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Summer Programs

OCDSB/YPLS Summer Credit Program

Summer English Explorer

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Summer Programs in Ottawa


Summer English Explorer

We invite you to come and explore our beautiful capital city in the summer months.
Students aged 12 to 18 can spend anywhere from three to six weeks studying English and enjoying social and cultural activities in our Summer English Explorer Program. Individuals or groups are welcome for this program offered every summer.

Celebrate Canada Day (July 1st) in our Capital - OTTAWA!

 Sample Schedule with possible afternoon activities








Arrival Orientation, Assessment & Welcome Lunch English Class & Discover Ottawa English Class & Parliament Hill English Class & Wave Pool English Class & Museum of History Day with Homestay or Optional Trip


Day with Homestay Families English Class & Byward Market English Class & Movie Activity English Class & Bowling English Class & Picnic at the Beach English Class & Laser Tag Day with Homestay of Optional Trip



Day with Homestay Families English Class & Biking by the Canal Calypso
Water Park (full day activity)
English Class & Rock Climbing English Class & Aboriginal Experience English Class & Hip Hop Workshop Day with Homestay or Optional Trip


Day with Homestay Families English Class & Canoeing Upper Canada Village (full day activity) English Class & Canadian Cooking English Class & Music & Theatre Day English Class & Closing Ceremony Departure


Three, four, five or six-week programs are available throughout the summer for individuals and chaperoned groups. In addition to enriching English language classes, the program includes exciting afternoon activities to enhance the language learning process. Activities include cultural, athletic, Canadian-themed and leisure events.

The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is home to many museums, art galleries and embassies, and hosts many music and cultural festivals during the summer months. Ottawa also has spectacular parklands and wilderness areas where residents enjoy biking, rollerblading, hiking, swimming, boating, camping and much more.

Come explore Ottawa and make friends from all over the world!
For students planning to start high school in Ottawa in September, Summer Explorer provides an excellent opportunity to practise English, get to know the community and adjust to life in Canada before starting school.

 How to Apply

Summer programs will run between June 25th and August 3rd, 2018. The following days will be the start dates for most programs – note that July 1st is Canada Day as it is on a weekend, Monday, July 2nd will be a holiday (school is closed on Monday, July 2nd, 2018)*.

Following are the start dates for each week:

 Monday, June 25th   Tuesday*, July 3rd   Monday, July 9th   Monday, July 16th (2, 3 week programs only)   Monday, July 23rd (2 week programs only)

  1. Sign up for an online account and fill in the online application form OR download and complete the Application Form.
  2. Forward the completed forms along with a $200.00 CAD non-refundable application fee to
  3. A Summer Program letter will be sent to you with further instructions.


Total fee

Price with no Homestay

Two weeks



Three weeks



Four weeks



Each additional week



Note: Students must have a custodian while in Ottawa. Additional fee of C$75 per application for CHI custodianship.

 The Summer English Explorer Program without homestay is also available. If you require pricing information, or for group arrangements, please contact at 613-239-0166 or at

 Payment Policy here.

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