Summer Programmes

Since 1979, CISS has provided students from around the world the opportunity to come together in Canada for transformative summer learning experiences in traditional camps, language programs in cities, and other adventure experiences. With a focus on fun and unique opportunities to learn, our summer programmes promise to give you the experience—and the Canadian memories—of a lifetime.

Thank you for a successful 2022 summer!  We are working on our details for 2023 - keep checking in for updates.

City Residential Programmes

Want to travel and improve your English while discovering a new city and meeting people from around the world? Our City Residential Programmes are for you! We've designed these programmes to meet your language learning goals while immersing you in a community of peers. Together, you'll navigate some of Canada's most exciting urban locations, learning new skills and making new friends along the way that will serve you for a lifetime. 

CISS City Residential Programmes give you the chance to live, learn, and grow. And, most importantly, to have fun doing it.

Our 2022 summer programmes are full to capacity. We thank campers, parents and agents for the support, and look forward to releasing information on our 2023 offers.

CISS at Trinity

LocationToronto, Ontario
Ages14-18 years, boys and girls
NEW! Entrepreneurship14-18 years, boys and girls
Session Length2, 3 or 4 week sessions
AccommodationSingle or Double residence rooms
General English20 hours per week + 5 hours of practical per week
Experience higher learning in the heart of Toronto! (Back for 2023)

CISS Toronto

LocationUniversity of St. Michael's College
Ages13-17 years, boys and girls
Excursions and ActivitiesDuring the afternoon and evening
Session Length2 or 3 Weeks - Global Leadership / 2, 3 or 4 weeks - General English
General English or Global Leadership20 hours per week
A remarkable learning experience in the heart of Toronto.

CISS Vancouver

LocationNorth Vancouver, BC
Ages13-17, boys and girls
AccommodationDouble Rooms
Dates10 JUL to 06 AUG
Excursions1 Full day and 2 half days per week
Global English20 hours per week
Global English skills for the 21st Century.

Special Interest Courses

At CISS, we believe that students benefit most when they choose a summer learning experience that best suits their personality and goals. For international students interested in topics “beyond ESL”, our Special Interest Courses allow them to gain knowledge and skills in a subject area while practicing their English in a supportive environment. From leadership skills to preparation for university life and careers, these courses reflect the interests and passions of today’s youth and are designed to help prepare them for future success. The courses take place inside a larger programme, offering both the opportunity for focused study with a group of like-minded peers and the chance to be part of a large group of participants from around the world with a full schedule of activities and excursions.  

Our 2022 summer programmes are full to capacity. We thank campers, parents and agents for the support, and look forward to releasing information on our 2023 offers.

Global Leadership

LocationCISS Toronto
Ages12-17 years, boys and girls
Global LeadershipStarting dates: 3 weeks 02/07 - 22/07 or 23/07 - 12/08
Session Length3 week sessions
AccommodationStudent Residence
Weekly Hours20 hours per week
Inspiring International Young Leaders for an ever-changing world!

Academic & Career Prep

LocationCISS at Trinity - Toronto, ON
Ages16-18 years - boys and girls
DatesReturning in 2023
AccommodationSingle or Double Residence Rooms
Weekly Hours25
A course for teens thinking about their futures (Returning in 2023)


LocationCISS at Trinity - Toronto, ON
Ages14-18 years - boys and girls
DatesNew for 2023
AccommodationSingle or Double Residence Rooms
Weekly Hours25 hours per week
Preparing students to make difference! (New for 2023)
For 2020