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Crazy Cool Pasta Challenges

Try a pasta project of your own

DETAILS

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: K-Grade 5

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

Rainbow Fun

Let’s have fun making arts and crafts inspired by rainbows!

DETAILS

Dates: July 22 – 26, 2019
Time: 9am-12pm
For Who: Grade 4 and up

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

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

DESCRIPTION

Rainbows are beautiful and very inspiring. Do your children like crafts and be creative? Together we will have a great opportunity to be creative and to learn a variety of ways to make art using rainbow colors! Every day a new rainbow project to take home!

Master Chef – World Travels

Learn to make (and eat) food from around the world

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Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
For Who: Grade 5+, C2, C3, C4

Camp Instructor: Allyson Epp: Health and Physical Education/Activity specialist with a 200 Hour yoga certification and a diploma in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Allyson currently teaches PE and Home Economics at MLA. She encourages healthy living, is an advocate for play, and an outdoor enthusiast spending her free time hiking, camping, rock climbing and skiing.

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy eating a variety of foods? Travel around the world by making delicious foods from different countries, including – homemade pizza (Italy), sushi (Japan), quesadillas (Mexico) and cookies (Canada). Learn how to be food safe, as well as preparation techniques such as chopping with a knife, baking in the oven and using the stove. Campers will learn about nutrition and making healthy choices, as well as food safety considerations. On the final day, campers will go head-to-head in a MasterChef challenge creating a dish of their choice!

HEALTHY EATING * FOOD SKILLS * FOOD SAFETY * GAMES

Survival Skills

Become your own Survivorman / Survivorwoman

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Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9am-12pm
For Who: Grade 4-12

Camp Leader/Instructor: Ian Hansen. I have camped, canoed, hiked and adventured most of my life. I have been a Beaver, Cub, Scout and Beaver Leader. I have camped in the summer, fall, winter and spring. I have my St John’s First Aid and always focus on safety.

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever watched those survival shows and wondered how they can do that? Well here is your chance to learn some interesting ways to survive off of the land. We will ways to find food and water. We will learn how to collect and purify water to drink in the wild. We will learn how to make temporary shelters and what procedures you should follow if you ever become lost. We will learn rope knots and some basic First Aid. Students will list and plan what appropriate items to pack into an emergency kit as well as knowing what to pack for wilderness hikes and camps.

Rock Band

Ever wanted to be a rock star?

DETAILS

Dates: July 22 – 26
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.

Exploring Nature

Our Other Mother is Nature

DETAILS

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
For Who: Kindergarten-Grade 4

Camp Leader/Instructor: My name is Ian Hansen and I have taught at Mediated Learning Academy for 3 years. This is the 2nd year of the Exploring Nature summer camp. I have been a Cub and Scout as well as being a Beaver Leader. I have my St John’s First Aid and always stress the importance of safety in our activities. I love sharing knowledge in a fun and supportive approach.

DESCRIPTION

We all have a very special relationship with Nature. We will learn how to identify local birds and animals from what they look like, what they sound like and where they live. We will explore various crafts using natural materials and even casting a Plaster of Paris paw print of some local wildlife. We will explore our surroundings using our senses and connecting to the environment through cultural lenses. We will connect with our First Nations neighbours incorporating some songs and crafts into this camp.

Make Music

Learn to compose music for film and animation

DETAILS

Dates: July 22 – 26
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.

Outer Space Adventure

So much to see and have fun with in outer space!!!

DETAILS

Dates: July 22 – 26, 2019
Time: 12:30pm-3pm
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

Space is a mystery and also beautiful and very inspiring. Let’s learn crafts and be creative inspired by the space and planets!

Together we will have a great opportunity to be creative and to learn a variety of ways to make aircraft, planets, sun catchers, etc.!

Take home amazing space art every day!