We offer an inclusive environment for all families. Sorrento Centre creates a dynamic opportunity for families to take a step away from the daily routine. Children and Youth can participate in their specially designed 4-day course, while parents have the time to take part in a Sorrento Centre activity.
This year we are offering the Sorrento Centre’s “Amazin-gRace”. Four mornings of fun, learning and games. This great week will finish off with the Sorrento Centre Amazin-gRace, an afternoon of games, races, painting, water, music, song, and theatre. There will be opportunities to explore nature at our wonderful Sorrento Centre. Do you love critters? Let's go find some, let's build some insect hotels and discover how they live, eat, and sleep.Explore our farm; find out where our food comes from, how it grow, who grows it? Plant, pick, and eat!
Join us for music and drama. Every day sing, dance, and act your way through the morning.
Enjoys arts, crafts, reading, and writing. Take a trip to the Sorrento/Blindbay Park to run and play in the spray park, or take a nature walk at the park finding evidence of predators and their prey.
SCHEDULE: Children and youth activities run in the mornings and Thursday afternoons. This leaves the other afternoons free for family activities. Afternoons are often occupied with naps, time at the beach or visits to local sites and attractions.
For those adults on full day programs, our Summer Youth Staff will offer a Letterboxing activity in the afternoon for their children.
Ages 5-13 Activities: has been designed for guests from ages five to thirteen. We plan many high-energy activities because these are the members of our community who are looking for maximum play! Our Summer Youth Staff works to create diverse opportunities based on age, interest, and abilities.
Generation Next: is for all guests who are fourteen to eighteen years of age. Because teenagers are not children, we have created “Generation Next”. These activities integrate learning, discussion, playing, working, and praying, all within a safe environment that encourages participants to engage with their community.
“Generation Next” participants often continue their path at Sorrento Centre to attend LEAP (Leadership Experience Adventure Program) see below; some eventually become Summer Youth Staff members.
STAFF: The Children and Youth Activities are run by our Summer Youth Staff members who are trained and equipped at the beginning of the summer to meet the needs of our children and youth, and to carry out summer initiatives. We are privileged to have these amazing young adults come to us from across Canada.
Members of Summer Youth Staff work alongside a qualified leadership team and are supported by all the staff at Sorrento Centre. Our goal is to guide children and youth throughout the summer, providing leadership, support and friendship.
FAITH: is central to our programming. Each week’s activity is planned around a theme and grounded in scripture. We integrate themes into our daily activities in creative ways that are fun and engaging, allowing children and youth to explore their relationship with God as they feel comfortable.
Faith is one of the links that ties our community together and we are dedicated to creating a safe place for young people to explore their faith through spiritual practices, discussion, activities, worship, and sharing.
ACTIVITY FEES: Children and Youth Activity fees for 2021 are $110/child, after 2nd sibling $85/child.
- Rest & Relaxation - Fee: $110 - For children and youth not attending scheduled activities “R&R” allows you full access to all facilities and the extra activities at the Centre, including worship services, community gatherings, community dinner, lifeguards on the beach, and Wi-Fi.
WHAT TO BRING: for Sorrento Centre's Amazin-gRace, in addition to your regular packing please bring:
- New, clean white T-shirt and or socks for the tye-dye activity
- Sun hat
- Old shirt and pants to wear for painting and crafts
- Insect repellent
- Favourite reading book
- Journal, pens, and pencils
- Magnifying glass