Unique Summer Day Camps

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Summer vacation is in full swing. If you’re scavenging for things to keep your kids busy and considering enrolling them in a day camp, you’re in luck! We have a few unique and awesome camps that you may not have heard of yet.

LEGO CAMP 2015

Running from July 27 to July 31 at the London Waldorf School (7 Beaufort Street), this week-long, full-day block party is organized by the London Chess Promotions. Registration is $226 per child, which includes a Lego camp t-shirt. Students in grades 1-7 as of June 2015 are welcome.

STEM CAMP

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, this is the place for the future! With daily activities, inspirational guests, and scientists from leading Canadian colleges and universities, your child will learn, grow and create. Sessions run weekly throughout the summer, but many weeks and locations are already sold out. Registration is $200 per week per child, open to children 5 to 13 years old.

MOKSHIES-IN-THE-MAKING

Moksha Yoga London is hosting two weeks of half-day summer camps for your little yogini at Moksha Yoga West. Afternoons from July 13-17 and August 17-21, your 6-12 year olds can enjoy non-heated yoga practice, meditation, art, and fresh fruit breaks. Registration is $89 + tax per child.

INNOVATION CAMP LONDON

For one week, July 20-24 at the Richard Ivey Building, Western University, kids in grades six to eight will have an opportunity to become the next great inventor. Ivey will be collaborating with Future Design School, a Toronto agency, and Tech Alliance to help bring ideas to life through critical thinking, planning, and action. The full day camp is $375 per child.

@ THE BARRE

At The Barre is offering a one-week Healthy Me Summer Camp for kids ages 9-13, mornings from August 24-28.  Children will learn and participate in fitness and fitness fundamentals, nutrition and healthy food choices, and self-care. Registration is limited, $225 per child.

 

 

London Summer Camp Fair

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Are you interested in signing your children up for summer camp, but don’t know where to start?

Horse back riding, overnight, day camp, music camp, coed, girls only, boys only, vacation bible school, special needs… eek!! So many choices can be overwhelming, but take a big breath, you’ll get through. Summer camp is a great experience for children of all ages, as campers, CIT’s or counselors. Head to the London Summer Camp Fair on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 to meet Camp Directors and Senior Staff from many camps in London and area.

WHEN:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

5:00 – 8:00pm

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March Break Activities

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It’s over a month away, but if you’re looking for daytime activities to keep your children busy, here are some of the daycamps that are happening. Registration is currently happening, so do not wait long.

MUSEUM LONDON

Green is Golden: the focus for the week will be on the environment and will be explored through a variety of mediums. The cost is $200/week. Register online HERE.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Two-hour lessons for each of the five days for skiers ages 6-8 and 9-15, and snowboarders ages 7-10, 11-15. Lessons alone are $150/week; lessons and lift are $240/week; lessons, lift, and rental are $325/week. The rentals and lift tickets are valid for 6 hours. Supervision is only provided during the lesson.

GYM WORLD

Gym World is offering both half-day and full-day options for the week, as well as individual day or half-day options for individual days. Prices range from $30 for one half day to $230 for the full week. There is also before and after care options and pizza lunch option on Friday. Camp is for children 5 years of age and up. For more information or to register, see HERE.   Continue reading

Summer Jobs with the City

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It may be snowy and cold out right now, but if you have a teen or older child thinking about getting a job this summer or even if you are thinking about finding a new job yourself, then now is the time to apply! The City of London is hiring for many of their summer programs and are currently accepting applications.

AQUATICS

The City of London Aquatics department is a fantastic summer employment opportunity. The City is currently hiring for building attendants to clean and maintain the pools, cashiers for the pools, wading pool lifeguard, and instructor/lifeguards for the indoor and outdoor city pools. All aquatic staff must have a current Emergency First Aid and CPR, as well as a Vulnerable Persons police screening. Please see individual listings for the specific qualifications, especially for lifeguarding.

DAY CAMPS/PLAYGROUNDS

If playing with children all day sounds like the ideal job, then one of the positions within Day Camps and Playgrounds are where you should look. This would be a great place to get experience working with kids with special needs and disabilities, kids in diverse social situations, organizing groups and leading groups through activities. They are hiring positions such as Playleader, Camp Counsellor, and Tennis Instructor.

GOLF

The City of London runs three golf course in town and they are hiring for their summer staff. They are looking for people for their food service crew staff and supervisors, golf course starter/ranger, and pro shop cashier.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Storybook Gardens is the place to be in the summer! If you love kids and love being outside, have a look at some of the positions available inside the castle this summer. Concessions, building and ground attendants, Play Leaders, Day Camp and Mini Camp Counsellors are just a few of the exciting ways to spend the summer months.

Don’t delay with your applications! Each posting has it’s own closing dates – some are this Friday, January 23, some are mid-February.

PA Day Fun for January 16

PA DAY

This Friday is a PA Day for both the TVDSB and the LDCSB. If you are looking for activities to keep your children busy, here are a few things happening in London:

WHITE OAKS MALL

Mascot Mania is happening at White Oaks Mall from 12noon until 2:00pm this Friday. Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Jake the Neverland Pirate, Tinkerbell, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Darth Vadar will be hanging out taking pictures and signing autographs at three separate locations throughout the mall.  Parents should visit the Information booth and fill out a ballot to win a private party with your favourite character courtesy of Magical Princess Parties.

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Pre-registration is required for the PA Day camp at the London Children’s Museum this Friday. The camp runs from 8:30am to 5:30am. This Friday’s theme is Boggling Optical Illusions! Let your kids challenge and trick their eyes through optical illusion activities and create their own optical illusion artwork. Programs are designed for children 3-12 years old. To register, call 519-434-5726.

SKATING

If you’re looking for a free activity to burn off some of that crazy energy kids seem to accumulate through the day, head downtown to the Covent Garden Market from 8:00am to 7:00pm or to Victoria Park from 10:00am to 10:00pm with your skates!

MUSEUM LONDON

Museum London is also hosting a day camp from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you have an aspiring artist in your family, this is the place for them to be! After learning about the history of Nature London and viewing unusual specimens, participants will make armatures upon which to build abstract figures or animals. They will also construct 3D animals out of sheets of corrugated cardboard. Register online HERE.

LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Byron Library (auditorium), 2:30pm to 4:00pm: Family Movie, drop-in for families

Carson Library (meeting room), 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Button Making, ages 5+

Central Library (children’s section), 9:00am to 6:00pm: PA Day Craft, drop-in for families

Central Library (TDCT children’s program room), 2:30pm to 3:00pm (English), 3:00 to 3:30pm (French) NFB of Canada’s short films for children, drop-in for families

Cherryhill Library (Meeting Room), 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Shaping and Patterning Art Workshop, 9-12yrs. register HERE.

Crouch Library, 2:00pm to 5:00pm: Get Your Game On, drop-in, ages 7+

Jalna Library, 2:30pm to 3:30pm: PA Day Craft, drop-in, family

Landon Library, 2:30pm to 4:30pm: Family Movie, drop-in for families

Masonville Library, 2:30pm to 4:00pm: Family Movie, drop-in for families

Sherwood Library, 2:30pm to 3:30pm: Captain Underpants Lots o’ Laffs at the Library, Register HERE.

Stoney Creek Library, 2:00pm to 3:30pm: Family Movie, drop-in for families

Westmount Library, 2:00pm to 3:30pm: Family Movie, drop-in for families

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