A once-in-a-lifetime day camp that feels like an overnight camp....in Brampton 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲
You have to experience it, to believe it!
(Limited spots available, multi-week bookings highly recommended due to # of activities)
X-Plorer Camp encourages campers to explore the extraordinary parts of themselves, others, and the world around us. Specialized ACTIVITY ZONES are set up on the exquisite 13-acre property complete with a MYSTERY ZONE for special guests each week. (Hint hint. Book multiple weeks for a summer of surprises)
In small age-appropriate groups led by an X-Guide, campers get to explore mindfulness and zen-like activities in the CHILL ZONE, or play games and sports in the PLAY ZONE (aka Basketball and Volleyball courts). The CREATIVE ZONE will surprise with activities such as DJ’ing, arts, science experiments (did someone say slime?), robotics, and perhaps even space exploration (here we come Elon!!). Campers will get their energy out in the MOVE ZONE with classes such as dance, martial arts-inspired movement, and fitness. Finally, the CONNECT ZONE is for the camp community; whether in pairs, small groups, or with ALL campers and X-Guides, we practice social skills and build friendships for life.
At the beginning of the week, campers are put into small teams and are given a MYSTERY to solve. Each day they earn points and are able to earn clues to help solve the mystery. Points are earned through EXPLORING a variety of activities and by showing kindness and leadership to others.
Some activities are mandatory such as daily mindfulness and movement and others are free choices such as activities in the CREATIVE, PLAY, OR NATURE ZONES.
Please note. most campers choose multiple weeks as there are too many activities for only one week of camp.
Schedules aim to include each of the following activities DAILY for all campers:
See other examples in the ACTIVITY AREA
All activities integrate X-Movement’s Connected X Approach of:
Regular Program (9:00am - 3:30pm daily): $299 per week
Extended Care (8:00 am - 5:30 pm daily): add $75 per week
Either AM or PM Extended Care (8:00 am - 5:30 pm daily): add $50 per week
Week 2: July 11th-15th
Week 3: July 18th-22nd
Week 4: July 25th-29th
Week 5: August 2nd-5th
Week 6: August 8th-12th
Week 7: August 15th-19th
Week 8: August 22nd-26th
Cozy bean bags, sensory self-regulation items, headphones to listen to mindfulness tracks, mindful drawing sheets, and more. Campers can come here to rest, relax, and learn about the power of mindful living.
A beach volleyball and outdoor basketball court set the stage for sport-themed challenges. A big open field allows for group games and play.
We believe physical activity should be FUN regardless of your level of skill or ability. In this zone, campers are challenged to smile, sweat, and move all at the same time. Suitable for all fitness levels, classes come from 65 million minutes of delivering movement programs in schools.
All communities need time to come together to connect and our camp is no different. We hold Town Hall at the beginning and end of each day in our CONNECT ZONE. Our CONNECT ZONE is special as it’s the space for reflection and real connection.
Walls covered with blank paper to decorate, piles of cardboard boxes to create, craft materials to build, and other items to support creativity. A DJ set up in the corner to ensure upbeat vibes as campers work together to ideate, solve and create solutions to daily camp problems. This is the zone of imagination where anything is possible… yes, pigs can fly.
**This zone utilizes X-Play/Play-for-Tomorrow, the imagination and creativity curriculum inspired by a globally renowned engineering program from Stanford University.
Sample Typical Daily X-Schedule
At X-Camps, we include movement, mindfulness, breaks, games, surprises, and free play time throughout the day.
8:00am: AM Extended Care Begins
9:00am: CONNECT ZONE: Community Circle for all Campers (How are you feeling? Announcements)
9:15am: X-Burst: All campers to do a fitness and mindset challenge together
9:45am: Experience #1: CHILL ZONE
10:30am: Break: Optional activity
11:00am: Experience #2: GROOVE ZONE
12:30pm: Lunch: Optional activity
1:15pm: X-Burst: All campers to do a fitness and mindset challenge together
1:30pm: Experience #3: CREATIVE ZONE
2:15pm: Break: Optional activity
3:30pm: PM Extended Care Begins
5:30pm: PM Extended Care Ends
**Our aim is that campers get to experience as many things as possible during camp so the schedule will change daily. The X-Guides will learn about each small groups specific needs and wants to tweak the schedule to suit campers.
What’s extraordinary about this property?
The Laird’s were one fo the first families in the Peel Region. The Laird’s were well known as Empire Loyalists, owning the beautiful 2838 Bovaird West property in Brampton for over 100 years. The ornate detailing and decoration of the property displays high degree of craftsmanship possessed by the Laird family who build the structure in 1886 and were well known for building high-quality structures in the area. Peter Laird came to Upper Canada in 1833. He was the son of a ship builder that immigrated from Scotland. In 1885, the property had a fire causing the Laird home and barn to be destroyed and subsequently was rebuild by the Lairds. The only structure that still remains from the barn fire is the 2.75 Meter wall built from beautiful solid granite stone as it stands today.
Peter Laird’s close relative is Lucy Maud Montgomery- the author of Anne of Green Gables who also has stayed at the Laird House! It is also historically linked to the historic Hamlet of Norval. Which is considered a cultural heritage landscape. Now a days, the property is now Green Belt protected. Pictured below is Peter Laird and his family is 1855, courtesy of PAMA.
The Laird House is also home to the Otter Tribe as well as the Eagle Tribe. Both of which are a part of the Mississauga First Nations; settled in this area with The Loyalists.
The Laird House is especially important to us as there is a stunning ravine that runs through the property. This ravine is home to two endangered fish species and plants. We will lead nature walks and learn more about the importance of taking care and respecting the environment. This environmental program is implemented in schools and part of the Ontario Eco Studies initiative. The Credit Valley Conservation Authority also represent the Laird House initiative.
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