Virtual Day Camp

Jays Care Foundation

While we are sad that our summer camps won’t run in the same way that it has due to COVID-19, we are very happy to bring Jays Care Virtual Camp into your family's home this summer! The Jays Care Virtual Camp team have worked hard over the last few months to develop an interactive and fun virtual camp experience.

Our Virtual Camp session are held at specific times and in an interactive way. This is important as we want to offer valuable social interactions to your kids where they get to spend time with two of our trained camp staff and other kids.

Jays Care Virtual Camp is designed to keep your child engaged for 90 minutes and introduce them to fun activities and friends their age.

Quick Facts

Your child will join a virtual camper group through Zoom with two live Camp Counsellors and other children their age in a camper group of no more than 15 kids. Each day of the week, for one week, for 90 minutes a day, your child will laugh, play, connect and learn with their camper group. Camp Counsellors have designed highly interactive and remarkably fun sessions tailored to your child’s age, and the week ends with a fun theme-based team challenge.

Virtual Camp is a great way for your child to connect with friends, make new friends, while being creative and learning new skills.

Staff Contacts: Griffin and Sabrina are happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact them at VirtualCamp@bgclondon.ca.

Ages: Open to children from 8 to 12 years old

All genders are encouraged to participate!

Cost: Free - No cost for this program

Virtual Camp operates Monday to Friday from July 6th, 2020 to August 28th, 2020. Your child(ren) will be expected to attend all 5 days.

You may register for one session (one week in length) per child this summer.

Registration for all future camp sessions will close on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. so that our staff have enough time to prepare and deliver activity kits to participants.

Virtual Camp time*:

Period

Times

Morning

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Early Afternoon

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Late Afternoon

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Drop-In Sessions - August 4 to 7, 2020

From August 4th to 7th, children can drop-in and participate in Virtual Camp - no equipment needed (other than pencils and paper). Meet Griffin and Sabrina, the Virtual Camp team!

These drop-in sessions from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. are perfect for children who are unable to commit to a full week of activities or children who just want to explore what virtual camp is all about!

Best of all - these activities can be done in the comfort of your own space!

How to Join

Complete the registration form here or just send the Virtual Camp team a quick e-mail - 24 hours in advance - with some basic information - Parent/Caregiver's Name and Phone Number, Camper's Name and Age, and any special requests/relevant information for the Virtual Camp team to be aware of (ex. special accommodations needed, medical conditions, language barriers). 

Virtual Camp   Drop In Sessions

*Dates and times listed for August 2020 are subject to change. Staff will provide an update directly with registered participants if there are any changes. A full list of all of the camp dates, ages, and times are provided at the bottom of this page.

**Please note** Access to a computer (or a device that has a webcam and microphone) and internet connection is required. If accommodations are required, contact Griffin and Sabrina at VirtualCamp@bgclondon.ca.

This program is brought to you by the Jays Care Foundation.

For information about the Jays Care Foundation, please visit their website here.

Click the green button below to register.

Summer Camp Form

Equipment You'll Need

Your child(ren) will need access to a computer or tablet during the session. We will be using the platform Zoom. You will receive a link prior to the session, along with a password, through which you can join the meeting - no Zoom account is required to do so.

We will only use material that you have at home. Generally plastic bags, towels, rolled up socks, paper, crayons and color pencils. Also recycled material like egg cartons, glass containers, etc. Prior to each week of camp, a list will be sent out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sign up for more than one week of camp?

No. With such high demand for the program, we give priority to families that can make the 5-day commitment.

What if I have a younger/older child at home?

Siblings that don't yet meet the age limit can certainly be present and watch the session too. However, only the child registered will be able to actively take part in the session.

What does a typical week of camp look like?

Each day of camp is unique with a different fun theme. Staff create a specific program for the group of kids they are working with that meets their developmental needs and their unique interests.

Here’s an example of the themes for each day of the week in Virtual Camp:

Bgcl Virtual Camp Calendar (1)

Register now!

Summer Camp Form

BGCL Virtual Camp Dates

Date

Session #

Camp

Time

 

Aug 4 – 7

Session 5

M

10:00 – 11:30 am

Morning

 

N

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Early Afternoon

 

 

O

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Drop-in time! No equipment is needed for this time slot.

Aug 10 - 14

Session 6

P

10:00 – 11:30 am

Morning

 

 

Q

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Early Afternoon

 

R

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Late Afternoon

Aug 17 - 21

Session 7

S

10:00 – 11:30 am

Morning

 

T

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Early Afternoon

 

 

U

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Late Afternoon

Aug 24 - 28

Session 8

V

10:00 – 11:30 am

Morning

 

 

W

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Early Afternoon

 

X

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Late Afternoon

*Dates and times listed for August 2020 are subject to change. Staff will provide an update directly with registered participants if there are any changes.

Summer Camp Form

More Questions or Concerns?

Please contact our staff at VirtualCamp@bgclondon.ca.

Get to know our Counsellors

Meet Your Counsellor   Griffin Meet Griffin

(Pronouns: They/Them)

Griffin is one of the counsellors running the Digital Camp for the Boys and Girls Club of London, this summer!

Griffin enjoys sports like wresting, and swimming. Their favourite animal is a robin, and least favourite is a raccoon!

Griffin’s favourite movie is Lilo and Stitch, and their favourite show is Avatar the Last Air Bender.

Griffin is really excited to connect with campers, and do fun camp activities online!
Meet Your Counsellor   Sabrina Meet Sabrina

(Pronouns: she/her)

Sabrina is one of the counsellors running the Digital Camp for the Boys and Girls Club of London, this summer!

Her favourite sports include rugby, running and swimming. Her favourite animal is a dog, and favourite movie is The Little Mermaid.

Fun Fact: Sabrina’s least favourite food is celery!

She’s very excited to get to meet new campers this summer and have lots of fun!

Look at what we did!

Virtual Camp 2020

Copyright © 2020 Boys & Girls Club of London