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UPCOMING OPEN VISIT – SUNDAY, MAY 28th from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

ENROLMENT UPDATE

Traditional Camp:

  • Please call the camp office for space availability in July for children completing Nursery to Grade 2.
  • Limited spaces for Nursery to Senior Kindergarten from July 31-August 11.
  • Learn-To-Bike:

  • Please call the camp office for space availability (August 14-25).
  • All-Star:

  • Please call the camp office for space availability in July in the Raptor program (SK and Grade 1) from July 3-28.
  • Specialty Camps:

  • Please call the camp office for space availabilty in Lego Robotics (Week 1 & 5), Ropes (Week 3), Bling Your Room (Week 4), Archery/Biking (Week 7), Archery/Biking/Ropes (Week 8).
  • Minecraft and Crazy Cooks are SOLD OUT in Week 2
  • Only a few spots left: Wacky Science (Week 1 & 4), The Voice (Week 2), Rocketry (Week 3), Fun Fit (Week 4), Rock Band (Week 4)
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    WHAT’S NEW AND EXCITING!

    Check out all the amazing new initiatives at camp this summer!

  • Learn-To-Bike (SK-Grade 2 in Weeks 7, 8, 9)
  • 1-Week Specialty Camps
  • Towel Service
  • One Family Night For All – July 27
  • Introductory E-Mail From Your Counsellors
  • Going the Extra Mile in August!
  • Toonie Tuesday
  • The Green Acres Tuck Shop
  • …and more!


    Click Here to Learn More!

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    PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING
    Tuesday, June 13th

    SAVE THE DATE! We understand that sending your child to camp for the first time can be a little overwhelming. Therefore, on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting our annual Parent Orientation Meeting at Camp Green Acres. This is a great opportunity for new and returning parents to ask questions, meet the Directors and understand how Green Acres really works. This event is for parents only.

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    PARENT & TOT

    We are pleased to announce that Marni will be returning to lead our Parent & Tot program. This will be her 16th summer at Camp Green Acres, what a milestone! Joining her will be Ashley, a long time veteran Unit Head at GA. The two are so excited to be working together and to meet all our returning and new tots. Parents can look forward to participating in many activities such as crafts, music, pony rides, farm, cooking, gymnastics, waterslides and so much more! The program is selling out quickly, Register Now. $20/per day. No drop-ins.

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    END OF SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Looking for camp between August 28th and September 1st? We are thrilled to introduce 4 AMAZING specialized programs for campers ages Nursery to Grade 7.

    Green Acres Swim
    Learn-To-Bike
    Cedar Creek Riding
    ‘Back to School’
    iCompute Multi-Media

    Fees increase on June 1, 2017 for our End of Summer Programs ONLY!

    Click Here to Learn More!

    DID YOU KNOW

    Camp Green Acres is hiring counselors and specialists that are of high school (completing grade 10 and older) and university age. Apply Online!

    Exciting Camp News! August Programs, Grads and Alumni, Musical Theatre Intensive & More

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    NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO REGISTER OR EXTEND – FEES INCREASE MAY 1st

    ENROLMENT UPDATE

    Traditional Camp:

  • Please call the camp office for space availability in July for children completing Nursery to Grade 2.
  • Limited spaces for Nursery to Senior Kindergarten from July 31-August 11.
  • Learn-To-Bike:

  • Only a few spots remaining in Weeks 7, 8 & 9 (August 14-September 1).
  • All-Star:

  • Please call the camp office for space availability in July in the Raptor program (SK and Grade 1) from July 3-28.
  • Specialty Camps:

  • 2 spots left in All That Glitters and Lego Robotics and only a few spots remaining in Wacky Science in Week 1.
  • Minecraft is SOLD OUT in Week 2 but there are a handful of spots remaining in Week 7.
  • 3 spots left in Rocketry in Week 3.
  • A few spaces left in Fun Fit in Week 4.

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    GOING THE EXTRA MILE IN AUGUST!

    While other camps slow down in August, Green Acres is just gearing up!

