We are excited to offer free virtual programs in the fall and winter that promotes play, laughter, support, and the message camp provides us with every summer – we are not in this alone. This fall we will be offering a registration-based weekly kids programs.
Registration for Camp Club are open from September 29 – October 7th, 2020.
Camp Club is a weekly program that meets every Thursday at 4:30 – 5:30pm AST from October 29th to December 10th, 2020. Campers will create, laugh and connect for one hour a week on Zoom. A package will be mailed to your camper’s home to ensure they have all the necessary supplies to support their participation in their chosen club at least one week before the start of the program.
Campers will be doing different activities each week such as Magic, Arts and Crafts and Camp Games.
How will the program work?
Internet Safety: The well-being and safety of our campers are always at the forefront of our programming and while we transition online this still holds true. Some factors we are taking into consideration are:
- Platform: as virtual meet-ups and learning have become the new norm in the past months, we have been carefully monitoring and observing which platforms will best suit our needs while protecting the privacy of our campers and families
- Access: Links to our online programs will only be shared via email to those who are registered for that specific program. All of our virtual rooms will have passwords and virtual rooms will have a volunteer or staff moderator who will let people in to the group, and control participants ability to mute/unmute, share screens and enable/disable private chats amongst participants.
- Online behaviour: to create an environment of support and acceptance, at the start of every program we will go over the conduct we expect of our participants while in program. We will disable private chat functions and file sharing amongst participants to ensure that inappropriate content sharing or online bullying is not taking place.
- Supervision: We know that one of the most cherished part of camp is our incredible workforce of energetic, kind, and heartwarming volunteers. It would not be a Camp Goodtimes summer without them and as such we are happy to say that you will see some of their shining faces through your screen this summer.
We plan on maintaining our ratios and having 2 volunteers/staff per virtual room. We will maintain consistency with volunteers who are managing the club so that campers have a chance to build rapport and trust with their supervisor. The Camp Goodtimes staff will always be checking in on every virtual room throughout the day and providing support while the program is running. All volunteers joining us for our Goodtimes at Home Fall Program will be trained before their respective program start dates, have up to date criminal record checks, and are returning to us after having done a previous summer of camp.