Early Career Development at Culinary Arts Camp

Is your child fond of tinkering with kitchen tools, mixing and matching ingredients at home, or creating a dish with whatever’s available? Maybe your child has a talent and passion for cooking. You can help your child turn that passion into a career by enrolling him or her in a culinary arts program at a summer camp for kids.

Early Career Development at Cooking Camp

Summer camp for kids with cooking programs is a great way for your child to explore and hone their talent in the culinary arts. Cooking camp provides the coaching your child needs to give him or her direction in the style of cooking that your child wants to create. Cooking camp helps your child learn a new life skill, cooperation with other kids, science and math because of the exact amount of ingredients used and proportions that need to be cut, and self-esteem. Creating a dish gives kids a sense of accomplishment that helps boost self-confidence.

At summer camp for kids, your child will know how to use kitchen tools such as different knives, pots, various types of pans, and how much ingredients are needed for a certain kind of dish or dessert. Kids are supervised by a professional cooking teacher to help them learn a particular dish. A cooking coach helps kids understand the importance of each ingredient and the exact measurements to create a tasty dish. Kids are not only taught how to make dishes, but how to present them. There is art to cooking, and kids at cooking camp are taught how to make their dishes appealing and presentable.

Cooking camp allows your child to experience what it’s like cooking in a team, making dishes, using kitchen tools, and buying ingredients, which are all important as they explore their career options even at their young age.

Choose the Best Culinary Arts Camp

There are several summer camps that offer culinary arts programs. Find a cooking camp that has professional teaching and the facilities needed to help nourish kids’ passion for cooking. Zodiac Camp offers a culinary arts program with a professional cooking coach as a supervisor.

Zodiac Camp’s culinary arts program helps students learn how to cook, use kitchen tools, pick ingredients, and present their culinary masterpieces. The facilities are equipped for a fun and exciting experimenting with all sorts of dishes and desserts. The diverse curriculum offered by Zodiac Camp helps kids not only to cook and present dishes, but also the importance of nutrition, food preparation, kitchen safety, and proper manners.

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Developing Creative Expression in an Art Camp

Is your child showing signs of artistry? These signs may lead to a bright future in painting, writing, or any field related to the arts. To fully unleash your child’s potential you may want to send them to an arts camp. Zodiac Day Camp offers activities and opportunities for your child to tap into his or her inner artist.

What are the benefits of arts camp?

Everyone is an artist but because of lack of mentoring, the artist inside everyone gets neglected and in some cases never reaches its potential. At art camp, your child’s inner artist can be unleashed. With trained and experienced staff your child will be able to fully harness their full potential in the arts.

Fun Activities

At Zodiac Day Camp, your child will be exposed to all sorts of activities related to art. They can join specialty programs such as Creatures & Creativity, Dance, Performing Arts, Glee Club, Media & Technology and more. These classes help your child discover their true passion. Through these activities your child may also determine whether they are best suited for writing, multimedia arts, dance, theatre, drawing, or painting.

Excellent Mentoring

Mentoring is important to budding artists whether they are writers or painters. At art camp, your child will be mentored by an experienced and trained professional. The mentor provides participants with constructive criticism and different techniques to become a better artist.

Camaraderie

Art camp would be incomplete without the new friends your child may make. Zodiac Day Camp provides children with the same interests an avenue to create long-lasting friendships. Artists at a young age tend to be shy but with the help of arts camp, they can become more confident and learn how to better express their thoughts, ideas and experiences with other like-minded kids.

Top-Notch Facilities & Equipment

Zodiac Kids Day Camp not only provides participants with excellent coaching, but also the best equipment and facilities to hone each artist’s skills.

Summer camps can be fun for anyone. While the more timid and artistic children may think that camp is all about sports and playing outdoors, institutions such as Zodiac Day Camp have redefined what summer day camps can be. It is for all kids with different interests. The various specialty programs available cater those who are into sports, extreme sports, science, arts, acting, media and technology, swimming and more. The specialty programs of Zodiac Day Camp are for kids aged 5.5 to 12.5 years old. These are full day programs.

Zodiac School Offers Private Lessons with One-on-One Ratio

Zodiac Swim School is a fun and exciting experience for kids and young teens. It offers top-notch coaching and facilities for all kinds of activities. Zodiac Swim School offers private lessons through their backyard program.

Toronto, Ontario (http://www.zodiackids.ca)/ February 2015/ — Swimming is a fun activity that exercises the body and pushes it to its limits. Also, it is a sport that helps improve a child’s confidence and self-esteem. There are times when parents are too busy to enroll their kids at swim camp and some kids are not comfortable with group classes. Zodiac Swim School offers a backyard program that helps kids learn how to swim through a one-on-one program

Zodiac’s Backyard Program

Zodiac Swim School’s Backyard Program has a flexible schedule. The private lessons help your child learn how to swim at his or her own pace, without the pressure of keeping up with a group. The coach can adjust the lessons based on the ability of your child. The one-on-one sessions allow the coach to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of your child in the pool.

