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November Newsletter – Raptors, Wahano-Ventures & More!

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Pay-In-Full Reminder, Raptors, GA365, Wahano-Ventures, Winners & More!





NOVEMBER
2017
RAPTORS AND MOVING UP IN THE STANDINGS
While still under the All-Star umbrella, our Raptors campers will be moving to their own home as an independent Unit. They will be well cared for by their own Unit Head and Assistant Unit Head, taking into consideration the unique needs of our younger SK and Grade 1 athletes. Raptors will be placed in a cabin group with 3 counselors and together they will participate in 10 sports per week. They will also enjoy a recreational swim daily which can be exchanged for an optional instructional swim. Don’t miss out on ball hockey, baseball, lacrosse and so much much more!
GREEN ACRES 365
Beat the cold this Winter with GA365 in-school lunchtime and after school programs! We offer a wide variety of Multi-Media, Craft, Science and Sport programs for students JK – Grade 6. Our programs are fun, interactive and hands-on! Choose from amazing programs such as Lego Robotics, Minecraft, Video Game Creator, Crazy Cooks, Babysitting Course, Wacky Science, Bling Your Room, Play with Clay and so much more! We are board-approved in York Region and Toronto and currently run programs in private schools across the GTA. We will work with your school’s administration or parent council to meet the school’s timing needs, interests and budgets. Our instructors are experienced, dynamic and have their Vulnerable Sector Screening. Our goal is to provide quality programs to the students while making the process easy for the school! Contact Kathy at the Camp Office 905-887-1400 to learn about bringing GA365 into your school!


Additional Happenings At Green Acres

Wahano-Ventures
Our Wahano-Ventures program is filling up quickly this year. Wahano-Ventures is an exclusive opportunity for Green Acres campers to try out all the amazing adventures of sleepover camp without signing up for a full overnight session. Feel at ease knowing that your child will be going to Camp Wahanowin with their Green Acres friends, while being supervised by trusted Green Acres counsellors, Wahanowin staff and Directors.

Survey/Refer a Friend Winner!
Congratulations to Simmie L. and her family, our Parent Survey Winner, on receiving a $500.00 Credit towards Summer 2018! Thank you for the incredible response to our Summer 2017 Parent Survey. Your feedback and suggestions allow us to continuously improve and to provide our families with a premier camp experience.
Thank you to the many families who referred their friends to Camp Green Acres. Congratulations to Maria L. and her family who won $1000.00 off their 2018 Summer Camp Fee.
Other Dates and Activities

December 1, 2017
Save BIG on your camp fees by paying in Full by December 1, 2017. Register online today!
July 2, 2018
First Day of Summer Camp 2018!

Parent & Tot
Our Parent & Tot program for campers between 16 and 42 months sells out every year. Don’t delay…
Register today!
Learn-To-Bike
Last summer we introduced Learn-To-Bike and 99% of the campers learned how to ride a bike in under 1 week!
Click here to learn more.


Now Is A Great Time To Register Or Extend!

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Spring is in the air, and everyone can’t wait to get outside!

Haven’t decided on camp yet? Green Acres, the country in the city, offers a premium camp experience, with over 50 different activities, instructional swim, towel service and daily bussing. Traditional, Sports, Riding and Specialty Camps, there’s something for everyone…Nursery to Grade 9. Making every child’s camp experience unbelievable for over 50 years!

Don’t delay, register now as camp fees are increasing May 1.

Already registered? We have some amazing new activities/programs for our August session…stay tuned for the big announcement in our upcoming April newsletter. Lock in your lowest fee by extending camp prior to May 1.




We encourage you and your children to come to Green Acres, see our beautiful facilities and speak to a Director on Sunday April 23rd. Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Click here to Register Online.

Click here to view our video.

Exciting Camp News! Overnights, Theatre & More!

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UPCOMING OPEN VISIT – SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

ENROLMENT UPDATE

Traditional Camp: Only a few spots left in Chipmunks (Completing Nursery) in July. Limited spaces available from July 3-August 11 for Beavers, Buffaloes and Bears and Eagle Boys (Completing JK, SK, Grade 1 & 2).

All-Star: Limited spaces in the Raptor program (SK and Grade 1) from July 3-August 11.

Wahano-Ventures: The July trip (July 17-21) is almost sold out.

