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Summer Camps East Vancouver

Summer Camps 2017
East Vancouver

1) Pear Tree’s East Vancouver Summer Camp brochure (interactive)

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2) Register now for Pear Tree’s East Vancouver Summer Camps!

CAMPUS ADDRESS: Tai-Kong United Church, 4720 Elgin St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4S1.

Each camp registration requires a $100 + GST non-refundable deposit per course, which is to be paid immediately upon registration. To register, either book online using Amilia (option 1), or fill out the following registration form (option 2).

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Pear Tree Education is offering the ultimate in East Vancouver summer camps for boys and girls aged 5-14. Each summer camp run from 9am – 3pm.

Our East Vancouver camp is located at Tai-Kong United Church near Fraser St on Elgin St / E 31st. Close to Grays Park and Queen Elizabeth Park.

We are using the fantastic facilities of the Montessori preschool at the church:

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We have summer camps for 9 weeks (starting 4th July and finishing September 1st), with individual summer camps lasting 1 week.

All of our East Vancouver summer camps are designed by Pear Tree. Led by experienced Vancouver school teachers, our summer camps offer exceptional levels of safety, enjoyment and education!

We also offer two additional services including a Hot Lunch program ($65/wk) and pre-camp/after-camp care ($125/wk combo).

At $210 per camp, you won’t find a better value for money summer camp anywhere else in Vancouver!

About Pear Tree’s Summer Camps

Pear Tree Education is about to change your idea of summer camps. With any Pear Tree summer course, your child will spend as much time as possible outside, experiencing education hands-on in the open air. Your child will learn and experience diverse skills and goals, such as multidisciplines (science, math, social studies, and language arts), creativity, teamwork, technology, public speaking, and critical thinking. Furthermore, Pear Tree offers some of the most unique educational experiences, connecting education to the East Vancouver community! If your child has never taken a course with Pear Tree, we’re about to change your understanding of education, too, because Pear Tree Education is Vancouver’s one and only 21st century learning centre. All of our courses are taught by fully-qualified, experienced school teachers passionate about our system of learning. We’re confident you won’t find better a educational summer camp.

Summer Camp Prices 2017

If you book and pay your deposit by 15th April 2017, you will receive our discounted price of $210 per week! Furthermore, by booking 4 weeks or more of our summer camps, you could save up to 20% off our regular price. We’re confident you won’t find a better value for money summer camp! Prices are for 5-day weeks. On weeks with statutory holidays, the price will be calculated for the actual number of days. This applies to our Hot Lunch program, too.


Pear Tree Camp Highlights

  • 15 x kids per camp (maximum)
  • 1 x school teacher per class
  • Plus classroom assistant
  • (for young classes)
  • 1:5 ratio on field trips
  • Specialised first aid training for all managers and teachers
  • Very high quality camps
  • Amazing value for money!
  • Healthy balance of indoor/outdoor time

All prices subject to GST

Non-Refundable Deposit = $100 per course registration

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Additional Options

Pear Tree Education endeavours to provide the most complete summer camp service possible. In 2013, we introduced our Healthy Hot Lunch program to ensure that your child has the optimal nutrition for growth, energy, and mental alertness.

Hot Lunch Pricing 2017

  • PreCamp & AfterCamp Care
  • Hot Lunch Program

Why not take advantage of Pear Tree’s healthy Hot Lunch Program? For just $65 per week, your child will receive a 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! We have a 3-week menu cycle, so your child will have a lot of variety. What is more, we’ve turned picky eaters into adventurous ones! So, why not give our Hot Lunch program a try?

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Photos of our East Van Summer Camps!


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2017 Camps

Week 1: July 4th-8th (4-day week)

Nature Explorers (5-6)

Join us in a week of outdoor adventures, where we’ll learn about nature and how to take care of it!

We will learn about BC’s old growth forests, build a hummingbird feeder, use natural items to make eco art, and take photography of nature.

Through nature walks, lots of outdoor play, as well field trips to local natural settings, we’re sure you’ll discover something new about nature this week!

Super Scientists (7-9)

Get your lab coats and beakers ready!

Science is always fun when you’re doing the experiments! In this exciting, hands-on course, we’ll be conducting a variety of experiments, learning about the scientific method, carrying out observations and recording data in our science journals, just like real scientists.