The coaches are certified and experienced in teaching all age levels – from infants to adults. Private lessons are held at Zodiac’s private backyard pool in Bathurst and Glencairn.

For more information about the kids’ camp programs, please visit www.zodiackids.ca for more detailed information and contact details.

About Zodiac Swim

Zodiac Swim School first opened its doors to the community in 1978 and, since that time, has earned the confidence of thousands of families! Countless children and participants have gained aquatic skills, self-confidence and a love of the water through high-quality, low-ratio Zodiac programming. In addition to excellence in aquatics, the Zodiac name also stands for quality and caring in the summer camp industry. Zodiac Swim & Specialty Camp opened in the summer of 1998.

Zodiac programs provide an enjoyable, unique and challenging opportunity which strongly appeals to kids and parents alike! We offer age-appropriate programming that will build your child’s self-esteem and confidence and enhance his/her personal growth and development.

Media Contact

160 Steeprock Drive

Toronto, Ontario M3J 2T4

Tel: 416 789-1989 x 252

Fax: 416 789-5525

info@zodiaccamp.on.ca

Zodiac Camp: The L.E.A.D. Program

Zodiac Camp provides kids 12 1/2 to 15 1/2 years old an opportunity to participate in an advanced leadership program at camp. Participants are provided with a variety of workshops, training sessions, and camp group activities.

Toronto, Ontario (www.zodiaccamp.on.ca)/ 2015/ — Leaders aren’t born; they are made. Kids with untapped leadership potential will be unable to unleash it, if they lack the necessary guidance and training. Enrolling them with a leadership camp help them blossom into the leaders they ought to be.

Zodiac Camp L.E.A.D. Program

Zodiac Camp offers kids and parents its L.E.A.D. program for aspiring leaders. Zodiac Camp provides its advanced leadership program for kids aged 12 1/2 to 15 1/2. The recommended stay for the camp is 7 weeks long but campers can avail 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 sessions. Campers will enjoy a variety of training sessions, workshops, and group camp activities mentored by a leadership coordinator, senior camp staff members, and experts in various areas such as quality and creative programming, effective discipline, child development, and teaching techniques.

Aside from the workshops and training sessions, kids at the camp are provided with opportunities to mentor and participate in specialty areas and different camp groups. Also, the leadership program provided by Zodiac Camp helps campers get a foot in the door for potential employment at Zodiac Camp. The half-day programs at Zodiac Camp help develop the budding leadership potential in each child.

Through the L.E.A.D. program, kids are prepared to take on a leadership role, given responsibilities by mentoring younger camp groups, and mentored by experienced and trained experts in their respective fields.

For more information about the L.E.A.D. program, please visit www.zodiaccamp.on.ca for more detailed information and contact details.

About Zodiac Swim

Zodiac Swim School first opened its doors to the community in 1978 and, since that time, has earned the confidence of thousands of families! Countless children and participants have gained aquatic skills, self-confidence and a love of the water through high-quality, low-ratio Zodiac programming. In addition to excellence in aquatics, the Zodiac name also stands for quality and caring in the summer camp industry. Zodiac Swim & Specialty Camp opened in the summer of 1998.

Zodiac programs provide an enjoyable, unique and challenging opportunity which strongly appeals to kids and parents alike! We offer age-appropriate programming that will build your child’s self-esteem and confidence and enhance his/her personal growth and development.

Media Contact

160 Steeprock Drive

Toronto, Ontario M3J 2T4

Tel: 416 789-1989 x 252

Fax: 416 789-5525

info@zodiaccamp.on.ca

Zodiac Camp: Specialty Program

Zodiac Camp’s Specialty Program provides kids with fun programs. Kids are given half a day enjoying their chosen specialty area and the other half of the day enjoying the other activities that camp has to offer which includes swimming lessons.

Toronto, Ontario (www.zodiaccamp.on.ca)/ 2015/ — Are you looking for a fun activity this coming summer for your kids? Zodiac Camp offers a fun and exciting Specialty Program for kids aged 5 1/2 to 12 1/2.

Zodiac Camp Specialty Program

Zodiac Camp’s Specialty Program is a full day full of fun and activities for campers. The Specialty Program is available to campers who are turning 6 years old in 2015 and have finished SK. The Specialty Program can also serve as an alternative to Zodiac’s Kidvantage Program. Here are some of the inclusions in the Specialty Program:

  1. Free early 7:45 a.m. supervised drop-off program.

  2. Half day of fun and professional supervision in chosen specialty activity. The special activities include: performing arts, science and magic, swimming, tramp sports, media and technology, glee club, and many others!

