School is almost out for summer! Avoid hearing “I’m bored!” Register your children in a day camp today. Here are a few options for camps and fun activities here in the Old East Village.
LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education) at the Palace
Summer Camp 2014 – Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street
Registration Form: http://www.palacetheatre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/LYTE-2014-Registration-Form.pdf
London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE) offers programs throughout the summer months for kids of all ages. The camps offer instruction in stage performance as well as costuming, lighting, sound, music, production and direction. If your child is not comfortable being on stage, they are welcome to learn more about one of the other aspects of theatre that may suit their personality better.
The overall lessons of theatre camp are cooperation and collaboration, both of which are needed to bring a successful stage production together. At the end of each camp there will be a stage performance which parents, grandparents and friends can attend. Your child will learn to take the lead or take more of a supporting role. Most importantly they will learn that every role in theatre is as important as the next, and no matter what they choose theatre is a fun and worthwhile learning experience.
MINI (age 5-7) JUNE 30– JULY 11 MINI’S IN MUCHKINLAND
An entire show dedicated to the place where the yellow brick road begins. Meet the Munchkin’s and enjoy those well known songs and classic characters.
June 30-11 **please note there will be no camp July 1 (stat holiday)
9:00 am -12:00 noon if we have more than 25 register we will also implement an afternoon Mini camp
Attendance max 25
** FULL ** JUNIOR (age 8-10) JULY 14-25 JUNIOR’S IN OZ
Follow Dorothy down the yellow brick road as she makes new friends on her journey to the meet the Wizard. The story you know – the characters you love – the places you dreamed about all in a one hour show.
9:00 to 3:00pm
Attendance max 25
(Call to be placed on a wait list.)
SENIOR (age 11+) JULY 28-AUG 8 THEATRE SHOWCASE
A performance to showcase the amazing acting chops of our talented LYTE kids. Sit back and enjoy as the youth transport you from Tennessee Williams’s “Streetcar Named Desire” to Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” all the way to Grease’s Rydell High.
July 28 – August 8 * please note there will be no camp August 4 (civic holiday)
Attendance max 25
SENIOR ADVANCED (11+) AUG 11-22 SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE
Sit back and enjoy the ride through some of Shakespeare’s most famous works. The ball of Romeo and Juliet, the fairy-filled forests of A Midsummer Nights Dream, the battlefields of King Henry V. A collection of large ensemble and small scenes and monologue work.
Attendance max 25
London Potter’s Guild – Summer Clay Camps 2014
Clay Art Centre, 664 Dundas Street
The London Clay Art Centre is wheelchair accessible.
Online Registration Available: http://www.londonpottersguild.org/offer/claycamps.htm
Play in the clay over the summer at the London Clay Art Centre!
Half Day Clay Camps ~ Monday to Friday ~ July
Maximum 10 participants
Cost: $130.00 (incl. all materials & firing)
Choose from six, action-packed, half day clay camps! All levels of experience are welcome. We will be creating treasures, big and small, using our imaginations and a variety of pottery techniques such as pinching, slab-building and coiling. Be prepared to get muddy, as we will also spend some time learning how to use the potter’s wheel. Each student will create between 6-12 pieces of pottery. All work will be slip decorated and finished with a food and dishwasher safe glaze. Students should bring a peanut free snack and drink.
|July 7 – 11 (Mon to Fri) 9 am to 12 noon
For ages: 6-11
Instructor: Karen BaileySorry, this clay camp is full, pleae contact the program administrator to be put on the waiting list.
|July 7 – 11 (Mon to Fri) 1 pm to 4 pm
For ages: 8-14
Instructor: Kyle Thomson
|July 14 – 18 (Mon to Fri) 9 am to 12 noon
For ages: 8-14
Instructor: Marilyn Barbe
|July 14 – 18 (Mon to Fri) 1 pm to 4 pm
For ages: 6-11
Instructor: Kaitlyn McGill
|July 21 – 25 (Mon to Fri) 9 am to 12 noon
For ages: 8-14
Instructor: Nancy Marshall
|July 21 – 25 (Mon to Fri) 1 pm to 4 pm
For ages: 6-11
Instructor: Sandy Harquail
August 11-15 or August 18-22
Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Instructor: Beth Turnbull Morrish
For kids & teens aged 11-15
Maximum 8 participants each session.
Cost: $255.00 (includes materials & firing)
All levels of experience are welcome! We will try many pottery techniques such as pinching, slab-building, coiling and the potter’s wheel. We will decorate and glaze all of our pieces and then fire them with a food and dishwasher safe glaze. Each student will create between 6-12 pieces of pottery. Throughout the week we will have fun exploring additional arts-related activities, such as drama, games, and projects in other media. The London Clay Art Centre has a back garden plot which will allow us (weather permitting) to get some physical activity too! Students should bring a peanut free lunch light snack and a drink.