    Don’t miss out on some incredible excursions, programs and performers…

  • Tree Top Trekking (Week 7, Grades 4-9)
  • Tree Top Village (Week 6, SK)
  • Tree Top Village (Week 7, Grade 1)
  • Traveling Critters (Week 6, Nursery and JK)
  • Sonshine and Broccoli (Week 7, Nursery, JK & SK)
  • Carnival Day (Week 5, Campwide Program)
  • Rhythm Works (Week 6, Grades 1-7)
  • Grads Survivor Week (Week 7, Grades 5-7)
  • Ninjaz (Week 7, Grades 2 & 3)
  • GA Games (Week 8, Campwide Program)
  • …and more to come!

    *** Grades completed as of June 2017.

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    THE GRADS AND ALUMNI UNIT IS TRULY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!

    Green Acres offers so many options for kids completing Grades 5-7! In particular, campers in the Grad unit are given more choices and special programming that sets them apart from the rest of camp. Even with such a large number of kids, it is amazing to see how close they all become by the end of the summer! Here’s what our Grads have to say…
    “Because we get to choose our activities, I made friends in all the cabins”
    “My Unit Head always trusts me to go to activities that I like rather than having to follow a schedule”
    “Grads social was the best night ever”
    “Survivor was amazing, Tribal Council was intense”
    “Our counselors really get us and don’t treat us like babies”
    “I’ve been in almost every Unit at Green Acres, and I never get bored…Grads was the best summer ever”
    “I literally count down the days till camp starts. By the end of the summer, Grads is like one big family”
    “We are all best friends”

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    AN INTENSIVE MUSICAL THEATRE SPECIALTY CAMP (COMPLETING GRADES 3-7)

    Broadway Bound? In weeks 7 & 8 be part of an amazing theatre production, Beauty & The Beast. Under the direction of trained theatre instructors, campers get to explore all aspects of musical theatre, including set and costume design, production, acting, singing and performing! During this two week program, campers will work together to stage the Beauty & The Beast musical and perform it in front of their peers. Register now or call the camp office to add this program.

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

    DID YOU KNOW

    Green Acres has amazing Birthday Party options for kids ages 1-8!

    Eagles – Ethan

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    Today I had biking and we played Jackpot which was really fun, I was super close to winning! Next I had survival, where we played Manhunt and Dr. Dodgeball in the forest. It was really fun and exciting to go into the forest! Next I had Pottery, and we made cupcakes out of colourful clay. It looked really good but it tasted really bad. After I had Rec Swim and I played tag with my friends. And finally I had Instructional Swim and we practiced front and back crawl, and breast stroke. My favourite activity of the day was Rec Swim because I get to play with my friends, do whatever we want, and I also love to swim!

     

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    Bears – Jonah

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    Today I went to Arts and Crafts for first period, and we made a digital camera out of cardboard and tinfoil. Next we had instructional swim, I did the deep end test and then we played the game “Bob.” It was really fun and we were all super energetic! After swim I went to baseball with my cabin. We practiced pitching, throwing, and hitting. I had a lot of fun because it is my favourite sport and we were all running around a lot. Later we had ropes and split up into teams of 2, and raced as a group on wooden planks that we had to lift up ourselves. Unfortunately my team lost but we all had so much fun playing together!

     

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    Beavers – Saige

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    Today my cabin and I went to cooking for first period. We made Macaroni and Cheese cupcakes, they were really yummy and one of my favourite snacks! After that, I went to gymnastics to go on a bouncy castle, and I jumped really high. Then I went to instructional swim, where we played Simon Says. Now I’m at pottery, and we are making and painting necklaces! I made one in the shape of a flower, and the other in a heart. I’ve decided to give one of them to my sister and paint them purple because they are our favourite colours.

     

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    AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CAMP FEES!

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    AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CAMP FEES!
    Our Early Bird Camp Fees, which have been in effect since October 2015, will be increasing as of May 1, 2016. If you haven’t already registered for Summer 2016, we encourage you to do so prior to May 1st in order to take advantage of our lowest camp fees. Click here to Register Online.

    UPCOMING EVENT – OPEN VISIT FOR NEW CAMP FAMILIES
    Sunday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
    For more information click here.

