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Tamwood Camps - Vancouver SFU
Vancouver, , V6Z-2N2
Phone: (604)899-4480
Fax: (604)899-4481

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Current Average Rating : 2.21


Every summer, Tamwood runs an English language summer camp for kids and teens ages 7-17 in Vancouver at SFU. The summer camp program happens on the university campus and features English language classes, exciting lessons in sports and creative activities, cultural events and sightseeing excursions in and around Vancouver. Accommodation options include residence on campus, host families and self-arranged.

Learn English, make friends, try some new sports and activities, see Vancouver and other beautiful spots in Canada as you take part in this exciting ESL summer camp in Vancouver Canada at Simon Fraser University.


Camp Type:
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
7 to 17
$1000 - $2000/wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:
Vancouver, British Columbia


  • Academic
  • ESL
  • General Academics
  • General Sports
  • International Studies
  • Language
  • Leadership
  • Hiking Day outings
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Art
  • Crafting
  • Dance
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Theater
  • Aerobics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Ice Skating
  • Paintball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Fitness Camps Game


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

SUMMER CAMPS: Programs start every Sunday

Accommodation Residence Homestay Self Arranged
  Available for: Available for: Available for:
7 to 12
13 to 17
13 to 17
7 to 12
13 to 17
Dates Offered Jul 4 to Aug 8 Jul 4 to Aug 15 Jul 4 to Aug 15 Jul 4 to Aug 8 Jul 4 to Aug 15
1 Week CAD 1,920 CAD 1,534 CAD 1,345 CAD 1,285 CAD 1,180
2 Weeks CAD 3,180 CAD 2,937 CAD 2,420 CAD 2,153 CAD 1,975
3 Weeks CAD 4,640 CAD 4,330 CAD 3,632 CAD 3,305 CAD 3,032
4 Weeks CAD 6,060 CAD 5,684 CAD 4,845 CAD 4,496 CAD 4,123
5 Weeks CAD 7,365 CAD 6,989 CAD 6,052 CAD 5,720 CAD 5,247
6 Weeks Not Offered CAD 8,272 CAD 7,237 Not Offered CAD 6,349


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Very poor staff to child ratio. Not a safe place to send your child to. Very unorganized and unprofessional in terms of a respectful employer employee relationship.
Comment on : 05 June, 2012
The English learning Camp is virtually overtaken by Brazilian students in the summer - literally hundreds of them inclduding their nannies from Brazil. Alot of Portugese being spoken both among students and between the English teacher and these students. Despite complaining to staff this was never rectified.

Also the Brazilian students were severe bullies to the non-Brazlian students. My son left the camp with a very negative experience as a result. Staff did nothing despite complaints. Had we known before hand about this situation we would have never attended in the camp in the first place.

Also there are no clear benchmarks about what the kids are supposed to learn in their English class and no clear final exam to show what the kids learned during the sessions.

For these reasons I would steer clear of Tamwood and try other outfits.
Comment on : 19 May, 2012
very understaffed.
Comment on : 03 August, 2011
Terrible administration, lax security, poor provisions, false claims in their promotionals, total lack of quality, unprofessional and unappreciative of their employees.
Comment on : 27 July, 2011
Below average especially considering the high cost. Poor supervision. lack of support from staff who are unable to attend to any special circumstance arising. Counsellors are poorly trained.
Comment on : 26 July, 2011
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