Week 4 of our Summer Enrichment Camps were so busy, it took a couple extra days for all of the information to come into the office! The Campers at both sites have been sharing their thoughts, feelings, and activities throughout the week on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page.
Week 4 in Essex: The Superhero Academy
At the Essex site, the campers were busy keeping the world safe from evil villains! During the week, the campers practiced their literacy, math, and adaptive technology skills using the computers, iPads, Smart Board, and by playing various games. They created their own superhero characters (including their own costumes), made comic book pages (see some samples here), created Superhero themed films (see an example below), and to keep up their superhero strength they played indoor baseball and danced up a storm. The week ended with a superhero scavenger hunt.
For the final week of the Summer Enrichment Camp in Essex the theme is Eco-Explorers.
Week 4 in Windsor: Lights, Camera, Action!
During the week, the campers practiced their literacy, math, and adaptive technology skills using the computers, iPads, Smart Board and by playing various games. They also got to practice their creative writing and acting skills (using body language and facial expressions) by making movie trailers using iMovie on the iPad. The staff also had a surprise in store for the campers and built the suspense throughout the week.
Here are the videos that the campers made during the week:
After building up the suspense all week, the staff at the Windsor summer camp finally revealed their surprise to the campers… They were having a surprise visit from Windsor Firefighters Engine 5 Crew! The campers had the opportunity to learn about fire safety, learn how a fire truck works, and sit inside a fire truck. At the end, the campers were in for one last surprise… the firefighters brought a special fire hydrant water sprinkler! Good thing the staff had secretly asked parents to bring a change of clothes for our campers, since a fun time was had by all. Special thanks to Public Education Officers Bridget Chippett, Captain Mark McArthur, Fire Fighter Mark Costello, Fire Fighter Mark Dupuis, and Fire Fighter Shay Currie.
For the final week of the Summer Enrichment Camp in Windsor the theme is the Wacky World of Science.
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