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.

Join us for Super Hero week and leap in a single bound! Swab the decks as a pirate or wear your crown with pride in Pirates & Princess’ week. Check out descriptions for the new 2017 weekly themes below! 

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

A recreational swim time is included in 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.

 

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 1: July 4 – July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296)
Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2017 FULL
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2017 FULL
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2017  FULL
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2017   FULL
Week 6: August 8 – August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296) FULL
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2017   FULL
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2017      FULL
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2017  FULL

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-7
Fee: $370


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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: July 4 – July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296)
Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2017  FULL
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2017 
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2017 FULL
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2017  FULL
Week 6: August 8 – August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296) FULL
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2017 FULL
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2017    FULL        
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2017   FULL

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-5
Fee: $370


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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: July 4 – July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296)
Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2017  FULL
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2017 FULL
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2017   FULL
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2017  FULL
Week 6: August 8 – August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296) FULL
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2017 FULL
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2017 FULL
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2017  FULL

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-7
Fee: $370

 

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Camp & Sports Discovery (Half day) Morning 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 jam-pack 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: July 4 – July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $216)
Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2017  FULL
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2017 FULL
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2017  FULL
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2017  FULL
Week 6: August 8 – August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $216) FULL
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2017 FULL
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2017FULL
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2017  FULL

Time:

Mornings (a.m. only) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ages: 4-7
Fee: $270


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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!

Nature and Science Discovery Weekly Topics:

Week 1: The Sustainable Earth July 4 - July 7, 2017
Campers will get to know the planet that we call home- the Earth- and explore what we can do to protect our environment.

Week 2: Water July 10- July 14, 2017
Learn about all the fun and exciting things water can do! Don’t forget your bathing suit!

Week 3: Wind and Flight July 17- July 21, 2017
Campers will experiment with flight and wind by designing their own kites to soar around Appleby’s campus.

Week 4: The Human Body July 24- July 28, 2017
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: Seasonal Cycles July 31- August 4, 2017
Campers will investigate how living things adapt to changes in seasons. Be ready to explore and dress for the weather! 

Week 6: Habitats and Communities August 8- August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp)
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 August 14- August 18, 2017
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 August 21- August 25, 2017
Become expert builders as you use many different materials to build towers and bridges.

Week 9: Dinosaurs August 28- September 1, 2017
Campers will become archaeologists as they excavate their own archaeological site looking for dinosaur bones! 

 

Dates:

Week 1: July 4 – July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296) FULL
Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2017  FULL
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2017  FULL
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2017  FULL
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2017  FULL
Week 6: August 8 – August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp: $296) FULL
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2017 FULL
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2017 FULL          
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2017  FULL

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-7
Fee: $370

 

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NEW 2017 Discovery Weekly Themes:

Note:  All themes are incorporated into each week of camp in Arts Discovery, Nature & Science Discovery as well as Camp & Sports Discovery. 

Week 1: The Great Outdoors July 4- July 7, 2017 (4 Day Camp)
From camp fire sing-a-longs to tent building competitions to going on a hike, campers will surely get a taste of the great outdoors this week and will have the camp badge to prove it!

Week 2: Cave Explorers July 10- July 14, 2017
You will never know what is in a cave until you go in there. This week, campers will get into the nooks and crannies of the Appleby campus to find creatures that they may or may not be familiar with. Don’t worry- we will have flashlights for our fun adventure!

Week 3: Fairy Tales July 17- July 21, 2017
Once upon a time at Appleby Camps, there was a week of fun with a fairy tales theme! Through timeless stories like Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, campers learn from tall tales. Be ready to run in a game of Giants, Wizards and Elves, make the crown or steal the treasure from a dragon!

Week 4: Secret Superpowers July 24- July 28, 2017
Do you have secret superpowers? This week, campers can use their special abilities in fun activities and puzzles. There will be opportunities to test out strong, flexible muscles, super power breath and more! Don’t miss out on your chance to discover your inner talents!

Week 5: Holiday Celebrations July 31- August 4, 2017
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 6: Fun with Maps August 8- August 11, 2017 (4 Day Camp)
What’s your favorite place to go with your friends and family? Make your own community at Appleby and discover new places you can go! This week, campers get to plan and map out stores, buildings, parks…or whatever your imagination takes you.

Week 7: Mystery Hunters August 14- August 18, 2017
Things keep going missing at Appleby. This week, we need help from campers to find precious missing items and solve secret codes. If you are a brave camper who likes to dig deep and put clues together, this week is for you. Put your thinking hats on!

Week 8: Around the World August 21- August 25, 2017
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!

Week 9: Time Travelers August 28- September 1, 2017
From dinosaurs to robots, campers get to use their imagination to picture what happened in the past or what may happen in the future. Join us this week for adventures across time, and see you back in the past…or to the future!

 

 






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