UGDSB students focus on fun and learning at 3rd annual Camp Lift Off

July 19, 2017

GUELPH, Ontario – Kids in Guelph and Orangeville are spending the summer learning and having fun with friends, as Camp Lift Off celebrates its third year in the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Camp Lift Off is summer camp is for students in Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 offered by the UGDSB. This year, the camp is taking place at Parkinson Centennial Public School in Orangeville and Westwood Public School in Guelph. There are multiple classes running at each school, as well as an ESL class held at Westwood.

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Students from area schools attend the day-long camp for three weeks in the summer. They spend half of each day focused on academics, benefitting from reading tutors and scientists in the classroom. The rest of the day focuses on fun activities like Zumba or butter-making, and introduces the kids to life experiences, including trips to the Butterfly Conservatory, local museums and farms. There is also plenty of time for activity, dance and play.

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Camp Lift Off is free to attend and runs with the goal of providing students with opportunities they might not have access to otherwise. Each day children receive healthy meals and lunches and have experiences and fun with friends and classmates. Camp runs from July 5 to July 25, 2017.

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