  3. Camp participants may need to bring their own equipment for their chosen specialty activity. Most supplies and equipment are provided by the camp; potential campers may refer to the website for detailed rental or purchase cost of equipment.

  4. Ongoing evaluation and feedback and session end progress reports for chosen specialty.

  5. Expert and professional instruction in various specialty activities and other chosen programs during camp.

  6. Special programs and themes, morning spirit program, A.M. and P.M. snacks, and catered cold/hot lunch option. Campers can also bring lunch from home.

For more information about the Specialty Program, please visit www.zodiaccamp.on.ca for more detailed information and contact details.

About Zodiac Swim

Zodiac Swim School first opened its doors to the community in 1978 and, since that time, has earned the confidence of thousands of families! Countless children and participants have gained aquatic skills, self-confidence and a love of the water through high-quality, low-ratio Zodiac programming. In addition to excellence in aquatics, the Zodiac name also stands for quality and caring in the summer camp industry. Zodiac Swim & Specialty Camp opened in the summer of 1998.

Zodiac programs provide an enjoyable, unique and challenging opportunity which strongly appeals to kids and parents alike! We offer age-appropriate programming that will build your child’s self-esteem and confidence and enhance his/her personal growth and development.

Media Contact

160 Steeprock Drive

Toronto, Ontario M3J 2T4

Tel: 416 789-1989 x 252

Fax: 416 789-5525

info@zodiaccamp.on.ca

Why Learning How to Swim is Important

Swimming is an important skill to learn for many reasons. It offers health benefits, assurance of personal safety in the water, and the ability to help others when the need arises. Taking swimming lessons and mastering this skill at a young age can lead to life-long benefits.

The more obvious reason to learn how to swim is to survive in the water. There will be many instances throughout one’s life where he or she will find himself/herself around water. Whether you are on a fishing trip, on a cruise ship, lounging by the pool or trying out that new hot tub, being able to swim can help you enjoy your time in the water and may even save your life.

There are also many health benefits one can get from swimming. Even at a young age, exercise is important. Swimming is a heart healthy activity that trains the cardiovascular system. It strengthens lung capacity, which makes it the perfect activity for kids with asthma. Since it involves the entire body, swimming helps boost metabolism.

Learning how to swim promotes social interaction. There are many swim clubs and small group swimming lessons where kids of the same age can bond and talk about what they learned in swim class. Zodiac Swim School is among the many institutions that offers these programs and is trusted by hundreds of parents in Canada.

Swimming also has psychological benefits. It can help uplift the spirit and relax the mind. As a whole body exercise, it helps release endorphins which can improve one’s mood. So whether a kid on a verge of a tantrum or a grouchy teen’ some time in the water can help get them in a better state of mind.

Swimming opens up possibilities for other sports and recreation. Those who want to go kayaking or fishing in the future need to learn this skill first. Surfing and wakeboarding are popular sports with young athletes that also require confidence in the water and the ability to swim.

Knowing how to swim can also lead to job opportunities. Life guards and professional divers are among the many fields related to swimming. Those who intend to work in fishing vessels, oil tankers and cruise ships also need to be skilled swimmers.

Taking swimming lessons early in life can also be a life-saver. This is a skill that can help your child save others in case of an emergency.

How Learning to Swim Can Boost Your Confidence

Do you think your child lacks confidence? If so, maybe it is time to enroll him or her into a sports program. Sports are a great way for your child to not only get regular exercise, but also make new friends. Swimming is one of the sports you should highly consider.

Why swimming?

Swimming is an all-around sport that exercises the body’s major muscles from the legs to the upper body. Swimming develops your child’s stamina, strength, and improves their overall health. It’s a great way to help children break away from their current technology interests. Swimming also requires few sports equipment, making it an ideal sport for kids and parents who want extra savings.

How can swimming help your child build confidence?

Aside from the obvious exercise benefits, swimming is also a great way to build your child’s confidence. Through swim school, your child will be able to meet and make new friends. Going through the same training and competitions helps develop a sense of camaraderie and community among the swimmers in a program. Overcoming the aching muscles and going through a tough training session provides your child with a sense of accomplishment that helps him or her become confident in what he or she does.

The training that your child goes through helps them build confidence to stay determined despite the challenges that they may face. Also, swimming helps your child develop perseverance and mental toughness to overcome any pain or challenges that come their way. The training your child gets in swim school helps them gain confidence in the things his or her body can do despite the physical strain they undergo. These are just a few of the ways swimming helps your child boost confidence. There are plenty of swim schools that offer swimming programs for kids of all ages.

