TORONTO, February 16, 2006—Harbourfront Centre is hosting kids of ages 4 to 16 during March Break, March 13 to 17, with fun filled creative camps. Youngsters can choose from nine diverse day camps including one new camp: Experiments and Explorations where kids explore cool science projects. Campers can also join the circus and learn to juggle, learn to “see” the chessboard as tournament professionals do, develop their tennis skills or have fun with interesting games, singsongs, arts and crafts, and much more.March Break Camps take place from Monday to Friday, March 13 to 17. Camps take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. A supervised extended hours programme is available from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m., at an additional cost of $12 per day. An optional healthy meal plan is available for $6 per day. Early registration is advised, as camps fill up quickly. To register or for more information, the public should call the Camps Hotline, 416-973-4093 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps.
NEW MARCH BREAK CAMPExperiments and ExplorationsAges: 8 to 12Cost: $185Campers are invited to discover how cool science is. They can construct the swiftest roller coaster, build the biggest volcano or concoct the messiest pile of slime. Activities include a major project and mini-projects, as well as a balance of traditional camp activities such as active games and arts and crafts.
RETURNING MARCH BREAK CAMPSCamp by the WaterAges: 4 to 6Cost: $185Little ones love this camp designed especially for them. A low camper-to-counsellor ratio, lots of variety and a well-trained staff ensure that the needs of the youngest campers are always met. Arts and crafts, singsongs, drama activities, active games, storytelling, theme days and special events keep young campers busy.Creative ArtsAges: 6 to 14Cost: $185Campers, grouped by age, work with artist Liliana DeIrisarri to create their own unique masterpieces. Leading campers through the creative process, the artist encourages campers to draw on their own imagination, creativity and artistic vision. Each day also includes a variety of camp activities such as singing, drama activities, arts and crafts, and active games. Friends and families are invited to view the completed works of art at the end-of-week open house.CircusAges: 6 to 16Cost: $205Campers are invited to run away and join the circus! Campers learn traditional circus activities such as juggling, stilt walking, tightwire, trapeze and trampoline in a controlled, supervised environment. Friends and families are invited to an end-of-week open house to see the young performers in action. This camp is coordinated by professional circus performer and trainer Marsha Kennington and her staff of qualified circus professionals.Tennis CampAges: 6 to 16Cost: $230Harbourfront Centre, in cooperation with the Waterside Sports Club Inc., located at 255 Queens Quay East, offers junior tennis players the opportunity to improve their racquet skills through drills and strategy sessions. Professional instructors offer a full day of instruction for all skill levels. Campers must provide their own racquets. Discovery Day CampAges: 7 to 12Cost: $185A fantastic camp created for campers who want a well-rounded, overall camp experience. Campers explore the waterfront through art projects, drama games, science activities, song and active games. Theme days and special events help kids discover a world of variety, creativity and activity.Chess ChallengeAges: 8 to 13Cost: $185From beginners to advanced, chess enthusiasts learn the art of chess from master instructor Peter Boross-Harmer. Campers are taught elementary techniques such as how to open a game, defend a piece, checkmate, avoid stalemate and more, while experienced players pick up additional tips to improve their game. Recreational activities and cooperative games round out the day.Camp ImprovAges: 10 to 15Cost: $205The highly-skilled instructors, who are the creators of Second City Improv, provide a fun, curriculum-based programme where kids learn to work together as a team, practice mutual support and respect and have a whole lot of fun. Campers, grouped by age and ability, learn the essentials of improv and good communication skills through a variety of activities. At the end of the session, friends and family are invited to enjoy campers’ new skills in an improv open house.Dungeons & DragonsAges: 10 to 16Cost: $185Wizards, dragons and knights, oh my! In this medieval fantasy role-playing board game, kids assume the roles of imaginary characters and work together to battle adversity and overcome obstacles. Suitable for first-time players as well as experienced D&D-ers.
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