Summer Camps

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Summer Learning camps in July and August offer a variety of academic, extra curricular and sports programs in and around the Brampton area.

Summer Learning Camps 2015 (Dates and Times)

Dedicated, caring, and qualified teachers and instructors will conduct a wide variety of summer camps that will complement and enhance your child’s academic needs and expand their extra-curricular abilities.

Camps are offered in safe environments as a morning only or full day program. We offer a variety of academic and non-academic activities focusing on Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports), Water Play, Arts & Crafts, Drama/Dance, Music, Science Discovery, Computers, and Field Trips.

The Summer Learning Camps are specially designed to allow students to continue school throughout the summer months and to get a head start for the upcoming year, while enjoying at the same time some fun and exciting summer time activities and outings.

The students have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds through a learning programme for the morning session and then participation in planned activities in the afternoon, with a scheduled field trip every week. All activities will coincide with a planned weekly theme. Parents will be given a calendar outlining the weekly events happening throughout the summer.

Summer Learning Camps are available in July and August offering the following programmes:

Preparatory campus Programmes (four campuses)

All Readiness Programmes are specially designed to allow students to continue the care they have become accustomed to and the consistency of a learning program with enrichment to continue throughout the summer months. It also allows your child to get a head start for the upcoming year. All children are placed in an age and developmentally appropriate program upon registration that prepares them for some of the expectations that will be required for the new school year. While preparing for the upcoming year, students will have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds through a learning program in the morning session and a ‘summer camp’ atmosphere in the afternoon. The children will participate in new and exciting planned activities that are based on teacher prepared themes. The parents will be given a calendar outlining each week’s events. Along with the planned activities, readiness students can participate in a planned activity or field trip outing each week.

All students will participate in a variety of age appropriate themed activities. Some examples of activities include cutting, pasting, water days, outdoor games, music, sports, science, experiments, cooking activities, physical activities, discovery and drama

Kindergarten Montessori Readiness (All campuses)
This programme prepares students for Kindergarten by introducing them to a structured school environment. The JK programme provides opportunities for growth and development in the motor and social/emotional areas while focusing on the cognitive area. More specific, the program covers:
  • Practical Life Skills (including care of self, care of the environment, gross and fine motor development, grace and courtesy)
  • Social/emotional development (including increasing self-esteem and independence, interacting with others, following directions and structured classroom routine, co-operating and sharing, expressing oneself)
  • Cognitive development (including increasing attention span, concentration, and learning different concepts such as numbers, colours, shapes, the alphabet, first phonics, sounds, etc.)

Children will develop an overall comfort with being in a school environment and will be able to start Kindergarten with ease.

Prep-ONE Readiness (All campuses)
Students starting SK who did not attend JK the previous year will benefit from this programme as they are introduced to some of the key requirements and expectations set by the Ontario Curriculum in a safe and structured classroom environment. For students who attended JK the previous year, this programme will reinforce the concepts already introduced and enhance their readiness, while becoming more focused and independent learners. Throughout the programme the students will:
  • Develop self-confidence and a feeling of belonging
  • Interact and participate in group activities
  • Learn to concentrate on a task and increase attention span,/li>
  • Follow structured schedules and routines
  • Co-operate and develop social skills
  • Be introduced to language and mathematics, focusing on recognizing the letters of the alphabet and their phonetic sounds, printing their names, recognizing numbers, counting, and other basic language and mathematics exercises leading to reading, writing, and basic arithmetic
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills through physical education, arts, crafts and music.

By Senior Kindergarten, students have developed lasting friendships and memories. Some children return each summer to the fun and unique experience they have had at a Rowntree summer camp. The students are stimulated in the morning program through structured work tutorials and enjoy the ‘summer camp’ atmosphere in the afternoon that allows the children to discover all that the program has to offer ranging from creative arts to science experiments and sports and water fun in-between while at the same time developing new social relationships and rekindling friendships from years past.

Grade 1 Readiness (All campuses)
This programme will provide the student with the needed skills and a head start for a trouble free beginning and a successful completion of Grade One. This programme includes:
  • Improvement of social skills, cooperation through group work, increase of self-esteem, and development of responsibility and independence
  • Introduction to reading and writing through phonics
  • Introduction of basic mathematics concepts including, addition and subtraction, time telling, understanding of money and measurement
  • Development of sportsmanship, team work, physical fitness, as well as creativity through arts, crafts and music

Academy campus Programmes

Academic Morning Activities

Kindergarten Montessori Readiness (All campuses)
This programme prepares students for Kindergarten by introducing them to a structured school environment. The JK programme provides opportunities for growth and development in the motor and social/emotional areas while focusing on the cognitive area. More specific, the program covers:
  • Practical Life Skills (including care of self, care of the environment, gross and fine motor development, grace and courtesy)
  • Social/emotional development (including increasing self-esteem and independence, interacting with others, following directions and structured classroom routine, co-operating and sharing, expressing oneself)
  • Cognitive development (including increasing attention span, concentration, and learning different concepts such as numbers, colours, shapes, the alphabet, first phonics, sounds, etc.)

