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  • Type:
    Day camp
  • Focus:
    Education (multi)
  • Cost:
    $625 to $825/week
  • Ages:
    11 to 15
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  • Summary Profile

    Luminara Academy answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    With the exponential advancements in AI in 2023 and as a mother of two, an educator and a visionary, I founded Luminara Academy to prepare kids for an uncertain future! We are a first of its kind program, offering a blend of critical life skills training, with a focus on emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, leadership, and collaboration. Our aim is to ensure every student is introduced to these essential skills, utilizing critical thinking, interactive challenges and real-world application to plant seeds that will flourish in their daily lives. As participants step into our academy, they step into the future, where they can develop the skills to become emotionally agile, socially adept, & resilient in the face of life's challenges!

    • Special needs: Not available

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Our world is changing rapidly and tomorrow's leaders need more than just book knowledge. Therefore, our approach to education sets us apart in many ways:
    - Our curriculum is future-focused - designed to help students not only thrive today but also be ready for challenges of tomorrow.
    - Our founder's background of having worked in multiple countries infuses our program with a global perspective. Kids are prepared to thrive in an interconnected world.
    - Our interactive challenges ensure that the concepts taught are deeply ingrained and not just theoretically understood.
    - We introduce our students to real-world professionals who inspire and provide practical perspectives, bridging the gap between learning and its real-world application."

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "We have the highest standards for our staff, who undergo a rigorous selection process and background check. We bring in diverse staff that have the credentials and qualifications to work with kids. We also ensure that all staff are trained in first aid. Our Guest Speakers are esteemed professionals in industry with decades of experience in their field and stories to tell. "

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "We begin accepting applications in early November and spots are limited. Our current Essential Life Skills program is open to all kids aged 11-15. Once you register through our website, you will receive a confirmation email with details on next steps and what to expect closer to the launch date. Payment in full is required upon registration. Our refund policy allows you to cancel registration up to 30 days in advance, subject to a payment cancellation fee. "

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Luminara Academy currently has 1 program available.

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    Type (Gender)
    Ages: 11 - 15
    Day Camp
    Education (multi), Leadership (multi)
    $625 to $825
    Instructor lead (group)|Debate|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Super Camp|Public Speaking

  • Location & Site Details


    Downtown East, Toronto
    18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1C4
    Scarborough Village, Toronto
    937 Progress Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M1G 3T8


    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Luminara Academy technology free? Yes

    Property Details

    More details about property: Our Essential Life Skills Program will be held at Centennial College Event Centre. This is a state of the art event facility with secure entrance and will include all meals and snacks for participants for the week.

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Michelle Machado, Founder
    B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, PhD, MBA

    Welcome! As the Founder of Luminara Academy, my mission is more than just imparting knowledge. It's about equipping our young generation with the holistic skill set they truly need to navigate a rapidly changing world.

    Why are these skills so essential? In an era dominated by technology, innovation, and constant change, AI tools are commoditizing human knowledge and as a result, human skills are going to be front and centre now more than ever! Success is no longer based on just understanding STEM or mastering a foreign language. It's about developing emotional intelligence, adaptability, critical thinking, leadership and so much more. These are the tools that will allow our children to thrive, to lead, and to make impactful changes in their communities and the broader world.

    I encourage you to dive deeper into our website. Explore our blog, check out our resources, and see for yourself why our focus on these often-overlooked skills is so pivotal for the success of future generations. Join us at our groundbreaking launch on March 11-15, 2024. Sign up your child before spaces run out! I promise, it's a journey you won't regret! 

    Best wishes,



    Frequently Asked Questions

    What types of programs does Luminara Academy offer?
    Luminara Academy runs: day camps. Programming specializes in: Education (multi), Leadership (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Luminara Academy start?
    Luminara Academy has programs for children aged 11 to 15.

    How much does is cost to attend Luminara Academy?
    Fees to attend Luminara Academy range from $625 to $825/week.

    Does Luminara Academy offer support for children with special needs?
    Luminara Academy does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Luminara Academy offer busing?
    No, Luminara Academy does not offer transportation.

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