Early Discovery Camps

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Loads of laughter and memorable experiences go hand-in-hand with Appleby College Discovery Camps! Designed especially for campers ages 4-7, we offer 3 programs: Arts Discovery, Camp & Sports Discovery and Nature & Science Discovery.  Games, events and activities that vary weekly with different themes allow campers to experience various crafts, experiments and sports opportunities. Led by experienced teachers and qualified instructors, the programs operate in small groups ensuring close monitoring, encouragement and attention.

During each week of engaging activities, participants will enjoy a low (5:1) camper to instructor ratio. All full-day campers will also be provided with a nutritious hot lunch in our dining hall.

Please note: A recreational swim time is included in all of our Discovery Camps. Swim safety is top priority for us and we understand your concern for the safety of young swimmers. The Discovery Campers ages 4-7 years remain in the shallow end of the pool which is 3 ft deep and our National Life Saving Certified Lifeguards and qualified staff ensure a safe swim time. At the start of each week your child will be assessed on his/her abilities in the pool so that all lifeguards and instructors are aware of campers' comfort level and ability in the pool. Swimming is not instructional so parents/guardians who feel that their young camper might need assistance must send a proper fitting life jacket or floatation device so that they can enjoy this wonderful activity in the pool. Please pack a bathing suit, towel and life jacket (if needed) clearly labeled with camper’s name.

Check out descriptions for the new 2018 weekly themes below! 

Week 1: June 25-29, 2018 – Olympics | On your mark, get set...GO!  This week we will be having the Appleby Discovery Olympics.  Campers will be playing sports from around the world and participating in friendly competitions all week long.  Let the games begin!

Week 2: June 3-6, 2018 – We Love Canada | This week is short but one thing it isn’t short on is fun! We will be celebrating the birth of our fabulous country with games, crafts and a lot of red and white!  Bring your Canadian Spirit!

Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 - Barnyard Palooza | Old MacDonald had a farm and guess what?  it’s right here at Appleby’s Discovery Camps. Come join us for some square dancing, sheep herding, and animal crafts.  Get out your overalls and straw hat and we’ll meet you at the barn for some barntastic fun!  

Week 4: July 16-20, 2018 - Pirates and Princesses | Hear Ye! Hear Ye! and a Yo Ho-Ho! Riches and gold await the Princesses from across the land and Pirates of the sea who take on the treasure hunt, the royal ball and a swashbuckling pirate party

Week 5: July 23- 27, 2018 - Under The Sea | It’s a wet, wild and wacky week where we are going to talk to whales, play octopus, do jellyfish five, sing with Ariel and challenge you to shark & minnows! Don’t forget your bathing suit!

Week 6: July 30- August 3, 2018 -Holidays | Join us for a week-long celebration of all your favourite holidays!! Valentine’s Day, Christmas in July and even camp wide trick-or-treating! Don't forget your costume.

Week 7: August 7- 10, 2018 – Circus | Come join the circus! We are accepting all kinds of talents. Campers will be apart of an entire week of clowning around! From face painting to carnival games, this week is sure to be goofy, silly, fun!

Week 8: August 13- 17, 2018 – Disney | Come one, come all its Disney for all! Join the Mickey Mouse clubhouse for some magical fun, with some fairy dust and a wave of a wand we will disappear into the Appleby magical kingdom.

Week 9: August 20-24, 2018 - Super Heroes | Do you have super powers? Then this week is for you! Bring your super powers and your super costumes because it’s time to super save the world.

Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 - Around the World | Create a Lego Eifel Tower, a Mexican Mask, and then head to Europe to play Spain, Spoon, Spaghetti!  Join in a fun game of UK toilet paper football or get wrapped up like an Egyptian mummy.

 

Arts Discovery (4-7 yrs.)

This camp is for young campers to begin exploring and growing their artistic talents in an inspiring and motivating setting. Using weekly themes, Arts Discovery campers typically create artwork, explore movement and learn a dance to perform on stage. The program promotes flexibility, self-confidence, fine- and gross-motor coordination and communication skills.  Recreational swimming in the pool is also included in this program. The program takes place in Appleby’s modern dance and art studios and on campus grounds, incorporating a new fun theme weekly. Each week culminates with the campers contributing their talents to the weekly showcase on Friday afternoons in Willis Hall, where they perform in collaboration with Theatre Arts, Dance and Visual Arts Camps.

Dates: Week 2: July 3-6, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 
Week 4: July 16-20, 2018  
Week 5: July 23-27, 2018  
Week 6: July 30-August 3, 2018
Week 7: August 7-10, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 8: August 13-17, 2018            
Week 9: August 20-24, 2018
Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-7
Fee: $390


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Camp & Sports Discovery Jr. (Full day) (4-5 yrs.) 

Laugh, play & discover with our Camp & Sports Discovery camp specifically designed to engage active and creative kids ages 4 - 5 years old! This all-encompassing program provides exposure to the youngest of athletes to various sport skills as well as arts and crafts, nature discovery, and cooperative games. Using many traditional, yet modified sports, such as basketball, balloon volleyball, bowling, soccer or T-ball, and a multitude of small group fun challenges, the benefits lie in increased hand-eye coordination, control of actions, and in the confidence gained along the way. Basic game understanding and respect for rules, teammates and opponents are key features and a new fun theme weekly adds to the adventure. Recreational swimming in the pool is also included in this program. Co-operative games and a multitude of fun challenges like freeze tag, parachute ball, circle games and relay races will help young campers increase hand-eye coordination, control of actions and gain confidence.

