Summer Programs: English Language and American Culture


Students from all over the world are invited to apply to The Bement School English Language and American Culture Summer Program. Our summer program is a blend of academics, cultural interaction, language projects, travel experiences, summer camp activities, and total language immersion. We provide an opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience and practice the English language in a relaxed and friendly summer environment. Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge. If you have any questions, please email



Bement's English Language and American Culture Program welcomes students ages 7 through 12 from all over the world. There is an application fee of $60. Candidates must fill out the application, submit a hand-written writing sample, and provide a copy of their transcript. They must also provide an English teacher recommendation. Downloadable forms, including the application, program overview, and packing list, can be found at the bottom of the page. Our enrollment is limited to thirty students.



Applications for Summer 2014 are due on April 4, 2014. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions via email by April 15, 2014. After April 15, acceptance is based on available space.


Program Dates

July 16- August 9, 2014



Tuition, room, and board for summer 2014 are $4,500. Additional fees include a weekly laundry service, American health insurance, and incidental expenses.  


More Information

To learn more about our program, download our brochure or read answers to some frequently asked questions. You can also contact Emily Lent, program director, at or 413-774-7061.


Application Materials

Application Checklist

Writing Sample

English Teacher Recommendation

Immunization and Health Form


Preparing for ELAC

Travel Procedures

Packing List

Spending Money



This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.