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Campus Day Camps & Programs

Students in Grades 1-8 will have the opportunity to brush up on academic skills, engage in fun activities with other students and experience life on both our main campus and our outdoor education site while following physical distancing protocols. Students will choose Math, STEAM or Language Arts themed weeks. We also have ESL Camp programs for students who are learning English. All programs will feature key elements of the Pickering College experience such as skills for global leadership, outdoor education, radio broadcasting on our station 102.7 CHOP FM, community engagement, mindfulness, public speaking and prototyping. Students who complete their programs successfully will be awarded a summer program digital badge.

Please note:

Our programming will be outdoors as much as weather permits, using individual material packs for students and with physical-distancing safety protocols in place. In the event an on-campus program cannot run due to site closures, a full refund will be provided.

 

For more information and to register, please email auxiliaryprograms@pickeringcollege.on.ca
 
updated day camp schedule

 

STEAM ENGINES (STEAM Program for Grades 1-5)

This fun, interactive day camp will be run by PC teachers and counsellors with a passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Students will participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities with a focus on innovation, engineering, design, coding, art, robotics and outdoor activities, aligned with the curriculum for their grade. This unique opportunity aligns with the Global Leadership Program at Pickering College and will empower the participants to develop problem-solving skills, confidence, critical-thinking skills, and creativity throughout this well-rounded camp experience.  Students will be grouped according to age and interests.

 

Date: August 10-14, 2020
Price:$400

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Junior student using mic at 102.7 CHOP FM
STEAM Generators (STEAM Program for Grades 6-8)
Students going into Grades 6-8 are invited to join our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) leadership program where they will explore fascinating science, math, engineering, arts and math concepts while developing their leadership skills with guidance from our Pickering College teachers and counsellors. They will have the opportunity to take on real-life challenges connected to STEAM curriculum for their grade, and utilize interesting STEAM equipment. They will design, build and test prototypes to solve problems, and explore how to be knowledgeable leaders within their schools, as well as in the wider community. They will create and lead an activity for younger campers to further develop their leadership skills.

 

Date: August 10-14, 2020
Price:$400

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Junior students engaging in team building activities
Community Builders (Language Arts Camp for Grades 1-5)
This fun camp will be a great opportunity for students to review key reading and writing concepts while exploring who they are and how they can contribute to their communities. Pickering College teachers and counsellors will guide students to critically consider local challenges, and how to best share their thoughts through writing, reading and media creation. Students will enjoy experiential projects and physical activity around our beautiful campus. All students will have the opportunity to broadcast on our radio station, 102.7 CHOP FM. This camp is ideal for students who want to go back to school in September feeling confident about reading, writing, speaking and interacting with their peers.
 

Dates: August 17-21, 2020
Price:$400

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Students reading on a bench
World Investigators (Language Arts Program for Grades 6-8)
This leadership program is a fantastic way for students to get back into critical thinking, reading and writing activities as they explore their place in the world and what the world has to offer. Pickering College teachers and counsellors will guide students in sharing their ideas through various means of communication, including writing, media production and radio broadcast on our radio station, 102.7 CHOP FM. Students will enjoy physically active camp challenges around our campus and build self-confidence and collaboration as they discover their personal passions and how to advocate in their communities. Students in Grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to practice their leadership skills through planning and executing an activity for students in younger groups.
 

Dates: August 17-21, 2020
Price:$400

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Students participating in team building activity using blocks
Mathtasia junior (Math camp for grades 1-5)
Our Mathtasia Junior camp is perfect for students entering Grades 1-5 in September who want to refresh their mathematical skills through engaging inquiry projects around our beautiful campus. Our Pickering College teachers and counsellors will demonstrate that math is everywhere, while also fostering a love for the subject. Students will love our fun projects, and will enjoy collaborating with friends as they explore how mathematics is fundamental to so many things they enjoy doing. Our program is aligned to the Ontario curriculum and will give students confidence as they return to school in September.
 

Dates: August 24-28, 2020
Price:$400

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Mathtasia Middle (Math program for Grades 6-9)
Pickering College is once again offering its intermediate math program for students in Grades 6-8, Mathtasia. Pickering College teachers and counsellors will support students in building their mathematical skills to meaningfully experience the subject and prepare them for their next grade. Students will work together through hands-on, fun-filled leadership activities, to promote community and collaboration among peers of all levels of math such that students leave with new friends, new ideas, and a new perspective on mathematics. To further develop their leadership skills, they will create and lead an activity for younger campers.
 

Dates: August 24-28, 2020
Price:$400

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Each program has limited space. Please register soon. Minimum numbers must be reached to run programs.