Ever wonder what a camper’s day looks like? For KidzToPros campers, it’s a day filled with enriching activities that expand their world of knowledge. There is also plenty of time for fun and frolic.
Here’s what a day looks like for our campers:
9:00 am – 9:15 am / Camp begins
Campers gather around and say good morning to one another. The instructor lets them know what’s in store for the day.
There is an ice-breaking or social activity. This encourages campers to open up and get to know each other better.
9:15 am – 10:30 am / Camp-specific activity
This is where the learning and fun officially begins. Campers dive into their main activity and theme.
For example, in Arts Skills, the camper will draw simple shapes, then add faces and expressions on an anime-created body. In Basketball, campers practice defense and rebounding. And in Python Game Design 1, kids work on classes & objects, data types, conditional statements and iteration.
10:30 am – 10:50 am / Snack Break
A quick break is scheduled for each camper’s day so they can enjoy a mid-morning snack. Socializing with other kids their age gets them re-energized. In this way, they’re better able to focus on tasks at hand once they return to their activity.
10:50 am – 12noon / Back to the camp-specific activity
Campers get back to their regularly scheduled camp theme. They typically spend this time working on projects or relevant drills and exercises.
12noon – 12:30pm / LUNCH TIME!
Full-day campers take a break and enjoy their lunch with friends. Those enrolled in half-day camps say good-bye and head home.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm / Free choice activity
Unstructured play with fellow campers, supervised by instructors, allows kids to make choices about what they want to do. This is an important part of every full-time camper’s day.tThey’re able to let loose and have fun.
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm / More camp-specific activities
Campers team up with their peers. They collaborate on projects or exercises.
For instance, campers work together in Music Production by recording, sampling and editing to create original mixes. The same kind of collaboration leads to 4-student teams building attachments in Wonder Robotics. And in Tennis, young athletes rely on each other to effectively practice overheads and serves, improving hand-eye coordination and groundstroke games.
1:45 PM – 2:00 pm / Break time
This is a great time for an afternoon break. Campers relax, enjoy a snack and re-energize for the rest of the day.
2:00 pm – 2:45pm / Final camp activity time to round out the camper’s day
Campers continue their work on STEM and arts projects. Aspiring auteurs will direct and edit short movies in Film Studio camp. Future coders will create real, playable video games for their friends in Python Game Design camp.
Let’s not forget our sports stars. They get quite a workout in Play It All Sports, whether we’re talking about soccer, basketball, flag football, street hockey or kickball.
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Project Sharing and Clean Up
Campers end the day sharing their daily work. They use this time to wind down, discuss what they’ve been working on and share in each other’s accomplishments.
They also clean up their areas.
At the end of each week, campers join together to share their final projects and receive their certificates.
ents. They will also provide guidance on any additional requirements as needed.
A great way to recap your camper’s day
Sometimes kids are hesitant to get into the specifics of their day. Perhaps they don’t know where to start. So, avoid asking too many questions at once, especially questions that can easily be answered with just a yes or no. Instead, perhaps on the car ride home or over dinner that night, ask your kids more open-ended questions, one at a time.
And here are some examples that might help them to open up about their camp experience –
1) What was your favorite thing that happened today?
2) What was your least favorite thing that happened today?
3) Who did you sit with at lunch?
Parents can definitely branch out from there, depending on the child’s answer.
Remember, get in touch with the camp instructor should you have any questions or concerns about your camper’s day. We are here to help!