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Exploring How We Communicate


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Dates: July 10 – 14
Time: 9:00am – 12pm
Who: Kindergarten to Grade 7

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Ian Hansen – Primary School Teacher at Mediated Learning Academy

Cognitive Function: Language


Description


We ALL need to communicate and that’s what this program is all about. We will look at facial expressions, body language as well as introducing sign language words, phrases and activities. We will use short videos, games, worksheets and “hands” on activities to experience and better understand our communications. Students will also make exciting art examples to take home and share with others. The final project will be working on a song in sign language because it is truly “A Wonderful World”.

Cookie Decorating Party

This is a universally adored activity


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: K-grade 8

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide

Cognitive Function: Language, motor skills, visual and spatial processing.


Description


Children love to design and decorate cookies. Therefore the “cookie decorating party” is meant to help children discover basic art of decorative cookies (e.g., learning gorgeous cookie decorating techniques, exploring fun cookie designs, trying out various decorating tools and so on). Hence, this activity will have all the necessary ingredients and tools for your children to have extraordinary fun moments. The cookies will feature each child’s preferences.

What are some of the benefits of decorating cookies?

  • Children develop eye-hand coordination;
  • Children develop organization skills while they go through different decorating steps;
  • Children develop spatial perception skills when they have to cut out cookies;
  • Children develop language skills as they will be exposed to a variety of vocabulary;
  • Children develop imagination skills because they take full control when it comes to decorating cookies.

Cosmic Kids

An adventure in Space Exploration!


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Dates: July 10th-14th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 3-5

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Amanda Baker. Teacher at Mediated Learning Academy

Cognitive Function: Systematic work, classifying, having a picture in your mind


Description


Welcome fellow astronauts!!! Are you ready to blast into space for a week of fun and games? Come and join us for a fun filled time exploring space and the solar system. We will create space crafts, tasty space treats, play space games and become space scientists by completing scientific experiments while travelling in space.

DETECTIVE…or…SPY CAMP

(Are you an Investigator… or an Infiltrator?)


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Gr 4 – 8

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Jeffrey Wong –

Cognitive Function: This camp aims to develop perception, attention to detail, memorization, reasoning and problem solving


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Search for clues, find hidden secrets, decipher coded messages, dust for fingerprints, put together the evidence, identify your suspects, solve the crime! You will learn what it takes to be a detective who can unravel mysteries…

or…

Perhaps if you survive detective training you could add a little sneakiness to your skills. First you solved the mysteries… now you make the mysteries. Write the codes, hide evidence in secret spaces, develop your sneaking abilities, pass along messages to fellow spies, create disguises.

After your detective and spy training, test your skills in an Escape Room style mystery! But are you the only ones on the case…?

Minecraft Camp

Would you like to be a Minecraft whiz-kid and build your own 3D world?


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 4 – 12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Blair Yochim / Teacher at MLA, and past Engineer

Cognitive Functions: visual perception skills, creativity, teamwork, planning, problem solving


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Minecraft is a very popular computer video game that allows players to create their own 3-
dimensional simulated world and to interact with other players in the artificial world doing almost anything one would do in a real world. It is a very popular game amongst more than 70 million video game enthusiasts because of the impressive power that players have over their own artificial world. Players can see an “avatar” (a simulation of themselves within a video game) and see other players’ avatars within the artificial world they are creating. The players can interact with each other within the game and participate with whatever they choose to do, such as making homes or towns.

Minecraft is known for many educational benefits. Minecraft is widely known for inducing creativity as its players actually use many different types of materials and learn about their differing characteristics when using architecture techniques to design buildings, towns, mining into the ground, and performing other normal activities such as agriculture and animal management. It is often the first way children learn about the differing engineering characteristics about building materials such as wood and iron. Minecraft promotes a development in a person’s visual perception skills as they explore the artificial world they are in. Imagination and planning comes natural to players as they make changes as they develop their world.

Minecraft is not a violent video game, although there can be conflicts between players and computer-generated foes which pose problems for the players. In this camp we will discourage combative type playing and instead promote peaceful cooperation amongst players. Current experts to Minecraft and novice beginner players are all welcomed! Experience is not necessary as staff and players will all help each other to learn more about Minecraft.

