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Little Medical School Summer Camps 2022

Summer 2022 is a much exciting time for everyone, including parents and kids! We will be bringing very exciting programs for our students as we explore the fascinating field of medicine through Little Medical School's STEM-based curriculum and activities.

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In-Person LMS-Waterloo Summer Camps

Even prior to the start of the pandemic, our Little Medical School Summer Camps have been very popular and well-loved by students and trusted by parents to provide fun, safe and quality child summer enrichment.

Keeping in mind the safety of our children, staff and volunteers as we try to lead normal lives through endemic Covid-19, we have put in place our Covid-19 Safety and Precautionary Procedures and Guidelines for all our In-Person Programs and will always update it according to Ontario Health Services Guidance. You may register as spots are filling up fast!

In-Person Summer Camps, July 2022

CirriculumDaysDatesTimesRecommended AgeFeeLocationRegistration No./ Link
Little Doctors Camp 1: Explorations in MedicineM - FJul 4, 2022 to Jul 8, 20229:00am - 4pm5 to 9$290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Little Vet Camp 1: How to be a Vet!M - FJul 11, 2022 to Jul 15, 20229:00am - 4pm5 to 9$290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Wilderness Camp 1: Surviving in the WildernessM - FJul 18, 2022 to Jul 22, 20229:00am - 4pm6 to 10 $290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Little Doctors Camp 2: The Wonderful World of Medicine!M - FJul 25, 2022 to Jul 29, 20229:00am - 4pm5 to 9$290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded

In-Person Summer Camps, August 2022

CirriculumDaysDatesTimesRecommended AgeFeeLocationRegistration No./ Link
Little Vet Camp 2: Taking Care of AnimalsM - FAug 8, 2022 to Aug 12, 20229:00am - 4pm5 to 9$290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Little Doctors Camp 3: How to be a Doctor!M - FAug 15, 2022 to Aug 19, 20229:00am - 4pm5 to 9$290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Wilderness Camp 2: All about Wilderness MedicineM - FAug 22, 2022 to Aug 26, 20229:00am - 4pm6 to 10 $290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded
Pre-K Little Doctor & Vet Camp: What it's like to be a Doctor/Vet! M - FAug 22, 2022 to Aug 26, 20229:00am - 4pm3 to 4 $290St. Matthews Lutheran ChurchEnded

Course Descriptions

Little Vet Camp

Do you want your kids to have a paw-some and purr-fect summer? Do you want to immerse them in the fascinating world of veterinary medicine and animal health?

At this Little Veterinarian Summer Camp, these future veterinarians will learn about the key responsibilities of veterinarians specializing in dog and cat medical care. They will be practicing how to perform dog and cat assessments by making a nose to tail exam. They will also learn about canine and feline health through proper animal nutrition and hydration, perform a wound assessment and practice some basic surgical skills, learn about common conditions in animals, how to remove ticks, learn about the immune system and vaccinations, practice administering medication, comprehend the types of animal body language, learn about the functions of an animal’s vital organ systems such as the heart, blood, digestive system, eyes and brain, read x-rays and more. These future veterinarian physicians and surgeons will be beaming with pride as they earn a Little Veterinarian School diploma on graduation day.

Little Doctor Camp

Do you want your kids to learn some necessary life skills such as the basics of how to perform CPR and Heimlich maneuver? Learn about medication safety and how medications work? Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology in a fun way and many more meaningful health-related activities this summer?

In this Little Doctors Summer Camp, students will have an unforgettable awesome summer exploring the exciting field of medicine with a complete mini medical school experience aligned with STEM-based curriculum objectives through hands on interactive instruction, role play, crafts and games. Children will have so much fun as they dress up like doctors, use real medical instruments, discover how the body works, learn about our human vital organs and function, practice suturing stitches, learn about necessary life skills such as CPR and Heimlich Maneuver, understand how medications work, be a health advocate and more. By participating in these role-playing experiences, Little Medical School® is inspiring tomorrow’s doctors today!

Wilderness Medicine Camp

Conquer the great outdoors! Do you want your kids to learn about the exciting field of wilderness medicine? Learn about emergency situations in the wild, survive and learn how to prepare for disasters in the forest?

