Summer Camps

To our valued customers:

We have sadly cancelled our summer camps for 2021. With permit approvals delayed into mid-June, we were simply not in a position to meet our own very high standards for on-site planning, organization and execution - not to mention implement the highest health and safety measures.

We will, however, be offering our Tutoring and private program services in person and online throughout the summer.
We hope to work with you soon!

Extra Ed’s in-person summer camps are for ages 5 - 13 and feature our most popular programs, all in one place! We also mix in morning & afternoon physical activities, both outside and inside, to round out the experience. This well-balanced camp is a fantastic way for kids to learn new skills, to further develop their interests, to get their bodies moving, and most importantly, to make friends and have fun!
As always, Extra Ed remains committed to our core values that as many children as possible, regardless of a family’s economic circumstances, should be able to access our programs. Accordingly, we have opened up two spots, per age group, per week, at all locations, as pay-what-you-can for those that need it (see below).
Here is all the essential camp information you need. We look forward to working with your wonderful kids!

Please choose a Summer Camp Venue

CAMP DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS ▼
CAMP HOURS:
Full Day 9:00 - 4:00, Monday to Friday
Half Day Mornings 9:00 - 12:00, Monday to Friday
Half Day Afternoons 1:00 - 4:00, Monday to Friday
CAMP DATES FOR 2021:
  1. July 5 - 9
  2. July 12 - 16
  3. July 19 - 23
  4. July 26 - 30
  5. August 3 - 6 (4-day week due to long weekend*)
  6. August 9 - 13
  7. August 16 - 20

LOCATIONS:

TBD (permits have been submitted for the following schools, but are pending approval due to health guidelines). Please do not call the school

Dufferin & Bloor: St Sebastian Catholic School (717 Brock Avenue)

Yonge & St Clair: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (1 ½ Garfield Avenue)

Woodbine and Kingston Rd: St John Catholic School (780 Kingston Rd)

Don’t let this stop you from booking your spots! We are feeling more and more confident every day about securing these locations, but until we know for certain, we just don’t want to promise anything we can’t deliver.

HALF DAY OPTIONS, BEFORE AND AFTER CARE ▼
HALF DAYS:There are limited half day morning and afternoon spots available at each location every week.
Half Day Mornings: 9:00 - 12:00, Monday to Friday
Half Day Afternoons: 1:00 - 4:00, Monday to Friday
BEFORE/AFTER CARE
Available at all locations.
Before Care: 8:00 drop off
After Care: 4:00-5:00 pick up
COST & POLICIES ▼
  • Half-Day: $265+HST
  • Full-Day: $395+HST
  • Before Care: $20
  • After Care: $20
  • Before AND After Care: $35
  • SIBLING DISCOUNT: $50 off
    the price for each additional child on half days $100 off the price for each additional child for full days *Price pro-rated for short week (Aug. 3-6)
BUT

If the cost of these camps is a barrier to your child participating, we have opened up TWO SPOTS, PER AGE GROUP, PER WEEK at each location as pay-what-you-can. Please reach out to us directly by phone or email, and see below for more on the pay-what-you-can-policy.
email:info@extraed.ca
phone: 416-953-1955

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN POLICY

We have opened up two spots, per group, per week, at all locations, as pay-what-you-can for families that can’t afford the full price.

We do not subject anyone to any demeaning or intrusive questions about their finances in order to prove that they deserve this. We simply take everyone at their word. Families and families alone decide how much, if anything, they are able to pay. Please respect this honour system.

This policy is in place because we genuinely and deeply care about supporting children and families that really need it, rather than giving a family a discount that wants it.

HOW WE DETERMINE WHO GETS THESE SPOTS:

Once we have your child or children on our list, we sort out which weeks everyone wants, if they are flexible with moving locations, keeping siblings together, age groups, etc. (It’s a lot to administer!) We let people know with as much notice as possible if they have the spot.

Please note that demand for these spots has already been strong, so we are limiting this opportunity to one single week for each of your children.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

In the event that camps are cancelled due to health guidelines, we will either issue a full refund or find alternative options through the other programs we offer.

If you wish to cancel a registration two weeks or more before the start date, there is an administrative fee of $10 and issue a full refund for the remaining amount OR offer you a credit on your account for future programming, including our school and online programs.

