Pearson Summer Arts Camp

Pearson Summer Arts Camp 2019

General Camp Information: July 2019

Programs Offered

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Registration and Payment

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information


 General Camp Information: July 2019

  • all campers receive a Pearson Camp t-shirt
  • our day is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • online applications and payment will close Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Combo ARTS Programs
    The Combo program will run in 4 sessions of 1 week each. Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Photography
    • Session 1: July 2 - 5 (4 days @ $185)
    • Session 2: July 8 - 12 (5 days @ $210)
    • Session 3: July 15-19 (5 days @ $210)
    • Session 4: July 22-26 (5 days @ $210)
  • Theatre Programs
    • Children's Drama Theatre: FULL
      July 2 - July 12 - performance on last day (Ages 7-10) $335
    • Musical Theatre: FULL
      July 15 - July 26 - performance on last day (Ages 10-13) $360
  • Camp will run daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Drop off no earlier than 8:45 and pick up no later than 3:15 (teachers are on duty).
  • Please register for our camp using the Online Google Form; you will be provided with a link to SchoolCashOnline after completing the registration form where you can submit payment for the chosen session.
  • Questions? Check out our FAQ section!

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Programs Offered

Below you will find descriptions of our programs to help you make the right choice for your child. These are the programs offered this year:

Combination Arts Program

Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Music and Photography (in 4, 1 week sessions for children who are currently attending grades JK to 8). Our most popular program! All the arts, each and every day!

This program includes all 5 workshops every day, on a rotation basis.

  • Session 1: July 2 - 5

  • Session 2: July 8 - 12

  • Session 3: July 15 - 19

  • Session 4: July 22 - 26

Dance: A rich and varied dance experience in creative dance, jazz, folk and line dancing.

Drama: Emphasis is on storytelling, role-playing, tableau, puppetry, mime and improvisation.

Visual Art: Experience a variety of arts skills and opportunities to try different media and techniques working with 3D materials, painting & drawing.

Music: The focus is on varied vocal and composition experiences through listening, creative, and performance oriented experiences.

Photography: is new and we are offering movie maker, animation and still photos will be explored.

 

Drama Programs - FULL

Children's Theatre
July 2 - July 12
1 session of two weeks for campers who are ages 7-10. In a professional theatre setting create and perform a variety of theatre arts activities including improv, formal and informal sessions, staging, casting, technical skills development and acting.

OR

Musical Theatre
July 15 - July 26
1 session of two weeks for campers who are ages 10-13. Music, dance and drama activities will encourage young performers to become involved in a musical revue.

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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival

Arrive at about 8:45 a.m. – not early please as we will not be ready to help you.

Enter the school via the gymnasium doors as indicated – you will see a sign outside to point you to the correct door.

Pearson Summer Arts Camp Entry

All campers will be assigned a group. Please see the volunteer to help with the groups.

All campers will get a t-shirt and our volunteers will help to size them on the first day.

If the weather is good, go outside onto the yard to wait for the bell. If it’s raining, stay in the gym.

 

Dismissal

Dismissal is on the playground side (South/East). ALL campers will need to be signed out by a parent/guardian with the teacher. The day is done at 3:00 p.m. – please do not be later than 3:15 p.m. picking up your child.

Parking

Enter the driveway and proceed to park in the parking lot.

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Registration and Payment

Registration

Registration will open this week hopefully. When the Google Form becomes available, a link will be provided here.

Children's Theatre Drama Camp - Ages 7-10 - July 2 - 9, 2019

Musical Theatre Drama Camp - Ages 10 - 13 - July 15 - 26, 2019

Combo Arts Camp - Jk - Gr8 - Four 1 week sessions offered

1A - July 2-5; 1B - July 8-12; 1C - July 15-19; 1D - July 22-26

Complete the Google Form for registration. After submitting, you will be redirected to SchoolCashOnline for payment.

Payment

It is preferred that you pay using SchoolCashOnline. Once your payment is complete, your space at camp is reserved. If for some reason you cannot pay online, you will need to send payment (cheque/money order), in order to secure your place at camp. For the 2 theatre camps, there is a 25 student max. Please make sure there are still spaces before sending your cheque if you can’t pay online. It may be that the camp is full. Places are filled on an "as paid" basis, so if you do not send your cheque, you do not have a reserved space. You must pay in FULL. Make cheques payable to Lester B. Pearson School.

You need to book early to ensure you will get the program you wish for your camper, but we know sometimes plans and dates change and you may need to contact us to see if a change is possible.

