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Summer Camp College

LOS ANGELES - GROUPS ONLY



Based on campus at UCLA, one of the most prestigious colleges in California, students get a real taste of life in the Golden State - visiting world-famous Hollywood and Beverly Hills, relaxing on beautiful beaches like Malibu and Venice, and spending the day at Disneyland or Universal Studios.

Summer Camp College

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Course materials

  • Placement test 

  • End of course certificate

  • Full board residential accommodation 

  • Transport to/from activities 

  • Supervision by EC staff Activities per week:

    • 5 half-day afternoon activities
    • 5 evening activities
    • 2 full-day excursions (excluding arrival and departure weeks)

Dates available

  • 29 June - 10 August 2019

Ages

  • 10 - 13

Emergency Number

  • +1-301-625-1057

What to pack?

Summer weather in LA is warm and dry. Temperatures range from 65 F (18 C) to 90 F (32 C) or more. Heatwaves and droughts are not uncommon. 

  • Cool summer clothes – t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, jeans, etc. 
  • Light jacket/sweater for cooler nights 
  • Sportswear 
  • Running shoes/sneakers 
  • Good walking shoes 
  • Beach wear
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses & sun hat
  • Sun cream 
  • Stationery & notepad 
  • Mobile phone/camera  
  • Medical insurance
  • Passport & visa documents 
  • Emergency contact information 
  • Glasses/medicine 
  • Toiletries
  • Spending money  
  • Credit/debit card

 

 


UCLA is considered one of the flagship institutions of the University of California system and is located in the residential area of Westwood, bordered by Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Brentwood. The campus’ location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theatres or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy. The accommodation on campus has all the facilities students may need with several communal areas to meet friends. Students can take advantage of UCLA's sports facilities, which are also used for many on-campus activities.

Accommodation Address

The UCLA campus is in Westwood, Los Angeles. Exact address of residence will be communicated before arrival. 

Travel time from airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is typically 30 min – 1-hour drive depending on traffic.

Arrival day

Saturday

Departure day

Saturday

Getting to school & activities

  • Classes are located within UCLA grounds.


Meals

Breakfast

Buffet service includes cereal, oatmeal, toast with butter or jam, eggs any style, ham, cheese, omeletts made to order, tea, coffee, milk, juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit.

Lunch & Dinner

Buffet service includind a wide variety of hot and cold options such as pasta, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, stews, curries, Mexican food, selection of soups, extensive salad bar, vegetarian options, fresh fruit, ice cream, range of desserts, tea, coffee, juice, etc.

Dietary Requirements

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.
  • Vegetarian – will be provided at no supplement
  • Halal - will be provided at no supplement
  • Lactose intolerant & Vegan - will be provided at a supplement of $45 per week
  • Celiac & Gluten free -  will be provided at a supplement of $45 per week
EC must be informed of specific dietary requirements at the time of the booking. While EC endeavours to accommodate special requests such as Dietary requirements, this will have to be confirmed at booking stage by the accommodation department.

Medical

Typically, accident and travel insurance will cover medical emergencies and repatriation. However, a basic visit to a clinic for a minor problem can be very expensive in the US. We strongly recommend full medical insurance is in place prior to arrival. This is available from EC for $25 per week if required. Any medical conditions, allergies, or medication that needs to be administered must be disclosed to EC at the time of booking.

Transfer details

Students must arrive and depart on Saturdays using EC’s airport transfer service. If students opt out of this service and are accompanied by a parent or guardian, full arrival or departure details must be provided at time of booking – arrival/departure times, name, contact details and ID of parent/guardian.

Accommodation

Room Type

Twin room with shared bathroom

Board status
Full board. Breakfast, a variety of hot or cold lunches and dinner are served in the campus cafeteria.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Residential accommodation on campus in shared rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Supervision is provided by EC residential staff who support students outside class and activity times and ensure students observe the curfew and required standards of behavior
  • The Campus is safe due to campus police and 24-hr security
  • First aid and emergency medical centre on campus
  • Students have access to sports facilities such as pool, gym, basketball courts, and running track
  • Free wi-fi
  • There is no safe deposit box in the accommodation. Students are advised to keep passports, money and valuables in a locked suitcase in their rooms.

Supervision

EC supervises all activities and lessons and provides residential staff to assist in the evenings and nights. Activities and lessons are supervised at a ratio of 1 staff for every 15 students. Failure to follow the directions of the staff will result in a warning. 

Linen/towels

Bed linen and towels are provided at check-in.

Cleaning

Shared bathrooms and common areas are cleaned weekly.

