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Harbourfront Centre invites kids to the heart of Toronto’s waterfront for a summer of fun, creativity and learning

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 11, 2008—A spectacular summer awaits campers ages 3 to 17 at Harbourfront Centre. From June 30 to August 29, Harbourfront Centre provides a one-of-a-kind day camp experience for kids with over 35 exciting and diverse camps to choose. This summer, Harbourfront Centre is pleased to announce its seven new and exciting camps: Basketball Camp, Digital Photo Camp, Environmental Science, Global Hip Hop,Junior Architects, Science Camp and Soccer Camp. In other one-week and two-week camp sessions, kids can experience the world of theatre and creative arts; make cool music by joining a band; discover the fascinating world of stories and creative writing; explore the Toronto Harbour by sailboat, canoe or kayak; create their own dances; develop leadership skills (four-week session); learn or improve their chess, golf, football and tennis skills, and much more.

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.

NEW CAMPS!

Global Hip Hop
Ages 10 to 16
In this energetic camp, campers explore the roots and elements of Hip Hop. Campers participate in performing arts activities, including choreography/movement and performance techniques, while they discover Hip Hop’s contemporary impact and its ability to empower social and self-expression.

Junior Architects
Ages 7 to 12
In this groundbreaking new camp, campers participate in modeling, engineering, and architectural activities. These tasks are designed to develop skills through design process, negotiation, decision making and problem solving. Workshops about architectural styles and materials are included. Sightseeing field trips provide real-life context to camp components.

Environmental Science
Ages 7 to 12
How does one make the earth a cleaner place to live? How can one protect the air, water, and land? Campers learn about issues facing the environment and ways to effect change in today’s uncertain environment. Camper input into topics of interest is encouraged. Campers are guided by qualified and dedicated staff.

Science camp
Ages 7 to 12
Campers become junior scientists as they explore the world around us. Science-based activities are led by qualified staff as campers work together to explore the fundamental origins of plants, animals and micro-organisms.

Digital Photo Camp
Ages 10 to 14
Our innovative, hands-on instruction to the creation of images using out new iMac lab gives campers the opportunity to experiment with contemporary digital photography. Campers learn creative vision and composition and shooting technique through the lens of out Canon Power Shots camera (provided). Campers have the opportunity to create and edit digital photographs by working on such projects as spoof advertising campaigns, digital photo collages, and self portrait photo projects

Basketball Camp
Ages 9 to 14
Qualified coaches provide expert instruction in areas of skill development, strategy, sportsmanship and rules of the game. Campers also learn elements of team dynamic, conditioning and fair play while interacting with their peers. Campers participate in skill building stations, daily scrimmages and tournaments.

Soccer Camp
Ages 9 to 14
Join the action of the world’s most popular sport! Experienced coaches provide expert instruction in skill development, game strategies, sportsmanship and rules of the game. Campers learn elements of team dynamic, conditioning and fair play while interacting with their peers. Campers participate in skill building stations, daily scrimmages and tournaments.

Returning popular Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps: Camp by the Water, Camp Tamarack, Camp Quest, Canadian Football Legends Camp, Canoe Camp, Chess Challenge, Circus, Counsellor-in-Training, Creating Dances, Creative Arts, Discovery Day Camp, Dungeons & Dragons, Fashion Design, Golf, Junior Authors, Jr. Olympia Multi-Sport, Kinder-Canoe, Music Camp, Outdoors Beyond, Outdoors Bound, Sea Kayaking, Sr. Olympia Multi-Sport, Tennis, TheatreKids and sailing camps (Opti Sail, White Sail, Bronze Sail and Adventure Sail)—for a total of 35 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., June 30 to August 29, at 235 Queens Quay West. A supervised extended programme is offered every day from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and from 4 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 $40 per week. A nutritious meal plan is also offered at a cost of $30 for a regular lunch per week.

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