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Spring Camps Vancouver

Spring Camps Vancouver 2016

Our 2016 Spring Camps Vancouver brochure is now available. You can register as of September 9th, 2015.

If you’d like to see how great our 2015 Spring Camps Vancouver were, please check out our Facebook page and blog!

Pear Tree’s Spring Camp Vancouver 2016 brochure

Pear Tree Spring Camp Vancouver Brochure

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Everything that we offer is educational, fun, and memorable. We go above and beyond what any other Vancouver Spring Break camp will ever offer you!
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About Pear Tree’s Spring Camps Vancouver

Pear Tree Education is about to change your idea of Vancouver spring camps. With any Pear Tree spring camp, your child will spend as much time as possible out of the classroom, experiencing education hands-on in the open air. Your child will learn and experience diverse skills and objectives, such as multidisciplines (science, math, social studies, and language arts), creativity, leadership, teamwork, technology, public speaking, critical thinking, etc. Furthermore, we connect education to real life; after all, this is the Pear Tree method!

And, if your child has never taken a spring camp with Pear Tree before, we’re about to change your understanding of education, too, because Pear Tree is Vancouver’s first 21st century K-7 private elementary school and learning centre. All of our courses are taught by fully-qualified, experienced school teachers, who are also passionate about Pear Tree’s system of learning.

Spring Camps Vancouver – 2016 Prices

Book 2 weeks or more, and save 10% per week on the camp price!

We’re confident you won’t find a better value-for-money educational Spring camp!

All prices subject to GST
Non-Refundable Deposit = $100 per course registration*

* Please read our Terms & Conditions and Waver in our brochure above

 

 “I believe my daughter benefited a lot from attending the camps so a big thank you is in order for all the staff at Peartree.”

“My son has really enjoyed his week at your spring camp! This morning he was looking glum and I asked why the long face. He said it was because today was the last day of camp L!!.”

“My son and daughter had a great time at camp. As a parent I was also thrilled with how happy and stimulated they both seemed after. They were proud of their work and I had the sense that the camp allowed them to stretch their creative muscles.”

 

Additional Options

Pear Tree endeavours to provide the most complete Vancouver spring camp service possible. Check out our popular Hot Lunch program!

PreCamp & AfterCamp Care

Supervision-pricing

 

Hot Lunch Program

Why not take advantage of Pear Tree’s Hot Lunch Program? For just $60 per week, your child will receive a healthy combination of a hot meal with salad or veggies; oatmeal, wholegrain pasta salad, bagels, fruit or a granola bar in the morning; and a muffin, cheese or fruit in the afternoon!

Hot-Lunch-pricing

 

Spring Camp Vancouver – Course Options

Week 1: March 14th – 18th

Super Structures (Ages 5-6)

Do you like to build things? Are you an aspiring engineer? Then this hands-on exploration course is for you!

During this course, you will learn basic building principals and apply your knowledge by taking part in daily structure challenges!

You will learn how to apply critical thinking skills, how to be a creative designer and problem-solver, and apply math, science and design concepts using a variety of building materials, including straws, paper, clay, blocks, K’Nex, Lego and even eggs!

Food, Glorious Food! (Ages 7-9)

Yes, food is glorious! Vancouver is such a “foodie” city, with so many different dishes and fresh, healthy things to eat.

In this course, we’ll introduce students to basic nutrition, prepare a dish each class, learn about fitness and healthy living. We will do blind taste-testing, make food art, and even take food photography!

Students will gain an appreciation for trying new things and how food impacts their body.

Film Noir (Ages 10-14)

Pear Tree is bringing the old with this homage to film noir cinema. We have one week to create, film, and edit a neo noir movie, and we need your help!

With movies requiring a massive team, there is guaranteed to be a role for you: live acting, voice overs, directing, filming, editing, music, or writing.

Come and find out if you can make it in the movie industry.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that students bring their own rechargeable digital cameras with a video mode or iPads.

Week 2: March 21st – 25th

Salmon Project (Ages 5-6)

Do you want to feel iike a biologist and study the life cycle of an animal up-close? Pear Tree is raising 55 Coho salmon!

In this course, we’ll learn about the salmon life cycle, and do lots of hands-on activities, art, and experiments to develop your science skills.

Students participating in this course are invited to join us with their parents in releasing the salmon at Beaver Creek in Stanley Park at the beginning of April!

Photography (Ages 7-9)

Vancouver is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, especially in the summer! Join us for a week of capturing this beauty by learning about composition and creating meaning behind photography.

