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.
WEEK 1: Leadership Theme (Social Responsibility and Empathy) – Super Heroes
Date: July 3th-7th
|1||Create Your Own Superhero + Super Hero Spots||Delbrook Park|
|2-5||Real-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|
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
|1||Learn About Public Transportation (PT) Systems in Vancouver||Capilano Library ( Bus and Walking)|
|2||Learn About Safety on PT||Olympic Valley (Bus, Seabus, Skytrain, Walking)|
|3||Learn About Customer Service of PT||Braemar Playground|
|4||Explore PT Systems in Vancouver||Yaletown Aqua Bus (Bus, Seabus, Aqua Bus, Walking)|
|5||Make A Weekend PT Trip Plan for Family||Fairmont Park|
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
|1||Science: What Is An Insect?||Mosquito Creek Park|
|2||Dragan Flies and Butterflies in B.C||Fairmont Park|
|3||Craft: Bug Hotel||Mosquito Creek Park|
|4||Insects Hunting||Cleveland Dam Park|
|5||Bugs and Slugs||Capilano Suspension Bridge|
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
|1||DIY Bird Feeder||Mosquito Creek Park|
|2||B.C Woodland Birds||Cleveland Dam Park|
|3||Craft: Build Bird House||Mosquito Creek Park|
|4||Bird-Watching Day + Picnic||Burnaby Lake|
|5||Waterfowl Birds||Capilano Pacific Trail ( 2 Kilo)|
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
|1||DIY Crystals||Mosquito Creek Park|
|2||DIY Playdough||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|3||STEM Bath Bombs||Delbrook Park|
|4||Science and Magic||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|5||Science World Full Day Trip + (Aqua Bus)||Science World|
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
|1||Aug. 7th BC Day , Camp Closed|
|2||Kitchen Safety and Basic Cooking Skills||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|3||Homemade Pizza||Delbrook Park|
|4||Sushi Making||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|5||Baking: Cookies||Braemar Playground|
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
|1||Ocean Animals||Fraser River Discovery Center (New Westminster)|
|2||Ocean Plants||Mosquito Creek Park|
|3||Deep Cove Park Exploration||Deep Cove Park Exploration|
|4||Science: Ocean Slime||Fairmont Park|
|5||Ocean Art Activities||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
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
|1||Leaf and Flower Paper||Mosquito Creek Park|
|2||Shell Pendant||Garibaldi Park|
|3||Mini Fairy Garden||Delbrook Park|
|4||Mini Fairy Garden||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|5||Art with Natrual Material||Mosquito Creek Park|
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
|1||Learning About Navigation||Fairmont Park|
|2||Wild Animal Tacking||Mosquito Creek Park|
|3||Wild Animal Attack Drill||Londsdale Shipyard Splash Park|
|4||Edible Fruits and Berries of The Pacific Northwest||Lynn Valley Park|
|5||Setting Your Camping Ground||Moodyvillage Park|
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.
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.