A Day at Bodwell

The daily schedule for a Summer student

A day at Bodwell

On Wednesdays, a special on-campus event will take place. These events showcase the talents of our students, give them an opportunity to learn more about each other and are always unforgettable! On Fridays there are English Classes in the mornings followed by an outing in the afternoon and evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, outings will occur for most of the day. There will also be team building games and activities every evening!

To see many of the exciting locations we visit check out our itineraries on each of the Program pages.

7:00 - 8:00am Students wake up and get ready for class
8:00 - 8:50am Breakfast
8:50 - 9:00am Counsellors take students to classes
9:00am - 12:00pm English Class
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 3:30pm Activities with teachers
3:30 - 3:40pm Teachers takes students to counsellors
3:40 - 5:30pm Outings & events with counsellors
5:30 - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30 - 9:00pm Outings & events with counsellors
9:00 - 10:00pm Team time & evening snack
10:00pm Children go to bed (ages 10 - 12)
10:30pm Teens go to bed (ages 13 - 17)
10:30pm - 7:00am Counsellors on overnight supervision

English Classes

Thematic English learning that is fun & vital


Focused English Learning

Students will participate in 15 hours of English Classes every week from Monday to Friday. Classes are taught by BC certified teachers. Many specialize in teaching English as a second language. They engage students in learning with an interactive approach aiming to increase self-confidence particularly in oral communication.


Thematic, Engaging Curriculum

Teachers are all trained to create an active learning environment through the use of games, projects, portfolio development and a wide variety of other activities. Daily classes include a variety of English lessons on grammar, reading, writing, and oral skills. The curriculum includes science, ecology, social, geography and leadership topics that were originally designed by Bodwell teachers along weekly program themes. Teachers use each theme to create exciting lesson plans through which to teach English. Some themes include Multiculturalism, the Leader in You, Canada: From Sea to Sky and Ecosystems & Our Oceans.


Recognition of Achievement

At the end of the Program students will participate in a Graduation Ceremony where they will be recognized for their hardwork during their stay. All students will receive a Completion Certificate, Report Card with group photo, and souvenirs!


Fun filled activities to hone English skills

Activities are implemented by the English teachers and take place in the afternoons from Monday to Thursday. Students participate in two activities each afternoon. Examples of activities are science experiments, art projects, yoga classes, soccer drills and tennis lessons. Many activities offer training from instructors in the related field for additional learning.

Teachers work with their students to strengthen their English skills during all activities. They encourage students to speak in English at all times, as well as to make friends from other countries!



Adventure awaits on campus and off

All outings and sightseeing trips are lead and supervised by Bodwell Counselors. Our counselors live on-site to provide 24-hour care and supervision. They come from a variety of backgrounds such as education, recreation and counseling. Students are placed in groups with counselors based on age, gender and a balanced mix of nationalities.

Groups participate in hiking, canoeing, visiting famous attractions, exploring museums, and shopping, to name a few. Afterwards, groups participate in games and activities that develop trust and strengthens friendships.



Comfortable & peaceful after an action packed day

Residences normally resided by university students are occupied by Bodwell’s University Summer Program students in the summer. Students may have single or double student rooms with large shared washrooms and a lounge on every floor. Girls and Boys will stay in separate dormitory buildings with the 24 hour supervision by the Bodwell Counselors and Program Managers. The campuses also have their own 24 hour security for extra protection for our students. On campus, students may also access facilities such as lounges, ice rinks, aquatic centers, sports fields and more.




Three nutritious meals per day are provided plus a snack every evening. Students also enjoy BBQs, picnics, and cuisine from a variety of countries. We try to provide as many food options as possible: from fresh salads, to soups and sandwiches, as well as many ethnic foods to suit different tastes. If the on-campus food does not satisfy a student’s preferences, they have the opportunity of selecting their own food when their Counselors take them for meals off-campus.

At the University of British Columbia, students are treated to meals from our own Bodwell Cafeteria. In Victoria and Squamish students enjoy meals from the university cafeterias. All meals are approved by Bodwell staff to ensure quality nutritious foods are always being served to our students.


Cultural Experience

English skill & memories aren't all students leave with.

At Bodwell, we are proud to host a truly multicultural program with students joining every year from over 20 different countries! Our Canadian team including teachers, counselors and administrative staff all encourage students to understand and appreciate cultures from around the world. Our itineraries are carefully planned to promote opportunities for students learn about other cultures, including the culture of Canada. In addition, we carefully monitor the ratio of students from different countries in each English class and counselor group to provide a balanced mix of nationalities.

Students enjoy meeting others from around the world and learning from them. The friendships formed are invaluable to all who participate, including our diverse staff. Every summer, our students leave with an expanded cultural experience and a broader global outlook on the world.


Ready to start your summer with us? Apply online today!