Among our activities will be ‘Flubber’ making, dissections, and even kitchen science, where we get to eat our experiments!

Entrepreneurs (10-14)

Becoming an entrepreneur is incredibly exciting! You’re involved in every aspect of your business and its products/services! It’s also something best learned about while you’re young and daring!

In Pear Tree’s Entrepreneur course, your child will work in small teams to create a product and/or service, they’ll make their own WordPress website complete with plug-ins, and they’ll give sales presentations.

Entrepreneur is a wonderful course to learn about public speaking, critical thinking, web design, innovation, and collaboration.

Week 2: July 10th – 14th

Painter’s Pallet (5-6)

As painters, we will have lots of time to try different paints and painting techniques! We’ll work with water colour, acrylic and tempera paints.

Our paintings will be inspired by nature, animals, literature, our friends and family, and even the summer weather!

The young artists of this course will have a small portfolio of art pieces to share with you at the end of this week.

Ancient Olympians (7-9)

In this course, students will learn about Ancient Greek myths and legends, and make connections to how Ancient Greece influenced today’s society.

We’ll cook food and feast like the Ancient Greeks, create some Greek mosaic art, build a Greek-inspired building and perform Greek Reader’s Theater.

Our course will be concluded with “Mini Olympics”, where students in the course design the activities for all Pear Tree students to participate in! This is a great leadership and community building opportunity.

Sports Science (10-14)

Science separates sports amateurs from the professionals.

At Pear Tree, in addition to playing different sports, students will study and implement sports health and food nutrition, make their own smoothies and health snacks, practice special exercising methods (incl. plyometrics), use technology & apps, and develop their own digital training regime.

PLEASE NOTE: Pear Tree’s healthy Hot Lunch Program is mandatory for this course, as food is provided throughout the week. Therefore, an additional $65 must be added to the camp price.

Week 3: July 17th – 21st

Go Green Eco Team (5-6)

Want to learn about how you can “go green”?

At Pear Tree, you’ll learn how to be better citizens, both locally and globally, through fun and practical ways. We’ll plant terrariums, create our own worm farm, and even make our own eco-friendly soap!

Some great outdoor activities we’ll be doing include participating in recycling relays, as well as storm drain marking to increase awareness about protecting our local salmon streams!

Photography (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.

Film Noir (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 4: July 24th – 28th

Our Community (5-6)

We will explore the roles of various important members of our community, including fire fighters, construction workers, doctors, police officers and veterinarians.

These roles will be explored through art, literature, and dramatic play. Students will take on the roles of different community members, design their own town, and learn how they fit in our community.

Medieval Times (7-9)

Hear ye, Hear ye, all Lords and Ladies! Join us for a week of medieval times.

During the camp, you’ll make shields, create a crown, design a personal crest, build a castle, and design a mini catapult.

This course also includes many drama and public speaking activities, with the opportunity to perform like a person from the Medieval times!

N.B. This class will not participate in any activities related to violence, so no need to ask!

Kids Can Cook! (10-14)

Do you want to learn how to make healthy and delicious snacks and meals? Join us in another week of more cooking and baking! In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to read recipes and measure ingredients, learn about nutrition and healthy living, as well as the importance of kitchen safety. You’ll visit a local restaurant, too! Each day you’ll cook two dishes, and will take home your own recipe book at the end of the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Pear Tree’s Hot Lunch Program is mandatory for this course, as food is provided throughout the week. Therefore, an additional $65 must be added to the camp price.

Week 5: July 31st – August 4th

Super Structures (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!

Film Studios (7-9)

Calling all future movie directors! Using computers and digital cameras, your team will create and direct several of your own animations and short films.

You’ll make storyboards and scenery, and will create your own short animation and film. You’ll learn how to add voice overs, words, music and sound effects. Each day, we will learn a different drama technique, and we’ll even do some of our own acting to film!

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

‘Pear’formers (10-14)

Dance, theatre, and musical theatre, Pear Tree’s Pearformers course has a little bit of everything of the performing arts! We’re bringing Broadway to East Broadway.

Whether or not your child already does acting , dancing, or singing, in Pearformers we’ll start from the basics and will work upwards to create small group performances. If you’re confident enough to do a solo performance, there’s room for that, too!

