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10 spectacular Harbourfront Centre March Break Camps for ages 4 to 16 including Circus, Creative Arts, Golf, Chess Challenge and Junior Authors

TORONTO, February 11, 2008—An exciting March Break session of Harbourfront Centre Camps awaits campers ages 4 to 16! A proud tradition of exciting programmes offers campers an enriched experience and memories to last a lifetime. Harbourfront Centre offers 10 day camps for ages 4 to 16, including Golf, its new March Break Camp where kids have fun and learn all about golf! Campers can also join the circus and learn to walk on stilts and juggle, discover the exciting world of science, explore the fascinating world of stories and creative writing, improve their tennis and chess skills and much more.

March Break Camps take place from Monday to Friday, March 10 to 14. 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 7:30 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m., at an additional cost of $60. 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

Camp by the Water
Ages: 4-6
Cost: $200
Little ones love this camp designed especially for them with developmentally appropriate activities. A low camper-to-counsellor ratio facilitates learning and camper development, while enabling growth as both individuals and as members of a group. A variety of activities and well-trained staff ensure that the safety and needs of the youngest campers are met.

Creative Arts
Juniors – Ages: 6-9
Seniors – Ages: 10-12
Cost: $200
Campers are grouped by age and work with local artists to create their own masterpieces. Campers are encouraged to draw upon their own imagination and artistic vision. Trained counsellors and artist assistants pitch in as campers get their hands dirty shaping their art.

Ages: 6-14
Cost: $225
Experience the magic of the big top during March Break! Campers learn traditional circus activities such as juggling, stilt-walking, trapeze and clowning. This camp emphasizes safety in a controlled and supervised environment that allows campers the freedom to experiment with all of the circus equipment throughout the week. This camp is coordinated by professional circus performer and trainer Marsha Kennington.

Ages: 6-16
Cost: $245
Harbourfront Centre, in co-operation with the Waterside Sports Club Inc., located at 255 Queens Quay East, offers junior tennis players the opportunity to improve their racquet skills in a beautiful lakeside venue. The Waterside tennis pros provide a full day of professional instruction for all skill levels by emphasizing drills and strategy.

Discovery Day Camp
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $200
An exciting camp created for campers who want a well-rounded, overall camp experience. Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as art projects, drama games, science activities, active games and cooperative activities. Theme days help kids discover a world of imagination and culture.

Experiments & Explorations
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $205
Campers have the opportunity to explore the exciting world of science through hands-on activities. Campers are introduced to various themes including environmental studies, chemistry, biology, architecture and engineering, with an emphasis on exploration and scientific discovery.

Chess Challenge
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $205
From beginners to advanced, chess enthusiasts learn the art of chess from master chess instructor Peter Boross-Harmer. Campers are taught fundamental 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.
NEW! – Golf
Ages: 8-16
Cost: $190
Novice golfers learn the basics and develop their skills at the Waterside Golf Academy. Campers, grouped by age and ability, are instructed in the rules and etiquette of golf, as well as learning the fundamentals such as proper grip, stance, swing, chipping, putting and driving skills. The Waterside Golf Academy provides 26 hitting mats and a short game area featuring a six-hole putting course, as well as a large sand bunker. Instruction from a golf pro experienced with junior clinics leads the campers who are also supervised by trained counsellors.

Junior Authors
Ages: 10-15
Cost: $210
Calling all aspiring writers! Explore the wonderful world of literature with experienced camp staff and local authors. Campers read and discuss the material, as well as participate in creative writing workshops. This camp stimulates creativity and the imaginative spirit of budding young readers and writers, exploring what lies below the surface of children's favourite literature.

Dungeons & Dragons
Ages: 10-16
Cost: $210
Wizards, 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. Campers learn cooperation, independence and problem-solving skills while interacting with their peers in this well-supervised programme. Suitable for first-time players as well as experienced D&D-ers.

FOCUS: Sacred
From January to June, Harbourfront Centre asks the big question—What is Sacred? What is held sacred varies from culture to culture, country to country and person to person. What do you believe in? Are there universal truths in the world we live in? How important is ritual and belief to contemporary life? Have we reached a point where nothing is sacred anymore? Sacred is part of an ongoing exploration of ideas in programming at Harbourfront Centre. Our Lens. Your View.


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