ESL Camps

The programs listed below combine Practical ESL with a variety of recreational activities and leisure pursuits for all ages. The programs marked with a canada flag are integrated with Canadian students to maximize language learning, team building and cultural exchanges. IGK camps include: ESL classes, scheduled activities, application fees, Kelowna Airport round trip transfers, material fees and guardianship if required. They do not include: medical insurance, public transportation to and from the school and the homestay, optional weekend and evening activities. Medical insurance for students under age 19 must be purchased in their home country prior to departure. IGK can provide medical insurance for ages 19 and up if requested. Ask for detailed information on any of the programs listed below.

Young Learners

Youth Vacation Program (ages 8 to 18 ) – Individuals and Groups – 1 to 8 weeks
IGK’s most popular camp combines morning English as a Second Language lessons with dynamic afternoon activities in Canada’s #1 summer destination! In past years IGK has hosted students from Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Iran, Italy, Spain, Canada, Russia, Brazil and China. This program starts weekly in June, July and August for individuals and groups. Also, starting weekly in September, October, November, April and May for groups of 8 or more. Maximum class size is 12 and the average is 8. Please note for 5-8 week bookings a number of afternoon activities repeat.
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Sample Schedule:

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat & Sun
week 1 Downtown walking tour, Okanagan Lake front, gardens Boat tour of Okanagan Lake Movie Bowling Beach Volleyball, Games and Soccer Free time or optional IGK activities
week 2 Nature Center / Ecological programs / hike Mini Golf First Nations Art Lesson Okanagan Military Museum / Orchard Museum Laser Tag Free time or optional IGK activities
week 3 Swimming at Parkinson Recreational Center or at a local beach Father Pandosy Mission historical site Shopping tour-Orchard Park Mall and factory outlet stores Hiking – Knox Mountain Park Kelowna Museum Free time or optional IGK activities
week 4 Visit to Okanagan College Sports Day at the beach Kelowna Craft and Outdoor Market Attend a music festival Graduation Party Departure for home country

Winter Vacation Program (ages 8 to 18) – Groups only – 1 or 2 weeks
The Winter Vacation Program begins weekly in December, January, February and March for groups of 8 or more and features morning Practical ESL classes combined with seasonal afternoon activities and weekend ski, snowboard, snow shoeing, ice skating, curling and ice hockey options. (See attached program details)
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ESL + High School Experience (ages 12 to 16) – Individuals and Groups – 1 to 4 weeks
This camp features morning Practical ESL classes at IGK combined with afternoon classes in Physical Education, Drama, Music, Dance, Cooking and Art at Studio 9 Academy. Starting weekly from mid September to mid May for individuals and groups. Students take morning classes at IGK in the adult program from 9:00am-11:30am. Then they are transported by IGK staff to Studio 9 Academy for afternoon classes from 12:30-3:30pm. Lunch is at Studio 9 Academy. (See attached program details) canada flag
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Ice Hockey Skills Camp + Youth Vacation Program (ages 8-16) – Individuals and Groups – 2 weeks
CANADA = HOCKEY and this camp combines 1 week of IGK’s Youth Vacation Program with a full time Ice Hockey Skills Camp integrated with Canadian youth in the second week. Open to boys and girls. Students must be able to skate proficiently and provide their own ice hockey equipment. Early registration is essential. Additional weeks of the Youth Vacation Program can be added before or after the ice hockey skills camp. Starting on select dates in July and August. (See attached program details) canada flag
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ESL + Canadian Culture (ages 8 to adult) – Groups only – 1 to 4 weeks
This program features morning ESL classes combined with afternoon classes in ‘Canadiana.’  Participants will learn about Canadian history, geography, culture, sports and slang. Visits to local historical and cultural sites are included. (See attached program details)
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Adults

Senior Program (ages 50+) – Individuals and Groups – 1 or 2 weeks
Kelowna is Canada’s premier retirement destination due to its safety, cleanliness, excellent medical facilities, mild climate, affordable living costs and easygoing resort lifestyle. This program combines morning Practical ESL classes with afternoon activities and weekend options suitable for the active senior. Starting weekly from mid September to mid May for individuals and year round for groups of 8 or more. Participants may also wish to consider retiring in Kelowna. IGK staff can assist with long term rentals, real estate and retirement information. (See attached program details)
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ESL + Hot Yoga (ages 19+) – Individuals and Groups – 1 or 2 weeks
International Gateway Kelowna’s dynamic ESL + ‘Hot’ Yoga program works out the body and the mind. Yoga is a science, with a history of more than 5000 years and is unrivalled as a means of improving health, muscle tone, reducing stress, and creating peace of mind. One’s rewards are commensurate with one’s efforts and patience and determination are the only requirements. This program combines morning Practical ESL at IGK with unlimited afternoon, evening and weekend hot yoga at world famous Bikram Yoga Studio. Starting weekly year round. (See attached program detailscanada flag
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Executive Tour (ages 25+) – Individuals and Groups – 1 or 2 weeks
Kelowna is Canada’s most famous year round resort destination and the perfect place for a learning holiday. The city boasts mild and sunny weather and is well known for its pristine beaches, abundant orchards, award winning wineries, championship golf courses, and ‘champagne’ powder skiing. This program attracts office workers, executives, corporate and incentive groups and combines morning Practical ESL with dynamic afternoon activities and optional weekend excursions. Starting weekly from mid September to mid May for individuals and year round for groups of 6 or more. Groups can customize the morning session to include Business English and Communication as well as North American business slang and etiquette. (See attached program details)
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ESL + Agricultural and Wine Tour (ages 19+) – Individuals and Groups – 1 week
Kelowna is surrounded by bountiful orchards and award winning, world class wineries. Wine and Agri-tourism are the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada according to the Canadian Tourism Commission. This program combines morning Practical ESL study with afternoon and weekend agricultural and wine tours. This course appeals to executive clients, office workers, corporate groups, seniors and anyone interested in wine. The best time to enroll is during the world famous Okanagan Wine Festivals in May and October www.thewinefestivals.com. Starting on select dates in April, May, June, September and October for individuals and weekly from April to October for groups of 8 or more. (See attached program details)
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ESL + Golf and Activities (ages 8 to adult) – Groups only – 1 to 4 weeks
Kelowna is rated as Canada’s #1 golf destination and with over 20 area courses it is easy to see why! This program combines morning Practical ESL classes with afternoon golf lessons and sightseeing activities. Starting weekly from April to October for groups of 8 or more. (See attached program details)
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Moms/Dads and Tots (ages 0-5) – Individuals only – 1 or 2 weeks
This program begins weekly and features full time Practical ESL for the parent at IGK and daycare placement for the child with Canadian children at a nearby daycare. Homestay or self catering motel accommodation options are available. (See attached program detailscanada flag
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ESL + Motor biking (ages 25+) – Groups only – 8 days/9 nights                                                Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley are regarded as the #1 motor biking destination in Canada. The semi-desert climate is optimal for biking and the number of pleasure riders in Kelowna continues to increase every year. Kelowna is well represented with Harley Davidson, Indian, Victory and Honda dealers as well as award winning custom bike shops like Konquer and M&M Performance. IGK is pleased to offer this very special selection which appeals bike enthusiasts and motor biking clubs worldwide. (See attached program details)
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Other Programs
Lessons, instruction, coaching and joining a team or club can also be arranged for the following: Rowing, Pottery, Dance, Aquatics, Martial Arts, Drumming, Sailing, Painting, Mountain Biking, Golf and Pilot Training.  canada flag