    If you are already registered and are thinking about extending your enrolment, please note that the new fees will be in effect for any extensions after May 1, 2016.

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    Host a Green Acres
    Birthday Party

    Looking for a fun-tastic place to host you child’s birthday party? We run amazing “camp style” parties for ages 2-8 years old. 2-hour parties, experienced staff, indoor and outdoor facilities, music, fridge/freezer space, and more! Choose one of our packages below or customize your own party:

    Our Pre-School Package (ages 5 and under) includes a trip to our “petting farm”, a farm-themed craft, musical circle time, parachute games and more! Prices start at $325 for the first 15 children.

    Themed Parties for 5-8 year olds, prices start at $350 for the first 15 children. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Sporting Around, Arts Party Package

    Prices include decorations, tableware and a special birthday card. Please contact the camp office at 905-887-1400 to speak to one of our party planners or click here for more information. Birthday Parties are offered from May to September.




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    GA One Day
    Thinking of Green Acres for 2017! We are thrilled to host our GA One Day Extravaganza again this year. Campers completed (as of June 2016) nursery, JK, SK and Grade 1 spend the day enjoying our premier camp activities, including the farm animals, cooking, pony rides, arts & crafts, sports, swimming, water-slide park and much more!



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    Mark Your Calendar
    May 1Open Visit
    May 22 – Open Visit
    June 12 – Open Visit
    June 14 – Parent Orientation Meeting
    June 22 – Wahano-Ventures Information Meeting
    June 29 – Meet the Counsellors and Bus Captains
    July 4 – First Day of Camp!
    Stay tuned for more information.



    Think Day Camp is for

    Little Kids, Think Again!

    As campers get older, we understand that their interests change and become more specialized. That is why Green Acres has introduced more specialized programming for our older campers, including our Grads & Alumni Program, MyCAMP, and All-Star Sports Camp.
    There is something for everyone!!

    The Grads & Alumni program offers more choice in activities and exclusive programming for campers finishing Grades 5-7, such as the Semi-Formal Social, Grads Survivor Week and more. MyCAMP offers weekly specialty camps in Science & Technology, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Sports & Outdoor Adventures. Lastly, All-Star Sports Camp offers 13 different sport options and challenges the skills of older campers.



    Learn More!


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    Wahano-One Day
    Camp Wahanowin Wahano-One Day is almost Full! We have set aside 6 of the final 12 spots exclusively for GA campers at the special GA 50% discount! Don’t miss out on the best day of the summer. A full day at overnight camp, but still be home in time to get tucked into bed. It’s going to be a Wahano-One-derful day!



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    Horseback Riding Lessons
    We’ve been horsin’ around all year long! Amanda, our summer Riding Director, is also the director of a riding school, Willow Brook Equestrian right here at Cedar Creek! At Willow Brook Equestrian, both evening and weekend riding lessons are offered! For more information or to sign up for lessons call (905) 887-0789.



    Leadership and Training Program

    Teens completing Grades 8 & 9 will love our LTP program! Our multi-faceted program provides teens with leadership initiatives and experience while spending their summer outdoors and making incredible friendships and memories. LTPs will have the opportunity try placements in their areas of choice, earn up to 18 volunteer hours for their high school community service, participate in fun workshops and go to Camp Wahanowin for an amazing 2-night leadership retreat. At Camp Wahanowin, while participating in camp activities such as zip-line, trapeze, canoeing, sailing and more, they also bond into a tight-knit group! They are lead by experienced head staff in an energetic and supportive environment! An experience not to be missed!!!



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    DON’T FORGET! Camp Fees are increasing on May 1st! Register Now!


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    MyCAMP & All-Star Combo Program

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    Are you having trouble deciding between MyCAMP and Sports Camp?  Why not try our new MyCAMP & All-Star combination program.  This program is being offered in Weeks 7, 8 or 9 for campers completing Grades 3 thru 7 this year.

    Campers will spend their morning at MyCAMP participating in 3 activities of their choice from a list of over 20 different activities being offered each week.  In the afternoon campers will move to All-Star and will get to choose 2 sports from a list of 11 sports available.