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Summer Family Support Programs

To support students in their goal in achieving academic success, the Summer Aboriginal Education Programs has developed a number of daily activities for families of our students:
Youth Experience Program
The Youth Experience Program is a series of week long learning experiences for children aged 3 to 8 years of age. Each week, youth will engage in a series of exciting learning activities designed to keep your child engaged and entertained while attending classes. Field trips to local attractions (Lake Nipissing beaches, museums, etc.) are included throughout the activities.  All weekly activities will include days at the beach, various water play/activities, and daily hikes. 


We ask parents/guardians to ensure that their children arrive at the Youth Experience Program with appropriate clothing and other items for the planned activities. This will include sneakers, bathing suits, towels, hats, and sunscreen. Please remember to pack a daily lunch and snacks for your child.

Parents can drop their children off starting at 8:00 am and children must be picked up by 6:00 pm daily (Monday-Friday). Please note that Monday, August 7th is a holiday and there is no Youth Experience Program running on this day. 

Week 1: Friendship Week July 3-July 7

Welcome to Summer Youth Camp! We can’t wait to get to know each other and break the ice with tons of fun activities, crafts, and games. Campers will make their mark on the camp room with decorations and explore the lay of the land in and around Chancellor’s House. We will cap our week off with an exciting trip to one of North Bays special locations and enjoy a relaxing picnic at Lee park. Campers will build lasting friendships, with camp facilitators as well as other campers, and start an exciting summer of fun!

Week 2: The Great Outdoors July 10- July 14

Summer brings beautiful weather, so what better way to enjoy the summer than getting outside and exploring the great outdoors? This week is all about getting to know the nature around us. Campers will go for hikes on the Campus Trails and Laurier Woods, where they will get to bird watch and do a nature scavenger hunt! Campers will learn about fire safety and enjoy a campfire complete with campfire stories, songs and will get to roast marshmallows and make s'mores! The week is jam-packed with nature based activities including: gardening, finding bugs and frogs, movies and stories, and plenty of nature crafts. A sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors are essential for this week!

Week 3: A Wonderful Week of Disney July 17- July 21

It is going to be a magical week at youth camp! Get ready to hop on board Aladdin's magic carpet as we set out to explore the magical kingdom of Disney. This week, campers will create Disney themed crafts, such as Moana ocean slime and an enchanted Beauty and the Beast mirror. Campers will be encouraged to use their imaginations and creativity as we engage in activities with Simba, Nemo, Woody, Mickey and so much more of our Disney friends. Of course, we cannot have a Disney week without watching a classic Disney movie! Campers are invited to take part in Pyjama Day at the end of the week as we view our favourite Disney movie from our drive-in movie theater.

Week 4: Make a Splash July 24-July 28

Let’s beat the heat! Grab your bathing suits because this week will be spent cooling off and splashing in the water!! Campers will explore North Bay’s various beaches and participate in fun beach themed games in and out of the water. The water themed fun continues outside of Chancellor’s House. Campers will compete in fun water challenges including water baseball, squirt gun water races, and pass the water. We have an exciting water themed field trip planned to an iconic North Bay attraction. Campers will not only have a blast playing with water this week, but they will also investigate and experiment with it as they learn about why water is important to our planet. Get ready to get soaked and have a blast. A change of clothes and swimsuits are a must for this week!

Week 5: Passport to Fun Adventures July 31- August 4

Campers, get your passport ready! This week, campers will receive their very own passports. Campers will collect stamps as they take a trip around the world and explore different cultures and traditions. Campers will go on an adventure to the local Farmer’s Market, do some food art, and make some tasty treats. We will talk about foods that are traditional to cultures around the world. Yummy! We will also be exploring Northern Tikes Indoor Playground to stay active this week! We will introduce campers to different types of music and make musical instruments, fun crafts and activities from around the world. The campers get a chance to travel and explore different countries each day!

Week 6: Magical Mystery Week!!: August 7- August 11

Is your camper ready for an enchanting surprise? ​Let’s wrap camp up with a magical mystery week filled with exciting art projects and activities.  We will be visiting the nearby Nipissing Gym this week to play an an out of this world sport, so make sure to bring sneakers and lots of energy! We will celebrate the end of an amazing summer with games, prizes, and snacks.

For more information, please call 705-471-9040.

​​To Register, please download the Registration Form and Medical Form and fax to 705-472-8601.

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