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DICES Summer Programming 2022

Day Camp 

  • When:  July 4-Aug 4, Monday-Thurs, 10am-2pm
  • Fee: $60/week (bursaries available)
  • Age Range: Ages 6-12 (or 5 if you have finished kindergarten)


Each week of camp will be themed!


Week 1- Travel Around the World Camp (July 4th-7th), led by Katarina, Ondine & Dylan

Week 2- Theatre Camp (July 11-14th), led by Teesh, Ondine & Dylan

Week 3- Science Camp (July 18-21), led by Teesh, Emily, Ondine & Dylan

Week 4- Fantasy Camp (July 25-28th), led by Emily, Ondine & Dylan

Week 5- Carnival Camp (August 1-4th), led by Katarina, Ondine & Dylan


More details about each week of camp are below…


Week 1- Travel Around the World Camp: Take a spin around the planet without leaving the island! The first week of Summer Camp, we’ll be exploring food, games, music, and crafts from a different country each day. Whether we’re folding origami boxes in Japan or rolling a bocce ball across the Italian grass, we’ll talk a little bit about some of the traditions and culture of each place, and maybe read a story or two! Because this is Summer Camp, we’re going to focus on having fun first and learning second, but there will be lots of opportunities to expand our horizons. 


Week 2- Theatre Camp: Are you ready to come out of your shell? Theater Camp is an exploratory week where kids will get the chance to practice their acting, dancing and singing skills through a range of fun activities. There will be lots of crafty options for kids who are more quiet and focused- set building, costume making and the like, along with lots of acting games and character building together for those that are feeling more outgoing. This camp has both structured and unstructured time, and lots of flexibility to make the camp reflect the interests of the group. At the end of the week we will have a talent show that welcomes parents & caregivers and the local community as our audience. We hope to see you there!


Week 3- Science Camp: From bridge building, to creating the perfect goop- we will delve into the mysteries of science through play and hands-on experiments together. We’ll be building, designing and experimenting our way through a range of big life questions. Expect to get messy and have a hoot with the kids of Denman. This camp will feature both structured and unstructured activities, with lots of room for the kids to bring their own interests and knowledge into the camp.  


Week 4- Fantasy Camp: A chance to enter the world of magic and mystery. This camp will welcome the most curious of creatures into our world- from fairies, to Alice in Wonderland and a pack of pirates. You will like this camp if you enjoy welcoming magic into your life and building imaginative worlds. This camp will have both structured and unstructured aspects, with lots of room to shape the week based on the interests of the group. 


Week 5- Carnival Camp: Modeled after an old-fashioned country fair, we’re going to be building and playing Denman versions of classic midway games and fun-fair competitions: Three legged races! Egg Tosses! Cake Walks! We’ll learn a little bit about Carnival traditions around the world and have the opportunity to make masks as part of our festive week-long party! There will be lots of time for crafting and free-play interspersed with more organized activities. 


Afternoon Camp

  • When: July 4-Aug 4, Monday-Thurs, 2pm-3:30pm
  • Fee: $40/week (bursaries available)
  • Age Range: Ages 6-12 (or 5 if you’ve finished kindergarten)


Week 1: Board Game Building Camp (July 4th-7th)

Week 2: Chef Camp (July 11-14th)

Week 3: Pickleball Camp (July 18-21)

Week 4: Comic Book Making Camp (July 25-28th)

Week 5: Textile Arts Camp (August 1-4th)


Week 1- Board Game Building Camp: 

Creativity + Competition = Board Game Building Camp! Have you ever wondered how board games are made? We’ll take a week to plot out the goal of the game, design the board (or cards), and build all the moving parts using recycled crafting supplies. We’ll play a few rounds of each of the kids’ designs to see how they work!


Week 2- Chef Camp: Get cooking! We’ll prepare kid-friendly snacks, healthy favorites, and maybe try out a Pinterest-friendly food project. Part nutrition, part science, and part pure mess, we’ll keep the kiddos well-fed while engaging in some fun learning. 


Week 3- Pickleball Camp: If you come expecting pickles, you will be disappointed. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. A great way to exercise and build hand-eye coordination, we’ll work up a sweat while keeping cool in the Activity Center. 


Week 4- Comic Book Making Camp: How do characters evolve? How are storyboards plotted? For four afternoons, learn the tricks of the trade and develop your own comic book from start to finish. We’re excited to have a skilled illustrator visiting with us for half the week who can guide attendees in deepening their illustration skills.   


Week 5- Textile Arts: Sewing, weaving, fabric painting and collage! Soft textile surfaces offer endless opportunities for exploration and play. With a few special guest stars, we’ll be exploring inventive ways to create beautiful things from fabric and string. 




Registration opens on May 25th. We cannot guarantee space for all requested dates, but register by June 16th for best availability. We will confirm your spot the following week. Once spots are confirmed you will be required to pay all summer camp fees in order to secure your spot. 


To register, send an email to answering the following questions:


  1. Name of kid:
  2. Age of kid:
  3. Requested Camps: 
  4. Any Accessibility Needs (eg. physical accessibility, sensory sensitivity, or other medical or social needs that would be helpful for us to know): 


Bursaries are available upon request, please email us if you require a bursary. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 


Please call or email us with any questions:  250-335-2058 or


Cancellation Policy


What if our schedule changes? 

If you are unable to attend camp and provide 2 weeks notice we are able to provide a full refund!  If you are unable to provide 2 weeks notice we are unable to provide a refund for fees paid. 


What if we get sick?

If you are unable to attend camp due to becoming ill we are able to refund for the week(s) missed. 


What if my kid is only available for part of the week? 

We are unable to refund, or bill, for individual days if kids are unavailable. We charge for a full week of camp, not individual days, and are only able to refund based on full weeks. This is due to limited staff admin hours for the camp. 


Covid Protocols 


We thank you for your patience as we adapt to these changing times. We will have increased sanitization during all camps and air flow when indoors, although the majority of our programs will take place outdoors. We will have masks available, but they will remain optional for both kids and adult facilitators. We ask that you remain flexible in the event that our protocols change to meet a changing situation.




Soccer Camp

Dates: Tuesday August 9th-Friday August 12th, 2022

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Coaches: Shel, Kaizan, Logan, and Adam

Age Range: 8-12 years old

Cost: $50

To Register: The completed registration form can be sent to 

Payment Instructions: payment can be provided in advance by e-transfer All participants must pre-register on or before July 15th, 2022 and provide full payment in advance of participation on or before this date (scholarships are available for those who may not be able to afford the cost of the camp).


We are pleased to provide youth ages 8-12 years the opportunity to participate in a four-day soccer camp. The camp will run for 2 hours each day from 1030 am to 1230 pm. The coaches will be Kaizan Heidrich, Logan Pierce and Adam Hopper. This marks the third year the three coaches will return to work with the kids and the program is being overseen by Shel Brodsgaard. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, include sunscreen, a hat, water and snacks in your daily pack. Each soccer camp day will feature skill development, fun games, snacks and all kinds of amazing soccer action!