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Block 8 Academy

110 Moody Street
Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H2P
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Block 8 Academy  

110 Moody Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H2P

  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $50 to $70/day
  • Ages:
    5 to 12
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    12 to 30
  • Programs:
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  • Summary

    Block 8 Academy answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Active Camps, Preschool PlayFit, Rainbow of Music, Intro to French - licensed as a daycare (ages 2.5 - 12 years) so government subsidies apply. 2 hr 'Drop and Go' for you to grocery shop/relax, or extend for 5 to 11 hrs per day (depending on program). Social emotional learning, confidence building, social skills, creativity, stimulation of brain math areas, balance, independence, critical thinking skills

    • Special needs: Yes, specialized support.
      A few of our campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Our programs ensure that children are exposed to a wide variety of activities, so that they can develop an appreciation for music, art, crafts, hiking, walking, critical thinking, board games, card games, and many other areas. Each day combines structured time with unstructured time, to ensure that the children learn both to be creative and to follow predetermined activities. "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "As a registered daycare, our staff must meet Fraser Health standards, which includes training in child development, first aid certifications, and age restrictions. We hire individuals passionate about the various activities, as this is the best way to help the children get excited about what they are doing. Our team has caregivers of a variety of ages. This diversity helps ensure that the children are supported emotionally and also kept active."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Registration is done from our website, and begins approximately 4 months in advance of any camp. You can contact us via telephone (778-893-9706) or refer to our website for more details about care and camps. "

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Block 8 Academy currently has 1 program available; 12 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 3 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $228
    Arts & Crafts
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Mindfulness Training
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Mindfulness Training
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Dance (multi)
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Theatre Arts
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Theatre Arts
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Vocal Training / Singing
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Glee|Vocal Training / Singing|Musical Theatre
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Video Game Design
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Video Game Design
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 12
    Writing
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Writing
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Technology
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Acting (Film & TV)|Comedy|Photography|Technology
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 12
    Public Speaking
    $5
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Public Speaking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $225 to $310
    Storytelling|Baking/Decorating|Comedy|Cooking|Hip Hop|Jazz|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Harry Potter|Music Recording|Percussion|Songwriting|Vocal Training / Singing|Acting (Film & TV)|Magic|Musical Theatre|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Playwriting|Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Knitting and Crochet|Painting|Papier-mache|Photography|Pottery|Animation|Technology|Entrepreneurship|Financial Literacy|Social Justice|LEGO|Math|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Reading|Engineering|STEM|Mindfulness Training|Swimming|Cheer|Gymnastics|Hiking|Yoga
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $225 to $310
    Storytelling|Baking/Decorating|Comedy|Cooking|Hip Hop|Jazz|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Fashion Design|Harry Potter|Music Recording|Percussion|Songwriting|Acting (Film & TV)|Magic|Musical Theatre|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Playwriting|Sculpture|Star Wars|Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Knitting and Crochet|Painting|Papier-mache|Photography|Pottery|Creative writing|Leadership Training|LEGO|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Reading|Engineering|Health Science|Marine Biology|Space|Zoology|STEAM|STEM|Writing|Meditation|Mindfulness Training|Nutrition|Badminton |Dodgeball|Gymnastics|Parkour|Soccer|Track and Field|Yoga
    PA day
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 12
    Dungeons and Dragons
    $250
    Dungeons and Dragons|Medieval
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 17
    Acting (Film & TV), Set and Costume Design
    $300
    Acting (Film & TV)|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Playwriting|Storytelling|Filmmaking|Videography



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 1

    Discounts

    Discount if paid early 10%
    Discount for 2nd child 10%
    Discount for 3rd child 15%
    Discount for 4th child 15%
    Discount for resident base 15%

    Scholarships & awards:
    Total annual scholarship fund: $1,500 CAD

    • Block 8 Children's Society Campership Grant

      Amount: $1,500 Deadline: Rolling
      Type: Need based
      Age: 5 to 12
      Details: Camper needs to show proof of financial need. This can be done through their school administration, a member of the clergy, or through tax documents.
      Application Details: Camper should contact us at [email protected], asking for an application form. The form requires standard contact information as well as for camper to describe why they would like to go to camp.
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Block 8 Academy

    our take

    For the littles, Block 8 Academy is a camp with a number of challenging activities to stimulate and engage young minds. There is a camp for preschoolers who want a little challenge in their lives. The goal of Block 8 Academy is to foster an appreciation for the arts, games, and nature. Both structured and unstructured time lets kids learn while having fun and charting their own paths. Instructors at Block 8 are passionate about what they do and love working with kids. Kids feel supported and trust the instructors, which is pretty important at this young age. For the older kids’ camps, the activities are also well-structured, with plenty of free time. Active indoor and outdoor activities keep kids' bodies moving, with such things like parkour and gymnastics. Guest speakers from the community are often invited in to present, giving kids great role models to look up to. Block 8 is definitely a camp that is well-rounded.

    Three Things: Block 8 Academy
    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Block 8 Academy


    More reviews of Block 8 Academy

    Gaby Raymond, Parent

    Thanks Block 8

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    Nicole Hayes, Parent

    Happy Campers

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    Judy N, Parent

    Never bored

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    Andrea Punt, Parent

    Best Place in Port Moody

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    Gaby Raymond, Parent

    Absolutely recommended!