Children will develop an overall comfort with being in a school environment and will be able to start Kindergarten with ease.

Prep-ONE Readiness (All campuses)
Students starting SK who did not attend JK the previous year will benefit from this programme as they are introduced to some of the key requirements and expectations set by the Ontario Curriculum in a safe and structured classroom environment. For students who attended JK the previous year, this programme will reinforce the concepts already introduced and enhance their readiness, while becoming more focused and independent learners. Throughout the programme the students will:
  • Develop self-confidence and a feeling of belonging
  • Interact and participate in group activities
  • Learn to concentrate on a task and increase attention span,/li>
  • Follow structured schedules and routines
  • Co-operate and develop social skills
  • Be introduced to language and mathematics, focusing on recognizing the letters of the alphabet and their phonetic sounds, printing their names, recognizing numbers, counting, and other basic language and mathematics exercises leading to reading, writing, and basic arithmetic
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills through physical education, arts, crafts and music.

By Senior Kindergarten, students have developed lasting friendships and memories. Some children return each summer to the fun and unique experience they have had at a Rowntree summer camp. The students are stimulated in the morning program through structured work tutorials and enjoy the ‘summer camp’ atmosphere in the afternoon that allows the children to discover all that the program has to offer ranging from creative arts to science experiments and sports and water fun in-between while at the same time developing new social relationships and rekindling friendships from years past.

Grade 1 Readiness (All campuses)
This programme will provide the student with the needed skills and a head start for a trouble free beginning and a successful completion of Grade One. This programme includes:
  • Improvement of social skills, cooperation through group work, increase of self-esteem, and development of responsibility and independence
  • Introduction to reading and writing through phonics
  • Introduction of basic mathematics concepts including, addition and subtraction, time telling, understanding of money and measurement
  • Development of sportsmanship, team work, physical fitness, as well as creativity through arts, crafts and music
Enrichment/Tutorial Camp offering Academics, Sports, and Cultural Activities (for children entering Grades 2-8)
Students who are experiencing language and/or mathematics difficulties or would like to enrich their skills will be able to enter an intensive reading, writing and/or mathematics program that focuses on their individual areas of strengths and/or weaknesses and assist them to dramatically increase their skill level over a four week intensive period. Upon entry to these programs, each student will be assessed and then placed in the appropriate level class. Weekly testing will be used to determine the student’s progress and to establish priorities for the next week.

 

Fun Afternoon Activities

Rowntree will be offering a host of fun activities for the campers to participate in. These activities will help them to develop many skills and teach them to become part of a team while having fun at the same time. The following week themes (in random order) are being offered this summer.

  • Moovin’ N’ Groovin’ – Join us as we boogie through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Campers will dress up like rock stars, compete in an 80’s themed game show, and jam out in an outdoor concert.
  • Superheroes – Come fly up, up, and away with us as campers take part in Superhero challenges, design and create costumes, and visit with every day heroes.
  • Hollywood Hall of Fame – Let’s give a big round of applause for a week jam-packed with fun. Campers will learn all about famous celebrities, visit the movies, and take part in a red carpet event.
  • Adventureland – Pack your bags and join our journey as campers jump through the rabbit hole to wonderland, kiddyland, and fantasyland where they will have a mad hatter tea party, go on a treasure hunt and participate in an adventure race.
  • Cruise Ship – Ships ahoy! Embark with us as our camp turns into a cruise ship, complete with different nautical rooms, festivals, and island and water activities for our campers to visit and enjoy while on board.
  • Survivor – Gather around for some friendly competition as campers go head-to-head to meet challenges, perform team initiatives, and win contests such as Craziest Hair Day! At the end of the week, campers will participate in a closing ceremony.
  • Music Makers and Shakers – Shake, rattle and roll with us as campers learn about music from around the world, create their own instruments, and demonstrate their musical talents.
  • Night at the Museum – Dinosaurs, mummies, and space are just some of the exciting topics which campers will explore during this week of discovery. Join us as we go on an alien hunt, dig for artifacts and visit a local historical site.
  • Carnival Extravaganza! – Come one, come all to a week of carnival fun “Under the Big Top”! Campers will showcase their circus talents and partake in: Carnival Games, Popcorn, Candy Apples, Face painting, Juggling and basic clowning around!

Fun Activities and field trips will be based on a theme and compliment each week. Campers will be able to go on a treasure hunt, go bowling, visit the Arboretum and the Peel Heritage complex, and be part of a Music workshop among others, depending on the week(s) that they come to the camp.

All Readiness programmes include a variety of afternoon fun activities like water play, outdoor games, sports and field trips for full day registrants.

Please take notice that all information on the themes or activities is subject to change pending on the availability of the venues.

Click here for more information about our Summer Learning Camps.