Summer Camp Themes
Must have attended Kindergarten in 2018/19 to be able to quality for the Summer Camp Programs.
As well as the identified focus of the camp, we will be taking advantage of the many parks, the splash pads and our community garden throughout the week.
Week 1 – June 24th-28th
Canada is Great! Ottawa is full of our country’s history. We will visit many parks, the splash pads and our community garden throughout the week.
Week 2 – July 2nd-5th – *July 1st is Canada Day (this is a 4-day camp)
A Bug’s Life – Exploring all about insects, gardens and the use of organic fertilizers. We will have a guest speaker from BUGS (Bytowne Urban Gardens) coming in to teach us about sustainable food production and what flowers/plants repel different insects.
Week 3 – July 8th-12th
Nature Inspired Art. Children will build their own paint brushes/tools. They will make their own paper adding leaves, flowers. They will make their own frame with twigs/branches, includes an outside paint day/night.
Week 4 – July 15th-19th
Fun and Games Week – As well as learning new games, the campers will be creating/making their own checker board and pieces to take home.
Week 5 – July 22nd-26th
Art Week – Picasso Week (Inspired by the artist Picasso) – Program will include clay faces, Picasso style using loose parts. There will be some self-portraits, collaging and tower building using recycled materials.
Week 6 – July 29th-August 2nd
Pirates Week – X marks the spot! This week we will be creating treasure maps and going on a treasure hunt around the community. Let’s see if we can find the treasure by the end of the week. We will also be visiting the Bank of Canada Museum and The Royal Canadian Mint to see different types of money and to see how money is made. I wonder if anyone can pick up the gold bar at the Mint?
Week 7 – August 6th-9th – *August 5th is the Civic Holiday (this is a 4-day camp)
Camping Week, Pioneer Style – Sleepover or at the Center.
Sleepover Campers will explore how the Pioneers lived, sleeping in cabins, cooking over the fire, building a straw bale swimming pool, going for nature walks, visiting the horses, tending and harvesting the garden, collecting the eggs from the chickens, learning to use the pioneer tools, learn new songs and games, and camp fire in the evenings.
Campers staying at the Center will explore more of a camping style experience including games, camp cooking, tents, nature walks, camp art and land art.
Week 8 – August 12th-16th
Little Entrepreneur/Building a Business Week – Create a Bakery Business, learn to borrow money to make an investment, create a product and sell it to pay back your investors and make a profit. Have fun!
Week 9 – August 19th-23rd
Fun & Fitness – A week filled with exploring healthy living and doing yoga on Parliament Hill. Being part of a running club.
Week 10 – August 26th-28th – *August 29th and 30th Acorn will be closed for Professional Development (this is a 3-day camp)
It’s A Party! – Un-Birthday Week – A week filled with celebrating everyone’s birthday (when it’s not their birthday). We will be watching a movie, bowling, splash pad and more! A birthday party each day!