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Harbourfront Centre Offers 45 Summer Camps for Kids Aged Three to 17 With Programmes that Include Arts, Marine, Specialty Camps and Sports

TORONTO, ON (Apr. 27, 2010) – Toronto’s largest and most diverse summer day camps return to Harbourfront Centre, offering something for even the most particular parent or discerning child. Harbourfront Centre is proud to announce 12 brand new one-of-a-kind Summer Camps for 2010, with 33 popular returning camps, at Harbourfront Centre’s beautiful 10-acre waterfront site. Campers aged three through 17 engage in a fully enriched environment with exceptional facilities and the city’s best counsellors.

Harbourfront Centre continues to expand its reputation of providing fun opportunities for skill development and personal growth by offering 18 arts-based camps including Pop Star, TheatreKids and acting courses; five programmesfor the budding explorer such as Discovery Day Camp and Camp Quest; nine marine camps including Canoe Camp, Kayaking and multiple sailing programmes; eight specialty camps including Fashion, Circus and Kickflip SK8 Camp; and five sports camps with such offerings as Flag Football Camp, Soccer Camp or Basketball Camp.

Whether a child is keenly interested in problem-solving and design or craves the spotlight to showcase singing, dancing or raw sporting talents, diverse programmes always maximize learning and fun. A description of the new Summer Camps 2010 is included in this release, with a full listing of returning individual camps at the bottom of this release.

Summer Camps 2010 run Monday, July 5 through Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. With options of one, two or four-week programmes, and various sessions throughout the summer, camps are designed to accommodate parents’ difficult schedules. Fees start as low as $191 for one-week camps.

A supervised Extended-Hours programme, for working parents, is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at an additional cost. Harbourfront Centre also offers a healthy and nutritious Meal Plan in conjunction with Real Food for Real Kids and a comprehensive Busing programme with 39 stops throughout the City of Toronto.

Registration for Summer Camps 2010 is now underway. To register or for more information about Extended-Hours, Meal Plans, Busing, sessions and camps the public can call the Harbourfront Centre Camps office, 416-973-4093 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/camps. Early registration is advised as camps fill up quickly.


NEW FOR SUMMER CAMPS 2010 – July 5 through Sept. 3
A full listing of camps is provided at the bottom of this release. Dates and sessions vary for each camp.

Junior Journalists
Ages 8-12
This programme is designed to provide aspiring young reporters an opportunity to work with experienced staff and industry professionals in the world of journalism.

Beats, Breaks & Camp
Ages 10-13
Campers explore urban culture through hands-on activities and lively workshops.

Junior Interior Designers
Ages 11-15
Campers are introduced to interior design as an integral element of the built environment, with a focus on a specific project to explore the creative process.

Senior Fine Arts
Ages 12-16
Designed for the young artist planning to take his or her artistic endeavours to the next level.

Senior Film Acting
Ages 13-15
Campers learn the craft of acting for film using fundamental techniques and scene study to develop skills for on-camera acting.

Senior Stage Acting
Ages 13-15
Campers explore stage performance using fundamental techniques and movement to develop skills for stage work.

Leader-in-Training
Ages 12-14
Young leaders enhance their knowledge of group dynamics, communication and decision-making through team building and tasks in a supportive environment.

Junior Baker’s Dozen
Ages 6-8
In partnership with Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young bakers learn the art of making delicious baked goods under the guidance of a professional chef. Note: This camp is unable to accommodate campers with food allergies of any kind.

Eco Explorers
Ages 8-12
Campers are provided with a fundamental overview of current environmental issues, with an emphasis on urban sustainability and stewardship.

Emerging Chef Challenge
Ages 9-12
This camp is for the young aspiring Iron Chef interested in the world of food. In partnership with Liaison College of Culinary Arts, campers learn under the guidance of a professional chef. Note: This camp is unable to accommodate campers with food allergies of any kind.

Flag Football Camp
Ages 10-13
In a friendly, team-oriented environment, campers learn fundamental football skills, sportsmanship, personal confidence and participate in scrimmages and tournaments.

Soccer Camp
Ages 10-13
Experienced coaches provide expert instruction in skill development, strategy, sportsmanship and rules of the beautiful game.

RETURNING SUMMER CAMPS:

Dance, Dance, Dance! (Ages 5-7), Junior Creative Arts (Ages 6-8), Pop Star (Ages 8-12), Global Hip Hop (Ages 8-12), Junior Authors (Ages 8-12), Junior Architects (Ages 8-12), Creating Dances (Ages 8-12), TheatreKids (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Creative Arts (Ages 9-11), Fashion Design Camp (Ages 10-13), Digital Photo Camp (Ages 10-13), Camp Rock Star (Ages 10-13), Camp by the Water (Ages 3-5), Discovery Day Camp (Ages 6-8), Camp Quest (Ages 9-11), Counsellor-in-Training (Ages 15-16), Kinder-Canoe (Ages 6-8), Sailing: Opti-Sail (Ages 6-9), Outdoors Bound (Ages 9-11), Canoe Camp (Ages 9-15), Sailing: White Sail (Ages 10-15), Kayaking (Ages 10-15), Sailing: Bronze Sail (Ages 10-17), Outdoors Beyond (Ages 12-15), Sailing: Adventure Sail (Ages 13-15), Circus (Ages 7-13), Chess Challenge (Ages 8-12), Kickflip SK8 Camp (Ages 8-12), Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 10-15), Circus Counsellor-in-Training (Ages 14-16), Junior Multi-Sport (Ages 5-9), Senior Multi-Sport (Ages 10-13), Basketball Camp (Ages 10-13).

For more information about registration, fees, policies and financial assistance, the public can call the Harbourfront Centre Camps Office at 416-973-4093 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/camps for further details.

Harbourfront Centre is a proud accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.

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Media Contact: Cary Mignault, 416-973-4655, cmignault@harbourfrontcentre.com
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