Discovery Club Summer 2017 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
Celebrate (week 1 / July 4) – Canada's 150th birthday, carnival
Imagine and Explore (week 2 / July 10) – make music with guest "In A Chord," art projects
Up, Up, Away (week 3 / July 17) – explore nature in the air
Wet and Wild (week 4 / July 24) – explore nature in the water
Bits and Bite (week 5 / July 31) – Iron Chef, make fresh, healthy, yummy snacks from scratch
Acting Up (week 6 / August 8) – pajama day, masquerade, talent show
Funlandia (week 7 / August 14) – explore nature on land
Power Up (week 8 / August 21) – read-steady-go with STEM science projects and competitions
Jaws, Paws, Claws (week 9 / August 28) – explore biodiversity

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 3 and Monday August 7 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
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, King George spray park, Chaldecott spray park, Steveston spray park, Stanley Park spray park, Queen's spray park; Spanish Banks, Kitsilano, Second beaches; Memorial South, Queen Elizabeth parks; field trip indoor options include: Go Bananas, Science World, the aquarium, Kerrisdale Play Palace, Bloedel conservatory, bowling. 

 

 

 

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