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Jump Into the Jungle!

Unlock the mysteries and explore!

DETAILS

Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 9.00 -12.30
For Who: K – Grade 3

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ailsa Williams

DESCRIPTION

Who doesn’t love the jungle! Come and immerse yourself in the MLA jungle and explore the world of the rainforest. We will make rain sticks to listen to the rain patter through the trees and make our own jungle in a bottle. We will make jungle slime with sparkles and maybe glow in the dark colours!
How many animals are there in the jungle? Hundreds, Thousands? Let’s find out! We will find things from outside and inside to make a fabulous jungle environment with areas for all of our favourite animals and birds. Why stop at the environment – let’s make a jungle gym for the animals! Do they need a trapeze? Do they need a trampoline? Do they need a slide? WHAAAAT? A slide in the jungle? Why not? Animals need to have fun too! Alongside the fun we will compare different animals and birds, look at weather and climate, and discover what makes a rainforest different to any other forest. We will look at the needs of animals when making our own jungle and compare their features – why does a monkey need such a long tail? To swing on the trapeze, of course!

Craft Color Explosion

Exploring with paint to create unique art and crafts

DETAILS

Dates: July 16th -20th 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
For Who: K-4

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ursula Hillier

Cognitive function: Language, problem solving and pattern recognition

DESCRIPTION

  • Children will engage in hands on Art and Craft making allowing them to be creative and expressive allowing them to explore and create unique pieces to take home!
  • Children will engage in making their own unique Ceramic stepping stone for the garden. Mixing and using moulds and personalizing it with paint and gems
  • Paint colourful Rock designs to take home.
  • Make Splatter balloon art outside Splashes of color and giggles are guaranteed.
  • Design bright neon colourful T-shirts

Soap Art

Yes, we can make art using soap!

DETAILS

Dates: July 15 – 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12pm
For Who: Grades 3 and up

Camp Leader/Instructor: Carla Carvalho – Counsellor/Teacher at MLA

DESCRIPTION

Let’s be having fun and be creative together without worrying about messing up the soap!

Together we are going to learn how to transform soap into pieces of art!

Exploring Our Community

Getting Out and About

DETAILS

Dates: July 15-19
Time: 9:00AM-3:30PM All Day
For Who: Grade 4-12

Camp Leader/Instructor: My name is Ian Hansen and I have been teaching at Mediated Learning Academy for 3 years. I love exploring and experiencing new things in my community. I also love to share new knowledge and new experiences with others. We will review expectations and safety in the community prior to departing on our adventures.

DESCRIPTION

Do you know how many exciting things are in our community? We have shopping malls, wave pools, hiking trails, lakes, waterfalls, fire stations, police museums, and the list goes on! We want to have a get out and explore club that will focus on how to get around our community and experience the many wonderful places. Places to explore will be Fire Station/Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Mountain/Stream Habitats, Lafarge Lake and Crystal Falls, Coquitlam Centre (Apple Demonstration)/Wave Pool, Chinatown/Police Museum. Our focus is how to have fun, how to get around and what we can experience in our community.

Stop Motion Animation with Lego

Create your own Lego movie!

DETAILS

Dates: July 15-19
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.

Rock Band

Ever wanted to be a rock star?

DETAILS

Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
For Who: grade 6 and up

Camp Leader/Instructor: 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 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.

Make It Move!

It’s no secret children are fascinated with things that go!

DETAILS

Dates: July 15-19
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 are naturally good at designing and building with almost anything they can get their hands on. This program is focused on giving children key skills and activities to think constructively about how things are built, forming hypotheses, and understanding cause and effect. We’ll have a lot of fun figuring out how things work, test their own creations and playing with them at the end! Children will have the opportunity to design and build balloon powered cars, windmills, spinners, bubble blower machines, magnetic ice skating crafts, boats that float, articulated hands and many other interesting things.

Make Music

Learn to compose music for film and animation

DETAILS

Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 12:30-3:30
For Who: grade 4 and up

Camp Leader/Instructor: 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 Make Music program is designed to allow students with no previous experience, as well as students with previous experience, to work both individually and in groups to learn the fundamentals of composing original music and sound effects for movie trailers, cartoons, and video game trailers. Students will explore what elements go into creating a variety of moods, genres, and character types and apply that knowledge to the creation of music for a variety of short films while becoming learning to use both the GarageBand and iMovie software platforms.

Mini Bakers

Let’s have fun making delicious international recipes!

DETAILS

Dates: July 15 – 19, 2019
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grade 5 and up

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

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

DESCRIPTION

Let’s have fun cooking together and learning a bit about different countries!

Together we will experiment with delicious and simple international recipes! Kids will have a great opportunity to be creative and learn new recipes to make at home and eat at camp.