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Programs and Electives
Programs and Electives

Below are the program offerings available at all YRDSB Summer Institute sites. Please select your location(s) from the drop down lists below to view what programs, electives and fanatics are available at your desired location.

 

 Summer Institute Programs

 
  • Aldergrove S.I. (located at Wilclay P.S.)
    •  

      Wilclay Public School
      60 Wilclay Ave, Markham, ON L3S 1R4
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 470-1447 (after June 28, 2018)

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      International Language & Summer Institute (Mandarin-Simplified)
       
      For students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8, this program includes a half day Simplified Mandarin program and a half day of Summer Institute activities in athletics, arts and recreation. The language component is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and provides any child with the opportunity to learn the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Simplified Mandarin. Students who complete this 6 week program will receive a certificate of participation.
       
      Skills & Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills & Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

  • Armadale S.I. (locaetd at Parkland P.S.)
    •  

      Parkland Public School
      18 Coxworth Ave, Markham, ON L3S 3B8
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 472-8536 (after June 28, 2018)
       

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive

      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much
      more!
       
      International Language & Summer Institute (Tamil)
       
      For students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8, this program includes a half day Tamil program and a half day of Summer Institute activities in athletics, arts and recreation. The language component is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and provides any child with the opportunity to learn the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Tamil. Students who complete this 6 week program will receive a certificate of participation.
       
      Skills & Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills & Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
       
      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum
      documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

       

  • Crosby Heights S.I.
    • Crosby Heights Public School
      190 Neal Dr. Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 3K8
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: 905-884-5281 (after June 28, 2018)

       

      Words Alive

      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Junior
       
      For children entering grades 4 & 5 we offer a variety of options. Children will participate in different skilled electives that are chosen from a list of many engaging and fun activities.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Junior High
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7, 8 & 9, our Junior High participants will have the opportunity to take part in activities of their choice. These are chosen from a list
      of activities geared to build on skills already achieved.

       

  • Discovery S.I. (located at Teston Village P.S.)
    • Teston Village Public School

      80 Murray Farm Lane
      Maple, Ontario L6A 3G1
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 417-0555 (after June 28, 2018)

       

       

      ​The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

       

  • Lake Wilcox S.I.
    • Lake Wilcox Public School

      80 Wildwood Ave. 
      Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3B5
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 773-5381 (after June 28, 2018)

       

      Words Alive

      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Junior
       
      For children entering Grades 4 & 5, we offer a variety of options. Children will participate in different skilled electives that are chosen from a list of many engaging and fun activities.
       
      Junior High
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, our Junior High participants will have the opportunity to take part in activities of their choice. These are chosen from a list of activities geared to build on skills already achieved.
       
      Junior Pro Canoeing/Kayaking
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, Junior Pro participants have an excellent and enriching opportunity to take part in a community based activity. In the morning the youth will take part in a variety of elective options. In the afternoon participants will experience the sport of canoeing & kayaking at the Richmond Hill
      Canoe Club. Under the guidance of certified instructors, the participants will be introduced to equipment, rules, and safety and paddling techniques. Participants must have a Minimum Swim Level of Red Cross Level 6 OR Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 (evidence via photodopy of certificate).

       

  • Lakeside S.I. (located at Fairwood P.S.)
    • Fairwood Public School
      201 Fairwood Dr., Keswick,  L4P 3Y5
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 476-5447 (after June 28, 2018)

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon. 

      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy focus and an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation. We all know how much kids enjoy the unknown (mysteries, secret stories, urban legends and etc.) Participants in Skills ‘n Motion 1 will refine their reading and writing skills through daily immersion in various texts and will put their sleuth knowledge to use by publishing a fact or fiction report of their own through the use of technology in a variety of media forms.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       

       

      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants. Information will be provided at the site.

       

  • Maple Leaf S.I.
    • Maple Leaf Public School
      155 Longford Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2Y7
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 895-1500 (after June 28, 2018)
       

       

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much
      more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to Words Alive and Clubhouse participants. Information will be provided at the site.

  • Oscar Peterson S.I.
    • Oscar Peterson Public School
      850 Hoover Park Drive
      Stouffville, Ontario L4A 0E7
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 642-1236 (after June 28, 2018)

       

       

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

       

       

  • Sixteenth Avenue S.I. (located at Langstaff S.S.)
    • Langstaff Secondary School
      106 Garden Ave, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6M1
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: 905-889-6266 (after June 28, 2018)

       

      Words Alive

      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Junior
       
      For children entering grades 4 & 5 we offer a variety of options. Children will participate in different skilled electives that are chosen from a list of many engaging and fun activities.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Junior High
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7, & 8, our Junior High participants will have the opportunity to take part in activities of their choice. These are chosen from a list of activities geared to build on skills already achieved.
       
      Leaders of Tomorrow (L.O.T.)
       
      A program designed for youth entering Grades 8 & 9. This leadership development program aims to provide participants with meaningful opportunities for "learning through active involvement”. The program is designed to prepare our participants for future possible employment. Participants are exposed to program observation, activity preparation and program instruction and will be exposed to resume writing and interview workshops to help them obtain a job in the community. There will be a one night over-night excursion incorporated into the session. It is a certificate based program in which participants may be trained in first aid, baby sitting and leadership modules.

