SUMMER CAMP FAQ
I REGISTERED MY CHILD FOR SUMMER CAMP(S), WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You will receive a confirmation from us that we have received your registration. We will be sending out an email (on May 27th) to all parents that registered for our kids summer camps for June 2020, with details regarding their virtual camp. Make sure to check the email account which you used to sign up for camp. If you do not receive this transition email, please contact us via email as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be sending out an email (on June 26th) to all parents that registered for our kids summer camps for July 2020, with details regarding their virtual camp. Make sure to check the email account which you used to sign up for camp. If you do not receive this transition email, please contact us via email as soon as possible at email@example.com
WHAT WILL MY CHILD/TEEN RECEIVE WITH THEIR CAMP OR WORKSHOP REGISTRATION?
A full camp program with real-time classes
Smaller group sizes
Engaging and interactive, age-appropriate content
Personal support from our staff and administration throughout the camp week
Robotics themed workshops will receive equipment kits to use for the weeks of camp
Robots will be shipped to student for Robotics Camp. The Robot is owned by student.
If applicable, we will be providing required accounts, educational licenses, and software downloads for all activities,
WHAT WILL A VIRTUAL CAMP WORKSHOP LOOK LIKE?
Student will interact online through webcam and online platform with teachers and other students to learn the specific course they are registered for. Some classes students will be in group labs to complete specific projects with classmates. All settings are monitored with moderators.
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL WE NEED TO SET UP AT HOME?
Access to a computer or laptop for in class and group lab, and also to work on their projects
A second screen that is large enough to view and follow along with the instructor’s lesson. While a large tablet can be used for one of the screens, we highly recommend a second monitor if possible
A reliable internet connection
A functional webcam or built-in camera to participate in some activities
- Headphones/earbuds to participate in activities and communication with their instructions. This is not mandatory
AS A PARENT, DO I NEED TO STAY IN THE ROOM WITH MY CHILD/TEEN?
You will not have to stay in the same room during camp activities, but you may need to offer support if they experience connection issues. Parent involvement is necessary (especially with our younger campers), but mainly with equipment setup and to help campers connect to our online camp activities.
WHAT IS EXTENSION LAB?
The majority of our camps include homework and research that will need to be completed by the student in order for him/her to be prepared for the following day.
WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I REQUIRE?
No software needed except for accessing Zoom or whatever class platform we use.
WHY ARE THE VIRTUAL CAMPS FOR TEENS THE SAME PRICE?
Teen camp fees will be remaining the same, as virtual camps require many of the same costs as in-person camps. In addition to these regular costs, virtual camps also require smaller class sizes, additional instructors for these smaller camp groups, personalized support, extra software licenses, and more.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD/TEEN DO DURING THEIR SCHEDULED BREAK TIMES?
We ask that campers spend their break times away from all screens so they can rest their eyes and re-energize (please enforce this if possible)! We recommend that our campers use this time for bathroom breaks, to grab something to eat and drink, stretch, participate in offline activities, and/or get some fresh air!
WHAT TECHNOLOGY WILL YOU BE USING FOR THE CAMPS AND CLASSES?
For kids camps, we will likely be using Zoom (or a similar application) to livestream our class activities and interact with our campers. For teen camps, we will be using Discord and/or Zoom to livestream our lessons and communicate with our teens! Please note that this is subject to change as we are we are constantly exploring more virtual camp options.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
- 100% refund more than 20 days before camp start date.
- 50% refund eligible up to 15 days before camp start date.
- NO refund is available within 14 days of camp start date.
Please Note: There will be a $20 non-refundable transaction and administration fee applied to all camp cancellations. No refunds, credits, or make-up classes are issued for any missed camp classes or activities.
WHAT IF MY CHILD IS A FEW MONTHS YOUNGER?
We believe parents know their children best. Please reach out to us if you have extenuating circumstances to be considered for placing your child in a class that is not in age range. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CLASSES?
Other than the class descriptions in the catalog and on the website, please contact us at email@example.com
HOW DO I ATTEND CLASSES CLASSES?
We will email an invitation and link for the class to parents of all registered campers. Please let us know if you have not received the invitation the day prior to the class start date.
We encourage students to log in 5 minutes before the class begins.
In order to successfully enjoy the class, you must have a Mac or a Windows PC, a webcam / audio connection, a stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing or our online platform, and administrator access to the computer in case of updating programs and/or downloading/installing new programs/apps.
DO YOU HAVE SCHOLARSHIP OR FINANCIAL AID?
Yes, we believe all children would benefit from the Ivy Virtual Camp experience. For this reason, we do set aside a pool of funds for financial assistance. Financial assistance is offered in the form of discounts between 20% to 50%. We do not give full financial assistance. Please contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you need further information or details.
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