Summer Boost & STEMphilic Camps
Summer Boost (8:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Students have one Language Skills Development session each day.
There are two options:
Orton-Gillingham 1:1 tutoring will be offered on a student-by-student basis. During this class a student works with an Orton-Gillingham certified language specialist on a program specifically designed to meet unique needs in the areas of reading, spelling, writing and handwriting. Please contact the school to discuss your child’s needs at 604 736 5575.
The emphasis of this class will be on developing writing skills. In the Language Arts program, multiple methods and instructional strategies are used to deliver whole group and individualized learning instruction. The foundation of this program is language instruction delivered through the Orton-Gillingham approach.
Three additional classes/camp complete the morning schedule.
Academic classes are taught with a maximum of 8 students per class. Parents select class preferences following registration. Note: classes are subject to change.
In the science program, we apply inquiry based instruction, in which students take part in interactive lessons to enhance critical thinking. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, design procedures, carry out investigations, and analyze data. Each week students will focus on a unique project.
In the math program, multi-modal materials and instructional strategies are utilized. Students are taught in small groups with up to five students. The progression of skill delivery will be individualized to meet student needs.
Campers will be lead in a variety of outdoor activities geared towards developing teamwork and an enjoyment of physical activity. Students will also be given the opportunity to design games to play together and learn new leadership skills.
This class is geared to give campers a positive music experience, while they learn to sing and play the drums, electric guitar and a variety of percussion instruments. This is a great opportunity for kids to find a way to express themselves.
Campers will have a hands-on experience of exploring different fine arts media. Each week will focus on a unique project.
Campers will be introduced to a variety of drama techniques and games to have fun as well as build self-confidence, self-esteem and collaborative skills. This will be a unique opportunity for students to express themselves in new and creative ways.
My son really enjoyed Boost camp. The teachers were fantastic at making connections with the kids, and the activities were hands-on, engaging and individualized. The OG tutoring for my son was really targeted, and he did so much in two weeks!Erin Y., Parent
STEMphilic Summer Camp (12:45 to 4:00 pm)
STEMphilic Camp Themes
Throughout camps, students will engage in weekly projects in robotics, coding, science and creative mathematics.
Week 1 (Jul 4 – Jul 8): Eureka!
Students will have many Eureka moments as they explore their surroundings through the lenses of science and math. They will learn to apply scientific methods to their process of inquiry.
Week 2 (Jul 11- Jul 15): CSI: Vancouver
Explore forensic science by dusting for fingerprints, collecting and analyzing clues and learning to use the eyes of a CSI agent. This week is a unique combination of problem-solving, hands-on activities, and role play.
Week 1 (Jul 18 – Jul 22): Fun and Green!
What does it mean to be green? How can we be creative and use science to take care of our planet? We will explore paper-making techniques, using biodegradable plastic, harnessing different renewable energy resources, and more!
Week 2 (Jul 25 – 29): The Magic of Nature
Join us to explore the magic of nature as a scientist, programmer, and mathematician. Where can we spot science and math at work in nature?
2-Week Camp Registration Fees
Summer Boost Half Day (8:30 am – 12:30 pm): $1,295
- $200 additional fee for 1:1 Orton-Gillingham (OG) Tutoring option
- $125 discount if registered for Camp 1 & 2
STEMphilic Half Day (12:45 – 4:00 pm): $950
Summer Boost Camp Drop off: 8:15 – 8:30 am
Session 1: 8:30 – 9:20 am
Session 2: 9:25 – 10:15 am
Break: 10:15 – 10:30 am
Session 3: 10:35 – 11:25 am
Session 4: 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Pick up for Summer Boost only students: 12:20 – 12:35 pm
Lunch for full-day students: 12:20 – 12:45 pm
STEMphilic Camp Drop off (if not full day): 12:30-12:40
Session 1: 12:45-1:35 pm
Session 2: 1:40-2:30 pm
Break: 2:30-2:45 pm
Session 3: 2:50-3:45 pm
Pick up for STEMphilic half-day and full-day students: 3:45-4:00 pm
We accept payment through cheque, Interac e-transfer, credit card, and online banking. After submitting the application form, you will receive an invoice with the total due and further details on how to submit payment.
In order to hold your place in Summer Boost Camp, the invoice will need to be paid no later than 2 business days after the invoice is received.
Anyone who registers after this deadline will be waitlisted, subject to availability.
Cancellation deadline is May 25, 2022. Cancellations prior to this date will be eligible for a refund of the full amount minus a $100.00 processing fee. Any cancellation after aforementioned dates will not be eligible for a refund.
I want to express my sincere gratitude for such an incredible 2 weeks. Our son had such a great time at Summer Boost Camp, and we thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the FA environment! Thank you to all of you for making him feel so welcome, and for infusing your time and energy into this amazing program.Lisa, Parent