School might be over, but the learning continues.
Learn more about our Summer Camps
Learning never stops at Academie de la Capitale! Every summer, we open our doors to everyone by offering 2 different summer day camps: a S.T.E.M. camp for ages 4-9 and a game development and maker camp for children in grades 3 and up. Our camps combine indoor learning activities and outdoor play. As part of our weekly programming, we engage campers in jiu-jitsu once a week.
The day camps operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except on holidays), with a morning and afternoon supervision option that allows for drop offs as early as 8:00 am and pickups as late as 5:30 pm. We offer Monday pizza and Tuesday-Friday hot lunch options as well.
AcadeCamp is an innovative, science-themed summer programme allowing campers from ages 4-9 to experiment, ask questions, and get messy, tout en français. Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Math (STEAM) demand inquiry, connection, experimentation and exploration.
Each week, the Friday Afternoon Project Showcase challenges AcadeCampers to find an innovative way to summarize and present what they have learned in STEAM. For mastering STEAM skills and showing positive attitudes, AcadeCampers collect stamps which are added to their complementary AcadeCamp T-shirts.
Themes this year include: Geometry, Art & Math, Light, Materials, Collections, Matter, Fluids, Secret Formulas. Please click here to view the full descriptions and schedule.
AcadeCoders and AcadeMakers combine maker and game development sessions for a total of 8 weeks, beginning on June 25. The weeks are open to children in grades 3 and up. Pick and choose your weeks: weeks 1, 4, 7 and 8 are AcadeMaker weeks, while weeks 2, 3, 5 and 6 are AcadeCoder weeks.
Our curriculum is developed by the AcadeCap S.T.E.M. team and will be delivered by our resident “Game Master”. Each day will involve learning new concepts, working on projects, and outdoor activity for a well-balanced camp experience.
What is AcadeMakers?
AcadeMakers is a series of week-long project-based camp sessions, each with a new physical project to take home. The Makers sessions are less code based than AcadeCoders but still build on STEM related concepts such as Electronic Hardware, 3D Printing, Woodworking and Digital Art.
How is AcadeCoders different from previous summer sessions?
This summer, AcadeCoders Game Development sessions will have 5 different streams to choose from. The AcadeCoders Campers are encouraged to select one of the streams to develop a sense of what is achievable in a week, with the help of our starter kits. They are using Godot 3.0 a new open-source game engine. Using this engine, our campers program in a Pythonic scripting language known as GDScript, which enables them to take big steps into the programming world, while being captivated by their own ideas and game concepts.
SUMMER 2018 SUMMER READING & WRITING PROGRAMME:
Daily Orton Gillingham Multisensory Teaching Sessions for Campers (4 weeks)
For students with reading and writing difficulties, we offer Orton Gillingham-based multisensory teaching sessions, in addition to the activities provided during our AcadeCamp or AcadeCoders sessions. The OG multisensory teaching sessions will be offered for 1 hour, 5 times a week (4 times a week during holiday weeks), and the participant must register for at least 4 weeks, or preferably all summer, in order for the programme to be effective. If a student has not been evaluated previously, pre- and post- testing will be provided. With the Orton Gillingham approach, a student learns using the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses simultaneously. The OG multisensory teaching sessions will take place within the 9:00 am – 4:00 pm camp day. For more information regarding summer reading enrichment, kindly contact Mary at 613-721-3872 or email us at email@example.com.
Summer Camp Lunch Program 2018 Menu
Monday pizza and Tuesday to Friday hot lunches catered by Dial-A-Chef
AcadeCamp and AcadeCoders offers a weekly lunch program that includes 2 pizza slices on Mondays (on 5-day weeks) and catered hot lunches from Tuesday to Friday by Dial-A-Chef. Kindly click here to view the 2017 summer camp lunch program menu. The 2018 menu will be announced shortly.
For more information about AcadeCoders and AcadeCamp, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly download our registration forms for pricing information.