Enhanced learning
ET WHIZ KIDS
TECH DAY CAMP

Get out of the classroom and into the wonderful, wide world of tech!

A Five Week Tech-Based Educational Program

Elephant Thoughts, in partnership with our generous sponsors at the Government of Canada through CanCode, are offering a wonderful tech-based educational program that gets kids aged 5-12 out of the classroom one day per week to learn in a fresh, inspiring environment. CanCode aims to equip Canadian youth, including traditionally underrepresented groups, with the skills they need to be prepared for further studies, including advanced digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, leading to the jobs of the future. Canada’s success in the digital economy depends on leveraging our diverse talent and providing opportunity for all to participate – investing in digital skills development will help to achieve this. 

Your kids will have so much fun they won’t even notice that they are learning!  

Where

This program will be hosted at our Collingwood Headquarters on Highway 26. 

what

Tech-based educational content, like robotics, coding and engineering for two age groups; 5-7 and 8-12.

When

This program runs for 5 consecutive weeks, one day per week. The first five week session kicks off with the start of the school year.  Once you have registered a member of our team will contact you to find the session that works for you based on availability. 

how

Thanks to our CanCode grant this program is offered free of cost. Complete the form below to apply for a spot. We have limited spaces available, however if demand is high we will do our best to accommodate through additional sessions. 

Request Your Spot

This program is meant to support the community and individuals during this unprecedented time of vulnerability and uncertainty. You may register more than one child from your household, but each child may only attend one free session. Please complete the form below to request a spot in our program. Spaces are limited but we are aiming to accommodate as many people as we can. If you know a family who might benefit from this or other ET programs please share! We will let you know if and when your child has received a spot within five business days  of receiving your request. 

Whiz Kids Application
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” – John Dewey

We are taking extra care

Group Size & Class Ratio

With a maximum group size of 6, your child will have an attentive guide accessible to them through out the day with a child to teacher ratio of 1 to 6, maximum. There will always be a second teacher on-site among other staff and adults.

Facilities

Each group of six will have access to their own washroom and separate indoor space. Spaces and facilities will be disinfected throughout the day after use. Hand cleansers and sanitizers as well as other PPE's will be made available and used in cases where social distancing is not possible indoors.

Classrooms & Materials

All indoor spaces will be regularly disinfected and social distancing while indoors will be encouraged. Materials will not be shared unless necessary and in the case sharing is required the materials will be disinfected prior. Masks will be worn if and when necessary.

Risk & Illness

We are going to do our part to reduce risk and create healthy environments for your child to grow, learn, have fun and BE A KID in! We do not want to create an overtly sterile environment that is stress inducing or foreign to your child. We will aim to keep these precautions subtle and behind the scenes but we are diligent and aware of risk. In the case of illness - of any form - we ask that parents do not send their child to school for the health and safety of the other students and our staff who we value and respect. We are all in this together!

Thank you to our generous sponsors