Junior English Summer Camp

July 7th - 16th, 2024 Apply Today JESC Brochure
Enjoy both soccer and university STEM all in one camp!

Soccer Camp

Practice with the HORNS

Enjoy a week of customized soccer clinics with our varsity athletic coaches and meet ULethbridge athletes.

  • Co-ed athletes welcome.
  • 3 hours of soccer practice from Monday to Friday.
  • Play on our state-of-the-art community stadium.
  • Get stronger through professional conditioning and strength training in our High-Performance Sports Development Centre.
  • Learn the core values of our Pronghorn soccer team, such as teamwork, respect, and communication.
  • Small and large group games.
  • Immerse yourself in an advanced English language environment.
  • Practice language through play.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Experience STEM on a university campus

Explore labs, run experiments, and meet changemakers in Southern Alberta. In Physics, learn about the science of electric guitar and how we observe and study extrasolar planets. Head to Biochemistry to load samples into advanced equipment. Don't miss the Innovation Zone for design challenges and coding guidance from ULethbridge experts!

Destination Exploration (DE) is a ULethbridge youth outreach program, run under the Faculty of Arts & Science, which provides a variety of hands-on and engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) youth programs. International high school-aged students will be able to access our custom Experience U program which gives students a traditional university experience in STEM.

  • Check out this Science Commons building.
  • Experience our state-of-the-art Physics & Astronomy labs, Synbridge (iGEM - International Genetically Engineered Machine) & Maker Space, Neuroscience lab, and Agility's Innovation Zone.

Program Information

English Language Requirements: High-Intermediate Level

This program is conducted entirely in English. Students with a lower than high-intermediate English level may find this program challenging.

Recommended English test scores:

  • Duolingo English Test:  80 or higher
  • Academic IELTS: 5.0 or higher
  • TOEFL (iBT) o TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 50 or higher
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 40 or higher

Don't know your English language level? See the table below for details.

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*These scores are for information purposes only and are used to estimate applicant English levels to help guide student camp course selections. If you do not meet the high-intermediate level of English, please contact us for options.

Age Requirement: High School - grade 10 to grade 12; typically aged 15 to 18.

Participants must be of the appropriate age before the first day of camp. If you are too young to participate this year, we look forward to seeing you in our programs next year. If you want to attend but have graduated high school, please email jesc@uleth.ca to inquire further. 

At least one responsible adult is required to travel with each group of students. The preferred student-to-chaperone ratio is 10:1.

There are three camp packages available: BASIC, PLUS, & PREMIUM. All applicants will automatically be signed up for the basic package. If you are also interested in the additional PLUS or PREMIUM activities/tours, please let us know. Conditions do apply.

What is included in the BASIC camp package:

  • Bus pick up and drop off from Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Varsity soccer clinics and training - 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday
  • Experience U - STEM activities - 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday
  • Past activities focused on Physics, Astronomy, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Innovation and Design, Genetic Engineering and more.
  • Local social programming and evening activities including but not limited to:
    • swimming (on campus or local waterpark),
    • rock climbing,
    • museum tours,
    • Indigenous games,
    • bowling,
    • movie nights,
    • visits to a local observatory, 
    • nature walk, and
    • trampoline park.
  • On-campus accommodations; shared 4-bedroom apartment
  • Letter of Acceptance to apply for travel authorization to Canada
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) for the duration of the camp*
  • Experienced teachers, coaches, and activities coordinators
  • Faculty Showcase/Open House
  • Camper swag such as a T-shirt, water bottle, and other mementos
  • JESC certificate of completion
  • 24/7 on-campus supervision

*Except for breakfast on the day of arrival and dinner on the day of departure.

What is not Included in the BASIC package:

  • Pre-arrival and post-departure day meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Waterton National Park weekend trip

Additional Packages:

  • Plus Package: Waterton National Park horseback riding tour
  • Premium Package: Banff National Park tour before or after camp dates (2 days, 1 night)

Quick Facts:

  • Enjoy one of the sunniest places in Canada (over 320 days a year).
  • We are home to a population of about 130,00 people which gives students a safe community environment.
  • Our campus is built on a scenic landscape called the coulees. Students are greeted by beautiful campus views.
  •  The river valley's coulees are home to one of North America's largest urban park systems.
  • Wildlife populations such as deer roam freely around campus and across the city.
  • We are within driving distance of the famous Rocky Mountains and other UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • ​Learn more about what Lethbridge has to offer at Travel Alberta.

  1. Fill out this form 
  2. Email the form to jesc@uleth.ca before the March 29th, 2024 application deadline.
  3. In your email, please let us know your:
    • Name, age, grade (first, second or third year of high school), and your high school's name
    • English level: Advanced, High-Intermediate, Intermediate, or Pre-Intermediate
      • if you have completed a test, please provide a copy of your results
    • Camp name: JESC Soccer and STEM
    • Indicate if you or your group want to be considered for the additional PLUS and/or PREMIUM packages. This is optional.
      • Condition of added packages: minimum student numbers are required to provide this option. You will only be charged if the package is made available.

Example Email:

Dear JESC,

My name is _____ and I would like to sign up for the JESC Soccer and STEM camp. I am ___ years old and in my ______(select one: first, second, or third)____ year of high school. I attend ______ high school. My English language level is at the High-Intermediate level.

4. Please allow us 1-3 business days for a response, and we will provide further instructions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Have questions? Contact us
Thiago Bastos

Our Head Coach

By joining this summer English camp, you will learn what it takes to be a varsity athlete from our Pronghorns Women's Soccer Head Coach, Thiago Bastos
Thiago is originally from Brazil and joined the University of Lethbridge with six years of experience coaching in Canada, and competing at an elite level. Thiago's approach as a coach includes prioritizing results on the field and focusing on students' mental health and physical well-being. 
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Our Campus in Lethbridge

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. You will have access to our on-campus Mount Blakiston apartments, excellent sports and recreation facilities, catered meals, and experienced teachers. 

Our Evening & Weekend Social Activities

Outside of class, you will have plenty of activities to look forward to. From rock climbing, visiting the trampoline park, going to the movies, bowling, and enjoying our local Waterpark, your evenings and weekends will be full of fun. You will also have the exciting opportunity to visit the famous Alberta Rocky Mountains in Waterton National Park. Additional add-ons are available. Some activities are subject to an additional fee. 

Applications now open for July 2024