Brighten Up Discovery CampsBrighten 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 2018 CAMP THEMES
July 2-6- 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.)
July 9-13- Step Into a Story:Discover the world of Once Upon A Time, and Happily Ever After….Or not. Become a fearless knight, a magical fairy, a spectacular dragon, or a fabulous princess. Discover fairy-tale lore, learn about dragon training, find out what it takes to be a princess, and use your wildest imagination to create the most fun fantasy camp around! Activities MAY include: story creation, Dragon training games, princess decorating and design, Castle creation and a variety of games, crafts and activities exploring some of our favourite storylines.
July 16-20-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 23-27- 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 30-August 3- Building Challenges: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 6-10- Time Machine: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, story telling, 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”.
August 13-17- Fantasy, Legends & 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.
August 20-24- Messy Art:What kid doesn’t like to get messy? Messy Fun is a mix of our popular Art camps, where discovery and mess go hand in hand. Campers will explore a variety of activities which focus on art both independently and together as a group. Activities MAY include: bubble art, marble art, collage, mosaic art, ceiling tiles, splatter art, Stained glass art, tye dye, face and body painting, plaster, mask making, t-shirt colouring/painting, colour theory, solutions and senses. Participants WILL get messy.
August 27-31- Fan Favourites:The Best of the Best. Fan Favourites will be a little bit of everything. Stephanie will be picking some of her favorite camp activities, and a mix of ones that campers have asked to repeat over and over. Four years of tried and true camp activities that have been kid tested and approved for a week of mixed up, creative fun. Topics MAY include: Bubble art, Harry Potter, Tye Dye, face painting, Construction, Marble art, Acids and Bases, Games, Structures, Science and Puppets.
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!