       

       

  • Unionville Meadows S.I.
    •  

      Unionville Meadows Public School
      355 South Unionville Ave., Unionville, Ontario L3R 5C8
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 479-4795 (after June 28, 2018)

       

      ​The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.

      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much
      more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      International Language & Summer Institute (Mandarin-Traditional)
       
      For students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8, this program includes a half day Traditional Mandarin program and a half day of Summer Institute activities in athletics, arts and recreation. The language component is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and provides any child with the opportunity to learn the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Traditional Mandarin. Students who complete this 6 week program will receive a certificate of participation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

       

       

  • Woodbridge S.I. (located at Blue Willow P.S.)
    •  

      Blue Willow Public School
      250 Blue Willow Dr, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9E1
      Phone: (905) 884-2046 ext. 240 (before June 28, 2018)
      Phone: (905) 851-0043 (after June 28, 2018)

       

       

      The daily program is comprised of a language block in the morning, along with activities in the afternoon.
       
      Words Alive
       
      For children entering SK & grade 1, Words Alive is designed to further build literacy and numeracy skills. Activities may include: chants, music, games and puzzles, guided reading sessions, word hunts, and math mini lessons balanced with recreational activities such as music, soccer, field games, drama, arts & crafts and computer publishing.
       
      Clubhouse
       
      For children entering grades 2 & 3, Clubhouse provides opportunities for children to participate in a full day program designed exclusively for this age group. This program has a focus on theme related literacy and math activities designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, balanced with recreational activities that may include: soccer, volleyball, arts & crafts, computer publishing, ball hockey and much
      more!
       
      Skills and Motion 1
       
      For youth entering grades 4 & 5, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.
       
      Skills and Motion 2
       
      For youth entering grades 6, 7 & 8, this program has both an intentional literacy and math focus designed to encourage problem solving and a growth mindset, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and fun elective activities in athletics, arts and recreation.

       

      **During the language block, students are engaged in fun and enriching learning activities that address reading, writing, media and oral communication expectations from the Ministry of Education curriculum documents.
       
      Please note that offsite outdoor education experiences will be offered weekly at no additional cost to participants attending Words Alive and Clubhouse. Information will be provided at the site.

       

       

 

 

 Summer Institute Electives

 
  • Aldergrove S.I. (located at Wilclay P.S.)
    • During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Artzcool
      You don’t have to be an artist to be kool! If you like using your creativity, this is the place for you! Painting, drawing, colouring, collage making, crafts, and so much more! The sky is the limit because we try it all!
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens, and zone defense.
       
      Breakout Session
      In this exciting new elective, teams will work together,
      using critical thinking and problem solving skills, to solve a series of mysteries in order to open a locked box. Teams will focus on creatively thinking “outside the box” with daily challenges.
       
      Cricket
      Use your whole body to improve fitness with the international game of cricket. This sport combines a variety of skills from various popular sports like hockey and baseball.
       
      DigiArt
      Students will learn the basics of digital photography. Each day’s lesson will begin with a brief classroom introduction to a photographic technique (such as using the rule of thirds, photographing textures, using the macro setting, etc.). Students will then have the opportunity to experiment with their cameras and develop their skills with each technique learned. Students will choose a few of their favourite photos from the week’s work to print and frame. They will write a short reflection piece for each of their photos, describing what makes their artwork effective.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodgeball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create there own games.
      Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Fun Fitness
      This fun and energetic elective will combine forms of dance, yoga, Zumba, and other movement styles to energize and motivate for a healthy lifestyle. Topics of mental health and healthy eating will also be addressed.
       
      Game Wizards
      Invent your own reality! Learn about the elements and strategy of games such as chess, backgammon and possibly become a character in a game.
       
      Knit Knots
      See a single string transform into something with form and beauty, almost like magic! Participants will learn a variety of knitting strategies and patterns. Create great projects that are as useful as they are beautiful!
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Racquet Sports
      Learn the elements of a variety of racquet sport(badminton, tennis, ping pong and more) and practise them in tournament style!
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Ready, Set, Robotics!
      Participants will be introduced to a variety of different robotics. Come and explore the latest robotics and get ready to program and work through this self-directed program at your own pace.
       
      Rhythm Fusion
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Explore your musical interests and create exciting pieces of music through a variety of kinesthetic forms such as drumming, body percussion, working with digital tools, and a variety of other instruments
       
      Sew Crafty
      Create cool crafts and hot trends in Sew Crafty! A hand sewing program that will teach you hand stitching and embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch everyone’s attention.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot and score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Sportacular Fun
      Participants will enjoy a variety of fun filled games while learning the tactics, strategies and fundamental skills of team and individual sports.
      Survivor
      Based on the adventure T.V. show, teams will compete in challenges to win rewards and build collaboration skills. Work together to solve puzzles, race in obstacle courses and match wits in exciting contests.
       
