Frequently Asked Questions: AcadeCoders

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How do I register for your camp?

To register for our camps, download the registration form and enter the information. The form can be electronically filled using Microsoft Word. You can email, mail, fax, or deliver the filled form to ensure your child’s spot. Payment is by cheque or cash. We also accept Interac e-Transfers. Please refer to the registration form for details.

Email address: info@acadecap.org

Fax number: 613-721-8189

Address: 1010 Morrison Drive Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7

Please send us a cheque or deliver it to Académie de la Capitale, 1010 Morrison Drive Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7.

Interac e-Transfers must be addressed to finance@acadecap.org. A separate email must be sent indicating the password.

 

Is there a registration deadline?

We encourage parents to register by June 1, however, we accept campers throughout the summer, space permitting.

 

What are the camp hours?

Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pre and Post camp care allows drop-off at 8:00 a.m. and pick-up until 5:30 p.m. The fee is $30 for 5-day weeks and $24 for 4-day weeks.

Between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, access to the school is by buzzer only. As well, the door will automatically lock at 5:30 pm. There is a late pick-up fee of $20.

 

What happens during camp?

Below is a general daily schedule for AcadeCoders. Periods may be subject to change:

8:00 – 9:00 Camper’s Arrival
9:00 – 9: 30 Introduction and Ice Breaker / Previous day recap
9:30 – 10:30 Guided Coding (Experiment, Art, Brainstorm related to camp)

Jiu-Jitsu on Monday or Wednesday

10:30 – 11:00 Snack Time and Outdoor Play (weather permitting)
11:00 – 12:15 Experiment and Work Time
12:15 – 13:00* Lunch and Outdoor Play (weather permitting)
13:00 – 13:45 Whiteboard and Problem Solving  (discussing the problems on the whiteboard or chalkboard, solidify concepts)
13:45 – 15:15 Work and Play time (Working on code or taking a break by playing games, can continue problem solving)
15:15 – 16:00 Snack Time followed by project/activity end of day wrap-up
16:00 – 17:30 Camper pick-up time

*Weather permitting, campers will go to the splash pad  at Morrison Park on Fridays for guided outdoor activities/games during the lunch period and return to Académie de la Capitale for afternoon snack at 15:15. The AcadeCoders may opt to return to Académie de la Capitale before this time if they still have projects to complete.

 

What is your instructor to camper ratio?

Our instructor to camper ratio for AcadeCoders is 1 to 8, along with a student volunteer.

 

Are your instructors trained in First Aid?

We require all of our instructors to be trained in Emergency First Aid and CPR.

 

What does my child need to bring?

For Coding Activities (labelled with name):

  • USB stick for saving work
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Laptop & Charger (optional as we provide computers for camp use)

General Camp Requirements (labelled with name):

  • Appropriate summer attire
  • Athletic shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Bottle of sunscreen
  • Snacks (peanut/nut-free)
  • If they are not signed up for the lunch program*, they will need to bring their own lunches (peanut/nut-free)
  • *Lunch program participants would need to bring their own lunch containers and cutlery
  • Have a spare change of clothes in their bag

For Friday splash pad days, your child must bring all the above plus the following (labelled with name):

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Pair of shoes that can get wet
  • It is highly recommend that the campers have sunscreen applied on before coming to camp on these mornings, along with bathing suit under clothes.

Are the children on the computer all day?

No! Although many of our activities are computer based, our campers have frequent breaks, an hour and half period of outdoor time everyday (weather permitting), and practice Jiu-Jitsu once a week.

 

What is the lunch program?

The lunch program includes 2 slices of pizza every Monday and hot lunches (healthy main course including a vegetable side dish, fruits, and dessert) from Tuesday to Friday catered by Dial-a-Chef. Children registered in the lunch program will need to bring their own containers and cutlery. If you are signing up for the lunch program, please indicate any food allergies/dietary restrictions. Our chef can accommodate most dietary restrictions; however, you will be notified in the event that alternative arrangements would need to be made.

 

Can I order pizza everyday?

No. Pizza is only served on Mondays at cost of $5/slice.

 

What if my child has severe allergies or a medical condition?

Please provide us with a copy of your child’s current school’s allergy or asthma action plan, with a current photo. Your your child requires an Epi-pen, you child will be required to have his or her Epi-pen with them at all times.

 

I want to volunteer or work for AcadeCoders, how do I apply?

To volunteer or work for AcadeCoders, please submit a resume and a cover letter to camps@acadecap.org. Please specify if you are applying to volunteer or to work.

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