We are pleased to offer a wide variety of summer camp activities to engage children and youth in a virtual environment. All camps will be staffed by Ontario Certified teachers (OCT), teacher candidates in the Faculty of Education program at Ontario Tech University as well as several university students who are returning camp counsellors. All camp sessions will have small numbers to ensure interactivity and active engagement. There will be a low camper to counsellor ratio with staff working closely with individual groups. Most camps will have a 4:1 or 5: 1 ratio, especially for the program offered for younger campers.
Sessions will run on a university approved platform (Zoom or Google Meet). Information will be provided, in advance of each camp, about how to access the online space as well as explanations on the format of the camp. For the camps, you will need a computer with an internet connection and audio capabilities. Computers (laptops, Chromebooks) are preferable vs. a tablet/iPad for the meetings. All coding camps will require access to a computer. Please review the website for Technology Requirements, Required physical materials and Supervision and support requirements.
The majority of camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Camps for younger children will benefit from some support (or older sibling or adult) at the start of the daily session to ensure that the camper has access to the meeting room. Counsellors will then be the main support during the camp activities! Technical support will be available during the camp sessions.
We are offering two times slots for the camps to allow for flexibility. Many of the most popular camp programs will be offered several times. Morning sessions will run from 9:00 – 11:00 am EST and afternoon sessions will run from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST. All sessions will include a short break and games.