You’ll learn all about basic digital photography techniques and use these to take some great photos. As well, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your photos into cards.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that students bring their own digital camera for this course.

Young Detectives (Ages 10-14)

If you love problem solving, science and a good mystery, this is the course for you!

Through age-appropriate mysteries, you’ll learn about DNA, fingerprints, footprints and other trace evidence, as well as facial composites.

You’ll develop deduction, math skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills by working collaboratively.

The skills you learn will be put to the test on the final day, when we create a crime scene for you to investigate.

Outdoor Time!

As educational experts, Pear Tree’s spring camps have a balance of indoor and outdoor time. As part of both our course and recreation time, we ensure that our students go outside every day.
For outdoor time, Pear Tree has a 1:5 staff/student ratio.

See our brochure for a sample timetable.

How to Register

You can register online using the above form (near top of page).

Alternatively, you can register by email. What information we require from you for registration:

  • Course(s) attending and dates
  • Your child’s name, date of birth, gender, and any dietary/medical information required
  • Your full contact details (name, address, telephone number (including emergency contact details – if different), email address)
  • Additional options (if required), i.e. Hot Lunch and/or PreCamp/AfterCamp Supervision

Payment methods:
We accept Visa/Mastercard by phone or in person, as well as cash and cheque payments.

Deposits are required immediately upon registration. Please do not register if you are unsure about your booking or are unwilling to pay the deposit immediately.

What information we require from you for registration:

  • Course(s) attending and dates
  • Your child’s name, date of birth, gender, and any dietary/medical information required
  • Your full contact details (name, address, telephone number (including emergency contact details – if different), email address)
  • Additional options (if required), i.e. Hot Lunch and/or PreCamp/AfterCamp Supervision

Payment methods:

We accept Visa/Mastercard by phone or in person, as well as cash and cheque payments.

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are subject to GST (5%).
  • Your child will be registered only when a $100 deposit has been received for the specific course(s) they are attending.
  • Deposits are non-refundable (except in the event that course is cancelled), but may be transferred to alternative courses, subject to availability.
  • Deposits cannot be combined.
  • You are permitted to switch your current registration to one of our other courses up to 7 days before the start of the current course.
  • Full payment must be received before the start of the course.
  • If you require the Hot Lunch option, this must be booked and paid for no later than 1 week before the start of the associated course.
  • Pear Tree has a 3-bite policy for its Hot Lunch program in order to ensure that every child eats and tries at least this quantity of food.
  • Requests for refunds can be made in writing or in person up to 2 weeks (14 days) before the start of the applicable course(s). We will refund your money in the manner it was originally paid to us, less the $100 non-refundable deposit(s).
  • If your child is asked to leave our course(s) due to bad behaviour, no refund will be issued.
  • In the event that there are insufficient students registered in your course, Pear Tree Education reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this course, but will offer you the choice of an alternative course or a full refund.
  • Curricula content may vary from the course description advertised.
  • For welfare purposes, parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are dropped off and picked up by an adult – regardless of the age of your children. Unlike a regular school, Pear Tree students cannot arrive or leave unaccompanied (i.e. without a responsible adult).
  • Unless you are registered for our Pre-Camp service, student arrival time should be no earlier than 8.50am. If children arrive earlier, parents must remain with their children until 8.50am, at which time the children can enter the classroom.
  • Pear Tree Education reserves the right to charge a fee for after-camp supervision in the event of very late or persistently late pick up times.
    Additionally, Pear Tree must be informed, in advance, of the details of any person (or changes in person) that will be picking up your children, whether this be a relative, nanny, or family friend. You can do this by email or in person.
  • If you do not wish to choose Pear Tree’s ‘Hot Lunch’ option, you are responsible for providing your children with a healthy packed lunch. As part of our educational philosophy of connecting education real life, this lunch must be a healthy, well-balanced meal (i.e. one that contains complex carbohydrates, vegetables, protein, healthy fats, and ideally essential fatty acids). Pizzas, hamburgers and hot dogs – even homemade versions – are not permitted at Pear Tree. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our food policy.
  • Due to our general commitment to all of our students, it is difficult for Pear Tree staff to dedicate time to purchasing meals for individual students, because we would have less staff available for the other child. Furthermore, Pear Tree does not support and will not partake in the purchase of any fast foods or any foods that Pear Tree deems to be unhealthy or inadequately nutritious for your child.
  • Failure to abide by the terms & conditions above could leave to the cancellation of your registration with no refunds on course payments.

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Goals for Learning

  • critical thinking
  • learning collaboratively
  • presentation skills
  • hands-on exploration
  • applying technology
Grades 2-5

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