Kids

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The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) endeavours to provide opportunities for members of the community and beyond to develop their minds, bodies, and community spirit. Below you can see programs for Children that are open for registration right now!

MPCC programs, events and activities do change with the seasons. Continue scrolling to get a feel for seasonal programs that we offer throughout the year.


March Break Camp
Cooking Club
LEGO®
Dungeons & Dragons
Babysitting & Home Alone
Spring Sports
Baseball
Soccer
MultiSport
Jr.NBA Basketball


March Break Camp

March Break Camp is back at the Manor Park Community Center! Join us this March Break for an in-person day camp for children.

Arts, crafts, music, movement and more. Quiet time and free play will be interwoven into the day. Dress for the weather, and expect lots of outdoor play! Campers can expect organized games and activities as well as time to socialize and relax.

All counsellors are qualified and enthusiastic staff from MPCC's Before- and After-School in Manor Park Program. 

A Parent Handbook will be distributed prior to the camp's start date. 

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis until spaces are full. At which point a waitlist will open. Parents will be contacted from the waitlist in the order which they appear, if additional spots become available. Payment is for a full 5 days. Children attending must be potty trained.

March 13 - 17, 2023
Ages 4 - 10
8:50 AM - 4:00 PM
100 Thornwood Road
$345
Registration opens January 23, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
Register HERE


Kids Cooking Club: What's For Dinner?

Join Donna in the MPCC kitchen this winter and explore new recipes and cooking techniques! Kids will learn new flavours, ingredients, recipes – and the proper way to set a table! Kids will build their confidence in the kitchen while having fun with friends.

Parents take the night off from cooking because - dinner is included! Each week the group will prepare a homecooked meal with help from Donna, and then sit down together at the dinner table to enjoy their hard work. Don’t forget to bring a take-away container from home to snag some left-overs for tomorrow’s lunch! No prior experience in the kitchen required. Kids will discover new skills, talents – and maybe even tastes! Ages approx. 7 - 12.

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6 weeks
Thursdays, Jan 26 - Mar 2, 2023
5:30 - 7:00 PM
100 Thornwood Road
$139
Register HERE


LEGO®

Watch for these programs returing in 2023:

  • LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics & Scratch Coding (Ages 6-7)
  • LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics & Scratch Coding (Ages 8-12)
  • PA Day 1/2 Day Camps: LEGO® Powered Up and Robotics (ages 6 - 7)
  • PA Day 1/2 Day Camps: LEGO® Powered Up and Robotics (ages 8 - 12)

LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics & Scratch Coding

This in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges with the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime robotics set (completely compatible with the new LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor set). Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a LEGO SPIKE Prime robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO SPIKE Prime programming app for tablet-based Scratch coding and perform mini challenges with your robot.
Sat Feb 19, 2022
Sat Feb 26, 2022

LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Engineering: in-Person

This in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges. Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a Mindstorms EV3 robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO EV3 programming app for tablet-based coding and perform mini challenges with your robot.

Ages 6-7
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021
Ages 8 - 10
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021

Friday Night Virtual LEGO® Club

Bring the popcorn and your cozies - and join in for Friday Night Virtual LEGO Club! These online classes, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, teach you to virtually build a variety of LEGO engineering and LEGO art projects at home. Building activities will introduce you to LEGO’s Studio 2.0 application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions, build a variety of 2D and 3D projects using pre-set parts libraries in Studio 2.0. Render your projects as high-quality realistic images and save them for display and future use. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home. Ages 8 - 13.
April 23 - May 14, 2021

Hands-On LEGO® Technic Building - Online

Includes a new real LEGO® Technic set that you keep! With “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM, build real and virtual LEGO® projects at home using the new LEGO set provided and your PC or Mac, laptop or desktop. Learn LEGO building techniques as you construct several mechanical TechnicTM projects including a hand drill, a steering mechanism and a paper crinkler. Learn to use LEGO Studio 2.0 online to build Technic projects, to create LEGO instructions, and to render virtual LEGO projects to look incredibly real.

2 two hour sessions. Register before, Monday, March 15, 2021.
March 21 & 28, 2021

LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Engineering - IN-PERSON

This one-time in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges. Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a Mindstorms EV3 robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO EV3 programming app for tablet-based coding and perform mini challenges with your robot. Maximum of 6 students. Ages 8 - 13.
March 20, 2021

Note: To participate in Virtual LEGO® programs, children must have access to laptop or desktop (Chrome Books, IPADS and mobile devices will not work for the LEGO software). Links to the appropriate LEGO software will be sent out prior to the start date. Children may use a mobile device for the ZOOM portion, while they work on their laptop or computer.


Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons Online

Join the MPCC for a new season of Dungeons and Dragons Online! Become a player in the world's most popular table top role-playing game. In D&D, players take on the role of a fantasy themed character within an adventuring party of up to 7 characters. The party will work together to overcome various physical and mental obstacles introduced to them by the storyteller. Players will be required to go on a weekly adventure cultivating their creativity, teamwork, decision-making, commitment, and character development skills.

D&D is typically played at a table. We will play on a virtual table top, that will allow players to have a similarly immersive experience. So, join our resident Dungeon Master and see if you have what it takes to be the hero in your own story!

