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Dragons and Dinos and Bears, oh Yeah!

Explore, Discover, and Dig Those Dinos!

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Dates: July 8th to 12th
Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
For Who: K – Grade 3

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ailsa Williams

DESCRIPTION

THE DINOSAURS HAVE ESCAPED! Come and explore the world of dinosaurs, with a visit to the dragon’s lair, and see if we can find the ones that have escaped! Become an archeologist digging up dino bones and putting together to make our favourite dinosaur, or is it a dragon? We will learn how to become a junior archeologist, making, digging up, and identifying bones, from sand, ice, and mud, and making skeletons. We will make our own fossils using plaster of Paris and clay and may even hatch some dino eggs! We will explore different techniques for finding bones just like real archeologists.

We will make a dinosaur world looking at what they eat, where they might sleep (did you ever see a dinosaur in a bed???), where they lay their dino eggs and how they would keep safe. We will compare features of dinosaurs and how they are adapted to their environment. And the bears? Well, maybe you will discover a fossilized prehistoric bear or make your own prehistoric bearasaurus dinosaur.

Squishy Summer Sensations!

Exploring Sensory Art and Activities

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Dates: July 8th till 12th 2019
Time: 9am – 12pm
For Who: K-4

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ursula Hillier

Cognitive function: Language, sequencing and self-regulation

DESCRIPTION

Children will be encouraged to engage, explore and experiment with a wide variety of art and craft mediums. We will play and create with a different selection of sensory-rich art themed projects and activities. Be prepared to get MESSY!

Children will make rainbow and glitter slime, magical sensory bottles, glow in the dark sensory bags and use shaving foam paint to create masterpieces. They will love to make edible play dough and create magical shapes out of Jello.

Adorable Food Art Snacks

These are incredibly adored activities!

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Dates: July 8-12
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: K-Grade 5

Camp Leader/Instructor: Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide

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

DESCRIPTION

Do you like to create fun food? If so, I invite you to participate in a fantastic food art adventure. This week is your chance to become a super creative snack chef! You’ll master super easy ways of using delicious and colorful fruits and veggies in a fun way in order to make various silly snacks which are a healthy alternative to cookies or candy. Spend your time learning the tips and tricks of the kitchen and how to create fun food snacks like silly fruit race cars, vegetable caterpillars and so on. Are you up for the challenge? At the end of this week, you’ll take home some photos of your own creations.

What are some of the benefits of making your own “adorable food art snacks” creations?

  • Children develop eye-hand coordination;
  • Children develop organization skills while they go through different steps;
  • Children develop language skills as they will be exposed to a variety of vocabulary;
  • Children develop flexible thinking skills because they will use the same fruits and vegetables to make completely different creations.

Little Chefs’ Club

Cooking is fun!!!

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Dates: July 8 – 12, 2019
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
For Who: Grade 4 and up

Camp Leader/Instructor: Carla Carvalho, Counsellor at MLA.

Main Cognitive Functions: planning, creative thinking, decision making and sharing behaviour.

DESCRIPTION

Does your child enjoy cooking?

What about learning how to make yummy recipes?

The Little Chefs Club is a great opportunity for children to work creatively with their hands and mind to learn new skills that can be easily extended to home cooking time.

We will make at least a lunch recipe per day that they can eat after.

Crazy Claymation

Drawing, Molding, and Videotaping

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Dates: July 8-12
Time: 9am-12pm
For Who: Grades 4-12

Camp Leader/Instructor: My name is Ian Hansen and I love to create. I have taught claymation creations in the past and used these characters to make some stop motion videos. Our classes will focus on students working individually and collaboratively as they design characters already known or construct their very own creations.

DESCRIPTION

Come and learn how to create 2-D and 3-D drawings. Then transform these drawings into 3-D clay models. We will look at characters, settings and storylines then use digital photography to create Claymation videos. Students will delight in the entire process from their initial creative thoughts to their own video to share with family and friends. Come on out and develop your own beautiful masterpieces!

