Camp Alpha Returns for 2017!

by | May 11, 2017 | Camp Alpha, Newsletter | 0 comments

Camp Alpha is back for 2017 and we are excited to tell you all about it!
You can download all the information here:

Below you will find our 2017 Camp Calendar (click to enlarge) followed by an outline of weekly themes and activities, and information for contacting us:

#Alpha’s Summer Adventure: Weekly Themes and Activities

July 3rd – July 7th    #Friend Building:  
School’s out for summer and the children are ready for the fun times to begin.  The children will start off their summer adventures at camp by getting acquainted with new and returning camp participants. They will participate in some fun Friend-Building games such as Speed Friending Games, and then in the afternoon they will join in a fun shoe talk activity. On Wednesday the children will connect with others while taking part in a sharing circle to help learn more about each other. In the afternoon the campers will partake in an information scrum as they test their memory to see how well they remember what they learned about the other campers. Thursday the children will participate in a fun game of “Who Am I?” as they try to guess the child they are talking about.  In the afternoon, the children will get to view the latest movie being screened at the Orion Gate Cineplex Movie Theatre.  Friday the campers will end their week joining in the Human Mandela activity and then afterwards they will relax with some nice warm tea and crumpets. In the afternoon, the children will cool down and enjoy splashing in the water at the local splash pad.

July 10th – 14th  #Our World:
Alpha campers will get their creative juices flowing as they learn more about Mystic Drumz and then in the afternoon they will express their creative side by making some international crafts. Tuesday, the campers will learn more about their heritage as they visit the Peel Art Museum.  After lunch the children will put on a Cultural Dress Fashion Show for the other children in the centre. Wednesday the children will need to be prepared to face our world head-on as they create a BIG World Mural and then get pumped up as they participate in some fun International games. Thursday the children will challenge themselves with a Country Fact sheet and test their knowledge about their Cultural Heritage, and in the afternoon they will join in some cultural baking or cooking to share with each other.  The campers will end the week having a World Dance Party, enjoy a Cultural Potluck lunch and in the afternoon the children will get rejuvenated at the local splash pad.

July 17th – 21st  #Alpha’s Active Kids:  
The campers will prepare themselves for the week as they start off rejuvenating their inner self by learning some basic Yoga and then in the afternoon test their endurance skills by competing in a Bocce (lawn bowling) Competition. Tuesday the children will participate in a fun and friendly game of Dodgeball and then after lunch they will play in a Baseball game at the local park. On Wednesday, the children will get active and participate in fun games at Chinguacousy Park and then in the afternoon have a friendly game of mini-golf. Thursday, the campers will test their hand-eye coordination as they participate in a fun game of Glow in the Dark laser tag at the Glow Zone and then test their endurance in a game of soccer baseball. The campers will end the week as they push their physical fitness to the limit as they participate in our Gym Challenge and then relax and cool down at the local splash pad.

July 24th – 28th  #Tool Time!:  
The camp builders will begin this week participating in an activity that will help boost the campers’ self-esteem as they participate in “The Good Stuff” Game where they will share good characteristics about each other. Then in the afternoon they will prepare for the next day’s “Block it up with Lego” Challenge by creating blueprints for their own Lego creation. On Tuesday the children will build their Lego creation for the Block Challenge, and then after lunch they will make their own ice cream sundae. Wednesday the children will express their creativity and sculpt some abstract art masterpieces, and then in the afternoon they will get their hands dirty doing some polymer clay. Thursday the children will get in touch with nature as they visit the Humber Arboretum. They will learn to navigate in the woods by learning how to read maps and in the afternoon, they will discover how to track down wildlife by understanding more about the growth and changes in animals. On Friday the children will create and build their own sub sandwich for lunch in the morning, and then cool off at the local splash pad.

July 31st – Aug. 4th  #Water Works:  
The campers will get wet and wild as they start their week displaying their creative side doing some Kool-Aid art and then compete in a water balloon toss in order to see who can stay dry the longest. After lunch, they will test their taste buds and participate in a flavoured water taste test. Tuesday the children will create their very own watercolour painting, and then in the afternoon create their own lemonade/popcorn stand. On Wednesday the children will sell lemonade/popcorn and all proceeds will go towards the Brampton Urgent Care Centre. Thursday the campers will have fun challenging each other in some sponge races, and then in the afternoon they will create their very own lava lamp. The children will end their week painting a portrait of their friend, and then they will cool off at the local splash pad.