Learn-To-Bike is filling up quickly for Weeks 7, 8 & 9 (August 14-September 1).

Specialty Camps: 2 spots left in Crazy Cooks in Week 2, 2 spots left in Bling Your Room in Week 4, Limited spaces in Robotics and Minecraft. Only a few spots in Archery/Biking and Ropes in Weeks 7 & 8.

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IT’S TIME TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

1. ACT ONE Theatre Productions Presents…

July 13 – Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

July 26 – Beauty & The Beast

August 10 – Little Shop of Horrors
August 23 – On Broadway

Click here for more information.

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2. Eagles & Seniors Overnights at Wahanowin
Campers in the Eagles and Seniors Units will have the unique opportunity to experience one overnight at Camp Wahanowin in July in addition to their overnight at Green Acres in August.
Eagles (Grade 2): July 13-14
Seniors (Grades 3 & 4): July 24-25

Under the supervision of Green Acres’ counsellors, Head Staff and Wahanowin Directors, campers will participate in all the amazing Wahanowin activities including their water park, water trampoline, canoeing, sailing, zipline, trapeze, tubing and so much more!! No need to register for this in advance, the permission form will be emailed to you a week prior to the event. The nominal $30 cost will remain the same as the Green Acres overnight.

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3. One amazing Family Night for All (For Both July & August Campers)!
Parents and Campers are invited on Thursday, July 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to experience all that Green Acres has to offer! Meet your child’s counsellors, head staff and swim instructors! Only starting your Camp adventure in August? What a great opportunity to meet your child’s counselors before their first day of Camp. Jumping Castles, Bounce Entertainment, food and lots of fun activities will be available for everyone to enjoy! Directors, nursing staff, and administrators will all be be onsite to answer any questions or just to say hi!

Campers starting on July 3rd, there will be a Parent Meet & Greet on Wednesday June 28 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Meet both your counselors and bus captains)

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4. For all other important Green Acres’ dates, such as overnights, extended nights, theme days and special events click here to see our full summer calendar.

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CALLING ALL STAFF

Now is the time to apply for Green Acres staff! Opportunities include counselors, specialists, swim staff, riding staff and so much more! Applicants must have completed Grade 10 or higher, have lots of energy and a keen interest in working with children. 4, 6 and 8 week positions available. Apply Now!

DID YOU KNOW

Green Acres has introduced towel service for Summer 2017 at no extra cost. No need to load up your child’s backpack.

Exciting Camp News – Learn-To-Bike & More!

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REMINDER! Save On Camp Fees – Pay In Full By February 20th!

Enrolment Update

Traditional Camp: Spaces are limited from July 3rd – August 11th for Chipmunks, Beavers and Buffaloes (Completing Nursey, JK & SK). Limited spots available in July for Bears (completing Grade 1) and Eagle Girls (Completing Grade 2).

All-Star: Spaces are limited from July 3rd – August 11th for Raptors aged campers (SK and Grade 1)

Wahano-Ventures: The July trip (July 17-21) only has a few spaces left.

Learn-To-Bike: Only a few spots remain in both Weeks 7 & 8 (August 14-25).

Specialty Camps: Robotics, Crazy Cooks and Cake Decorating are almost sold out.

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Why is Green Acres Different?

In addition to providing your children with an exceptional camp experience, we pride ourselves on the partnership that we create with the parents. We work together to ensure that each child is getting the highest level of care, while offering campers so many amazing opportunities. Parents find us flexible and easy to work with. We offer your children so many different options as they grow and we will work with you and your child to customize the ultimate camp program. Our Head Staff, many of which are teachers, parents and educators, create a welcoming environment where staff and campers are excited to be part of the Green Acres family everyday.


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New Learn-To-Bike Program
(SK-Grade 2)

Graduate from tricycle to bicycle!! Campers in our New Learn-To-Bike program will learn balancing, riding and agility skills from our specially trained staff through games and fun activities. Campers will ride twice a day, and receive both an instructional and recreational swim as well as participate in other Traditional Camp activities. Bikes and helmets will be provided. Offered Weeks 7, 8 and 9.


