Oak Learners offers a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children.
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.
STEAM: Through Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math activities, campers will have the opportunity to develop their social skills, confidence and cognitive flexibility.
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.
**COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES**
Oak Learners regularly reviews and implements precautions and enhancements to our camps and programming 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. Read more.
A Typical Week at Arts & Adventures Camp:
A typical day includes mindfulness activities, outdoor adventure trips to a local park or nature trail and time to work on their STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) activities throughout the day. Weekly excursions to local destinations are planned 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 (add-on)
8:45 – 9:15 am – Arrival Activities
9:15 – 12:00 am – Camp Theme Activities / AM Snack
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 – 3:30 pm – Outdoor Adventures
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Closing Activities / Dismissal
4:00-6:00 pm – Extended Day Programming (add-on)
A Typical Week in Eco Adventures Camp:
Eco Adventures Camps are led by experienced Outdoor Educators. Campers will spend the entire camp day in the great outdoors, exploring the local beauty our community has to offer. Daily adventures include trips to the Humber River, the Mimico Creek Trail, Humber Bay Shores and Mimico Waterfront.
A typical day includes mindfulness activities, bug and wildlife exploring, hiking, and outdoor survival skills. 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.
Since the entire camp day, 9am-4pm, is spent outdoors, campers and counsellors will enjoy picnics at scenic spots for morning and afternoon snacks as well as lunch. Campers are encouraged to pack lightweight day packs with all of the provisions they will need throughout the day.
Eco Adventures Camp is entirely outdoors, rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, a suitable indoor alternative location will be found to keep the campers and staff safe.
Navigation and Mapping
Observation and Inquiry
Sense of “Place” and Belonging,
Local Culture and Heritage
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!
Oak Learners is a wonderful place for kids. My son attended their camp for three weeks this summer and he was so happy there. He would rush to join his counselors and friends in the morning forgetting to say goodbye to his parents, and that says a lot. And in the evening he wouldn’t stop talking about all the fun they were having.
My son attended his first day camp last week at Oak Learners. To say he loved it would be an understatement. They built a fun soap volcano, saw caterpillars and watched them eat and grow, and even managed a visit to a splash pad. They did many arts and crafts projects which are now displayed at home. Thank you to Oak Learners for a great week!
|Week||Date||Day Camps||Theme Description|
|1||Jul 5-9||Backyard Science||Eureka! 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. It’s a week-long experience of discovery and wonder!|
|2||July 12-16||Amazing Animals||Calling all animal lovers! This week will be all about living things big and small, exploring the world of animals through crafts, research, video and hands-on experiences. Campers will also spend their outdoor time this week learning to appreciate and recognize the local wildlife in our own community.|
|3||Jul 19-23||Storytelling||Storytelling in the digital age has come to mean so many different things, but the main aspects of telling a story remain the same: identify the characters, setting and plot. During this week, campers will work together to create and narrate stories in a variety of different platforms.|
|4||Jul 26-30||Climate & Change||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.|
|5||Aug 3-6||Space Sciences||Campers will explore the wonders of space and space sciences during this out-of-this-world week of camp! We will learn about stargazing and stars that can be seen in the summer night sky. Activities may also include harnessing the power and heat of the sun to create unique projects.|
|6||Aug 9-13||Summer in the City||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 16-20||Lego-gineering||Calling all Lego Lovers! This week is specially designed for the future engineers and creative minds! Campers will have the opportunity to feed their curiosity, as each day will be filled with exploration and invention and creative storytelling through stop-motion.|
|8||Aug 23-27||We Love Science||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.|
Please pack a healthy, garbage-free lunch and enough snacks to last your child throughout the day.
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.
Force Majeure Clause
The above withdrawal policy is not applicable during a time of Force Majeure; an Act of God or circumstances beyond our control (i.e. pandemic, quarantine, natural disaster, etc.). In the case that Oak Learners is unable to provide comparable instructional programming through online learning methods, a credit towards tuition fees will be applied. All withdrawal requests made during the Force Majeure period will be provided with a credit, calculated as per the withdrawal policy towards a future program registration. The lifetime credit can be used towards any future Oak Learners program registration and is transferable to any immediate family member.
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