Ninja Training 101

Do you have what it takes?

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Dates: July 8-12
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grade 4+, C2, C3

Camp Leader/Instructor: Allyson Epp: Health and Physical Education/Activity specialist with a 200 Hour yoga certification and a diploma in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Allyson currently teaches PE and Home Economics at MLA. She encourages healthy living, is an advocate for play, and an outdoor enthusiast spending her free time hiking, camping, rock climbing and skiing.

DESCRIPTION

Find out what it takes to be a ninja! Develop your mind and body with this active camp. Each day will include a craft, such as ninja headbands or origami throwing stars. Campers will play a variety of games to develop coordination, control and fitness. Campers will also learn foundational skills in martial arts and physical activities, such as, basic self defence, parkour, tai chi, yoga and Tae Kwon Do. No experience necessary, and all abilities welcome.

FITNESS * GAMES * CRAFTS * MINDFULNESS * OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Stop Motion Animation with Lego

Create your own Lego movie!

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Dates: July 8 – 12
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grade 5 +

Camp Leader/Instructor: Billy Leung – This is my third year teaching at MLA, and I love introducing students to technology in an educational setting. Students will build, discover and learn through hands-on activities and games!

DESCRIPTION

Turn your passion for LEGO into a moving, talking work of art! Draw inspiration from the LEGO movie or your own imagination and learn how to create short stop-motion videos! Create a stage for your story to take place, discover easy and effective ways to add special effects and much more! Students will finish the camp with a collection of short videos they can take home and develop additional skills such as storyboarding and photography.

Each student will work by themselves or with a partner and have access to a tablet with a stopmotion app, an assortment of Lego and craft materials. Students can bring their own tablet if they so wish, as well as a small amount of their own Lego if needed.

Wild, Crazy Water!

Think you know water? Think again!

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Dates: July 8-12
Time: 12.30 to 3.30
For Who: K – Grade 3

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ailsa Williams

DESCRIPTION

How many things do you think that you can do with water? 10? 20? More? Let’s find out! We are going to explore the many fun ways that we can use water, from making crystals, putting together tubes and connectors to make a water maze, exploring watercolours with salt and glue, ‘walking water’ experiments, oil and water mixing, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! We will use water to make play-do and putty, exploring how it changes when heated and mixed, and figure out which type of boat floats better on water. We will explore our putty and slime on the light up table and see if we can make it fluorescent! Water play helps to release energy and can be very calming for students. When paired with exciting activities it can invigorate and increase concentration on the task in hand. The students will work on fine motor skills alongside design and build skills, and learn how this everyday essential can provide hours of exciting fun with many experiments.

Tasty Treat Time!

Creating delicious baked treats and snacks

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Dates: July 8th till 12th 2019
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: K-4

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ursula Hillier

Cognitive function: Language, sequencing and following directions

DESCRIPTION

Children will learn to measure, whip, and mix ingredients when they create an assortment of baked goods like ice-cream cup cakes and frosted cookies with sprinkles.

We’ll batter up our hands to learn baking basics and make treats and sweets that will impress friends and family. Let’s get baking!

Games, dancing and more …..

Squishy Fun

This is the latest craze in children’s world!

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Dates: July 8-12
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: K-grade 5

Camp Leader/Instructor: Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide

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

DESCRIPTION

Children love materials that they can stretch and squeeze because these are so much fun! Your child will basically make different squishy toys that are soft to squeeze and release slowly. These are great fidget toys for relaxing and playing with. They’ll have an amazing time making different kinds of cute squishies such as squishy emojies, paper squishy ice creams, super cool squeeze balls, etc.

What are some of the benefits of making squishy toys?

  • Children develop eye-hand coordination;
  • Children develop organization skills while they go through different steps;
  • Children develop spatial perception skills;
  • 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 their own squishy toys.