Virtual Medics Camps - Online Mini Medics Camp
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/28/2020
Whether your child is interested in our half day or full day program, they will feel like they are at camp. Don't forget to pack their snacks and doctor bag of basic supplies. Enjoy spirit week daily themes like "mad scientist", "bed ridden patient" and "time travel".
Parents will sign their Medics in each morning to our Zoom medical clinic and kiss them goodbye for a few hours as they continue to work from home or just enjoy some time to themselves. During clinic hours, campers will enjoy interactive instructor lead sessions that relate to a daily medical theme. Counsellors will assist in activities and team based games just like our traditional camp. Making friends is an important part of any camp so Medics are expected to have their cameras on. Don't worry if your child has a messy room, we'll provide you with a Medics Camp Zoom background if your computer supports it. If your computer doesn't support it, that's okay too, we all know great minds are often messy, so just go with it.
Here's what a typical Medics Camp Day looks like:
9:30am: Medics can do the “morning warm up” that will be in their materials kit before sign-in in to Zoom Camp
9:45-10am: Kids sign-in to camp where they will be greeted by a Medics Camp team member and engaged in an activity until all the campers for their group arrive.
10am-10:45am: Instructor lead session on the theme of the day (just like at our traditional camp)
10:45-11am: BREAK Kids and eat their snack, use the washroom and then return for the next part of the session
11am-12pm: Instructor lead session on the theme of the day.
12pm: HALF DAY SESSION ends
12-1pm: Full day session campers are invited to have lunch together in the Doctor’s Lounge (just like our traditional camp). At about 12:30 when everyone is finished eating, there will be a move and groove session. It could be Yoga, Hip Hop, Fitness, Tai Chi etc. there will be a different activity each day. We want kids to be active and have fun just like our traditional camp. If they prefer to spend their lunch hour with family or want to run around their backyard and do their own thing, that’s total fine too. They just need to be back at 1pm for the afternoon session. Our full day campers will have more medical theme related activities in the afternoon that build upon what they learned in the morning or a related theme.
1pm-1:45: Instructor lead session on the theme of the day
1:45pm-2pm: BREAK Kids and eat their snack, use the washroom and then return for the next part of the session
2pm-3pm: Instructor lead session on the theme of the day.
3pm: End of Camp Day
What happens during the instructor lead sessions? Demonstrations by the instructor or a team member, interactive games with counsellors and other campers (just like traditional camp), experiments and crafts. Depending on the nature of the experiment, activity or craft, campers may watch how to do it during their clinic hours (online session) and then complete it on their own, away from their computer. Some of the things we do at Medics Camp can get a little messy and we don’t want any spills or sticky fingers damaging computers. There will be written instructions for anything that would be done outside of the clinic hours (aka Zoom) so that parents or older siblings could help. In the morning campers can show and tell the group about their results.
Material Kits: These are the same type of materials kids would have been using for our traditional onsite camp. They are primarily disposable items used for activities, experiments, crafts and games. Kits can be picked up curbside in Newmarket or there is a paid delivery option for those who are out of town or out of province.
We are excited to offer a virtual Medics Camp experience and look forward to a fun week of science based camp with your child. We hope this is just a first step in their medical journey!
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Week 5: Explore! Spiritus (August 10th-14th)
Week 6: Discover! Osteon (August 17th-21)
Week 7: Explore! Borborygmi (August 24th-28th)
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.