Altered T-shirts Jr. (1 period): Experiment with tye-dye and silk screen printing to create unique alterations to old t-shirts. Materials required: Bring three cotton t-shirts including at least one white t-shirt.
Art from Recycled Materials Jr. (1 period): Bring new life to old materials while creating imaginative items from recyclable items.
Art Inspired By Pets Jr. (1 period): Bring a few photographs of a favourite pet(s) to use as inspiration for drawings and paintings.
Clay Jr. (2 periods): Learn the basic techniques of working with kiln-fire clay and use them to create vessels, sculptures and pottery! Materials required: sketchbook, pencil, plastic bag.
Claymation Jr. (1 period): Work in a small group to explore claymation that tells a story. Come prepared with character ideas and a story that could be told in less than 30 seconds.
Expressive Portrait Jr. (1 period): Experiment with a variety of drawing materials to develop a series of expressive portraits.
Filmaking Jr. (2 periods): Work as part of a film crew to make a short film set at TLAC.
Hand Drum Making Jr. (1 period): This is an exciting opportunity to learn about our Canadian indigenous culture through drum making. You will create a cedar hand drum with acrylic designs that represents your personal story.
Mosaics Jr. (1 period): Create your own original mosaics using tiles and found objects.
Photoshop and Photography Jr. (2 periods) Explore photomanipulation while creating a series of unique, bizarre, and wonderfully imaginative images by manipulating your own photography. Come prepared with a digital camera and the appropriate cables and charger.
Pop Art Painting Jr. (2 periods): Take inspiration from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to create an original pop-art masterpiece.
Print Making Jr. (1 period): Experience the thrill of creating multiple images of your original ideas. Experiment with relief, collograph, gelatin and found-object printing. Ideal for the young artist who likes to experiment. Materials required: Bring an apron or art shirt.
Wire Sculpture Jr. (2 periods): Manipulate wire as you and your peers make a school of fish and a flock of birds.
Health & Fitness
HEALTH & FITNESS
Survival: Enjoy hiking in the woods and trails at camp, learning how to take bearings on a map with a compass, use a GPS to set your location and find treasures. Build different types of emergency shelters and have a fun team competition on the last day.
Zumba: Zumba is an energetic aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin dance.
Active Living: For students wanting to participate in group activities (no sports). The focus is on getting heart rates high and smiles beaming during cooperative games and other fun, inclusive activities (field games, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, man-tracker, etc.).
Sports Rotation: For students wanting to play a variety of sports. The focus is on burning lots of energy while rotating through a number of different sports (basketball, ball hockey, soccer, baseball, etc.) throughout the week in a fun and inclusive manner.
Other Sports Offered: Canoe, Kayak, Tennis, Ropes, Basketball, Survival, Biking
Acting/Devised Theatre (2 periods): Open to students in grades 7-12 with an interest in acting. Enjoy working on monologues, blocking & spoken word in a fun, inclusive environment. Some drama experience necessary.
Ballet (1 period): Enjoy studying classical ballet in a welcoming, and encouraging environment. Open to students in grades 7-12. Focus on developing technique, musicality and grace while enjoying the art of ballet. A minimum of two years of ballet experience is required.
Dance Jr. (2 periods): Open to students in grades 7-8 with at least 3 years of dance training.
Jazz Dance (1 period): Jazz is a fundamental Broadway dance style. Open to students in grades 7-12. Come explore this well known dance technique and have some fun leaping through space! A minimum of two years of dance experience is required.
Improvisation Jr. (1 period): Have fun developing your drama skills through experiential cooperative activities! Dramatic improvisation is a great way to exercise your imagination & improve interpersonal skills and self confidence! No drama experience required.
Line Dancing Jr. (1 period): You will smile from the beginning to end of every period of line dancing! Come enjoy learning all different types of line dancing. No dance experience necessary!
Musical Theatre (3 periods): Open major for students in grades 7-12 with some stage experience. A willingness to sing and dance is necessary. This year’s musical production is “The Lion King”.
Brass/Woodwind Ensemble (1 period): a small group setting of trios, quartets, or quintets, based on the instruments in the class. Small groups will learn ensemble music. Open to students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba. Students must complete the Music Placement Video.
Concert Band Jr. (2 periods): Play some amazing tunes with some awesome people; from movie tunes, to traditional band pieces, to rock melodies, something for everyone! Grouped according to the best educational fit. Open to students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, bass guitar (must be able to read staff notation – not TAB), bells, and percussion. Students must complete the Music Placement Video.
Guitar (2 periods): Expand your guitar skills! Learn some new tunes and work within small ensembles to better your performance. This course is for students with a minimum of 1 year experience on guitar and the ability to read staff notation. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. Students must complete the Music Placement Video.
Guitar Beginner (1 period): This course is for students with little or no experience on guitar. Learn the basics of guitar, a number of common chords and strum out a few tunes. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. No experience necessary.
Guitar Advanced (1 period): Love playing guitar or bass guitar and want to take your performance to the next level? Solo, small group, and ensemble settings. The course is for advanced players who have three or more years of experience on guitar. Students must be able to read staff notation, TAB notation, and chord notation. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar or bass. Students must complete the Music Placement Video.
Ukulele Beginner (1 period): Have you always wanted to learn to play ukulele? This course is for students with little or no experience on ukulele. We will learn the basics, a number of common chords and strum out a few tunes. Students must provide their own ukulele. No experience necessary.
Vocals Beginner (1 period): This course is for students who love to sing but have little or no vocal experience, who like to sing and want to learn how to sing with others in a choir setting. We will learn a wide variety of pieces, from traditional vocal music, to music theatre pieces, to pop tunes and movie classics. No experience necessary.
Vocals Advanced (1 period): Take your singing to the next level! This course is for students who want to learn advanced, multi-part choral music. Students will learn a number of different styles of music and explore the world of vocal harmony. Students should be comfortable reading vocal music, be confident on their own vocal line, and sing in tune throughout their range. This course is NOT for beginners. Students must complete the Music Placement Video.