      Volleyball
      “Bump, set, spike!” Setting, passing, serving, and spiking are only some of the techniques you’ll get to practice while playing this energetic sport.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.
       

  • Armadale S.I. (located at Parkland PS)
    • ​During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Artzcool
      You don’t have to be an artist to be kool! If you like using your creativity, this is the place for you! Painting, drawing, colouring, collage making, crafts, and so much more! The sky is the limit because we try it all!
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens, and zone defense.
       
      Breakout Session
      In this exciting new elective, teams will work together,
      using critical thinking and problem solving skills, to solve a series of mysteries in order to open a locked box. Teams will focus on creatively thinking “outside the box” with daily challenges.
       
      Cricket
      Use your whole body to improve fitness with the international game of cricket. This sport combines a variety of skills from various popular sports like hockey and baseball.
       
      DigiArt
      Students will learn the basics of digital photography. Each day’s lesson will begin with a brief classroom introduction to a photographic technique (such as using the rule of thirds, photographing textures, using the macro setting, etc.). Students will then have the opportunity to experiment with their cameras and develop their skills with each technique learned. Students will choose a few of their favourite photos from the week’s work to print and frame. They will write a short reflection piece for each of their photos, describing what makes their artwork effective.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodgeball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create there own games.
      Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Fun Fitness
      This fun and energetic elective will combine forms of dance, yoga, Zumba, and other movement styles to energize and motivate for a healthy lifestyle. Topics of mental health and healthy eating will also be addressed.
       
      Game Wizards
      Invent your own reality! Learn about the elements and strategy of games such as chess, backgammon and possibly become a character in a game.
       
      Knit Knots
      See a single string transform into something with form and beauty, almost like magic! Participants will learn a variety of knitting strategies and patterns. Create great projects that are as useful as they are beautiful!
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       

      Racquet Sports

      Learn the elements of a variety of racquet sport(badminton, tennis, ping pong and more) and practise them in tournament style!

      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Ready, Set, Robotics!
      Participants will be introduced to a variety of different robotics. Come and explore the latest robotics and get ready to program and work through this self-directed program at your own pace.
       
      Rhythm Fusion
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Explore your musical interests and create exciting pieces of music through a variety of kinesthetic forms such as drumming, body percussion, working with digital tools, and a variety of other instruments
       
      Sew Crafty
      Create cool crafts and hot trends in Sew Crafty! A hand sewing program that will teach you hand stitching and embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch everyone’s attention.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot and score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Sportacular Fun
      Participants will enjoy a variety of fun filled games while learning the tactics, strategies and fundamental skills of team and individual sports.
      Survivor
      Based on the adventure T.V. show, teams will compete in challenges to win rewards and build collaboration skills. Work together to solve puzzles, race in obstacle courses and match wits in exciting contests.
       
      Volleyball
      “Bump, set, spike!” Setting, passing, serving, and spiking are only some of the techniques you’ll get to practice while playing this energetic sport.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

       

  • Crosby Heights S.I.
    • **Available to youth entering Grades 4 to 8 only.​

      Actor’s Studio

      Love to be on stage? Come have fun learning the basic fundamentals of drama and improvisation in a fun-filled atmosphere where creativity and individual expression are encouraged.
       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Artzcool
      You don’t have to be an artist to be kool! If you like using your creativity, this is the place for you! Painting, drawing, colouring, collage making, crafts, and so much more! The sky is the limit because we try it all!
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Join Bucket drumming and learn basic rhythm skills as well as cool beats. Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.
       
      Coding and Robotics
      Coding is the way we tell computers to do all the helpful things they do for us. From finding a contact on your phone so you can send a message, to directing a rocket into space, computers follow lists of instructions, a coder, or programmer has written. You can learn to code by starting with a short, simple program. Once you understand the basics, you can build up to bigger projects.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the si dance studio.
       
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements pictures, and Youtube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
       
      Field Invaders
      In Field Invaders, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters”, “Ultimate Frisbee” to various forms of dodge ball. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games.
       
      Games Master
      Invent your ownreality! Learn about and play games such as chess, checkers, backgammon, minecraft and wizards 101. Get ready to enjoy a week exploring and problem solving through themed and hands on activities. Participants will work on different projects each week incorporating concepts that will engage young minds.
       
      Glee
      Belt a note, sing your heart out and do a little dance! Inspired by the hit television show “Glee”, you will be part of a performance where the emphasis will be on popular songs, group vocal harmonies, movement, staging and fun!
       
      Jam Session
      Ever wanted to produce, create, and perform your own music? Well, here’s your chance to put the wheels into motion. Become a true composer by learning how to use technology, percussive and string instruments, to express yourself in a creative way!
       
      Knit Knots
      See a single string transform into something with form and beauty, almost like magic! Participants will learn a variety of knitting strategies and patterns. Create great projects that are as useful as they are beautiful!
       
