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Summer Programs - Learning with Lakefield Certificate Module Descriptions

Enrichment modules are complimentary with enrollment in a summer credit course. A module may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment and students may be asked to select a different module.

Sessions running June 29 - August 24 (rolling start dates)


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  • LCS English Prep

    August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020
    9:30 - 11 am (EDT)

    Taught by Sarah Thompson, this module is open to students in Grades 9-12 and is offered as part of our Academic Transition series.  LCS English Prep is perfect for students wanting to hone their writing, literary analysis and Harkness learning skills. Whether students are new to Harkness style learning, or simply love English and want to strengthen their skills, this is a great way for students to prepare for the next school year.  
  • Writing to Learn

    August 26, 27, 28, 31; September 2, 2020
    1 pm – 3 pm (EDT)

    Writing is a great way to understand a complex idea, whether it be in literature, math, or science. This session will give students tools to think through writing. Students will use techniques developed at the renowned Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking to become more confident and fluid writers.
  • Grade 10 Math Prep

    August 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 2020
    10 am - 11 am (EDT)

    This module focuses on practicing essential skills from the Grade 9 Math curriculum through problem solving and inquiry to help prepare students for success in Grade 10 Math. Instructors will help students to identify and address any gaps in their acquisition of Grade 9 content to ensure that they are ready for Grade 10 in the fall.
  • Grade 11 Math Prep

    Aug 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 2020
    9 am - 10 am (EDT)

    This module focuses on practicing essential Grade 10 math skills through problem solving and inquiry to prepare students for success in Grade 11 math. Core competencies will be reviewed, and instructors will help students to identify gaps in their acquisition of Grade 10 content to ensure that they are ready for Grade 11 in the fall. This course is especially helpful for students who have struggled with remote learning in Grade 10 math or feel that they have missed critical content.
  • Intro to Engineering

    August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 2020
    10 am - 11 am (EDT): August 6, 13, 20, 25
    10 am - 12 pm (EDT): August 4, 11, 18

    This module is designed to give participants a preview into the world of Engineering. Together, we will explore the Engineering method, and how it can be applied to solve complex problems. With a focus on group work and creative thinking, this module will give you the tools to succeed as and Engineer and in your day-to-day life. Students should be working at a grade 11 math level.
  • Arts Outside


    August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 24, 2020
    10 am – 11:30 am (EDT)

    This module will explore Arts and Outdoor Education, focusing on Multi Arts in an outdoor setting, and creating art inspired by outdoor experiences. I would like to explore found spaces, physical arts and would like to invite guest speakers to explore Indigenous peoples' use of the land to make cultural art.
  • Biz Prep 101


    Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 2020

    11 am – 12:15 pm (EDT)

    Biz Prep 101 is designed to give you an overview of what jobs in Business look like. This will help you understand what a Business program in university leads to by connecting what you learn in school to corporate-world experience. Lessons will comprise of interviews with people working corporate jobs; an overview of subjects and careers; and tips for resumes and interviews. This module is geared towards students in Grade 10 and higher.
  • Canadian Art History: From Group of Seven to Inuit Art


    July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; August 5, 7, 12, 14, 2020
    7 pm – 8 pm (EDT)

    This module will take a deep dive into Canadian Fine Art as we explore the colonialist past and how it intersects with Indigenous artists from the lower 60 to Inuit carvers and printmakers.
  • Creative Writing


    June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 4, 10, 17, 21, 2020

    10 am – 11 am (EDT)

    Do you enjoy creative writing? Or want to improve the quality of your writing? This module will work through various genres to enhance your technique and teach you the tools you need to be an effective writer. From daily free-writes to polished stories, poems, and narratives, you will get to choose what you write and further diversify yourself as a writer.
  • Dance Conditioning and Choreography


    July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (EDT)
    11 am – 12 pm (EDT)

    Students will engage in active sessions focused on fitness training and technique geared at dancers. They will also develop their skills as a choreographer.
  • Effective Essay Writing Workshop


    July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2020

    10 am – 12 pm (EDT)

    Writing a good essay is a skill that many of us can find daunting and mysterious. This module breaks it down into workshops on the research question, research skills, organization, and effective language so that we will become much more successful and persuasive communicators.
  • Exploring and Creating Film


    June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020
    2 pm – 3 pm (EDT)

    Participants will learn about elements of film that come together to create a good movie, as well as creating their own short (2-3 minute) films to wrap-up the module.

