28 day Language and Culture Adventure

Canadian and Indigenous culture | life, social and outdoor skills development | swimming | hiking | camping.

While building aptitude in the English language through immersive and experiential instruction, international students are offered a quintessential Canadian camping experience, coupled with fun and interesting urban adventuring. Our students are also provided the opportunity to share in a language and cultural exchange with Canadian kids their age, providing the ability to develop a deeper understanding of Canadian culture and to create lasting friendships.

Dates: June 25 to July 22, 2017
Ages: 8-14 (Co-ed)
Price: Early bird (before January 30, 2017) $4,799 CDN + 5% tax.
Regular $4,999 CDN + 5% tax.

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Includes all ESL instruction and evaluation report, food, accommodation, airport pick up and drop-off, group camping gear, parent contact, weekly field trips, transportation during the program. Does not include flight and some optional activities.

Locations: Vancouver, Whistler, Hope, Cultus Lake, Squamish, Howe Sound, North Vancouver

Core Educational and Recreational Elements: English language instruction, Canadian and Indigenous culture, life, social and outdoor skills development, swimming, hiking, camping and more.

Additional Program Details
  • Navigo staff will be welcoming all campers at Vancouver International Airport.
  • By integrating Canadian kids with Navigo campers through shared programming, a platform for a cultural and language exchange is formed.
  • Trained Navigo staff and teachers provide ongoing support and allow time for campers to acclimatize to their new environment and the adventure that awaits them!
  • Navigo staff are dedicated 24-7 throughout the program to assist campers.
  • Students are provided ample time to visit the best sites Vancouver and explore what the surrounding areas have to offer.
  • Residential camp is a quintessential Canadian experience, providing a real glimpse into Canadian culture.

Hope

Hope, BC Canada

Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake

Hell's Gate

Hell's Gate

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Othello Tunnels

Othello Tunnels

Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Gondola

Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake

Garibaldi Lake

Garibaldi Lake

Pemberton

Pemberton

English Bay

English Bay

Jericho Beach

Jericho Beach

Camp Squeah

Camp Squeah

Detailed Trip Plan (tentative)

June 25, 2017

  • Arrivals into Vancouver (YVR)
  • Transportation services are provided by Navigo for all arriving participants to Camp Squeah
  • Move into cabins and brief camp orientation
  • Dinner and evening camp games (for those arriving earlier)
  • Juice and snack for late arrivals

June 26, 2017

  • Canadian classic breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tour of camp & call/email home
  • First Nations acknowledgement
  • English diagnostic test (getting a sense of each participant’s English level) followed by 1.5 hour English lesson
  • Swim test
  • Group and individual photos
  • Bag inspection (making sure everyone has what they will need)
  • Team building games and activities
  • Navigo Camp Activity Options: archery, low ropes, music, survivor skills
  • Opening campfire

June 27, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • 28 day program review and group contract (what we agree to as a healthy community)
  • Canadian Quick Facts (what is true and not so true about Canada and Canadians)
  • Navigo Camp Activity Options: canoeing, archery, improvisation, swimming
  • Camp wide activity (capture the flag)
  • Evening English lesson (1 hour)
  • Evening hike and forest games
  • Campfire (smores night)

June 28, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Navigo Camp Option activities (archery, music, swimming, wilderness pursuits)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Visit Hellsgate http://www.hellsgateairtram.com/
  • Visit Fraser and Chilliwack Rivers
  • Evening (Gigantic, Tremendous, Massive and Wicked) group art project
  • Movie Night
  • Stargazing

June 29, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Navigo Extended Camp Options: hike or canoe paddle. Lunch during the adventure
  • Group video to parents
  • Afternoon English lesson (1 hour)
  • Ice Cream in Hope
  • Campfire

June 30, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Navigo Camp Activity Options: high ropes, swimming, improvisation, outdoor cooking
  • Camp wide activities (field hockey and Quididich)
  • Afternoon English lesson (1.5 hour)
  • Review of Canada’s 150 years – geography, history and people
  • Review of safety and rules when enjoying Canada celebration
  • Early to bed

