1..2..3… STRIKE!

July 21, 2017

Creation Week was a success! Campers had the opportunity to create their own masterpieces using only their hands and a sheet of paper. Evan and Kemmell created a boat and airplane in less than five minutes!! In addition, our lovely counsellors created a skit which gave campers insight on how God created Heaven and Earth. Since this week was tremendously hot, campers cooled off at the Pan AM Pool. Finally, campers got to blow off some steam at Parkway Bowl.

 

Many of the kids got an endless amount of strikes in just one shot! This week was fun-filled, and we cannot wait until Animal Week! During Animal Week, campers will get the wild life experience at the Toronto Zoo. Who else is super excited for Animal week?

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Who’s excited for Camp EDIFY 2017?

July 6, 2017

Weekly Newsletter!

July 10th-14th 2017

Welcome to Camp EDIFY 2017! We are so pleased to have you with us this year for 6 weeks of fun, learning, and fellowship. Returning campers, we welcome you back, and new campers, we are excited to have you and promise that this will be a summer to remember.

The theme for the upcoming week will be Healthy Living where the campers will learn about various ways to live healthy and the four food groups. The campers will have the opportunity to participate in Yoga, Zumba, and group games.

This week’s Thursday trip will be to High Park! Here, the campers will be able to enjoy the great outdoors, hike along trails and experience nature at its finest. We are reminding you to send your child(ren) with water, sunscreen, and a hat.

Every Tuesday this summer, we will be swimming at the Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute Pool, located at 550 Markham Rd. Please note that on Friday’s we will be swimming at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, located at 875 Morningside Ave. In addition, every Friday your child will have the opportunity to demonstrate their memorization skills and public speaking skills reciting their memory verse of that week.

We look forward to another exciting summer and promise it will be full of adventure, learning and fun!

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Camp EDIFY 2017

May 11, 2017

Hello parents and children, welcome to Camp EDIFY 2017.

We hope that you’ve had a great school year so far and are looking forward to a wonderful summer.

We are excited to let you know that Registration is in Progress for Camp EDIFY.

Registration Fees Reduced:

Our weekly registration fee has been reduced to only $75.00 per week for 2017!!

We are Moving

It is anticipated that renovations will begin over the summer for our facility so we have moved the camp to a school that is 8 minutes away from the old location at the church.

New Location:

Cornell Junior Public School
61 Holmfirth Terrace
Scarborough, ON M1G 1G8
Markham & Lawrence

Cornell is easily accessed by TTC.  We are happy to report that the school is very clean!

  • There is plenty of parking and Camp EDIFY’s entrance will be #2 as seen in the photo below.
  • We will use double gym and classrooms for Arts & Crafts
  • A water fountain with a bottle refill is available right off the gym doors
  • We have access to two single washrooms, which are very clean. One off the gym, one near the classrooms
  • We have access to the entire outside that includes the baseball diamond, jungle gym, all the open fields, soccer field, basketball area etc.

Although it was a rainy day when we visited, you can see from the photos below that the place is spacious and clean.

We think this will be a great environment to run Camp EDIFY.

 

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Final Week Of Camp EDIFY 2016

August 16, 2016

It’s the final week of Camp Edify 2016 and we are in for an awesome week.

On Wednesday it will be Water Day where the campers will participate in various Water games, Swimming and the Great Cookie Bake-off.

                

On Thursday the campers will be going to Canada’s Wonderland for their Thursday trip which promises to be a wonderful experience.

On Friday the last day we will culminate camp with carnival day activities and a talent showcase.

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What an awesome week it will be.

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Trip Day

July 28, 2016

It’s that time of the week again when the campers go on their Thursday trip.

Today’s trip is to Woodbine Beach.

The campers are guaranteed to a have a wonderful time today as they enjoy the water and the various activities

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Week 3 of Camp EDIFY

July 25, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new week here at Camp EDIFY. It promises to be fun-filled.

This week the campers will participate in Olympic Themed activities such as:

  • Arts & Craft – making Olympic Wreaths and Medals
  • Games – Relay races, Soccer, Wheelbarrow races and many more.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you have not yet signed up your child, come on out and do so today.

