Summer Camp (8 - 12 YRS)

Location: 500 Elgin Mills Rd, East, Richmond Hill


OUR PROGRAM DATES

Combine our one week programs to build the perfect camp stay! Discovery Day Camp program hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with extended care hours available for an additional fee from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

For pricing and detail please click on the program name to the left.

Summer Camp 2018 (Session Start Dates) Elgin Mills Campus

8 Year Old Sample Schedule/ 10-12 Year Old Camp Schedule

Week 1: June 25
Week 2*: July 3
Week 3: July 9
Week 4: July 16
Week 5: July 23
Week 6: July 30
Week 7*: August 7
Week 8: August 13

* 4 Day camp weeks

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

GENERAL CAMP PROGRAMS

In addition to our specialized programs, campers 4 years of age and up participate in the following activities throughout the week.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Developmental Games
  • Group Fun
  • Gym Activities
  • Chess instruction and matches
  • Computer games and instruction

The ESL Program does not include these General Camp Programs.

Aerospace: Ultimate Aircrafting

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Building and testing various flying machines to master the forces of controlled flight

In this course, students will take on the role of an aerospace engineer. Students will design and create a number of advanced flying machines, and face off in fun challenges that will put their creations to the ultimate test. Through interactive lessons and their own first-hand experience, students will learn about the properties of air, the forces of flight, airfoils, aerodynamic efficiency, and flight stability. They will be amazed by the advanced projects they can complete and customize. Students can continue to experiment with their creations at home by keeping six of the projects they will build. Let your ingenuity take off by challenging yourself to design the some of the coolest aerospace vehicles ever!


App Development

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Ever wanted to create your own app? Now is your chance! Our panel of technological pros will aid campers in building their own sample apps for their personal android devices! Utilizing a program called AppInventor, campers will learn to build the graphic interface for simple apps using the designer panel. Throughout the week, campers will create their apps with the use of timers, clocks, sprites and event-triggered functions. The program also includes an android emulator that allows for real-time feedback as the apps develop. As an extra component, time-permitting campers will also be introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and the latest capabilities of 3D printing.

All Stars

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$430

$350

$430

$430

$430

$430

$350

$430

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Time to improve your skills and have a blast! Our sports specialist will help you take your game to the next level. Play soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and more!

Build a Web Page

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Campers will select a topic of their choice and then design and develop a set of related web pages that can be accessed via the internet. This program offers campers a foundation for learning the basics of creating a webpage along with advanced formatting. Campers are introduced to basic HTML tags to create the structure of a webpage based on the TechnoKids® "TechnoHTML5" program. Our tech pros will educate campers on formatting webpage backgrounds, utilizing formatted text, the inclusion of various graphics and how to add hyperlinks to other web pages. Let the creating begin!

Culinary Creations

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$430

$350

$430

$430

$430

$430

$350

$430

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

A work of Art you can eat! Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity through the medium of food. Campers will be introduced to the many tastes of our world and will explore nutritional options for a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle. This class will help to improve self confidence and teamwork skills while equipping campers with the basics of meal preparation. So if you love to cook or want to learn, then this is the place for you!

Discovery

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$430

$350

$430

$430

$430

$430

$350

$430

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Take your scientific exploration to the next level. Advanced experiments and hands-on fun make this science programme an adventure to remember. Our science specialist will expand your scientific horizons as you discover secrets of science!

ESL Program

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$600

$600

$600

$480

$600

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Discovery Day Camp’s ESL program caters to international children and youth, ages 8 through 12 who wish to learn and develop efficiency in the English language. The aim of the ESL Discovery Day Camp is to provide a fun, meaningful and educational environment for students to develop proficiency with the English language and the confidence to apply their knowledge outside the classroom. The ESL program offers small student to teacher ratios in order to maximize engagement and provide ample individual attention and tutoring for each student. Students will participate in active learning environments where they will have the opportunity to develop reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, phonics and conversation skills. Prior to commencing the program, students will be assessed on their knowledge and application of the English language in order to create a personalized and appropriate curriculum program for their individual needs. Classes are 3 hours in duration and include a variety of teaching methods and activities including comprehensive worksheets, educational games, interactive reading, dialogue and interview scenarios, computer applications, collaborative group work and much more.

