The coolest new summer camp where kids are doctors for a week! This STEM camp will have kids exploring the world of medicine with hands-on, age appropriate activities, experiments, crafts & games while having fun and meeting new friends from across Canada. Last summer we took our traditional Medics Camp programming and turned it into an interactive virtual medical clinic. Material kits and instructor led zoom sessions bring the "camp at home" experience to life. Choose from our different medical themed camp weeks, each one a unique experience. If your child is interested in being a doctor or healthcare professional they won't want to miss Medics Camp 2021! Now offering virtual birthday parties!
The coolest new summer camp where kids are doctors for a week! This STEM camp will have kids exploring the world of medicine with hands-on, age appropriate activities, experiments, crafts & games while having fun and meeting new friends from across Canada. Last summer we took our traditional Medics Camp programming and turned it into an interactive virtual medical clinic. Material kits and instructor led zoom sessions bring the "camp at home" experience to life. Choose from our different medical themed camp weeks, each one a unique experience. If your child is interested in being a doctor or healthcare professional they won't want to miss Medics Camp 2021!
Now offering virtual birthday parties!
The 2020/21 Experience at Medics Camp
While we are very much looking forward to returning to our onsite camp model, the health and safety of our camp community continues to be our top priority. The vaccine for children under the age of 16 is still in clinical trials and case counts are still extremely high in York region. While we do expect the situation to improve by summer, planning for an onsite camp requires more certainty and stability than what currently exists. That said, we have partnered with Kids Cuckoo Nest in Aurora for one onsite camp in late August and are optimistic that we will be back in the green zone and able to deliver an amazing week of onsite Medics Camp while ensuring everyone's health and safety.
Our STEM program is all about the science and our virtual Medics Camp last summer was a huge success with almost 200 kids attending from all over Canada, the US, Mexico and even Cuba! The incredibly positive feedback we received from parents and kids who attended virtual Medics Camp in 2020 has confirmed that our virtual program isn't a substitute for our onsite program but a complimentary offering. The power of technology removes geographical barriers to our Medics Camp program and unites kids who share a common interest through a shared experience.
If your child is interested in the medical field loves to learn, they won't want to miss Medics Camp 2021!View recent COVID-19 updates from Medics Camp
There is truly a camp to meet every interest, and Medics Camp is a great example of that. It was founded by Amanda Farris, who brings a wealth of experience, including some gained at the venerable Johns Hopkins University and medical school in Baltimore, Maryland. Play and roleplay are important aspects of the sessions, with kids diving in to their new identities as practicing physicians. There’s a strong curricular element as well, providing kids with a foundation in the medical arts, sciences, first aid, healthy living, and personal safety. Staff are vibrant and attuned to creating an interactive inspiring atmosphere. Before and after care is offered at all three locations, something which families understandably appreciate.
Amanda Farris, Owner, Founder and Director of Medics Camp
Medics Camp 2020 didn't happen quite the way we had planned, but sometimes good things can still happen even during a pandemic. Virtual camps and workshops were actually something I had planned on adding to our service offering in 2025-2027. So, while I was disappointed that our onsite camps weren't going to operate in 2020, I embraced the challenge of pivoting and moving our unique camp experience to a virtual platform. I couldn't have done it without my amazing team of instructors and volunteers, the technical team at CampBrain and the tireless efforts of Creative Solutions, my marketing team. Planning, preparing and marketing a summer camp normally begins in September, just after the last summer camp ends. As a result of COVID-19, we had just 10 weeks to modify our programs for Zoom, create 7 weeks of unique medical themes, build 200+ material kits, and successfully deliver the unique Medics Camp experience that our families have come to expect and we did it!
A huge thanks to all of the families that supported Medics Camp and shared in our virtual journey. We worked hard to dispel the myth that not all online learning was the same and I think we were successful as more than 50% of our campers registered for additional weeks. We also received the most kind and thoughtful emails from parents telling us how much their child was enjoying camp and how much they were learning. Some parents even mentioned that they learned a few things too while working from home, but don't worry, we won't tell. 2020 may not have been the summer any of us had planned, but sometimes the unexpected can bring welcome surprises.
Medics Camp 2021- The Medics team and myself are committed to providing each and every child an amazing camp experience that starts from the time they enter through the Medics Camp doors in the morning until we say goodbye to them at the end of each day. Whether it's an onsite or virtual workshop or camp, if your child is interested in the medical field they won't want to miss our upcoming season and the opportunity to be a doctor for a week.
Is Medics Camp technology free?
Medics are allowed to use their devices to take photos of experiments and for use in certain activities where technology is used. There is no requirement for campers to bring their own technology for onsite camps. Medics who bring technology to camp are solely responsible for it.
Cost: $99 to $325 /week
|Credit card payment||Yes|
|Discount if paid early||$20|
|Discount for 2nd child||$10|
|Discount for 3rd child||$10|
|Discount for 4th child||$10|
Wondering whether sending your child to a camp this year is a good idea? I encourage you to read this infographic on the 11 Benefits of Summer Camp by Ryan at iDTech.com. https://www.idtech.com/blog/benefits-of-summer-camp-infographic
Great camps regardless of whether they are a daycamp, overnight camp or virtual, they are more than just childcare. They are an experience your child can share with like minded peers. A place to grow, have fun and meet new friends. They aren't school but learning happens without kids even realizing it and kids need camp this year more than ever!
Whatever your plans are for summer 2021, find a great camp for your child(ren) to attend. The benefits go far beyond the moment and they will remember their camp experience for years to come.
December 23, 2020
March Break Virtual Medics Camp 2021-Registration is OPEN!
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