Out Of School Care & Camps

Delbrook Wonderland Academy offers service to Larson & Braemar Schools. Our Out of School Care programs welcome children from Kindergarten to Grade 7

Before / After School

Introduction

Our OOSC program are based on the belief that quality OOSC program is community-driven, expended learning opportunities that support developmentally appropriate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional outcomes. We also practice our Learning Lab ideology in this program to encourage children’s curiosity in learning and to scaffold their social skill development for future. This is a balanced program of academic support, arts and cultural enrichment, recreation, and nutrition.

Program Curriculum Guideline

  • Academic Support
  • American Sign Language
  • Cultures and Foods Exploration
  • Cooking, Yoga, Meditation, Gym
  • Choosing Activities: Lego, Award Story Readings, Crafts, Board Games
  • Exploration of Money, Business and Finance
  • Facilitated Outdoor Activities and Sports.

2024 Summer Camps

Introduction

2024 Dates

Week 1 (Jun 28 – Jul 5)
Week 2 (Jul 8 – 12)
Week 3 (July 15 – 19)
Week 4 (Jul 22 – 26)
Week 5 (Jul 29 – Aug 2)
Week 6 (Aug 5 – 9)
Week 7 (Aug 12 – 16)
Week 8 (Aug 19 – 23)
Week 9 (Aug 26 – 30)

Details

WEEK 1: Leadership Theme (Social Responsibility and Empathy) – Super Heroes

Date: July 3th-7th 

DayProjectField Trip
1Create Your Own Superhero + Super Hero SpotsDelbrook Park
2-5Real-life Superhero: Students and Teachers will work together to run a charity event during the week. The profit made from the event will be donated to North Shore Food Bank and BC Children Hospital.Delbrook Park Braemar School, Playground Local Food Bank and Thrift, Store Donation Londsdale Shipyard, Splash Park

Newsletter:

Students and Teachers will work together to run a summer lemonade stand to sell homemade real fruit lemonade and energy bar at parks in the community. On Tuesday, teachers assist students to prepare equipment for a Lemonade stand. In the rest of the week, we will go to different playground and parks to sell our products. Teachers guide students in managing the operation including practicing business skills.

WEEK 2: Travel with Public Transportation in Vancouver

Date: July 10th -14th

DayProject Field Trip
1Learn About Public Transportation (PT) Systems in VancouverCapilano Library ( Bus and Walking)
2Learn About Safety on PTOlympic Valley (Bus, Seabus, Skytrain, Walking)
3Learn About Customer Service of PTBraemar Playground
4Explore PT Systems in VancouverYaletown Aqua Bus (Bus, Seabus, Aqua Bus, Walking)
5Make A Weekend PT Trip Plan for FamilyFairmont Park

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Children learn about safety and appropriate manners on Public Transportation while developing planning and organization skills. Our lovely little ones will explore the city and learn a great way to reduce traffic congestion and protect our environment. Please take your child to buy a compass card before the week.

WEEK 3: Nature Theme – Field Guide to Insects of The Pacific Northwest

Date: July 17th – July 21st

DayProjectField Trip
1Science: What Is An Insect?Mosquito Creek Park
2Dragan Flies and Butterflies in B.CFairmont Park
3Craft: Bug HotelMosquito Creek Park
4Insects HuntingCleveland Dam Park
5Bugs and SlugsCapilano Suspension Bridge

Newsletter

We will explore local parks and observing the insects in the natural habitat. Our field trips provide children with art, games, craft activities that helps them learn more about the characteristics and habits of different types of insects. Capilano Suspension Bridge is a great place to observe bugs and slugs.

WEEK 4: Nature Theme – Field Guide to Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Date: July 24th – July 28th

DayProjectField Trip
1DIY Bird FeederMosquito Creek Park
2B.C Woodland BirdsCleveland Dam Park
3Craft: Build Bird HouseMosquito Creek Park
4Bird-Watching Day + PicnicBurnaby Lake
5Waterfowl BirdsCapilano Pacific Trail ( 2 Kilo)

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We are so blessed to live in Vancouver because of so many great places for Bird Watching. We will be taking a guided tour of Burnaby Lake to learn to identify different types of birds and learn about how to protect their habitats.

WEEK 5: Science Mania – Fun With Science

Date: July 31st – August 4th  

DayProjectField Trip
1DIY CrystalsMosquito Creek Park
2DIY PlaydoughLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
3STEM Bath BombsDelbrook Park
4Science and MagicLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
5Science World Full Day Trip + (Aqua Bus)Science World

Newsletter

There are many science experiments that our children can try with basic household items. Our Science and Magic games also open a big door for children to explore science in life. They are going to Science World to end this fantastic week.

WEEK 6: Fun with food – Kitchen Safety and Recipe Collection

Date: August 7th – 11th

DayProjectField Trip
1Aug. 7th BC Day , Camp Closed 
2Kitchen Safety and Basic Cooking SkillsLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
3Homemade PizzaDelbrook Park
4Sushi MakingLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
5Baking: CookiesBraemar Playground

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As we all know the kitchen is always the heart of the home.  It’s where we gather to cook, eat, and create memories. Teachers supervise students to learn about kitchen tools safety and create their own recipes.

WEEK 7: Ocean Creatures on North Shore

Date: August 14th – August 18th

DayProjectField Trip
1Ocean AnimalsFraser River Discovery Center (New Westminster)
2Ocean PlantsMosquito Creek Park
3Deep Cove Park ExplorationDeep Cove Park Exploration
4Science: Ocean SlimeFairmont Park
5Ocean Art ActivitiesLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park

Newsletter:

We encourage our children to explore ocean creatures with us and learn about how take care of our beautiful north shore ocean creatures as a community member. We found a lot of rare sea creatures in Deep Cove Park in 2022. We are looking forward to a new adventure in 2023 summer.

WEEK 8: Art is From Nature

August 21st – August 25th

DayProjectField Trip
1Leaf and Flower PaperMosquito Creek Park
2Shell PendantGaribaldi Park
3Mini Fairy GardenDelbrook Park
4Mini Fairy GardenLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
5Art with Natrual MaterialMosquito Creek Park

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Art is from heart and from Nature. Our young minds can express their creativity and imagination with natural materials. It also add a unique and beautiful dimension to artistic creations. By using natural materials in art, children can learn to appreciate beauty of the natural world and develop a deeper understanding of their environment, as well as having fun time outside.

WEEK 9: Life Literacy – Nature Survival Skills

Date: AAugust 28th – September 1st

DayProjectField Trip
1Learning About NavigationFairmont Park
2Wild Animal TackingMosquito Creek Park
3Wild Animal Attack DrillLondsdale Shipyard Splash Park
4Edible Fruits and Berries of The Pacific NorthwestLynn Valley Park
5Setting Your Camping GroundMoodyvillage Park

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We definitely would love our children to master survival skills when living in North Shore. Teachers set a various of settings for children to practice living in nature. This is one of the most popular theme weeks in 2022 which has been rated the highest by parents.

Note:
1. Additional Fee is appliable to the tickets for Capilano Suspension Bridge, Science World, and Vancouver Aquarium.
2. Daily field trip may change depending on weather, children’s energy and learning plan change.
3. We will use public transportation for our field trips, which provides our children with a great opportunity to explore lower mainland.