Summer Camp Idea: Dovercourt Day Camps!

by Joanne

Now that school is out – many parents look for fun places where the kids can go for some summer fun!

This year we wanted to try something new and decided to try the Dovercourt Day Camps and are we ever happy we did!

My kids have enjoyed their two weeks and came home exhausted but excited for the next day.

I have two kids – Amélie, 8 years old– who took a one week pottery camp and a week of culinary camp of Italian cooking. She is so pleased with herself. During the pottery camp, she got to do some hand building, got to try wheel throwing, met many new friends and got to swim a lot! The culinary camp was her favourite – every night she would tell us about the great food and techniques she had learnt during her time at camp. The week ends with a taste testing at Café Mio – the name of their restaurant. The kids prepared the food, decorated the restaurant and welcomed us with open arms to try their yummy creations and they also did the dishes!

Mathieu, my 4 year old went to kindercamp for two weeks – the first week theme was Surf’ari where they learnt about the different oceans, made many ocean themed crafts and got to swim a lot! And the second week was lights and sirens – complete with the visit of a policeman and a fire truck and of course some time in a bouncy castle… oh I cannot forget to mention his favourite part… he swam a lot!

The Dovercourt is a great place and their day camp program is exceptional. The staff were wonderful and the activities are very well placed and age appropriate.There is a outside wading pool and an indoor pool which provided welcome breaks from the heat wave.

There website states that there are still spots in many of the camps for later in July and August.

We only needed 2 weeks of day camp this summer….which means that their time at the Dovercourt is done for this year…. But, my kids have already decided which camps they want to sign up for next year!

Joanne the proud mom of Amélie (8 years old) and Mathieu (5 years). She is new at blogging and you can find her at Our Money Pit.

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3 responses to “Summer Camp Idea: Dovercourt Day Camps!

  1. eisangel

    My 4 year old has been going to preschool camp at the South Fallingbrook Community Centre and I love it. The only disappointment – they don’t have a lights and sirens camp 🙂 He’s obsessed with firefighters!

  2. Joanne

    My son just loved that week. We live in Orleans and went to the Fire Station 53 on Charlemange with – behind the Food Basics – with girl guides and they told us that anytime the garage doors are open you can take your kids to visit the trucks. So keep that in mind if you ever drive by there and the doors are open.

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