Cardigan Mountain School Overview

Canaan, New Hampshire

American Summer Camps

Cardigan Mountain School Overview

At a Glance

Location: Canaan, New Hampshire
Fly Into: Boston or JFK New York
Gender: Co-ed
Length: Three Options: 6, 3, and 2.5 weeks
Ages: 8 - 15 years old

Camp Highlights

  • Academic
  • Boarding School
  • ESL
  • Dorm
  • Character

About

We provide the perfect balance between academic enrichment, personal development, and summertime fun for boys and girls ages 8-15. The mornings look like a traditional, five-period class day; the afternoons, evenings, and weekends resemble traditional summer camp on our lakeside campus; and we have an intentional character curriculum in our residential life program that focuses on developing our kids as both individuals and members of a group.
In many ways we resemble the boarding school life, and can be great preparation for families that are considering that path.

We are not a program specifically for learning differences. However, we do off a low-stress environment with a holistic approach to education. Our small class sizes and enrichment focus provide a mainstream environment that can build confidence and self advocacy in the classroom. Furthermore, our Essential Academic Skills department focuses specifically on improving skills that will benefit efforts across all subjects. We have seen great success with children who learn differently, and struggle in a traditional classroom setting.

How We Accommodate International Campers

We are a premier program for international families. We have an immersed global population. Last summer 38 percent of our students came from 18 different countries outside the United States. Many of these children took advantage of our ESL classes in the morning. The rest of the program, the international children are fully immersed with the American children. The international children live in rooms with American children, and have constant opportunities to practice both academic and social English.