Lee Academy offers two outstanding 'Summer X' programs designed to enrich and engage children during the summer break. Extension, exploration, excitement and exchange are the founding principles of our 'Summer X' programs!
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GLOBAL CONNECTIONS is a one of a kind opportunity for students in Grade 6 or higher to learn about and travel to a region of the world to experience its culture, history and language as part of an exchange or outreach trip. Past trips have included a 10-day outreach trip France, an Canadian exchange with students in the Northwest Territories and a 13-day outreach safari trip to Kenya. Most recently, our Global Connections group travelled to Peru for 18 days. The excursions included
hiking to Machu Pichu and repainting an orphanage. The group also fundraised to purchase new physiotherapy equipment and a trampoline for the orphanage. We have taken our most recent group on a Quebec City homestay and in June/July, 2019, we return to Kenya!
What is the Global Connections Programme?
Global Connections participants (12 maximum) study a different destination each summer, travel to another part of Canada or the world for a 7 to 18 day stay (chaperoned by the director) and return for Summer “X” Session 2 with a student exchange partner if possible. This year, we travel to Quebec for a language homestay from July 8-23rd.
Where has the group travelled in the past?
Over the past several years, participants have travelled to France, Kenya, the Northwest Territories and most recently, Peru in 2016. We return to Kenya in July, 2019!
Who is eligible for the programme?
Only students entering Grades 6-12 and enrolled in university but who have graduated from Lee Academy will be considered. If more students apply than there are spaces available, preference will be given to those who show the most responsibility and dedication in the Global Connections’ preparation process. All applicants must have filled out the Summer X application form, the Global Connections’ application and paid the fees to be registered.
What is the cost?
The final costs will be determined as the destination is finalized. Previous excursions have ranged from $2000 - $5500 per participant. The fees pay for the administration of the programme, registration, transportation, accommodation and meals as well as programs and tourist excursions.
For more information about our Global Connections Programme, please contact our director, Alison Will, at email@example.com or call 519-647-9772.
Thank you to all the families who have been part of Camp Lee Academy since we first began in July, 2001! We have so many great experiences to remember. This summer, however, we will not have a summer camp offering. We are sorry to disappoint families. Thank you and if you have any questions, do email the director at
if you wish. The older students do still have the option of The Global Connections Summer X programme. This June/July, we take a group of students to Kenya.