E3- E-Learning Enrichment Experience


Walcamp's E3 Program!

This hybrid of e-learning, education enrichment, outdoor exploration and recreation is available to 5th grade students of the Genoa Kingston School District, with plans to expand and adapt the program to meet the ongoing needs of students and families in our community.

The intent of this experience is to enrich your child's e-learning in an environment that provides face-to-face interaction and balances screen time with outdoor and enrichment activities. Walcamp’s E3 program is overseen by Program Director, Ben Konrad, who has a master’s degree in education and fourteen years of experience working with youth in both classroom and outdoor education environments.

Program Benefits:
Students that attend our E3 program will experience a well-rounded experience that includes both facilitated e-learning through the GK School District, experiential learning led by WalCamp Outdoor Education team, and recreation time. 
  The best of all worlds!

E3 Program Overview:
Students will attend Walcamp on their e-learning days designated by the GK School District.  Tentatively, if your last name begins with A-L you would attend Walcamp on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays.  If your last name begins with M-Z you would attend WalCamp on Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays.

Program Highlights:

  • Walcamp plans to work closely with the School District to keep their programs in sync and provide your child with the best of both worlds. All of GK’s E-learning coursework can be facilitated on-site.
  • Covid-19 Safe Environment
    • Walcamp has provided a Covid-19 safe, quality day camp program since June 1st, 2020; the first program of its kind to open in northern Illinois this summer!
    • Walcamp follows IDPH Guidelines for this industry
    • Walcamp facilities are disinfected frequently during the day, using CDC Disinfecting Procedures
    • Participants will spend as much time outdoors as possible and practice social distancing in all activities. (This helps participants whose masks distract them from learning and those who prefer not to wear masks for extended lengths of time)
    • Students attend in small groups, with a 20 child maximum per day. (This number may expand according to needs, as additional building space and staff are dedicated to the E3 program)
  • A two-week program that parallels the GK School Districts Hybrid Learning Plan
    • Each 2 week period (five days at Walcamp, 5 Days at GK) alternates e-learning and enrichment times throughout the day. Some of the enrichment activities include
      • Basic Computer Coding
      • Cooking
      • Creative Writing
      • Music
      • Photography
      • Survival Skills
      • Wood Working
    • WalCamp monitors attendance and provides a report to your child’s school
    • WalCamp staff can work in partnership with a student's teacher to maintain continuity in your child’s learning experience
    • Walcamp’s student to facilitator ratios will never exceed 15-1
    • Walcamp will provide parents with one point of contact, Ben Konrad, Program Director for all questions and concerns. 
  • Walcamp E3 hours are 7:30pm-5:00pm. Lunches are included, as are morning and afternoon snacks
  • Cost per week is $180. A tax credit for Child and Dependent Care is available for all your program costs. (See your tax professional for tax advice)
  • Walcamp is accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA accreditation assures families that their camp has made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children. ACA Standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp community.  For more information on what it means to be accredited please visit: https://www.acacamps.org/campers-families/planning-camp/preparing-camp/fun-safety-aca-accredited-camps-set-standard
  • Walcamp is licensed as a Camp by the State of Illinois. Its staff members and programs are not a registered education facility and are not regulated by DCFS
  • Please see the Walcamp E3 Parent Handbook for specific program details
  • Program Begins 8-24-2020 with orientation on either Wednesday 8-19 or Thursday 8-25-2020
  • All WalCamp staff has passed background checks
  • References are available upon request

For more information please call our office at 815-784-5141 or email office@Walcamp.org