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locations: Newtonbrook, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham, ON

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Locations: Newtonbrook, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham, ON
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Type:
Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
Categories:
Education (multi)
Cost:
$355 to $600/week
Age:
4 to 17
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
1 to 300
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Shelly Zheng

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About this camp

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Focus Learning is a STEM-focused multidisciplinary learning centre. Our goal is for young learners to discover their inner curiosity and eventually learn to learn! This summer, we are adding Minecraft: Education Edition, and BizKids Academy -
two unique programs to develop leadership, collaboration and self-directed learning! In this immersive environment, the only limit is your child’s imagination!

Camp Address
Newtonbrook, Toronto, Don Mills, Toronto, Markham, ON

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Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $355
Writing / journalism|ESL|Language Studies|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Drawing
PA day
Coed
Ages: 5 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $80
Writing / journalism|Robotics|ESL|LEGO|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Cooking|Ballet|Jazz|Technology
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $355/week
ESL|Math|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Traditional (multi activity) $355/week
Writing / journalism|ESL|Language Studies|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Drawing
Writing / journalism|ESL|Language Studies|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Drawing
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $405/week
Robotics|ESL|Engineering|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
Computer (multi) $405/week
Robotics|ESL|Math|Engineering|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming
Robotics|ESL|Engineering|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Public Speaking/Debate $600/week
Writing / journalism|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Entrepreneurship|Instructor lead (group)
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
ESL $355/week
Writing / journalism|Robotics|ESL|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Drawing|Technology
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 9 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $420/week
Writing / journalism|ESL|Entrepreneurship|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Soccer|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Photo/Video|Technology

Upcoming Events February 25, 2018

upcoming events
  • February 25, 2018Focus Learning's FREE Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop
    Focus Learning, 41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, February 25 from 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

    Transforming the way we learn!!

    Focus Learning invites you to our Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 @ 1:00 - 4:30 PM

    Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. 

    This summer, we will use Minecraft MakeCode to allow students as early as grade 2 to write code blocks which converts to JavaScript. Your coding path starts here!

    Join us on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

    Group 1: Ages 7-8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

    Group 2: Ages 9-10, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

    Group 3: Ages 11-14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Take part in our informative workshop, meet our successful teachers and learn about our program breakdown.

    Where: 41 Scarsdale Rd. Unit 7 & 8, North York

    In-house registrations will receive $25 OFF our Minecraft: Education Edition camps !!

    Register online today!! Limited spots available. (copy the link below) 

    https://camps.active.com/FocusLearning

     

     

     


  • March 04, 2018Focus Learning's FREE Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop
    Focus Learning, 41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, March 04 from 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

    Transforming the way we learn!!

    Focus Learning invites you to our Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 @ 1:00 - 4:30 PM

    Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. 

    This summer, we will use Minecraft MakeCode to allow students as early as grade 2 to write code blocks which converts to JavaScript. Your coding path starts here!

    Join us on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

    Group 1: Ages 7-8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

    Group 2: Ages 9-10, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

    Group 3: Ages 11-14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Take part in our informative workshop, meet our successful teachers and learn about our program breakdown.

    Where: 41 Scarsdale Rd. Unit 7 & 8, North York

    In-house registrations will receive $25 OFF our Minecraft: Education Edition camps !!

    Register online today!! Limited spots available. (copy the link below)

    https://camps.active.com/FocusLearning

     

     

     


  • March 11, 2018Focus Learning's FREE Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop
    Focus Learning, 41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, March 11 from 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

    Transforming the way we learn!!


    Focus Learning invites you to our Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 1:00 - 4:30 PM

    Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. 

    This summer, we will use Minecraft MakeCode to allow students as early as grade 2 to write code blocks which converts to JavaScript. Your coding path starts here!

    Join us on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

    Group 1: Ages 7-8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

    Group 2: Ages 9-10, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

    Group 3: Ages 11-14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Take part in our informative workshop, meet our successful teachers and learn about our program breakdown.

    Where: 41 Scarsdale Rd. Unit 7 & 8, North York

    In-house registrations will receive $25 OFF our Minecraft: Education Edition camps !!

    Register online today!! Limited spots available. (copy the link below) 

    https://camps.active.com/FocusLearning

     

     

     


  • March 25, 2018FOCUS LEARNING Open House
    Focus Learning, 41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, March 25 from 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    This March, we would like to invite you to our Summer Camp Open House! Enjoy free activities during our open house and win a week of Free Summer Camp!

    Time: March 25th, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Address: 41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, North York, M3B 2R2


          • Play Popular Camp Games with Our Counsellors
          • Attend Free Workshop:
                     Minecraft: Education Edition (8-14 yrs)
                     LEGO WeDo Robotics (6-8 yrs)

    RSVP our Open House by dropping us a line on our website: https://focus-learning.ca/contact-us/, or call 416-519-3285!

    We look forward to seeing you!


  • April 15, 2018 FOCUS LEARNING Open House
    Focus Learning, 2900 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 202, Markham, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, April 15 from 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    This March, we would like to invite you to our Summer Camp Open House! Enjoy free activities during our open house and win a week of Free Summer Camp!

    Time: April 15th, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Address: 2900 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 202,  Thornhill, ON L3T 4X1

          • Play Popular Camp Games with Our Counsellors
          • Attend Free Workshop:
                     Minecraft: Education Edition (8-14 yrs)
                     LEGO WeDo Robotics (6-8 yrs)

    RSVP our Open House by dropping us a line on our website: https://focus-learning.ca/contact-us/, or call 416-519-3285!

