Kids’ Camps in the Hills

Photo Courtesy: Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives in Brampton.

2019 March Break Kids’ Camps and Activities in Headwaters

Are you looking for local March Break camps and activities to keep your kids busy and engaged for the week – or even just a day or two? There’s a huge range available, from outdoor fun at Teen Ranch in Caledon to educational drop-in days at Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives. Please let us know of newcomers on the scene – in Erin, Dufferin, Caledon, Creemore and area – we should be listing here, or if you spot an error or omission. Submit your camp information.

Contact Janet Dimond ([email protected]) and she’ll be happy to help.

Wishing you happy camping from In The Hills!

MAR 8 – 10: March Break Camp for a Weekend (Junior) – Ages 8-11 Bring your friends and test drive camp at Teen Ranch for a weekend during the March Break! Three fun-filled days, two exciting nights and five great meals. A ton of camp fun including trail rides, skating, tubing, amazing games and campfires. (All activities are weather permitting.) Senior Weekend (ages 12–16): March 15–17. Camp runs from Friday at 7pm to Sunday at 1pm. $130. Teen Ranch, 20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519-941-4501; [email protected], teenranch.com

Mar 11 – 13: March Break Art Workshops – Ages 5+ Mar 11: Easter Watercolours. Learn some fun watercolour techniques and create a collection of adorable Easter-inspired watercolours. Ages 5+. 9am-noon. $25. Mar 12: Polymer Clay Day. Everyone’s favourite material, polymer clay. Join us and sculpt fun spring-inspired figurines. Ages 8+. 9am-noon. $35. March 13: Art Skills Day. Perfect for the older child or teen in your household. Learn some of the basics of drawing. We will be working with still life as well as covering shape, shading, pen techniques and colour theory. Includes art kit (sketchbook, pencil, kneadable eraser and artist pen). Ages 10+. 9am-3pm. $75. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. Art with Jada, 519-217-4855; [email protected], artwithjada.ca

MAR 11 – 15: March Break Dance and Drama Camp – Ages 4+ Give them a break from school with five days of fun! Ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acro, lyrical/ballet, musical theatre/vocal, improvisation. Sprung professional floors in two heated studios. Maximum 16 per class. Various activities and quality teaching. Drama & Dancing Day, Arts & Crafts Day, Library Day, Costume & Make-Up Day, and Performance Day. (Schedule subject to change.) Before and after care available. See the website for more info. $225. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103; [email protected], academyofperformingarts.info

MAR 11 – 15: City of Brampton March Break Camps Various camps for children offer them a place to play, learn and explore. Themes include STEM, arts and crafts, nature, sports, music and drama, active games, swimming and more. Up-to-date camp availability can be found online. 8am-5pm. brampton.ca

MAR 11 – 15: March Break Camp – Brighten Up Fun daily themes, small ratios, first aid on site, and a whole lot of fun, learning and discovery. Monday: Construction Zone. Tuesday: Creative Kids. Wednesday: Fantasy. Thursday: Science Lab. Friday: Lego vs K’nex. . 8am-5pm. $35 a day; $150 for the whole week. Brighten Up – Toys/Games & Learning Centre, 67 Main St, Unit D, Erin. brightenuperin.ca

MAR 11 – 15: HRC March Madness Camp – Ages 4–12. Give your kids a staycation this March Break! HRC’s March Madness camp is a great way to bust boredom with tennis, outdoor sports activities, snow games, arts and crafts, and science experiments. Lunch and snacks are included. Before and after care available. 9am-4pm. $259. Headwaters Racquet Club, 205467 County Rd 109, Amaranth. 519-942-2255; [email protected], headwatersracquetclub.com

MAR 11 – 15: Creative Arts Camp – March Break – Ages 5–13 Two of our most popular streams are back for another week of creative exploration and fun! Art Adventure (ages 5–8): Campers get an introduction to a variety of visual art techniques using painting, drawing, collages, mask making and more. Broadway Bound (ages 8–13): Through drama games and activities, young performers get the chance to explore the limitless possibilities of improvisational acting in this playful and dynamic program. 9am-5pm. $125. Centennial Hylands Elementary School, 35 School Rd, Shelburne. Streams Community Hub, 289-203-8202; [email protected], streamshub.org

