Summer Camp


We are open this Summer until August 26th, with extended

hours available to 6:00 pm daily!!!!!!

Preschool Camp for children 2.5 years to 4 years

Activities in preschool camp are an extension of the program we offer throughout the year. Ask us about extended hours, and outdoor activities, and pricing for preschool students. Discounts apply for students registered with us during the school year.

Our registration form is on line now.  Print out your application form and drop it off to us, or mail it with post-dated cheques to:                 Download Enrollment Form here!

 

Summer Camp for children 4-12 years

Explore math, science, literature and art beyond textbooks, pencils and paper. We make learning play, and play learning. Our program combines learning with practice through hands-on projects, outdoor play, and even digital games. Your kids will have an unforgettable educational experience through play, which they will not soon forget.  We are accepting registration for the Summer of 2016.

We are open during the following weeks, and each week has a particular theme!

Summer Camp 4-12 years

 

July 4-8 Science – Green Thumb/Botany Week
July 11-15 Sports Camp Week (indoor & outdoor)
July 18-22 Minecraft and Pokémon Week
July 25-29 Food/Nutrition and Cooking Class Week
Aug 2-5 (4 days) Minecraft and Pokémon Week
Aug 8-12 Music, Dance and Drama Week
Aug 15-19 Lego Robotics Week
August 22-26 Science – Astronomy Week (last week)

*additional field trip fees may apply per week.

Our registration form is on line now.  Print out your application form and drop it off to us, or mail it with post-dated cheques to:                 Download Enrollment Form here!


Play Loft
583 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4K 1P9

Regular Hours:     9 am – 4 pm daily.  
Extended Morning: 8 am – 9 am.
Extended Afternoon 2 options:
(1) 4 pm- 5 pm & (2) 4 – 6 pm.

Prices

Full Day (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

 $250/week

Half-Day (9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

 $170/week

Early drop off 8 am – 9 am

 $10 per day or $ 40/per week

Extended care after 4:00      4:00 to 5:00pm

 $10 per day or $ 40/per week 

10% sibling discount.  
Special monthly rate may apply.  

Hands-On Projects

At Play Loft Camp, we have created a host of hands-on activities and projects. These include building models of the solar system and ancient structures out of sand, and exploring the physics of light and gravity, velocity and energy. Kids will enjoy building their own simple machines using our LEGO Robotics®. Campers in art and literacy will have the opportunity to write their own stories and poems, or other creative pieces and present their ideas to others. Kids will take home the crafts and art they may create. Your kids will get their minds and bodies in motion as they explore concepts such as force, energy and how thing move. Campers will learn about the universe around them, from the tiniest of particles to galactic superstructures.

Board Games & Puzzles

Our Play Loft Campers will have a choice of different games designed to challenge their unique interest and skills in new ways, such as Multiples Tic-Tac-Toe, Math Twister, and Fractions War, Scrabble Blast, Word Searches, Once Upon A Time, Name That Tune, Finish the Story and so much more.

Digital Games

Virtual environments are a great way to play and learn mathematics and build intuition and comprehension around numbers. With literacy, computers help with learning new words and composing stories. Multi media, including video, is used in science to help our Campers understand how things work.

Activity List


Math:

  • Multiplication Tables Tic-Tac-Toe Use multiples and logic to fill a 3 x 3 game board with over 50 numbers.
  • Platonic solids Start with square, triangle and pentagon tiles in a board game. When the right tiles join, snap together the corresponding platonic solid for a new game piece.
  • Fraction War Use your quick fraction manipulation skills to take as many tiles as possible.
  • Pattern Panic Kids will make their own patterns, and then try to solve others camper’s patterns.

Literacy:

  • Once Upon A Time Write a story or poem,which you share with your group
  • Word Surge Play choose your words and come up with new ways to express yourself.
  • Journal Record your feelings about camp daily

Science:

  • Sound Vibrations Build a new instrument/noisemaker or better yet invent one.
  • Molecular Matter Work with molecular model kids. Children are introduces to the concept of very small particles of matter. Also, we aim to introduce the concept that what isn’t matter is energy.
  • Bacteria Fun Factory Working with microscopes. We will study the microscopic world of plants, animals, fungi, protists and bacteria.
  • Ecofriendly Awareness
  • Kids and staff discuss and come up with ways of how they can help reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Dinosaur Bone Day Kids get the chance to see and handle actual fossilized dinosaur bones. including other specimens such as fossilized dinosaur eggs, petrified wood, and even coprolite!
  • Element Day Kids get to discuss and explore various elements, and the impact on how we live. When possible, samples of different elements are provided.
  • Earthquake Simulation Using foam to simulate tectonic plates, kids investigate how the movement of the Earth’s crust causes the earth to quake, and mountains to form.

Art:

  • Colourful Butterflies Study the life cycle of butterflies and then design your own beautiful butterfly! Children will decorate a pre-cut butterfly with oil pastels and tempera paint. They will then embellish their creation with coloured papers, jewels and metallic markers.
  • Rain Stick What causes rain? Create your very own instrument! Decorate your rain stick with pipe cleaners, decorative papers, pastels, metallic markers and jewels. Children will finish their project by beading a pipe cleaner handle.
  • Animals and Habitats Children explore various wildlife creatures and investigate their environments. Using a woodblock as a base, children will create their habitat with pastels, tempera paint, markers and pieces of various papers. An animal will be made out of Model Magic and decorated using markers and googly eyes.
  • Young Picasso Portraits Study one of the great painters of our world and his art. Children assemble a self-portrait using various types of papers, fabric, pastels and foamy shapes. Once the portrait is made they will decorate a foam core frame.
  • Space Creatures from Saturn Study the planets and our world. Children transform a simple tube into a space shuttle using pastels, tempera paint, foamy shapes and metallic papers. Kids form their alien out of model magic and bring it to life using markers and googly eyes.
  • Masks  Become a bird, a lion, or any magical creature from your imagination! Using a simple paper plate, pastels and tempera paint, partygoers create a mask. The project is completed with the addition of foamy shapes, jewels, feathers and decorative papers.

And more!

Our group leaders and teachers include experienced TDSB or OCT teachers with extensive background in science, art and language.

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Arts and crafts time include activities such as making masks or capes…

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Exploring science through Baking!

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Using technology to explore science!

Musical theater using Kapla blocks

Musical theater using Kapla blocks!

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Theater Workshop

Theater Workshop

Play makes fun

Multicultural cooking

Multicultural cooking

Dance workshop

Dance workshop

Group mural designing!

Group mural designing!

Lego Creations

Lego Creations

Lego Pikachu!

Lego Pikachu!

Defying rules of Physics using Kapla!

Defying rules of Physics using Kapla!

Creating a community!

Creating a community!

MY Lego City!

My Lego City!

Exploring language through Lego!

Exploring language through Lego!

Engrossed in TTC Maps!

Engrossed in TTC Maps!

High Park Zoo!

High Park Zoo!

Evergreen Brickworks!

Evergreen Brick-works!

Bata Shoe Museum!

Bata Shoe Museum!

Oh my, what are these?

Oh my, what are these?

Outdoor Picnic!

Outdoor Picnic!

Withrow Park!

Withrow Park!

Recycled Kingdom!

Recycled Kingdom!

Lets Groove to some music!

Lets Groove to some music!

Look how high we can build!

Look how high we can build!

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Joy of Learning

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Sensory Exploration, Sandpit!

A dynamic and fun-filled play space for your party!

Summer camp takes place in a dynamic, fun filled area!

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Kids learn interactively with activity sheets and support from teachers.