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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 Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd are holidays and there is no Youth Experience Program running on those days. 

Week 1: Welcome Week - Getting to Know You: June 29-July 3

Welcome to Summer Youth Camp! We are excited to get to know your camper with tons of crafts and games this week. Campers will decorate the camp room and get familiar with the hiking trails around Chancellor’s House. Campers will meet new friends and start a summer of fun!

Week 2: Where the Wild Things Are: July 6- July 10

Summer brings the wild side out of everyone! This week is all about getting to know the nature around us a little better. Campers will go for hikes on the Campus Trails and Laurier Woods, which will be a great chance to get to know our little critter friends! Campers will also enjoy an adventure to feed fish! The week is jam-packed with nature based activities like planting beans, finding bugs and frogs, and plenty of other nature crafts, movies and stories. This week is sure to bring out the wild side in your child!

Week 3: WATER WEEK! July 13- July 17

Splish-splash: get ready for water week! Campers will be exploring our natural waterways with hikes and our usual Wednesday beach day plus a day of Water Olympics games outside Chancellor’s House. Campers should wear their thinking caps as we investigate water in science experiments and 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 4: Holiday Fun in the Sun: July 20-July 24

Let the festivities begin! From Christmas to Easter to Halloween campers will get to experience a week full of holiday fun, including a special Easter egg hunt. A special Friendship day will also be included where Campers will get to make a yummy treat, and of course dressing up is a must for our spooky Halloween fear factor contest. Campers will also need to get into the spirit to come up with their very own holiday!

Week 5: Good Things to Eat: July 27- July 31

This week, campers will learn about where our food comes from and join us on cooking adventures! Campers will get to take a trip to the Farmer’s Market, grow their own vegetables, do some food art, and make some tasty treats. We will talk about foods that are healthy for us and delicious. Yummy! We will also be exploring Northern Tikes Indoor Playground to stay active this week!

Week 6: Space-Jamming: August 3- August 7

​Let’s wrap camp up with an out of this world adventure into the solar system with pit-stops in music and sports. Campers will be investigating planets in the library and creating a solar system model in Chancellor’s House. We will also be blasting off to the nearby Nipissing Gym this week, so make sure to bring sneakers and lots of energy!

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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