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Summer Fun In The Sun

Let’s have fun all day!!


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Dates: July 24th-28th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grade 1-3

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Amanda Baker. Teacher at Mediated Learning Academy.

Cognitive function: Relationships, restraining impulsivity


Description


Do you enjoy long warm sunny days or spending time having fun exploring outside? We will spend the week having a fun time exploring outside creating crafts, playing games and creating yummy snacks. You will have so much fun you will be amazed how fast the days will go by!!

Nature’s Treasures

“Exploring the outdoors and bringing it indoors”


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 4 – 8

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Erica Larkin, Occupational Therapist

Cognitive Function: Fine Motor and Gross Motor


Description


This camp is focused on providing children with time to explore outdoors and connect with their environment. Come and join in on a daily forest walk followed by a gross and/or fine motor nature –based activity. During our morning excursions education will be provided teaching about different species of plants and time will be provided to explore. Children in this camp will have the chance to participate in an outdoor treasure hunt, moving to the next clue by completing gross motor challenges. During this camp there will be an opportunity to learn about seed germination and the process of photosynthesis, providing seeds to plant in the school garden.

Minecraft Camp

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


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Dates: July 24-28
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.

Programming With Scratch

An online resource with limitless possibilities


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grades 5 – 12

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.

Cognitive Function: Planning


Description


Learn the basics of programming with the fun and interactive Scratch program! Students will be provided with their own individual Chromebook laptop and taught how to use the command blocks available in Scratch. Using the command blocks and their imagination, students will be able to create short interactive movies, music videos, mini games and much more.

No prior knowledge is required. For more information regarding Scratch and to see some sample projects, visit https://scratch.mit.edu

Folding And Writing

WHAT ABOUT FOLDING OUR CHARACTERS BEFORE WRITING?


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: K – Gr. 6

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

Main cognitive function: following instructions, planning and creative thinking.


Description


Let’s have fun when creating our stories!

What about folding our characters before writing our stories?

Together we are going to learn how to explore our creativity with the art of ORIGAMI.

Strategy Gaming Central

Your Legend Begins


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades 4 – 7

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Mr. Don Zhang

Cognitive Function: Perspective-Taking, Systematic Approach


Description


Do you have what it takes to be a superhero or supervillain captain? A king or president? An empress or general? Join Strategy Gaming Central to find out! Play a variety of tabletop and role-playing games, taking place in fantastic times, and incredible places! Then, design and play your own game, where you get to be a legendary leader! Our selection of games include: Hearthstone, Champions, Pandemic, Axis and Allies, Settlers of Catan, Twilight of the Imperium, Battleship, and Monopoly Deal.

Crafty Creations

“Imagine, design, create”


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grade 4-8

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Erica Larkin, Occupational Therapist

Cognitive Function: Fine Motor


Description


Come and participate in this fun, hands-on camp, focusing on building fine motor skills
while creating a variety of crafts. Choose from a selection of beads/fabrics to design and
build your own individual creation. Participants in this camp will have the opportunity to
create unique bracelets/necklaces or other jewellery of their own creation. Learn to
make origami, paint a picture and even tie-dye.

Learn Basic Japanese

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


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
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!

Electronics Camp

Build electronics projects: burglar alarm, siren, radio, special effects sounds, …


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Dates: July 24-28
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Grades 8 – 12

Camp Leader/Instructor:
Blair Yochim / Teacher at MLA, and past Electrical Engineer

Cognitive Functions:
logical thinking, hypothetical thinking, following step-by-step instructions, problem solving


Description


Today’s world is heavily influenced by the applications of electronics in our smart phones, computers, video games, vehicles, and even throughout our homes including kitchen appliances. This Electronics Camp will permit participants to personally choose and build various projects out of hundreds of possibilities that apply electronic components. We will be using breadboard style electronic kits which have detailed instructions for wiring each project. All of the needed electronic components are included and will be reused as each project is completed, played with, dismantled, and a new project begun. The projects will have to be retained by the school because the components will be reused by future participants.

Examples of the possible projects include various sound generating projects, various alarm systems, amplifiers, and hundreds of other projects. Some projects also provide an introduction to digital electronics as used in computer related technologies. Depending upon the age and desire of each participant, a knowledge of the purpose of each electronic component can be learned, including transistors, integrated circuits, diodes, resistors, capacitors, transformers, relays, LEDs, and many other electronic parts. If a participant desires, even self-designed engineered ideas and circuits can be built and tested!