The Early Learning and Child Care Team is excited to offer a March Break Virtual Camp, running over three (3) mornings over March Break 2023. The Métis Early Learning Virtual March Break Camp is open to Métis early learners between the ages of three (3) and twelve (12). The camp will provide participants with a foundational knowledge of working with leather, wood, and metal. Children will engage in play-based, hands-on learning and have an opportunity to experience working with natural materials.

This camp will follow a structure that has both guided and self-guided features. Registered families will attend multiple virtual sessions to meet their peers, ask questions, and be engaged in meaningful learning discussions.

Sessions will run for one (1) hour from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages. Extended learning opportunities will be available for older participants for an additional thirty (30) minutes after each session. Families applying for the March Break camp are expected to attend all three sessions.

Camp Schedule:

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• One Parent or Child must be a Métis Nation of Ontario Citizen and must reside in Ontario
• Have at least one child between the ages of 3 years-12 years and one parent/guardian present during the workshop
• Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom
• Interested in learning about Métis history and culture from an Early Learning perspective
• Willing to participate in a digital environment

Selected families will have any required materials for all camp sessions supplied to them. The MNO ELCC program will pay for any additional items needed.

Families can apply for the March Break Virtual Camp from February 13 to February 22, 2023

Please Note: Registration will be closed and taken offline early should the program reach full capacity before February 22, 2023. The Fall Virtual Camp has a limited capacity; only approved applications will receive a confirmation email.

Please contact Ruth Quesnelle with any questions:

The application can be found at the following link: