Discovery Club Summer 2019 Program
A plan of activities for the week is posted by your child’s sign-in book. Bring a bathing suit and towel everyday as we have scheduled and spur-of-the-moment water play.

Weekly Themes
Fun with Faces (week 1 / July 2) – paint masks and paint faces
Caribbean Carnival (weeks 2 / July 8) – special events with author Nadia Hohn at Joy Kogawa House
Art Attack (week 3 / July 15) – create marbleized paper and slime
Spin your Wheels (week 4 / July 22) – bring your bicycle…use our scooters
What’s the Buzz (week 5 / July 29) – exploring nature
Berry Delicious (week 6 / August 6) – food week includes a blueberry pick and pie
Power Up (week 7 / August 12) – science projects includes a roller coaster race
Game On (week 8 / August 19) – dry and wet group games on the backfield
Let’s Celebrate (week 9 / August 26) – new moments mixed with old memories
Centre Play
Centre play is every day before and after theme activities or field trips.

Outdoor centre play includes using equipment from our sports shed, the DLG playgrounds and visits to community parks that are within walking distance in Marpole.

Indoor centre play is in our portables with organized and free-play options like arts-crafts, baking for snack, building, cars, dance, dress-up and games.

The indoor routine also includes individual and small group English language and math skills tutoring – please speak to our staff if your child needs specific help.

Field Trips
Field trips leave after the 10 am snack and aim to return by 3 pm; any changes to the leave / return times will be posted by the beginning of the week. We drive our centre bus and mini-van for field trips. We plan sunny and rainy day options for each field trip day but our first choice is to go to parks and beaches. We may change times / days due to weather and available booking times at some indoor options.

Routine for Week 1 and Week 6
The centre is closed Monday, July 1 and Monday, August 5 so the routine is a little different. This week includes: theme activities, a safety and social contract review, centre play and a field trip day which will be posted at the beginning of the week.

Routine for all other Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Mondays: outdoor team games like parachute, soccer, California kickball. If there are no water restrictions, we have backfield water play with squirters, sprinklers and slip-and-slide - bring a bathing suit and towel; centre play and weekly theme activity.

Tuesdays / Thursdays: centre play and weekly theme activities

Wednesdays / Fridays: field trip outdoor options include Maple Grove pool, Douglas wading pool, Oak spray park; King George spray park, Chaldecott spray park, Steveston spray park, Stanley Park spray park, Queen's spray park; Spanish Banks, Kitsilano, Stanley Park Second beaches; Memorial South, Queen Elizabeth, Trout Lake parks; field trip indoor options include: Go Bananas, Fun 4 Kids, theH.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bloedel conservatory, bowling.

Routine for Week 9
We are in the portables but some furniture and supplies will be moved into our designated DLG space this week due to the upcoming construction of a new school. We are still staying open in order to provide needed child care. Our routine may be very different. We still plan on having fun.

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