Wahanowin

Wahano-Ventures

Wahano-Ventures is an exclusive opportunity for Green Acres campers to try out all the amazing adventures of sleepover camp without signing up for a full overnight session. Feel at ease knowing that your child will be going to Camp Wahanowin with their Green Acres friends, while being supervised by trusted Green Acres counsellors, Wahanowin staff and Directors. Conveniently located just over an hour north of Green Acres on beautiful Lake Couchiching, Wahanowin offers a full range of water, landsports, creative arts and adventure programs in a fabulous facility.

DID YOU KNOW

Our LTPs (Completing Grades 8 or 9) can earn up to 18 volunteer hours counting towards high school community service requirements.

Exciting Camp News – 1-Week Specialty Camps & More!

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REMINDER! Save On Camp Fees – Pay In Full By February 20th!

1-WEEK SPECIALTY CAMPS!

Looking for Robotics Camp? Cake Decorating? Dance Camp? Science Camp? Green Acres offers over 25 One Week Specialty Camps in the areas of PERFORMING ARTS, FINE ARTS, STEM and OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. Campers completed Grades 3-7 participate in a Specialty Camp in the morning, enjoy a recreational swim and choose from a large selection of activities in the afternoon. Choose your Specialty Camp at the time of registration. Programs are interactive, challenging, fun and hands on. So much to choose from! Something for everyone! Click the image below for more information.


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PARENT & TOT

Our Parent & Tot Program gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to give their toddlers a taste of camp! An outdoor experience and a chance to enjoy the arts, gymnastics, farm, swimming, socializing and so much more!
Register early as there are limited spaces (no drop-ins) and this program has been SOLD OUT for the past 3 years! For toddlers ages 18-42 months. Cost is $20/day (No Wagjag this year). Offered Weeks 2-7 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Don’t delay…Register today!


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WORKING AT CAMP

Become a staff at Green Acres once you have finished Grade 10 or higher. Green Acres offers a wide variety of staff positions from counsellors, specialists, sports instructors, swim staff and more! Working at Green Acres provides invaluable leadership experience that looks great on a resume all while being in a fun, challenging and supportive environment. Our goal is for campers and staff alike to have the most memorable summer experience! We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2017!

DID YOU KNOW

We are hosting an Open Visit on Sunday, February 12th from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. It is an opportunity for you and your child to come and visit our facility. One of our Directors will be onsite to answer any questions.

Exciting Camp News – Parent Survey Winner, Wahano-Ventures and More!!

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REMINDER! Save On Camp Fees – Pay In Full By December 1st!

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Good Things Are Worth The Wait! Our Summer 2016 Yearbook Video is Here!!

GREEN ACRES 365!

Green Acres 365 offers exciting in-school lunchtime and after school programs! With over 50 years experience creating children’s programs, we have developed a wide variety of interactive and fun multi-media, arts, science and sport programs, including Lego Robotics, Minecraft, Video Game Creator, Babysitting Course, Wacky Science, Dancercise, Play with Clay and so much more. Click here to see all of our programs. We are a board-approved service provider in York Region and Toronto. We also run programs in private schools and Montessori schools across the GTA. We will work with your school’s administration or parent council to customize programs to meet the school’s timing needs, interests and budgets.

Why bring GA365 into your child’s school?

  • You will personally receive $150 off your Green Acres Camp Fees for Summer 2017 as a thank you for successfully getting GA365 into your school
  • Our programs are all created in-house and we are constantly improving and creating new ones that will be current and exciting for the students!
  • We are a one-stop shop for your school’s extra-curricular programming needs, with over 50 years experience providing programs to children of all ages
  • We provide innovative programming where students learn and have fun in a hands-on, non-competitive environment
  • Click here for more information!


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    OPEN VISITS

    Throughout the year, we provide both new and returning families an opportunity to come and visit our facility. During an open visit, one of the Directors will be onsite to answer any questions that parents may have and to provide details about our camp programs. It is a great way for new families to introduce their child(ren) to Green Acres in the off season. Our next Open Visit is Sunday, November 27th from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.


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    PARENT SURVEY

    Congratulations to the Cohen Family, our Parent Survey Winner, on receiving a $500.00 Credit towards Summer 2017! Thank you for the incredible response to our Summer 2016 Parent Survey. Your feedback and suggestions allow us to continuously improve and to provide our families with a premier camp experience.