Campers selecting the ESL Program are required to select an additional focus group activity.

**Please not that this program does not receive the general camp rotational programs.

Fast & Fantastical 2

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Jump on the PlayLab Express, where we’ll design things that move, fly, zip and soar!

In Level 2, we investigate the forces of flight and the principals of aerodynamics. Through this understanding campers will implement various design elements to help their creations move faster and fly better, and will explain how various forces (drag, lift, gravity, etc.) impact things in motion. They will make connections to real world problems through an understanding of how design is used to affect how things move. Campers will explore the environmental issues around traditional means of travel and will be challenged to propose alternative, eco-friendly options. Further, campers will be introduced to the design thinking process and will become skilled at using the process to solve a multitude of challenges.

Funancial Freedom Game

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$415

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

The best way to teach children good money habits is by giving them their own money to experience. Through active participation in a fun and simplified financial game, your children will experience “real-life” and relevant money situations. They will “earn” their own income, budget between needs and wants, pay income taxes, give back to the community, build assets, make passive income, and be introduced to the importance of Pay Yourself First! It’s not a board game – no board, no dice to roll – but your child actively learning, participating, and having fun. Our students rate this financial game off the FUN chart!! Please visit www.knowledgemakescents.com for more information.

If You Build It

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$470

$385

$470

$470

$470

$470

$385

$470

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Try your hand at building a CD shelf or a desk! Our advanced projects will challenge you during this program, allowing you to hone your skills as a carpenter. Our woodworking specialist will introduce advanced tools and techniques while keeping a constant emphasis on safety. Finished pieces will become a cherished source of pride for years to come!

Feature Film

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$515

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Reel Film Experience puts you live on location in the director’s chair all week! Under the direct supervision of a Director’s Cut (DC) filmmaker you and your crew will create a concept, write a script, scout shot locations, learn multi angle filming techniques (free-hand and tripod), act in the film, edit the film on the newest Mac books, add voices, sound effects, music and titles.

Digital Design

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$515

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Week 4 & 8: Digital Design

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1:00-4:00

(Ages 8+)

Digital Design

Intro to Design Thinking & 2D Design with Carvey

2D Design with Laser Cutting

2D Design with Laser Cutting Part 2

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Part 2


Tech lovers unite! Spend the week exploring the world of digital design as you express your creativity and get hands-on with awesome new projects! Learn about 2D design and laser cutting as you bring your design ideas to life and explore the world of graphic design to take your artistic and creative skills to the digital world! Get ready for an exciting digital adventure!

Film School II

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$415

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Week 3 & 7: Film School

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 – 12:00

(Ages 6&7)

Intro to Photography

Intro to Photography & Green Screens

Movie Making

Working on Movie

Final Edits & Movie Viewing


Calling all movie lovers! Come explore the world of film and photography as you learn to take awesome pictures and even create your own movie! Stay behind the scenes as a prop creator, costume designer, or director or take the stage as the star of the show! No matter what you do, you will get to learn exciting new skills and express your creativity as you work with a group to create an awesome movie!

Maturing Masters

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$430

$350

$430

$430

$430

$430

$350

$430

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Refine your technique or learn new ones. Our practicing artist will be your guide as you develop your skills in painting, drawing and sketching. Learn to make paint from natural sources found on our property as you derive inspiration from the beauty of our natural surroundings. All skill levels are welcome.

Robotics & Coding: Astro-Bots

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$415

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Learning the engineering design process as a NASA engineer

Let’s build and program robots for outer space! Students kick off this course by designing a Mars rover capable of traversing the roughest terrain. Students will learn about robotic wheel systems and test them out on a simulated mars environment. But wait! One of our solar base stations has lost power! It is up to the students to work as a team to modify their rovers and complete the mission. Students will then learn about if statements, loops, and variables to program their own autonomous Canadarm to manipulate and sort colour coded parts critical for building a new space station. Don't miss the chance to be a NASA engineer and sign up today!

