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By: Grandview Kids — May 15, 2018

Have you been thinking about signing your child up for a program, but aren’t sure where to start? Did you know that Grandview actually has a wide variety of programs that your child may enjoy?

We have some new programs and some old favourites here at Grandview Children’s Centre that are open for registration. We gathered all the information you need to know about these programs so you don’t have to!

Accessible Sailing

What better way to enjoy the warm summer weather than sailing on the open water?

In partnership with Ontario Sailing, Grandview is offering an accessible sailing experience at the Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Saturday June 2nd , pre-register for a time to try sailing for free!

To register for the free sailing event, call 905-728-1673 x 2265.

Not only are we offering this free trial, but we’re also offering a sailing camp from June 16th to 20th from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily for children aged 8 to 13 years old.

The fee for this camp is $165 per person and will get your child outside and enjoying nature.

To register for this sailing camp, click here.

Active Start

This program will give your child the basics when it comes to getting active. Children who participate in Active Start will learn to kick, catch, throw, hop, run, skip and jump in a group environment. They will enhance their physical literacy skills through active play and game-based activities.

This program is for children 18 months to six years with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome or any other intellectual disability.

There is a three to one ratio of participants to staff and parental involvement is encouraged, so parents can get in on the fun, too! Children participating must be able to stand on their own and follow two-step instructions.

This program runs once per week for ten weeks. A full break down of weeks one through ten can be found here.

Want to register your child in this active program? Visit our program registration website.

Let’s Get Active

Let’s Get Active is a program for Kids and Teens aged 8 to 18 years old.  Each week  of this program focuses on the development of a sport specific skills. For example, one week may focus on passing and the next shooting and dribbling.

Let’s Get Active builds on FUNdamental motor skills, like hopping, throwing, catching and kicking through a series of instructional, play and sport based activities. This program is offered at Mary Street Community School on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.

Want to register? Visit our registration page for options.

Little Critter Camp

Have you heard about our summer camp here at Grandview? Our Little Critter Camps are weeklong daily adventures with super fun themes.

Do you have a little one who loves animals? We’ve got an Animal Tracks and an Ocean Adventure themed week! Do they love movies, or Disney? Our Movie Mania and Disney Days themed weeks will be perfect for your child.

If you haven’t read our blog all about how fantastic our summer camp is, you can read it here.

Robotics Programs

This brand-new program allows children to build robots! Cool, right? Participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

Taking place on June 14 powered by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and FIRST Canada, this program allows participants to work hands-on with robotic LEGO in interactive building activities. This group is for children aged 6 to 9 with special needs. Participants must be able to successfully participate in a two-hour, structured group and must have identified a way to access a computer or their speech generating device.

1-on-1 support is not provided. If needed, parents must put a plan in place.

To apply for this fun-filled program, click here.

Want More?

To stay in the loop with available programs in the future, visit our Therapeutic Recreation page.

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