I find it fascinating that I struggle to remember where I park my car most days and constantly mix up the kids’ names (yes, sometimes even with the dog’s), yet I can still recall all the lyrics to those Girl Gide campfire songs I learned over 30 years ago. How is this possible?
At the recent Ontario Camps Association Conference I had the privilege of attending the kindred group meeting for the Special Needs Camps. It had been eons since I had last rubbed shoulders with this group, and almost twenty-five years since I first agreed to sit on what was then called the Integration Committee. I was struck by how far our society and particularily organized children’s camping has come in its understanding and openness to providing social-recreation experiences for children, youth and families.
Last Wednesday, Grade Expectations held an official launch to announce their new brand as Grade Learning, to better reflect their role as a full-service education provider for all ages. Grade Learning is positioning themselves to help students achieve “what’s next” in their lives, whether they are enrolled in an Individualized Tutoring program, attending a Private School to earn extra high school credits, working to obtain a Career College diploma, immersed in an ESL program, honing their skills through Specialized Training, or even improving their working life through Corporate Training classes.
It is our pleasure to welcome Camp Green Acres/MyCamp to our blog. They are posting a video every day this summer. [Green Acres/MyCamp is a day camp located outside of Markham, ON. Their summer video blog can be found here.] Travis AllisonTravis Allison is the Social Media Manager at Our Kids Media. A father [...]
Our Ready to Wear fashion design camp was visited today by designer Katya Revenko of Desperately Different. Katya shared a bit about her history (she’s been designing since she was 5 years old!), what inspires her, and about her design process. Katya also brought a couple of pieces from her collection to show us, including [...]