  • Goddess, Mystic, Witch: Reweaving the Sacred Feminine


    June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 22, 27; August 10, 17, 24, 2020
    7 pm - 8 pm (EDT)
    7 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT): June 29 and August 24

    In the spirit of gathering in circle, this course is an invitation to reclaim the suppressed histories of women's wisdom traditions from around the world. Over 9 weeks together we will explore re-membering the Mother Goddess, decolonizing the body, healing the witch-wound, and reweaving the mythic imagination through ancestral arts, shadow work, earth tending, medicine keeping, storytelling, and sacred feminine rites of passage.
  • Intermediate French for Travel


    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 3; August 7, 14, 21, 2020
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (EDT)

    Do you want to put your Intermediate French knowledge to use in French speaking countries? The module is perfect for students who are comfortable speaking beyond the basics of French. It will help build skills needed in conducting negotiations and being able to express your opnion.
  • Intro to French for Travel


    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 2020
    2 pm - 3 pm (EDT)

    Are you looking to build competency in functional French language? If so, this module is for you! We'll be looking at the basics of traveling to a French-speaking region and being able to communicate and be understood. Perfect for students looking to know how to make purchases and engage in daily activities in French Speaking countries.
  • Introduction to Forensic Science


    June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 2020
    11 am – 12 pm (EDT)

    This course will take a broad look at forensic science and explore how science is applied to law in criminal investigations. Participants will explore ares of the discipline such as fingerprint analysis, DNA profiling, criminology, blood stain pattern analysis, crime scene investigation, toxicology, and death investigations. Please be aware that mature content may be discussed at times as it pertains to historical cases or methodology.
  • Play Writing


    July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; August 4, 6, 2020
    1 pm - 2 pm (EDT)

    This course will explore the craft of playwriting. Through writing activities, reading scenes and watching pieces of theatre participants will learn how to construct a captivating script. Hired Actors will come on the final class to perform the scripts so writers can see their work come to life.
  • The School of Remote Rock - Beginner/Intermediate Guitar and Ukulele


    June 30; July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020
    10 am – 11 am (EDT)

    This module will get you up to speed on all things stringed!! You will be rockin’ the summer campfire in no time. We will be learning chords, scales and a bunch of tunes. This module will also give you the tools to keep learning long after the module is finished.
  • The Sociology of Everyday Life - Health and Wellbeing Focus


    July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2020

    10 am – 11:30 am (EDT)

    This module will explore fundamental sociological concepts and apply them to everyday life with a particular focus on health and wellbeing. Utilizing concepts developed by great sociological thinkers, we will unpack current health and wellbeing topics such as the COVID 19 pandemic, the fitness industry, Cross-Fit, modern medical systems, body image, and social media, to name a few. This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about human behavior, how we interact with one another, and larger institutions of thinking when it comes to our bodies, our health, and our wellbeing. If you are excited about having inclusive and deeper conversations about current health topics through the lens of sociological thinking, this course if for you! A seminar-type, conversation course with guided instruction from an LCS teacher with a graduate degree in sociology.
  • Viral Biology


    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 2020
    11 am - 12 pm (EDT)

    This module is an introduction to the field of virology. You will learn what viruses are and how they effect cells and cause disease. This will include a recap of cellular biology and DNA replication. Other topics to discuss include vaccines and scientific literacy.
  • Woodwind and Brass Technique


    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
    10 am - 11:30 am (EDT)

    This module will allow you to work on your instrument technique. We will review the basics and then movie beyond to more advanced instrument techniques and recording. Students will need to have some precious experience and access to Brass and Woodwind instruments


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  • Standard First Aid and CPR

    August 10-13, 17-20, 2020
    10 am – 11 am (EDT)

    This course is for those with a previous knowledge of First Aid or who are continuing from the Emergency First Aid Module . Using a combination of synchronous and video lessons, and video submission for assessment of knowledge and skills, students will deepen their knowledge of First Aid and CPR .
  • Farm and Garden to Table

    August 4, 11, 18, 25
    1 pm - 3 pm (EDT)

    This module will focus on how to source local food as well as grow your own! Modules will be a mix of learning and cooking. We will not only be learning about local food systems but also how to transform the ingredients into delicious, simple recipes. While the focus of cooking sessions will be on what is in season in the Ontario region, participants are welcome from around the world.


    June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25, 26, 2020
    7 pm - 8 pm (EDT)

    BROGA is a yoga class for young men that focusses on flexibility, mobility, stability, balance, and alignment for health and well-being. We address the upper- and lower-crossed syndrome typical to the male body (tight neck, shoulders, chest, low back, hips, thighs, and calves) through a “wholistic” approach to stretching and strengthening, inviting release and renewal for the bodymind.
  • Connecting with Nature


    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 2020

    3 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT)

    The mental and physical health benefits of connecting with nature are well-documented. In this module, you will learn about the plants and animals of the LCS campus and surrounding area.
  • Cooking Culture and Conversation 2.0


    July 14, 17, 21, 24, 31, 2020
    9 am – 11 am (EDT)

    This fun module highlights how food can bring us all together. In our sessions, participants will explore a different culture each time, learn about the history of the culture, explore the language and learn to create an authentic food.
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR


    July 6-9, 13-16, 2020
    10 am – 11 am (EDT)

    With a combination of synchronous and video-based instruction students will learn the skills required for the Emergency First Aid certification. Skills will be assessed by video submission. This course is for those who are interested in First Aid and who are new to the skills and content.
  • Health and Nutrition


