Summer Programmes

Discover Canada Experience

The Discover Canada Experience is designed for 9 to 15 year-olds who are either native English speakers or who are English language learners with moderate to advanced English proficiency. Participants select from an extensive array of week-long Day Programme offerings such as; MultiSport, Drama, CSI Ridley, Robotics, Leadership and many more, while spending the day with other international and Canadian students. This year we offer both two and three-week options.

In the evenings and on weekends, students participate in Ridley’s robust co-curricular programme consisting of arts, camp activities, various athletic events and cultural day trips to magnificent Niagara Falls and surrounding attractions, Canada’s Wonderland and Toronto!

Discover Canada Schedule

Two-week sessions;
Session 1: July 7–20
Session 2: July 28–August 10
Session 3: August 11–24

Total Cost: $2,999 
Deposit: $1,000 (due at the point of online registration)
Remainder of payment: $1,999  (due by May 31, 2019)
Three-week sessions;
Session 1: July 7–27
Session 2: July 28–August 17

Total Cost: $4,499  
Deposit: $1,000 (due at the point of online registration)
Remainder of payment: $3,499 (due by May 31, 2019)
Registration deadline and full payment due: May 31, 2019

Please see our Day Camps page for a complete list of our offerings.
First day of classes: please arrive at the Fieldhouse Building (building F on campus map) on Monday morning at 8:30a.m.
For Residential Boarding Programme information please see our FAQ page.

All our boarding programmes include:

  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff
  • Shared accommodation in Ridley dorms
  • Three meals
  • Health insurance while staying on campus
  • Access to 24-hour health care by medical professionals at Ridley’s Schmon Health Centre
  • Free WIFI access
  • Evening and weekend excursions such as: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake shopping at the local outlet mall, Canada’s Wonderland, and day trip to Toronto.
The programme cost does NOT include: spending money (we recommend $300 CDN), initial arrival and departure transportation to and from Ridley and unaccompanied minor service (if required).
Refund Policy
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at All cancellations received prior to May 31, 2019 will be eligible for 50% refund of the deposit paid. If student’s visa is denied full refund less 10% of the deposit will be issued. Copies of documentation from the Canada Embassy will be required in order to process this refund request. Cancellations after May 31, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.
A student whose participation is terminated due to behavior incongruent with Ridley’s Code of Conduct will not receive a refund.

Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.