Keeping up with the Campers!
On Monday, July 15, 36 students began their 3-week Summer Camp at Fulford Academy after arriving from around the globe on the weekend. This year’s group is the largest number of students we have welcomed for summer camp!
Arrival weekend is always an exciting time as students get to know their new surroundings and become familiar with new faces. Exploring Brockville was a highlight of the first day and included a walk through the oldest railway tunnel in Canada that runs under the downtown streets of Brockville. Campers enjoyed visiting Blockhouse Island and made a stop at a local shop to purchase a postcard. A visit to St. Lawrence Park for swim tests, beach time, and house games took place on the first Sunday and students who still had energy left after dinner settled in for a movie and popcorn night in the dorm before bedtime.
The first full week began with campers meeting Fulford staff on Monday morning at various orientation stations and participating in Ice Breaker games to get to know each other better. They also enjoyed time in the afternoon writing and sending their postcards home.
Another week 1 highlight included learning about Canada/North American reptiles with a visit to the school by Little Rays Reptiles. Campers asked questions and touched some of the amazing creatures then re-created their favorites using papier-mâché. Campers also learned about Canadian mammals during a morning lesson, then went face to face with some pretty incredible wildlife during their visit to Parc Omega in Quebec.
The week wrapped up learning about the history of Canada followed by a visit to Upper Canada Village where students got to experience life in the 1860’s at this old historical village museum.
No camp would be complete at Fulford Academy without a math lesson to stay sharp during the summer months! To keep things casual, our campers learned the English translations for common math terms then participated in a miniature math competition which was impressively completed in record time by many students!
Summer Camp weekends are always awesome! During this year’s first Camp weekend students traveled to Montreal on Saturday to visit the Science Centre to experience some pretty cool activities and interactive displays. The next stop was the Pyramid Light Show, an awesome combination of laser lights, stunning visuals, and electronic dance music, all under a pyramid-shaped venue.
On Sunday, students journeyed to Kingston, one of Canada’s oldest cities, established in 1673 and once used as a French trading post. The day’s highlight was a tour of Fort Henry, a National Historic Site originally constructed during the War of 1812 to protect the Royal Navy Dockyard. After the tour students enjoyed a cool inside break on a very hot day at some of the city’s popular shopping stops.
Many more adventures await our summer campers and the weeks ahead will go by quickly! Watch for updates on our trips to Niagara Falls, Canada’s Wonderland, the Brockville Aquatarium, and more.