    July 6, 13, 20, 27, 29, 2020
    1 pm - 2:15 pm (EDT)

    The goal of this course is to learn about healthy nutrition and exercise. We will talk about how to read nutrition labels, what the macronutrients are and their functions and interview guest speakers on exercise and injury prevention. There will also be some out-of-class activities for students to participate in.
  • Mindful Movement and Meditation


    July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26
    , 2020
    9 am – 10 am (EDT)

    A morning mindful movement and meditation experience. Weather permitting, we will be outside harmonizing with the trees. No experience with mindfulness or yoga necessary. All are welcome to join and separate, but together, we will enter our day with a smile.
  • Painting from Observation


    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 27, 2020
    1 pm - 3 pm (EDT)

    In this module we will explore drawing and painting from observation. We will discuss different tools and techniques for starting a composition and work through the stages of the Creative Process to create quick on-site sketches and finished works of art.
  • Planning a Gap Year of Travel


    June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 2020

    7 pm – 8 pm (EDT)

    The logistics of planning a Gap year of travel. From Budgeting, to backpacking, booking flight, trains and hostels. Getting over the travel anxiety and stress over organizing a year of travel. How to have an open mind, meet people, and experience different cultures.
  • Recipes with Rolly


    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 2020
    3 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT)

    This module will build your culinary skills, your confidence in the kitchen, and push you to cook like a chef. We will cook and bake in realtime together to learn new skills, make some delicious meals, and/or pastries.
  • The Best Version of Yourself


    June 29-30; July 2-3, 6-10, 13, 2020
    9 am - 10 am (EDT)

    You will explore ways to cultivate the best version of yourself so that you can boost your well-being, handle life's challenges and show up in the world the way you want to. This will be an opportunity to learn in an experiential way about concepts, strategies, and activities that are evidence-based and rooted in the research and science of positive psychology.


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  • Values Focused Leadership

    August 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 2020
    10 am - 11 am (EDT)

    This module will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on, and identify, their personal values - what they stand for, and what matters most, and then consider how they can draw upon their values to guide their leadership and decision-making. Through group activities, readings, podcasts, and individual reflections, participants will craft their own personal mission statement that will allow them to align their decisions and leadership with their core values.

  • A Life of Leadership


    July 6-10, 13-17, 2020
    9 am – 10 am (EDT)

    This introductory module is an exploration of one’s personal leadership journey. Using a variety of activities and the inclusion of several guest speakers, important habits and strategies will be explored that can lead to a more fulfilling and rewarding leadership growth process. It will also explore practices and ideas for people who want to be engaged and contributing citizens in any community. As John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”. Those participating will see the benefits of a “can-do” attitude and the understanding that leadership development is a life-long learning journey.
  • An Introduction to Entrepreneurship


    July 28-31; August 4-7, 2020
    10 am – 11 am (EDT)

    In this module, you’ll not only learn what entrepreneurship actually is, but you will also be given the practical tools necessary to begin developing your own entrepreneurial enterprise. Our work together will focus on answering the question: “How does a good idea become a feasible business opportunity?”
  • Change Management


    July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 11 am (EDT)

    Effectively managing change represents the greatest challenge leaders face, as well as the greatest opportunity for impact. In this course we will explore the fundamentals of change management within organizations as well as study the movements and agents of change who have impacted societies and the world.
  • Counsellor In Training Program for Day and Summer Camps


    July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2020
    2 pm – 3 pm (EDT)

    This module will provide an introduction to the skills required to be a camp counsellor at both day and overnight camps. We will connect with Camp Directors from various camps, and engage in interactive activities to develop you as a leader of children in a camp setting.
  • Leadership for Young Women


    June 29; July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; August 5, 2020

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)

    The Leadership for Young Women module will cover stories and research on leadership that is specific to girls, and there will be some reading and reflection required from all participants. As a special treat, we will meet a couple of notable leaders, including some from the Lakefield community.
  • Leadership in Sport


    June 30 (1-2 pm), July 7 (1-3 pm),  July 14 (1-2 pm), July 21 (1-3 pm), July 28 (1-2 pm), August 4 (1-3 pm), August 11 (1-2 pm)

    This course will focus on leadership in the sporting community. We will touch on motivation, commitment, being a team player and transitioning from high school to university sports. Students that are interested in taking their sport to the next level would benefit from learning about the importance leadership has on a team.
  • Outdoor Hacks


    July 21, 23, 28, 30; Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 2020
    11 am – 12 pm (EDT)

    Like the outdoors? Want to design, build, and improve upon some common pieces of outdoor gear that you could actually use on your next adventure? This 10 part journey will set you on a path and allow you to work at your own pace. We will get up close and personal to hot things (!) and sharp things (!), but most required items can be found in and around your home. Our motto is Plan*Build*Fix*Do.

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

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