      Lights, Camera, Action!
      Attention all photographers & videographers! This is your opportunity to learn and develop your skills in digital photography and video filming! Learn how to capture and manipulate images with the latest digital cameras and leading edge digital editing software.
      Math Masters
      Put your math skills to the test. In this technology-based elective, participants will have the opportunity to explore ‘Prodigy’ gaming, design their own code, and even create their own math game!
       
      Naturally Curious
      Take a closer look at the world outside your doorstep! Go on an insect safari, play some cool interactive nature games, make some nature crafts, learn how to be a nature detective, and become more aware of the wildlife that shares our city with us! This program will run outdoors, rain or shine.
       
      Net Sports
      Looking for fast-paced excitement? Learn the fundamentals of a variety of net games like badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball and apply them to game situations.
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Skate Zone
      Participants won’t believe what skilled instructors can do!From inline skating to skateboarding, ride like never before! Learn to drop in on the si pipe, slide the rails, and practice ollies in the skate park. It’s going to be wicked! APPROPRIATE HELMET REQUIRED.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot, score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Street Ball
      Have you ever wanted to take the skills that you have learned in basketball and apply them to a game of basketball ‘pick up’? Well this elective will do just that. You will learn all the skills needed to beat your opponent and drive to the net!
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands-on activities in the wonderful world of science. Participants will learn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.
       
      Yoga
      Try this non-competitive physical exercise to build your stamina, concentration and muscle power! You will learn poses and postures to strengthen your muscles and mind while controlling your breathing and movements. No special equipment required, just you!

       

  • Discovery S.I. (located at Teston Village P.S.)
    • ​During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

      Actor’s Studio
      Love to be on stage? Come have fun learning the basic fundamentals of drama and improvisation in a fun-filled atmosphere where creativity and individual expression are encouraged.
       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens and zone defence.
       
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real bang out of your summer! Join Bucket Drumming and learn basic rhythm skills as well as cool beats! Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.
       
      Coding & Robotics
      Coding is the way we tell computers to do all the helpful things they do for us. From finding a contact on your phone so you can send a message, to directing a rocket into space, computers follow lists of instructions, a coder, or programmer has written. You can learn to code by starting with a short, simple program. Once you understand the basics, you can build up to bigger projects.
       
      Cricket
      Use your whole body to improve fitness with the international game of cricket. This sport combines a variety of skills from various popular sports like hockey and baseball.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the si dance studio.
       
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements, pictures, and YouTube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create there own games. Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Fitness Fun
      An amazing workout combination to build your stamina,
      concentration and muscle power with Yoga stretches and Zumba dance moves.
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, createand manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, including robotic technology.
       
      Net Sports
      Explore the fundamentals of a variety of net sports, including volleyball, basketball, and badminton.
       
      Painting & Sketching
      This class will offer both sketching and water color painting in our new painting studio. Participants will work with their own professional easel, board and materials.
       
      Passion for Pinterest
      It’s all about creating, for both boys and girls. DIY inspired by Pinterest.
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot, score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
      Table Tennis
      Also known as Ping Pong, it has opponents rallying for points. Participants will learn how to develop and refine their table tennis skill by executing drills and playing in tournament style games. This is a fun and exciting way to get into shape. Do you have what it takes to be the tournament champion?
      Tournament of Champions
      Climb the ranks in structured tournaments including air hockey, foosball, ping pong and other competitive games.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

       

  • Lake Wilcox S.I.
    •  

      ***Available to youth entering Grades 4-8 only.
       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Breakout Session
      In this exciting new elective, teams will work together, using critical thinking and problem solving skills, to solve a series of mysteries in order to open a locked box. Teams will focus on creatively thinking “outside the box” with daily challenges.
       
      Broadway Bound!
      All the world’s a stage and you can be at the center of it! Delve into the world of theatre as you act and develop your performance skills. Get a feeling for what goes on behind the scenes as you perform a variety of dramatic forms and even write your own material.
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real BANG! out of your summer. Join bucket drumming and learn basic rhythm skills, as well as cool beats. Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.
       
      Creative Arts
      We take great pride in the extensive visual arts programs available at si. Participants may explore their creative possibilities. Whether your child is a gifted artist or simply delights in experimenting, there is something for everyone.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the si dance studio.
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements, pictures, and Youtube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour
      theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
      Field Invaders
      In Field Invaders, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters”, “Ultimate Frisbee” to various forms of dodge ball. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games.
       
      Games Wizards
      Invent your own reality! Learn about and play games such as chess, checkers, backgammon, mine craft, and wizards 101. Get ready to enjoy a week exploring and problem solving through themed and hands-on activities. Participants will work on different projects each week, incorporating concepts that will engage young minds.
       
      Jam Session 
      Ever wanted to produce, create, and perform your own music? Well, here’s your chance to put the wheels into motion. Become a true composer by learning how to use technology, percussive and string instruments, to express yourself in a creative way! 
      Lights, Camera, Action!
      Attention all photographers & videographers! This is your opportunity to learn and develop your skills in digital photography and video filming! Learn how to capture and manipulate images with the latest digital cameras and leading edge digital editing software.
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Math Masters
      Put your math skills to the test. In this technology-based elective, participants will have the opportunity to explore ‘Prodigy’ gaming, design their own code, and even create their own math game!
       
