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Registration is Underway for Harbourfront Centre’s 2011 March Break Camps

With 16 various camps for kids aged three to 15, including dance, theatre, cooking and more!


TORONTO, ON (Dec. 7, 2010) – For over 30 years Harbourfront Centre has offered the most diverse selection of day camps in the Greater Toronto Area. At Harbourfront Centre’s beautiful 10-acre waterfront site, campers aged three through 15 engage in a fully enriched environment with exceptional facilities and highly qualified and experienced staff who foster a safe and nurturing environment.

Harbourfront Centre’s 2011 March Break Camps provide opportunities for skill development and personal growth by offering 16 programmes. Whether a child is keenly interested in problem-solving or design, or craves the spotlight to showcase singing and dancing talents, Harbourfront Centre’s diverse camps maximize learning in a fun environment. A complete description of camps and fees is included in this release.

March Break Camps run Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. A supervised extended hours programme, perfect 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 of $65. Registration begins December 3, 2010. For more information, the public can call the Camps office, 416-973-4093 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/camps. Early registration is advised as camps fill up quickly.

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE 2011 MARCH BREAK CAMPS

Camp by the Water
Ages 3-5, $225
First-time campers develop new friendships, creativity and self-expression through arts and crafts activities, scavenger hunts, guest speakers and more. Small groups offer a low camper-to-counsellor ratio, ensuring safe supervision and individual attention.

Dance, Dance, Dance
Ages 5-7, $225
With the guidance of skilled staff and guest dancers, campers explore contemporary, classical and traditional dance while improving confidence and stage presence. Campers will have the chance to perform their new skills at the end of the week in front of friends and family.

Junior Creative Arts
Ages 6-8, $235
Campers are encouraged to follow their creative instincts through workshops, with emphasis on personal creativity, imagination and technique. Leading campers through the creative process, our skilled artists encourage campers to draw on their own imagination and artistic vision.

Discovery Day Camp
Ages 6-8, $225
A well-rounded camp experience where campers participate in arts and craft projects, drama and active games, science activities and cooperative programming. Working with skilled staff and specialists, campers explore a world of imagination, creativity and culture.

Junior Baker’s Dozen
Ages 6-8, $280
In partnership with the Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young bakers get hands-on experience while learning to make baked goods with the guidance of a professional chef. *Please note: Due to the nature of this programme we cannot accommodate campers with food allergies of any kind or any special dietary restrictions.

Circus
Ages 7-12, $265
The ever popular Circus camp includes juggling, acrobatics and clowning. Equipment is designed with youth and safety in mind. *Please note: Due to the cold winter weather this camp will be held in the Brigantine Room and not in a circus tent. Circus is coordinated by Marsha Kennington, a circus professional and instructor with over 30 years of experience.

Chess Challenge
Ages 8-12, $225
Chess enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced, enjoy unparalleled instruction in chess strategy. Skilled instructors teach campers to see the chessboard as tournament professionals do, plus elementary techniques such as how to open a game, defend a piece, avoid stalemate and more.

NEW! Comic Book Camp
Ages 8-12, $230
This camp is specially designed for comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts. Working with guest illustrators and writers, campers learn how to develop characters and story. Concepts are explored that bring campers’ imaginations to the pages of their very own comic books.

Digital Photo Camp
Ages 8-12, $235 (*digital cameras provided)
A hands-on introduction to the creation of images using our new media lab gives campers the opportunity to experiment with contemporary digital photography. Campers have the opportunity work on spoof advertising campaigns, digital photo collages and self portraits.

Junior Authors
Ages 8-12, $230
For aspiring authors and avid readers. Campers explore literature with experienced camp staff and special guest authors. This camp stimulates creativity and the imaginative spirit of budding young readers and writers through reading, discussion and workshops.

TheatreKIDS
Ages 8-12, $235
TheatreKIDS explores theatre in a relaxed and supportive environment. Working with the director and special guests (when available), campers learn aspects of performance and production while rehearsing for their own show, to be presented for family and friends at the end of the session.

Intermediate Creative Arts
Ages 9-11, $235
Cultural and artistic perspectives are explored through drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Guest artists blend traditional and contemporary art forms, while guiding campers through our galleries and craft studios for context and inspiration.

Emerging Chef Challenge
Ages 9-12, $330
In partnership with Liaison College of Culinary Arts, the largest trainer of chefs and cooks in Ontario, young foodies learn the fundamentals of cooking and nutrition while they create mouth-watering dishes in a safe, professional, state-of-the-art kitchen. *Please note: Due to the nature of this programme we cannot accommodate campers with food allergies of any kind or any special dietary restrictions.

Fashion Design Camp
Ages 10-13, $235
Fundamentals of design provide the basis for campers to create sketches, illustrate, design and execute projects from start to finish. Campers work with raw fabrics and recycled clothing to craft their final masterpiece – which they will show off at the camp’s very own runway show!

Dungeons & Dragons
Ages 10-15, $215
Campers harness the imagination through role-play to overcome obstacles and outwit opponents. Campers learn cooperation, independence and problem-solving skills while interacting with peers in this well-supervised programme. Suitable for first-time players or for experienced D&D-ers.

Senior Fine Arts
Ages 12-15, $235
Campers learn skills of art appreciation and critiquing through workshops, with emphasis on creativity and fine art technique. With our qualified instructors and guest artists, campers refine their artistic abilities as they prepare original artwork using quality materials.

Harbourfront Centre is an 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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