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Welcome to Brick Labs’ Summer Camps 2023. Toronto’s best LEGO summer camp! We have a fantastic summer planned for children aged 5 and up with over 20 different themes for every interest and LEGO lover.
Camp runs daily from 8.30am to 4.00pm at our main campus on Scarsdale Rd (York Mills & Leslie) with free extended care until 5pm. Campers will need to provide their own snacks and lunch (nut-free), except on Friday, when we provide a pizza lunch.
All our camp themes are designed to include a mix of education and entertainment for your child. Using our learning through play methodology engages children at a deeper level with the educational concepts they need for success.
CAMP THEMES AND SCHEDULE
Each week we offer different themed camps based on age groups. Click on the camp date below for description, pricing and registration. Please read descriptions for each camp in our booking section, or give us a call for more detailed information on suitability for your child. If the camp lists 1 space left, and you need 2 for siblings, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org. We should be able to have them both in the same camp.
Read our reviews from last summer here.
|26 to 30 June 2023||5-6||My First LEGO Camp||Open|
|26 to 30 June 2023||6-9||Pirates and Oceanographers||Open|
|3 to 7 July, 2023||5-6||LEGO City Engineer||Open|
|3 to 7 July, 2023||8-11||Entrepreneur Incubator – Toy Factory||Open|
|3 to 14 July, 2023||6-8||WeDo 2.0 Robotics and Coding||Open|
|10 to 14 July, 2023||5-6||Story Maker||Open|
|10 to 14 July, 2023||8-11||Advanced LEGO Techniques||Open|
|17 to 22 July 2023||5-6||Brick Master Jr.||Open|
|17 to 22 July 2023||7-9||Brick Master Sr.||Open|
|17 to 28 July 2023||7-11||SPIKE Prime Robotics and Coding||Open|
|24 to 28 July 2023||5-6||LEGO Vehicle Engineering||Open|
|24 to 28 July 2023||6-9||LEGO Genius Builder||Open|
|July 31 to 4 August 2023||5-9||LEGO Art & Architecture||Open|
|July 31 to 4 August 2023||8-11||Advanced LEGO Techniques||Open|
|July 31 to 11 August 2023||6-8||WeDo 2.0 Robotics and Coding (no Aug 7 Class)||Open|
|8 to 11 August 2023||5-6||LEGO Archeology||Open|
|8 to 11 August 2023||8-11||LEGO Motorized and RC Constructor||Open|
|14 to 18 August 2023||5-9||Spy Kids Camp||Open|
|14 to 25 Aug 2023||7-11||SPIKE Prime Robotics and Coding||Open|
|21 to 25 August 2023||5-9||Space Camp||Open|
|28 Aug to 1 Sep 2023||5-11||LEGO World Tour Constructor||Open|
Our daily schedule normally includes 3 LEGO-activity learning periods (may take place outdoors depending on weather), 3 periods of outdoor play/sports, and 2 periods of free-build. Outdoor activity may take place in local parks (Bond Park or Southwell Park), on-site, or on local walking paths. Sample schedule below.
- 8.30 – 9.00 Arrival/Free-Build
- 9.00 – 10.00 First Activity Period
- 10.00- 11.00 Snack and Outdoor Play
- 11.00 – 12.00 Second Activity Period
- 12.00 – 1.00 Lunch and Outdoor Play
- 1.00 – 2.15 Third Activity Period
- 2.15 – 3.15 Snack and Outdoor Activity
- 3.15 – 4.00 Free-Build/LEGO library
- 4.00 – 5.00pm Pick-up/Free-Build/Search and Find/Mini-Figure builds
LEADERS IN TRAINING
This program is designed for older LEGO lovers (12 to 14) who want to develop leadership and collaborative skills. Each day, LIT’s will be presented with a new leadership skill and have the opportunity to apply it in real time. Throughout the day, they will be provided with feedback and encouragement to excel as a future leader.
|Dates TBD||Leader in Training Program||Ages 12 to 14|
STAFFING and RATIOS
Camps are divided into 1 of 4 classrooms, with one lead instructor per class. Our lead instructors have been with us continuously, year round, for a number of years. They are fully trained in all our procedures, protocols and believe and live our mission and values.
