Student Opportunities

L'Universite de Moncton French Immersion Summer Program

See Mrs. Matheson in Guidance for more information or visit





 Shad Valley

Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program. Students spend a month living in residence at one of our host university campuses across Canada. The program is offered to students currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent.

With workshops and lectures that focus on the sciences, engineering, technology and entrepreneurship, the program provides an academically stimulating, mind expanding adventure for top well-rounded students. Students will also enjoy team-building exercises, recreational activities and the opportunity to explore local attractions. 

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Camp Triumph


Camp Triumph is a unique residential camp, which fills a need for an often unrecognized group of children. Located beside Cabot Beach Provincial Park, in Malpeque, PEI, this camp is designed to address the needs of children, between the ages of 8-16, who have a sibling or parent with a serious chronic illness or disability. When one family member has a significant medical condition, the whole family is impacted in many ways. Often there is uncertainty about the future, financial burdens, and other stressors that necessitate making the ill family member the priority. This can make it more difficult for the other members of the family to get the attention and opportunities from which they would otherwise have benefited. Camp Triumph is for these children.


For more information, visit or see Mrs. Matheson in Guidance.






Encounters With Canada


Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14 to 17) come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 95,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, to date!

For more information or to apply, visit




Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy 5 weeks of learning, adventure, friendship, and discovery during this intensive language-immersion course, adapted to your level. Spring or summer courses available. Most expenses are covered. Live the Canadian Experience! Visit for more information. Brochures are available in guidance. 






Ready to make a difference? Are you between 17 and 21?

  • Not sure what your next step is?
  • Can't decide where to go to college or university or what you should major in?
  • You want to take a "useful" break from the usual routine: discover yourself, your path, your country.
  • Looking for that competitive edge - something that will stand out on your resumé and application forms?
  • Want to get off the beaten path, do something different and take the road less travelled?
  • Want to make a difference and do something for the environment?
  • Would like a chance to see the Atlantic, the Rocky Mountains or to live in a French-speaking community?
  • Want to meet new people from across the country and make new friends?
  • Need a change, need a challenge?


If you can relate to any of these questions, then start thinking about it now! While you're doing homework, studying for finals, filling out college and university application forms, keep in mind there's more out there. Katimavik can help you get a head start and set you off on a new path.

Katimavik is Canada’s leading volunteer service organization for youth 17-21 years old. By taking part in one of their intensive volunteer service and learning programs, you will help change Canadian communities and be the difference. For six months, you will live with 10 other youth in one or two communities across Canada. Explore the country, build your future, and make a real difference! Apply online at






Sailing camps and group programs will help you get the most out of life this summer! Live aboard a 30' traditional wooden sailboat and explore the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia's South Shore. There are various expeditions, randing from team building days to a 7 day coastal expedition. These programs are also eligible for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. There is also bursary support to participants. Register now at / 902-423-7284 / See guidance for more information and a brochure.





Canada's premier civics education program for students aged 15-19 years old. Forum brings students to Ottawa for a week of intensive academic adventure immersing them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs. Please see guidance for an application or visit


Berridge Programs in Acting:

For the past 10 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. Our program offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about our program here
The Acting Program includes classes in Shakespeare, On Camera Acting, Movement, Acting Techniques, Modern Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation.  The Film Program guides students in making their own professionally quality short film suitable for festival submission. Our programs are taught exclusively in English however there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both on the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions.
We have a two types of scholarships available this year,  a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and a Financial Need Scholarship for up to 70% off the program tuition.  You can find information about scholarships here