North Cedar Academy Summer Camp, Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Wilderness English Immersion

The goal of the Wilderness English Immersion Summer Camp is to develop and expand the camper’s English language skills while introducing the camper to a lifelong love of outdoor recreation. Some of the activities the campers will experience are boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, orienteering, and cookouts. The camp is located on the beautiful, 94 acre North Cedar Academy campus in northern Wisconsin.

Each camp will have a two-day overnight outdoor camping experience!

English language skills are improved through a dual-focus approach. First, campers are engaged in English literature (reading), composition (writing), and speech (reporting) through individual and group projects. Second, is a strong English Second Language (ESL) program which takes our camper’s English language skills into real world application. In our ESL program, campers will focus on the language of our recreational activities and then later use the language as they participate in the specific recreational skills and activities of the day, thus reinforcing the classroom learning. Each day we require our campers to write in a journal (provided) a summary of their recreational activities. This is part of their English Language life skill preparation. Each student will report out the following morning in their English/ESL classes. We allow time during the three open time periods in the evening for campers to reflect and journal.

Typical daily schedule:

  • 07:30-08:15  Breakfast
  • 08:30-10:00  English Reading, Writing, and Reporting
  • 12:00-12:45  Lunch
  • 01:00-04:45  Outdoor Recreation (Occasionally this time will extend through dinner as students will participate in a camp out activity which includes campfire dinner)
  • 04:45-05:15  Open Time*
  • 05:15-06:30  Dinner
  • 06:30-07:00  Open Time*
  • 07:00-08:30  Evening Activities
  • 08:30-09:30  Open Time*
  • 09:30-10:00  In-Room Quiet Time
  • 10:00  Lights Out


ESL Instruction, plus...

Boating - Canoeing - Water Safety - Camping - First Aid Fishing - Team Building - Portage Techniques Cooking - Camp Fire Building - Rope Work - Knot Tying - Fish & Wildlife Identification - Survival Strategies - Orienteering - Geocaching


Camp 1: July 27 – August 7, 2014
Camp 2: August 7 – 18, 2014


North Cedar Academy Campus
1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848 USA

US$ 2,600 (per camp)