Additional instructors and leaders in training may assist with more technical classes and during outdoor activities to provide a ratio of 1 staff per 8 campers. Everyone has been vetted to ensure children are safe and well taken care of. In addition to lead instructors, instructors and leaders in training, the Director or designate is on site daily.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT ORDER: Full credit will be issued.
DUE TO CUSTOMER CHOICE: The customer may, with no less than 4 weeks notice, transfer a camp week to a another camp week of similar value within a year of the original booking date or receive a credit for any service available at Brick Labs.
5% Administrative fees apply.
NO SHOWS/INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
Customers who fail to provide notice of cancellation at least two weeks in advance (no show) shall forfeit any fees paid. Notice may be provided by email, by phone or in person.
Customers/children who fail to change inappropriate behaviour after having been cautioned by the Brick Labs staff will forfeit fees and not be allowed to return to the facility. Inappropriate behaviour includes but is not limited to: physical, verbal or sexual harassment of staff or customers; not following safety rules or regulations; continued disregard of direction; intentional destruction or damage to property; theft; inappropriate, profane or sexual language.
WELCOME PACKAGE 2023
Thank you for enrolling your child in a Brick Labs Inc. Summer Camp. The purpose of this package is to ensure your camper has a safe and fun time while participating in our highly engaging and active camps. Please take a few minutes to read this package thoroughly. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing us at email@example.com or by phone at 416-901-1390.
Please note the information in this package may be updated from time to time. The most up to date welcome package will be sent to you 1 week before your camp begins.
Brick Labs is located at 41 Scarsdale Road – Unit 12, Toronto. Our entrance, with a drop-off zone, is in the drive way on the south side of the building. Drop-off will take place at this entrance daily for all campers.
You can drop off your camper as early as 8:20am daily. Late arrivals may ring the doorbell and we will come outside for screening as soon as possible. You may also park your vehicle in any non-reserved spot on the property while you drop off your camper.
If your child has a fever or is experiencing flu like symptoms (vomiting), please keep them home for a period of 24 to 48 hours or until symptoms no longer exhibit.
What Your Camper Should/Should Not Bring to Camp
Your camper should arrive daily with the following items:
- Filled water bottle
- 2 nut-free healthy snacks for two different snack breaks
- A lunch, Monday to Thursday; each Friday we will provide a pizza lunch (at no additional fee)
- Bug repellent
- Weather appropriate outerwear (hat, running shoes, sunglasses, etc)
- Change of clothing
- If necessary: epi-pen and/or medication. (Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange for safe storage or administration procedures of any medication)
Each camper will have a personal area to store their items. Please ensure all personal items are identified with your child’s name or initials. Iron-on name tags or sharpies work well.
Your child should not bring:
- Electronics, phone, camera, etc.
- Any foods with nuts
- Personal items of value or sentimental value
- Personal LEGO
- Stuffies, toys, blankets
- Any item that can be a danger to them or to others
Prohibited items will be held by camp staff and returned at the end of day to parents.
Daily pick-up is between 4:00pm and 5:00pm at our main door (same area as drop-off). Upon arrival, please provide our team member with your name and your camper’s and we will have your camper come out to you.
On Friday of each week, we encourage you to come as early as 3:30pm so you can view your campers’ creations. Parents will be allowed inside Brick Labs on these dates.
On the first day of every camp, campers will be briefed on all safety protocols prior to the first instructional period. Briefings will include safety protocols for evacuation, lock down, travelling to playgrounds, personal safety/behaviour and hygiene. Campers are expected to follow safety procedures and protocols at all times. Staff will provide reminders for younger campers regularly. Campers who openly disregard safety procedures and protocols repeatedly may be expelled from camp without refund.
For camper safety, our facility has video surveillance equipment in all public areas managed by Brick Labs Inc. There are also video cameras located around the exterior of the property under our landlord’s control.
Hand washing sinks are available in the main hallway, and children will be required to use them regularly. Campers will be able to use bathrooms whenever necessary.
Each camp cohort will have a separate classroom and assigned specific instructor(s). Cohorts will be assigned at the beginning of the week based on age. Siblings/friends may be grouped together if requested.
Parents must advise us, if they have not already done so, of any allergies their camper has, and treatment if required (epi-pen or medication).
Campers who are injured or become ill (non-COVID) during the day will be provided with appropriate first aid and if necessary, medical attention. Parents will be notified as soon as possible. Campers who exhibit COVID symptoms will be isolated and parents contacted as soon as possible to arrange pick-up.
