Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Registration will be live on March 1, 2017

Mission Statement

At Discovery Camp, we strive to offer unique and challenging programs that promote independence, teamwork and creativity in our campers, while providing a safe and fun environment where skills are fostered and friendships are made.

Staff

The Discovery Camp experience is unique in that the majority of the camp programs are run by teachers certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. Most of the program staff have spent several years working in classroom and experiential education. Our staff also provides us with one of Discovery Camp’s greatest strengths: a tremendous camper to staff ratio. Typically, our programs will run with a ratio of 5:1 and in some cases this ratio will be even lower. Additionally, all camp staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. Combine their special skills and stimulating programming with our safe and engaging environment, and the result is a small, community-oriented camp with a difference.

2017 Camp Dates

Campers are welcome to register for more than one session of Discovery Camp, though we recommend campers in Choose Your Own Adventure try new programs each week.

Session 1 – Monday, July 3rd to Friday, July 7th
Programs offered: Junior Bears, Choose Your Own Adventure, Leadership, Leadership II
Session 2 – Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 14th
Programs offered: Junior Bears, Choose Your Own Adventure, Leadership, Leadership II
Session 3 – Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 21st
Programs offered: Junior Bears, Choose Your Own Adventure, Leadership II
Bronze Cross & Bronze Medallion Monday, June 26th to Thursday, June 29th

Camp Times

With so many families dropping kids off every day, we need the help of all families to ensure a safe drop-off. Our staff will be on site starting at 8:45 a.m. and will be present to greet children at that time. Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every weekday. Much like the beginning of the day, a fluid pick-up process is imperative to ensure the safety of all campers. Pick-up is from 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily with the exceptions of those participating in Slumber Club and the Senior Leadership trip.

NEW! Before Care

Supervised care is available for any campers who are unable to be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. Before care is available as of 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and is offered at a flat rate of $50/week.

Lunch option

TCS Food Services will be offering a delicious lunch, with lots of variety that campers will love, for our Choose Your Own Adventure and Senior Leadership campers this summer. Lunch is available for $40/camper per week for Choose Your Own Adventure campers. See registration form for details. Please note that this option is not available to Junior Bears campers and that it is included in the cost of enrolment for Leadership programs.

Camp Programs

Junior Bears (Ages 4-7)
July 3-7 (Session 1), July 10-14 (Session 2), July 17-21 (Session 3)
$200/week

The Junior Bears program is an exciting week jam-packed with a variety of activities. It is designed to provide a safe, meaningful program for the youngest campers. The counselors will lead the campers through a variety of cooperative games to foster friendship, sportsmanship and teamwork skills. They will participate in many traditional sports, such as soccer and t-ball. Junior Bears will also explore artistic programs such as tie-dying, music, drama games and more! With a daily swim, dress up theme days and exciting special guests, the Junior Bears camp is bound to be a great experience for every camper!

Choose Your Own Adventure (Ages 7-13)
July 3-7 (Session 1), July 10-14 (Session 2), July 17-21 (Session 3)
$200/week*

Each camper can select a morning program and an afternoon program that they will participate in during their week at camp. Options for campers vary by week; morning and afternoon offerings (details on the next page) include a variety of fun and unique activities. (Spaces in programs are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we strive to do so, we are unable to guarantee that campers will be placed in their first choice of program but are certain that each camper will have a meaningful experience in whichever program they are placed.)

Leadership (Ages 12-14)
July 3-14 (July 8 & 9 excluded)
$495/camper

The Leadership program continues to offer a unique experience for our oldest campers as they are pushed to think and work outside of the box in a variety of unique environments. This two-week program is filled with activities for all campers, including paddling, caving, hiking and rock climbing. Don’t worry – it’s not all hardcore! The group will do some cool activities, with the main focus on teamwork and personal growth. In the second week, the group will head to Silent Lake for a 3-day camping trip that will no doubt be a memorable experience! All excursions, tripping expenses and meals while at camp are included in the cost.

Leadership II (Ages 13+)
July 4–26 (excluding weekends)
$1,395/camper

Take your leadership experience to the next level with our new Leadership II program! Leadership II campers will earn a high-school credit (Leadership & Fitness, PPL30) during their time at camp. Through a variety of initiatives, challenges and excursions, leadership campers will have the opportunity to stretch themselves in new ways as a leader with many opportunities for personal growth.This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to earn a summer credit, while maintaining a camp experience! Overnight options are available for these campers at the following rates: $3,895/weekday boarding option (includes weekday meals and accommodations), or $4,895/full-time boarding option (includes all meals, accommodations and weekend excursions).

Bronze Cross & Bronze Medallion (Ages 13+)
June 26-29
$175/course

Individuals may complete one of these two certifications during a one-week course that includes an on-site examination. Those participating in Bronze Medallion must be 13 years or older. Those participating in Bronze Cross must have previously completed both Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications. Each course is offered at $175 or at a reduced rate of $130 should the individual already own a copy of the Canadian Lifesaving Manual.

*Note: does not reflect extra cost of “Slumber Club” program or lunch option.

Choose Your Own Adventure Program Offerings

Session 1: July 3-7 Session 2: July 10-14 Session 3: July 17-21
Morning Morning Morning
Aspiring Artists
Fun with Experiments
Music Mania
Olympic Games
Aspiring Artists
Music Mania
Olympic Games
Survival Skills 2.0
Aspiring Artists
Music Mania
Olympic Games
Rockets: Build & Launch
Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon
Dance Troupe
Fun in the Field
Improv & Theatre Games
Racquet Sports
Dance Troupe
Fun in the Field
Improv & Theatre Games
Racquet Sports
Dance Troupe
Fun in the Field
Improv & Theatre Games
Survival Skills

Aspiring Artists - Unleash your creativity with fellow artists and campers at Discovery Camp this summer! Using a wide variety of materials – including everything from the finest fabrics to things found in your backyard – artists will have fun with daily projects with a focus on imagination. Campers will experience a comfortable environment in which to develop new skills and techniques. Whether you’re into finger painting or Picasso, we look forward to putting your artistry to the test!

