Faced with the task of converting BB&N’s summer camp to an online format, Co-Directors of BB&N Extended Services Emma O’Loughlin and Janine Cozier knew they had to create a virtual experience that really engaged kids.
After some serious brainstorming and careful research, the pair and their staff landed on an engaging plan that stresses a collaborative and interactive approach. The results are shaping up wonderfully, allowing participants to enjoy summer, albeit remotely, in a manner that keeps the spirit of camp alive.
Each week campers receive “activity boxes” to be opened virtually with their counselors as they discover various activities each morning. Quirky themed days have also spiced things up, and the expansive variety of activities has allowed a little something for everyone to enjoy.
“We have really enjoyed creating programs that are different from school and geared towards camper interest,” notes O’Loughlin. “We have incorporated some of our camp traditions onto our virtual platform so that the magic of camp still exists.... Seeing the campers every day and watching activities come to life for them is just as exciting as when we are in person for the camp season.”
The success of the camp even caught the eye of WBZ news recently, resulting in written and video features on their website. Click here to see how the school has kept their summer camp magic alive.