Educational fun for 9 to 17 year olds

Bodwell's University Summer Programs was the first campus-based summer program for international youth in Western Canada. We have now enjoyed 20+ wonderful summers!  We utilize indoor and outdoor learning environments to create a truly unique Canadian educational experience.

With four different programs offered, students learn English in unique settings and contexts.  All programs give students the experience of life away from home, the opportunity to make friends from around the world, and a great chance to develop their self-confidence.



Our FOCUS programs give students the opportunity to study English with a choice of three areas of concentration, designed specifically for children and teens.

Areas of concentration - ages 9 to 12

Exploring Global DiversitySports & Beyond Robotics & Coding
Multiculturalism in CanadaSports EducationProgramming
University Tours & PresentersLeadership SkillsRobotics
Careers of the futureIndoor / Outdoor SportsScience & Technology
Goal SettingDesign a new sport / gameEngineering

Areas of concentration - ages 13 to 17

University & Career ExplorationAdvanced TechnologyAdventurous Learning
University Guidance CounsellingIntro Programming & AlgorithmsOutdoor Education
University Tours & PresentersMachine TechnologyLeadership Skills
Careers of the futureSocietal Impacts of AIPhysical Recreation
Goal SettingVirtual RealityVolunteering


Our EXPLORE programs give students the opportunity to study English while staying active and enjoying a taste of what British Columbia has to offer.

5 Cities
VancouverNorth Vancouver
Whistler & SquamishVictoria
3 Universities
University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Victoria (UVIC), and Quest University
Places to Visit, Things to do
Stanley ParkPlayland
Downtown & Flyover CanadaVancouver Aquarium
Granville IslandLynn Canyon
Victoria Parliament BuildingBuchart Gardens
Whistler VillagePeak to Peak Gondola


Vancouver | UBC

One of the most prestigious universities in the world, the University of British Columbia is a city within a city. Surrounded by over a thousand hectares of rain forest and views of the Pacific Ocean, UBC blends natural beauty and human achievement. In the summer, UBC hosts sports, music, cultural events, and scholars from all over the world.

North Vancouver | BHS

Bodwell High School is in the City of North Vancouver. Located on a waterfront, nestled
between parks and bike paths, it offers quick access to outdoor activities and scenic points as well as all the amenities of city life at a laid back pace. It’s campus boasts many features of its own, from two expansive gymnasiums and cafeterias, a multimedia auditorium, library, and indoor pool.

Victoria | UVIC

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The campus is 15 minutes away from the city centre which becomes a beautiful garden city in the summer months. This colourful and friendly city is an ideal starting point for our students to explore the intriguing cultural heritage and the fascinating geography of the Pacific Coast.

Whistler / Squamish | Quest University

Quest University in situated on British Columbia’s sea to sky highway and boasts beautiful mountain views. Halfway between Whistler and Vancouver, the city of Squamish, dubbed Canada’s outdoor activities capital, is an ideal campus for our students to stay active and have fun participating in a variety of sports and exercises.


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Getting ready for Bodwell & beyond

The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is an introduction to the Canadian high school curriculum for students ages 13-17. Using a theme-based approach to create an engaging learning environment, students will improve their English skills rapidly. Classes include mathematics, science, social studies and fine arts, as well as physical education. The program eases students into the new academic year by setting the standard of expectation reserved for the high school program.


APP offers a variety of excursions in and around the city of Vancouver. Excursions allow students to learn outside the classroom and experience Canada’s culture and people.  Students will visit famous landmarks, attractions and become familiar with the city.


The program utilizes the high school's on-site boarding residence, with rooms accommodating 2-4 students. Bedrooms have breathtaking views of either the waterfront to the south or the mountains to the north. There are student lounges with audio-visual equipment, computers, and a kitchenette for snacks. The residence is managed by our experienced live-in directors and supervisors. Three nutritious meals and an evening snack are provided by the school cafeteria each day.


3 Weeks Program Fee:

August 2 - 22

$4,500 (CAD)

4 Weeks Program Fee:

August 2 - 29

$5,100 (CAD)

Application & Payment Deadline:

July 1, 2020

Program Fee includes
Program Fee excludes

• Academic Preparation Classes & Excursions

• Report Card & Certificate of Completion

• Accommodation from the Program Arrival Date to the Program Departure Date*

• Meals (3 per day plus an evening snack)

• Transportation (airport pick-up/drop-off, to and from outings)

• Medical Insurance

• Custodianship Letter (if applicable)

• $200 Registration Fee (non-refundable)

*Additional days will be charged at $150 per day, if available. If attending Bodwell for the Fall 2019 term, no additional days will be billed between the two programs.

• Flight to and from Vancouver

• Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (arrangements for both ways to be made in advance with airline)

• Spending Money for Personal Expenses

• $200 Damage Deposit (refundable)*

* Collected upon arrival to the program and returned upon departure if no damage has incurred.


A $200 non-refundable registration fee is included in all program fees and will be deducted before any refunds are issued. All cancellations require written notice submitted to Bodwell as per the schedule: cancel by July 1 - 100% refund, cancel by July 15 - 50% refund, no fees will be refunded after July 15..

Students attending Bodwell High School in Winter 2020 are exempted from the cancellation policy, however $200 non-refundable registration fee still applies should they decide to cancel participation in the program entirely.

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See details for APP activities and schedules!