The Avon Maitland District School Board Capture Canada summer camp was hosted earlier this summer. We welcomed 42 students and 4 adult chaperones from Kunshan Tonghai Experimental Middle School near Shanghai, China. Students learned English and experienced all that Stratford and surrounding area has to offer, including Wildwood, Goderich, Niagara Falls and Toronto.
Over 20 Avon Maitland students volunteered to assist at the camp. Superintendent Jodie Baker was thrilled to have so many of her students volunteering. “Principal Chen was hoping that his students would be able to get to know Ontario students, and it is wonderful that we had so many willing to volunteer to be part of the camp. We had them partner with the students from China for some activities where they had to compare life in China to life in Ontario, in addition to participating in the excursions.”
This year, the students stayed at the As You Like It motel in Stratford. This was a change from the usual homestay program hosted by Avon Maitland, although that program continues to run. Avon Maitland is always looking for homestay families for their International student (school year) program. Families who are interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.