Summer and Enrichment Opportunities
Summer and Enrichment Opportunities
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 from July 10-21, 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. Interested students can attend an information session on Thursday, April 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to learn more about the program. To learn more, apply, and/or rsvp for the information session go to: www.thecdmca/program/tmdm.
Student Police Academy: New Westminster Police Department. July 3-14, 2017
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. The deadline for application is February 15th. For more information contact Ellie Siden, Education and Community Projects Coordinator at: email@example.com.
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 www.vancouver.ca/youthacademy 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. www.forum.ca
Global Vision Leadership Opportunities
Global Vision is hosting two opportunities for students this late spring/summer: National Youth Ambassador Caucus, in Ottawa from June 3rd to June 7th (more information at www.globalvision.ca/nyac16) and Junior Team Canada Mission to China, in Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Kunming from July 29th to August 13th (more information at www.globalvision.ca/jtc). Applications for both programs are due April 15th.
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! www.engineering.ubc.ca/student-events
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. www.engineering.ubc.ca/student-events
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 www.forum.ca 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: https://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/pre-university/for-teens.html.
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: www.summerscholars.ubc.ca.
Vancouver College Finnegan Summer Program
Boston University High School Programs
Capilano University Continuing Studies
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: http://www.dukeofed.org/about-the-award
Emily Carr Continuing Studies
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. The program, plus room and board as well as meals costs only $675 per student. For more information visit the website at:www.encounters-recontres.ca 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: www.oxbridgeprograms.com .
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.
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 starting February 8th. 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 tohttp://www.techtrek.ca.
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 www.languages.ubc.ca 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 www.ehealthinnovators.ca or call (604) 822-0327.
University of Toronto Youth Summer Programs
Vancouver Film School 2012 Summer Intensives
Vancouver Film School 2012 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 www.vfs.com/summer2012 to register.
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
Green Collar Futures Conference