Summer Camps 2018

Give Your Child An Unforgettable Experience with KEY’s Summer Camps

Build Brains, Learn in the Lab, Script a Screenplay, or Dive Deep into Creativity with Little Learners Camps for kids ages 3-5 or Recreational and Academic Camps for kids ages 6-18

Little Learners Camps

Nature In The House

This interactive camp lets children explore in our Nature Lab through science, art, music, and creative play.

Your children will deepen their appreciation for nature, develop their creativity, and sharpen their math, science, and vocabulary skills led by our kid nature specialists.

Book morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.) Combine them with another program and a supervised lunch from Cafe 41 for an all-day camp experience (recommended for ages 4 and up)

July 3-6 - The Beach and Ocean. Kiddos are learning about seahorses, the colours of the sand and water through developing and ocean palette, seashell science, and exploring the depths of the ocean.

July 9-13 - Go under the sea this week with our friends the snail and the whale who head out to meet the shark in the dark. Learn about coral, make models of sea creatures, and experiment with salt water. 

July 16-20 - Rocks are old! Figure out how old they really are with this camp that is all about geology. Little learners will map out the rock life cycle. Weigh your rocks at the rock weighing station. Whip out a magnifying glass and study different kinds of rocks. Artists can get into dot painting on rocks.  

July 23-27 -  Land. Air. Water. Kids will explore the elements of water, wind, and fire. 

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August 7-10 -  This camp is all about creatures of flight. 

August 13-17 -  Get to know B.C.'s keystone species in this fun nature camp on salmon. Learn about their lifecycles, check them out from the inside, taste test different species, and make First Nations-inspired art about salmon.

August 20-24 - Whooooo...knows much about the secret life of owls? Your kids will after this camp filled with owl fun including stories, art, dissecting owl pellets, and more. 

August 27-31 - Wrap up summer fun learning about B.C.'s local ecosystems.  Kids will make terrariums, design their own mini-ecosystems, learn how nature recycles, and discover animals of the West Coast. 

 

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The Slime Lab for Little Scientists

Children ages 3-5 get to button up their lab coats and go to work in our kid-friendly science lab. There, they will learn the formulas for experiments including making slime, explore the basics of chemistry and biology, and practice their critical thinking skills taught by our kid science specialists.

Book morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.)

Combine them with a program such as Nature In The House and a supervised lunch from Cafe 41 for an all-day camp experience (recommended for ages 4 and up)

July 9-13 or July 23-27:

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August 13-17: SOLD OUT for Afternoon program. Morning spots available.

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The STEM Lab for Little Innovators

Little engineers ages 3-5 are going to want to slide on their goggles and get to work in this hands-on summer camp that focuses on giving kids the tools to build and test their own ideas of what works through science, technology, engineering, and math taught by our STEM early learning specialists. (Note: High English proficiency required) 

Book morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.)

Combine them with a program such as Nature In The House and a supervised lunch from Cafe 41 for an all-day camp experience (recommended for ages 4 and up)

July 3-6:

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August 7-10 or Augst 27-31:

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Mozart & Matisse

Little artists ages 3-5 will be making music and art in this fun exploratory summer camp that introduces them to classical composers and fine artists led by our kid music and art specialists.

Book morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.)

Combine them with a program such as Nature In The House and a supervised lunch from Cafe 41 for an all-day camp experience (recommended for ages 4 and up)

July 16-20:

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August 20-24: SOLD OUT Afternoon session. Morning spots available.

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Recreational & Academic Camps (ages 6-18)

Fresh, Fit, & Phenomenal

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Focus: Health and Fitness

Ages 6-15

This camp designed for young women is all about empowering yourself and taking the time to be the healthiest version of you. Spend the week immersed in yoga, dance, nutrition, self-esteem building, writing, and creative projects.

Benefits: Fitness, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, creativity.

Featuring the instruction of the team at Core Potentials Academy - http://www.corepotentials.ca/

July 16-20

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Kings & Cubism

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Focus: Chess and Art

Ages 7-12; 13-18

The strategy, sport, and structure of the 64-square chess board have inspired great artists as long as chess has challenged our minds. Introduce yourself to the game of chess, learn the deep connections between the game of kings and art, and explore your own creativity. Kids will play chess and make their own masterpieces each day during camp.

Benefits: Critical Thinking. Art history. Creativity.

Featuring chess instruction by Canadian National Chess Tournament Director Toni Deline.

