Summer Art Camp – Brilliant Board Game week

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We’re halfway through our fifth week of awesome with our board game camp week! It’s been super exciting for the campers and the counsellors! Thanks to an amazing donation of retired games from our good friends over at Face to Face Games, we have introduced our campers to all kinds of interesting games.

We’ve learned about many different types of board game designs and our campers are figuring out what types of games they enjoy most. Each of them from our smallest to our biggest will be designing their very own board game this week, so choosing the right game strategy, board design, accessories and tokens based on the games they’ve played is important.

Create Art Studio Toronto Summer Art Camp DIY Board Game prototype by summer camp student, L aged 6

Our campers have prototyped their designs and have already shared some great ideas with each other, like using pizza boxes to store their games (emergency run to the business Costco to purchase pizza boxes!). Today, the campers eagerly started to make their game boards and accessories and took a field trip to our Danforth Ave neighbours, Common Threads, to sew drawstring bags to hold their game pieces. We’re so lucky to have such great businesses in the neighbourhood to collaborate with and this week has been a perfect example of how everyone benefits through great partnerships. East Danforth is a wonderful community to have a business in, and even better to to live in with amazing businesses within easy walking distance.

We’re also helping the planet this week by re-using some of the retired games we received from Face to Face games. Games with missing pieces will find new life with their game boards covered with new designs from our campers. Game tokens without a game to love will be used in new ways with our campers own games.

I’m so excited to see the kids’ minds buzzing with ideas and to help them bring to life their very own board game designs. This just might be my favourite week of camp so far!

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