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    WAHANO-VENTURES PROGRAM

    Our Wahano-Ventures program is filling up quickly this year. Wahano-Ventures is an exclusive opportunity for Green Acres campers to try out all the amazing adventures of sleepover camp without signing up for a full overnight session. Feel at ease knowing that your child will be going to Camp Wahanowin with their Green Acres friends, while being supervised by trusted Green Acres counsellors, Wahanowin staff and Directors. Conveniently located just over an hour north of Green Acres on beautiful Lake Couchiching, Wahanowin offers a full range of water, landsports, creative arts and adventure programs in a fabulous facility.

    DID YOU KNOW

    Our Parent & Tot program sells out every year and this year we lowered the fee to $20.00/day. Don’t delay…Register today!

    Exciting Camp News – Early Bird Savings! What’s New for 2017 and More!!

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    REGISTER FOR SUMMER 2017 ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 31st AND SAVE UP TO $150.00 OFF EACH CAMPER!

    WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017!

  • Daily Towel Service now included in the camp fee!
  • New Sibling Discount for families with two or more children.
  • Pool Temperatures being raised by two degrees.
  • New Green Acres Learn-To-Bike Program.
  • New Sports at All-Star: Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee & Water Polo.
  • New All-Star, MyCAMP & Cedar Creek optional Instructional Swim will now also include a Recreational Swim!

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    MyCAMP

    We received amazing feedback from our MyCAMP program in 2016! Each week, MyCAMP Campers (completing Grades 3-7) get the unique opportunity to choose from one of four specialty camps – Science & Technology, Creative Arts, Performing Arts and Sports/Outdoor Adventures. New and exciting featured programs for 2017 include Minecraft, Fun Fit, the MyCAMP Play featuring Beauty and The Beast, Cake Decorating, Bling Your Room as well as many new afternoon choice periods! MyCAMP is a great way to develop new skills while having fun with other campers with similar interests.


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    ALL-STAR SPORTS CAMP

    Our amazing All-Star Sports Camp program caters both to our younger and older campers. Our Raptor program, for campers completing SK and Grade 1, exposes children to a variety of different sports (up to 10 per week). Campers remain with their cabin group and their counselors throughout the day. Campers completing Grade 2 and older can choose from up to 15 different sports – 1 Major sport for the morning and 2 Minor sports in the afternoon. Sport choices are made on a weekly basis.


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    LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAM (LTP)

    A leadership program for teens completing Grades 8 & 9. This multi-faceted program allows students to gain leadership experience in placements throughout the camp, the opportunity to earn up to eighteen community service volunteer hours and make life long friendships and memories. This program also includes a three day, two night overnight leadership trip to Camp Wahanowin at the beginning of each month.

    DID YOU KNOW

    Many of our Point-to-Point Bus Routes are direct, non stop routes to camp from neighbourhood schools.

    MyCamp – Noah and Carson

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    Today we had a mix of A&C and Science, so we were blowing up balloons with baking soda and vinegar, then we made lava lamps, and finally made homemade duck calls. It was so much fun, blowing up the balloons was the coolest! Next we had Recreational Swim, where we normally go to the slides pool. That pool is my favourite because there are 3 slides that i can choose from and go down super fast! After that we have the MyCamp Showcase, and this week our cabin is showcasing a board with a list of experiments and their results. So we went up to different counsellors and asked their opinion on 2 sunscreens, and also asked them to try coke and pepsi and see which one they like more or which was sweeter than the other. And finally we have Spirit Rally which we’re so excited for!

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    Seniors – Adam and Hunter

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    Today we had Tennis. We played Jail Break and it was a lot of fun! We both won! Second and third period we had Seniors Ultimate Camp Challenge. There was Puzzle Challenge, Army Crawl, Paint Swatting, and Balloon Tower Building. We were the Orange Team and we broke a few records. Next we had Recreational Swim where we talked and played in the water. Then we had Jewelry & Bead Making where we made necklaces out of copper. This Ultimate Camp Challenge was so special. It only happens once a year and was so much fun!

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    Bears – Ashlynn

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    Today I had Karate first period, we learned kicks and punches today! Next I had Pottery, we used colourful clay to make pictures, it was so much fun! After that I went to Tennis to play popcorn, and Swimming at the Dolphin Pool! Then I had Basketball and now we’re going to get corn from the corn roast! Tonight I have my unit’s extended night, I’m staying until 6:00pm and it’s going to be tons of fun! My favourite activity is Swimming because I love the pool!

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