"We love the counselors at DigiCamp. They are so good to the kids" - 2018 Mom
At DigiCamp we hire qualified candidates and train our counselors in the content we teach AND in the teaching. Our counselors know their stuff, but more importantly they know how to connect with children of all ages, abilities and interests.
"We learned a lot of coding in camp. Miss Cameron is so funny...and smart." - 2017 Camper
We like our campers to have a strong base of knowledge, especially in coding, so of course we love Scratch. Like any language, coding learned at an early age is much easier.
"Amazing programs and staff. My son went to camp at age 8 and age 10 and loved it." - 2019 Mom
We are super honored when campers come back year after year. We know there are a lot of choices out there, and some of them are less expensive that we are, but when families choose DigiCamp year after year we take that respect seriously and humbly.
"At that other camp they just give you an iPad and you follow the instructions. Nobody is teaching you." - 2019 Camper
Most of the other camps don't have actual STEM educators, instead they have curriculum on an iPad or a computer and campers are left to work through the pages by themselves.
5. Get to know a little about each camper.
6. Allow kids to work in teams, and include team building activities into the day.
This will help your campers to get along. Plan activities throughout the week that help the kids feel like they are part of a team.
Ask them questions, start conversations and play games that help the kids get to know each other. Share your best ideas with other counselors so they can try your activities with their campers.
7. Reflect on your day
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the worst?
- What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
- If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- If you could only watch one TV show or movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
8. Get rest and take care of yourself.
Water is life! Hydrate!
Take your breaks...you deserve it! Even if you just walk outside and sit on the steps playing Temple Run, you need a brain break!
Get plenty of sleep at night. Fortnite can wait until summer is over and you have nothing better to do than reading 300 pages of AP World History and answering 20 essay questions about The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions and The Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange.