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Camps

March Break Camp

For over 20 years, we have been offering March Break Camp Programs for children ages 4 – 12. With a variety of different camps to choose from, there is little, if anything, that we cannot provide for your child.

Our camps are engaging, active, and focused on giving your child a memorable retreat where they can interact with others in a fun and exciting environment. Our full-day or half-day options make our camps very customizable and easily adaptable to your scheduling needs. We offer extended care for before and after camp hours, excursions as well as a hot lunch menu.

Columbus Centre March Break Camp is adequately staffed to ensure your child is safe, properly looked after, and given adequate one-on-one time to enhance whatever skills they have come to explore.

March Break Camp (March 16 – 20, 2020) Schedule and Fees

Camp PackagesPricing
Ultimate Experience FULL DAY Package$340.00 (includes excursions)
Specialty Camp AM + Ultimate Experience PM$375.00 (includes excursions)
Extended Care AM$30.00
Extended Care AM + PM$50.00

*Pricing and schedule subject to change without notice.

Extended Care – Morning only (8:00 – 9:00am) or Afternoon only (4:00 – 6:00pm)

Camp Full Day and Half Day Options

Stay Engaged with Villa Charities

Although our on-site programming and facilities are temporarily closed, we want everyone in the Villa Charities community to feel supported, connected and engaged, as we stay home and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We will be sharing a variety of online and digital content so you can continue experiencing Italian culture and heritage while enjoying our programs and services from home!

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ART & CRAFTS CAMP

(Ages 4-12)

In this program, campers will learn many techniques of crafting, painting, drawing and paper-maché. Budding artists will have fun creating their own “masterpieces” with a variety of different mediums and activities. As a result, campers will have works of art to bring home each day.

Half Day Camp:
9:00am – 12:00pm

MULTI-MEDIA CAMP

(Ages 6-12)

Lights! Camera! Action! Campers will be challenged to be as creative as possible, using the latest in video and photo technology to create their very own unique works of art! Campers will be guided by our experienced instructor to make their very own movies, music videos, news reports, photography collections, and so much more! Campers will have a studio in the Columbus Centre and will be frequently capturing footage throughout the Villa Charities campus.

Half Day Camp:
9:00am – 12:00pm

LEGO / BE-A-BUILDER CAMP

(Ages 4-12)

Using the newest Lego blocks and sets, kids will engage in designing unique creations. Staff work to develop themes that create an extraordinary atmosphere to build unique productions, play games and have loads of fun! Activities are designed to develop young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence within science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM education) and architecture.

Half Day Camp:
9:00am – 12:00pm

MAGIC CAMP

(Ages 6-12)

Have you ever wondered how a magician was able to wow a crowd again and again? This is your chance to learn various magic techniques with the help of a professional magician! Campers will learn the secrets of the magic trade including: sleight of hand, misdirection, stage presence, parlour magic and close-up magic. Campers will leave camp being able to wow their family with their very own magic show!

Half Day Camp:
9:00am – 12:00pm

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE CAMP

(Ages 4-12)

The Ultimate Experience Camp will provide campers with fun-filled engaging activities in a safe and nurturing environment, where they can explore and grow. Campers will participate in brand new creative themes and immersive activities such as: team-building challenges, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming and sports in order to explore new challenges and make new friends of all ages.

INCLUDED
Special excursions like bowling, ice skating and swimming.
Specialty Friday lunch, camper T-shirt and special theme-day treats.

Half Day Camp:
9:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Full Day Camp:
9:00am – 4:00pm

Camp Highlights

  • Full Day and Half Day Options
  • Extended Care
  • Lunch provided for Full Day Camps
  • Qualified Instructors & Counsellors (First Aid Certified)
  • Low Counsellor to Camper ratio
  • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
  • Excursions and Special On-site Presentations

Please be advised that the Columbus Centre is a “NUT AWARE” environment.

Price

Camp course fees do not include HST, however HST may apply to additional services and products.

Payment

We accept credit cards, cheques, debit, and cash (exact amount). Payment is due in full upon registration.

T-shirts

Our campers wear t-shirts to help identify them; this is also for their safety. All camp course fees include one free shirt. Additional shirts can be purchased by visiting the Arts, Youth & Culture Department for $10.00 +HST each.

Hot Lunches

All full-day campers will receive lunchtime supervision and a hot lunch as part of their camp package fee. We offer a variety of freshly made, delicious daily meals and drinks for our campers. The menu will be varied including and not limited to: pasta, chicken, sandwiches, soups, hamburgers, and fish sticks.

All meals are served with fruit and vegetables. Parents should still pack their children with daily snacks and drinks. Please advise the office if your child has any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.

Terms

All camp programs are subject to a minimum enrolment. Camp registrations are non-transferable. Columbus Centre reserves the right to terminate a camper’s enrolment if it is the Centre’s opinion that it is in the best interest of the child or camp. Columbus Centre reserves the right to cancel or combine camps due to limited enrolment. Columbus Centre reserves the right to change instructors.

Refund Policy

No refunds after registration and payment is received. In addition, no refunds will be given for any days not attended (due to schedule change, vacation, illness, etc.)

Parking

Pay parking Monday – Friday from 6:00am – 6:00pm. Free parking at all other times.

Registration

Register in person, phone or email

Columbus Centre
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

Daniel Garfinkel
Director of Camps
Email: dgarfinkel@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 333

Want to Volunteer or Be a Leader-In-Training (LIT)?

Leader-In-Training (LIT) (Ages 13–15)

The LIT program provides senior campers with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build teamwork skills, and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences, in a fun and positive environment. LITs will take on responsibilities associated with instructing and counselling while still being supervised. A letter acknowledging the completed hours can be issued upon request. LITs must be registered for a minimum of one full week, full day.

LIT Price: $150.00 (1 week Full Day)

Mandatory Orientation Training Session will be held close to the start of camp.

Volunteers (16 Years And Older)

We welcome volunteers to assist the camp counsellors/instructors with the daily activities. A letter acknowledging the completed hours can be issued upon request. Spaces are limited. Must be 18 years or older and obtain a Police check from Toronto Police Services (at your own cost). Volunteers are required to pay a one-time fee only. They must be signed up for a full week, full day.

Volunteer Price: $30.00 (Material package)

Please note: Prices for LIT and Volunteers, include one free volunteer t-shirt and completion of a reference letter/Record of Volunteer Hours (ROVH). Letters and ROVH are done by request only. If Volunteer/LIT would like to participate in our excursions and/or specialty Friday lunch, extra fees will apply.

Special Needs Campers

Part of our philosophy at the Columbus Centre is to integrate children of diverse developmental backgrounds into our camp programs. We provide special needs counsellors (one-on-one or small groups) as determined by the Camp Director’s assessment and/or supplemented by a doctor’s note provided by the camper’s parent or guardian. Alternatively, we do welcome those campers who bring their own support worker. We would be happy to meet with families to discuss their child’s needs to ensure a positive camp experience.

Please note: If you have a child with special needs, we require that you register by February 3, 2020. Additional fees will apply.

For further information about any of our camps or volunteering opportunities, please contact:

Daniel Garfinkel
Director of Camps
Email: dgarfinkel@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 333

Columbus Centre
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3