NOUVEAU : Camp d’été, Explorateurs de l’espace virtuel maintenant offert!
Welcome Space Explorers!
The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), in collaboration with Space Explorers Camp, the Computer Science department’s Bit by Bit is hosting a 1- week summer academy for children in Grade 7/8. This is a more academic version of the camp with a blended learning experience where the participants will be learning about various topics in space science and technology and will engage in several experiments, hands-on activities, as well as discussions led by Western Space faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or graduate students.
Space Explorers Academy Sessions:
Not Sure About Virtual Camps?
Virtual Camps: The Space Explorers Program will be using an online software, Gather.town, to deliver the virtual programming. Gather.town is a more interactive alternative to Zoom. Campers get to make their very own avatar and move around virtual rooms, interact and socialize with other campers.
In using this software and as a part of this experience, webcams and microphones may be used to support your child(ren)s experience.
For more information on how the virtual camp will operate, check our FAQ page!
French and English Sessions
Camp will run in French and English simultaneously. All sessions are live and guided by our Instructors, with the leadership of the Western faculty, postdoctoral fellows or graduate students. The Camp Coordinator, Tabetha Sheppard is a science communicator and holds a BSc. in Geology.
Summer Academy Time + Dates
You can either choose 9am or 1 pm sessions which are 3 hour slots. Please choose ONLY one time slot for the week.
Both daily time slots will offer the same content in order to make our program accessible to different time zones.
If you have registered for a camp session and need to cancel or make changes to the selected time, please contact email@example.com ASAP prior to the program start date, as there will be a waiting list for full sessions and this will allow other campers to have the opportunity to attend.
If you know in advance that your child will be absent from camp, we ask that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (519) 661-2111 ext 88508.
The Space Explorers Program will be using an online software, Gather.town, to deliver the virtual programming. In the case there is technical difficulties, the camp will use Zoom until technical issues are resolved. We recommend to have the Zoom software downloaded and ready for use. In using both softwares and as a part of this experience, webcams and microphones may be used to support your child(ren)s experience. Please ensure that the environment surrounding your child, that may appear on camera during the session, is free from: nudity, violent content, inappropriate language/visuals and major distractions. Please be aware that any violations of the environment policy will result in immediate disconnection from the session and possible expulsion if necessary or repeated.
Code of Conduct:
Abuse, whether visual or verbal, towards the instructors, counselors, fellow campers or others will not be tolerated. This will result in a call to the parent or guardian and in the immediate removal of the child from the camp session.
While instruction is being given, there should be no unnecessary disruptions (verbal or visual). In the virtual setting, if there is a question, the “Raise Hand” function can be used to alert the instructor to the question. In order to hear from each camper and to answer all questions, campers must take turns and be respectful of each other when participating.