English first. Fun second. Friends forever. The Thornton Academy Summer ELL Camp will jump start your future.

Improve your English, experience American culture, develop your independence, and make friends for life at the Thornton Academy English Language Learners Camp. Held on Thornton Academy's beautiful campus, the ELL program features classes in the mornings and two activities per day in the afternoons and evenings.

All classes are taught by experienced Thornton Academy teachers. Develop your English Language skills in ELL class. Explore the ocean and marine ecology in STEM class. Learn how to research, create independent thoughts, and write a quality thesis statement in Introduction to Research class.

Afternoon and evening activities encourage students to discover American culture, have fun, and explore topics from the morning classes. One day, we might visit an art museum. The next, we learn about lobstering as we go out in a lobster boat in Casco Bay.

Dates for 2019: July 20 - August 17

Fees: $3,000 / 2 weeks or $6,000 / 4 weeks

What's included in the price? Three meals on weekdays, two meals on weekends, boarding in our modern dormitories, health insurance, all activity fees, local transportation, class materials.

What's not included? Flights to/from the United States, snacks, souvenirs, other incidental costs.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00am - Wake up, shower, get ready for a great day!

7:30am - Breakfast in the dining commons

8:00am - ELL & American culture class - today we study folk tales and cultural values

9:00am - Intro to Research class - today we learn about how to write a thesis statement

10:00am - STEM class - today we learn about Maine's lobster fishing industry

11:00am - Study Hall - time to work on your research paper

12:00pm - Lunch in the dining commons

2:00pm - Lobster boat cruise! Catch your own lobster and learn about these interesting animals.

4:00pm - Free time for shopping!

5:30pm - Dinner in the dining commons

7:00pm - Mini-golf and ice cream. Compete with your friends and enjoy a delicious treat!

9:00pm - Dorm Hangout time - play games, call your family, relax

10:30pm - Lights out - get lots of sleep for another busy day tomorrow!

Contact Information

Thornton Academy Admissions
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072 USA

(207) 282- 5383

It was an absolute pleasure being a part of the ELL summer camp this year! To witness the bonds form between these students through the shared experiences of the program was truly something special.

- Corey Bryant, STEM teacher

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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