Robotics & Coding: Bionics

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$415

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Using new technology to improve the lives of humans

For the first time ever, advanced robotic technology has given us the power to reinvent the human body in ways that we’ve never imagined before! Robotic arms are replacing lost human limbs, exoskeletons are allowing humans to run longer and lift more, and robotic sensors on our bodies are allowing us to create new art and music. In this course, students will learn how robotics can be integrated with the human body. With fun lessons and their own ingenuity, students will build and program two robotic devices that with extend their capabilities as humans. Get ready to use technology reinvent yourself!

Robotics & Coding: Robot Rescue

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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$515

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Programming rescue robots to save, locate, alert, and diagnose along side humans.

In this course students will take advantage of loops and variables to program their own autonomous robotic vehicles capable of aiding in various rescue missions including floods, car accidents, lost persons, and natural disasters. At the end of this course you will be confident in calling yourself a programmer! See the robot make your ideas come to life, and become a lifelong coder!!

Robotics: Kinematic Builders

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Investigating mechanical systems through real life applications

The calculations that are behind the mechanical systems that make robots work are very important for designers. Understanding ideal and actual mechanical advantage, identifying the inputs and outputs on a system, calculating pressure, area and force in pneumatic systems, as well as the main sources of loss are critical to the system design. Students will analyse various advanced geometries of motion to make their robots grab tightly enough but not too tight and lift heavy objects with enough speed. They will also design their robot to walk with legs at just the right stride, length and speed as well as what design considerations must be used to achieve different emotions. At the end of the course students will use their knowledge of kinematic systems to help them design and launch a rocket as well as to build their very own robot that will require them to program each different movement and put them together to get the robot to walk! Book this exciting kinematics lesson today!

Robotics: Mechanical Mania

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Understanding mechanisms for transmitting power in vehicles, toys, and other robots

Just like our bodies have muscles and bones to let us move and play, robots need mechanisms to make them move around and do all the fun things that robots like to do! In this course students will learn about gears, pulleys, belt drives, cams, levers, and linkages. Every robot they build will use one or more of these mechanisms. Through their investigations, students will understand the trade-offs associated with each type of system. At the end of every lesson, students will be given a unique challenge where their creativity and knowledge must be combined in an exciting face-off with their peers. Join us and master the skill of mechanical robotic design!

Video Game Design II

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$515

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

1:00-4:00

(Ages 8+)

Intro to Design Thinking & Bloxels

Bloxels Advanced & Final Project Design

Game Design

Character Design & Background Design

Finishing Final Project


Everyone loves to play video games, so why not learn how to make one? Go through the journey of a Video Game Designer as you create your very first video game! Design the levels, characters, enemies, and backgrounds as you learn what makes video games great and fun to play! Learn about the planning process real life Video Game Designers go through and apply it to your own creation as you learn and express your creativity in a fun and hands-on setting!

3D Design

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

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$415

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$515

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Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Week 2 & 6: 3D Design

1:00-4:00

(Ages 8+)

3D Design

Intro to Design Thinking & TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD Advanced Tutorial & Final Project Design

Working on Final Project

Working on Final Project

Finishing Final Project


Join us as we explore the world of digital design and learn more about 3D Design technologies are shaping our future! We’ll follow the same process an industrial designer goes through to create a product – developing an idea on paper, turning it into a digital model, and then bringing it to life! Learn how to design in 3D dimensions as you work through some project challenges and create your own designs! Get ready to express your creativity in 3D!

Extended Care

Morning Extended Care

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$37

$30

$37

$37

$37

$37

$30

$37

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Afternoon Extended Care

Weeks

1

June
25 - 29

2*

July
3 - 6

3

July
9 - 13

4

July
16 - 20

5

July
23 - 27

6

July 30 – Aug 3

7*

August
7 - 10

8

August
13 -17

$55

$42

$55

$55

$55

$55

$42

$55

Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

*4 Day camp week

Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Campers will participate in a range of activities as well as enjoying access to a variety of books and games. Please note that a surcharge of $2 per minute will apply to campers picked up after 6:00 pm.