Why DDC


Thank you for your interest in Discovery Day Camp as the place for your child’s March and summer camp adventures! We have put together an outstanding selection of programs for the upcoming camp seasons. We are excited to launch the new programs offered for campers ages 12 to 15 years at the Elgin Mills Campus location. We are anxious to see our beautiful campuses come alive with the joy and energy your children bring each and every day they come to camp. We encourage you to read through the descriptions in this website, which will help you combine our weekly programs to create the perfect camp experience for your child.

Feel free to call our office with questions or just to chat about what Discovery Day Camp has to offer. We never tire of talking to current and prospective parents about our challenging programs, carefully selected staff and outstanding facilities!

We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Blaine Seamone
Discovery Day Camp Director

camp@tmsschool.ca


MISSION

Discovery Day Camp offers your child a hero’s journey - a quest for self-discovery with endless opportunities for exploration in a world of creativity, culture and socialization. Discovery Day Camp creates a sense of wonder and joy through activities that have meaning and purpose and will contribute to the development of your child’s character, who in turn will make a positive contribution to our global community.


OUR DIRECTOR & STAFF

Discovery Day Camp, Director Blaine Seamone is the Head of Curriculum and Specialist Teachers at TMS School. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Blaine has a substantial understanding of the needs of children and adolescents. His previous camp and athletic experience includes 14 years as Director of Bridgewater Baseball Camp in Nova Scotia and Coaching Coordinator for Baseball Nova Scotia. He is currently extending his athletic role as President of the Small Schools Athletic Federation (SSAF), within the Elementary Division. Blaine is a member of the Ontario Camping Association (OCA). He has worked with Discovery Day Camp for 9 years as Program Director prior to accepting his current position as Director. Blaine’s teaching experience and creativity allow him to offer campers a wealth of creative programming and strong leadership. He directs a dynamic staff and offers safe, fun and exciting summer programs.

Our staff is composed primarily of trained teachers and university students. Practicing artists and other professionals will also be on site to lead some of our specialized workshops. Our staff undergoes an extensive training program that kicks off with our pre-camp meetings and continues all summer long. Trained lifeguards and swim instructors supervise our Red Cross instructional swimming program and recreational swims.





OUR FACILITIES

The Lower School Camp (Bayview Campus)


The Lower School Camp (Bayview) is located at 8569 Bayview Avenue (at Highway 7) in Richmond Hill. Modern indoor air conditioned facilities are framed by the natural beauty of our ravine. An outdoor heated pool, extensive playgrounds, soccer field, six outdoor basketball courts and beach volleyball court round out our expansive outdoor facilities.
Science classes make use of the ravine and stream for natural studies, while our indoor programs take advantage of our full-sized gym, dance and art studios, and modern computer lab.


The Upper School Camp (Elgin Mills Campus)


The Upper School Camp (Elgin Mills) is located at 500 Elgin Mills Rd. East in Richmond Hill. This state-of-the-art facility
built in 2009 and supports all aspects of our camp and educational program with bright, well organized and generously sized classrooms which serve as inviting spaces for learning. A dedicated music room with two attached practice rooms and a dedicated art room with great light and storage facilities promote excellence in artistic endeavours.
In addition there is a full size double gym a large commons area within a safe and secure park-like setting.




TESTIMONIALS


Digital Darkroom

An 8 year old camper writes...

I was taught how to take pictures with a digital camera! Now I can create and do things on my own - everyone gets to see what I did over the summer and my friends think it is great! Met tons of other students my age from all over - great experience!

Robotics

A 10 year old camper writes...

I learned all the basics of robotics under the guidance of our expert camp instructors. I constructed simple machines and built the programs to make them work! It was really a scientific experience!

I Wanna Dance!

A 10 year old camper writes...

Learning the basics of movement and dance - what fun! I learned a bunch of styles and they were all fun! We had a great teacher who showed us the moves and how to step to the music. We were all creative and used what we learned to move to the music. It was fun meeting the other kids and creating something original every week!

Staff in Training (SIT)

A 14 year old camper writes...

I learned leadership skills, how to plan and organize activities for large groups, First Aid and CPR training, and was able to apply what I learned in a real camp environment. Discovery Day Camp gave me the skills and practical experience!


ACCREDITATIONS

TMS Discovery Day Camp is an accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association (OCA).