THIS summer will be an exceptional holiday for six teenagers who will fly to Canada for a one-week youth camp. They will enjoy some of the favourite pastimes of Canadian youths such as archery, canoeing, horse-riding, swimming and cooking in a summer camp on Saltspring Island in British Columbia. They will then spend a cosy night with a Chinese-Canadian host family in Vancouver before heading back so as to catch a glimpse of the popular city. ''We hope the teenagers, by taking part in the camp, will learn more about Canadian culture. We also want Canadian youngsters to get a better understanding of Hong Kong youths and to promote communication between the two communities,'' said Kenny Tam King-ching, chairman of the Chinese-Canadian Association (HK) Ltd (CCA). The ''Summer Camp for Hong Kong Students in Canada'' programme, organised and funded by the CCA, offers students between the ages of 13 and 15, who have a good command of the English language and have not been to Canada, an opportunity to spend a week in a youth camp to observe the Canadian way of life and meet new challenges. The six participants were the winners of an essay competition on the topic ''My Impressions of Canada''. They were picked from among 30 candidates and were interviewed by a panel of judges. Despite the cold weather in Canada (five degrees Celsius), the six are enthusiastic about their trip. They have bought some warm clothes and are eagerly awaiting the departure day. ''It will be an exciting and fruitful experience interacting with young people from a different country. I might bring some postcards to introduce Hong Kong to them,'' said Wendy Lam Wing-ki, 15, of Our Lady's College, one of the team leaders. The students also felt that the trip would be an excellent opportunity to practise their oral English, learn to be independent and make new friends. ''I really wish to make more friends from different places and learn to communicate with them,'' said third former Billy Ng Wai-kwan, another team leader. Angel Kan Lai-chi of SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School borrowed a book from a public library on the scenic spots and points of interest in Canada to equip herself for the trip. The other three participants are Lydia Tam Kit-lin of Maryknoll Convent School, Cheung Shuk-ying of Ho Lap College and Methew Mau Yuk-lun of Ning Po No 2 College.