The Virtual ExCEL Oreos and Abacii Camp is for students with vison loss ages nine (9) to thirteen (13) years old and include a live hour at 3:00 ET, August 1-5, Monday through Friday, and is free to all registrants. We will continue to record these sessions so all have the opportunity to learn. Also included are five at-home extension activities for the camp theme and with the camp supplies that will be sent to the student. Parents, please register your student for the camp that matches their needs. As parents, you know if they would be more appropriately placed with the age level identified. If you are unsure, we suggest reaching out to your teacher of students with visual impairments. And remember, each student must be registered separately and must meet the definition of blindness in your state.
Campers will investigate spatial relations, measurements and basic algebra. Whether they are determining how to construct the tallest Oreo Cookie tower, calculating one- and two-digit multiple numbers fast and accurately using an abacus, or engineering a popsicle stick river dam, campers will build mental images of engineering obstacles, build their scientific practices of panning and carrying out investigations, and perform speedy arithmetic.
Grants are providing students from the United States of America an APH product that will be used during camp so we need registrations completed early! For students to receive items in time for camp, they must have registered for this week by July 22, 2022. Those that register after that date are still welcome to attend; we would suggest working with your teacher of students with visual impairments to procure the product for use during camp as all items are available through Federal Quota.
To make sure we have the correct information for your student, you may be contacted via email to confirm information. We are excited to have your student join our Virtual ExCEL Oreos and Abacii Camp!