SUMMER CAMP - Grades 3 to 5

Language Arts + Visual Arts + Dramatic Arts

Where books come to life!

Students will be immersed in a novel through hands-on learning, strengthening their Language Arts skills in the most creative way!  

Curriculum developed and taught by an Ontario Certified Teacher.

In the morning students will be guided through a novel study. They will develop skills in short answer responses, character development, sequencing, story timelines, summarizing and much more.

In the afternoon students will experience creative hands-on learning projects that complement the novel study in the form of Visual Arts and Dramatic Arts.

At Apostrophe Kids Summer Camp, students will learn to:

• Develop a deeper understanding of the content of a selected novel

• Write effectively in various forms ex. short responses, plays, commercials, etc.

• Organize their thinking for written and oral work

• Build public speaking confidence through Dramatic Arts performances

• Express themselves through a variety of Visual Arts projects

Each day will be structured, but all experiences will be open-ended to allow for individual exploration and discovery!

Students will need to bring their own lunch, snacks, water bottle and CREATIVITY.


Erindale Presbyterian Church 

1560 Dundas Street West 

Mississauga, ON

L5C 1E5

Camp Weeks:

Week of July 6-10, 2020

Novel: The One and Only Ivan (Grade 3-5)  

The One and Only Ivan is a children’s novel by Katherine Applegate, first published in 2012. Winner of the John Newbery Medal in 2013, the highest honor for US children’s literature, the novel received starred reviews in Kirkus and the School Library Journal and was a New York Times bestseller. The One and Only Ivan is based on the true story of a gorilla named Ivan, who was captured from the Democratic Republic of Congo and spent 27 years living in a cage in a mall before he was moved to Zoo Atlanta in 1994. In her novel, Applegate transforms Ivan into a fictional gorilla who can understand and speak human language, and who tells his story through a series of short, poetic vignettes.

Week of July 20-24, 2020

Novel: Flora and Ulysses (Grade 3-5)

Flora & Ulysses, a novel by Kate DiCamillo, would simply be the poignant story of a lonely and cynical 10-year old named Flora if it weren't so funny. After all, how sad can it be when one of the main characters is a squirrel who becomes a poet after the life-changing experience of being sucked up by a giant vacuum cleaner and rescued by Flora who names him "Ulysses." The more serious story of how Flora learns to cope with her parents' divorce and her relationship with her mother, makes a friend, and begins to exchange hope for cynicism is brilliantly woven into the adventures of Flora and Ulysses. Winner of the John Newbery Medal in 2014, the highest honor for US children’s literature.

Camp Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

9:00 – 9:15      Drop off

9:15 – 10:15    Novel reading in various formats

10:15 – 10:30  Snack

10:30 – 12:00  Novel study written activities           

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 2:30    Novel study visual and/or dramatic arts activities

2:30 – 2:45      Snack

2:45 – 3:15      Prepare presentations to share art projects with the group

3:15 – 3:45      Presentations

3:45 – 4:00      Pick up

NOTE: Afternoon art activities may take place outside. Please have students dress appropriately.


1 Week Camp = $275.00 (after May 31, 2020 - $300.00)

2 Week Camp = $500.00 (after May 31, 2020 - $550.00)


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go."


~ Dr. Seuss