Laundry

Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the residence. Cost approx. $1.50 per wash and $1.50 per dry. Prices are subject to change.


Learning centre

Classes are held on the UCLA campus in full-equipped classrooms. All classrooms have wi-fi. 

Course: General English 
20 lessons per week (15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • Engaging lessons are specially designed for young learners. Teachers focus on communication to boost students’ confidence using English in practical situations. 
  • Project work, assignments, and conversation classes help students use English as much as possible. 
  • The course develops students’ language ability by integrating the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

First Day

On the first day, all students take a placement test which allows academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability. 

Maximum Class Size

15

Attendance

All students must attend all classes unless they require medical assistance. If a student is ill, EC staff member will assist.

Educational materials

All teaching materials are provided. Students should bring their own stationery and notepads.

Extra Activity

  • Optional full-day excursions are available on Saturdays.
  • Disneyland $210
  • Universal Studios $200
  • These options alternate each week subject to availability.
  • These excursions must be paid in advance at the time of booking.
  • Lunch and dinner on optional excursions is not provided.


View Full Programme & More

Please view the programme for each week here 

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test  Santa Monica Beach Movie Night
M Themed Lessons Natural History Museum Welcome Event
T Themed Lessons Sports DayArts and Crafts
W Themed Lessons Marshmallow Towers Pool Games
T Themed Lessons Local Excursion: Downtown LA TourLocal Excursion: Downtown LA Tour
F Local Excursion Lesson Music Workshop
S Mini-Olympics or Optional Day Trip: Disneyland or Universal Studios
S      Welcome Talk & Placement Test          /         Laser Tag and Trivia Night                                              
M Themed Lessons Team Building Masterpiece Mural
T Themed Lessons Sports Day Grand Park 4th of July Block Party and Fireworks
W Themed Lessons Talent ShowMovie Night
T Themed Lessons  Local Excursion: Santa Monica Pier Rides Local Excursion: Santa Monica Pier Rides
F Themed Lessons and Shopping at the Grove Farewell Event
S Departures/Free Day or Optional Day Trip: Disneyland or Universal Studios

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.

Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.

  • Any lessons or activities missed will not be replaced or made up.
  • Lessons may alternate between mornings and afternoons.
  • All students must participate in all activities unless they cannot for medical reasons.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Students must return to the residence after activities and be in their rooms by 10:00 pm at the latest. Failure to meet curfew will result in a warning being issued.

Alcohol consumption

CHANGE: EC will not tolerate the consumption of alcohol by Young Learners students. Students who consume alcohol risk being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. In America the legal age to drink is 21 and the legal age to buy cigarettes is 21.

Drugs

The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.

Smoking

No smoking is permitted at any time. The entire campus is a designated smoke-free area. Legal age to buy tobacco in California is 21.

Pocket money: Suggested spending money/Cost of living

EC does not offer a pocket money service. Students should bring sufficient spending money for the duration of their stay. EC recommends average budget of $210 per week.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay. The form also allows students to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an online End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay so that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home countries.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room clean and tidy.
  • Curfew times must be respected.
  • Students who are not staying in the residence are not permitted on site.
  • Boys are not allowed in girls’ rooms / girls are not allowed in boys’ rooms.
  • Students are not allowed to change room without agreement from EC staff. Rooming preferences must be indicated at time of booking. Requests for room changes after arrival are not guaranteed.
  • Students must pay for any damages. Students will not be permitted to continue on the program if damages remain unpaid.
  • Students are given a key card to access their room. If this is lost, they must pay $45 for a replacement. Costs subject to change.

Expulsion

EC reserves the right to expel a student and repatriate them at their own expense for any of the following reasons: 

  • Threatening, bullying or violent behaviour 
  • Possession of weapons 
  • Possession or use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco and related products 
  • If a student is adjudged to be a danger to themselves or others 
  • Malicious damage to EC or UCLA property 
  • Failure to attend lessons and activities 
  • Breaking US law
  • Breaking EC rules or failing to respond to warnings regarding behavior 

    In any of the above circumstances, the student is informed they will be expelled with immediate effect and their parents/guardians are informed. The earliest flight available is to be booked and an EC staff member will accompany the student to the airport. EC will no longer be responsible for the student. 

 

Course Certificate

Students must attend all lessons and activities to receive course certificate. 

Extra nights may be available at an additional fee; all requests are subject to availability.

Visa Requirements
The program includes 15 hours of lessons per week plus activities and is considered a recreational program. Students can attend with a B-1 tourist visa and do not need an F-1 student visa.

Note:
EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.