Week of May 19 – 21 Virtual Engagement for Child Care and Before & After School Families

Camp Waterdown and WDCC families, we hope you have been have been having as much fun connecting with us through Zoom as we have with you!

Starting Tuesday May 19th (there won’t be Zoom Meetings on Monday, the Victoria Day Holiday) we’ll be changing our School Age Zoom schedule and links (as below) to better accommodate the numbers of children we are seeing regularly.

A basic schedule is given below for newcomers to review. However, as you can see there is some overlap, and you will be individually invited by email to the appropriate sessions for your children.

We hope these times will be convenient for the majority.  Please watch for your invite email from our staff that will guide you to the session times meant specifically for your family and siblings.  As well, those emails will contain materials lists and resources for each session.

Look out for our Fiesta Friday Zoom Session invite coming soon too!  See you soon!

HOSTS GROUP TIME
Julie, Erin & Katie Toddler 9:00 – 10:00
Sam, Beata & Leanne Preschool Group 1 10:00 – 11:00
Jessica, Dana & Sarah Preschool Group 2 11:00 – 12:00
Rachel, Kaitlyn & Barbara JK/SK Mary Hopkins 10-11:30
Brittany, Shameran, Sam L & Kate JK/SK Guy Brown & Allan Greenleaf 11:30-1:00
Jessica, Kellie, Olivia & Tyler Grade 1-3 All Schools 1:00-2:30
Ryan, Cheryl, Jordan & Nathan Grade 3+ All School 1:00-2:30

Please see this week’s activities and links to the sessions (shown only to logged in members) below.

Links to our Zoom Sessions are provided in emails to our parents, and will appear here if you are logged in as a Registered Family.  Otherwise please contact info@campwaterdown.com to let us know you are not getting our notices.

WDCC

9:00 – 10:00 am Toddlers with Julie, Erin and Katie

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – Make a Silly Face! Health snack decorating
Wednesday – Mess Free Painting!
Thursday – Disney Party! – bring costume and a musical instrument

10:00 – 11:00 am Preschool Group 1 with Sam and Beata

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – Healthy Eating! 3 Ingredient Cookies (or other snack decorating)
Wednesday – Dinosaur Adventure Day Bring your dinosaur friends, and make one!
Thursday – Superhero Day! Bring you costume and we’re making masks and superhero drinks!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Preschool Group 2 with Jessica and Dana

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – Science Day: Magic Milk!
Wednesday – Minute to Win It!: games and challenges
Thursday – Party Day!: Theme TBA, games, dancing, fun!


JK / SK Mary Hopkins

Note now 1.5 hours! 10:00 – 11:30 am with Rachel, Kaitlyn & Barbara

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – At the Farm: Animal Creator, Virtual Farm Tours, Farmer Games!
Wednesday – Into the Jungle: Rainstick Craft, AR Animal Sightings, Animal Bingo!
Thursday – Under the Sea: Sea Creature Craft, Sea Animal Games, “Commotion in the Ocean” Story


JK / SK Guy B. Brown & Allan A. Greenleaf

New time and 1.5 hours! 11:30 – 1:00 pm with Brittany, Shameran, Samantha (Sam L.) & Kate

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – National Endangered Species Day: crafting and healthy animal snack making
Wednesday – Beach Day: Costumes encouraged, Bingo, ice cream snack making
Thursday – Game On!: Games and challenges as well as Legos, and other craft materials


Grades 1 – 3 All Schools*

New time and 1.5 hours! 1:00 pm – 2:30pm with Jessica, Kellie, Olivia & Tyler

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – Creativity: Directive Drawing, Pictionary, What’s Your Name? Workout
Wednesday – Colourful: Tie Dye, and Dice Game
Thursday – Sous Chefs & Story Makers: Making Pinwheels, 20 Questions, Virtual Games

(For Tie Dye Wednesday you would need: any white clothing or cloth (Soak it for 1 hour before the Zoom in 50/50 vinegar and water), rubber bands, food colouring (or coloured markers), plastic baggie for cloth to set. Some additional info here (ours will be a little simpler): https://www.favecrafts.com/Tie-Dye/How-to-Tie-Dye-a-Shirt-with-Food-Coloring )  

*Families will be contacted to let them know which groups we feel are best for them to join in to keep siblings participating together.


Grades 3+ All Schools*

New time and 1.5 hours! 1:00 pm – 2:30pm with Cheryl, Jordan, Ryan & Nathan

Monday – HOLIDAY!  We won’t be holding a Zoom Meeting.
Tuesday – Would you rather? Musical Chairs Scavenger Hunt!
Wednesday – Minute 2 Win It Challenges, 20 Questions
Thursday – Whiteboard Math Challenge, Scattergories and more!

*Families will be contacted to let them know which groups we feel are best for them to join in to keep siblings participating together..


Please see your email for the Private Zoom Meeting link and password for your group.  Links given for this week’s sessions should remain the same for the entire week.  If you have not received an email invite, first look in your eMail Junk or Spam folder, and if nothing, email info@campwaterdown.com to receive an invite.

Hints for Joining & Privacy

  • We ask that you do not share these meeting links, even with the best of intentions, we want to make our meetings a safe place for our registered families.
  • You will be asked once to install a Zoom App, it is safe to do so (you may also be presented an optional link to join us through a web browser, but it has fewer features).
  • If you arrive early you can just leave up the window that says we haven’t started yet and it will automatically join you when we start.
  • You may be started with your Audio Feed “Muted” (or turned off) so you will only hear our presenter, but we do give opportunities for the children to respond to us.
  • You should start with the “Speaker View” by default which will show our Staff large on your screen and other participants in smaller screens (until they are unmuted).
  • Your screen name should be your child(ren)’s name(s) and your camera should be on for identification purposes. You can change your name by clicking on it.   For privacy, you can turn your camera off once you have been admitted to the session, however it is much less interactive without it and presenters may ask you to turn your camera on.
  • You may need to play around with your speaker volume, as some presentations may have music or noise in the background.  Ideally you should not have music playing in the background.
 

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