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End of an Awesome Week 2

July 22, 2016

What an exciting week it was here at Camp EDIFY.

The week saw the campers making donuts, participating in Arts & Craft, visiting the Ontario Science Centre amongst other activities

Come on out an share in the experience.

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Camp EDIFY 2016

July 19, 2016

Camp Edify, the place to be for the summer.

The campers are having an awesome time at the pool right now.

If you have not yet registered, it’s not too late. Register your child(ren) for the upcoming week. It promises to be a week to remember.

Looking forward to seeing you

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Camp Edify 2016 is in Progress

July 14, 2016

Camp EDIFY 2016 promises to be a fun and educational experience. Go ahead and register your child today.

Week 2 will see the children participating in Art & Craft, Team-building activities, Educational games, Swimming and a trip to The Science Centre.

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Open House – Saturday, June 11th

June 9, 2016

Join us for our Open House on Saturday.

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Camp EDIFY 2016 – Registration is in Progress!

May 23, 2016

Registration is in progress for Camp EDIFY 2016.

We apologize for the late notice but we were waiting for final details regarding staffing/funding. Now that we have those details, we are able to move forward with our plans.

Please reply to grace@gracelifecenter.ca with your completed forms or you can drop the forms off at our location: 801 Progress Ave – the Main Office.

Your forms must include your 1st week’s payment, registration fee and post-dated cheques for the weeks you plan to attend.

We are looking forward to an exciting camp this year, full of fun, learning and more.

Our Founder, Shelley-Ann Brown will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE to chat with you about this year’s program and plans.

OPEN HOUSE DATE: Saturday, June 11th, 2016
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please join us if you can.

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Talent-Week 7

August 14, 2015

The final week of CampEDIFY 2015!!

We are so excited to have you join us for the seventh and final week!! The theme for the upcoming week will be ‘Talent‘; where the campers will have the opportunity to showcase their various talent and display the items they made during the previous weeks. They will also be involved in activities to include but not limited to Paper Mache, seek balloon head painting and making thank you cards. The bible verses for this week will be taken from 1 Peter 4:10 and Proverbs 18:16, please help your child to commit these to memory.

Gifted and talented

Swimming:
Tuesday is reserved for swimming at the Centennial Community Center, located at 1967 Ellesmere Road. All campers will swim on this day, therefore, please make a special note and pack swimwear accordingly.

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Workshop Wednesdays:
Campers will breakout into groups and rotate between activities. This Wednesday they will participate in Fashion shows, build forts and more. Remember to ask them what they learned next Wednesday.

Workshop

Trip Day:
Thursday’s trip will be to Canada’s Wonderland!! It promises to be adventurous, fun and exciting. Please DO NOT pack lunch. Lunch will be catered in the form of Hot Dog or Burger, a Bag of Chips, a Fruit and a choice of drink for an additional $7.00. We will not be exiting the park for lunch. Children will not be allowed to purchase lunch at Wonderland but all are expected to participate in the catered lunch. If you have not yet indicated your child’s preference or paid for his/her lunch, please do so by August 17, 2015 the latest. Please pack lots of water and snacks as usual and you may want to give your child (ren) pocket money to purchase Funnel Cakes and Ice-cream planned for the end of the day. Please arrive at camp on Thursday at 8:15 am sharp for early departure. We plan to return to camp no later than 6:00 p.m.

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The Final Day, Friday the 21st of August will be the culmination of CampEDIFY 2015 and will be a celebration of talent. You are being invited to this culminating Talent Show celebration, which will start at 6:00pm. Please make every effort to attend, so as not to disappoint your child (ren). We look forward to seeing you, THANKS!!!

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Jacqueline Murray, Camp Director
Cavelle Barnes, Administrator

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Miracles and Praise – WEEK 6

August 7, 2015

Welcome to the sixth week of Camp EDIFY 2015!

The theme for the sixth week of camp is ‘Miracles and Praise’ where the campers will learn about miracles in the bible and different forms of praise. We will commence each day with morning manna, giving the campers an opportunity to fellowship and learn memory verses, which will be taken from Psalm 100. Please assist your child (ren) to commit these to memory.