How can you find the best swim school?

With several swim schools listed online, it is difficult to find one that meets you and your child’s criteria. To narrow your choices, get referral from friends and family who have tried a certain swim school. Also, going on a personal visit with your child helps you and your child get familiarized with the potential instructors, the quality of the facilities, and mingling with swim students that helps you and your child get an overview of the swim program and other summer camp activities. Also, you can also read about the pros and cons of each swim school on your shortlist by reading blogs, forum posts, and feedback websites.

Zodiac Swim School has been the trusted summer program provider for years. Aside from the swim school, Zodiac also has a day camp that offers exciting summer camp activities.

Aquatic Leadership and the Importance of NLS Training

Does your child want to elevate his or her skill in swimming? If your child wants to train as a lifeguard, he or she can enroll in Zodiac Swim School’s Aquatic Leadership program.

What is the Aquatic Leadership program all about?

Zodiac Swim School’s Aquatic Leadership program prepares kids who want to become lifeguards. The program makes sure kids have the required competencies to become lifeguards. The program tests a child’s physical fitness, skill, judgment, and knowledge about swimming before becoming a certified lifeguard.

The preparation includes mastery of skills such as:

  1. Demonstration of anaerobic strength and fitness in recovering an item. The participant starts in the water then swims 15m for a surface dive to recover a 20lb item and carry the item 5m all in 40 seconds.

  2. A participant must be able to demonstrate anaerobic fitness for a 15m underwater swim.

  3. A participant must demonstrate anaerobic skill and fitness through a sprint challenge. The participant starts in the water then must swim 50m head-up in 60 seconds.

  4. A participant must display fitness, strength, and endurance for a submerged mannequins rescue and recovery test. The participant starts in the water then swim 25m to rescue a submerged mannequin and then carry the mannequin while swimming for another 25m accomplishing both within 90 seconds.

  5. Aquatic Leadership program participants must also demonstrate endurance by swimming 400m within 10 minutes.

  6. Participants must display strength and endurance during an approach and carry test. Participants start in the water then approach a victim 15m away head-up in deep water; then participants must carry the victim another 5m while keeping the victim’s head and shoulders above the water.

These are the necessary skills and fitness levels that Aquatic Leadership participants must display to become certified lifeguards. Before your child can enter the program, he or she must be at least 16 years old and must have passed Zodiac Swim School’s Standard First Aid-CPR C and Bronze Cross programs.

How important is NLS Training for kids who want to become lifeguards?

The NLS Training provided by Zodiac Swim School ensures that before kids become lifeguards, they have displayed the fitness and skills necessary to save a life. The program tests the preparedness of each participant and helps them develop the necessary skills and reach the required fitness, endurance, and strength levels for duty as a lifeguard. The training helps boost the confidence of students to attempt saving someone’s life when the need arises. The National Lifeguard certification offered by Zodiac Swim School follows Canada’s professional standards for lifeguards.

Getting Your Kids Excited to Learn New Skills

There are plenty of summer activities in Toronto that allow your kids to learn new skills or develop talents that they were unaware of. Summer camp gives your kids the chance to explore new things and experiences while making new friends. Sending your kid to camp can also be a source of anxiety, because it may be the first time they will be away from home for several hours or even for a couple of days. Anxious kids won’t have as much fun at camp.

Getting Your Kids Excited to Learn New Skills at Camp

Kids are receptive to the world around them. There are a lot of things and experiences that are new to them each day. Because of technology, some kids would prefer to sit in front of a screen rather than explore the world around them or learn new skills. There are ways to get your child excited about learning new skills, here are some ways that can help you:

  1. Bring your child to camp so that he or she will experience camp life firsthand. Firsthand experience helps your child envision the activities that they will be able to participate in. Seeing the facilities and equipment help your child picture what they will be doing when they enroll at summer camp.

  2. Meet the camp instructors and facilitators with your child. Knowing who will teach your child their chosen camp activity will ease some of the anxiety your child may feel once camp begins. Also, you will know if the instructor has the experience and credentials to teach your child a new skill.

  3. Get your kids excited about learning a skill by trying it out with them. Joining your kids in their chosen activity gives them a confidence boost. They know that you are with them in their chosen activity and you will support them. The support you give them goes a long way and it gives your child an emotional attachment to that skill, giving it more meaning for them.

  4. Let them join in various activities to help them discover their talents. Give your child the freedom to choose whatever activity they want to do. Exposing your child to different experiences and activities help them discover their talents and skills that they want to pursue.

The summeractivities in Toronto camps offer kids fun ways to learn new skills that they want to pursue and hone. The new skills they learn will help them develop into a holistic person.