Adventure awaits at our four-week immersive summer camp

June 28 - July 25, 2020


Summer 2020 marks the 59th edition of our camp program and we’re delighted to announce the addition of a third option to our current language offerings: Tech Creations. Learn 3D Printing, Minecraft, Mobile App Development, and Photography and Filmmaking in a fun environment! This month-long program is for students 11 to 16 looking to expand their knowledge and comfort zone in one of the fastest-growing industries.

Have a passion for languages? Learn English or French as a second language during our month-long immersive ESL & FSL Language Camp for students aged 11 to 16.

ESL & FSL

Both the English as a Second Language and the French as a Second Language curricula offer instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each level includes oral and written work and offers a solid base for work in grammar and conversation. In general, the emphasis is placed on an improvement in spoken French and English but appropriate supplementary study is given to reading, writing, and comprehension skills.

ESL and FSL classes usually consist of 10 to 12 students. Classes are held six mornings and four evenings a week. Placement tests are administered at the beginning of camp and class tests are given on a regular basis. Reports are made to parents at the conclusion of the month.
 
I learned more in one month at the BCS Summer Language Camp than I did in a year at my regular school. - Elizabeth (Quebec, Canada)
Les programmes en anglais et en français sont offerts aux niveaux débutant, intermédiaire et avancé. La démarche pédagogique à chacun des niveaux consiste en une série de travaux pratiques écrits et oraux, établissant ainsi des bases solides en grammaire et en conversation. Le niveau d’aptitude des élèves est évalué dès la rentrée.

Les classes ont lieu six matins et quatre soirs par semaine. Le nombre d’élèves par groupe varie entre 10 et 12, ce qui permet un enseignement personnalisé, donc plus efficace, tout en respectant le nombre minimum d’élèves requis pour maintenir une dynamique de groupe intéressante. Nos enseignants expérimentés accordent beaucoup d’importance à la communication orale, bien que la lecture, l’écriture et l’écoute soient aussi développées. 

Le progrès des élèves est évalué de façon régulière tout au long du programme. Les parents reçoivent un bulletin complet à la fin du mois.


Tech Creations

The Tech Creations program is comprised of four courses. Each course is one week-long and concludes with in-class presentations of their creations by the students before moving on to the next course. Classes will consist of no more than 10 students.

3D Modelling & Printing
Discover the rapidly expanding world of 3D!
In this course, you’ll discover how to create intricate 3D models and design moving parts powered by a motor. You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of the printing process from start to finish while learning proper operation, maintenance, and safety procedures. Stand back and observe as your print takes shape, layer-by-layer, then connect your self-designed motor and watch your creations spring to life!
 
Film & Photography 
Develop your own style of seeing and shooting the world at a professional level!
Working with an experienced photographer, industry professionals, and your fellow classmates, you will develop new ways of looking at the same image while learning a wide variety of technical and artistic approaches. Get behind the camera, learning the craft of photography or film through a combination of in-class instruction and individual course assignments. Over the course of the camp, you’ll learn how to capture many different genres, including commercial, fine art, photojournalism, and much more. 
 
Coding through Minecraft
Learn computer programming through MinecraftEDU, the educational version of the popular game!
Get an introduction to programming through Minecraft Modding with Java. Minecraft’s open architecture allows you to access its Java source code to create just about anything you can imagine. While modding with Java, you’ll learn how to create your own custom pickaxes, your own enemies, even your own dimensions. Use Java coding to give your creations special properties and then try them out within the game itself! 

Mobile App Development
Create your own mobile application!
Using Google’s newest mobile app platform, Flutter, you’ll learn how to develop your own mobile application. Flutter is a coding platform that allows for both Android and iOS functionality and is based on the programming languages C, C++, and Dart. Take your app home with you at the end of camp and keep modifying its functionality as you continue to develop your skills.

Follow your passion, learn new skills, and make friends for a lifetime

Whether you opt for one of our language options or our NEW Tech Creations camp, all our programs are carefully designed to optimize learning without skimping on the fun.


Academic Atmosphere

Courses are taught by a team of carefully selected, qualified, and enthusiastic teachers. Our small class sizes allow for more one-on-one attention, yet the groups are large enough to foster a healthy class spirit and encourage collaboration with one another. Field trips to local organizations are being planned to enhance classroom teachings.

Sports and Activities

When you aren’t in the classroom, there will be plenty of fun sports and activities to do with your new friends. Throughout the four weeks you’ll have the opportunity to participate in supervised team sports and activities in the evening. We offer soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, squash, basketball, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. And our off-campus activities include swimming, canoeing, laser tag, and bowling.
 
On Saturday evenings and Mondays, there are planned activities such as dances, water slides, trips to amusement parks, and more. Inter-house competitions, known as 'BCS Games' take place on Sunday afternoons.

Boarding Life

Our boarding residences are known as houses. We have eight different houses located on our campus and students are housed two per room. Our Summer Camp team takes great care in selecting the roommate you’ll be paired with during the four weeks. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet new friends, as all three of our Summer Camp streams are divided into the different houses. Each house is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen and common rooms—perfect for movie nights and hanging out with your friends!

Fees

The fees for our four-week programs cover instruction, board and accommodation for those boarding, teaching aids, as well as all trips and activities. The international fee covers medical insurance and transportation to and from the airport. You’ll also receive a camp t-shirt on the first day.

INTERNATIONAL BOARDING CANADIAN BOARDING CANADIAN DAY
ESL $5,100 $4,400 $3,200
FSL $5,100 $4,400 $3,200
TECH $6,000 $5,300 $4,200
*All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.

How To Apply

Fill out the application form here. A deposit of $500 is required with the application in order to be considered. Upon acceptance, the balance is payable by June 1, 2020. A 10% discount is offered to applicants whose full payment is received by January 31, 2020.

Cancellation Policy

If your child has been accepted and registered and you decide to cancel his/her application, a penalty fee of $250 will apply if cancellation is two weeks or more before the opening day of camp. If you decide to cancel your child’s application less than two weeks before the opening day, a penalty of $500 will apply.
Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.