  • the first week of camp runs July 2 - 5 (4 days) and the cost is $185
  • Weeks 2, 3 and 4 of camp cost $210 / week
  • Children’s Theatre runs 9 days and the cost is $335 (25 student max)
  • Musical Theatre runs 10 days and the cost is $360 (25 student max)

If you need to request a change or cancellation, please call the school at 519-452-8300 or email pearson@tvdsb.ca. You MUST include your campers name/your name and a contact email and phone number where you can be reached. Include detailed information about the switch or cancellation you are requesting - the session and program. Please remember the session and program might be full, so we may not be able to grant your request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the camp take place?
Our camp is held at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts. This is an air-conditioned facility with dedicated art, music, dance and drama facilities. It is located at 795 Trafalgar Street in London.

Can I fax you a registration form to hold a spot for my child?
No. All registrations must be completed online.

My child would like to be in the same program/group as a friend. Is that possible?
We are not taking requests for friends or family to be grouped together. They will get to see each other during breaks and recess regardless. We try to group the ages of students together in order to provide the best camp for your child.

What are your hours of operation?
Camp runs daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. You may drop off at 8:45 and pick up by 3:15 no later please.

What are the qualifications of your camp staff?
Each program is staffed by a qualified employee of the TVDSB. Many of our camp staff members teach at L.B. Pearson during the school year.

My child is sick on a morning that they are supposed to attend camp. What should I do?
Attendance at Summer Arts is handled like any regular school day. Instructors take attendance at the start of the day, and the principal in charge verifies each child’s safety. Please help us by calling 519-452-8300 - 2 to reach the main office and leave a message when you know your child will be absent, or unusually late. This quick call means that we do not have to interrupt you at work to ensure that your child is safe!

What if my child wanted to attend two different sessions; would it be different enough?
Some campers attend both camp sessions, and enrol in two different programs. Others like to come to more than one session, and attend the same program. Since each program, in each session, has a different instructor, there will be variety in the camp day! Of course, the skills will remain the same, but the activities will be chosen by the instructor, based on areas of interest, experience, and expertise.

If my child is enrolled in more than 1 session, do they receive a t-shirt for each session?
For each session your child is enrolled, he/she will receive our original Summer Arts T-shirt.

Can I have my 2 children grouped together in the combo program when they are different ages?
We have 5 groups of campers rotating through the combination program each session, and we try to group the campers by age/grade. This grouping allows the instructor to meet the particular needs of the group, and ensures that campers are comfortable with peers.

Can switches in programs be made the first or second day of camp?
Switches can only occur if there is sufficient space in the program you would like to switch to.

My child has a medical concern or severe allergy. What do you do in a case like this?
The online registration form has a place to note if there is a medical concern or allergy we need to know about. We always try our best to make everyone’s camp experience a positive one so it is important to ensure the Summer Arts Staff are aware of important medical issues. We give this information to the staff.

How many campers are there in a program?
Depending on the age and the program, we try to keep our numbers to 20-25 campers per program.

Why do some programs recommend a certain grade level for participants?
While Summer Arts accepts campers in grades JK to eight, some programs are recommended for a particular age group. The decision to designate programs for certain ages depends on several factors. Some tasks require a certain level of maturity (e.g. using equipment safely). Perhaps there are activities in that program which demand independence (e.g. a small group of actors work on a scene). In several programs, the camper’s ability to read is critical to success (e.g. preparing a script for a production in only two weeks). Of equal importance is the comfort of the camper; being with one’s peers is so important to young people! At the end of the session, we want our campers to feel successful, and restricting some programs to older, or younger campers, is one way of ensuring a positive camp experience.

Is lunch included?
No, lunch is not included but we will have some fun treats offered throughout the week. Please pack a healthy lunch each day.

What does the daily routine look like?
Here is a look at our daily timetable. This will give you an idea of what your child will experience in the Combo Arts program. Children’s Theatre/Musical Theatre will have the same recess/lunch breaks.

8:45 am

Yard supervision begins—please do not drop off before this time

9:00 am Session 1 activity (combo rotation #1)
10:00 am Recess (teacher-supervised)
10:15 am Session 2 activity (combo rotation #2)
11:15 am Session 3 activity (combo rotation #3)
12:15 pm Lunch time (principal-supervised)
12:45 pm Session 4 activity (combo rotation #4)
1:45 pm Recess (teacher-supervised)
2:00 pm Session 5 activity (combo rotation #5)
3:00 pm Dismissal (teacher-supervised) - please be on time to pick up your child by 3:15 

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Addtional Information

  • Dress for an active, fun, and...messy day (especially if you are in art!)
  • Combo Participants: Campers in the combination program will take part in a different artistic component during each of the five activities. Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to participate freely in all activities. Old shirts are an option for any of the art classes if you do not want to get your clothes dirty. Shoes cannot be worn in the dance studios. We suggest that you dance in your bare feet.
  • The school is air-conditioned, so bring along a sweatshirt.
  • Please label your clothing and any item you might bring just in case it is left behind.

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