Junior Camp

Junior Camp

Junior campers are seven to eight years of age. Each week the children will be busy discovering themes with teachers who will offer their skills to the children.  One week will feature creating toys from  objects found in nature; another will involve cooking outdoors and yet another will be a fun-filled week of activities all in French!  Watch for new postings over the next few weeks to see what else we will have to offer.

We will work with healthy daily rhythms, similar to those used in Waldorf schools, that help create an ideal environment for learning. There will be time for focused activity, imaginative play, games, songs and stories in each day.  We will spend lots of time outside in nature, on walks, or in the forest.

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2022 Junior Camp Weekly Themes Ages 7 and 9 *Registration now open*

Week 1 (June 19-23, 2023)

Theme: Circus and Baking Camp

Come one, come all! It’s time to test your courage and challenge your skills while you explore the many apparatuses of the Circus arts. We will juggle, walk on a tight wire, balance on stilts, ride a unicycle, do tricks on the trapeze and reach great heights on our arial silks. During this week you will be taught the basics of all of the circus arts as well as have time to hone your skills with your preferred apparatus. While breaking from the circus after lunch we will learn some baking skills in the kitchen, creating a sweet treat to enjoy at the end of the day. Playful and delicious, that’s Circus and Baking Camp!

Lead Teacher: Mary-lu Spinney

 

Week 2 (June 26- June 30, 2023)

Theme: Circus and Baking Camp

Come one, come all! It’s time to test your courage and challenge your skills while you explore the many apparatuses of the Circus arts. We will juggle, walk on a tight wire, balance on stilts, ride a unicycle, do tricks on the trapeze and reach great heights on our arial silks. During this week you will be taught the basics of all of the circus arts as well as have time to hone your skills with your preferred apparatus. While breaking from the circus after lunch we will learn some baking skills in the kitchen, creating a sweet treat to enjoy at the end of the day. Playful and delicious, that’s Circus and Baking Camp!

Lead Teacher: Mary-lu Spinney

 

Week 3 (July 4- 7, 2023) *4 day week*

Theme: A Taste of Paris: Cooking in French

France has a rich history that dates back several centuries. The first “French Café” opened its doors in the 17th century. We will recreate a French Café where we practice the French language. We will learn how to prepare French foods such as crepes and other related culinary delights. We will also share stories, music, games and drawings. If time permits a little play will be presented to the parents on the last day.

Lead Teacher: Agathe Polach and Sophie Pastor

 

 

Week 4 (July 10- 14, 2023)

Theme: S.T.E.M. Camp

The wonders of science, technology, engineering and math, or S.T.E.M. are plentiful, and fascinating. So fascinating in fact, that sometimes you need to see and experience the wonders of S.T.E.M. in action to believe it! Branch out and discover what fascinates you the most about S.T.E.M. and join us for a week of fun, learning, and collaboration with like-minded peers.

Throughout the week of hands-on learning we will get our hands dirty by conducting scientific experiments, building miniature bridges, exploring biodiversity in our 20 acre campus, and you never know, we may even get to designing a video game!

Lead Teacher: Jack Farrell

 

Week 5 (July 17-21, 2023)

Theme: Drama Camp

Campers will strengthen the core drama skills of miming, tableau, shadow theatre, improv and short scenes.

Creating and presenting; Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing; Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts.

This is an exciting opportunity for all students who may want to explore opportunities in film, comedy or just want to practice public speaking.

Lead Teacher: Patrick Russell

 

Week 6 (July 24 – 28, 2023)

Theme: Tri-Sport

Let’s take Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer to the next level. You will learn skill development, team fundamentals and the variety of possibly learning something new. Tri-sport is for campers who love sport and want to be active and busy this summer learning new skills. We will learn traditional sports both in a gym and outside. We will play low impact games and learn how to nourish our bodies through healthy foods.

Lead Teacher: Riley Boadway

 

Week 7 (July 31 – August 4, 2023)

Theme: Music and Arts Camp

With the world as their canvas, there are no limits to a child’s creativity when they are given the freedom to let their imagination run wild. It is crucial to provide children with outlets to express their natural born creativity which will challenge their minds, and allow them to express how they perceive and interact with our world in a meaningful way. At Music and Arts camp we will discover how natural materials can be used in music and art, and how we can use nature as our inspiration when creating musical and artistic creative works.Throughout the week we will guide our campers through the process of meaningful creative expression, and unleash their imaginations through painting, drumming, sculpting, singing, and more

Lead Teacher: Riley Boadway and Jack Farrell

 

Week 8 (August 8 – 11, 2023) *4 day week*

Theme: Nature Journaling

Our trees and forest friends are calling us to come out and play, to observe and listen to their sounds. We will bring out nature journals and colour pencils with us on our walks where we will learn  how to draw and record what we see, feel and hear around us. Bring your curiosity and wonder. We will make a pinecone bird feeder to attract birds for our observations. In the afternoons we will have fun doing art or making crafts and playing games.

Lead Teacher: Alicia Hiddema

 

Week 9 (August 14- 18, 2023)

Theme: Nature Journaling

Our trees and forest friends are calling us to come out and play, to observe and listen to their sounds. We will bring out nature journals and colour pencils with us on our walks where we will learn  how to draw and record what we see, feel and hear around us. Bring your curiosity and wonder. We will make a pinecone bird feeder to attract birds for our observations. In the afternoons we will have fun doing art or making crafts and playing games.

Lead Teacher: Alicia Hiddema

 

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