Virtual Day Camp

Jays Care Foundation

For a second time, 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: The Virtual Camp team members are happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact them at VirtualCamp@bgclondon.ca.

Ages: Open to children from 6 to 13 years old

All genders are encouraged to participate!

Cost: Free - No cost for this program

Virtual Camp operates Monday to Friday from July 5th, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021. 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 each week will close on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. so that our staff have enough time to prepare and deliver activity kits to participants.

Online Forms

Virtual Camp Schedule:

Number of spaces left - as of August 4th, 2021

Registration for the week of August 16th to the 20th will close on August 11th at 5:00 p.m.!

Group 1
Ages 6 to 10
10 am to 12 pm
Group 2
Ages 9 to 13
10 am to 12 pm
Group 3
Ages 6 to 10
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Group 4
Ages 9 to 13
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
August 16th to 20th FULL 2 11 6
August 23rd to 27th FULL 4 10 6
August 30th to September 3rd 4 4 10 6

*Staff will provide an update directly with registered participants if there are any changes to the schedule. There may be some overlap with participants' ages in each group as some families will request that siblings are in the same group. We will make accommodations if possible.

**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 the Virtual Camp team 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.

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.

PC Children's Charity

Thank you to PC Children’s Charity for being the exclusive national provider of healthy snacks for all of our summer programs, through the Summertime Eat Well initiative!

Each week, participants will receive one snack with their activity kits!

Children's Charity

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, your child(ren) will be expected to show up every day. If there will be an absence for any reason, please let the staff counselors know.

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.

More Questions or Concerns?

Please contact our staff at VirtualCamp@bgclondon.ca.

You can also reach the Jays Care Virtual Camp team on Instagram - www.instagram.com/virtual_camp_bgclondon

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