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English + Activity (Family)

Why let your kids have all the fun? You can travel together and experience a family learning holiday this winter or summer vacation! While the kids are learning and exploring with their peers in a Tamwood Camp program, adults build their own English fluency and skills at Tamwood Language Centres close by and enjoy self-arranged activities such as spa services, museum and gallery visits, sightseeing and more. Your child will happily return to you in the evenings and on Sundays to have family time together.

How about a day well-spent at one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches or a ferry trip to Vancouver Island to discover B.C.’s charming capital, Victoria? Tamwood can gladly provide suggestions and assistance in booking sightseeing, event and restaurant reservations.

Kids join Winter Teen Camp , while parents learn at the Tamwood Language Centre in Vancouver.

Kids join Tamwood Camps Whistler, while parents learn at the Tamwood Language Centre in Whistler.

Weekly Schedule

For Kids & Teens: This program consists of 20 x 45 minute English lessons per week.
For Parents: This program consists of 15-32 x 45 minute English lessons per week

This includes professional instruction in academic skills for university settings, fun and educational cultural events, sightseeing and social activities, as well as organized instruction in a range of sports, creative, and cultural activities.

Family English + Activity Schedule

Above is an example schedule of Week 1 of the Family English + Activity (Vancouver) calendar. All excursions & evening programs are subject to change due to weather & availability. Conversation Club may be cancelled due to late return from excursions or schedule constraints.

For all schedules, click here.

Program Outcomes

With this program, your child will…

  • • Increase English language skills and gain fluency and confidence in using English on a daily basis
  • • Improve skills in setting and achieving measurable goals
  • • Make new international friends and develop intercultural awareness
  • • Enhance self-esteem, independence, and sense of responsibility
  • • Experience the North American culture firsthand
  • • Have an amazing international experience!

With this program, you will…

  • • Increase English language skills, depending on your individual level
  • • Enjoy self-arranged activities in the beautiful B.C. area of Vancouver and Whistler
  • • Be immersed in the Canadian culture
  • • Experience valuable family together with your kid
Pricing Breakdown

Tamwood Camps programs are all-inclusive so you won’t have to worry about extra or hidden costs.

All our camp programs include:
• Accommodation (Residence or Homestay)*
• Full-Board (3 meals a day)*
• Airport pick-up and drop-off*
• Trained Tamwood staff
• All Activity Fees
• Travel Health Insurance
• End of Course Certificate

Get a price quote now by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page or, talk to one of our camp experts for more information about each program.

*Except for self-arranged accommodation

Admission Requirements

Ages: Adults – 18+, Kids – 12-18 (Vancouver) & 7-17 (Whistler)

English Level: Beginner to Advanced. You should be open to learning in an intercultural environment and motivated to use English with our camp team leaders and their peers. Language of instruction will be in English only.

Documents: Your child and you will either need a tourist visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or in some cases only a passport. Check which travel authorization you and your child need here

Vaccination Status: Every camper has to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry to Canada.

Features & Activities

Campers take part in activities both on and off campus. Activities offered are structured so campers learn new skills and improve existing skills under the organized coaching and leadership of trained Tamwood staff.

Activities vary by campus and by week and may include:

  Alpine Hiking

  Arts & Crafts












  Game Nights

  Ice Skating


  Mountain Biking

   Leadership Activities

  Movie Making

  Road Hockey

   Rock Climbing

   Scavenger Hunts


  STEM Activities


  Talent Shows




& Many More!

Note that all activities are “English Only”


Families will stay together in apartment hotels, vacation homes, or with carefully screened, English-speaking host families. It is also possible to choose self-arranged accommodation.