      Naturally Curious
      Take a closer look at the world outside your doorstep! Go on an insect safari, play some cool interactive nature games, make some nature crafts, learn how to be a nature detective, and become more aware of the wildlife that shares our city with us! This program will run outdoors, rain or shine.
       
      Net Sports
      Looking for fast-paced excitement? Learn the fundamentals of a variety of net games like badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball and apply them to game situations.
       
      Passion for Pinterest
      It’s all about creating, for both boys and girls. DIY inspired by Pinterest.
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Robotics
      Participants will be introduced to the LEGO Mind storm technology program and work through this self-directed program at their own pace. Maximum of two participants per station.
       
      Scrapbooking
      Do you want to display pictures of your friends and family in a cool way? In this program participants will learn the creative art of combining pictures, memories and stories in one amazing album. Campers will have the option of bringing in pictures of their own or taking pictures at camp using digital cameras.
       
      Skateboarding
      Participants won’t believe what skilled instructors can do! Learn to drop in on the si pipe, slide the rails, and practise Ollies in the skate park.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot, score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Street Ball
      Have you ever wanted to take the skills that you have learned in basketball and apply them to a game of basketball ‘pick up’? Well this elective will do just that. You will learn all the skills needed to beat your opponent and drive to the net!
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands-on activities in the wonderful world of science. Participants will learn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.
       
      Yoga
      Try this non-competitive physical exercise to build your stamina, concentration and muscle power! You will learn poses and postures to strengthen your muscles and mind while controlling your breathing and movements. No special equipment required, just you!

  • Lakeside S.I. (located at Fairwoods PS)
    • During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:
       
      Archery 
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Join Bucket drumming and learn basic rhythm skills as well as cool beats. Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.

      Coding & Robotics
      Coding is the way we tell computers to do all the helpful things they do for us. From finding a contact on your phone so you can send a message, to directing a rocket into space, computers follow lists of instructions, a coder, or programmer has written. You can learn to code by starting with a short, simple program. Once you understand the basics, you can build up to bigger projects.
       
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements, pictures, and YouTube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
       
      Field Invaders
      In Field Invaders, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters”, “Ultimate Frisbee” to various forms of dodge ball. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games.
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, including robotic technology.
       
      Net Sports
      Looking for fast-paced excitement? Learn the fundamentals of a variety of net games like badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball and apply them to game situations.
        
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Scooter Skills
      New to scooting? Learn the basic skills to safely ride a scooter and practice fun tips and tricks while exploring the local geography.
       
      Tournament of Champions
      Climb the ranks in structured tournaments including air hockey, foosball, ping pong and other competitive games.
        
      Visual Arts
      Bring your artistic side to life! Experience working with various materials and mediums. Project choices are only limited by your imagination.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart. 
       

  • Maple Leaf S.I.
    •  **Available to youth entering Grades 4-8 only.

       

      Archery 
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Coding & Robotics
      Coding is the way we tell computers to do all the helpful things they do for us. From finding a contact on your phone so you can send a message, to directing a rocket into space, computers follow lists of instructions, a coder, or programmer has written. You can learn to code by starting with a short, simple program. Once you understand the basics, you can build up to bigger projects.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the SI dance studio.
       
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements pictures, and YouTube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
       
      Drums
      Get ready for the downbeat! Hone your percussion skills and cherish the opportunity to share the joy of making music with drums.
       
      Field Invaders
      In Field Invaders, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games.
       
      Fine Arts
      We take great pride in the extensive visual arts programs available at SI. Participants may explore their creative possibilities. Whether your child is a gifted artist or simply delights in experimenting, there is something for everyone.
       
      Guitar Stars
      Learn how to be a real guitar hero. An introduction to basic cords and techniques will impress your family and friends.
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Naturally Curious
      Take a closer look at the world outside your doorstep! Go on an insect safari, play some cool interactive nature games, make some nature crafts, learn how to be a nature detective, and become more aware of the wildlife that shares our city with us! This program will run outdoors, rain or shine.
       
      Net Sports
      Explore the fundamentals of a variety of net sports, including volleyball, basketball, and badminton.
       
      Racquet Sports
      Learn the elements of a variety of racquet sports (badminton, tennis, ping pong and more) and practise them in tournament style!
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Sew Crafty
      Create cool crafts and hot trends in Sew Crafty! A hand sewing program that will teach you hand stitching and embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch everyone’s attention.
       
      Scooter Skills
      New to scooting? Learn the basic skills to safely ride a scooter and practice fun tips and tricks while exploring the local geography.
       
      Tournament of Champions
      Climb the ranks in structured tournaments including air hockey, foosball, ping pong and other competitive games.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

       

  • Oscar Peterson S.I.
    • During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

       
      Actor’s Studio
      Love to be on stage? Come have fun learning the basic fundamentals of drama, dance, and improvisation in a fun-filled atmosphere where creativity and individual expression are encouraged.
       