Dance Troupe - Ever thought of auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance? Well this is the next best thing! Learn how to pop, lock and drop it! Learn skills in hip-hop, tap, jazz and musical theatre! Get excited and get your dancing shoes on!

Fun in the Field - This program will explore a wide variety of active and cooperative games, with a focus on developing teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills. With a fresh roster of games and activities each day, this will be an outdoor experience that goes unmatched! Fun in the Field is sure to be exciting and challenging for every camper!

Fun with Experiments - Let your inner mad scientist shine! Campers will conduct a wide variety of experiments including building their own volcano, creating colourful eruptions from lemon juice and making rainbows appear on paper. Through these hands-on experiments, campers will learn about reactions, light waves and much more. Put on a lab coat and goggles and get ready to join your fellow campers for some fun!

Improv & Theatre Games - If you’re interested in acting, mimicry or physical comedy, this session is for you! Through a series of group and individual exercises, campers will learn how to adapt to situations and develop spontaneity on stage. Campers will put their creativity to the test while developing teamwork skills as they work and learn alongside their fellow actors and friends!

Music Mania - Campers will have an opportunity to explore a variety of music mediums through a range of creative activities. Whether you’re discovering a new instrument, naming that tune, collaborating in a rhythm circle, or writing your own song, Music Mania is sure to be a week of fun for every camper. No prior music experience is necessary!

Olympic Games - If you’re an avid sports fan, Olympic Games is for you! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the field, this program will give you the opportunity to let loose in a variety of cool sports that will encourage teamwork, skill development and fun. The sports we do aren’t set in stone. If there’s something you want to play, we’ll play it!

Racquet Sports - Whether you are a beginner or headed to Wimbledon, check out Discovery Camp’s racquets program. Sports include, but are not limited to, tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis. Camp will provide all necessary equipment but campers are asked to bring non-marking shoes.

Rockets: Build & Launch - Find your inner astronaut and join in on this new Discovery Camp program where campers will have the opportunity to design, assemble, enhance and launch their own rocket over the course of the week. Campers will be challenged in exciting new ways, and safety will remain our top priority. 3...2...1...Blast off!

Survival Skills - When the unexpected happens be prepared to “PLAN”. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a camping trip, campers will learn to Protect themselves, Locate their position based on their surroundings, Acquire food and water, and navigate themselves to safety using a variety of games and scenarios. Want to take your survival skills to a new level? Check out Survival Skills 2.0. (Survival Skills is not a pre-requisite for Survival Skills 2.0.)

Slumber Club

Want to take the Discovery Camp experience to the next level? On Wednesday of session 1, 2 and 3, campers involved in Choose Your Own Adventure are invited to stay over at TCS with the Discovery Camp Slumber Club. Campers can join the energetic Discovery Camp staff for a cookout, camp games and a bonfire before camping out under the stars. Breakfast and lunch the following day will be provided. The Slumber Club costs an additional $40. Students can be picked up by parents at the usual time on Thursday evening.

Location & Facilities

Discovery Camp is operated on the Trinity College School campus at 55 Deblaquire Street North in Port Hope, Ontario. Campers have access to all facilities at Trinity College School including the gym, pool, field space, classrooms and assembly rooms.

NEW! Bussing

Bussing is available to and from camp for any campers ages 7 and up. Bussing is a flat rate of $80/week and is not available on a dayby- day basis. Bus stops will include: Peterborough, Bailieboro, Ajax, Whitby, Courtice and Bowmanville. Exact locations for drop-off and pick-up will be confirmed at a later date.

Directions

Just west of Cobourg and east of Courtice, Discovery Camp is located minutes off of Hwy 401 at Exit 464 (Port Hope/Hwy 28). If coming from Hwy 401 westbound, turn left onto Ontario Street and then left onto Rose Glen Road. If coming from Hwy 401 eastbound, turn left on Rose Glen Road. Follow Rose Glen Road as it bends south until you see the school entrance on your right (just past Beatrice Strong Public School and just before the Ward Street intersection). The school entrance will lead directly to LeVan Hall circle, which is the camp drop-off and pick-up area. Parking is available just inside the Rose Glen Road entrance, on the left.

Registration

Registration will be available beginning on March 1, 2017. We are unable to process registrations over the phone. All registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of payment.

Refunds & Payment

Please make payment in full. Cheques should be made payable to Trinity College School. Space is limited. Enrolment is complete upon receipt of forms and cheque/payment. Registration confirmation will be emailed out within two to four weeks of receiving forms and payment. Only campers who do not receive their first choice of program will be informed of specific programs at this time. At the end of June, all camper families can expect an email communication including program details, such as what to bring to camp. Full refunds will be approved if a medical certificate is provided. Partial refunds (minus 10%) will be approved up to two weeks prior to the start of camp if the camper withdraws from the program. If, for any behavioural reason, the camper is asked to leave Discovery Camp, no refunds will be made.

Contact Us

All camp programs are open to the public. Please feel free to contact our Camp Director, Michelle Bishop, with questions or concerns.

email: mbishop@tcs.on.ca • phone: 905-885-3217 ext. 1334