MAR 11 – 15: Girls Can Too March Break Camp – Grades 7–10 Spend this March Break learning how to renovate an indoor space! We’ll start the week off with a design charrette to redesign community spaces at Albion Hills Field Centre. Throughout the week campers will bring these designs to life through a variety of renovation projects — including building, refinishing, and creating art — led by female professional mentors. During the overnight days, campers will be supervised by experienced Albion Hills staff. Campers will sleep in a beautiful environmental education facility, and be provided with three healthy and delicious meals in accordance with the Canada Food Guide guidelines. Campers will stay overnight Mar 13 and 14. Extended care: available Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8-9am, 4-6pm. 9am-4pm. $350 extended care: $25 per day. Albion Hills Field Centre, 16555 Humber Station Rd, Caledon. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 647-646-9695; [email protected], trca.ca

MAR 11 – 15: Caledon Recreation March Break Camps – Ages 4-12 Spend your March Break at your local recreation centre. Participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including games, sports, arts and crafts, and more! Other activities specific to the facility may include rock climbing and skating. Extended care offered from 8-9am and 4-6pm. Various recreation facilities in Bolton, Caledon East and Mayfield. 9am-4pm. Cost varies depending on camp. Town of Caledon Recreation, 905-584-2272; [email protected], caledon.ca

MAR 11 – 15: March Break Dance Camp – Ages 4–11 Learn to dance ballet, jazz, hip hop and acro! Also have time to do arts and crafts with some new dance friends. Snacks are provided. At the end of the week, we invite parents to watch a special performance of their child’s new accomplishments. 9am-noon. Ages 4–7 $145; ages 8–11 $160. Citrus Dance, 62 Broadway, Orangeville. citrusdanceinc.com

MAR 11 – 15: March Break Cooking Camp – Ages 11–15 Kids will learn kitchen safety, including fire safety (prepared in collaboration with the Erin Fire Department, Hillsburgh Station). They will understand food groups (protein, carbohydrates, etc.), hygiene, manners and etiquette, and serving skills. In addition we will be having our own version of a Chopped Canada Competition, right here at FanJoy! Parents are encouraged to come for lunch on at least one of the days as the students will be preparing and serving the meals. 9am-2pm. $489, includes lunch and five items to begin your Jr. Chef knife kits. Fanjoy Restaurant & Bar, 100 Trafalgar Rd N, Hillsburgh. FAN/JOY Marketplace Restaurant & Bar, 519-308-0900; [email protected], chefpamfanjoy.com

MAR 11 – 15: PAMA Kids March Break ColourPalooza PAMA is your March Break creativity connection! Check out our special guests, colourful activities and explore hands-on exhibitions in our historic spaces. Family Fun drop-in activities each day from 10am–3pm. Special guests each day at 10:30am and 2pm. Registration is required. Mar 11: In the Mix. Mar 12: Mad Science Spin! Pop! Boom! Mar 13: Apple Fun Puppetry, Little Red Rocket Ship. Mar 14: The Amazing Corbin. Mar 15: Samba Squad. 10am-4:30pm. Included with admission. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St E, Brampton. 905-791-4055; [email protected], pama.peelregion.ca

Mar 11 – 15: March Break Kids’ Art Classes at Maggiolly Art! Ages 6–12 With two projects each day, mornings and afternoons, you pick and choose what days, time and projects work best for you! Each class, students leave with a work of art they can be proud of. Explore painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more in an exciting and supportive environment. 10:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-3:30pm. $30 per class; $25 per class when you buy five or more. All materials and instruction included. Maggiolly Art, 158 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-9560; [email protected], maggiollyart.com

MAR 11: The Great Steverino’s Magic Show – All Ages The Great Steverino’s highly interactive magic show is sure to shock and amaze. From marvellous magic, to inspiring illusions and lots of laughs along the way, this show is fun for the whole family. 10am-10:45am. $3; or 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White, Creature Quest, Comic Juggler Craig Douglas, Team T&J). Tickets are available in advance starting February 25 at either library branch, or at the door on the day of the performance (payment is cash only at the door). Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. Please contact the library for more information. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 11: Brampton Library Reading and Movie: Horton Hears a Who! All Ages The Rose and Brampton Libraries invite you Whos to join us at The Rose for a lively reading of Horton Hears a Who! followed by the 2008 movie. Settle in for the story with your favourite stuffy before grabbing some goodies and watching the book come to life! 10am. Free, all parents/guardians and children must register. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. brampton.ca

