Summer Camp


We Are Open This Summer Until August 26th

Extended Hours Available to 6:00 pm Daily!

Play Loft Summer Camp Policy

Please download and review our Summer Camp Policies & Procedures Manual

Preschool Camp for Children 2.5 – 4 Years of Age

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

Preschool Summer Camp Itinerary
Dates Activity
July 3 – 7 Science Week
July 10 – 14 Sports Week
July 17 – 21 Food & Nutrition Week
July 24 – 28 Medieval Times Week
July 31 – Aug 04 Music & Dance Week
Aug 08 – 11 Wild Life Week (4 day week)
Aug 14 – 18 Around the World Week
Aug 21 – 25 Camping Week (final week)
*additional field trip fees may apply per week.
Play Loft will be closed from Aug 28 – September 01
Preschool Summer Camp Costs
Type of Program (5 days a week) Program Time Cost per Week
Half Day Program (Morning or Afternoon) 9:00am – 12:00pm
1:00am – 4:00pm
$180.00
Full Day Program 9:00am – 2:30pm $260.00
Extended Day Program 9:00am – 4:00pm $310.00
Please note that the cost of lunch is not included in the program price, and if required will be an additional $20/week or $5/day

  • Additional $10/day for extended morning hours – 8:00am to 9:00am ($40 per week)
  • Additional $10/day for extended afternoon hours – 4:00pm to 5:00pm ($40 per week)
  • Additional $20/day for extended evening hours – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ($80 per week)

Cancellation Policy

  • 4 week notice or more to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund will be given
  • 2 week notice for cancellation will receive a credit for the school
  • Less than 2 weeks will not receive a refund regardless of cause

Our Registration Form Is Now Online!

Please print out the application form and drop it off at our location, or mail it to us with your post-dated cheques included.

Please Note:

  • Children enrolled in our program and continuing with us for the summer are charged by the month, unless parents decide to go for the weekly option.
  • Children not enrolled in our program are charged by weeks chosen to attend Play Loft

Summer Camp for Children 4 – 12 Years of Age

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.

Summer Camp Itinerary
Dates Activity
July 3 – 7 Minecraft & Pokémon Week
July 10 – 14 Science Week / Lego Robotics
July 17 – 21 Food & Nutrition Week
July 24 – 28 Sports Week / Lego Robotics
July 31 – Aug 04 Music & Dance Week
Aug 08 – 11 Cultural Week (4 day week)
Aug 14 – 18 Around the World Week / Lego Robotics
Aug 21 – 25 Camping Week (final week)
*additional field trip fees may apply per week.
Play Loft will be closed from Aug 28 – September 04
Summer Camp Costs
Type of Program (5 days a week) Program Time Cost per Week
Half Day Program (Morning or Afternoon) 9:00am – 12:00pm
1:00am – 4:00pm
$180.00
Full Day Program 9:00am – 4:00pm $260.00
Please note that the cost of lunch is not included in the program price, and if required will be an additional $20/week or $5/day

  • Additional $10/day for extended morning hours – 8:00am to 9:00am ($40 per week)
  • Additional $10/day for extended afternoon hours – 4:00pm to 5:00pm ($40 per week)
  • Additional $20/day for extended evening hours – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ($80 per week)

Cancellation Policy

  • 4 week notice or more to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund will be given
  • 2 week notice for cancellation will receive a credit for the school
  • Less than 2 weeks will not receive a refund regardless of cause

Our Registration Form Is Now Online!

Please print out the application form and drop it off at our location, or mail it to us with your post-dated cheques included.

Please Note:

  • Our program is only available for a minimum of 3 days a week, and the half day cost is $ 40 per day and our full day program cost is $60 per day.
  • Please provide a packed lunch daily, unless advised otherwise
  • There will be additional field trip charge, depending on the weeks

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.