      Artzcool
      You don’t have to be an artist to be cool! If you like using your creativity, this is the place for you! Painting, drawing, colouring, collage making, crafts, and so much more! The sky is the limit because we try it all!
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Join Bucket drumming and learn basic rhythm skills as well as cool beats. Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.
       
      DigiArt
      Students will learn the basics of digital photography. Each day’s lesson will begin with a brief classroom introduction to a photographic technique (such as using the rule of thirds, photographing textures, using the macro setting, etc.). Students will then have the opportunity to experiment with their cameras and develop their skills with each technique learned. Students will choose a few of their favourite photos from the week’s work to print and frame. They will write a short reflection piece for each of their photos, describing what makes their artwork effective.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games. Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Naturally Curious
      Take a closer look at the world outside your doorstep! Go on an insect safari, check out a local pond, play some cool interactive nature games, learn how to be a nature detective, and become more aware of the wildlife that shares our city with us! This program will run outdoors, rain or shine.
       
      Racquet Sports
      Learn the elements of a variety of racquet sports (badminton, tennis, ping pong and more) and practise them in tournament style!
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Scooter Skills
      New to scooting? Learn the basic skills to safely ride a scooter and practice fun tips and tricks while exploring the local geography.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot and score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Sportacular Fun
      Participants will enjoy a variety of fun filled games while learning the tactics, strategies and fundamental skills of team and individual sports.
       
      Street Ball
      Have you ever wanted to take the skills that you have learned in basketball and apply them to a game of basketball “pick up”? Well in this elective you will do just that. You will learn all the skills needed to beat your opponent and drive to the net! Sign up for this elective and you will be ready to challenge anyone in your neighborhood!
       
      Visual Arts
      Bring your artistic side to life! Experience working with various materials and mediums. Project choices are only limited by your imagination.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

       

  • Sixteenth Avenue S.I. (located at Langstaff S.S.)
    •  

      **Available to youth entering Grades 4 to 8 only

       

      Actor’s Studio
      Love to be on stage? Come have fun learning the basic fundamentals of drama and improvisation in a fun-filled atmosphere where creativity and individual expression are encouraged.
       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens and zone defense. Please choose: Girls or Boys
       
      Clay Play
      Using clay and your creativity to make something from nothing; you will create your own item from scratch with raw clay. After you have created an original piece of art, you will use acrylic paint to enhance your design.
       
      Connect and Create
      Interested in learning about circuits and what makes them work? Joins us for a fun, hands on exploration and learning about circuits, electricity and simulator tools. Students will work in groups and through self-directed learning to explore and create activities and objects with circuits.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the SI dance studio.
       
      Field Invaders
      In Field Invaders, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games.
       
      Fine Arts
      We take great pride in the extensive visual arts programs available at SI. Participants may explore their creative possibilities. Whether your child is a gifted artist or simply delights in experimenting, there is something for everyone.
       
      Games Master
      Invent your own reality! Learn about the elements and strategy of games such as chess, backgammon and possibly become a character in a game.
       
      Girls on the Move
      This elective is developed to empower girls with the necessary attitudes, mindsets and skills needed to be confident and successful in the 21st century. Each session will focus on activities that build a strong sense of self, excellent collaboration skills and healthy relationships with other campers
        
      Inline Skating (Indoor)
      Bringing inline skating to a new level. Participants won’t believe what an expert instruction can do! Learn to slide the rails, and refine your skating skills.
       
      Jam Session
      Ever wanted to produce, create, and perform your own music? Well, here’s your chance to put the wheels into motion. Become a true composer by learning how to use technology, percussive and string instruments, to express yourself in a creative way!
       
      Knit Knots
      See a single string transform into something with form and beauty, almost like magic! Participants will learn a variety of knitting strategies and patterns. Create great projects that are as useful as they are beautiful.
       
      Marvelous Makers
      Participants will plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Ready, Set, Robotics!
      Participants will be introduced to a variety of different robotics. Come and explore the latest robotics and get ready to program and work through this self-directed program at your own pace.
       
      Sew Crafty
      Create cool crafts and hot trends in Sew Crafty! A hand sewing program that will teach you hand stitching and embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch everyone’s attention.
       
      Sights and Sounds
      Using online and packaged software on most home computers, come to “Sights and Sounds” and see the cool things you can do with photography, sound/ audio, and videos.
       
      Skateboarding
      Participants won’t believe what skilled instructors can do! Learn to drop in on the SI pipe, slide the rails, and practise Ollies in the skate park.
       
      Summer Olympics
      If you have an interest in exploring sports from around the world and want to train for the SI Summer Olympics
      , this is the perfect program for you. Participants will learn different sports and games from around the world and partake in a number of team building challenges. At the end of each week, you will participate in the Summer Institute Olympics with your team and co-competitors!
       
      Table Tennis
      Also known as Ping Pong, it has opponents rallying for points. Participants will learn how to develop and refine their table tennis skill by executing drills and playing in tournament style games. This is a fun and exciting way to get into shape. Do you have what it takes to be the tournament champion?
       