MAR 11: Create with Plasticine – All Ages Calling all artists! Drop in and explore your creative side with plasticine. Sculpt your favourite superheroes, create a creature or a cool scene. 1-3pm. Free. Orangeville Library, 1 Mill St. 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 12: Creature Quest Meet some new fuzzy, scaly and crawly animals at your library! $3; or all 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White and Comic Juggler Craig). 10-11am. Shelburne Library, 201 Owen Sound St, Shelburne. Rose Dotten, 519-925-2168; shelburnelibrary.ca

MAR 12: DuffleBag Theatre Presents Snow White – All Ages The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre returns for more fun-filled and hilarious interactive storytelling theatre! Full of wit and humour, the DuffleBag actors present their unique rendition of a classic tale. 10-10:45am. $3; or 3 events for $8 (Team T&J, Creature Quest, Comic Juggler Craig Douglas, the Great Steverino’s Magic Show). Tickets are available in advance starting February 25 at either library branch, or at the door on the day of the performance (payment is cash only at the door). Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. Please contact the library for more information. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 12: Splash ‘N Boots with VIP Meet & Greet – All Ages Don’t miss this Treehouse TV hit on stage! Splash ‘n Boots is all about connection through music – connecting you to your kids, and your kids to each other. Come sing, dance and jump with us! Welcome to the Big Yellow Boot! 11am. VIP tickets $40, includes meet & greet; regular tickets $25. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800; [email protected], rosetheatre.ca

MAR 12: Kids Knit – Ages 6+ Join the members of Orange thREADs for another great Learn to Knit workshop. Try your hand at knitting and meet new friends! If you can, please bring your own needles and yarn. The library will have a few extras. 2-3pm. Free. Orangeville Library, 275 Alder St. 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 13: Kids’ Curling Camp – Ages 6–12 Learn about the sport of curling through indoor games, on-ice time and fun activities. Participants must have clean indoor shoes and a helmet. 10am-2pm. $20, includes lunch, register. Orangeville Curling Club, 76 Fifth Ave, Orangeville. 519-941-0751; [email protected]orangevillecurlingclub.ca

MAR 13: DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White Be entertained by the “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre as they perform an interactive version of Snow White. 10-11am. $3; or all 3 events for $8 (Comic Juggler Craig and Creature Quest). Grace Tipling Hall, 203 Main St E, Shelburne. Rose Dotten, 519-925-2168; [email protected], shelburnelibrary.ca

MAR 13: Comic Juggler Craig Douglas – All Ages A frenetic, kinetic comedy adventure with juggling superhero Craig Douglas! 10-10:45am. $3; or 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White, Creature Quest, Team T&J, the Great Steverino’s Magic Show). Tickets are available in advance starting February 25 at either library branch, or at the door on the day of the performance (payment is cash only at the door). Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. Please contact the library for more information. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

Mar 13: A Royal Tea Party for Princes and Princesses – Ages 3+ Hear ye, hear ye, princes and princesses! It’s time to dress in your finest and come to The Rose to meet, dance and drink tea with your favourites. Anna, Elsa and Belle will be here to greet all the excited little royals with this magical afternoon! Kings and queens, be sure to bring your cameras for the unforgettable experience. 1:30pm. $15. All participants require a ticket. Parents/guardians who want to observe do not require a ticket. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800; [email protected], rosetheatre.ca

MAR 13: Tinker – All Ages Children 7 and under with an adult. Calling all little engineers! Drop in and tinker away at old household appliances and create something new! 1-3pm. Free. Orangeville Library, 1 Mill St. 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 14: Comic Juggler Craig Energetic, unique, hilarious, and thrilling are just a few words to use when describing Comic Juggle Craig’s show! You won’t want to miss this one! 10-11am. $3; or all 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White and Creature Quest). Grace Tipling Hall, 203 Main St E, Shelburne. Rose Dotten, 519-925-2168; [email protected], shelburnelibrary.ca