    Read review

    Sarah Thompson, Parent

    Block 8 is awesome!

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    Ivy Olamit, Parent

    Block is like family

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    Angela Hoenikker, Parent

    Kids are not bored!

    Read review

    More reviews of Block 8 Academy


    Gaby Raymond, Parent

    Thanks Block 8

    My child was at Block 8 for grade 4 and 5. She always brought back happy stories of the projects they were doing, songs they were singing and playing, where they went hiking, tobogganing on snowy days, fundraising, leadership and so much more. Every morning when I dropped her off, my heart was at peace because she happily stayed. Every evening as I picked her up, I heard, "I don't want to leave yet!" because she enjoyed being there so much. Thanks Block 8 Academy Staff for your loving care, enthusiasm and key participation in making of my kid a better citizen of the world. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love you shared with us ... Show More


    Nicole Hayes, Parent

    Happy Campers

    Today my children enjoyed their first day of summer camp at Block 8 Academy. Kids came home raving it was "one of the best days ever" and asking to please go there for another week. Great activities scheduled and run by wonderful facilitators who clearly care and connect with kids. Thank you ... Show More


    Judy N, Parent

    Never bored

    My family is in love with this family run, local program! My kids have attended their afterschool programs and some pro d days! Spring break was amazing, lots of activities and outside time. My kids are never bored :)


    Andrea Punt, Parent

    Best Place in Port Moody

    Amazing care for your kids here. Best place in Port Moody, I sent my son here and he loved every one and now he is to old to go. :)


    Gaby Raymond, Parent

    Absolutely recommended!

    Block 8 Academy is a caring and outstanding daycare. The children are kept entertained from free play time (which they need) to organized activities that involve acquiring life knowledge (which they truly enjoy). Limits are clear, kids know what to expect. Awesome! During our time there and even after my child aged out, the staff at Block 8 Academy shared their love and kindness with our family. We’ll be forever thankful to them! I absolutely recommend this daycare. ... Show More


    Sarah Thompson, Parent

    Block 8 is awesome!

    My daughter attends Block 8 Academy and I cannot sing their praises enough. From the moment she began it has been like becoming a member of their family. She has been encouraged and supported in all aspects of her development, and comes home with a smile on her face every day - sometimes I am even asked on the weekend can she go!! :) Especially during the difficult times of this year, they have been there to advise, to mentor, to support, to provide information... (the list seems endless). There is a huge variety of free time, and structured time, both indoors and outdoors. I highly recommend Block 8 - they are awesome ... Show More


    Ivy Olamit, Parent

    Block is like family

    Our kid has been with Block 8 Acadamy for 3 years for before/after school care and camps. They are likea family to us and has been a great influence on our kid. Their programs and the Block 8 team are also great in keeping the kids active and at the same time learn new things whether it's arts, outdoor activities, and group presentation. Additionally, their programs teaches the kids the sense of community whether it through play or helping out in the community. We are really thankful for Ms. Cindy, she is an amazing mentor very passionate about the kids. Danita and the admin staff are also prompt in responding to any inquiry and communications which really works well for us. Thanks so much, Block 8 ... Show More


    Angela Hoenikker, Parent

    Kids are not bored!

    My children attended summer camps this summer. Activities are well planned and unique. The outdoor science class and leadership class are my daughter's favourites. Staff is kind and prices are reasonable because of all the different activities they do like parkour and going to the beach. Kids are not bored! Staff is very friendly and helpful! Thank you ... Show More


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  • Location & Gallery

    Block 8 Academy - profile photo

    Address

    110 Moody Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada



    Accommodations

    Is Block 8 Academy technology free? Yes We do not permit children to have access to private devices during camp hours, unless the provision of the device is part of a care plan for a child with specific needs. We incorporate curriculum that has been developed worldwide, into some of our sessions. In these cases, we use the large screen on the wall to deliver content and facilitate discussions.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Basketball Court
    • Gymnasium
    • Swimming Pool

    Landscape

    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: We take campers to local parks like White Pine Beach, where they enjoy the sand and hiking trails, and playgrounds like Blue Mountain where there is a wading pool and a well equipped rope climbing area. We often stop by Rocky Point Park, and use the lacrosse box at Westhill for undercover games when it is rainy.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Our facilities are available for rental for birthday parties. We have a kitchen and large open 'dance floor'.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Our facilities are available for rental for any event of up to 40 people. We have a kitchen and large open 'dance floor'.


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Cindy and Danita Sepp, Program Directors
    Bachelor of Education - Elementary, BComm

    Hello Parents and Campers,

    We made some great memories this past, summer, with our third summer of running camps for all 10 weeks of the break!  We will do that again, and are set to add some more great memories to the stack this year. 

    At Block 8, we strive to give our campers a well rounded experience, combining physical, artistic, musical and lifeskill development.  The focus is on fun, with a highly active program always planned.  We provide our campers with opportunities to explore nature as well as indoor activities such as parkour, gymnastics, and chef school.  Children are encouraged to form lasting bonds with their fellow campers and instructors.  And I am available if you want to discuss your child's successes or challenges, or if you want to set up specific plans to accommodate your child.  

    We operate as a registered daycare, so families with support or subsidies can apply them to our camps.  

    Looking forward to a stellar year!

    Cindy and Danita



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