Educational Camps

Aspire Math Academy provides students with a unique learning experience through our Educational Camps.  Led by experienced teachers, our camps offer exceptional levels of enjoyment and education.  The Educational Camps we offer come in many different forms and are designed to make learning fun and engaging.  These camps provide students with an alternative learning environment harnessing educational interests and skills.  Camps are a great way to provide students with the extra support in a subject they may be struggling with or to push and challenge a gifted student to reach their full potential.  We will keep your child’s mind active during school breaks; Summer, Winter and Spring Break.  Have your student explore and develop interests and passions while preparing them for success in school.

Our specialty camps are aimed at expanding our student learning environment and concepts:

  • Creative Writing Camp
  • Lego® Camp
  • Chess and Checkers Camp
  • Mathematics Camp
  • Reading Comprehension, Writing and Phonics Camp
  • Origami Camp

Interested in created your own customized summer course? Please email us with any additional questions

Educational Camps

2017 Summer Camps

Here are a list of Summer Camps we will be offering this year at our Marine Drive Learning Centre Location.  Registration opens on April 7th at 8:00am!  For more information email us at info@aspiremathacademy.com.  Contact Hollyburn Country Club directly for information regarding our Summer Camp Programs facilitated out of Hollyburn.  These camps will be open to the general public for registration!

Marine Drive Learning Centre Location 
200-1497 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7T 1B8

Hollyburn Country Club Location 
950 Cross Creek Road
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7S 2S5

Little Explorers Camp

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean kids can’t keep learning this summer!  During Camp, your little explorer will push their creative limits through multisensory explorations.  This Day Camp will touch on a wide variety of topics, from making exploding volcanos at the beach, to creating sensory boards inspired by our nature walks.  Your little explorer will get their hands dirty with science experiments, story re-enactment, literacy exercises and much more!   It is our goal to keep their little minds exploring through games, projects, and activities.  We believe that when your child is having fun and learning, the explorations are limitless!

  • All Skill Levels Welcome to Participate
  • Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sentence Structure & Grammar will be Emphasized
  • Computational Skills & Number Fluency
  • Math Strategies, Application and Problem Solving
  • Hands on Educational Experience
  • 6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: July 31st – August 3rd
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (*No Half Day Option)
Grades: 1-4
Cost: $500

Creative Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed for students in Grades 3-7, build their writing skills.  This course assists students, through hands-on, fun-filled activities, solidify their strength and confidence with writing and help inspire them to experience creative writing.  This workshop is a place where ideas are shared and instructors along with students discuss character development, plot, tone and all other aspects of creative writing.  Our camp environment fosters creativity, enhances personal development and inspires young minds.

Beginning with a sample idea, student will learn to:

  • Expand the Vision of Their Story
  • Develop Plotlines and Characters
  • Consider Unique and Unusual Settings
  • Discover the Impact of Complications, Detours and Twists
  • Write the Unexpected and MORE!

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 4th
Time:  10:00am-3:00pm
Grades: 3-7
Cost: $125 ($100 If Camp Add On)

Math, Summer Shape up!

Why Math Camp? Did you know 3.5 months of Math skills are lost over the summer! This Math Camp will allow students to experience Mathematics as never before- through games, projects, experiments and other fun activities.  This program is designed to help student grades 1-3 build their confidence and skills with Mathematics.  The course assists these students through hand-on, fun-filled activities.  We use a system to enrich, review and remediate each individual student’s math skills.  This approach is customized to meet each student on their own, individual level. Our math camps are the perfect balance of learning and fun!

 

  • All Skill Levels Welcome to Participate
  • Computational Skills & Number Fluency
  • Math Strategies, Application and Problem Solving
  • Boost Confidence and Math Literacy
  • Math Lessons Are Prepared in Accordance with BC Math Curriculum
  • 6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 8th – August 11th
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Grades: 1-3
Cost: $300

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 8th – August 11th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $300

Reading & Writing Galore!

We believe that when a child is having fun and learning, they will want to keep their minds engaged!  Each day this camp offers students a new theme to explore: from “All About Me” on Monday, “Summer Senses” on Tuesday, “Opinions Galore!” on Wednesday and “Silly Sequencing” on Thursday. Our experienced instructors will provide a supportive learning environment to guide students through a variety of hands on learning activities such as self portrait reflections, opinion formulation, appropriate writing techniques, grammar, reading comprehension, story re-enactment and many more topics!

