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A special feature of the IT’S showtime for Wyatt Fitzgerald (left), Avery Richardson and Cal Leiterman at Kay Meek Centre’s Theatre K. See story on page B6.
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Kids hear call of the wild Jeremy Shepherd email@example.com
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HE has seen them arrive at Camp Jubilee chin down, eyes low, and a bag slung over a shoulder as they take those first unfamiliar steps to their cabin. And he has seen them leave, sometimes tearful and sometimes proud, but always transformed by their time in the wilderness. “When we get kids up, they want to be challenged,” says David Duckworth, general manager of Camp Jubilee. Jubilee is a wilderness camp for kids between the ages of seven and 16, and after 12 years of watching kids paddle a canoe for the first time in their lives, Duckworth has seen what a few days with nature can do. Asked about some of his more memorable campers, Duckworth recalls a pair of young friends, “who took up a lot of my time with their behaviour,” he recalls, chuckling. On the last day, each of them were sad to leave. The duo came back the next year, eventually joining the camp’s staff as counsellors. That emphasis on trying to give back to younger campers
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is what Jubilee is all about, according to Duckworth. Camp Jubilee first opened its doors in 1936. In the midst of the Depression, the camp was the See Camp-out page 5
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Building is fun at Lego camp Rosalind Duane email@example.com
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with motors; construction cranes; elevators and even greenhouses. The special kits include software so the various finished builds can interface with computers and be controlled by students. It all started for Brear when he was a teacher with the Vancouver School Board. After accompanying a student to a special education technology event, he was introduced to a
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Lego building kit that was using Hypercard to program the models to make them move. Brear says he was amazed that the Lego could interface with computers and move the model. After receiving a grant to purchase a couple of kits, Brear developed a summer school program that year. Unfortunately, the interface boxes he needed, which were coming from Boston, arrived in August, and his summer school was in July. Despite the rocky start, Brear went on to host a regular schedule of successful camps during the school year, as well as Spring Break and summer camps. “I was fascinated with it,” says Brear of the Lego-computer combination. He lists some of the unique models built over the years, which include robots; a dryer with a push-button start/ stop; a car that had headlights students could program; and a tractor that went back and forth, and right and left, using motors controlled by a computer. Brear explains that the projects are connected to the science curriculum, and he is
ROBOTS are just one of the unique models kids build at Lego camp. happy to discuss specifics with parents if they ask. He also notes the finished models are meant to relate to familiar items, “So there’s a correlation between what they build and real life,” says Brear. A particularly memorable project one group of students worked on involved an experiment. Students built two greenhouses, and added a bit of dirt and a seed in a dish to See Moveable page 12
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Moveable roof helps seed grow From page 10
“Imagination means nothing without doing” ~Charlie Chaplin
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Safe and sound THOMAS Buscombe greets Mason, an 11-monthold Rhodesian ridgeback, who recently visited Mt. Seymour Preschool. Mason was lost in the Blueridge neighbourhood for three days in February, which set off a search by local residents. He was eventually found in a homeowner’s garage.
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each one. Each of the seeds was watered regularly, but one greenhouse had a roof controlled by a computer program to raise and lower depending on the room temperature. The seed that didn’t get regular oxygen died off, but the greenhouse with the moving roof grew a “lovely green plant.” “It’s lots of fun,” says Brear, who was first introduced to Lego when his own kids played with it. He later developed a keen interest in computers, so the combination of the two has been a good fit. This summer Brear will once again be leading summer Lego camps at West Vancouver Recreation Centre and through the West Vancouver school district. The week-long camps are for kids ages five-12. Sibling groups may be accommodated in one session. For more information email Brear directly at email@example.com; check out the summer camps guide at www.westvancouver.ca; or visit the school district website at www.sd45.bc.ca.
