Two Exciting Programs
Leadership Training & Self-Discovery


2019 Summer Programs: July 2nd to July 26th

Flexible Weekly Program Offerings

Designed for Your Family’s Summer Schedule

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There are 1, 2, 3, and 4-week programs Enroll for a full day or half day each week.

Full day: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mornings only: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The program dates are as follows:
July 2-5 (4 day week) July 8-12, July 15-19, and July 22-26.

There are 2 program options:

  • Challenge Yourself program

  • Discovery Leadership Training program

  • Combination of: Challenge Yourself and Leadership Programs

WillowWood’s Speciality: individualized instruction, student-centered programming.

Discovery Program: Leadership in Training (LIT)


Leadership in Training (LIT) afternoons can be added to any of the grades 7-8 half day programs. Students will be placed in leadership positions working with young campers in grades 1-6.

Students will develop advocacy skills, problem solving and conflict management skills, as well as gain experience working with children.

As "Discovery Leaders", they will aid the teacher of the Discovery programs in delivering academic and fun programs to children grades 1-6. They will learn about different leadership styles and strategies that can be applied to a variety of situations will be explored.

Challenge Yourself Programs

Both the language and math programs will include instruction in learning strategies, critical thinking, study skills, communication and self-advocacy. Students may sign up for

  • Full Day: Language and Math

  • Half Day Morning: either Language or Math.


This program will incorporate a variety of English skills including the writing, reading and communication skills so necessary for the success of Middle and High School students. Teaching will be individualized and reflect grade-appropriate Ministry of Education expectations. Skill areas addressed each week will include:

Writing: various forms • grammar • proofreading • editing and the writing process

Reading: fluency • interpretation • comprehension • vocabulary • exposure to a variety of forms • personal reflection

Study Skills: test-taking strategies • summarizing • outlining • organization skills • note-taking • highlighting • question analysis • library use • following directions


This program will incorporate a variety of math skills in line with the Ontario Curriculum, and help students prepare for the following school year.

Skills addressed each week will include: Geometry and Spatial Sense • Measurement • Patterning and Algebra • Data Management and Probability

NOTE: Grade 8 students will also be introduced to a variety of the grade 9 level Math skills.

The Discovery Program also includes the following:

Technology Program

Students will be introduced to a variety of computer and iPad software and applications and Google Chromebooks, all of which are designed to assist with schoolwork - focusing on planning and organization.

Fitness Program

Students will be exposed to healthy working out, directed and supervised by an instructor with a background in fitness and kinesiology. Students will be introduced to exercises that work particular muscle groups and will practice those exercises as part of an overall exercise plan. Students must sign a waiver before entering this program in order to gain access to the WillowWood Fitness Room.

Swimming Fitness & Fun

Full-day Discovery students will have recreational swim with WillowWood/Camp Discovery, just down the road at Shendy’s Swim School (25 Scarsdale Road). Fun, safety and fitness for all ages and levels, in a 22 meter salt-water pool. This will be 4 times per week.

Other Activities

Students may participate in field Trips, yoga, rock-climbing, nature walks and music.

Download the full details and an application (PDF) here. You may also inquire online using the form below.

Contact Mellissa Grant for more information, or to enrol. or 416 444 7644

“I feel smarter. I’m a brighter kid. I feel invincible.
I can do anything I can put my mind to.”

Samantha, Grade 7