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Paint Blast!

Explore With Colour!

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades K-4
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ursula Hillier
Cognitive Function: Language, problem solving and pattern recognition.

Description

Children will have fun with paint outside creating crafts and be able to create paintings that are unique to them. By doing so, kids feel empowered to be creative and expressive. It’s amazing to see just what kids design when given the freedom to explore and to express themselves creatively!

Children will explore with bubbles to create magical paintings.
Paint colourful bird houses to take home.
Making spray bottle art outside, splashes of color and giggles are guaranteed.
Design bright pot plants with neon paint and then plant a beautiful flower to give to someone special.

Popsicle Stick Exhibition

“Imagine what the coolest popsicle stick world looks like!!”

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
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

Popsicle sticks are awesome because the sky is the limit when it comes to creating. Kids can build anything with wooden craft sticks. Children enjoy using popsicle sticks to create cool designs and therefore they will be challenged to use these materials to make an array of things (e.g., airplanes, boats, cute animals, houses, machines, etc.). They can also use other accessories (e.g., straws and beads) to add more crazy patterns and constructions. Now admire your pretty stick art sculpture and place it around the home for a unique, kid-designed piece of artwork.

What are some of the benefits of creating with wooden craft sticks?

  • Children develop fine motor skills;
  • Children develop problem-solving skills as they try to create different geometric configurations;
  • Children develop cooperative skills as they will be encouraged to help each other create bigger popsicle stick projects;
  • Children develop language skills as they will be exposed to a variety of concepts;
  • Children develop imagination skills because they take full control when it comes to making their own projects.

Where the Wild Things Are

Wild Animals Camp

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades K-3
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ms. Crusvar
Cognitive Function: Perspective taking and Classification

Description

Kids who can never get enough of lions, elephants, tigers, and other exotic animals are invited to this jungle based camp. Each day includes opportunities to learn more about their favourite animals through art, pre-writing skills, and active games. Lion tamer and teacher, Ms. Crusvar, will be in charge of this group!

Cosmic Kids

An adventure in Space Exploration!

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
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.

Cartoons, Comics & More

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 3-7
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ian Hansen, MLA Teacher

Cognitive Function: Planning

Description

Come on out and have an amazing time learning about various characters that we experience on a daily basis. We will watch, create and build an assortment of cartoon characters. We will use a variety of resources including video, print, clay and many other artistic materials. We will focus on characters, actions and emotions.

Learning Activities with Lego

Think Outside the Brick

Lego isn’t JUST for fun and building!

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
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 loves to teach students new and interesting things through games, activities, and technology.

Cognitive Function: Following Instructions

Description

Looking for something more than just putting Lego pieces together? You have found the right place! Join us for a week filled with challenges and activities that go beyond just Lego. Learn about buoyancy through making Lego ships, participate in building races and create stories and short stop motion movies with Lego and much more!

Rock Band

Ever wanted to be a rock star?

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
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.

TwisteezWIRE Challenges

“Try a crazy wire project of your own”

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: K – Grade 5
Camp Leader / Instructor: Cassandra Pedro – Speech Language Aide at Mediated Learning Academy

Cognitive function: Language, motor skills, executive functions.

Description

Wire projects are considered to be an easy way to introduce two important art concepts to children: line and space. The lovely wire projects will be making together allow children to work in line while also exploring space. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to use these craft wires so your children pretty much can go wild themselves. They are kind of addicting to play with once they get started. The type of wire is incredibly easy to work with so your children will create gorgeous pieces of art in every session.

What are some of the benefits of making wire projects?

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

SuperHero Academy

Grow, Explore, and Discover

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades 1-4
Camp Leader / Instructor: Ms. Crusvar
Cognitive Function: Making comparisons and Role taking

Description

Do you have a budding Batman? Perhaps you know a girl faster than a speeding bullet? If so, Ms. Crusvar has the camp to further develop those super talents! Superhero training camp involves plenty of active movement games which allows children to really use their imagination. As well as active games, we will use our imagination in story making, designing our own comics and drama activities. For future superheroes grade one to four.

Little Chefs

“OK Kids! Let’s get cooking!”

Details

Dates: July 16 – 20
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
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.