Summer Camp

An all-girl summer camp in Victoria, BC

This camp is just for girls! We have planned a wide variety of summer camps to appeal to the interests of girls from Kindergarten to Grade 6 (plus a Robotics camp for Grades 5-8). Each week of summer camp is robust, with plenty of activity, field trips, and supported by guests and specialist helpers. Our camps for girls are open to St. Margaret’s students as well as girls in the Greater Victoria community. Camp themes include Pizzeria Restaurant, Wild Water Fun, Ocean-inspired Art, Musical Theatre Camp, Learn to Sew, as well as NEW specialty camps like Robotics and Self.i.e girls' empowerment camp! See full camp descriptions below. Recommended by Huffington Post: UNIQUE SUMMER CAMPS IN CANADA (for CoderGirl)

Camp Days/Hours: Camps run July 4 to August 11, Mon–Fri , 8am–5:30pm (*except CoderGirl see below). Families may register for all five weeks, or register week-by-week for flexibility. Full week attendance is required, as there will not be a pro-rated fee for partial attendance.

Camp Fees: $250 / week or $200 for 4-day weeks containing statutory holidays (*except CoderGirl see below)

Registration & Inquiries: Space is limited and registration will be first come, first served. To register, or to ask questions, please contact Janine Cowie: by email or by phone 250-727-7163.

Registration Forms (2017) |  Program Policies (please read)



Please note, some of our camps are sold out and no longer taking registration: CoderGirl, Ocean-Inspired Art, Pizzeria, Sew Sisters. But we've got lots of other great camps still with room, take a look below!
 

SMS Camps 2017


WILD WATER FUN | July 10–14 | Grades K to 4

This week is filled with water activities, including a pool, sprinkler, water balloons and more. With the beach party theme, we will also have fun crafts, games and snacks to make for the best ‘stay-cation’. What better way to cool off in the summer heat than to participate in this water explosion beach party!


ROBOTICS CAMP | July 17 – 21 | Girls entering Grades 5-8

If you’ve ever wanted to control a robot, this is the camp for you! Using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and EV3 robots, girls will learn skills for building and programming a robot. Each day, campers work in small groups and use camp equipment to build a different robot to complete that day’s challenges. The camp will be led by the FIX IT robotics team, a local team that competes internationally in a robotics competitions. This camp is a great opportunity to learn skills for girls on FIRST® LEGO® League teams. Space is limited to 18 girls.


MUSICAL THEATRE | July 24–28 | Grades K to 4

Are you a performer in the making? This drama camp exposes young performers to the elements of musical theatre. The girls will focus on specific workshops in dancing, singing, and acting in the morning followed by drama games and outdoor activities in the afternoons.


SELF.I.E. | July 31–Aug 4 | Girls entering Grades 5 and 6 only

At St. Margaret's School we encourage the idea of girls supporting and encouraging other girls. Our SELF.I.E. camp is a unique pilot program led by impassioned high school girls with the desire to share their knowledge with younger girls who are about to embark on the same journey they did just a few years ago.

SELF.I.E. Camp (Self Inspiration and Empowerment) is specifically designed for girls in their pre-teen years. The transition to middle school can be tough, so building a strong sense of self and the skills to cope with this change is essential. In a relaxed, fun, and inclusive environment, each day of the camp will focus on a different core idea which we believe is vital to the concept of “Self”: self-defence, self-care, self-acceptance, self-expression, and selflessness. The girls will participate in a variety of activities and reflections with the purpose of developing “self,” as well as to gain an appreciation of what it means to support one another as girls. Activities will include a social media workshop, a self-defence workshop, mindful yoga, baking, mask-making, dance, splatter paint, community service and more.


HOLIDAY HOOPLA | Aug 8–11 | Grades K to 4

This week is dedicated to Birthdays, Canada Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. A week full of crafts, songs, games snacks and more are in store so we can celebrate the holidays. Bring your imagination!



The Following Camps are SOLD OUT


FULL: PIZZERIA RESTAURANT | July 4–7 | Grades K to 4

This camp will take girls from the imaginative restaurant play to creating a real restaurant. Our skills will start with creating a menu and finish with serving customers in our St. Margaret's Pizzeria. Skills in customer service, team work, and managing money will be explored.


FULL: OCEAN-INSPIRED ART CAMP | July 17–21 | Grades K to 4

The girls will explore their relationships to water and the ocean through the visual arts. Students will be able to render water, ocean, marine animals and plants using different media. We will draw and paint by observing marine habitats in nature and books.


FULL: CODERGIRL | Girls entering Grade 5 & 6: July 4–7 | Girls entering Grade 3 & 4: July 10–14

Presented in partnership by Girls Learning Code, Science Venture, and St. Margaret’s School

CoderGirl Camp is designed for creative girls who want to use technology to change the world. This camp gives girls the chance to discover the world of code, building critical computer science skills in a fun and engaging environment! Design games, build robots, create apps, and even do some 3D modelling through our innovative camp that aims to create a new generation of technology producers. Camp will also include daily Computer Science Unplugged activities, to introduce students to Computational Thinking separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Most importantly, no programming is required! All new activities for 2017!

Camp Times: 9:00am-4:00pm | Costs for Gr.5/6 July 4-7: $160 (4-day week) | Costs for Gr.3/4 July 10-14: $200 (5-day week)

Please Note: Registration for this camp is handled separately. Click here to register starting April 3

Questions about CoderGirl? Contact STEM program coordinator Lauren Hudson


FULL: SEW SISTERS | July 31–Aug 4 | Grades K to 3

Sewing is such a great life long skills and is so creative AND useful, not to mention fun! This camp will introduce the girls to proper sewing techniques. We will stuff, stitch and sew a variety of projects. Introduction to knitting and crochet included!


 

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