Intermdiate Camp - 11 to 13 years old

Welcome to a camp that is exciting and stimulating and challenges the campers to learn about teamwork and responsibility in an English-immersion environment.

Welcome to a place where campers learn from each other and develop lasting friendships.

Welcome to a programme where a great variety of camp activities and excursions along with interesting classes and daily camp life create an unforgettable memory.

Welcome to the Intermediate Camp – a great camp for a great age!

Residential Camps

The residential programmes at the MWS Toronto English Camps operate 7 days/week with a full schedule of classes, excursions and activities. Students are supervised on a 24-hour basis by the MWS camps staffs.

Students enrolled in the residential programmes live in the residences of Victoria University, at the University of Toronto. The residential programmes are all-inclusive. Accommodation, meals, excursions, classes, activities, transportation, laundry service, medical insurance and full supervision are all included.

Residential students enjoy the full “overnight camp” experience. They “live, breath, eat and sleep” camp throughout their stay. Some of the most memorable camp experiences are those involving time spent together with friends and counsellors at the end of a busy day.

Residential students are encouraged and expected to follow a level of responsibility in their daily actions.

Day Camps

The Day Camp programmes at the MWS Toronto English Camps are designed for students visiting family or friends in Toronto who are interested in learning and improving their English in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

The Day Camp programmes are also ideal for those coming to learn English together as a family.  MWS cooperates with a number of high-quality adult language schools in Toronto to offer a joint family option. Parents attend classes at the adult schools and the children attend the Day Camp programmes at MWS.

Day Camp programmes operate 6 days/week, from Monday to Saturday. There are 2 options to choose from:

  • Programme A – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Programme B – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All activities, classes and meals are held together with students in the residential programmes.

Camper and staff in a kayak

Classes

Our English classes are taught by fully certified, professional teachers who have training and experience in working with language learning students.

Lessons are designed specifically for the Intermediate Camp age students and focus on communication and participation. Our classes are based on student-centered learning and integration.

Intermediate Camp students have 3 hours of classes, 5 days per week. The classes alternate weekly between the mornings, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the afternoons, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In-class learning is enriched with audio-visual material, computer laboratories (internet learning), and visits to the University and reference libraries.

Classes are divided according to the level of English knowledge and age of the students in the Intermediate Camp. On average, there are 12 students per class (with a maximum of 16).

Our teaching programme also offers:

  • First day evaluation and interview to determine level of English
  • Air-conditioned classrooms
  • Weekly report cards on student progress and MWS certificate upon completion

THIS IS FRENCH

Intermediates Class Schedule:

Monday

  • Core English
  • Project Introduction

Tueday

  • Core English
  • Project Work

Wednesday

  • No Classes

Thursday

  • Core English
  • Project Work

Friday

  • Core English
  • Project Work

Saturday

  • Core English
  • Project Presentation

Sunday

  • No Classes

Core English – includes speaking, listening, writing and reading (new vocabulary, pronunciation and conversation skills)

 

Project Work/Presentation – weekly projects relating to the vocabulary and grammar study. Examples include camp newspaper, oral presentations, “Vocab Olympics”, drama productions, etc.

Activities

Intermediate campers enjoy a variety of camp activities (on-site) to complement the English classes and excursions.

Camp activities are scheduled daily. The Intermediate Camp staff organizes, prepares, operates and supervises all camp activities.

The activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports
  • Dances
  • Movie nights
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Theme Nights (costume parties)

Weekly, all three camps participate in Integration Events. These events are specially selected and planned to include campers in all three camps (and age groups). Integration Events help create a “family” atmosphere at the camps and provide an opportunity for all ages to interact with each other.

Integration Events include:

  • Carnivals
  • Talent Nights
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • MWS Olympics (full day event with opening & closing ceremonies)

Our staff ensures that campers are occupied, having fun and learning all the time. The Intermediates profit from a daily schedule designed to help them interact with fellow campers and counsellors.

Campers at the ball game

Excursions

Intermediate campers attend a great variety of excursions to complement the English classes and camp activities. Some excursions are half day and others are full day events.

Excursions are scheduled daily. The Intermediate Camp staff organizes, prepares for and supervises all camp excursions. They ensure the excursions are age specific, exciting and educational for the intermediate campers.

One of the highlights for the Intermediate Camp is the Medieval Times dinner and show. The campers and counsellors are transported back into time and experience food and entertainment of 12th century castle life. The show is very entertaining, educational and lots of fun!

Other excursions include:

  • Interactive walking tours of Toronto
  • CN Tower visit
  • Blue Jays baseball game
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Picnic at Toronto Islands
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Laser Quest
  • Bowling
  • Hockey Hall of Fame visit
  • Shopping (Eaton Centre)
  • Toronto Street Festivals
  • Hard Rock Café dinner
  • Canada Day Celebrations

Full day excursions include:

  • Niagara Falls – “Maid of the Mist” boat ride
  • Toronto Beaches
  • Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
  • Toronto Zoo

Some excursions only occur during certain times. For more information and a complete listing of excursions included in different sessions and day or residential camps, please contact us for a brochure.

Staff

In the Intermediate Camp, there is 1 staff member for every 7 campers. The campers are supervised at all times by the camp counsellors and directors.

Intermediate Camp counsellors are university students (minimum 18 years old). They have been carefully selected for their character, sense of responsibility, flexibility and colorful personality.

Our counsellors have experience working with young people and understand the wide range of demands for 11 to 13 year olds; some campers need extra attention, others may need responsibility. All are treated with respect.

Campers are assigned to counsellor groups according to age and session dates.

Our residential campers and counsellors live in the same residences, in rooms located next to each other.

Basic medical services are handled by the camp infirmary or the medical clinic located just a short walk from the camps. The world famous, Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital (5 minute drive from the camps), handles all other medical services for our campers.

Campers and staff

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