The Best Vancouver Overnight Kids Camp - Two week ESL SUMMER Camp!

World Bound Language and Cultural Camp

Cultural and Language Connection | Life, Social and Outdoor Skills | Gourmet Cooking Lessons | Swimming | Water Activities | Hiking | Sports | Touring | Ice Skating | Overnight Tent Camping | Team Building | ESL Studies | Much More

We can respond to inquiries in five languages

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We offer a traditional summer camp experience in nature, not a touristy type of camp isolated from other Canadian children.

For over a decade, Fireside Adventures has provided unique educational and cultural-based experiences for children wanting to participate in a traditional overnight summer camp experience. We strive to offer the best immersive experience at our summer camps, where we teach through the lens of cross-cultural competencies.  International children will improve their level of English while they get to see some of British Columbia’s most amazing locations, learn outdoor leadership skills and build friendships with Canadian children. You have a choice of two different dates (June 25-July 8 or July 22-August 4), and each camp takes the children to different BC locations.

Fireside Adventures is Vancouver’s best overnight summer camp where kids explore, discover and play in some of Metro Vancouver’s most stunning locations while learning the essentials of outdoor skills, kids gourmet cooking lessons, daily swims and playing in local forests.

Program Details

Date Options:
June 25- July 8th
July 22- August 4th

Ages: 8-13 (co-ed)

Rate: $2,859.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Ask us about our group booking rate.


  • Airport shuttle
  • Transportation during camp activities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Admission
  • Daily ESL instruction and/or tutoring totaling 20 hours with final written and video exam
  • 24/7 camper supervision
  • Camp activities and tours.

Note From The Owner – Jeff Willis

Why choose us? 

We know that children blossom when they learn a new language and have a new cultural experience. We also know how important it is for your child to see their evolving world in a positive lens. That’s why we hire the most skilled, matured and experienced camp instructors.

We do more than offer a typical ESL camp experience; we offer an enriching summer camp program where your child will be connected with Canadian children and teachers.

Fireside offers something different, meaningful and unique for our international campers: children are immersed in a safe, nurturing environment where they get to share their own language and culture with others. This experience will positively define their potential and summer experience.

Kids camp instructors

We assess your child's English before they leave for Canada and reassess upon their arrival to ensure they are in the best ESL stream (ESL Instruction or ESL Tutoring/Practicing).

Dynamic lodging and camp activities

Sharing, playing, exploring, discovering and seeking adventure are universal experiences that all children should have at camp. That’s why we offer dynamic lodging and camp activities immersed in an outdoor setting.

Our overnight camps in Hope, North Vancouver, UBC and Whistler are designed to foster children’s social-emotional learning and language and cultural competencies, with the perfect mix of skill based training, gourmet cooking lessons and immersion in the local forests, mountains and oceans.

It's a Life Changing Experience

World Bound Camp Adventure 1 - June 25th- July 8th, 2019 (14 days)

20 hours of ESL instruction and tutoring

Ages: 8 - 13  (co-ed)
ESL Direct & Tutoring: $2,849.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Contact us to learn about our group booking rate.

• June 25 – July 2nd -  Cabin accommodation at Camp Squeah participating in archery, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking, chef lessons, camp games and high ropes courses.

• July 1st - Day trip to Hope, BC on Canada Day.

• July 2 – 5th - Tent camping at Cultus Lake Provincial Park (3 nights) plus a full day visit at Cultus Lake Water Park. Tenting accommodation

• July 5 – 8th – 3 nights residing at University of British Columbia (dorm accommodation). Day trip to Whistler and visiting Vancouver’s incredible sites and locations including Granville Island, Stanley Park, Kitsilano Beach.

World Bound Camp Adventure 2 - July 22nd–August 4th, 2019(14 days)

20 hours of ESL instruction and tutoring

Ages: 8 - 13  (co-ed)
ESL Direct & Tutoring: $2,959.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Contact us to learn about our group booking rate.

• July 22 -30th- airport pick-up with scenic drive to Whistler, and accommodation at the spectacular Fireside Lodge (dorm rooms). Hiking, swimming, ice skating, visiting Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, touring Whistler, paddle boarding and canoeing.

• July 30 – August 4th – Participating in Fireside’s Forest Gourmet Camp where campers will join Canadian children at our Camp Capilano Campus. Campers will work with a professional chef and learn how to make gourmet meals and desserts while also exploring local North Vancouver trails, rivers and forests. One full day touring Vancouver.

Highlights of Fireside’s World Bound Language and Cultural Summer Camp

Language and cultural summer camp for kids

  • Individually tailored to each student (ESL instruction or tutoring is adjusted to the English level of each camper, while building language aptitude through cross-cultural instruction);
  • Children are offered the quintessential Canadian camping experience;

  • World Bound Camp is conducted in English and taught by experienced staff who are also certified teachers and/or multilingual;
  • Cross-cultural experiences and exchanges between Canadian and international children;
  • A carefully crafted camp environment to respect each child’s developing mind, body, spirit and emotions;
  • Daily physical activities, with engaging and thought provoking cultural-based programs;
  • Gourmet cooking lessons, an introduction to several recreational activities, visits to popular scenic sites and playing in nature;

It's a Life Changing Experience



Regardless of a participant’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.


A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.

Fitness Capacities

If you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on participants' abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Climate Change

We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.

Indigenous People

We acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Small Group Focused & Mobile

We purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less more for providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.

Place and Inquiry Based

All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.

Social and Emotional Learning

We create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.


We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each others stories and experiences, not our right.

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