Summer Programs, On-line Learning & Con’t Ed

Richmond School District Summer Learning:

Summer Learning 2019 ~ Richmond School District (Continuing Education).  Online registration will begin in the month of May:  (Some courses may be changed or added, please check website for current course listings).  Contact:  604.668.6123    Email: 

Richmond School District Continuing Education:

Richmond Virtual School:

Summer registration will start mid-April.
Questions Contact: Gary Chan | Head Teacher 604-668-6089

Summer Opportunities:

SFU Summer Camps & Youth Programs – Volunteer Opportunities – To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at the youth camps at SFU see: Students must be at least 14 years by July 1st, able to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks, attend training and orientation, and upon acceptance get a Criminal Record Check done. Applications available from: Students are also to email a resume to: with the subject line 2016 Volunteer Application-Your name. For further information contact Michelle Jung at 778 782-4307.

Now Accepting Applications!Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media Program – Summer Digital Boot Camp For Teens – The Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver (Collaboration of SFU, UBC, Emily Carr and BCIT) is offering a 2-week intensive summer camp designed for students entering grades 9-12 with artistic or technical interests who want to explore educational and career opportunities in the video game and digital media industry.  Students will learn rapid prototyping and collaborative techniques and will work in teams to build a playable digital media product at the end of this fun 2-week course.  TMDM is running July 8 – 19, 2019.​  The cost for the entire program is $1100 per student. Partial bursaries may become available for students who require financial support.  TMDM is a competitive entry program. Applicants must write a letter of intent and include a signature from their teachers. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. ​  Located at the Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way,  For more information see: or call 778-370-1001

Dec 1 – Queen’s University Enrichment Studies Application OpensThe Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) provides grade 6 to 12 students with challenging academic enrichment opportunities and a university-life experience on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Spring and summer programs encourage students to explore their interests and passions in a university environment.  Enrichment Mini-Course (EMC) for Grades 9-12   Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen’s (SEEQ) for Grades 8-12  Queen’s Excellence in Skills Training (QuEST) Leadership Program for Grades 7-10  For details, check

FEB 7 to March 7/19 – McGill University Summer Academy Registration opensA new program for high school students currently in Grades 10 and 11 has been launched by McGill from July 9 to 22. Unfolding over two weeks of classes, workshops, activities, and trips, this experience will introduce students to university life and is sure to make your summer memorable! Please find out more on  For further details, email at

Still Accepting Applications!Explore Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program- (although Feb 16/19 deadline has past, explore is still accepting applications) – Explore is an intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill level in French. Discover another region of Canada while learning French through classroom instruction, workshops, sociocultural activities, and field trips. Participants are awarded a place and funding that covers the tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. Explore offers programs for youth aged 13 to 18. In order to qualify for the Explore funding, student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible) and meet the age requirement for their program.  For details and how to apply visit:​

MAR 13/19 – Deadline to Apply to Ivey Summer Leadership Program – Running AUG 6-15, 2019 – Ivey Summer Leadership Program is an intensive nine-day residential summer enrichment program for students going into grades 11 and 12 from diverse backgrounds. While staying on campus, students will get a taste of Western’s Ivey’s undergraduate business program and sample Ivey curriculum highlights in marketing, accounting, operations and entrepreneurship. Cost of program is $1864.50. More information and how to apply at:​

MAR 28/19 – Young Women in Public Safety application deadline. – This is a one week paid summer opportunity (July 15-19), for grade 11 girls who are interested in pursuing careers in public safety and security. They will visit several public safety organizations in Surrey or Metro Vancouver such as Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Correctional Service Canada, Parole Board of Canada, and Public Safety Canada which will help them plan their possible educational paths. For more information visit Federal Student Work Experience Program at:​