    We look forward to seeing you!



Director's Message

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Shelly Zheng, Director / Founder

Today, most kids see school and learning as a burden – a chore that they have to do before being allowed to play with their iPads. I believe that by sparking children's innate curiosity, by channelling their imaginations towards the infinite horizon of possibility, learning can be regarded – not only as fun, but as fundamental.


Fostering life-long learners was the reason I founded Focus Learning. Teaming up with a group of passionate and professional educators, we instituted a series of “Edu-tainment” programs that facilitate substantive learning in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Our small class sizes allow teachers the chance to give individualized attention to each student – allowing for their progress and success.

In all candidness, sometimes I feel as though I have one of the best jobs in the world. Seeing a child's face light up – full of brightness, full of life, full of wonder and curiosity – is not just a reward to educators, but to our global community.


Accommodation & Property Details

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Sports facilities

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field

Landscape

  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $355 to $600 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 2

Discounts

Discount if paid early 10%
Discount for 2nd child $25
Discount for 3rd child $25
Discount for 4th child $25

Scholarships & awards:
Total annual scholarship fund: $180 CAD

  • Camper of the Year Award

    Amount: 50% Deadline: Rolling
    Type: Merit based
    Details: Camper of the Year should have been enrolled for at least half of the summer and have the following qualities: respectful, helpful, caring, excellent team work and creative.

    Application Details: Email [email protected] to apply.

Stories & Testimonials

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Focus Learning's First Annual Spelling Bee!

In the beginning of the year, many of our students disliked spelling and dreaded spelling tests in school and at Focus. In November they demonstrated a HUGE transformation by proudly standing in front of their friends and family to participate in the SPELLING BEE at Focus Learning! Win or lose, we are SO proud of all that our students accomplished by preparing for, and competing in, the Spelling Bee. Special thanks to our MPP David Zimmer for preparing an inspirational welcome speech and certificates for our students!!


A Focus Learning Experience

My name is Lucy. I'm in grade 5. I moved to Canada 6 months ago. I started taking classes at Focus Learning one month after I moved here. I take Art, Science, Robotics, and Writing at Focus Learning. The teachers show me lots of things you can do. I like building robots and making websites. I want to learn more English so it can help me in my future. 


Lights, Camera, Action!

The stage is set, the lines are memorized, and everyone is ready to amaze the audience with their performance of the play Little Red Riding Hood! The Focus Learning Drama Production students have prepared every aspect of this show. They have written the script, planned and created the scenery and costumes, and even directed their fellow actors and actresses.

When they began class a few months ago, they were not aware of the many details that contribute to a successful performance of a play. However, last week at their dress rehearsal, I was blown away by not only amazing performances from all the actors and actesses, but also the profressionalism each student had for all the other aspects of the show. Students were putting last minute touches on scenery, while others were helping their fellow classmates with memorizing lines. It was a transformation I, as the director of the play, was extremely pleased to see. 

Not only was this class a learning experience of theatre, it was a series of important life skills lessons in teamwork and determination! The students began each class with a team building lesson and game in which they learned strategies for working together. They applied those skills later in our class to create a true masterpiece of a play. 

This Saturday, June 13 the students will take the "stage" to show off their hard work, and they will take with them all the memories and lessons learned throuhgout the entire process of Drama Production.

 


Express Yourself

Summer Camp 2013 was truly a time to remember for the staff and campers of Focus Learning. Not only was Toronto under a heat spell, but we were joined by new students from various areas in Toronto and even from across the ocean!

Our camp programs offered students from various ages, backgrounds and countries to express themselves through art, creative writing and engineering.

We had a camper named Jane, who loved drama, writing and drawing, spend her summer with us. She had travelled to Toronto to experience the city and, well take a break from her home town. She spent a month at Focus Learning developing her drawing techniques and fell in love with writing poetry. Jane even debuted on the Focus Learning Theatre's stage performing with her cast mates a rendition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

As the summer winded down and Jane was getting ready to return to school, she said to me that this summer had been her best camp experience and she was so proud and happy of all her accomplishments! And well, so were we! Jane had done some amazing things including inspiring other campers to pursure their artistic ambitions.

The image above is part of a larger comic book concept that Jane worked on while taking our Comic Book Writing Program, as well, I have a left a snippet below from one of her poetic pieces she had submitted to the Focus Learning student archive.

Please Enjoy & We Welcome YOU to Express Yourself at Focus Learning this March Break or Summer!

The Sign Of Springtime Bloom

By: Jane

Golden sunshine creep through the window.

casting a morning light.

Rainbow flowers grow their petals,

the buds say good-bye.

Clear blue streams flow with delight,

fish a blur in sight.

Yes, these are the signs of the springtime bloom.

 

 

 

 


In the News

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February 16, 2018 - Focus Learning's Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop & Camps

Focus Learning's Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop & Camps ...


February 9, 2018 - Meet us at # 22 at Ourkids Camp Expo!

Come join us this Sunday, February 11th, on Ourkids Camp Expo at Roy Thomson Hall! ...


June 7, 2017 - SHARE & WIN - SUMMER CAMP & CLASSES

Focus Learning invites you and your kids to share your moments of happy learning!! ...



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Camp Locations

  • Newtonbrook, Toronto
    5809 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 3T9
  • Don Mills, Toronto
    41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R2
  • Markham, ON
    2900 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 202, Markham, Ontario, L3T 4X1

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Shelly Zheng

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