If you wish to cancel a registration within two weeks of the start date of your camps, there is an administrative fee of $50 and a refund on the remaining amount

COVID-19/HEALTH PROTOCOLS ▼
Health guidelines are always shifting, and we will be updating all safety guidelines closer to the start of the camps. BUT, rest assured, we will meet or exceed all safety guidelines as outlined by the Ontario government and Toronto Public Health (TPH), and will endeavor to keep as much of the camps as possible outdoors
AGE GROUPS ▼
Ages 5-7 - This age group's activities will be primarily focused on LEGO® building and chess playing. The children will be building different projects each day such as a LEGO® city, sports arenas, amusements parks, and much more. For Chess, they will be learning the fundamentals of the game (how to set up the board and move pieces), different strategies and tactics, and more. If your child already knows how to play chess, no problem. Our expert instructors will accommodate accordingly.
Ages 8-10 - This age group's activities will be primarily focused on chess, LEGO® building, and LEGO® Robotics. For LEGO® Building, we will be instituting fun building challenges such as which group can build the tallest tower or the strongest bridge. For robotics, the campers can be building and programming racecars, helicopters, and more. For chess, they will be focusing on different moves, strategies, and tactics while also participating in a variety of games against each other.

Ages 11-13 - This age group will be focusing on more advanced projects when it comes to robotics programming, LEGO® building, and Chess playing. These projects will be challenging their minds while building on and enhancing their skills.

ACTIVITIES▼

GENERAL SCHEDULE FOR ALL GROUPS:

8:00 - 9:00 - Before care (if selected)
9:00 - 12:00 - At least one hour of outdoor time participating in physical activities, and two hours of indoor programs, 15 minutes snack
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 - At least one hour of outdoor/indoor time participating in physical activities, and two hours of indoor programs, 15 minutes snack
4:00 - 5:00 - After care (if selected)

See our list of outdoor physical activities and indoor programs below!

INDOOR/OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

We run morning physical activities outdoors when the sun isn’t as bright. Afternoon activities will generally be indoors to limit sun exposure during the very powerful afternoon hours.
Some of the physical activities that we will be running include capture the flag, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, water balloon frisbee, and much more.

Our aim with all of these is to make them inclusive and fun for a wide range of capabilities. We don’t do soccer drills for hours or offer specialized training for sports...BUT, we do run memorable activities that cater to each age group and will get everyone involved and smiling.

PLEASE NOTE that we love being outdoors! This is of course weather-dependent, but we can tolerate a little drizzle or some clouds, so we will be outside as much as possible. Thunder and lightning will move us indoors.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

We mix this up each and every week, but some of the most popular programs that we will be running include LEGO® building, LEGO® Robotics ( using WeDo 2.0 and EV3), coding, chess, film, photography, music improv, drawing/sketching, gardening, and much more!

SURPRISE ACTIVITIES

We like to keep everyone on their toes, so throughout the summer, we will have some of our specialty instructors come in and run workshops with each age group to shake things up.

We don’t want to give away too much, but these can include fun arts and science experiments, money management(you’d be surprised indeed by how fun this can be), and much more.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING▼

PIZZA DAYS/FOOD

Every Friday is PIZZA DAY, so don’t pack any lunches!
Apart from that, please pack a lunch every other day, as well as snacks and water bottles and other essentials.
Due to allergies, everyone must bring NUT-FREE snacks and lunches.
We will have 2 snack breaks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and lunch will be approximately 12:00-1:00.

WHAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD BRING
  • - Water bottles
  • - Sun protection (we strongly recommend hats and light long sleeve shirts, because they can always offer good sun protection even if the kids forget to apply sunscreen)
  • - Nut free lunches and snacks
  • - Rain gear (we love being outdoors! This is of course weather-dependent, but we can tolerate a little drizzle or some clouds, so we will be outside as much as possible. Thunder and lightning will move us indoors)
  • - A change of clothes.
  • It would help if everything was labelled.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) ▼

Questions about our camps? We have your answers!

  • Do you offer daily prices?

No, our camps run weekly from Monday to Friday.

  • If we sign up for multiple weeks, will my child be doing the same thing?

No. We do our utmost best to keep creating new and exciting lessons and activities weekly. We may repeat a popular LEGO® or Robotics build or outdoor activity throughout the weeks, but that's it.

  • Will the different age groups be in the same classes?

No. We will keep the cohorts separate according to TPH guidelines. When we're all having lunch outside, we can talk to the other campers. But the classes are separate. The older group may be doing the same LEGO® project as the younger group, however, if they want, we can definitely give them challenges to complete.

  • What should I pack?

Children should come with: water bottles, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, nut free lunches, nut free snacks, and a change of clothes. Everything should be labelled.

  • Is food provided?

No, except for Friday's Pizza Day . Due to allergies, everyone must bring NUT-FREE snacks and lunches. We will have 2 snack breaks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and lunch will be approximately 12:00-1:00.

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