Bullying or harassing behaviour will not be tolerated. Parents will be contacted should their camper be the instigator or if their child is being bullied or harassed. Campers who use inappropriate language, demonstrate behaviour that is not socially acceptable, or regularly break rules will be cautioned, removed from their cohort temporarily (timed out) and have their parents informed. Continued behaviour of this nature will result in expulsion from camp without refund.
We will follow all government required COVID safety protocols as published at the time our camps are operating. Masks are optional at this time. If you would prefer your child wear a mask, we will assist in enforcing your decision.
Comfy clothing that is suitable for active outdoor times is expected on all days. We suggest campers have a sweater just in case they find the temperature a little cool inside or out. Shoes are required indoors at all times. Running shoes and hats are strongly recommended, as well as any other items appropriate for outdoor activity. Ensure all clothing and personal items are labeled with name or initials (iron-on labels or sharpies work well).
Snacks and Lunch
Campers need to provide their own snacks and lunch throughout the week, except for Friday lunch (see below). Each day has two snack breaks, so please ensure sufficient healthy, nut-free snacks are packed. If your child requires their lunch to be warmed up, please pack it in a microwavable container, and our team will gladly warm it for them.
Occasionally during the week, we will provide campers with “freezies”. If you would prefer your child not receive these treats, please let us know at drop-off or by email.
Snacks and lunch must be taken in the designated lunchroom or outdoors. Campers are not permitted to consume food or beverage in classrooms or common spaces.
Friday Pizza Lunch
It is a tradition at Brick Labs that Friday is pizza lunch day. We supply pizza (cheese or pepperoni/cheese). Pizza will be served by staff to campers in accordance with safety protocols. If your camper requires a special selection (gluten free, dairy free) please let us know via email as soon as possible. We unfortunately cannot accommodate for campers who do not like pizza; please ensure they are provided their own lunch on Friday.
We have three instructional periods per day, approximately one hour each. These will take place in their assigned classroom and follow a specific lesson plan for their themed camp. If possible, we will take some of these lessons outdoors.
There are three specific outdoor periods scheduled daily for physical activity. We have a variety of on-site and off-site areas that we use including Southwell Park, Bond Park, and the Don Mills Trail. Barring severe weather, we try to spend a minimum of 50 minutes outside for each session. Outdoor time is less structured, and children are provided with a variety of sports equipment and toys to choose from.
Free Build Time
Our campers love having some “free-build” time where they can unleash their creative side or build a kit from our LEGO library of sets. These sessions are scheduled at the start and end of each day as time permits.
Throughout the week, your camper’s creations will be kept for display on Friday afternoons (after 3:30pm) for your viewing. Creations can not be taken home. We are happy to provide extensive photographs for your child to recreate their builds with their own LEGO at home.
Our campers are truly excited by their builds and creations and want to share everything they have done with their parents. Throughout the week we may be taking photographs or videos of your camper’s creations and camp experiences. We try to share these recordings only with the parent of the child in the photo or video during the week via email. Identifiable photos/videos will not be used for social media posts, marketing or the like. Please advise us via email if you would prefer no photos/videos be taken of your child.
We have extensive video surveillance inside public areas of our facility. These videos are only used for safety and security reasons. Access to recordings is limited to management personnel only.
We believe strongly in good communication with our client families. We do our best to interact daily with parents at drop off and pick up to address your questions or special requests.
If your camper expresses any concerns about their camp experience or there is an incident you would like us to address, please contact us as soon as possible so we can take action right away.
We maintain a small selection of new LEGO kits for purchase. Purchases can be made daily between 4:00pm and 5:00pm daily by credit, debit, cash or charged to your credit card on file.
We will do our best to accommodate special requests such as, but not limited to:
- Being in the same cohort as a friend
- Reminder for bathroom visits
- Birthday recognition
- Prepared for an early departure
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us at drop-off or pick-up.
Each and every day, we remind campers that our job is to make sure they have a safe and fun day… in that order. It is a simple message that has worked well over the years.
Our staff are trained to make Brick Labs’ camp an entertaining and educational experience. Sometimes the skills learned are “hard” such as robotics, engineering, etc., while others are more “soft” skills including collaboration, communication, respect, effort, and pride. Our goal is to build creative, curious and confident learners in our community.
We appreciate your support, questions and feedback.
Brick Labs Inc.