We are very happy to bring Virtual BGCKL Specialty Camps into your families home this summer!
We have worked hard over the last few months to develop an interactive and fun virtual camp experience that mimics the best parts of our camps. Our Virtual camps are held at specific times and in an interactive way. This is important as we want to offer valuable social interactions to your kids where they get to spend time with two of our trained camp staff and other kids. Virtual Specialty Camps are designed to keep your child engaged for 30-60 minutes and introduce them to fun activities and friends their age.
|June 28 - July 3||Art Camp|
|July 6 - 10||Basketball|
|July 13 - 17||Kid Food Nation Camp|
|July 20 - 24||Dance Camp|
|July 27 - 31||Soccer Camp|
|August 3 - 7||Discovery Lab Camp|
|August 10 - 14||Brain Gain Camp|
|August 17 - 21||Kid Tech Nation|
|August 24 - 28||Musical Theatre Camp|
|August 31 - Sept 4||Hockey Camp|
How does Virtual Camp work ?
Your child will join a virtual camper group with 2 live camp leaders and other children their age in a camper group of no more than 20 children. Each day of the week, for 2 and a half hours, your child will laugh, play, connect and learn with their camper group. Camp leaders have designed highly interactive and remarkably fun sessions tailored to your child’s age, and a specific set of skills. Virtual Specialty camps are a great way for your child to connect with friends, make new friends, while being creative and learning new skills. We are excited to be offering virtual specialty camps all 10 weeks of the summer.
How are virtual activities good for my child ?
We provide a good mix of educational activities as well as activities that are simply fun and allow your child to be social with their peers and our camp staff. They allow your child to dive into a world outside their home for 2 and a half hours a day. It also gives parents a chance to do their own thing for a little while!
How do kids join each day ?
Our virtual specialty camp sessions are held on Zoom (no account required to join the sessions). Generally, our participants have their videos on so we can interact with them at all times. The platform allows for an interactive live experience that keeps the kids engaged. Ideally your child has access to a laptop, phone or tablet for the time of the session. Please contact the Club should you need access to a loaner computer.
For more information about the program, please see the attached FAQ’s.
Q: What do we need to partake in the sessions?
A: Your child will need access to a computer or table during the session. We will be using the platform Zoom. You will receive a link prior to the session, along with a password, through which you can join the meeting – no account is required to join.
Q: What materials are needed for camp?
A: We provide a list of materials required prior to the week of camp by e-mail. We will try to only use material that you have at home. Generally plastic bags, towels, rolled up socks, paper, crayons and coloring pencils. Also recycled material like egg cartons, glass containers, etc.
Q: Can I sign up for just one week of camp?
A: Yes! You can register for one week or the entire summer. Each week of virtual camp is $15.00 per week or you can register for the entire summer for $100.00
Q: What does a typical week of camp look like?
A: Each week of camp is unique with a different specialty skill set. Staff create a specific program for the group of kids they are working with that meets their developmental needs and their unique interests.
Q: Why are kids separated by age group?
A: Each camper group is divided by age (6-9, 10-13 years) We do this so that our virtual camp staff can design programming that best meets the age and developmental needs of each groups of children. In addition, we offer sessions at various times in the day to allow siblings to attend their own camp sessions without needing to fight over a device.
Q: What if I have a younger child at home?
A: Siblings that don’t yet meet the age limit can certainly be present and watch the sessions too. However, only the child registered will be able to actively take part in the session.