Welcome to the Happy Camper Live Podcast! Experience the magic of summer camp 365 days a year! Tune in to Episode 8 of the Happy Camper Live podcast, where head counselor Steve Slavkin talks to our dynamic duo and Happy Camper Live counselors, Matt and Ciarra!
Matthew Downs is a Toronto based filmmaker, storyteller, and a longtime camper and camp counselor. As a child, Matthew discovered a passion for acting at the Original Kids Theatre Camp, where he would later work as a counselor and as the acting instructor. Matthew is currently bringing all of his passions together on Happy Camper Live, where he gets to create videos while being a camp counselor. He hopes to inspire some of the same excitement in acting and the arts in every camper he works with.
Ciarra Thompson is a Toronto-based dance teacher, actor, and camp enthusiast. From a young age she was in love with everything to do with the arts – be it dancing, singing, acting, or painting and participated in as much of each of them as possible. As she grew up she found her biggest passion of all – teaching and educating. Since then, she has combined both of her passions, teaching and the arts, has become a full-time dance teacher and camp counselor/host on Happy Camper Live, as well as pursuing a career in the acting industry. She strives to show every child she works with just how important their artistic voices are, as well as show them the beauty, confidence, and skill that comes with doing the unconventional.
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Arts and crafts
Kids and their endless imagination often find a canvas in the form of paper, brushes, and vibrant colors. Painting is not just a hobby; it’s a world where children can express themselves freely, exploring their creativity and emotions. Let’s get inspired with painting! Art Outdoors: Nature-Inspired Painting Activities Encouraging kids to connect with nature […]
The winter season often brings a chill in the air, making outdoor activities a bit more challenging, especially for tennis enthusiasts. For kids passionate about perfecting their tennis skills, the colder months might seem like a barrier. However, with a little creativity and the right approach, winter can be an excellent time to refine those […]
Written by Alexandra Gutierrez The holidays are right around the corner, and what better way to wish your loved ones a happy holiday season than with a family holiday photo! Using a digital camera can seem intimidating at first but with these simple tips you can easily step up the quality of your photos. Here […]
Children today have so many ways to express their creativity. One avenue that’s both fun and educational is filmmaking. Encouraging kids to delve into the world of filmmaking not only nurtures their artistic abilities but also develops critical thinking, storytelling, and technical skills. Let’s explore some exciting and accessible ways for kids to dive into […]
The Happy Camper Live Holiday Gift Guide is back! We had so much fun this year testing out new activities and working with some new great partners. We continue to strive to Play, Create, Discover, Wonder and Inspire our kiddos to make impactful choices and give back to others. See below for our 2023 picks! […]
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