HWS Campus

ESL Vietnamese Summer Camp Program

Dates: July 15 – July 28, 2013

Ages: 10 – 18

Price: $2,600 for 2 weeks

Note: The price for camp will cover ESL classes 5 mornings per week, 3 meals per day, airport transfer, accommodation at HWS dorm, field trips and entrance ticket to all the sites, T shirts and water bottle. The price will not cover airfare between VN and the US, visa fee and medical insurance and personal expenses.

ESL Summer Camp at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) is an on-campus residential camp for Vietnamese secondary and high school students from Vietnam (ages ranging from 10-17). It is a 2 week program that offers ESL classes 5 mornings each week with educational and recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings.

Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, the HWS campus provides safe and ideal setting for variety of educational opportunities such as mini-college sessions in photography and environment taught by HWS professors, campus tours, and life skill lessons, and recreational summer activities such as soccer, swimming,football, zumba, tennis, and concerts.

ESL Summer Camp at HWS is dedicated to providingstudent campers with an unforgettable experience in a college environment. ESL classes are taught by certified ESL teachers who follow a curriculum designed for Vietnamese students at different levels of English knowledge.   Camp counselors are mature and responsible undergraduate students who also serve as positive role models for our campers.

In 2 weeks campers will enhance their English and learn about life in the United States,have opportunities to make new friends, improve their sense of independence, learn about college life and education, and visit world-class attractions such as Niagara Falls, Corning Museum of Glass, Rochester Museum of Science and hiking the Watkins Glen Gorge trail.  

Tentative Schedule:

Week 1
Mon 7/15
Tue 7/16
Wed 7/17
Thur 7/18
Fri 7/19
Sat 7/20
Sun 7/21
Arrive and transport to campus. Check-in at the dorm. Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Testing and Orientation ESL ESL ESL Walking Geneva City Tour. Picnic at Seneca State Park. Excursion to Niagara Falls. Packed Lunch. Back to campus.
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Campus Tour Life Skills-Street Smarts Mini-college (Arts, Architecture) Community Services at local community
Swimming Sport games Swimming Sport game or swimming
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Leisure time (movies, TV, computer, library) Lakefront concerts at Seneca Park Movie, library or computer lab Movie Team building activities Free time

Week 2
Mon 7/22
Tue 7/23
Wed 7/24
Thur 7/25
Fri 7/26
Sat 7/27
Sun 7/28
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
ESL ESL ESL ESL ESL Hiking at Watkins Glen(***) & visit to Corning Museum of Glass(****). Packed lunch. Departure
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Activities (Healthy Habits-Kitchen) Blueberry picking at a local farm Rochester Museum & Science Center(*) Mini-college (Environmental science class on the William Scandling vessel) Shopping at Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall(**)
Zumba (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Swimming or sport games Swimming or sport games Zumba or swimming Swimming
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Leisure time (movies, TV, computer, library) Movies or computer Lakefront concert Leisure time (movies, TV, computer, library) Leisure time (movies, TV, computer, library) Team building activities and preparation for departure

(*) Rochester Museum & Science Center
(**) Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall
(***) Gorge trail in Watkins Glen
(****) Corning Museum of Glass

What to bring to camp

  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Flipflops
  • Walking shoes for hiking/sneakers
  • Rain coat/rain gear
  • Sweaters (clothing for warmer weather during the day, and cooler weather at night)
  • Basic toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Razor, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion


Vietnamese Translation


Conferences & Events
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Mailing address: 300 Pulteney Street

Office address: Harris House
678 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3103
Fax: (315) 781-4325
Email: events@hws.edu