Squaw Valley Academy Summer Camp, Lake Tahoe, California


Squaw Valley Academy recognizes that most international students need additional language-based support, particularly when they first arrive in the US. English as a Second Language (ESL) is included in the tuition at SVA.

SVA requires all International students to take an English comprehension test upon arrival, and that test score allows SVA to find the appropriate ESL level for each student's needs and abilities.

Squaw Valley Academy features an Afternoom ESL Support Program for two hours after each school day. Students are divided into the Afternoon ESL Support Program based on academic needs and their reading level. The ESL Support Program aims to provide each student with the opportunity to develop their English skills in an extra two to three hour period. The objective of the Afternoon ESL Support Program is to ensure all students are reading on or above their grade level expectation. Students work to develop their knowledge and skills in two differentiated reading programs.

The Afternoon ESL Support Program runs 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Students in the English Immersion program also participate in the Afternoon ESL Support program 3 days per week. All other students reading below grade level expectations participate in the program on Monday and Wednesday.


Safe, clean campus next to Tahoe National Forest. Two-person furnished rooms, including beds, desks, dressers, refrigerator, and hotel safes. Majority of rooms are en suite. Private rooms are available. Wireless Internet on campus for email and Skype.

Optional Outdoor Activities

Hiking, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Weight Training, Soccer & other field sports

Winter Snow Skiing & Snowboarding

Tuition includes local van trips for shopping, for casual conversation, and sightseeing lead by Squaw Valley Staff

Lake Tahoe & Olympic Valley

World-renowned for outdoor recreation and scenic grandeur, Lake Tahoe, California, is an unrivaled summer playground. Students enjoy lake activities, hiking surrounding peaks, cycling on paths near school, and horseback riding, and they are sure to find plenty of fun and adventure. Nestled in a mountain valley 6 miles (9.5km) from Lake Tahoe, Olympic Valley is quiet and safe. Local amenities include the Village at Squaw Valley with shopping and dining. Students and adult leaders ride the aerial tram to 9,000 feet to a swimming pool, a roller rink, paint-ball, and a disc golf course. Other athletics within 1 mile of school include tennis courts, fly fishing, a golf course, and a soccer field next to the school.

Squaw Valley Academy English Language Training at Lake Tahoe, California USA

Program Description
SVA provides international students with authentic, real world language instruction to prepare for university and business. Instructors use a modern curriculum based on recent language research to rapidly improve student English. Our program also immerses students in daily interaction in English with faculty, staff, and American peers. Teachers are native American English speakers with Masters Degrees. Class size maximum 12.

2017 Prices

Short Course (3 weeks): All inclusive tuition US$ 3,828
Enroll during Summer-Winter Holidays

Long Term Courses (Full Summer 15 weeks) US$ 7,656
July 2 – August 11, 2017

Tuition includes thirty hours of English Language Training per week, residential two-person room, all meals seven days per week, welcome package, afternoon sports activities and local excursions, language labs as needed, and weekend trips.*

Custom weeks and private rooms available.

* Not included are health insurance, airport transportation, and TOEFL testing.