At Little Medical School – Wilderness Medicine Summer Camp, students will be immersed in vital emergency care in remote wilderness settings. Your little doctor will learn how to respond to emergency situations in the wild such snake bites, hypothermia and more. They will also get to practice how to tie a tourniquet and splint a broken leg. Students will also learn about survival in the great outdoors in an emergency such as learning about water safety and how to filter dirty water. These future emergency medics will also learn about mosquitoes and diseases and how to protect themselves from mosquito bites and other bugs. They will also learn about wilderness disasters that may occur such as forest fires and know what to do. Imagine the excitement when kids learn how to identify distress situations and practice creating their own distress signals in role-play.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to LMS Camp! Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer here for your question, we're here to help.

  • Email us at kwcadmin@littlemedicalschool.com
  • Call us at 226-989-8998

General Information

How do I register for summer camp?

Please register for camp here.

Please note that payment is not part of the initial registration process but must be received before your spot is secured. Once you have completed the registration through that link, you will receive an email with payment instructions. Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or Visa Debit. Confirmation of enrollment will then be sent to you within 1-2 business days.

Do you offer early drop-off and late pick-up care?

Yes! Early drop off starts at 8:05 a.m. and late pick up is offered until 5:00 p.m. You can add this extended before care and/or extended after care upon registration or purchase it later if you prefer, by contacting kwcadmin@littlemedicalschool.com.  Before care for the whole week is $30, and after care for the whole week is $30. Please note, only whole weeks (not individual days) can be purchased.

What is the difference between Camp 1, 2, and 3?

Each camp will feature different topics. For example, in Little Doctor Camp 1, topics covered will include Heart, Lungs, Digestion, Surgery, Eyes, and Brain. In Little Doctor Camp 2, topics covered will include Spine, Pharmacy, Eyes, CPR, and Ears. Course topics will not be repeated between camp 1, 2, and 3 and will always be new, fun and exciting for the campers! 

What ages can come to LMS Camp?

Children between the ages of 5-12 are eligible to enroll. 

Do you offer half day programs? Can my child enroll for 3 of the 5 days in a week?

Unfortunately, we do not offer half day enrollment or part time enrollment. While it is your choice to only send your child for half a day or a few times a week, there is no price discount. The full enrollment fee will apply.

Do you have a lost and found?

During a camp week, we hold on to left items for campers to pick up the next day. All unclaimed items are donated to a local charity at the end of every camp week. Please label everything to assist camp leaders in returning items to your child. Please also check your child’s belongings at the end of each camp day and notify the camp leaders at your camp during drop off the next day, if any item is missing.

How many counsellors are at camp?

Typically we have 1 counsellor for every 7 children. Each camp has a Camp Leader, an Activity Coordinator and Camp Volunteer.

Where do you find your counsellors?

The majority of our counsellors are university and college students looking for summer employment (and a few secondary school students are hired each year, as well). We also employ teachers who want to do something in the summer, and graduates of Teacher Colleges across Ontario. A recent Vulnerable Sector Police Check and being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are both mandatory requirements for all counsellors. There will be at least one counsellor present at each camp location with their First Aid certification at all times.

I purchased a Premium Fabric Lab Coat and Hat - when will I receive it?

During the registration process, you have the option to adding a premium fabric lab coat and hat to your order.  If you purchased, it will be delivered to your camper on the first day of their first camp week.

Where are the camps located?

Address of Camp Locations: 

St. Matthews Lutheran Church - 54 Benton St, Kitchener, ON N2G 3H2.

Forest Hill United Church - 121 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener, ON N2M 4Y6.

RIM Park - 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4. 

A Day at Camp

What are the LMS Camp hours?

Our camp program operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick up is between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

What does a typical day look like?

A typical day will always begin with campers sanitizing their hands under the watchful eye of camp staff.

Campers are divided into cohorts and a sample camp day schedule will look something like this:

9:00 AM: Check In
9:15 AM: Icebreaker Activity
10:00 AM: Break (snack/play time)
10:30 AM: LMS programming and activities
12:00 PM: Lunch and Play Time
1:00 PM: LMS programming and activities
2:00 PM: Break (outdoor/indoor games)
2:45 PM: LMS programming and activities
4:00 PM: Camper Pick Up

Many of our activities may take place outside, depending on the weather. Outside activities may take place onsite at the camp, or at a nearby green space or park/playground. Activities throughout the day are based on a variety of health and safety factors as well as weather.

What should my camper bring to camp?

Please make sure to bring the following items with your camper to camp. 