We are pleased to offer online registration through the security of Paypal. Use your Visa or Mastercard to securely register for classes online. (more about security from Paypal) Here is how it works:
- Review the classes below, and choose the class or classes you would like to take. You can also register for workshops online. Click the Register Now! button to choose a class. (You can remove it later if you change your mind or make a mistake.)
- You will be directed to Paypal’s secure website, where you can set up a Paypal account in a few easy steps. You will enter your Visa or Mastercard number and expiration date.
- Paypal will notify the London Potters Guild of your registration, and your payment will be sent to the Guild too.
If you have any trouble with online registration, contact the web administrator. webmaster email
Snail Mail Registration
If you prefer to register by mail, send the class name, dates and time, along with your name and phone number, with a cheque written out to “The London Potters Guild” to:
London Clay Art Centre
664 Dundas Street
London ON N5W 2Y8
Cheques may be post dated to the starting date of the course. Registration is completed once payment has been made. Students will be accepted on a first-come first-pay basis.
Refund Policy: To withdraw from a course, you must notify the Program Administrator at least two weeks before the course start date for a complete refund. Within two weeks of the class start date (and before the course has started), 50% of the fee will be refunded.
There will be maximum 10 students in a class. Should there be less than 6 students registered, the class will be cancelled, registrants notified, and money refunded.
|Need more information? Contact:
Program Administrator 519- 434-1664
(Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday from 9am to 3pm)
Or Genet Hodder, Class Coordinator, at 519-433-9550.
class coordinator email
Throwing on the wheel is one of the many things you can try in our camps.
Pocket-Sized Farms – Summer Camp 2014
July 7th to August 22rd
Day-Camp Program for Children aged 7 to 10
Program Registration Packages are now available at LIFE*SPIN
“Pocket-Sized Farms” mission is to combat child hunger, improve nutrition, and create innovative educational opportunities. This will be achieved by utilizing the combined skills of children, teachers, parents, and neighbours to grow organic food gardens. These gardens will provide a stable source of food, learning, and skills development with children.
“Pocket-Sized Farms” is LIFE*SPIN’s nickname for small areas of property that are used to grow soft fruits, vegetables and other plants. More than just gardens, these mini-farms can become a source of healthy nutritious food, an opportunity for environmental restoration, and a well of inspiration for children, teachers, neighbours, and parents.
Small yards in the Old East Heritage District are often under-used or used for parking. These land resources can be used to enhance child nutrition, improve our health, and create ecologically rich and diverse yards.
Children: The “Pocket-Sized Farms” program is specifically designed to benefit children by allowing them to meet some of their own nutritional, learning, and health needs. This is achieved in a setting that promotes healthy eating, learning-by-doing, teamwork, and an active lifestyle.
Parents: We encourage parents to participate in this project that helps assure good health, education and nutrition for their children. We have noticed that children who grow their own fruit and vegetables are keen to experiment with foods they otherwise might not try.
If you are interested in Pocket-Sized Farming in the Old East Heritage District, or if you would like to volunteer or take part in the program, please contact us at:
LIFE*SPIN “Pocket-Sized Farms”
866A Dundas Street, P.O. Box 2801
London, ON N6A 4H4
Tel: (519) 438-8676, Fax: (519) 438-7983
Boyle Summer Playground Program
Boyle Community Centre
530 Charlotte St, London, ON N5W 4A6
This is a FREE drop-in program. Participate in games, sports, arts, crafts, and great special events. All activities are supervised by play leaders. No supervision is provided during lunch hours. Locations and times are subject to change based upon availability. Please check often for updates.
Operates: Monday to Thursday, July 2 to August 14. Program does not run on Civic Holiday (August 4).
Ages: 6 to 12 years old
- Staff to participant supervision ratio is 1:15
- Playleaders certified in Standard First Aid and HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development
- Attendance is monitored. Children are not allowed to leave the program during the program without written permission.
- Nut-free. Please do not send nuts, peanut butter or foods that contain nut by-products to the program.
- Locations include a variety of community sites, including schools and parks throughout the city
- Our sites are tentative and subject to change. Please continue to check our online listing through the spring and early summer to monitor changes
- Activities also run indoors at most sites.
Forms: A Participant Information Form is given the first day attended and must be returned on the second day. Parents/guardian may also download the form here and bring it on their child’s first day.
Special Events and Trips: Outings include visits to local points of interest such as:
- Swimming pools
- Movie theatres
- East Park Golf Gardens
- City-wide Timpany Soccer Tournament
- District Days
Safety procedures are strictly adhered to and parental permission is required for all excursions. Some trips may include a small cost. Please return trip permission forms as soon as possible. Most trips have a limited number of spots and are first-come, first served.
|Boyle Community Centre
||9am – 12pm
|12:30 – 3:15pm