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27th May, 2015

Vancouver Courier article about Pear Tree’s Summer Camps

Pear Tree’s Summer Camps discussed in today’s Vancouver Courier In today’s issue (May 27th) of the Vancouver Courier, Pear Tree Education make an appearance on pages A16-A17 as part of the newspaper’s Summer Camp-o-Rama article. Journalist, Shannon Lynch, was interested to know more about the benefits of kids attending Pear Tree’s summer camps, considering that […]

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22nd Apr, 2015

Pear Tree Summer Camps Mentioned on Global TV

Pear Tree Summer Camps Mentioned on Global TV Early this morning, Christine Pilkington from went on Global TV to announce the release of their Top 100 summer camps, as well as their featured summer camps. As part of the interview, Pear Tree’s summer camps were mentioned. Christine highlights that Pear Tree has opened two […]

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27th Aug, 2014

Summer Camps 2014 Highlights!

Firstly, we would like to thank our students, their parents, and our instructors for helping us make summer 2014 the biggest and best yet! From the following pictures from 2014, 2013, and 2012, you’ll have a good idea of how popular our summer camps have become. We have been almost completely full for 9 weeks […]

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29th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 4 Highlights

Just when you thought you knew Pear Tree Education! Week 4 saw the introduction of Pear Tree’s new Legends & Fairytales summer camp. Admittedly, parents and kids didn’t know quite what to expect from this course. Would they just read fairy tales? Of course not!! In true Pear Tree style, the kids did so many […]

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Summer Camps: Week 3 Highlights

What a bumper action-filled week! We’re a little late posting information about Week 3, but that doesn’t mean that the week wasn’t amazing! Quite the opposite, in fact! Urban Gardener students had a truly hands-on week, planting beans and flowers. They did flower dissections, and created clay diagrams of the different parts of a plant. […]

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15th Jul, 2013

Public Speaking in Pear Tree Education’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ Course

Pear Tree’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ course isn’t just about kids cooking! In true Pear Tree style, the kids will be giving daily mini PowerPoint presentations to the other classes about the day’s Hot Lunch (today is Turkey Chilli). They’ll be explaining the main ingredients, the nutrition and what this does for the body. So, this […]

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13th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 2 Highlights

Every Pear Tree summer camp is action packed, but this week especially so! For each day of the Super Scientists course, students studied different sub-themes, which included polymers, eggs, bubbles, and density. There were so many great moments throughout the Super Scientists course, but probably the highlight was the Sink or Float game. This really exemplified […]

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5th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 1 highlights

Pear Tree Education’s summer camps have got off to a great start! The kids are having fun, making friends, and learning lots of cool things Week 1’s camp themes included Westcoast Creatures and Photography. Below you can see some of the learning that is taking place at Pear Tree, and we’ll be posting more photos […]

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23rd Aug, 2012

Thank you Pear Tree summer camp students!

We would like to thank students, parents, and teachers for making Pear Tree’s first summer camp such an amazing one! It was incredible not only how many but also how lovely you all are!  We felt great pride in offering Pear Tree courses to each and every one of you. In turn, we were treated […]

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18th Aug, 2012

Week 6: Animation Movie Studio

The last week of Pear Tree’s summer camps included the Animation Movie Studio course. Working with a variety of materials including coloured card, clay, and Lego, the students made a different mini slowmation video every day of the week. At the end of the week, the students took home a CD with a copy of […]

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12th Aug, 2012

Week 5: Kids Can Cook!

And boy, can these kids ever cook! Our ten young chefs, aged 4-7, cooked over 10 snacks and meals this week. Led by “Chef Lindsey”, the students learned about creating balanced meals, the food groups, and even how sugar can impact their bodies. They learned about dicing, chopping, using equipment safely, the differences between fresh […]

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Week 5: Young Detectives

These young detectives had a fantastic week learning about fingerprints, footprints, working with Facial Composite Software, solving mystery powder challenges by using acid/base indicators, and even extracting DNA from a banana! Each day, Detective Simran introduced her students to a different concept used by real forensic scientists, and students applied a variety of skills and […]

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2nd Aug, 2012

Week 4: Graphic Novels Galore

We’ve been reading, writing and inferring up a storm this past week in the “Making Graphic Novels” course! Graphic novels are a big hit with kids these days, and from an educator’s perspective, they are a really important learning resource for developing important skills for the 21st century. Not only do students need to read […]

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Week 3: The Go Green Eco Team hits the streets of Kitsilano

Just like the Lorax, the students at Pear Tree  “…speak for the trees!” While most students at Pear Tree are already environmentally conscious, the students in the Go Green Eco Team summer camp learned even more about how to make a positive impact on the environment! In addition to making eco-friendly soap, planting a terrarium, […]

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Week 4: Super Scientists continued

After the Flubber experiment, the Pear Tree students also made bouncy balls and inflating balloons. Much of Super Scientists is about kids gaining a deeper understanding of different properties of matter. People often assume that there are only three types of matter: liquids, solids, gases. However, there are also polymers! Pear Tree’s young scientists also […]

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1st Aug, 2012

Week 4: Super Scientists

Super Scientists kicks off the week with Flubber! What a fantastic start to our Super Scientist course! After learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, the young scientists learned that some things can have the properties of both a solid and a liquid. And what a better way to discover this than by […]

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Week 2: Nature Nurturers [Updated with Magazine!]

Pear Tree has three unique ‘Earth-Friendly’ courses: West Coast Creatures, Nature Nurturers, and Go Green Eco Team. Each course is quite different: In West Coast Creatures, students learn about B.C. wildlife. In Nature Nurturers, students learn about B.C.’s environment and to redevelop a connection with that environment (e.g. through gardening). In Go Green Eco Team, […]

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28th Jul, 2012

Week 2: Kids Can Cook!

Pear Tree was overwhelmed with demand for its Kids Can Cook! course. That’s great, because we believe that everyone should know about cooking and nutrition. During the summer camp course, the students made fruit smoothies, buttermilk pancakes, quesadillas, bran muffins, and much more! The week ended with an exciting field trip to a new Yaletown […]

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18th Jul, 2012

Week 1: West Coast Creatures (Updated)

For Pear Tree’s younger students, West Coast Creatures offered the perfect balance of fun and learning. Each day the students studied a different west coast creatures, including hummingbirds, sea stars, orcas, and bears. The kids went on a field trip to the Jericho beach and the Vancouver Aquarium where they explored marine life, both big and […]

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17th Jul, 2012

Week 1: Photography & Card Design Camp

Students aged 8-11 produced some outstanding work considering their young age and limited experience in Pear Tree’s photography & card design camp. This popular course covered a wide range of topics, such as perspective, angles, rule of thirds, backgrounds, portraits, close ups, landscapes, apertures, focal depth, still life, contrast, and black and white photos. The […]

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