Think Fun Summer Camps

THINK FUN

INSPIRING REFLECTION & NURTURING IMAGINATION

WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THE THINKING TOOLS NECESSARY FOR CHALLENGING OR CONFUSING EXPERIENCES?

WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THE COMMUNICATION SKLLS NEEDED TO PREPARE THEM TO BE TOMORROW’S LEADERS?

WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THE THINKING TOOLS NECESSARY FOR CHALLENGING OR CONFUSING EXPERIENCES?

WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THE COMMUNICATION SKLLS NEEDED TO PREPARE THEM TO BE TOMORROW’S LEADERS?

INQUIRY QUESTIONS

COMMUNITY BUILDING

COMMUNITIES OF PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY

CARING COUNSELLORS

FUN

Wise Decision-Making

A wise person is someone who is prepared to take responsibility for his or her actions, and, thus, in that sense, recognizes that what s/he thinks, how s/he acts, and what s/he says contributes to the person s/he is becoming. This sense of self-legislation or self-empowerment can powerfully contribute to a stable sense of personal well-being, and, hopefully, to the well-being of her/his community.

Community of Philosophical Inquiry

To develop a community a rich interpersonal environment is maintained throughout the camp. Counsellors work hard to create real bonds with all the campers so that they feel cherished and safe. Inquirers learn the importance of being able to articulate their reasons for holding a given view, listening to the points of view of others, subjecting their own reasoning and that of others to potential counter-examples and, in so doing, learn the difference between better and worse reasoning, the power of being able to change one’s mind as a function of following reasons where they lead and building more sustainable positions with others.

“There are so many good things to say about Think Fun camp this week. My children have never, I mean never, had this much fun. It is not a stretch to say that my husband and I think that they enjoyed the camp more than Disneyland!

Natalie Campagne

Parent of Olivia & Jasaiah

I feel challenged and good. I feel challenged because of all the questions we had to answer (made me smarter). I discovered that it is OK to change!  I feel good because I had fun.

Brooklyn (age 9)

Camper

This camp pushes me to be better, to be smarter, and to be an independent thinker!

Kenyan (age 11)

Camper

I am thinking out of the box now because the camp really expanded my imagination level.

Naya (age 11)

Camper

I really liked camp and I liked the day we talked about counter examples.

Sophia

Camper

This is Maguire’s third year at THINK FUN camp. He looks forward to it every year. Maguire enjoys the variety of different fun activities, as well as the engaging counsellors. As parents, we enjoy him coming home happy, tired, filled with stories about the day…and always smiling. To be honest, as parents, we are so happy with this program. Maguire had quite a few struggles in school last year. It would be amazing if some of the philosophies that are used to put together this program would also be applied to the school curriculum.

Parents of Maguire Parker

My daughter absolutely loved her week (Transformers) at THINK FUN for kids. I only wish I had put her in for both weeks. We will be back!  The leaders, high energy, active learning and fun, kept her fully engaged. She was exhausted (a good thing) at the end of each day. She also loved that she was at university and her Mom worked there.

Parent of Madison Francis

“Very organized; professional; courteous; lots of fun; made the kids use their brain power.

Riley's Parents

“Greyson had a great time this week. He said he had a lot more fun than he had at camps that I had him in last year. He stated that he had to think a lot and ask many questions about things. He loved the logo portion of the program, as well as the art projects. He also mentioned that the fear factor was scary but awesome. Overall fantastic!”

Monika Vondras

Parent of Greyson

“This camp was the funnest one yet. This camp made me really really super duper happy.

Nimritha (age 9)

Camper

The Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children

The University of Fraser Valley

The Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium

The North American Association for Community of Inquiry

The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

The University of British Columbia

The International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children

BRILA Youth Projects

The ICPIC Conference at UBC

Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organisation