About Us

Established in 1983, MWS Student Camps has welcomed thousands of young people from more than 50 nations to Canada.

From the beginning, MWS has strived to offer and operate innovative, vibrant and exciting programmes. These include summer language camps, closed group study programmes and educational travel.

MWS summer language camps are centrally located on University campuses in Toronto and Montreal. The camps offer residential and day programmes. English and/or French language study is complemented by excursions, activities and recreational sports.

Closed-group programmes for language travel and study are offered in Toronto and Montreal on set dates, as well as in Ottawa and Quebec City by request.

Educational tours for groups operate throughout the year. MWS destinations include Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.

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History

MWS Student Camps International Inc. was founded in 1983 by Maxine W. Sommerville, a pioneer in language camp development in Canada.

Initially MWS operated the Victoria Language Camps in Toronto and represented select traditional summer camps in Ontario. Young people from around the world would attend the language programmes in Toronto followed by a more traditional “Canadian” camp experience outside of the city.

Over the years the interest in language and education based city camps grew. MWS continued to develop and refine the camps in Toronto and introduced new programmes and travel to Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City.

Today, MWS Student Camps offers summer language camps in Toronto and Montreal and group programmes and travel in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.

MWS Programmes are represented internationally by experienced and highly reputable agencies. For more information on a representative in your area or if you are an agent interested in representing MWS Programmes, please contact our office.

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Join Our Team

MWS Student Camps offers the most memorable employment experience. We have had the privilege of working with exceptional staff over the years and invite you to become a member of our growing family.

Positions Available – MWS Camp Counsellors

  • Period of Employment – 3 to 7 week contracts (end of June to mid August). Counselling positions are residential (24 hrs/day).
  • Locations – Toronto Camps – Victoria University @ the University of Toronto, Montreal Camps – McGill University.
  • Job Description – Supervision of campers, organization and operation of camp events, activities and excursions.
  • Qualifications – Post-secondary student, fluent in English and/or French, other languages an asset.
  • Perks of the Job – Incredible experience! Work with campers and staff from around the world – learn about different cultures and really experience Toronto or Montreal in the summer!
  • How to Apply – Email your resume and cover letter to staff@mwscamps.com. Selected candidates will be contacted with interview offers.

Positions Available – MWS EFL/FFL Teachers

  • Period of Employment – 3 to 7 week contracts (end of June to mid August).
  • Locations – Toronto Camps – Victoria University @ the University of Toronto, Montreal Camps – McGill University.
  • Job Description – Teaching English or French to international and Canadian students (ages 7 to 17) at different age groups and study levels. Average class size is 12.
  • Teaching Hours – 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, 5 days/week (includes Saturdays but no Wednesdays).
  • Qualifications – Must have completed or presently enrolled in Teacher’s College. (Senior years of Concurrent Ed or MEd Programmes, and ICS students welcome.)
  • Perks of the Job – Incredible experience! Teach English or French to international students. Learn about different cultures and education styles.
  • How to Apply – Email your resume and cover letter to staff@mwscamps.com. Selected candidates will be contacted with interview offers.

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