Why Camp Is So Important

In a world where parents battle against computers and video games for their children’s attention, and school teachers focus on teaching the curriculum, summer camp provides a wonderfully unique environment for having fun and learning skills that can’t quite be taught at home nor in the classroom. Some of these skills overlap with and reinforce…

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Backpack must-haves to encourage active play!

Kids have a few breaks throughout their school day – recess, lunch, more recess…but these days, it’s cool to be on your phone and socializing as opposed to engaging in physical activity linked here. We can tell them that active kids do better academically, but what will be more effective is actually showing them! Your…

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April Showers Bring Fun Activities!

At AVDC, we never let the rain get in the way of having fun – and we hope our campers bring that attitude home with them! Here’s a list of rainy-day camp-like activities to do in the city. Don’t let a little water wash your fun away! 1. Arts & Crafts Check out these neat craft…

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2015: The Year Of Sport

Sport plays a powerful role in enhancing the lives of Canadians of all ages. Not only does it help people become more physically active – it also helps us learn about competition, teamwork, obedience, discipline and friendship. This year, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has proclaimed “2015” as the “Year of Sport” in Canada.…

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