Making Friends at LDAWE Summer Camp

Here at LDAWE, the first couple of weeks of summer are always a bit crazy as we get ready for our Summer Enrichment Camps.  We spend those first couple of weeks getting all of the children registered for the camps, ensuring all of the Summer Camp staffed are trained, and getting all of the resources and supplies out to the program sites in Windsor and in Essex (and trust us… there are a LOT of resources and supplies!).

However, the first week of the summer camps are now complete, and from the feedback from the kids, parents, and staff members… it sounds like week 1 was a success!  The Campers at both sites have been sharing their thoughts, feelings, and activities throughout the week on our Twitter feed and on Facebook.

Week 1 in Essex: The Amazing Race World Challenge

Summer Camp Essex W1During the week, the campers practiced their literacy and math skills using the computers, iPads, Smart Board, and playing various games.  They also researched various countries and made postcards and posters for their chosen countries.  Since the weather was so nice, they took gym time outside and played some soccer baseball.  All of the campers and the staff members received a special treat on the last day, when one of the parents purchased pizza for lunch!

Here’s some of the quotes from the campers:

  • “I had fun this week making postcards and posters for Croatia and I want to come back next week!” – Zack
  • “I have made a lot of friends and I am having fun at camp!” – Gracie
  • “I met a new friend!” – Alyssa

Here’s a quote from one of the parents:

  • “The kids are having a blast!” – Manda

 

The theme for next week’s Summer Enrichment Camp in Essex is Lights, Camera, Action!.

Week 1 in Windsor: Superhero Academy

Summer Camp Windsor W1During the week, the campers practiced their literacy and math skills using the Smart Board and playing various games, defeated evil villains using their super powers during gym time, made escape vehicles using lego, made their own superhero outfits during arts and crafts time, and made their very own comic books using iPads (see sample 1 and sample 2 here).

Here’s some of the quotes from the campers:

  • “I really like how I learn a lot and it is easy to make friends” – Trina
  • “My favourite thing is that everything at camp is awesome!” – Michael
  • “I really like how at camp we get to learn and have fun at the same time!” – Daniella
  • “I really like the learning centres and rotations!” – Ibrahim
  • “I really like being a superhero for the week and making shields!” – Tristen
  • “My favourite thing about camp is how we get to learn and play dodgeball with my new friends” – Deoante

Here’s a quote from one of the parents:

  • “Another awesome adventure for the kids!!! [My son] loves superhero’s and was very excited about creating his own character. Great Job to the staff and volunteers for your creativity and hard work!!!” – Jennifer

The theme for next week’s Summer Enrichment Camp in Windsor is Eco-Explorers.

For more information about our programs, check out our website at www.ldawe.ca.

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