This is a question that we get asked every day. After months of quarantine and social isolation, kids are desperate for friends and social interaction. The answer is yes, with certain restrictions in mind, day camps are allowed to re-open in Toronto and GTA in summer 2020. However, with “new camp normal” practices and standards, such as no toy sharing, encouraging social distancing, smaller camp sizes, etc. many families are in no rush to send off their kids to camps.
2020 summer camps are allowed to open in Toronto & GTA
Here at Read Write Think in Vaughan, we have opened our doors to students wishing to experience our condensed format academic camp workshops on various subjects. The social skills group takes place on Sunday mornings, and our writing, math, literacy, oral presentation and executive functioning skills workshops take place during the week.
Those children who have found it difficult or impossible to participate in online learning during the quarantine have gladly switched to learning at the centre.
Those families who have felt the “isolation blues” are happy to use a chance to finally switch to normal, or the new normal, however it may look in the nearest months. There are lots of families, however, who have opted for online interactive camps and have been happy with this decision. Many people still feel uneasy about social interaction with strangers, mandatory mask wearing, and daily commutes. They have adapted a certain lifestyle which permits social interaction with family and close friends and have been carrying on with online learning. Keeping in mind that balance is key in everything, we are happy to declare that our online interactive camps with low student to teacher ratio have been rather successful this summer in Vaughan.