All Discovery camps are led by experienced teachers and qualified instructors who are passionate about working with youth ages 4-5 years! Pool time is also included under professional supervision and a nutritious lunch is served so that campers have lots of energy for fun-filled days!

Dates: Week 1: June 25-29, 2018
Week 2: July 3-6, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 
Week 4: July 16-20, 2018  
Week 5: July 23-27, 2018  
Week 6: July 30-August 3, 2018
Week 7: August 7-10, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 8: August 13-17, 2018            
Week 9: August 20-24, 2018
Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-5
Fee: $390

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Camp & Sports Discovery Sr. (Full day) (6-7 yrs.) 

Laugh, play & discover with our Camp & Sports Discovery camp specifically designed to engage active and creative kids ages 6 - 7 years old! This all-encompassing program provides exposure to the youngest of athletes to various sport skills as well as arts and crafts, nature discovery, and cooperative games. Using many traditional, yet modified sports, such as basketball, balloon volleyball, bowling, soccer or T-ball, and a multitude of small group fun challenges, the benefits lie in increased hand-eye coordination, control of actions, and in the confidence gained along the way. Basic game understanding and respect for rules, teammates and opponents are key features and a new fun theme weekly adds to the adventure. Recreational swimming in the pool is also included in this program. Co-operative games and a multitude of fun challenges like freeze tag, parachute ball, circle games and relay races will help young campers increase hand-eye coordination, control of actions and gain confidence.

All Discovery camps are led by experienced teachers and qualified instructors who are passionate about working with youth ages 6-7 years! Pool time is also included under professional supervision and a nutritious lunch is served so that campers have lots of energy for fun-filled days!

Dates: Week 1: June 25-29, 2018
Week 2: July 3-6, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 
Week 4: July 16-20, 2018  
Week 5: July 23-27, 2018  
Week 6: July 30-August 3, 2018
Week 7: August 7-10, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 8: August 13-17, 2018            
Week 9: August 20-24, 2018
Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-7
Fee: $390

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Camp & Sports Discovery (Half day – AM Only) (4-7 yrs.)

Calling all 4-7 year olds who want to come to camp for half a day! Our half-day Discovery Camps are jam-packed with a variety of fun activities, combining arts and crafts, sports and co-operative games! Early risers will love our morning only camp where campers will participate in various activities from 9:00 a.m. until noon! Recreational swimming in the pool and a hot nutritional lunch are also included in this program!

Dates: Week 1: June 25-29, 2018
Week 2: July 3-6, 2018 (4 Day Camp $228) 
Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 
Week 4: July 16-20, 2018  
Week 5: July 23-27, 2018  
Week 6: July 30-August 3, 2018
Week 7: August 7-10, 2018 (4 Day Camp $228) 
Week 8: August 13-17, 2018            
Week 9: August 20-24, 2018
Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages: 4-7
Fee: $285


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Nature & Science Discovery (4-7 yrs.)

Exciting explorations, delightful discoveries, and wild wonders await Discovery campers in the Nature and Science Discovery program! From creating bubbling potions to launching rockets, to the science behind disappearing water, our professional staff members will lead dynamic science demonstrations and fun hands-on experiments! It has the right mix of creative experiments, learning science concepts, and outdoor cooperative activities. Recreational swim time in our pool, as well as hot lunches served in our dining hall are included. Summer is the perfect time to encourage campers to use their imagination and make observations while building an appreciation for the world of science and nature. Designed specifically for kids ages 4 – 7 years old, this camp provides fun and challenging projects that will help to deepen your child's fascination with science as they investigate and explore its many mysteries and incorporates a new fun theme weekly.  Inspire the inner scientist in your child!

Dates: Week 2: July 3-6, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 3: July 9-13, 2018 
Week 4: July 16-20, 2018  
Week 5: July 23-27, 2018  
Week 6: July 30-August 3, 2018
Week 7: August 7-10, 2018 (4 Day Camp $312) 
Week 8: August 13-17, 2018            
Week 9: August 20-24, 2018
Week 10: August 27-31, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-7
Fee: $390

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Nature and Science Weekly Themes:

Week 2: Astronomy | Campers will explore outer space this week through fun interactive activities. Children will create their own planet diagramas, play with moon sand and make flying rocket ships. 

Week 3:  Airplanes Wind and Flight | Campers will experiment with flight and wind by designing their own kites and jumbo airplanes to soar around Appleby’s campus. 

Week 4: The Human Body | Campers will explore and experiment with their five sense and create their own life-size human model representing many of the important systems in the human body. 

Week 5: Food Science | Campers will explore and experiment with food products. Children will create edible experiments, understand why food changes its form when we place it in different environments and create ooey gooey concoction to play with.

Week 6: Animals | What do animals need to survive? Campers will explore different types of habitats and find out how animals enjoy the wild.   

Week 7: Plants and Insects | Campers will become expert gardeners and explorers as they create a growing garden and investigate bugs and creepy crawlies on nature hikes. 

Week 8: Machines and Buildings | Become expert builders as you use many different materials to build towers and bridges. 

Week 9: Dinosaurs | Campers will become archaeologists as they excavate their own archaeological site looking for dinosaur bones!  

Week 10: Forces of Nature | Campers will be exploring the science behind the forces of nature this week at Appleby.  Children will create active volcanoes, Tornadoes in a jar and experiment with rain

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