Concordia to offer new language and math camp

The university's athletics department is adding camps that will have a lot of physical activity while honing some cognitive skills

Two new camps are coming to Concordia this summer, with the hope of not only brushing up your child’s French and math skills, but to also keep them physically active. Concordia Athletics will be offering a language camp and a math skills camp at its Loyola campus this summer.

With the help of the university’s education, math and statistics departments, the goal of these camps is to make sure students are not sitting behind a desk all summer, much like they do during the school year. “We want to provide an educational component to each camp, for kids who are physically active but also are interested in other parts of education, such as learning through play, and through games and activities,” said Krzysiek Kmiecik, Concordia camp director and community programming coordinator.

The language camp will help the kids improve their French skills and vocabulary, while the math camp will engage kids in activities that will stimulate their minds, says Kmiecik. “Hopefully, [the camp can] intrigue kids to learn mathematics through games and activities,” he said.

Students from the education department at Concordia will run the French language camp, while the math and statistics students will run the math camp. The varsity athletes will be leading the physical activities.

Kmiecik said that the kids will start off the day playing a sport, then they’ll break for a snack, then have some time in a classroom. After lunch, they’ll participate in some kind of physical activity and have some more time in a classroom.

The math camp is designed for kids aged 8 to 10 and 11 to 13 and the language camp is open to kids aged 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. There are 20 spots available for each age group, per camp.

The math camp for the 8- to 10-year-olds, as well as the language camp for the 10- to 12-year-olds will run for three weeks from July 20 to August 7. The language camp for the 7- to 9-year-olds, as well as the math camp for the 11- to 13-year-olds, will also run for three weeks from August 10 to 28. The cost is $300 per week.

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