  • Lunch and snacks (there are one lunch period and two movement break periods when campers enjoy a small snack). We encourage parents to pack nut free lunches and snacks. Note, we are a nut aware camp, not a nut free camp.
  • Water bottle
  • Facial covering (if still required by public health)
  • Pencil case containing basic school supplies (pencils, erasers, scissors, markers and/or pencil crayons)
  • Weather appropriate, comfortable clothing (packing a change of clothing is also advisable)
  • Closed toe and heel shoes must be worn to comply with camp safety rules (preferably running shoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hat and sunglasses (as weather dependent)
  • Any doctor prescribed medications (LMS Camp staff will not administer medications except in the case of a life-threatening situation such as administering an EpiPen which is provided by the parent)
What do sign in and sign out procedures look like?

To ensure their safety, all campers must be signed in at the time of drop off and signed out at the time of pick up, by their guardian. Guardians must indicate the names of the authorized persons for pickup on their online registration form and everyone must show identification in order to sign out a child. You will be required to show identification every day, even if we know you. No child will be permitted to leave camp without being signed out by an authorized adult. The same safety rules apply to all. Should a parent wish to add an authorized person(s) to the approved pick up and drop of list for their child, they may login to their account or call Head Office (226-989-8998)

Health & Safety

Will my child have to wear a mask?

As of now, yes. We will continue to follow both the Ministry of Health and local Public Health guidelines as outlined specific to summer camps. Please keep in mind that as rules change, they may or may not change for summer camps, as well. In other words, rules for summer camp may be slightly different than how they are affecting your day to day life. We are extremely proud to report that we did not have one case of COVID-19 spread throughout any of our sites in 2021. We are approaching 2022 with the same vigilance.

Do you administer medication?

There is at least one staff member at every site that has their First Aid and CPR certification, however, LMS Camp leaders DO NOT administer medications (unless it is an emergency such as the use of an EpiPen). If your child needs medication throughout the day please arrange for a parent or a designate to come and do so. Also, please ensure this information is communicated clearly on the application form when enroling your child.

Are counsellors certified in First Aid and CPR?

There is at least one staff member at every site that has their First Aid and CPR certification.

Cancellations and Refunds

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

LMS Camp has a “NO RISK REFUND POLICY” as a result of the pandemic. Families can obtain a full refund (minus the 3% transaction fee) for ANY reason if that request is made by email to kwcadmin@littlemedicalschool.com by the end of May, 2022. As of June 1, 2022 no cash refunds will be granted for any reason (with the exception that the government prohibits day camps from operating), however, full summer camp credits will be issued. Participants may also switch their week at any time for another week provided spots are available. 

In the unlikely event that LMS camp is forced not to operate because of a government order, the Participant will receive a full refund (minus the 3% transaction fee) for summer camp.

LMS Camp reserves the right not to offer refunds after June 1, 2022 under any circumstances including, but not limited to:

  1. Inclement weather or unforeseen facility closures
  2. No air conditioning in a facility or it is hot outside
  3. A camper is removed from LMS Camp as a result of the three strike policy or as a result of parental bullying of LMS Camp staff
  4. A health or safety situation, including situations resulting from a pandemic, epidemic or other health-related matter
  5. The Participant’s decision not to send them for any reason at any time
  6. A child decides that they are “not enjoying” LMS Camp. This happens in life and we are not under any illusion that LMS Camp is for everyone. Please talk with the camp staff about strategies to make the camp more enjoyable but realize that sometimes a child just does not enjoy something. This is no one’s fault and children need to learn how to cope with situations that are not, in their opinion, ideal for them.
What happens if my child comes to LMS Camp and doesn’t like it after the first day? Do I get a refund?

No. We suggest that parents evaluate their situation closely prior to enrolling their child and that should a situation occur where the child indicates they are not “having fun” or “didn’t learn anything”, strongly encourage them to try their best the next day. Children often focus on one thing during the day they did not like but in actuality they had 10 other positive things happen. Another suggestion would be to discuss the situation with the Camp Leader on site as there is often more to the story.

Payment and Credit Details

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or Bank Payment.

When you complete the online enrolment you will be asked to select your preferred method of payment. You will be sent an email that will provide you with the confirmation of registration and invoice with your preferred method of payment. 

Once payment has been received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing and then you will receive an updated statement by email and also your confirmation of enrollment.

What is the Transaction Fee?

There is a 3% transaction fee added to all credit card transactions to cover the fee that credit card processors, for example, charge LMS Camp. This is a non-refundable fee and it is applied at checkout.

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