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Swimming:
Tuesday is reserved for swimming at the Centennial Community Center, for sale located at 1967 Ellesmere Road. All campers will swim on this day, so you are being asked to pack swimwear and sunscreen accordingly.

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Workshop Wednesdays:
This Wednesday’s workshop will be facilitated by our camp counselors. Campers will get the chance to learn about Math, Sign Language, Singing, Sports among other interesting areas. Remember to ask your child (ren) what they learned next Wednesday.

Workshop

Trip Day:
Thursday’s trip will be to Laser Quest!!! Campers are usually very excited for this trip, as it promises to be lots of fun. We ask that you pack lots of extra snacks, lunch, juice and water on this day, as it is bring your own lunch day. Parents are encouraged to volunteer for trip days, if at all possible.

laser quest

Are You Coming to Camp for the final week?
Secure your WONDERLAND trip and space by providing cash, post dated cheques or electronic payments prior!!

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Newsletter, Week 5

July 31, 2015

Welcome to the fifth week of Camp EDIFY 2015!

Camp for week five will start on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, as Monday is a civic holiday. We resume on Tuesday with the theme Careers; where the campers will learn about different types of careers and what they entail. We will commence each day with morning manna, giving the campers an opportunity to fellowship and learn memory verses, which will be taken from, 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Philippians 4:6, please assist your child (ren) to commit these to memory.

Careers

Campers will participate in free play time daily, as well as visit the park. They will be given the opportunity to develop their cooking skills and learn news ones, as well as participate in numerous bake sessions.On Friday, August 7, 2015 all parents and guardians are invited to Café EDIFY, where your child (ren) will serve you the baked products they prepared. This session will commence at 3:00pm, please make every effort to attend.

KIDS COOKING

Swimming:
Tuesday is reserved for swimming at the Centennial Community Center, located at 1967 Ellesmere Road. All campers will swim on this day, so you are being asked to pack swimwear and sunscreen accordingly.

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Workshop Wednesdays:
This Wednesday’s workshop will be facilitated by a guest chef who will demonstrate various cooking techniques and methods. Remember to ask your child (ren) what they learned next Wednesday.

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Trip Day:
Thursday’s trip will be a Fire Station Visit!!This will be a very short morning visit, hence, the rest of the day will be spent atMorning Side Park, where the campers will be engaged in lots of fun and play. We ask that you pack lots of extra snacks, lunch, juice and water on this day, as it is bring your own lunch day. Parents are encouraged to volunteer for trip days, if at all possible.

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Are You Coming to Camp for the Remainder of the summer or for Specific Weeks?
Secure your trips and space by providing cash, postdated cheques or electronic payments each Wednesday prior to the week you plan to attend.

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Newsletter, Week 4

July 24, 2015

We are so excited to have you join us for week four of Camp EDIFY 2015!

The theme for the upcoming week will be Science; where the campers will participate in various science experiments, competitions, workshops and games to name a few of the planned activities. This upcoming week the campers will participate in morning manna and afternoon manna. The memory verses for the week will be Romans 8:28, Psalm 66:4 and John 1:3, please help your child (ren) to commit these verses to memory.

MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Swimming:
Tuesday is reserved for swimming at the Centennial Community Center, located at 1967 Ellesmere Road. All campers will be swimming on this day, so we ask that you pack swimwear and sunscreen accordingly.

swim

Workshop Wednesdays:
Campers will breakout into groups and rotate between activities such as sports, sign language, dancing, piano and math. Remember to ask your children what they learnt.

Photo Credit: Kids Workshop

Photo Credit: Kids Workshop

Trip Day:
Thursday’s trip will be to CBC Kids!! It promises to be an exciting and fun filled experience. Be reminded however, that neither lunch nor snacks will be provided on trip days, as these are bring your own lunch days. Parents are encouraged to volunteer for trip days, if at all possible.

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Are You Coming to Camp for the Remainder of the summer or for Specific Weeks?
Secure your trips and space by providing cash, post dated cheques or electronic payments each Wednesday prior to the week you plan to attend.

Jacqueline Murray,
Camp Director

Cavelle Barnes,
Administrator

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