Arts & Adventures: Summer Camp 2020

Day Camps for children 4 through 12

**NEW** **COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES**
The following precautions and enhancements to our camps are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our campers and our staff, as per the guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health.

  • Daily health check-ins and temperature checks for all campers and staff.
  • Restricting entry to allow only campers and staff inside our facility. Parents will drop-off and pick-up from outside, adhering to strict social distancing practices.
  • Limiting the total number of people in our center at any given time and limiting camp registrations to 50% of our capacity to allow for physical distancing and smaller groups. Camper groups will be in cohorts of 5 (indoors) and 10 (outdoors) with a camper:staff ratio of 5:1.
  • Implementing and training all staff on our new Pandemic Policy and Heath and Safety policies and procedures, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of our facility and increased “Hygiene Breaks” for hand washing before and after every activity.
  • Designing our unique day camps with an increased emphasis on Outdoor and Environmental education to maximize the learning opportunities for children while we spend at least 50% of our days outside.
  • Maintaining our focus on social and emotional learning for our campers through a supportive and flexible program.

Oak Learners offers a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children. All of our camps at Oak Learners have a foundation in outdoor education with a focus on the Arts, Mindfulness and Community.

Mindfulness: In addition to participating in guided yoga and meditation exercises, campers will participate in specially designed self-awareness activities, giving each camper time to be introspective, ask questions, relax and be creative.

The Arts: Through the arts, campers will have the opportunity to develop their social skills, confidence and cognitive flexibility as they explore concepts within the dramatic arts. 

Our Community: Campers will spend as much time outdoors as possible, enjoying local field trips that are designed to encourage them to explore their natural surroundings and develop an understanding of their own roles in nature and in our surrounding community.

Arts & Adventures Camps is open for campers ages 4-12 Campers will be dividing into small groups based on their age and interests. 

Private music lessons and Academic tutoring are also available throughout the summer months.


It was my son’s first time at camp (he’s 4.5 years old). He absolutely loved it and was a little sad it was over. I loved that they challenged him. Every day was an activity that incorporated art, music, movement, and fun. The teachers were AWESOME and the location is so welcoming. We can’t wait to return next summer. Highly recommended!

Jacqueline H.

Registration for Summer Camps 2020 is NOW OPEN!

Early bird discounts available until February 28, 2020. 

 

Week Date Day Camps Theme Description
1 Jul 6-10 Backyard Scientists Eureka! Campers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world around them by engaging in a variety of experiments and hands-on explorations. It’s a week-long experience of discovery and wonder!
2 Jul 13-17 Creative Conservationists This week will be an exciting mix of hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, while learning a lot about conservation and sustainability! At the end of the week, campers will have developed an increased awareness of the environment and a wealth of ideas for how they can make changes in their own lives.
3 Jul 20-24 Summer in the City For a camper with an interest in ecology or just being outside and learning about nature, you’ve come to the right place! This camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, while learning a lot about conservation and sustainability in our community.
4 Jul 27-31 Picture Perfect This camp has been specially designed for campers who need to scratch the photography itch! Campers will learn introductory concepts in photography, such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure and composition in order to complete a final photography project. Students are recommended to bring a digital camera.
5 Aug 4-7 Art & Music Adventures Let’s make music! During this week, campers will explore the connections between art and music, while exploring a variety of genres and instruments and collaborating on musical compositions.
6 Aug 10-14 Backyard Scientists Eureka! Campers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world around them by engaging in a variety of experiments and hands-on explorations. It’s a week-long experience of discovery and wonder!
7 Aug 17-21 The World’s a Stage This camp is for the budding performers who belong on stage! Campers will explore the musical, dance and dramatic arts throughout the week, culminating in a special showcase for family and friends on the final day of camp.
8 Aug 24-28 Future Changemakers Attention leaders and change-makers! During this week, campers will have the opportunity to explore their own gifts and talents and share them with their community. It’s the perfect way to set positive intentions for change for the upcoming school year..

Camp Groupings

All campers will participate in activities that have been specially designed to inspire and ignite creativity and confidence in our campers. Camper:Staff ratio is at least 8:1 per age group. Campers will be assigned to a “home group” for their time at camp. They will have a primary counselor who is their leader for programming and well-being. Throughout the day, the groups will have many opportunities to mix and mingle, particularly during our outdoor adventures.

 

A Typical Week at Arts & Adventures Camp:

A typical day includes morning mindfulness activities, an outdoor adventure trip to a local park or nature trail in the afternoon and time to work on their camp-specific theme activities throughout the day. Some of the weeks, campers will embark on a field trip that has been selected to foster experiential learning and increase their understanding of the elements that have been learned throughout the week. Each week also includes at least one or two visits to a local splash pad or wading pool. You will be notified each week which days are intended to be “Water Days” so you can pack accordingly. 

8:00-9:00 am Early Drop-Off Programming

8:45 – 9:00 am Arrival/Open Activities

9:00 – 9:30 am Yoga & Mindfulness 

9:30 – 10:15 am Camp Theme Activities

10:15 – 10:30 am Snack

10:30 – 12:00 pm Camp Theme Activities or Outdoor Fun

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm Outdoor Adventure

3:30 – 4:00 pm Camp Theme Activities/Dismissal

4:00-6:00 pm Extended Day Programming

 

Special Notes:

Snacks provided throughout the day. Please pack a healthy, garbage-free lunch.

Please send a reusable water bottle and appropriate footwear for walking, as all camps involved an element of outdoor exploration.

All Summer Day Camps run from 9am-4pm. Campers may be dropped off between 8:45am-9:00am and must be picked up between 4:00pm and 4:15pm. Extended hours available if needed for an additional fee.

Our extended day options are: 8:00am-9:00am ($50 per week) and/or 4:00pm-6:00pm ($50 per week). Registration for the extended day is per-week to allow us to plan for regular staffing and supervision.

 


Registration & Cancellation Policy

Full payment must be received at the time of registration to reserve a spot for Summer Camps.
All cancellations of summer camp programs made before June 1 of the same program year are subject to a 10% administration fee. All cancellations of summer camp programs made on or after June 1 of the same program year are subject to a 50% administration fee.


 

Week

Date

Variety Day Camp

Fees

1 Jul 6-10 Backyard Scientists $325
2 Jul 13-17 Creative Conservationists $325
3 Jul 20-24 Summer in the City $325
4 Jul 27-31 Picture Perfect $325
5 Aug 4-7 Art & Music Adventures $260
6 Aug 10-14 Backyard Scientists $325
7 Aug 17-21 The World’s a Stage $325
8 Aug 24-28 Future Changemakers $325

 

INQUIRE OR MANUALLY REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS

 


Registration for Summer Camps 2020 is NOW OPEN!

Early bird discounts available until February 28, 2020. 

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