Inspiration for a lifetime

Experience an unforgettable summer!

About Us

Bodwell Summer Programs (BSP) is one of the biggest and longest running summer English programs in British Columbia, with a focus on fun and engaging language support.  Since 1992, BSP is an experience that participants come back for year after year.

Bodwell offered the first campus-based summer program for international youth ages 9 – 17 in Western Canada. We have now
enjoyed more than 20 wonderful summers. Participation in our program is an unforgettable experience and we are proud to host a
truly multicultural program with students joining every year from over 20 different countries! Students learn English, have fun, experience
life away from home, make friends from around the world, and develop self-confidence. We offer a valuable opportunity for youth to gain inspiration for a lifetime.

New this year, students have the option to opt for our “Plus” four-week program, which comes with two overnight trips to experience locales in Whistler and in Victoria – these include exclusive activities like whale watching and a peak-to-peak gondola.

Bodwell is a private, co-educational, university preparatory, boarding school, located in North Vancouver, BC.  The strength of Bodwell High School’s international education program has infused its summer program with the resources and vision required to provide an education focused on love and care.

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Our Goals

  • To provide a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for all participants.
  • To teach English in interesting and effective ways, improving students’ conversation, comprehension, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • To bring students into different Canadian contexts: academic, geographical, historical, social and cultural, to stimulate learning and create unforgettable experiences.
  • To develop an appreciation for nature, art and diversity, and in the process, encourage expression, compassion, creativity and collaborative spirit.
  • To develop students’ self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.

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Don’t take our word for it! Hear and read the testimonials from our past participants. At BUSP, we strive hard to make the experience as memorable, enjoyable, and as educational as possible. We hope that once you’ve become involved in our program, you’d want to tell us and the world all about your adventure with us!

Students Say

“I really liked this program because here you have the opportunity to do things for the first time. That’s really cool.”

Ekaterina Paramonova


“I love Bodwell! I love all the friends I made there and all my counselors! Thank you Bodwell for giving me the best four weeks of my life. I will never forget my 2nd family…Bodwell.”

Isabella Pimentel

Dominican Republic

“One of the best experiences I’ve ever had: cool people, cool teachers, amazing places!”

Cristina Duque Sánchez


“My English skills were improved! I made a lot of friends and I want to come here again next summer!”

Chae Yeon Park

South Korea

“Everyone in my class is my friend! I have a lot of Mexican friends. I have a Chinese friend and three friends from Canada now.”

Panitta Sornthaiteva


“My counselor wasn’t just my counselor. He was my friend and my advisor. I hope that I can be with him and the friends I met here again next year!”

Paul Antonio Hernandez


“Bodwell’s University Summer Programs is good to improve our English and to make friends from all over the world.”

Lara Sisa


“I enjoyed all the activities in my class and I had lots of opportunities to speak English.”

Ethel Leung

Hong Kong

“I will recommend Bodwell to my friends because it is an unforgettable experience.”

Adriana Morawski


“This program is fantastic! I made friends from other countries.The teachers and counselors were very kind to me. In Japan, I had little chance to speak English so it was good for me to take part in this program.”

Anju Takahasi


Parents Say

“My son is now back home full of happiness, adventures, experiences and good moments to keep in his heart. Thank you for making this possible.”

Rosa Maria Ruiz Lazo

Parent from Mexico

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to Bodwell for taking care of my son when he joined this summer program. This is the first time for him to take part in this kind of summer program out of Taiwan and because of your help and effort, he not only enjoyed his time in Canada, but also made some good friends from different countries.”

Gary Chang

Parent from Taiwan

“I like Bodwell’s complete commitment, communications and solving-problems, the English classes, the opportunity to meet children from all over the world, but most important of all, the way you cared for our children. We trust you absolutely, because you really show good care and make the children comfortable and happy.”

Maria Irene Santos

Parent from Mexico


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