NEW WESTMISTER POLICE ACADEMY FOR TEENS – APR 1/19 Deadline to Apply.  Are you a grade 11 or 12 student who is curious about a career in policing? Want to learn from the best about investigative methods and advanced driving techniques?  Then consider applying for the New Westminster Police Department Student Police Academy. The application fee is $50.  This two-week program runs from July 2 – July 12, 2019 and gives you a behind the scenes look at all aspects of being a police officer. From physical conditioning and self-defence tactics, to scenario-based simulations and firearm safety, you’ll receive from police the most up to date tactical training. You will learn about the many different aspects of policing from exciting guest speakers. Meet members of the K9 Unit, see the police helicopter – Air 1 up close, and get out on the water with the NWPD Marine Unit. This is your opportunity to see what it takes to be a police officer. Successful candidates will exemplify the following core values:  Professionalism – Police officers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner both at work and in their personal lives.  Responsibility – Police officers are responsible for their own actions and for their contribution to a positive culture in their class.  Accountability – We are looking for candidates who understand the importance of taking ownership for their actions, both positive and negative.  Integrity –A police officer must be honest and truthful, realizing that the goal of each investigation is to discover truth rather than eliminating doubt.  ​Service – Police officers exemplify one of the most effective forms of leadership: servant leadership. They lead by example and willingly assist with the most marginalized of all populations.  Endurance – Policing is both physically and mentally challenging.  ​For details and to apply: ​

Apr 5/19 Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Intern Program – Coast Capital Savings offers opportunities for students entering Grade 11 and 12 in September 2019 to be paid members of their Youth Get It Interns. Interns work as community ambassadors and as Member Service Representatives helping members in our branches.  Being a Youth Get It Intern is a job that requires professionalism and a friendly and helpful attitude. Students will gain skills like leadership, community relations and financial literacy that prepare them for their future.

– Represent Coast Capital Savings at community events
– Work part-time after school or on weekends during the school year
– Work full-time in the summer, 5 days per week
– Work as a Member Service Representative helping our members in one of our branches
– Take part in a team building camp.  Apply online:

MAY 31/19 Camp Ignite 2019 – deadline to apply – – A free four-day camp to women in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18) . – This camp offers an introduction to firefighting
– Participants will also learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork
– The camp runs from August 8-Aug 11/19 . Email applications to WHENG@Richmond.CAMore details and application at:

JUL and AUG 2019 – U of Toronto Summer Law and Medicine Summer Youth Programs –  registrations for applications are open, but 1st come first served. Current Grade 10 – 12 students have the opportunity to sign up for weekly modules in either the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Medicine to further their interest in Law or Medicine at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.  This year fees do not include accommodation, lunch, or transport to and from the program. The cost of the law weeks are approximately $900/wk and the medicine program is approximately $1,458/wk plus $98 registration fee per student. You can get details on the weekly modules available and to apply at: and

JUNE – Deadline to apply for the 3-Day Roofing Course – deadline for applications to be submitted to the Career Programs Office located at the Richmond School District Office at 7811 Granville Ave.  Open to grade 10 students but preference will be given to grade 11-12. This program will run July 2-4, 2018 at the RCABC Langley location (student’s own transportation). Cost to students is $200  1. WorkSafe BC approved Fall Protection training.  2. WHMIS certification.  3. Ladder safety training.  4. General construction site safety training.  5. Introduction to the roofing industry.  6. A job with an RCABC company (The RCABC will place Richmond students with a Richmond company)  Pick up an application package in the counselling area. Return completed application to the District Career Programs Office located at the Richmond School District Office at 7811 Granville Ave.

JUN 14/19 – Final Deadline to Register for Emily Carr Summer Institute for Teens – The Summer Institute for Teens at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a one-month intensive program where students aged 16 to 18 prepare for an education at an art + design university through dedicated studio practice. Studios available in Animation, Communication Design, Drawing, Industrial Design, Illustration: Digital, Illustration: Traditional Painting, Print Media + Book Arts, Textiles, Storytelling: Media Arts. Program runs from July 2 – 26/19. Program Fees: Domestic: $2390 and International: $2790. More details at: