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Having a Ball

Sports Club

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades K-3
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ms. Crusvar
Cognitive Function: Perspective Taking

Description

Sports fans will cheer for the chance to play active games and sports every day in this camp. We will learn about a variety of inspirational sports heroes and improve your gross motor skills and ball handling. As well as active sports, we will be following instructions and making fun simple sports related crafts. This camp is aimed at budding sports fans from kindergarten to grade three. Take advantage of the lovely summer weather outdoors, and let your little athlete find his or her sport!

Messy Summer Fun!

Sensory Exploration

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 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 magical sensory bottles, colourful slime and create paintings with shaving foam paint. They will love to explore with bubble wrap while doing sensory stomp painting with bare feet.

Colorful EXPLOSIONS

“These are incredibly adored activities!”

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades K-5
Camp Leader / Instructor: Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide
Cognitive Function: Language, motor skills, visual and spatial processing.

Description

Children will be invited to participate in a fantastic “festival” of colour!! We will be making wonderful painted salt sculptures, raised salt paintings and scratch art. It’s so beautiful to watch the color fan out through the salt! The pooling swirls of liquid watercolors in melted ice water are incredible, too! Your child will never get tired of it !!! They will also have tones of fun when they do the “scratch off magic paper art” as they will see the brightly colored crayon paper appearing underneath! These projects are just TOO much fun to make and paint.

What are some of the benefits of making your own “salted paint” projects?

  • 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 imagination skills because they take full control when it comes to making and decorating their sculptures.

Nature Explorers

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 3-7
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ian Hansen MLA Teacher

Cognitive Function: Comparison and Analytic Thinking

Description

Come and explore the diverse wonders of nature. With in class and outdoor activities students will experience hands on learning of plants, animals, conservation and the environment. Children will experience these areas through videos, songs, crafts and activities that focus on exploring what is in our BC backyards. Come and explore a truly “Natural” experience.

Little Chefs

“OK Kids! Let’s get cooking!”

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 4-6
Camp Leader / Instructor: Amanda Baker, teacher at Mediated Learning Academy

Description

Hey Kids!! Do you love to cook? If so this is the camp for you. We will spend the week learning new skills such as reading a recipe and creating menus and delicious dishes to share with each other. Each day we will create a dish from each meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as yummy dessert and treats.

Minecraft Camp

Working together to build a 3D world!

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades5 and up
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.

Description

Minecraft is a very popular computer video game that allows players to create their own 3D 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. 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 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.

Rock Band

Ever wanted to be a rock star?

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: High School
Camp Leader / Instructor:

Stephan Fournier / Stephan Fournier has been performing and teaching music
for over two decades. He has performed with bands whose styles include blues,
country, reggae, jazz, and both pop and hard rock. He has toured Canada and
played high profile shows including performances at the 2010 Winter Olympic
Celebrations and the Vancouver Jazz Festival. As a teacher, Stephan has worked
with students individually, as well as in group and classroom settings and has
taught guitar, bass, drums, piano, banjo, brass and woodwind instruments.

Description

The Rock Band 1 program is designed to allow students with no previous experience,
as well as students with previous instrumental experience, to work together,
learn, perform and record popular music in a modern rock band setting.
Students may choose from a large selection of modern and traditional acoustic
and electric instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, percussion, horns,
vocals and more (they may also bring their own instruments – any instrument is
welcome). The program will teach efficient rehearsal skills, chart writing, and individual
instrument technique. Emphasis will be placed on having fun and working
together to reach a common goal. Students will record the song(s) they have
learned and take them home in mp3 format.

Shake and Bake

Baking Fun

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades 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.
  • 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 …..

Space Cadets

Outta this World!

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades K-3
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ms. Crusvar
Cognitive Function: Classification

Description

Does your child show an interest in knowing everything about space? Get ready to blast off into the deep space or your child’s imagination as we use pre reading and writing skills to go where no man has gone before! This club will be an exciting exploration using the cognitive function of classification. Future astronauts from kindergarten to grade three.

“Glow in the Dark” Creations

“See your own creation GLOW!””

Details

Dates: July 9 – 13
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades K-5
Camp Leader / Instructor: Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide
Cognitive Function: Language, motor skills, visual and spatial processing.

Description

The focus of this program is to teach various techniques and encourage children to independently make a variety of “glow in the dark projects” using their creative ideas. Children will be amazed at how many fascinating “glow in the dark” projects ideas will try to make this week: build a glowing city, “glow in the dark” mobiles, “glow in the dark” fireflies/jellyfish, “glow in the dark” bouncy balls, etc. After making their projects, children will look forward to turning the lights off to see their cool creations glow different shades!

The entire process is mesmerizing with lots of learning elements mixed in along the way. Are you ready to give it a try?

What are some of the benefits of making your own “glow in the dark” projects?

  • Children develop gross/fine motor coordination during these 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 these activities (i.e. decorating objects);
  • Children are encouraged to share art materials which benefits social interaction, relationship building and friendship skills.