      Tech Wizards
      Come join us to explore new and innovative ways to code. Through the session we will examine coding in our world and how it has become an important part of our lives. We will explore coding through different mediums.
       
      Urban Biking
      Interested in learning how to maintain a bike? Want to know the rules of the road? Then come biking with us through the community; we’ll lead the way! THIS ELECTIVE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNER BIKERS. HELEMETS (either personal or Summer Institute) ARE MANDATORY.
       
      Yoga
      Try this non-competitive physical exercise to build your stamina, concentration and muscle power! You will learn poses and postures to strengthen your muscles and mind while controlling your breathing and movements. No special equipment required, just you!

       

  • Unionville Meadows S.I.
    • During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Artzcool
      You don’t have to be an artist to be cool! If you like using your creativity, this is the place for you! Painting, drawing, colouring, collage making, crafts, and so much more! The sky is the limit because we try it all!
       
      Ball Hockey
      Participate in the ultra-popular summer sport of ball hockey. Participants will work on passing, shooting and game strategies.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens, and zone defense.
       
      Breakout Session
      In this exciting new elective, teams will work together, using critical thinking and problem solving skills, to solve a series of mysteries in order to open a locked box. Teams will focus on creatively thinking “outside the box” with daily challenges.
       
      Cricket
      Use your whole body to improve fitness with the international game of cricket. This sport combines a variety of skills from various popular sports like hockey and baseball.
       
      DigiArt
      Students will learn the basics of digital photography. Each day’s lesson will begin with a brief classroom introduction to a photographic technique (such as using the rule of thirds, photographing textures, using the macro setting, etc.). Students will then have the opportunity to experiment with their cameras and develop their skills with each technique learned. Students will choose a few of their favourite photos from the week’s work to print and frame. They will write a short reflection piece for each of their photos, describing what makes their artwork effective.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games. Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Fun Fitness
      This fun and energetic elective will combine forms of dance, yoga, Zumba, and other movement styles to energize and motivate for a healthy lifestyle. Topics of mental health and healthy eating will also be addressed.
       
      Game Wizards
      Invent your own reality! Learn about the elements and strategy of games such as chess, backgammon and possibly become a character in a game.
       
      Knit Knots
      See a single string transform into something with form and beauty, almost like magic! Participants will learn a variety of knitting strategies and patterns. Create great projects that are as useful as they are beautiful!
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, and technology.
       
      Racquet Sports
      Learn the elements of a variety of racquet sports (badminton, tennis, ping pong and more) and practise them in tournament style!
       
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
       
      Ready, Set, Robotics!
      Participants will be introduced to a variety of different robotics. Come and explore the latest robotics and get ready to program and work through this self-directed program at your own pace.
       
      Rhythm Fusion
      Get a real BANG out of your summer! Explore your musical interests and create exciting pieces of music through a variety of kinesthetic forms such as drumming, body percussion, working with digital tools, and a variety of other instruments
       
      Sew Crafty
      Create cool crafts and hot trends in Sew Crafty! A hand sewing program that will teach you hand stitching and embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch everyone’s attention.
       
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot and score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Sportacular Fun
      Participants will enjoy a variety of fun filled games while learning the tactics, strategies and fundamental skills of team and individual sports.
       
      Survivor
      Based on the adventure T.V. show, teams will compete in challenges to win rewards and build collaboration skills. Work together to solve puzzles, race in obstacle courses and match wits in exciting contests.
       
      Volleyball
      “Bump, set, spike!” Setting, passing, serving, and spiking are only some of the techniques you’ll get to practice while playing this energetic sport.
       
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

  • Woodbridge S.I. (located at Blue Willow P.S.)
    • During the activity block, students are engaged in purposeful, intentional learning which is embedded within the following areas:

       
      Actor’s Studio
      Love to be on stage? Come have fun learning the basic fundamentals of drama and improvisation in a fun-filled atmosphere where creativity and individual expression are encouraged.
       
      Archery
      Learn to sight along the bridge of your nose and feel the wind in the feathers of arrows when firing at bull’s eyes in the archery field.
       
      Basketball
      An emphasis on basketball fundamentals is provided: ball handling and dribbling, fast breaks, lay-ups, passing, rebounding, setting screens and zone defense.
       
      Bucket Drumming
      Get a real bang out of your summer! Join Bucket Drumming and learn basic rhythm skills as well as cool beats! Create exciting pieces of music working with other percussionists.
       
      Coding & Robotics
      Coding is the way we tell computers to do all the helpful things they do for us. From finding a contact on your phone so you can send a message, to directing a rocket into space, computers follow lists of instructions, a coder, or programmer has written. You can learn to code by starting with a short, simple program. Once you understand the basics, you can build up to bigger projects.
       
      Dance
      Participants will enjoy a week full of the latest music while they learn and perform cool dance moves in the SI dance studio.
       
      Digital Creative Design
      Learn how to create cutting edge advertisements pictures, and YouTube videos. You will learn beginning areas of Print & Web graphic design, including colour theory, digital images, design, electronic prepress, page layout, web page design, and digital video.
       
