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University Preparation

The University Preparation curriculum is one of the most valuable and exciting summer teen English camps in North America. In this program, we offer high school students a comprehensive program to prepare them to apply and succeed in a North American university while enjoying a complete North American adventure. Students learn the essential strategies and skills needed for university coursework. Topics include managing time, taking useful class notes, using textbooks effectively, and preparing for exams. Afternoons and weekends consist of visits to post-secondary institutions for campus tours and talks from the admission teams as well as cultural visits, and educational and recreational activities.

Offered in five amazing cities, this camp program provides campers with an immersive experience, preparing them for a future academic life in North America!

Weekly Schedule

This program consists of 20 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.

Designed specifically for closed groups, this programs academic skills training includes: presentation skills, reading/using university libraries, summarizing/paraphrasing/synthesizing/critiquing, critical thinking, discussion skills/group work, research skills/ethics, essay and report writing, referencing and bibliographies, note and exam taking skills, as well as tips for success in the post-secondary school application and selection process.

Participants can register for Week 1 or Week 2 or both:
Week 1: July 6 – 10
Week 2: July 13 – 17

Schedule:
Week 1: 12 pm to 3 pm ET / 11 am to 2 pm CT / 9 am to 12 pm PT (with a 30-minute break)
Week 2: 1 pm to 4 pm ET / 12 pm to 3 pm CT / 10 am to 1 pm PT (with a 30-minute break)

Teen University Prep Schedule Week 1
Teen University Prep Schedule Week 2

Program Outcomes

With this program, you will…

  • • Work on the ability to identify and define core values, personal mission/purpose, and skills
  • • Gain knowledge of alternative career fields, such as Business, Entrepreneurship, Sciences, Humanities, and Creative Arts
  • • Improve oral and written communication language skills with a focus on English for post-secondary studies
  • • Gain leadership and teamwork skills in an interactive and challenging environment
  • • Make new international friends and develop cross-cultural communication skills for global future
  • • Enhance self-esteem, independence, and sense of responsibility
  • • Experience the North American culture firsthand
  • • Have an amazing international experience!
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 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: 13-17 Years

English Level: Intermediate 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: You must have a valid passport and be eligible to enter Canada as a tourist. They’ll either need a tourist visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or in some cases, only their passport. Check with travel authorization your child needs here.

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

   Badminton

   Baseball

   Basketball

   Camping

  Canoeing

  Cycling

  Dancing

  Drama

  Dodgeball

   Football

  Frisbee

  Game Nights

  Ice Skating

  Kayaking

  Mountain Biking

   Leadership Activities

  Movie Making

  Road Hockey

   Rock Climbing

   Scavenger Hunts

   Soccer

  STEM Activities

  Swimming

  Talent Shows

  Teambuilding

  Volleyball

  Yoga

& Many More!

Note that all activities are “English Only”

Accommodation

On-campus Residence:

  • • Gender and age-based shared bedrooms/bathrooms
  • • Full-Board: 3 meals a day (lunch boxes or restaurant meals provided for full-day excursions)
  • • Live-in Tamwood staff and campus security
  • • Wireless internet in each room and common area
  • • Weekly laundry service

Self-Arranged:

  • • Only lunch included (lunch boxes or restaurant meals provided for full-day excursions)

Homestay (Toronto and Vancouver Only):

  • • Carefully screened, English-speaking homestay families
  • • Gender and age-based shared bedrooms/bathrooms
  • • Full-Board: 3 meals a day (lunch boxes or restaurant meals provided for full-day excursions)
  • • Wireless internet available