Summer Programmes

Experience Niagara

Come and experience the wonder of the Niagara Falls and surrounding area by immersing yourself in our one week Experience Niagara boarding programme. This experience is designed for North American students ages 9 to 17, whose native language is English. 
During your stay with us on Ridley’s beautiful 96-acre campus, you will visit many of the amazing attractions that the Niagara region has to offer.  Engage in experiences such as the Niagara Hornblower boat ride to the base of Niagara Falls, take a Journey Behind the Falls, challenge yourself on Niagara’s high ropes course with stunning picturesque views, hear the roaring rapids as you embark on the White Water Walk and immerse yourself in the history of Niagara-On-The-Lake! 
Other educational experiences include historical and cultural accounts of Niagara Falls via IMAX; a guided tour of Fort George (which was paramount in the Battle of 1812), a picnic at Brocks Monument, where you will learn about the hero himself and take in the spectacular view of the Niagara Parkway and escarpment. Finally, witness a close up look at the Welland Lock system with visionary construction was key for the economic development of the region.
For the daily calendar of excursions and activities, please click on the link labelled, “Calendar.” For further programme information, please click on the E-brochure.

Experience Niagara Schedule

Session 1:  July 15–21
Session 2:  July 22–28
Session 3:  August 12–18
Session 4:  August 19–25

Cost: $1,499/wk
Deposit: $300 due at time of online registration
Final payment: $1,199 due by May 15, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018

Boarding Experience Features

The cost of the Experience Niagara Programme includes:
  • Programme fee,
  • Shared accommodations on Ridley campus,
  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff,
  • Access to 24-hour health care by medical professionals at Ridley’s Schmon Health Centre
  • Three (3) meals a day
  • Tickets and transportation to all excursions and activities
  • Participation in Ridley’s robust co-curricular on-campus activities
  • Two (2) camp t-shirts
  • Free WiFi access 
The programme cost does NOT include: spending money (we recommend no more than $100) and initial arrival and departure transportation to and from Ridley.
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, 2018 will be eligible for a 50% refund of the deposit paid. Cancellations after May 15, 2018 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 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.