July 23-27:

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Aug. 20-24:
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Social Issues In The Magical World—An Examination of Harry Potter

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Focus: Literature & Literary Analysis

Ages 7-12; 13-18

Spend a week in the magical world of Harry Potter exploring how storytelling helps us better understand social justice including bullying, peer-pressure, self-identity, racism, class structure, politics, and other social issues

Benefits: Literary analysis skill development, writing, critical thinking, reading comprehension, language development.

Featuring the instruction of the KEY Novel Studies Educator Team Nick Bartlett and Alyssa Wood

August 20-24:

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Writing for Screens Big & Small

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Focus: Creative Writing

Ages 10-18

Budding screenwriters spend a week in the Vancouver film and TV industry exploring fairytales, storytelling and production, meeting industry insiders, and writing their own episode for a television series made here in Vancouver.

Benefits: Creative writing, critical thinking, language development.

Featuring the instruction of KEY Film Studies instructor Alyssa Wood.

July 23-27:

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August 13-17:

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STEM Robotics Lab

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: Science and Technology

Ages 7-12; 13-18

Join us for this multi-level camp where kids use LEGO Mindstorms to create a robot that solves a problem, then compete with other students at the end of the camp to see how their creations perform.

Benefits: Critical thinking, engineering, math, coding, creativity.

Featuring instruction from KEY STEM and Robotics Coach Scott Morgan

July 16-20

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July 30-Aug. 3:

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August 7-10:

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The Slime Lab

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: Science

Ages 7-12

Join us for this full-on immersion into experimental science exploring fundamentals and fun through chemistry, physics, biology, and art. Kids will have the opportunity to create their own science projects each day.

Benefits: Hands-on activities, science fundamentals, critical thinking, engineering.

Featuring the instruction of Kid Science innovator Dawn Cleveland and former H.R. MacMillan Planetarium Program Developer Wanda LaClaire.

July 30-Aug. 3:

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August 7-10:

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The Elevator Pitch For Young Entrepreneurs

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: Communication Skills and Public Speaking

Ages 7-11; 12-15

Harvard University reports the number-one skill business students need, but often lack, is how to properly communicate their innovative ideas. The language of start-ups is all about knowing how to sell those ideas. In this unique camp, we combine entrepreneurship, public speaking, debate, and writing to help students home the skills needed to become the next Steve Jobs. 

Benefits: Public speaking, confidence building, business, finance.

Featuring the instruction of the KEY Public Speaking and Debate education team Malcolm Wilkins, Michelle Levit, and Anton Birioukov.

July 23-27:

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August 13-17; August 20-24:

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Interactive Academics: Singapore Math & Creative Writing

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ages 7-12

Focus: Math and English

This fun math and English camp combines the subjects to help develop skills through the interactive games of Singapore Math and the storytelling of creative writing.

Benefits: Hands-on activities, math skills, language development, critical thinking.

Featuring the instruction of KEY SSAT prep expert Denise Tom.

July 9-13:

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Writing A Winning University Admissions Essay

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: Narrative Essay Writing 

When it comes to getting accepted to a top-tier university, a well-crafted personal essay is the difference between acceptance, deferral, and a decline. This EXCLUSIVE camp guides students through the process of telling their personal story and gets them ready for the Fall application crunch.

Benefits: Writing skill development, admissions coaching

Featuring the instruction of KEY University Admissions Essay Coach Robin Rivers who has helped students write their way to universities such as Yale, NYU, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, UPenn, Columbia, Syracuse, Tulane, University of Washington, Georgetown, Pratt Institute, University of Michigan, USC, and Carnegie Mellon.

Space is limited to 10 seats.

July 23-27:

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Intensive English

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: English

This one-week language immersion camp lets kids begin to develop their English skills through fun, creative, project-based learning. An academic assessment with custom education path recommendations is included.

Benefits: Reading comprehension, writing, listening, public speaking, confidence-building

Featured instruction by KEY English and Creative Writing expert Nick Bartlett.

July 9-13:

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August 7-10:

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Private School Prep

 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Focus: English/Math/SSAT

This immersion camp lets kids get a taste of what it will take to stand out with highly-competitive private schools including SSAT prep, interview prep, math, English, and soft skill prep. An assessment to determine readiness for the admissions process including custom education path recommendations is included. 

Benefits: SSAT Prep, soft skills development.

Featuring instruction by KEY Private School Prep experts Alex Tseng and Anton Birioukov

July 9-13:

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August 13-17:

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