      Field Invaders
      Have you ever used a bowling pin for something other than bowling? In the Field Invaders fanatic, you will learn a new “high energy” game every day that you can play with your family and friends. Some of the games you will play will range from “Capture the Flag”, “Spud”, “Frozen Critters” to various forms of dodge ball. Don’t forget the famous game of tag, but with a twist! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own games. Don’t miss out on this new and exciting program!
       
      Fitness Fun
      An amazing workout combination to build your stamina, concentration and muscle power with Yoga stretches and Zumba dance moves.
       
      Makerspace
      Participants can plan, create and manipulate their creative ideas. They will have opportunities to invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials, including robotic technology.
       
      Net Sports
      Looking for fast-paced excitement? Learn the fundamentals of a variety of net games like badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball and apply them to game situations.
       
      Painting & Sketching
      This class will offer both sketching and water color painting in our new painting studio. Participants will work with their own professional easel, board and materials.
                              
      Ready, Set, Cook
      Continues to offer the basics of food preparation and cooking. Participants will eat their daily creations and take home a recipe book at the end of each session.
        
      Soccer
      “Pass, shoot, score!” In this elective, participants will make use of a variety of training equipment to take their soccer skills to the next level.
       
      Table Tennis
      Also known as Ping Pong, it has opponents rallying for points. Participants will learn how to develop and refine their table tennis skill by executing drills and playing in tournament style games. This is a fun and exciting way to get into shape. Do you have what it takes to be the tournament champion?
       
      Tournament of Champions
      Climb the ranks in structured tournaments including air hockey, foosball, ping pong and other competitive games.
        
      Wacky Science World
      Get ready to enjoy a week jam-packed with discovery and exploration through themed, hands on activities in the wonderful world of science. Developed for budding scientists, participants will earn new and exciting concepts that will excite the scientist at heart.

       

 

 **Please note that Fanatic programs are only available at the locations listed below.

 

 Summer Institute Fanatics

 
  • Crosby Heights S.I.
    • **Available to youth entering Grades 6, 7 and 8 only​.

      Urban Biking
      Interested in learning how to maintain a bike? Want to know the rules for the road? Then come biking with us through the community; we’ll lead the way! THIS ELECTIVE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNER BIKERS. HELMETS (either personal or Summer Institute) ARE REQUIRED.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

  • Lake Wilcox S.I.
    • **Available to youth entering Grades 6, 7, and 8 only.

      Urban Biking
      Interested in learning how to maintain a bike? Want to know the rules for the road? Then come biking with us through the community; we’ll lead the way! THIS ELECTIVE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNER BIKERS. HELMETS (either personal or Summer Institute) ARE MANDATORY.

       

  • Sixteenth Avenue S.I. (located at Langstaff S.S.)
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      **Available to youth entering Grades 6, 7 and 8 only.

       

      Dance Plus
      This high-energy dance class not only improves physical fitness, but also rhythm and self-confidence. In the SI Dance Studio, participants will enjoy learning the latest dance moves to the latest music. At the end of the week they will have an opportunity to perform in front of other participants.
       
      *Hoops
      “Triple threat, fast breaks and three pointers” and many more game specific elements of basketball will be taught in this fanatic. Sign up and receive expert instruction in the many fundamentals of basketball. Once you take this fanatic you will be ready to try out for and compete on your schools team!
       
      Inline Skating (Indoor) Plus
      Building on inline skating skills already developed.
       
      Mindful Movement
      If you enjoy a variety of physical fitness programs that use both the mind and the body to reach your personal wellness goals, then join us in learning how to stretch, build and move yourself towards a calmer and more fit you! Each day will build on the next, giving you the opportunity to hone your skill and take your wellness to the next level.
       
      Net Sports
      Looking for fast-paced excitement? Learn the fundamentals of a variety of net games like badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball and apply them to game situations.
       
      SI’s Got Talent
      Do you have an unique talent? Can you sing, dance or play an instrument? Practice your hidden talent and show off your act.
       
      Sew Creative
      Are your designs ready for the runway? Sharpen your creative skills by designing and making your own projects using hand sewing techniques and sewing machines at our SI sewing institute.
       
      Skateboarding Plus
      Building skateboarding skills already developed.
       
      Swipe, Tap, Capture!
      Lights, Camera, Action... is what they used to say. Now, it’s more like, “Hey, are you recording this?”. With digital video and photo capturing becoming so easy and accessible, come to “Swipe, Tap, and Capture” to get some entry-level training on taking and capturing excellent digital imagery.
       
      Tech Fanatics!
      Come join us to explore the world of technology where we will check-out coding, robotics, and circuitry. Create something out of nothing!
       
      Urban Biking Plus
      Building on urban biking skills already developed. HELMETS (either personal or Summer Institute) ARE MANDATORY.
       
      Visual Arts
      Bring your artistic side to life! Experience working with various materials and mediums. Project choices are only limited by your imagination.

       

 

 
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