporter. Full scholarships, financial bursaries, and travel bursaries are available for those in need.

Summer Discovery

Swiss Language Club: Summer Language Camps in Switzerland

The Swiss Language Club offers summer language camps in French, English, and German for students ages 10 to 18 years of age in Switzerland.

Tech Trek Workshops - UBC Computer Science

UBC Computer Science offers Tech Trek workshops to students in grades 8 - 12 on Saturday mornings. Students will participate in fun, hands on activities designed to introduce them to computer science and hear presentations from industry leaders from Electronic Arts, Pixar and others. To register go to

UBC Continuing Studies

UBC Continuing Studies - French, Mandarin Lessons

UBC Continuing Studies is now offering French and Mandarin lessons designed to enhance learning and skills in French 10, 11, and 12, or provide an introduction to Mandarin or reading and writing in Chinese characters. More information is available on or by calling 604-822-0800.

UBC Faculty of Mediciine eHealth Summer Camp

Learn about new eHealth technology, meet health experts, tour high-tech facilities, and create your own eHealth apps. Open to students in grades 10 - 12. July 16-20 or July 23-27. Visit or call (604) 822-0327.

University of Toronto Youth Summer Programs

Vancouver Film School Summer Intensives

Vancouver Film School Summer Intensives program offerings include: Acting for Film and Television, Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Design, Entertainment Business Management, Film Production, Game Design, Makeup Design for Film and Television, Sound Design for Visual Media, and Writing for Film and Television. Visit to register.

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery offers pre-college and middles school enrichment and internship programs at campuses and countries across the US and the world.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Youth Outreach Academy

Grade 10 - 12 students are invited to apply to the VFRS Youth Outreach Academy which offers students a five-day experience in firefighting skills, fire prevention, and life saving skills. Interested students can go to: for more information and application forms.