Glendon launches bilingual summer day camp for youth

Glendon College will launch a new bilingual summer day camp for children and youth ages five to 15, which will run weekly from July 4 to Aug. 25. Registration is now open online at www.glendon.yorku.ca/campglendon.

Weekly fees are discounted for faculty, staff, students and alumni of York University and Glendon College.

Camp Glendon is ideal for campers who have some language learning such as French Immersion or Extension, Core French or ESL. Students will hear and be encouraged to speak in both English and French while learning programming-related vocabulary, and building language skills.

Instructors are bilingual Glendon students with teaching experience who are passionate about languages, learning, culture and fun. These instructors will emphasize the development of sports, arts, leadership and social skills while at the same time building French and English language skills.

Campers will be offered the opportunity to participate in activities on a campus that feature award-winning sports facilities, art studios, learning labs, spectacular grounds and diverse nature.

Programs and activities include:

• Multi-Sport (5-6 years) including sports such as tennis, soccer, badminton, baseball, and activities such as water play, arts and crafts, dance and drama, nature lore and recreational games;

• Adventure Camp (7-10 years) emphasizing recreation and adventure with activities such as scavenger hunts, LEGO, science and nature experiments, orienteering and hiking, problem-solving and team building through recreation;

• Global-U (11-13 years) which brings the world to Glendon with international activities such as tour de Glendon, theatre du monde, Model UN, and other culturally-infused games and experiences; and,

• Leaders-In-Training (LIT) (14-15 years) developing leadership skills such as team-building, problem-solving, innovation and goal-setting in a recreational and adventure-based programming guided by academic theory and leadership practices.

The Multi-Sport and Adventure Camps are $350/week; Global U and LIT are $375/week.
There is a discount of 10 per cent for YUSA members. Before and after care is available at an extra cost.

For more information and online registration go to www.glendon.yorku.ca/campglendon, or contact Jennifer Sipos-Smith (jsipossmith@glendon.yorku.ca) or the Extended Learning office (tel: 416-487-6780, email: extendedlearning@glendon.yorku.ca).

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