Our first “class” will be a “session zero” when Dungeon Master Doug will open up with some rules, general info and how the campaign will work. So please know that there may not be a full two hours of game play on the first “class”.

About your DM: Doug Coughler is a published RPG author who has been playing tabletop role playing games for nearly 40 years. He brings to the table several years of running games both in-person and online, and a background in theatre to help bring life to the game.

Wednesday nights & Sunday nights
New sessions starting February and April 2023
Register HERE


Babysitting & Home Alone Courses

Red Cross Babysitting Course

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will provide the training kids need. This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 10.5 – 14. Participants learn how create and manage a babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills.

Topics include:

  • How to find clients and make money babysitting
  • Caring for children of all ages
  • Creating safe environments and preventing accidents
  • Fire safety and prevention
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Good decision-making and leadership skills
  • Basic First Aid skills

Students successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks and lunch, refillable watterbottle and indoor shoes.

Friday, Jan 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
$108
Register HERE

Friday, June 2, 2023
9:00 AM - 4;00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
$108
Register HERE

Home Alone Safety for Kids Course
Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children gain confidence to and skills to stay at home alone successfully. This safety program is designed for children aged 8.5 through 12 years old. Safety and awareness are the common themes in this program. All information is current so it reflects what today’s children are facing when home alone.

Topics include:

  •   Street smarts and bike safety
  •   Online and internet safety
  •   Snacking and kitchen safety
  •   Home fire safety
  •   Sibling rivalry
  •   Preventing accidents
  •   How to handle emergencies and other situations
  •   Basic first aid skills
  •   People safety (Stranger danger vs. Safe strangers & “not-so stranger” danger). Identifying "Tricky people".

Students successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

Friday, Feb 17, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
$108
Register HERE


Spring Sports for Kids!

MPCC Spring Sports programs run through May - June and feature MultiSport, Baseball and Soccer. All MPCC sports programs for children are proudly CO-ED and welcome players from all neighbourhoods, abilities and skill levels.
Registration will open March 1 2023

MultiSport

Why play just one sport when you can play ALL the sports!

Each week, our experienced instructors will take your child through various sports, games and activities. We will feature a mix of warm ups, skills, drills and exercises aimed to get your child back into those fundamental movement patterns - running, jumping and twisting.

So what can your child expect? Soccer, baseball, floorball, basketball amd more! Program plans that are developed with THEIR input!

Every player receives a t-shirt! 

Ages 4-5 years
Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100

Ages 6-7 years
Wednesdays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100

Ages 9-12 years
Wednesdays 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$100

Soccer

Join us on the Manor Park Sports Fields this Spring for Manor Park Soccer! Look for a high energy program that will nurture a fun-filled, inclusive atmosphere where children can thrive and fuel their love for sport! Sessions will start with skills & drills designed to meet your child's age and promote physical literacy. Skills and drills will transition quickly into games, games, games!

Manor Park Soccer lives the mantra that big things are accomplished in small steps. Groups, field size and equipment will be kept small, so your child gets the most from this program. Why? Smaller teams and small field size means your child is actively participating and has more opportunity to play the ball. Nets and soccer balls that are sized for their age means that your child has the proper size equipment for their age.

Every player receives a t-shirt!

Click HERE for 2022 dates, details and registration.

First Kicks: Ages 4-5 years
Saturdays, May - June
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$100

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
Saturdays, May - June
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$100

Dribble, Deke and Kick: Ages 9-12 years
Saturdays, May - June 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$100

Baseball

The youngest players learn the game using a larger and softer ball – and just one (squeaky!) base.  This game is called ‘Blastball’.  It was designed by Baseball Canada to introduce the basics:  hitting, throwing, catching and running.  As the players learn the basics of hitting and the concept of ‘safe’ – a second base is added. 

‘Intro to Tee-Ball’ teaches hitting, throwing and catching techniques through drills – and game play.  Smaller groups and multiple baseball diamonds help increase coach to player interaction time.  All 6-7 year olds welcome as no prior baseball experience is necessary.
 
For players familiar with the basic techniques and rules of baseball, we have ‘Intro to Coach Pitch’. Lots of game play helps develop baseball knowledge and strategies!
 
Baseball programs are open to boys and girls and parent are welcome to volunteer along side of our coaching staff.  Each player receives a t-shirt!  Players are required to bring their glove.

Manor Park baseball takes place once weekly (for each age group) on the baseball diamonds adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre, during May and June.

Every player receives a t-shirt!
 
Click HERE for dates, details and registration.

Blastball: Ages 4-5 years
Mondays
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
Mondays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-10 years
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$100


Jr. NBA Basketball

This program is a great introduction to the sport of basketball and the perfect platform to build and develop existing skills. Your child will run, jump and shout their way into a love for one of Canada’s most in-demand sports.

The Jr. NBA program curriculum is designed by Canada Basketball and NBA Staff to teach the game of basketball to players aged 5-12. Equipment, nets, drills and games will all be age appropriate and based on the latest foundations in long-term athlete development.

All players will receive (and get to keep):

  • Reversible jersey
  • Basketball
  • Parent guide

Jr. NBA is offered in the Fall and Winter sessions. Please click here for Sport programs currently open for registration. 

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

mpcc@manorpark.ca
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4776
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776