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Program News: Kendo (Katana Bokken Practice) in DLC!

bokken kids camp torontoNew season of 2016 in DLC introduces Katana Bokken Practice!

Kendo, the “Way Of The Sword” is a traditional Japanese style of fencing, the roots of which are traced back to early Samurai time. It is practiced today as a martial art all around the world, and recently made its way to DiscoveryLand Camp’s program as well.

Kendo is a sport and art that teaches discipline and self-confidence. It combines body and mind to create a balance of physical, emotional, and metal harmony. For many practitioners, it is not only a sport, but a way of life and used to build character. The idea behind the Kendo lifestyle is to cure the practitioner of fear, confusion,bokken kids camp torontohesitation, and doubt, leaving behind a strong and healthy character.

At DiscoveryLand Camp, we are introducing Bokken, wooden Japanese swords. It is a tool for honing skills of sword and martial arts, without risk of injury from a metal blade. Bokkens are used by students of the Japanese sword arts worldwide, stemming from Japanese swordsmen for centuries prior.

After a warm-up to ensure all muscles are ready for the workout, experienced instructors will teach the campers about Kendo posture, stance, distance, and striking form.

With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking; while having fun in overnight kids camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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2016 summer camp registration is now open!

With so many inquiries we got in the last two weeks, we are excited to announce that the 2016 DiscoveryLand Camp registration is now open and the updated Registration Form is ready!

2016 Registration Form

The dates for this year are:

First Session: July 10 – July 24
Second Session: July 24 – Aug 7.

By registering ahead you secure a spot in the session you want!

See dates and rates details for all sessions:

Registration Details

Dates and Rates

With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking; while having fun in overnight summer camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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New sport equipment for FitCamp!

Toronto Summer Camp fitness

Get ready to stay fit while playing with our new sport equipment for FitCamp – this season at DiscoveryLand Camp!

Some old fashion skipping rope that never goes out of style mixed with new push up bars for that extra something, we got you covered. Who said that exercise has to be boring? Not us!

With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking; while having fun in overnight summer camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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DLC Reviews and Testimonials

Summer-Camp-Toronto-Review-CampRatingzThe new page with Video Testimonials and Reviews about our summer camp from the web was added to DiscoveryLand Camp website: DiscoveryLand Camp’s review and testimonials

Looking forward to seeing registrations from old friends and new friends; the registration is open since January!

 

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Public Speaking Tips for Kids

Public speaking is cool at DiscoveryLand Camp

Public speaking is cool at DiscoveryLand Camp

Have you ever seen a person move a million people crowd?

Only a few individuals can say that they were born with this talent, while many successful leaders have admitted to spending hours and hours practicing in front of the mirror.

So how can I, as a parent, help my child to improve this skill that will benefit him/her greatly in their life? The golden rule is practice, practice and practice. The better your child knows their speech, the less time they will spend worrying about it. This time can be spent on fixing posture, articulation, and eye contact, which are vital for any presentation. Public speaking is fairly associated with very nervous experiences, so remember to keep the encouragements coming.

Furthermore, as a short term stressor, public speaking can have health benefits. Teaching a child to feel comfortable with public speaking increases his/her confidence and instils valuable skills such as self-motivation and pride.

Practice in Front of a Mirror It may sound like a cliche, but practicing in front of a mirror is an important step in overcoming stage fright. It is also a great way for your child to be able to see things that they may be doing wrong. Are they looking down at their notes too much? Do they look as terrified as they are? Are they smiling enough? Are they mumbling and barely moving their mouth, or are they enunciating clearly enough? Practicing in front of a mirror is the first step in honing public speaking skills for anyone of any age.

Practice, Practice, Practice Practice really does make perfect, especially when it comes to giving a speech. The more your child practices their speech or presentation, the better they will know their stuff. If your child can have confidence in their ability to learn and deliver the material, some of the nervousness about giving the speech may go away. Practice also makes it easier to memorize the material. While it is isn’t necessary for children to memorize every facet of their speech, the more they practice the less they will have to consult their notes. A speaker who seldom needs to glance at his notes is more effective.

Record Their Speech Record your child speaking and play it back for them. This is a great way to help him avoid using the “uhs” or “ums” or “likes.” This is also great for children who tend to speak too quickly or too slowly. Listening to yourself on a recorder can be a bit uncomfortable of an experience but is great for sharpening public-speaking skills.

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With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking; while having fun in overnight summer camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Such life lasting experience leads to greater success in school.
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