Our 2018 Literacy Camps have finished. Please check back again in the Spring for 2019 camp dates.
Join us as we explore the fun and captivating ways in which we use literacy every day! Through hands-on, authentic learning opportunities, children will see how literacy can be enjoyed through art, science, nature and more! We offer Weekly Themed Camps for ages 7-12 and Play & Learn Camps for ages 4-6. Camps are led by Nipissing University teacher education students. Sign up for one or more weeks. Spaces are limited.
2018 Weekly Themed Camps (Ages 7-12):
Duration: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Week 1: July 9th - July 13th
Let's Go Explore at Camp Read S'more! Adventure awaits at Camp Read 'Smore as we explore books, share stories, sing songs, write letters, make memories, and much more! *This camp theme may sound familiar as it is a favourite from last year but offered on a different week.
Week 2: July 16th - July 20th
Lights, Camera, Read! Calling all storytellers, writers and film-makers! Join us as we explore a range of digital tools this week, including how to make a stop-motion video. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about green screens (and even become a superhero) with our friends at Canadore College!
Week 3: July 23rd - July 27th
The Amazing Reading Race! Are you ready for a week of clues and challenges as we travel on an imaginary journey together? You'll also get the chance to design an Amazing Reading Race challenge for your fellow campers!
Week 4: July 30th - Aug 3rd
avourite Authors We've picked our favourite authors to share with you but we want to hear about your favourite authors too! We will explore different genres, try on our illustrator hats, role-play characters and more. On our final day, you'll be invited to come dressed up as a character from a book by your favourite author!
Week 5: Aug 7th to Aug 10th *4 day camp
nventor's Workshop: Dream, Design, Discover! Calling all inventors and designers! You're invited to help us transform our camp rooms into an inventor's workshop. We'll read stories about inventions, explore what we can create with found materials, and celebrate what we can do with an idea!
2018 Play & Learn Camps (Ages 4-6):
Duration: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. *option for single days is available
Cost: $175 (full week) or $35 (single full-day)
Our Play & Learn camps provide opportunities for daily read alouds, storytelling and writing, as well as sand/block play, puppet shows, an art studio and more! Each day will focus on early literacy skills with opportunities to practice letter/sound recognition, letter formation, sentence building and more - all in meaningful and interactive ways! You have the option for single full-days or the full week. Play & Learn campers will join with our themed week campers during some portions of the day (e.g. lunch, outdoor play, reading buddies and play-based centres). They will also be invited to join in any theme-related days planned in conjunction with weekly themes.