Upcoming Dates:
Christmas Break Camps - Dec 27, 28, 29 and Jan 2, 3, 4, 5

Brighten Up Discovery Camps

Brighten Up is excited to offer a unique, fun camp experience for your kids.
Keep your child’s mind active and engaged, and jump start their success all year long.
Fun while learning is the main focus of everything we do at Brighten Up!

All our camps are planned by a teacher, who brings the expertise needed to create an engaging environment. Camps are active, creative, and hands- on. Have an idea, want to try something new? Tell us and we’ll explore it at camp!

Our small group sizes – 7-8 participants per instructor – and structured programming make our camps fun for all, and accessible to those with special needs.

Camps are available during summer break, march break, Christmas Break and some PD days.
Call us for details at 519.833.9258









SUMMER 2017 CAMP THEMES

July 3-7- Travel Through Space and Time:

Travel through time to figure out how things worked back then, and how we got to where we are today. What will life be like in the future? What exists in our galaxy? The Universe is the limit in this imaginative and exploration based camp. This camp will feature a variety of activities including crafts, games, building challenges, drama activities and storytelling. Perfect for kids who like to mix things up and keep busy. Each day will be a different time period and MAY include: Space, the Solar System, the Moon, the Future, King Arthur and his Knights, Cavemen, Dinosaurs, The Future, 1920’s, 1950’s, Wild West, Ancient Greece, The World of Magic, Haunted History, Imperial Japan, storytelling, drama games, athletic games, crafts, art, experiments, construction, music, dance, movement, puppets, animals, ecosystems. All activities will be related to that day’s place of “travel”.

July 10-14- The Laboratory:

Dust off your lab coat as Brighten Up makes science fun! Our science camps are always popular and always messy, fun. Campers will explore science in hands on, interactive and adaptive experiments. Experiments and activities include discussion and instruction on scientific concepts. Each activity will follow the scientific method of investigation and campers will be encouraged to re-work and adapt experiments to make them better. Topics MAY include: Colour theory and mixing, Kitchen Chemistry, Acids and Bases, Structures, Solutions, invention, problem solving, Simple Machines, Senses, and ecosystems. Participants WILL get messy.

July 17-21-Creative Kids:

Our always popular Arts and Crafts Camp. Kids get to explore their creativity and artistic side in a variety of art activities and crafts. Not a traditional art camp, Creative Kids, focuses on alternative art forms and creativity, where everyone is an artist and create works of art. All activities are interactive and open ended, and many are messy. Activities MAY include: bubble art, marble art, collage, mosaic art, ceiling tiles, splatter art, Stained glass art, jewellery and accessory making, tye dye, face and body painting, ceramic decorating, tiling, plaster, mask making, puppet making and t-shirt colouring/painting. Participants WILL get messy.

July 24-28- Fantasy, Legends and Myths:

Discover the world of Once Upon A Time, Fantasy, Legends and Myth. Become a magician, a magical fairy, a spectacular dragon, or a mythical god. Discover fairy-tale lore, the world of Magic, dragons, Greek Mythology, Legends and myths, and use your wildest imagination to create the most fun fantasy camp around! Activities MAY include: story creation, Harry Potter, Narnia, How to Train your Dragon, Pirates, Princesses and Knights, Green and Roman Mythology, Legends, Castle creation and a variety of games, crafts and activities exploring the theme of dragons, magic, fantasy, legends and mythology.

July 31-August 4- Inventor’s Workshop:

Discover the world of Building and Structures. Experiment with planning, designing and building a variety of different structures, vehicles, machines and invent your own machines and creations to solve real world problems. Campers will be provided with a lesson each day about different structural topics and will be given a series of challenges where they can use their imagination to design, create, build and test their own solution to the given challenge. Can you make weak material strong? Discover your own building solutions to World Scenarios. Topics MAY include: Bridges, Suspension Structures, Vehicles, Buildings, Simple and Complex Machines, Gears and Pulleys, Movement of objects, Protection of Objects (can you build something to protect an egg being dropped, etc.)

August 7-11- Crazy Creatures:

Animals, insects and reptiles, OH MY!!! Explore the world of animals and everything around us that lives and breathes. Learn how the entire world is inter-connected and how we as humans can help our furry and scaly friends. Topics MAY include: polar animals, bugs, exotic animals, ecosystems, pets, rainforests, oceans, habitats, food chains, desert animals.

August 14-18- Construction Zone:

What shapes are the strongest, what building material is the strongest? How would you build something to protect objects? What if you had a weight limitation or only had one type of building material. Discover the world of Building and Structures. Experiment with planning, designing and building a variety of different structures, vehicles, machines and invent your own machines and creations to solve real world problems. Can you make weak material strong? Discover your own building solutions to World Scenarios. Topics MAY include: Bridges, Suspension Structures, Vehicles, Buildings, Simple and Complex Machines, Gears and Pulleys, Movement of objects, Protection of Objects (can you build something to protect an egg being dropped, etc.)

August 21-25- Secret Agents and Superheroes:

Spies and Superheroes and Good vs Evil!! Explore the world of spies and Superheroes and everything that makes up the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. A great mix of imagination, creativity, construction, problem solving and science. Topics MAY include: Spies, Super Heroes, Good vs Evil, Inventions, Super Hero Lairs, storytelling, sidekicks, creatures and gadgets.

August 28-September 1- Weird and Wacky Science:

Explore all the weird and wacky things our world has to offer. Why do things work that way? What happens when we mix these things together? This camper led science program will look at ways we can question the world around us, and how we can explore it. Campers will explore discover, engineering and science in hands on, interactive and adaptive experiments. Experiments and activities include discussion and instruction on scientific concepts. Each activity will follow the scientific method of investigation and campers will be encouraged to re-work and adapt experiments to make them better. Topics MAY include: Colour theory and mixing, Kitchen Chemistry, Acids and Bases, Structures, Solutions, invention, problem solving, Simple Machines, Senses, and ecosystems. Participants WILL get messy.




GENERAL INFORMATION

PAYMENT OF CAMP FEES

- A non-refundable $20+HST (per day, per camper - where applicable) OR $75+HST deposit (per week, per camper) is due at time of registration to secure your space
- The balance owing is due at least 14 days prior to the start of your camp to retain your space. Note: any credits/discounts are applied on final payment, NOT on the deposit
- METHOD OF PAYMENT: VISA or MasterCard (phone or in store), Debit or Cash (in store only)

CAMP OPERATING TIMES

- Regular programming begins daily at 9am and ends at 4pm. We ask that you let us know if your child will arrive late or leave early, so we can plan accordingly.
- We offer complimentary supervision from 8-9am and 4-5pm, where children will be able to relax, play and watch movies.
- Additional supervision may be arranged (additional fee of $10+HST per child per additional hour)

PICTURES AND PRIVACY

- Pictures of campers may be taken by Brighten Up staff or official media photographers ONLY. If you would like a picture, please ask a staff member to email it to you.
- No names will be used when publishing pictures without prior approval.
- Brighten Up cannot be held responsible for pictures taken of children during camp operating hours, but outside of the premises.

WHAT YOU NEED

- A parent/guardian on the first morning to complete an emergency contact form
- Your own snacks (2), lunch and water bottle… NO NUTS!
- A hat, sunscreen and dress for the weather
- An extra set of clothing (which can be left here for the week)
- WE WILL GET MESSY!!! Wear clothes that can get dirty!