Aug. 7th – Aug. 11th  #Animal Kingdom:
Monday August 7th, 2017 is the CIVIC HOLIDAY and the centre will be CLOSED.  
The campers will begin the week on Tuesday putting their acting skills to the test as they get in touch with their inner animal and participate in a game of “Animal Charades”. After lunch the children will create their own animal mask. On Wednesday, the campers will practice their dramatic skills with the assistance of our guest speaker, “Improv Acting” Workshop. In the afternoon the children will get in touch with the nature side and participate in a fun game of “Forest Find Game” at their local park. Then on Thursday the campers will take off on an exploration adventure at Belfountain Conservation Area. The children will end their week as they put their artistic talents to the test doing some fun animal face painting, and then they will take a walk on the wild side and relax at the local splash pad.  

August 14th – 18th  #Foodies:  
The campers will begin their week taking a walk to the local grocery store picking up all the ingredients they will need for the week. In the afternoon, the chefs will divide into groups as they put their baking skills to the test and compete in a friendly “Bake Off” competition. On Tuesday the campers will relax and save all their energy for when they go and have a feast at the Mandarin for lunch. In the afternoon the children will test their agility skills by participating in a Jell-O Tower skills competition. Wednesday the baking gloves are off as the children will join in a game of Cake Wars, and in the afternoon they will devour their cakes. On  Thursday the campers will partake in a food workshop, and then in the afternoon the children will participate in our “Fear Factor Challenge”. The children will finish the week off and enjoying a delicious sunrise breakfast, and in the afternoon they will unwind and get soaked at the local splash pad.

August 21st – 25th  #The Natural World:  
The children will get in touch with their nature side, starting the week off on Monday by creating their very own “Teepee” and decorating their “Tee-Pee” in the afternoon. Then on Tuesday the campers will go on a trip to Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area where they will go on an adventurous nature trail and explore the great unknown. Wednesday the children will go on a nature walk to their local park and will collect some cool natural items to take back to the centre as they create their own natural mural with their items in the afternoon. Thursday the campers will venture off into the woods as they continue to investigate the Belfountain Conservation Area for any cool discoveries. The children will end the week on Friday relaxing and creating their own nature painting at the local park, and in the afternoon, cool down at the local splash pad.

August 28th – Sept. 1st   #End of Days:  
As the Summer comes to an end. The campers will get a chance on Monday to create some memorable moments by creating a photo session, and then in the afternoon the children will participate in a fun game of a “Minute to Win It”. On Tuesday the children will get a chance to become Mad Scientists as they visit the Ontario Science Centre. Wednesday the campers will go bowling at Brunswick Lanes, and then in the afternoon they will cool off at the local splash pad. On Thursday, the children will let their creativity shine as they help make props for the “Rocking Out Dance Party”. In the afternoon, the campers will relax at the local splash pad. Friday the children will end the last day of camp in style with a delicious Pizza lunch, and in the afternoon they will put on their own D.J Rock Star Dance Party.

 

This program is geared to children between the ages of 6 –  12. For those parents who are new to signing their child up for Camp Alpha, we would like to take a moment to inform you that Alpha has two Camp locations. 

The first location is located on 3 Cathedral Road in South Brampton (Peel Village Area).  Here is their complete Contact information:

3 Cathedral Road
Brampton, ON
L6W 2P1

Phone #: (905) 456-1811
Supervisor:  Patricia Andrade, RECE
E-mail:  patriciaa@alphachildcare.ca


The second location is located on
900 Peter Robertson Blvd. in North Brampton (Springdale Area).  Here is their complete contact information:

900 Peter Robertson Blvd.  unit #10
Brampton, ON
L6R 1A2

Phone #: (905) 458-4884
Supervisor: Lynda Leroux, RECE
E-mail: lyndal@alphachildcare.ca

Please call your nearest camp location before filling out these enrollment forms in order to ensure there is space for the desired weeks you are looking for.  The forms can be found in the Summer Camp packages on our website.  There is a $20 camp registration fee for each child, as that money goes towards a camp hat, sketch book and journal they will receive on their first day of camp and they get to keep on their last day of camp with us.  Also, Alpha requires a one week camp deposit of $245.50 per child. This deposit is applied on your child’s last week of camp.  Parents are required to take their payment to the location they enroll in.  

Due to limited Summer Camp spaces, Alpha offers a daily bus shuttle between the 900 Peter Robertson location and our 3 Cathedral Road location. The 900 Peter Robertson location has space for 16 younger school age children.  This location will host the younger school age children, and the older school age children will be bused to the 3 Cathedral Road location.  Cathedral Road has capacity for 30  older school age children in their Summer Camp Program.  The bus will leave the 900 Peter Robertson location promptly at 8am. and will return from the 3 Cathedral Road location at 5pm. arriving at 900 Peter Robertson location, around 5:30pm. each day.

Thank-you!