ASUS Summer Camp to run remotely for a second year

New tutoring program to be tailored to each camper

ASUS’s new summer tutoring program will cater to each student’s academic goals.
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Editor’s Note: Two members of The Journal’s Editorial Board are involved with ASUS summer camp.

Each summer, ASUS hosts a summer camp for students in kindergarten through grade nine.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ASUS will be hosting its summer camp remotely for the second year in a row. 

The traditional day camp experience will be run through Zoom. In addition, students will take part in activities like crafts and science experiments.

“I think the fact that we do have some remote programming opportunities is what’s unique about ASUS this summer,” Julia Anderson, Business Director of ASUS Camps, said in an interview with The Journal.

“It’s a lot more accessible for families who might not be able to send their kids to camps for different reasons.”

Each week, the summer program will host a different theme. The themes range from Magical Fantasy to Wilderness Adventure, Under the Sea, and more.

“In order to make camp as accessible as possible, camp will cost $15 per week,” Anderson added in a follow-up email sent to The Journal.

Aside from the traditional day camp experience, ASUS is also introducing a new tutoring program—the Summer Academic Support Program.

“The Summer Academic Support Program is for kids,” Anderson said. “It’s customizable for each student’s unique needs and goals.”

Georgia Petrina, Program Director of ASUS, said families are allowed to sign up their child for however many one-hour sessions a week are desired.

The individualized program will be taught by upper-year Queen’s students who specialize in English, math, or French, Petrina said.

“I think the tutoring program does set us apart from other camps because we’re offering that academic support that a lot of families are looking for,” Petrina said. 

The virtual setting also allows the program to invite guests from across Canada, Petrina added.

“We’re really excited for this summer, and although it might look different than some other camps, the most important thing is that we’re still getting to facilitate a lot of unique experiences and connections between campers and the community,” Anderson added.

For more information or to sign up, readers can visit the ASUS summer camp website.

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