Summer & March break camp Info
If you are interested in joining our summer camp but have never attended a Spectrum Insights event, please fill out our new student form in the following link:
New Student Online Form
If you enjoyed your experience at camp, please consider writing a review on our FB page or emailing your thoughts for us to share on our web page:
If you are already part of the Spectrum insights Family and would like attend our summer camp or be put on a wait list, please fill out camp form below:
Summer Camp Online Form
Intro Letter for Summer/March break Camp
The following is our intro letter for all the camps. You will find info on all that is needed for each week. Itineraries will be sent out separately a week prior to the camp your child is enrolled in. At the bottom of the page is a sample Itinerary. You will see reminders of what to bring in. How much Money is needed each day. The days planned activities. Links to the restaurants will be posted under the itinerary for you to review.
New for 2020:
For students without a data plan on their phones, we encourage you do download the map of Ottawa on Google maps. If your child uses another map program, please looking to downloading an offline version of it. This will greatly help us teach how to use maps to find their way around the city.
Please dress for the weather
It can be very hot for summer and in march the weather varies greatly. In summer so we recommend a hat and sunscreen. The students can apply the sunscreen themselves at camp before we leave or at home.
Money is to remain on the students body at ALL times.
Coupons are welcome for restaurants and events. Links to the restaurants are listed under the itinerary. Please go over menus w/ your child to help them pick out a meal for that day. Some restaurants may be challenging as we are looking for diversity, exploring new cultures and getting the students out of their comfort zone.
If you have an Access card, please send it in.
Please send in
We will try return to Sunnyside at 3pm most days. In previous years most students were exhausted by the end of the day so this year I promised to give them some time to relax.. I want them to connect and bond so this extra time will be good them to just be themselves, socialize and wind down after a long day of walking. The students can socialize, play board games, share electronics, watch a video together on the projector. Feel free to send in any games/DVD or electronics that you feel would be fun to share. ALL electronics (phones are the exception) will stay at Sunnyside until we return at 3.
If you have not paid in full, Please send in the remaining fee for the week your child is attending on Monday morning ($280.25). Please email or call if you need clarity on the amount owed.
Cheques made out to:
Please note, the week registered for is a week committed to including the full payment. We will not be offering part time attendance at a reduced rate nor reimbursing for missed days. We also want to remind you of the no refund portion of the Intake form you filled out.
Thank you very much, it’s going to be a fun program! Please note itineraries will be posted via email one week prior to camp. A sample itinerary is from last year is included below. The current itineraries will be slightly different but this gives you an idea. Expect to eat out 2-3 times a week.
We will help the students keep track of what they spend each day. We will encourage them to save their change and use it at the end of the week for shopping. The students can save money by getting water instead of pop for lunches, sharing meals etc. Seeing their money grow may encourage them to save outside of camp.
What we cover weekly at the Spectrum Insights Camp
Learning to use public transit
Memory Lane: 2019 Photos
July 15-19 2019
July 22-26 2019
July 29-Aug 2nd
Itineraries and camp photos for 2019 will be in this Column
Most camp itineraries will be posted here a week before camp starts. Some will be posted ahead of time. At the top of each itinerary is the date of that week of camp and your child's name along w/ the camp leader. Please go over it w/ your child prior to camp. This will help mitigate confusion when looking at the menu and help them decide ahead of time what their budget is. For many students, ordering on their own and understanding the meal cost is a first time event.
Please be aware there may be last minutes changes to itineraries and some may be missing where we are eating that week. The Week before your child's camps starts, they will be complete.
Be aware that itineraries may change due to the needs/interests of the students or because of weather.
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Menus for restaurants we attend often:
Tim Hortons - The ultimate in cheap eats!
Be Aware that some days we return at 4pm. Most days we are at camp by 3pm but due to weather, traffic or bus connections we may return at 4pm. Text 613.220.5920 if you need to pick up earlier or talk to your camp leader at drop off.