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Kids are invited to come play and learn with us this summer and have the experience of a lifetime!


TORONTO, June 15, 2006 — Harbourfront Centre provides a one-of-a-kind day camp experience for kids of ages 4 to 17, with Toronto’s most diverse selection of opportunities for personal growth and enrichment, skill development and fun. This summer, Harbourfront Centre is excited to offer four exciting, new camps: Junior Authors, Experiments and Explorations, Camp Quest and Adventure Sail. In other one-week and two-week camp sessions, kids can experience the world of theatre; explore the Toronto Harbour by sailboat, canoe or kayak; view the world through a camera lens; create their own dances and music; learn leadership skills (four-week session); or learn skills and strategies for soccer, golf and tennis.

NEW! CAMPS

Experiments and Explorations
Ages 7 to 12
Campers discover how cool science is by constructing the swiftest roller coaster, building and erupting the biggest volcano or concocting the messiest pile of slime. Campers become junior scientists as they explore the science of the world around us. Each day also features a balance of traditional camp activities such as active games and arts and crafts.

Camp Quest
Ages 10 to 14
Designed for the older, thrill-seeking campers, with a focus on fitness, adventure and leadership. Campers participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities designed to challenge and develop skills. Activities include canoeing, environmental crafts, science experiments, cooperative games, problem solving, initiative tasks and rock climbing.

Junior Authors
Ages 10 to 15
Calling all aspiring writers, junior authors and avid readers! Campers explore the wonderful world of stories and creative writing with experienced camp staff and local authors. Campers’ time is spent reading, discussing what’s been read, and actively participating in creative writing workshops. Traditional camp activities are incorporated into daily programming to provide an unforgettable camp experience.

Adventure Sail
Ages: 13 to 17
An exciting programme where novice and experienced sailors journey across Toronto’s waterfront and work towards their Canadian Yachting Association Basic Cruising Certification. Campers also receive detailed on-land instruction including weather education and emergency training. Experienced instructors insure a safe and fun environment.

Returning popular Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps: Camp by the Water, Camp Improv, Canoe Awards, Chess Challenge, Circus, Counsellor in Training, Creative Arts, Creating Dances, Discovery Day Camp, Dungeons & Dragons, Film Animation, Golf, Jr Olympia Multi-Sport, Kinder Canoe, Outdoors Bound, Photo Image Works, Sea Kayaking, Soccer, Sr Olympia Multi-Sport, TheatreKids, Tennis and sailing camps (Bonze Sail, Opti Sail and White Sail)—for a total of 28 camps in all.

Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps take place over a one-week, two-week or four-week camp session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 4 to September 1, at 235 Queens Quay West. Qualified staff, hired for their experience, leadership, enthusiasm and specialized skills, ensure a safe and rewarding camp experience. A well-supervised extended programme is offered every day from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and from 4:15 to 6 p.m. at an additional cost of $60 per week. Busing is available from almost 40 stops throughout Toronto for the low cost of only $60 per week. A nutritious meal plan is also offered at a cost of $30 per week.

Early registration is advised, as camps fill up quickly. Camp fees vary. To register or for more information, the public should call the Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps Hotline, 416-973-4093, or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps

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Media Contact:
Linda Liontis
416-973-4381
lliontis@harbourfrontcentre.com
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