December 19, 2013 to January 3, 2014
MPA offers a Winter Camp over the holiday break for children in Preschool through Grade 8. Campers will have a variety of activities both indoors and out that will create an exciting day.
Camp is open weekdays from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3 — except for Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 19-20, 23, 26-27, 30-31; and Jan. 2-3
Early drop-off and after-care programs are available for parents who would like the convenience of extended care. Be sure to register early so we can plan the best possible classes for a fun and engaging Winter Camp. Please visit the website frequently for information and updates of new activities.
Campers are welcome to sign up for the all nine days, select just a few days or simply just drop in for a few hours. We will move about the campus offering activities in the Theater, Gym, Art classroom, and Gallery. If you wish to drop in for specific activities see schedule below.
Activities include: open gym, art, movies in the theater, recess, and good old fashioned games.
Please send snow pants, hats, and gloves for outside winter fun! We'll build snow forts, snowmen, and igloos. Sledding will be a daily recess activity.
Bag lunches need to be brought daily, along with any necessary utensils.
Pre-K and Kindergarten will meet in the Early Learning Center. They will spend the majority of the day enjoying both structured and unstructured age-appropriate play and learning. Campers must be 3 years old and independent in the washroom. A full set of emergency clothes including underwear, socks, pants, and a shirt should be included. Snow pants, hats and gloves are needed for fun outside, activities.
Drop-Off and Attendance: Campers are to be dropped off at the Gallery in the Arts Center for attendance and will meet with their group counselor. The group will move from class to class as a group led by a counselor.
Gym: Campers will enjoy playful activities daily in the gym including warm-up, exercises, moving to music, yoga, relay races, and a cool down.
Art Class: Art classes will meet in the Arts Center. Campers will explore different artists and their styles. They will then use those inspirations to create their own versions and interpretations of art pieces.
Ice Skating: All campers are encouraged to bring their ice skates from home and enjoy open skating on the Academy's skating rink (37 by 88 feet) located by the Field House. Please dress for cold weather.
Games: Before there was DSI and PSP, there were board games! Using your memory, strategic know-how, and plain old-fashioned luck, you'll enjoy challenging other campers to board-game fun with games like checkers, chess, Mancala, Clue, Rumicube, etc.
Recess: Unstructured outside play, weather permitting.
7 full days approximately 49 hours at $7/hr..................................................$340
1 weeks approximately 35 hours at $7.5/h..................................................$260
Pre Pay 10 hours at $8/hrs……...............................................................…. .$80
Drop in at $10/hrs
Parents please fill out a registration form for each child.
Click here to register
After & Before Care
ABC is an extended childcare program available for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. It is provided to Winter Campers and staffed by Academy teachers and other qualified staffers. Parents can rest assured that their children will be cared for by staff members who specialize in education, bringing their exceptional experience working with the Academy’s student body to the program.
ABC begins the first day of camp and ends the afternoon of the last full day of camp.
During Morning ABC, your child may bring a snack and will engage in quiet activities such as reading, studying, board games or puzzles. This service operates from 7 to 8 a.m. each morning, allowing parents an early drop-off before camp starts. Drop off is in the Gallery.
Beginning after camp at 3 p.m., Afternoon ABC includes a snack (provided by ABC), arts and crafts, games, recess and activities.
3:00-3:15: Check in/Attendance in Early Learning Center (ELC)
3:15-3:30: Healthy snack (provided by ABC)
3:30-4:00: Group games or free choice play outside (weather permitting)
4:00-4:45: Homework help or inside activities and games
4:45-5:15: Arts and crafts, thematic activities
5:15-6:00: 2nd healthy snack (provided by ABC) and recess
Regular ABC rates apply.