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Camp-out is topped off with a banquet From page 3 brainchild of the womenâ€™s auxiliary of the labour movement, according to Duckworth, who says the camp was founded on giving kids who couldnâ€™t afford to go to camp a chance to camp. â€œA lot of kids are sponsored,â€? says Duckworth. Aside from a few fundraisers to support the camp, as well as some money from British Columbiaâ€™s gaming fund, the campers are largely subsidized by the camp itself. â€œBecause we sponsor a lot of kids, some parents think itâ€™s not for everyone,â€? says Duckworth. The camp is intended for all children who could benefit from spending a few days in the campâ€™s 128 acres off of Indian Arm, according to Duckworth. Jubilee is offering seven camps in July and August, as well as a wilderness leadership camp and the Extreme Camp. â€œThey have a more robust outtripping program,â€? Duckworth says of the Extreme Camp, which is slated to be a 10-day adventure at the end of the summer. The camps range from four to 11 days, and the activities include
kayaking, canoeing, hiking and swimming. Adventurous campers can also get a chance to shoot an arrow, rappel down a rock face, or take the highropes course through the treetops that dot the camp. Jubilee also offers a family day and a three-day family camp. The camps are largely social, giving young people a chance to form lasting friendships, according to Duckworth. Part of each camp that is six days or longer includes an overnight canoeing or kayaking trip up Indian Arm. After a night spent learning how to survive in the wild, the campers trek back for a banquet dinner, a jamboree dance and carnival games. Jubilee also awards outstanding campers on the last day. The camp provides young people with an opportunity to hear what life sounds like without the hum of electronics. â€œI think we live in a pretty fast society,â€? says Duckworth. â€œCampâ€™s a great opportunity to reconnect with nature and the outdoors.â€? For more information or to register visit the website at www. campjubilee.ca.
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Fun fair RIDGEVIEW elementary students Sierra Duffy (left), Zoe Stanley, Madison Duffy, Kevin Chorley and Ryerson Wallace invite the public to the schoolâ€™s annual Mayfair, on May 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1250 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, which will include pony rides, games, food, face painting and a silent auction.
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Kay Meek Centre introduces Theatre K New camp will let kids apply what they learn Rosalind Duane email@example.com
“THIS is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life.” So says Ren McCormack during a passionate speech in the popular 1980’s dance flick Footloose. McCormack is the hero of the film, fighting a strict law that bans teens from dancing in a small American town. Footloose is a great show for youth and a great show about youth, says Claude Giroux, managing artistic director at the Kay Meek Centre. He adds it’s about reaching for your potential and passions. That’s why this summer the centre’s new camp, Theatre K Summer Youth Conservatory (the “K” comes from Kay Meek), will culminate in a production of Footloose. “I think it’s fairly unique in terms of what we’ve done in the past,” says Giroux of the Theatre K program, which features two
weeks of intense boot-camp style classes of singing, dancing and/ or acting, followed by two weeks of rehearsing and mounting the show. Area professionals and teachers will be on hand to help campers apply the skills they learn in the first half of the camp to the production. “Kids will be surrounded by a whole bunch of people who are passionate about what they’re doing,” says Giroux, adding students will be experiencing musical theatre in a very hands-on and tactile way. It is suited to both beginners and those with theatre experience, he notes. Kids can attend two or four weeks of the program, and although the camp is non-auditioning, there will be auditions for the Footloose production. Auditions will also be held in June for those who are not attending the full four weeks of the program. In the last few years, Kay Meek has played host to a number of camps from other organizations, but this is the first year the centre has offered this type of camp, explains Giroux. Theatre K is also a co-production with the West Vancouver school district.
It’s not surprising since West Vancouver secondary is a close neighbour; the school shares a wall with the Kay Meek Centre. “In my mind it was a natural fit,” says Giroux of the relationship, noting the school often uses space at the centre for high school productions, recitals and assemblies. The camp will enroll up to 50 kids between the ages of 10 and 18. Registrataion is now open. For those who prefer to experience the backstage world of theatre rather than performing, there is also a Tech Wizard camp. Students involved in the Tech Wizard program will work on design, props, lighting, sound, stage management and video design. For both the performers and the tech wizards, Theatre K camp will focus on applying skills. “I really believe in more doing and less talking, and this is very much about doing,” says Giroux. To register, or for more information including camp costs, visit the website at www. kaymeekcentre.com/theatrek. WYATT Fitzgerald (left), Avery Richardson and Cal Leiterman get ready to perform for Kay Meek Centre’s new camp called Theatre K.
