2019 Junior English Summer Camp
in San Francisco

International English Summer Programs for Children and Teens in San Francisco

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Summer Camp in San Francisco

San Francisco is a favorite destination for travelers and our International English junior summer camp at University of California Berkeley gives students from 13 - 17 years old the opportunity to improve their English language skills while enjoying what this great Californian city has to offer. Students live and study on a world-famous University situated just a short subway ride away from the heart of San Francisco.

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Program Overview

The International Junior Summer Camp Program on UC Berkeley Campus offers a complete academic program consisting of grammar, comprehension, expression, vocabulary building, and fluency development. The programs feature a two, three, or four-week English Language Training Course, daily afternoon activities, and weekend excursions.

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in America. It is an ideal environment in which to live, study and learn about American culture. San Francisco is a home to several theaters, music and dance companies, and a variety of interesting museums. Not only can visitors discover the wonderful culture of the city but they can also enjoy the spectacular beaches that surrounding the city offering great surf spots year round. In our Junior Summer Camp, students have the opportunity to explore the Bay Area and surrounding areas such as Berkeley, Napa Valley and Monterey.

English Language Program details:

  • 20 lessons (50 minutes each) per week
  • Small multi-national classes, maximum 10 (average 8) students per class
  • 5 levels: elementary to advanced
  • Our curriculum is centered around four main areas:
    Communication and the Arts
    Test Prep (TOEFL/SAT) Strategies
    Academic Subjects/STEM
  • Qualified EFL teachers
  • All textbooks and learning materials included
  • Additional 3 hours of "Cultural Workshops" per week. These afternoon Cultural Workshops are included to encourage fluency and spontaneous use of the language, and are directly connected to the week's activities.
  • End of course Certificates and Reports

Our English Language Program includes five levels from elementary to advanced and students take a placement test on the first day to ensure they are in an appropriate level.

Our excellent teachers are all university graduates with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificates and are experienced in addressing the needs of young learners. Teachers use a communicative approach to teaching the language and lessons may include project work, videos, games and access to our wide variety of modern English teaching resources.

Our friendly, professional teachers, cutting-edge methodology and interactive and stimulating learning environment will maximize your language learning experience. Lessons are fast paced, intensive, and contemporary and are designed to help you improve your communication skills and build confidence using English.

Full-board Residential Accommodation:

Students are housed in double or triple bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. The shared common lounge space per six students has a fridge, microwave, dining table and couches and there is an additional study room on each floor. The residence hall also includes a computer room and laundry facilities.

All meals are provided in the large cafeteria located right across the street from the residence hall, which offers a variety of dishes for students. Special dietary requirements can also be accommodated.

Our welfare and support staff are on site at all times - 24 hours a day - should your children need any help while they with us. 24 hour emergency contact phone number for students and parents is also avaialble. Travel and Medical Insurance included.

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Our Junior Summer Camp Program in San Francisco offers students many exciting activities and excursions along with a full afternoon and evening activity program.

Each week there are full-day and half-day excursions.

Full-day excursions include:

  • Muir woods
  • Stinton or Monterey Beach
  • The Aquarium of the Bay
  • Six Flags Marine World Amusement Park

Half-day excursions include:

  • Ride the duck and explore Chinatown
  • Alcatraz prison
  • Pier 39 (shopping and entertainment complex)
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Historic cable cars and cycling on the Golden Gate Bridge

Our full afternoon and evening activity program offers students a choice of intramural sports as well as other activities including movie nights, karaoke, student discos, bowling, cycling and much more.

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Supervision of Students

Supervision of students is an important issue. We offer lots of individual care and attention to each student. Our welfare and support staff are on site at all times - 24 hours a day. We have a 24 hour emergency contact phone number for students and parents.

The following levels of supervision are provided.

At the Residence

Staff are always on duty in the evening and in the residence at night. In addition there is 24 hour security. During the evening and night time students are strictly prohibited from leaving the residence unsupervised.


Staff to student ratios are strictly enforced and students are double checked on and off buses. During excursions, free time is often given for the students to explore a designated area, e.g. a shopping area. Students can do this in small groups unsupervised but they are told the time and place to meet and also where staff will be during their free time.


Any absence from class is immediately reported to the Camp Manager or Director of Studies and investigated.

Other Necessary Information


All meals are provided in large, comfortable cafeterias on campus, except on excursions when a packed-lunch is given to all students. Wholesome and varied food is served and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise us at the time of enrolment if a student has any special dietary requirements.


Laundry facilities are available at the residence halls where students are accommodated. Bed linen and towels are changed once a week, but no other laundry is included in the course fees. If students wish to wash clothes during their stay, they will be responsible for doing so.


A 24-hour emergency telephone number will be given in writing to students. All students will be issued with an identity card, which explains what action is to be followed in the event of an emergency or other difficulty. Students will be told to carry this card at all times.

All students must provide an emergency contact number to the staff on their first day. This should normally be the number of a parent/ guardian.

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Prices and Dates

  • Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2019
  • All arrivals and departures are on Sundays
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • Package Price (per week):
  • Residential camp: 2250
  • Day camp:$1350
  • Application fee:$100
  • Airport transfer each way:$125
  • Unaccompanied Minor :$155

The program fee includes:

  • 20 lessons per week in the mornings.
  • Residential accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • All meals
  • full day excursions
  • half-day excursions
  • Afternoon and evening activity program
  • Close supervision and 24-hour emergency telephone number
  • Welcome pack - including a free Student bag
  • Placement test
  • Leaving certificate

All arrivals and departures should be on Sundays. Saturday arrivals and departures are arranged subject to availability. Non-Sunday arrival or departure will incur a supplementary charge of $200 in addition to the extra night charge, available on request. Any student travelling as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM) must pay our UM fee of $150 per single journey in addition to the transfer fees and any charges levied by the airline. All individual students under the age of 13 must travel as an Unaccompanied Minor and pay this fee.

Students can study from 2 to 6 weeks. Most of our students apply for the program directly and are coming to the camp on their own. However, we also accept groups of students coming together. We offer one free place for the group leader for each 12 students and discounted prices for the group leaders coming with the group of less than 12 students.

Please note that the number of places for groups coming from one country is limited in order to have a good international mix of students coming to our Junior Summer Camp from almost 40 different countries.

We don't have application deadlines. However, all enrollments are subject to space availability. We recommend to reserve your place as far in advance as possible. Please note that the camp capacity is only 150 students and many parents and group leaders are "Early Birds" and make their decision 6 to 8 months in advance.

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Important Information

We still have a limited number of places. Apply for 2019 Summer Camp Now! Most places have been already booked. All applications are considered in the order they received.

Key Features

  • Ages: 13 - 17 years
  • Lessons: 20 lessons per week
  • Class Size: 10 students per class
  • Levels: 5 levels
  • Accommodation: Twin Rooms
  • Day Camp Option: Available
  • Medical Insurance: Not Included
  • Camp Capacity: 150 students

Prices and Dates

  • Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2019
  • All arrivals and departures are on Sundays
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • Package Price (per week):
  • Residential camp: $2250
  • Day camp:$1350
  • Application fee:$100
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