 

  • Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies
  • Sentence Structure & Grammar will be Emphasized
  • 6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 14th – August 17th
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Grades: 1-5
Cost: $300 (Drop in Option If Space Permits)
*Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

Little Entrepreneurs

Budding businesses are born in this 4 day long experience for young creative entrepreneurs!  Kids will spend a week coming up with a business idea, creating a marketing plan to help it come to life and facilitating “production”. Our focus is helping children learn how their passions can become profitable, and the steps to make it happen! This head start in Business offers a unique and memorable summer camp experience where student learn about entrepreneurship through a variety of games and activities.  Students will learn first hand the values, qualities and skills needed to be successful as an entrepreneur while developing financial awareness, confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 14th – August 17th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Grades: 3-7
Cost: $300 (Drop in Option If Space Permits)
*Attending the full week of camp is recommended for the full experience but not required.
**Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

Educational LEGO Workshop

Students will practice and develop skills using LEGO resources to predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record investigations.  Every student that participates in our workshop will get plenty of hands on time designing, building and experimenting with the LEGO educational tool kits.  Through use of LEGO student will engage in problem solving creativity, critical thinking and experience working with others. Students will use a wide range of bricks and accessories to build amazing structures, vehicles and creations. With inspirations such as crazy golf, tallest tower and fast cars, students will have a blast at our workshops.

  • Exploring Creativity
  • Investigating Structures, balance, Friction and Flow
  • Solving Problems Through Design
  • Working with Others and Sharing Findings
  • Developing Scientific Enquiry Skills
  • Following a Design Brief as Part of the Engineering Process

Curriculum Links:

  • Math
    • Numbers- Counting and Numerations, Comparing & Ordering, Addition & Subtraction, Shape & Space – Spatial Awareness, 3D Shapes, Symmetry, Angles
    • Measurement- Length, Time, Weight
    • Data- Representing and Interpreting Data
  • Science
    • Working Scientifically- Questioning, Observing, Predicting, Investigating & Experimenting, Estimating & Measuring, Recording & Communicating
    • Designing & Making- Exploring, Planning, Making, Evaluating
    • Energy & Forces- Friction, Force
  • Arts
    • Construction- Making Constructions, Looking & Responding
    • Concepts- An Awareness of Shape, Form, Color, Pattern, Rhythm & Space

 

Location: Marine Drive Learning Centre
Dates: August 18th
Time: Session #1- 9:30am – 12:00pm
Session #2- 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Grades: 2-6
Cost: $50 per Session

Math Checkers and Chess

This camp will explore mathematics chess and checkers.   In addition, students will be introduced to strategies and match play of checkers and chess.  Students will increase their math content knowledge through interactive, small group activities and use of manipulatives. This program will focus on the integration of computation and application with problem solving.  Students will improve concentration, memory and problem solving skills with chess and checkers.

  • All Skill Levels Welcome to Participate
  • Computational Skills & Number Fluency
  • Math Strategies, Application and Problem Solving
  • Boost Confidence and Math Literacy
  • Math Lessons Are Prepared in Accordance with BC Math Curriculum
  • 6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

 

Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Dates: August 21st – August 24th
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Grades: 1-5
Cost: Please Contact Hollyburn Country Club for Cost and Registration

*Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

 

Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Dates: August 21st – August 24th
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Grades: 1-5
Cost: Please Contact Hollyburn Country Club for Cost and Registration

 

Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Dates: August 28th – August 31st
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Grades: 1-5
Cost: Please Contact Hollyburn Country Club for Cost and Registration

*Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

Reading Comprehension, Writing & Create Your Own Story

Our experienced instructors will provide a supportive learning environment to guide students through a reading and writing journey.  Students will learn creative writing techniques and build a unique portfolio while practicing new writing skills.  We will explore prewriting, idea development with fiction and non fiction themes. In addition to writing, each child will receive reading instruction focused to his/her needs.  Students will definitely enjoy the interactive reading comprehension stories while improving all areas of reading and writing.  A complete, take home story will be developed by the end of the camp.

  • Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies
  • Sentence Structure & Grammar will be Emphasized
  • 6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

 

Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Dates: August 21st – August 24th
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Grades: 1-5
Cost: Please Contact Hollyburn Country Club for Cost and Registration

*Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

 

Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Dates: August 28th – August 31st
Time: 9:00am – 11:30pm
Grades: 1-5
Cost: Please Contact Hollyburn Country Club for Cost and Registration

*Students are welcome to participate in both AM and PM camps at a discounted rate of $500.  A supervised lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm.

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Cancelation Policy:
If your child is unable to attend the camp that you have signed up for, please notify Aspire Math Academy in writing 14 days in advance.  A $25 dollar administration fee will apply.  Less than 14 days in advance will be subject to 100% penalty.  Aspire Math Academy understands unpredictable situations arise.  Give us a call at (604) 902-2217, we will have a chat.