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Hollyburn Sailing Camps for Kids Your kids can learn to sail or improve their existing sailing skills this summer at Hollyburn Sailing Club. Our instructors and our courses are all Canadian Yachting Association Certiﬁed, so kids get CYA credits while having a great time. Our club house and boats are conveniently located at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Our sailing camps are fun for kids over 10 years of age who can swim. Courses run two weeks from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, at Hollyburn Sailing Club 1326 Argyle Street, West Vancouver. All sessions cost $420 Register online at: www.webreg.westvancouver.net TeleReg at 604-925-7475 or at designated West Vancouver Recreation facilities. CANSail 1 Session 1: July 3-6, 9-13 Session 2: July 16-20, 23-27 Session 3: July 20- Aug 3, 7-10 Session 4: Aug 13-17, 20-24 CANSail 2 Session 1: July 3-6, 9-13 Session 2: July 16-20, 23-27 Session 3: July 20- Aug 3, 7-10 Session 4: Aug 13-17, 20-24 CANSail 3 Session 1: July 3-6, 9-13 Session 2: July 20- Aug 3, 7-10
CANSail 4 Session 1: July 16-20, 23-27 Session 2: August 13-17, 20-24 CANSail 5 Session 1: July 16-20, 23-27 Session 2: July 20- Aug 3, 7-10 CANSail 6 Session 1: Aug 13-17, 20-24 NEW THIS YEAR! OPTI Sailing For Ages 6 – 10 Please see http://www.bcsailing. bc.ca for more details.
“My intsructor was really great. I had so much fun.” “I learned to gybe without turtling our boat.”
hollyburnsailingclub.ca 604-926-5744 firstname.lastname@example.org Promoting water sport excellence on the North Shore for over 45 years
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CAMPS FRIENDSHIP AND FUN ALL SUMMER LONG With over 100+ camps to choose from we are sure you will ﬁnd a camp that your child will love. Our camps include games and play that foster cooperation and communication. Here a few examples of camps that provide opportunities to meet new friends: Summer Surprises Come to the West Vancouver Community Centre for a summer ﬁlled with surprises for preschool campers. Explore and play in the world of science, art, animals, transportation, nature, and more! There will be a different theme each week. Girls Only Gymnastics Camp This camp is structured like our general classes with a warm-up followed by work on vault, bars, beam, tumbling, trampoline, dance and ﬁnishing with strength, conditioning and stretching. Girls will be motivated to try new things and experience a great work out in the gymnastics centre. Bring a water bottle and snack each day. Kids Club Summer Camp This camp is for those working parents that may need extended camp hours. Your child will spend the week doing different activities such as swimming, arts and crafts and adventures to Playland, bowling and the beach. Art Camp at the Silk Purse Situated on the waterfront at Ambleside, the Silk Purse Studio is the perfect setting for children to express their creativity with professional artists. This content-rich program will encourage the development of creative and artistic skills in a safe and playful environment. Lighthouse Park Camp Escape the city this summer! Meet new friends and indulge in the fun of outdoor adventure experiences while learning about the awesome natural environment in this renowned North Shore park. Sleepovers are also available.
Use this promo code to enter to win a free week of summer camp. Go online for all the details. Promo code: 0506DWVSC2012
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Plenty on offer in WV WEST Vancouver is currently registering kids for a wide variety of summer camps.
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ASHLEIGH Palcic (left) and Sarah Im examine the wooden polar bear puzzle they assembled during a day camp activity at West Vancouver Community Centre during March Break. West Vancouver is once again offering numerous summer camps for kids of various ages.
From July 3 to August 31, West Vancouver is offering more than 100 camps intended to instruct, inform, and inspire young people. Whether your child is comfortable in a kitchen or a kayak, shooting hoops, or shaping pottery, West Vancouver has a camp for just about everyone. West Vancouver offers morning camps, afternoon camps, all-day camps, and even a few sleepovers. Media fans may find something interesting to do at West Vancouverâ€™s three Byte camps: Flash Video Game Design; 3D Animation; and Music and Video Production. For kids ages 11-14, the camps offer the chance to work on short animated films as well as a video game;
or learn the basic steps to animate in a 3D environment; or put their musical talents to the test to make a music video, depending on the camp they choose. For children longing to sway to the beat of their own drum, the Music, Movement and Design camp offers kids a chance to design costumes while learning the joys of African dance. Campers get one hour of drumming instruction
each day. Campers are reminded to prepare for time outdoors, and to bring a snack and a water bottle. West Vancouver also promises camp staff have received a high standard of training in games and in safety. Plenty of art and design camps are also on offer. For more information or to register visit the website at www.westvancouver.ca. â€” Jeremy Shepherd
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North shore News Summer camps supplement