Lakefield College School Summer Academy & Programs
|Year of foundation||1879|
|Boarding||Overnight & Day Camp|
|Number of students||450|
|Teacher student ratio||1 : 12|
|Duration||2 to 4 weeks|
|Months Running||July, August|
|Fee (min)||CAD 450|
|Fee (max)||CAD 6700|
LCS offers credit and enrichment programs that leverage expertise in 3 areas: providing challenging and fun academic and recreational opportunities to learn in and through the outdoors; inspiring students in a beautiful natural environment with state-of-the-art facilities on 315 acres of waterfront campuses; and focusing on community-minded leadership and character education. Spend every day outdoors—on the water, in the forest, at our farm—learning, making friends, and challenging yourself. All programs, excepting the 5-day intensives, offer the opportunity to earn an Ontario Secondary School credit.
Lakefield College School’s state of the art facilities feature air conditioned student residences, a dining hall, gym, dance studio, tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts, high and low outdoor ropes courses, indoor climbing wall, 5 km of wooded trails, a series of sports and playing fields, and access to a broad variety of water sports at our 7,000 ft. waterfront on Lake Katchewanooka.
Why study at Lakefield College School?
LCS offers a transformative experience founded in authentic learning—focused on individual student strengths and a powerful natural environment. Students who attend Lakefield College School’s summer programs are provided with a well rounded learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom, encouraging them to explore and have fun in nature, engage with their peers, remain active, and earn a course credit. Some of the flagship courses offered at LCS include Learning Languages through the Outdoors and From Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming.
Learning Languages Through the Outdoors
Lakefield College School’s Learning Languages through the Outdoors program offers students a unique opportunity to earn a credit in four weeks and improve their English or French language proficiency while enjoying the benefits of a Canadian summer outdoor experience including wilderness skills, paddling expeditions and overnight camping.
From Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming
This program provides the opportunity to learn about food production and eco-farming through hands-on adventures on our school farm. Students plant, nurture, and harvest greens, root vegetables, and more, learning first-hand about the business of running a farm, the value of sustainability, and the joy of preparing and consuming food that they have grown.
Mornings and evenings are devoted to the farm program; afternoons are spent in recreational activities on our waterfront and campus. Students earn an Ontario Secondary School interdisciplinary course credit (IDC30).
ActivitiesBoard Sailing, Canoeing, Fishing, Dance, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, and more!
Academic CoursesGrade 9 Business, Leadership and the Environment (BBI10) / Grade 10 Spanish Language Through Culture I (LWSBD) / Grade 10 Academic Science (SNC2D) / Grade 11 Health for Life: Thriving at an Independent School (PPZ3C) / Grade 11 Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (HSP3U) / Learning French in the Outdoors (FSF20) / Learning English in the Outdoors (ESLC0) / Grade 11 American History (CHA3U) / Grade 11 Abnormal Psychology (IDC30) / Grade 11 Digital Photography (IDC30) / Grade 11 Introduction to Psychology (IDC30) / Grade 11 Medical Problem Solving (IDC30) / Grade 11 Personal Finance (IDC30) / Grade 11 Race and Society (IDC30) / From Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming (IDC30) / Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) / Grade 12 9/11 in a Global Context (IDC4U) / Grade 12 Business Problem Solving (IDC4U) / Grade 12 Genocide and Human Rights (IDC4U) / Grade 12 Introduction to Investment (IDC4U) / Grade 12 International and Canadian Law (CLN4U) / Grade 12 Introduction to Legal Thinking (IDC4U)
Language CoursesEnglish, French
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