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
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.