July 1, 2017

  • Full day Canada’s Birthday celebration in Hope, BC

July 2, 2017

  • Sleep in
  • Church service (optional)
  • Free time and connect with home
  • Laundry
  • Fort building
  • Evening baking lesson

July 3, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Pack up
  • Set up camp at Cultus Lake Provincial Park – tents, sleeping bags and hammocks
  • Tour park, swim at lake and outdoor cooking lesson
  • Ice cream
  • Evening sunset
  • Camp songs

July 4, 2017

  • Polar Bear dip (jumping into a lake)
  • Morning English lesson (1.5 hours)
  • Review safety rules for visiting the water park
  • Visit Cultus Lake Water Park
  • Evening BBQ

July 5, 2017

  • Polar bear dip
  • Morning English lesson (1.5 hours)
  • Cornocupia (fun version of Hunger Games)
  • Afternoon hike
  • Evening swim
  • Campfire

July 6-8, 2017

  • Return to Camp Squeah
  • Morning English lesson (2 hours, per day)
  • Meeting and connecting with Camp Squeah campers (immersion activities)
  • Visit Othello tunnels (Hope)
  • Navigo Camp Activity Options
  • Mega Camp Relay Race
  • Baking lesson

July 9, 2017

  • Early departure for Whistler (Fireside Lodge)
  • Stop at Sea to Sky Gondola (2.5 tour and lunch at the top)
  • Move into lodge and set up bunks
  • Walk to Alta Lake for swim and field activities
  • Review Whistler week
  • Cooking session (meet the chef and learn what they are cooking for the week)
  • Bracelet making
  • Early to bed

July 10, 2017

  • Morning cooking lesson and prep for dinner
  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Walk to Whistler Village and tour
  • Opportunity to go shopping
  • Visit Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
  • Movie night at the lodge

July 11, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon ‘Leading and Playing” run by Navigo leadership youth supported by staff as part of their community service
  • BBQ dinner
  • Connect with home
  • Early to bed

July 12, 2017

  • Up early
  • Pack up lunch and snacks
  • Hike to Rainbow Lake (full day)
  • Evening swim
  • Board games

July 13, 2017

  • Morning English lesson (2 hours)
  • English tests (oral and written)
  • Afternoon connecting with Whistler day camps
  • Swimming at local swimming pool
  • Pizza making
  • Campfire

July 14, 2017

  • Full day at Whistler Village with groups deciding their paid options (Zip Trekking, Peak to Peak Gondola or other)
  • Kite making (activity for next day)
  • Letter to home (in English)

July 15, 2017

  • Up early
  • Hike to Garibaldi Lake
  • Evening BBQ and swim at Alta Lake
  • Flying kites

July 16, 2017

  • Sleep in
  • Church service (optional)
  • Day of rest and relaxing
  • BBQ at nearby park (Pemberton)
  • Connect with home
  • Movie night

July 17, 2017

  • Up early
  • Pack up
  • Drive to Camp Capilano in North Vancouver
  • Tour of site and set up bunks
  • Review week
  • Swimming
  • Evening English lesson (2 hours)

July 18, 2017

  • Up early
  • Make your own breakfast
  • Meet Canadian children from Vancouver Adventure Day Camp
  • Participating in a full day of adventure camp activities such as swimming, fort building, forest games, face painting and team building activities. A full day for Navigo campers to connect and make friendships with Vancouver kids Evening English lesson (2 hours)
  • Visit Ambelside Park for sunset

July 19, 2017

July 20, 2017

  • Pack up and move into University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Full day in Vancouver visiting Stanley Park
  • Swim at Second Beach and English Bay
  • Shopping
  • Visit Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Allotted time to study English
  • Early to bed

July 21, 2017

  • Sailing lesson at Jericho Beach
  • English exam (oral and written)
  • Camper debrief
  • Connect with home
  • Pack up suitcases
  • Graduation dinner
  • Tour of UBC

July 22, 2017

  • Pack up
  • Travel to Airport to drop off baggage
  • Opportunity to go shopping for late departures
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