Mar 14: Brick Labs: City Build Workshop – Ages 6+ Calling all mini-architects! Brick Labs will run a two-stage program where attendees will first have the opportunity to build individually or in groups of two, then combine their creations with other attendees to create a large, single-themed model. Builders will be given time for each stage and then time to play with the entire model. At the end each builder goes home with a mini-figure of their own. 1pm. $25. All builders require a ticket. Parents/guardians who want to observe do not require a ticket. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800; [email protected], rosetheatre.ca

MAR 14: Creature Quest – All Ages Get up close and personal with a variety of domestic and exotic animals from around the globe. From reptiles, amphibians, birds of prey, mammals and arthropods, you will learn interesting and sometimes hilarious or gross information about these amazing animals! 10-10:45am. $3; or 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White, Team T&J, Comic Juggler Craig Douglas, the Great Steverino’s Magic Show). Tickets are available in advance starting February 25 at either library branch, or at the door on the day of the performance (payment is cash only at the door). Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. Please contact the library for more information. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 14: Zumba®Kids – Ages 6+ A high-energy fitness party for kids, Zumba®Kids with Marifa Mac and Liz is packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music! Please wear comfy clothes, and bring water and indoor shoes. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun! 2-3pm. Free. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 15 – 17: March Break Camp for a Weekend (Senior) – Ages 12–16 Bring your friends and test drive camp at Teen Ranch for a weekend during the March Break! Three fun-filled days, two exciting nights and five great meals. A ton of camp fun including trail rides, skating, tubing, amazing games and campfires. (All activities are weather permitting.) Junior Weekend (ages 8–11): March 8–10. Camp runs from Friday at 7pm to Sunday at 1pm. $130. Teen Ranch, 20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519- 941-4501; [email protected], teenranch.com

MAR 15: Fun with Science Your library has partnered with Early ON to bring more fun with science experiments back to Story Time. 10-11am. Free. Shelburne Library, 201 Owen Sound St, Shelburne. Brittany Hooker, 519-925-2168; [email protected], shelburnelibrary.ca

Mar 15: Watercolours 101: With PAMA – Ages 8+ Learn the tips and tricks used by professional artists to create a one-of-a-kind watercolour painting. You will learn techniques and experiment before completing a final painting. 1pm. Free, register. Registration is required for all attendees (parents/guardians and children). Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800; [email protected], rosetheatre.ca

MAR 15: Team T&J – All Ages Join us as we take kids’ music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, superpowered concert! Through an interactive journey of self-exploration, creativity and participation, Team T&J encourages kids to see and feel what it means to come together and stick2gether. 10-10:45am. $3; or 3 events for $8 (DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White, Creature Quest, Comic Juggler Craig Douglas, the Great Steverino’s Magic Show). Tickets are available in advance starting February 25 at either library branch, or at the door on the day of the performance (payment is cash only at the door). Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. Please contact the library for more information. École élémentaire des Quatres-Rivières, 60 Century Dr, Orangeville. Orangeville Library, 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 15: Teen Movie – Black Panther (PG 13) Get your friends and snacks together for a movie date at the library! A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. 135 minutes. 1-3pm. Free. Orangeville Library, 1 Mill St. 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

MAR 16: Family Movie Matinée @ the Library – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) Bring the whole family. Please note this program is not supervised. Bring your own snacks. 2-4pm. Free. Orangeville Library, 1 Mill St. 519-941-0610; [email protected], orangevillelibrary.ca

Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links

Academy of Performing Arts
Art With Jada
Athlete Institute
Brighten Up
Caledon Equestrian School
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
Caledon Recreation
Camp Mansfield
Chef Pam Fanjoy
Citrus Dance
City of Brampton
Compass Camps
Credit Valley Conservation Youth Corps
Eco Camp
Engineering Science Quest
Everdale
Girls Can Too Camp
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
GO Adventure
Grand Valley Summer Camp
Greyden Equestrian Facility
Headwaters Racquet Club
Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship
Little Creek Ranch
Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp
Kids Inc Camp
Maggiolly Art
Orangeville Curling Club
Orangeville Library
Orangeville Tennis Club
Orton Summer Camp
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Rose Theatre
SSE 90
Shelburne Library
Singing Waters Equestrian Centre
STEM Camp
Streams Community Hub
Teen Ranch
Theatre Orangeville
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Town of Caledon Recreation
Town of Orangeville
YMCA Cedar Glen