Students at WLPS engage in an overnight school sleepover or enjoy off-site overnight camps (one or two nights duration).
School camps provide children with the opportunity to develop their social skills, independence and resilience, and increase environmental awareness.
Camp activities usually involve teamwork. This is a great way to not only strengthen established friendships but also helps to develop new friendships by connecting children who may not interact regularly at school. Through these team challenges, students develop supportive relationships with their peers and teachers. While on camp, children have the opportunity to learn about understanding, caring and acceptance.
For some students, school camp can be the first time that they are away from family and home. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn independence, resilience and self-reliance.
On camp, children engage in nature-based activities. Hands-on outdoor activities can stimulate the senses and facilitate learning. Through this process, children become more aware of the world around them and develop an appreciation of nature.