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We are excited for summer camp!

We are excited for summer camp!

We are so excited for a new year of camp. Sonja and Sarah look forward to running camp each year. It is a nice change to be able to interact and play! Register today before it fills up.

Camp groups are kept small so that we can provide as much attention to each camper as we can. We love that older kids can take on a leadership role and help with younger campers. Last year one of our older campers taught a yoga class in the park! So many skills are learned!

Want more info or to register? Email: playcafeptbo@gmail.com

Summer Camp @ Play Cafe in Peterborough

Summer Camp @ Play Cafe in Peterborough

Summer Camp at Play Cafe!

Registration has started for our best summer day camp year yet!
Weekly camp rate is $200 + HST. 
(Week One is $160 + HST)
Single Days will be available upon request based on availability.
Single Day Rate: $45 plus HST.

Peterborough Summer Camp at Play Cafe

Each week will feature free play, outside time, movement, sensory exploration, S.T.E.M.( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, crafts, opening and closing circle, routines (snack, sunscreen, washroom break, clean up), fine and gross motor activities and social skill and emotional development. We will focus on growth mindset activities as well as self-regulation skills. At the start of each week students will be given buckets to be filled for the week with positive statements and growth potential ideas from others. Each day the children can explore creative colouring with mandalas, quotes etc. We will read social skill building stories daily.
Camp is run by Sarah Susnar, Early Childhood Educator and Sonja Martin behaviourist, and yoga and meditation teacher.

The following are planned activities:

Week #1: Theme: Space Explorers
We plan to: use the parachute to create a space shuttle, make galaxy play dough with marbles, make alien painted rocks, make moon button craft, a marble art project and galaxy slime. We will use red cups to make space ship towers and create a gratitude mobile. We will colour space themed colouring sheets. We will make space “calm down “ jars. 
Week #2 Theme: Nature Kids
We plan to make a nature mobile. We will do an outdoor nature scavenger hunt and make nature bracelets. We will do yoga in the park and make leaf print water colour paintings. We will make a “coping strategies” wheel. We will make a mason jar lid sun catcher. We will do a bok choy science experiment. 
Week #3 Theme: Art and Movement 
We will make an art piece with string to classical music. We will do a daily yoga class. We will explore movement with instruments- doing a sensory game. We will have a dance party, create a branch collage mobile hanging, play a yoga board game and make clay and leaf imprint ornaments. Children can create their own natural paint brushes. We will play the movement activity dice game and Twister. We will play a balance game with Kleenex and bean bags on heads to music. We will play the “Control” movement game to music. We will play charades. Play the yoga dice game. We will do an “anxiety and my body” activity. We will play the “feelings and needs” games for self-regulation. We will do the self- regulation intervals game. 
Week # 4 Theme: Pirates and Mermaids,
We plan to search for gold/treasures in the sand at the park. We will walk the plank balance beam, fly a pirate kite and do a mermaid sticker free play activity. We will try mermaid pose/stretch. We will make mermaid slime and make twig boats. We will use a problem solving activity card game. We will play children’s version of “minute to win it”. Mermaid and pirate dress up will be included in free play. 
Our ideas grow each week. This gives you an idea of our offerings. We look forward to hearing from you. 

March Break @ Play

March Break @ Play

We have drop in play, scheduled, and drop in activities for all!

You can call to register 705 874 3517.

Fancy Tea Party – This is a special March break tea party for children ages 3 and up. Bring a doll or bear, dress up and come make friends. We will be decorating cookies, helping our dolls party, and making a bead bracelet to take home. Dress up items, cookies, berry tea and bracelet supplies included. Register in advance. Space is limited. Call 705-874-3517
Cost : $15 , additional $5 for siblings.

Dream Catchers and Kids Yoga – Come for a relaxing afternoon of making wooden dream catchers. We will end the class with a yoga story and stretch. We will use a variety of supplies provided to create your own unique style. Inspiration photos are in the discussion section.
Cost: $20 per child, siblings additional $10.
Space is limited.

*NEW INFANT MASSAGE WORKSHOP AND SERIES*

*NEW INFANT MASSAGE WORKSHOP AND SERIES*

TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Infant Massage 101 – Evening Workshop

Option: Bring your partner and learn together!

Date: October 22nd 6-8pm

Cost: $25 plus hst. Receive a 10% discount if registered before October 1st. Pre-Registration is required.

This two hour evening class is a condensed version of our four week course. Parents and caregivers will learn a full body massage routine including tummy and gas soothing techniques. Massage supports bonding, weight gain, brain development sleep and confidence. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin.



**New** Infant Massage Circle – 4 week Series

Wednesday’s October 10th – 31st, 10amto 11am


Cost: $50 + HST – 10% discount if registered before October 1st. Pre-registration is required.
This is a four week session that includes a full body massage, group discussion, powerpoint presentations, review of baby states and cues, baby soothing techniques (gas, sleep) and more. It is suited for any caregiver that would like to learn or review baby care basics, massage and connect with other parents. We will review the Family Triad Model as the base of this course, including touch, communication and environment.

Powerpoint offerings include Brain Development and the Need for Touch, States and Cues and Triad Model and Epigenetics. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided.

Call 705 873 3517 or EMT to playcafeptbo@gmail.com


Sign up for Fall classes!

Sign up for Fall classes!

We are so exited for our Fall Class line up!!

Healthy play, creativity, and family wellness are the inspiration behind everything we do.

Come for drop in play or sign up for a class!

Upcoming Classes include:

Parent and Child Family Paint Nights

Mindful Kids

Baby and Me Yoga

Infant Massage

Mom and Baby Group

Mom Group 2.0

Baby and Toddler Picasso

Musical Baby Signs

Family Yoga

Adult Yoga

Kids in the Kitchen

Mindful Parenting series

Baby Sensory

Sign up today!