Come and discover your inner talents!

Week 6: August 8th – 12th (4-day week)

Drama 101 (5-6)

Let your imaginations run wild in this class! Dramatic play is not only fun and engaging for young children, but it’s an important way for them to explore and make sense of the adult world.

Our drama specialist will engage students in a variety of drama-based games, and provide a safe environment for children to try out different roles.

Students will also have lots of opportunities for play-based learning in our dramatic play centers.

O’ Canada! (7-9)

Let’s celebrate the amazing country we live in!

We’ll read different stories about Canada and Canadians, make some Canadian food, create some epic pictures and paintings in the style of Emily Carr, learn about some great Canadian inventors and inventions, be inspired by Canadian athletes, and look at Canadian wildlife and nature.

Phew! So much in 4 days!

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

Book Circles (10-14)

Pear Tree is offering kids the chance to learn how to excel in Language Arts!

By working with engaging and relevant Canadian texts for young readers, students will learn how to truly understand and analyse literature.

We’ll use technology, research, and presentations to further enrich learning. There’ll also be a strong writing element to the course.

Week 7: August 14th – 18th

Story World (5-6)

In Pear Tree’s Story World camp, we’ll explore graphic novels, picture books and short stories as a way to develop our literacy skills!

Some of the important literacy skills we will practice daily include making inferences, asking questions, and connecting to characters’ feelings in books.

Each class, we will explore different authors and genres. These books will inspire art, drama and other activities. We will even make our own short picture book!

Food, Glorious Food! (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.

PLEASE NOTE: Pear Tree’s healthy Hot Lunch Program is mandatory for this course, as food is provided throughout the week. Therefore, an additional $65 must be added to the camp price.

Young Detectives (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.

Week 8: August 21st – 25th

Wetland Wonders (5-6)

Trout Lake offers a great, safe place for young students to learn about some local wetland animals up close!

Wetlands are an important part of Vancouver’s ecosystem, and as young biologists, we’ll study some of wetlands features up close.

We will learn about the life cycle of a frog, study water plants, observe local birds, and do pond dipping! Each day will have a different focus and we will explore through art, drama, literature and experiments.

Eco Art (7-9)

Some of the most fun art to create is made of different recycled materials, mediums and of course, your imagination!

Each day will have a different focus of reusable materials and visual elements. While students will still use traditional materials such as paint, construction paper and pastels, we’ll also use natural items such as cork, stones and leaves, as well as recycled materials such as buttons, glass jars, newspapers and fabric.

Graphic Novels ‘17 (10-14)

Come and experience Pear Tree’s amazing updated version of its already much-loved Graphic Novels course!

Taking advantage of some amazing changes in technology, your child will get to create graphic novels on a level of sophistication never before imaginable and with unlimited potential.

In this course, we combine literacy, acting, photography, art and technology to create our own high-quality digital graphic novels to take home at the end of the course.

Week 9: August 28th – September 1st

Fairy Tale Theatre (5-6)

Once upon a time at Pear Tree, we had a camp about Fairy Tales! Kings, evil stepmothers, princesses and magic are some of the topics we will explore.

You’ll build houses for the Three Little Pigs, bake gingerbread men, and engage in dramatic play related to fairy tales. We will even read fractured fairy tales!

This is an excellent course to develop reading and speaking skills in a fun and creative way!

Space: the Final Frontier (7-9)

Do you know what it takes to fly to the moon, or even beyond? Take a trip into space with Pear Tree’s out-of-this-world Space Invader’s camp!

Train like an astronaut, build and test space technology, and learn about the possibility of living on other planets. We’ll also make lunatic landers and other simulated spacecrafts to explore life in space and other planets.

At the end of the week, we’ll apply our knowledge of space to our “Space Mission”, to see if human life can exist on a mysterious new planet.

TV Reporters (10-14)

Do you like being in front of the camera? Whether you’re interested in Talk Shows, weather reports, movie reviews, or on-location News Reports, Pear Tree’s TV reporter has something for you.

Over the week, you’ll prepare and create a series of different TV productions using digital technology, and edit them using sophisticated video editing software you’ll even use Green Screen effects! During the course, you will go on a field trip to the CTV newsroom.

This is an amazing course for developing Public Speaking skills!

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Goals for Learning

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

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