How do I register for the virtual AcadeCamp?
To register for our virtual camps, please download the registration form and enter your information. The form can be electronically filled using Microsoft Word (docx) or through Adobe Acrobat Reader (pdf). The filled form can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive a confirmation email reserving your child’s spot. Due to the current situation, all payments need to be done via Interac e-Transfer.
Interac e-Transfers must be addressed to email@example.com. A password for the e-Transfer will be provided by administration.
Is there a registration deadline?
We encourage parents to register by June 12, however, we accept campers throughout the summer, space permitting.
What are the virtual camp hours? Is there a weekly schedule?
Virtual camp hours are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with snack/lunch and body breaks in between. Here is an example of a tentative schedule. Please note that the activities may vary from week to week, but the hours will remain the same.
|9:00 – 9:30||Login, Attendance, Camper & Counsellor Introductions|
9:30 – 10:15
|Introduction to week, programs, KWL chart||Review the previous day, introduction to activities for the day, materials required||Review the previous day, introduction to activities for the day, materials required||Review the previous day, introduction to activities for the day, materials required||Review the previous day, introduction to activities for the day, materials required|
|10:15 – 10:45||Snack, break|
|10:45 – 11:30||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity|
|11:30 – 12:15||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity||Guided-learning activity|
|12:15 – 1:15||Lunch, break|
|1:15 – 2:00||Wrap-up day, propose extension activities to complete independently||Wrap-up day, propose extension activities to complete independently||Jiu-jitsu Campers & Coders||Wrap-up day, propose extension activities to complete
Once registered, how do we access your virtual camp?
All virtual camp participants will receive an acadecap.org account that will be valid during the summer. The Acadecap.org accounts are powered by Google Education. This Acadecap.org account is needed to securely access the daily Google Meets that will be used to conduct the virtual camps, as well as access resources that will be shared via Acadecap’s Google Drive. Additional platforms may be used to supplement learning, such as Padlet. Please note that a waiver will be provided to ensure respectful and appropriate use of the platforms and the Acadecap.org account.
How is the virtual AcadeCamp different from your in-person camps? How is it the same?
Virtual AcadeCamp offers your child engaging learning experiences, the same as if we’d be in-person. AcadeCamp offers camper-to-counselor interaction, live, as if they were in the same classroom. Campers will complete learning activities at home that support their learning. Campers will work synchronously with other campers and counselors. Additional activities will be offered for campers to work asynchronously, and return the next day to share their learning.
If the activities are virtual, does this mean my child will be on his/her device all day following rerecorded videos and playing games?
No! Unlike other online programs, our virtual camps benefit from real-time counsellor supervision. Counsellors and campers interact in real-time, as though they were all in the same classroom. Most of the activities will be hands-on.
Will we need to purchase special supplies or equipment for the activities?
Aside from having a device that can access Google Chrome, most supplies should be readily available at home or can be purchased during your next trip to the supermarket.
What platforms will you be using?
- Google Education Suite applications such as:
- Google Meet
- Google Drive
How much parental involvement is necessary for the activities?
Parents will need to assist their child in logging into his or her Acadecap.org accounts via Gmail. Once logged in, parents will need to help him or her access the Google Meet initiated by the counselor. While older campers may already be familiar with the steps, younger campers may need help accessing the Google Meets after each break, several times a day. Parents should be available to help their child if any technological problems arise.
Activities will be led by counsellors, and campers should be able to complete them independently. Although parents do not necessarily need to sit with their child during the duration of camps, younger campers may need assistance with some activities.
Is your camp in French only?
AcadeCamp is a bilingual camp. Students are encouraged to use French as much as possible, and new vocabulary is repeated in English to familiarize them with the words that they might not know. All students are at different levels of French language acquisition.
What is your instructor to camper ratio for the virtual camps? Doesn’t it get too chaotic if there are many participants?
Our instructor to camper ratio for AcadeCamp is 1 to 6.
Campers will be in groups of no more than 6 children to 1 counselor. If we have more than 6 children, the counselors will run two groups simultaneously to accomodate for the size of the group.
Who are your counsellors?
Hello, my name is Shannon and I am the Camp coordinator for AcadeCamp and AcadeCoders. This is my second summer working at AcadeCamp, but I have worked at summer camps for many years before this. I am also a teacher at AcadeCap during the school year. I have a Bachelors of Education from McGill University, and am currently working on a Masters in Education at University of Ottawa.
Hello everyone! My name is Daniella, and I am happy to be returning as one of your camp counsellors this summer. As an Acadecap alumni, it is always a pleasure to spend time with my Acadecap family. I am near completing my degree in Anthropology and Biology at the University of Guelph, and thus, currently exploring future options. I am excited to explore and learn new things with the Acadecampers this summer!