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Salt Dough Fun

Make your own terrific salt dough creation


Details


Dates: July 17-21
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 enjoy every aspect of salt dough exploration. Salt dough is a wonderful material
that promotes so many learning opportunities and it is simple to make, fun to manipulate, easy to bake and paint. There are plenty of things that children can make with salt dough. For instance, dinosaur/bugs fossils, fridge magnets, shell pendants, candle holders and many, many more.

What are some of the benefits of using salt dough?

  • Children are encouraged to engage in cooperative play;
  • Children develop communication and imagination skills;
  • Children develop the ability to follow directions and learn new concept words;
  • Children gain control over their hand and arm movements which improves coordination;
  • Children develop their own self esteem.

Little Chefs

OK Kids! Let’s get cooking!


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Dates: July 17th-21st
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grade 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

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


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Dates: July 17-21
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


Description


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.

Fun With Food


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Dates: July 17-21
Time: 9:00am-12:00 pm
For Who: Grades 5-12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Rachelle Thomas, Occupational Therapist.

Cognitive Function: Sequencing


Description


In ‘Fun with Food’ participants will develop the skills to prepare simple meals that are delicious and nutritious. We will make our own aprons on day 1 to use the throughout the week. Each day of the camp will focus on a new skill and adventure in the kitchen. Daily themes include: Taste the Rainbow, Slice ‘n’ Dice, Rockin’ Rolls, Baking Boot Camp and Foreign Food Friday. We will focus on using whole foods that are nutritious and well balanced. We will tend to and harvest from the school garden to develop a better understanding of where our food comes from. It will be a fun and tasty week.

Learn Basic Japanese

Learn a fun, dynamic language and be introduced to a whole new culture!


Details


Dates: July 17-21
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 6 – 12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Billy Leung – Billy is a staff at the MLA and loves to teach students new and interesting things through games, activities, and technology.

Cognitive Function: Memory


Description


Ever wanted to learn Japanese and see what this wonderful and sometimes wacky culture has to offer? Look no further! In this one week summer camp, you will learn how to read and write “hiragana”, the Japanese phonetic alphabet. Afterwards, piece together what you have learnt into basic everyday phrases, words and greetings. Wrap it all up with watching a Japanese animation movie in full Japanese (with English subtitles), and see what you can pick up!

CRAZY COOL PASTA Challenges

“Try a pasta project of your own”


Details


Dates: July 17-21
Time: 12:30am-3:30pm
For Who: K-Grade 7

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide

Cognitive function: Language, motor skills, executive functions.


Description


Pasta and fun activities for children seem to go hand in hand. There are endless ways that children can use pasta for making unique, colorful and delightful pasta projects such as photo frames, pencil cups, vehicles, various pasta structures and many more. This program is focused on challenging children to gather handfuls of multi-colored pasta which is going to be used to inspire their imagination. They will learn different shapes and create multiple patterns or sequences.

What are some of the benefits of using pasta?

  • Children will explore their imagination and engage in creative play activities;
  • Children will develop problem-solving skills from experimenting a variety of crafts materials.
  • Children will develop visual thinking skills because these are exercised in the process of assembling materials.
  • Children develop their bilateral coordination because these activities involve them moving both hands;
  • Children will work on controlling impulses and using working memory.

 

Pirate Adventure Camp

Ahoy maties!


Details


Dates: July 17-21
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.

Introduction to Badminton

Indoor badminton with fun and games!


Details


Dates: July 17-21
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
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


Description


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.

From Papers to Decorations

Recycling papers can be really fun!!!


Details


Dates: July 17-21
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grade 6 and up

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

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


Description


Have you ever thought of what could be done with old newspapers and magazines? Do your children like to make useful, beautiful and creative crafts?

It’s a great opportunity for them to work creatively with their hands and learn a new skill that can be easily extended to home creative fun time.

Out ‘N’ About

Get out and explore this buzzing metropolis.
Become an independent teen with trip planning and public transport.
Learn how to plan and budget your money when out on the town.
Get practice planning and packing the appropriate supplies needed for an outing.


Details


Dates: July 17-21
Time: 12:30pm-3:30 pm
For Who: Grades 8-12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Rachelle Thomas, Occupational Therapist.

Cognitive Function: Planning


Description


OUT ‘n’ ABOUT will focus on organizing and planning community outings and activities. We will brain storm fun places to visit within the Greater Vancouver area that are accessible by skytrain and bus. We will develop a plan for the outing, including supplies needed, budgeting, transportation, etc. Participants will have the opportunity to practice social and life skills within the community. Outings may include places such as Metrotown Center, Community Aquatic Center, and New Westminster Quay. We will work on gaining independence and confidence in ordering and exchanging money for goods, taking public transportation, planning and packing appropriate supplies.

  • STUDENTS WILL NEED A COMPASS CARD FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT.