This summer, hop on board as we take you through a journey, traveling through time, and experiencing the most magnificent wonders of the Islamic world! This virtual camp is a chance to use your imagination and creativity in hands on experiences - indoors and out - create lasting friendships, and nurture your connection to figures in Islamic history.
Given the pandemic, the MYCC Summer Camp team worked hard to put together a virtual Islamic summer camp experience just for our campers. This camp has minimal screen time and most supplies can be found around your house/yard (supply list will be provided before the start of camp) or purchased for a low price. Campers will participate and communicate with the MYCC teachers and counselors using Zoom and Seesaw (access provided by MYCC). Campers will gather on Zoom for a short morning meeting for morning adhkar, a brief story relating to ideal Muslim character, and an introduction to the day's activities. On Seesaw, the campers will be guided through a daily project and be invited to submit photos or videos of their creations and interact with other campers.
How much will I spend on supplies?
We plan to keep the cost for supplies as low as possible. Many activities will require materials you already have around the house (recyclables, basic art supplies), in your yard or nearby park, or materials that can be purchased for a low price. Whenever possible, we will use free materials.
What is the weekly schedule like?
What are the hours like?
The amount of time spent on the activities in Seesaw is dependent on the type of activity and how much time the camper puts into it but in general you shouldn't expect the activities to take very long.
What time will the daily Zoom call be?
Campers will gather on Zoom for a short morning meeting from 10:00am EST-10:30am EST (approximate ending time) for morning adhkar, a brief story relating to ideal Muslim character, and an introduction to the day's activities.
How long are the sessions?
Each session is 4 weeks, Monday-Thursday. We do not meet on Fridays. There are 2 4-week sessions. Eid al Adha falls in Session 2 and is expected to be on a Friday (not a camp day). Session 1 is 6/29-7/23. Session 2 is 7/27-8/20.
How much time do parents have to put in?
Parents should expect to be with their kids while they are in the morning Zoom meeting for approximately 30 minutes 4 days a week. In addition, parents will help their children access the activities in Seesaw (access provided by MYCC) and post videos/audio/photos/etc as appropriate in their Zoom account.
What security precautions are in place?
The best practices for privacy and security will be followed for all online platforms. All camp participants must abide by Zoom and Seesaw's regulations. Access to the Zoom call and Seesaw will be restricted to MYCC campers and staff and passwords will be required for access. Links will not be shared publicly. MYCC staff will be monitoring all online interactions and parents are required to monitor their children’s online interactions as they would in any situation and to immediately report any issues to the MYCC Board of Directors at email@example.com.
What kind of supplies do i need?
A supply list will be provided to parents before the start of camp.