Summer Programmes

Discover Canada Experience

Our Discover Canada Experience is designed for participants ages 9 to 15 who are intermediate level English speakers. The Discover Canada Experience allows students to select from a range of day camp experiences such as science and engineering, innovative entrepreneur, CSI Ridley, robotics, or arts and wellness and spend the day with other international and Canadian day students. On evenings and weekends, students participate in Ridley’s co-curricular programme (arts, activities, and athletics) and take cultural day trips.

Discover Canada Experience Schedule

Session 1: July 2 - July 22
Session 2: August 6 - August 26
Registration deadline: May 15, 2017
Cost: $4,250

All our boarding programmes include:

  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff
  • Shared accommodation in twin-bedrooms
  • Three meals per day and daytime and evening snacks
  • Health insurance while staying on campus
  • Daily co-curricular activities after school from 4:30pm - 5:30pm, including sports, swimming, skating, use of the strength centre, arts and crafts, and much more
  • Evening and weekend excursions such as: Niagara Falls, shopping at the local outlet mall, visits to Port Dalhousie and Crystal Beach, walking tour of downtown St. Catharines, movie nights, Canada’s Wonderland, CN Tower, and shopping in Toronto

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 15, 2017 will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total programme cost. If visa is denied full refund less 10% of programme costs will be issued. Cancellations after May 15, 2017 will not be eligible for 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 50+ 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 independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.