Introduction to Badminton

Indoor badminton with fun and games!


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 5 and up

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Billy Leung – Billy is a staff member at the MLA, and has been a badminton player all his life. He has coaching experience and remains active through playing badminton on a weekly basis.

Cognitive Function: Focusing on Two Things at Once


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Ever get tired of having the wind blow the birdie everywhere when playing outdoor badminton? Take it indoors in this one week summer camp aimed at teaching the basics of badminton! Learn how to serve, receive, and smash through fun mini-games and drills. Then, take your skills on to the court and play against fellow campmates to learn the rules of badminton.

School rackets and birdies will be provided, but it is encouraged that students bring their own racket if one is available at home.

C.G.C 2017

[Cooking Crafts and Games 2017]


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Dates: July 10th -14th 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: High school student on an adaptive or modified program

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Peter Woods / PE and Social Studies teacher for the modified program at the Mediated Learning Academy

Cognitive Functions: Planning, keeping two things in mind at the same time, self-regulation


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This camp is designed for junior high and high school student on an adaptive or modified program to learn and strengthen a variety of cognitive skills while taking part in fun cooking, craft and game based activities. The participants will make many fun recipes which they can prepare for themselves at home, while practicing planning and measurement. The C.G.C members will learn a variety of low organizational and circle games such as , “Captain On Deck”, “ King’s Court” and “Deer’s’ Ears.” Outdoor activities will include Frisbee, Bocce and hiking. Each of these activities will help promote communication and leader ship skills. The participants will also make crafts such as Fimo beads, paper mache piñata and collages while learning planning and organizational skills. Other activities will include Smart Board computer games and a “Just Dance!” session using the Nintendo Wii.

This program will have an assistant instructor to assist each the group, however if your son/daughter requires one-on-one support, please let the registration staff know beforehand.

Create With Clay

“Imagine your world in clay: Clay-it-now!”


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 12:30am-3:30pm
For Who: K-Grade 8

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide

Cognitive Function: Language, motor skills, visual and spatial processing.


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The focus of this program is to teach various techniques and encourage children to independently create clay objects using their creative ideas. Most kids love to squeeze and squish any kind of dough between their fingers during dough-based activities. They like to roll it into snakes, poke it with tools and add decorations. They also enjoy molding it into various shapes and sculptures.

Let your child find out how to make fun, clever and easy clay projects. Clay appeals to children due to its tactile nature which develops their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

What are some of the benefits of clay?

  • Children develop gross/fine motor coordination during modelling clay activities;
  • Children develop their language skills (e.g., making connections and learning words theme-related vocabulary, following directions, expressing thoughts and so on);
  • Children make various decisions during dough-based activities (i.e. decorating objects);
  • Children are encouraged to share art materials which benefits social interaction, relationship building and friendship skills.

Pirate Adventure Camp

Ahoy maties!


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grade 2-6

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Jennifer Howe – Jennifer is a teacher at the Mediated Learning Academy.

Cognitive Function: Matching to a model, using clues, being precise and accurate, planning


Description


Are you ready for an adventure? Join me as we enter the wild world of PIRATES!

We will spend time watching video clips and learning about our favourite pirates. We then get to make our own pirate crafts from new and recycled materials to prepare us for our final big adventure: A TREASURE HUNT!

That’s right! To finish the camp we will go on a real treasure hunt. Students will learn to use a map, solve clues and work as a team to search the grounds for a real treasure. As an introduction to orienteering, students will learn navigation skills and team work within a safe and supportive environment.

Programming With Scratch

An online resource with limitless possibilities


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Dates: July 10-14
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades 5 – 12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Billy Leung – Billy is a staff member at the MLA and is eager to bring technology into the classroom as a creative way for students to build skills and create personal projects. He enjoys incorporating elements of play as part of the learning process.

Cognitive Function: Planning


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Learn the basics of programming with the fun and interactive Scratch program! Students will be provided with their own individual Chromebook laptop and taught how to use the command blocks available in Scratch. Using the command blocks and their imagination, students will be able to create short interactive movies, music videos, mini games and much more.

No prior knowledge is required. For more information regarding Scratch and to see some sample projects, visit https://scratch.mit.edu