Summer & Winter Camps
Advantages of attending a camp
Camps are designed to help kids and teens be themselves, explore their passions, and learn something new, all while having fun! Whether your child is excited to go to camp to improve their skills in something they already love, or to try something completely new, there’s a camp that will fit your family’s needs.
A side-effect of learning to be yourself is learning to get along with others. In addition to helping campers develop confidence and independence, camps give kids and teens the opportunity to be social and learn about teamwork. When campers work together and have fun as a group, friendships blossom. In fact, life-long friendships are often a result of days spent bonding at camp.
Another advantage of camp is that kids and teens living in city landscapes get to experience the great outdoors. While many camps offer indoor programming or are based in studios or computer labs, most give campers the chance to get active.
The following are introductions to some popular camps. If you are interested in any of these camps, please contact us for more details.
2021 In-person Summer STEM Camps at University of British Columbia(UBC)
This year, it is thrilling that Digital Media Academy and Halfmoon Education have partnered to continue to bring the cutting-edge technology education of Silicon Valley into the classrooms and homes in Vancouver and beyond. In 2021 summer, they have joined their efforts and resources to provide more than two dozen in-person summer STEM camps where your child will explore STEM topics like coding, artificial intelligence, and game design at UBC Vancouver campus. These camp courses are designed with a focus on project-based learning and 21st-century skills: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. The beautiful campus of UBC, the high tech quality of the courses, and the industry professionalism of the instructors will inspire students to become future creators and innovators.
Pedalheads camps offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. They focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids. The activities for kids ages 2-12 feature innovative teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors. The bike camps are best known for helping kids take off their training wheels and ride on two wheels. The learn-to-ride programs aim at progressing kids towards safely riding on the road in both a fun and safe environment. The trail program allows campers to explore nearby local areas by riding along various bike paths and trails. A great option for adventure! Pedalheads camps can keep your kids happy and healthy.
Appleby College Camps
Appleby College Camps has always made safety a top priority and during pandemic times, this is more important than ever! In 2020 they had to make the difficult decision to not run their March Break or Summer Camp programs. While they would have loved to see campers last summer, they took the opportunity to invest in the many safety precautions and adjustments for students starting back to school in September and the campers in 2021.
Learn new skills, forge new friendships and have fun in their March Break Camps; enjoy the outstanding facilities and their new “Summer Sampler” programs available in their Summer Camps. In all their programs they emphasize individual skills development, participation, co-operation and most of all, fun!
Camp U of T Scarborough
Camp U of T Scarborough will operate virtually this summer, and its goal remains the same – to provide fun, inclusive, academic programs that closely resemble the in-person programs campers know and love!
Its multifaceted virtual camps for children 5-12yrs include Afro-Caribbean Dance, Baking, Cooking, Indigenous Culture, Magic, Robotics, STEAM Lego, Science and Virtual Arts!
Also, they have announced that their Youth Leadership Certificate Program (LIT: Leaders-in-Training) for ages 13-15 is back this summer newly adapted for online engagement! The program provides comprehensive workshops and activities led by experienced U of T program facilitators and community partners.
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