Are students required to have their own computer? What technology is required?
For all programs where there is a credit course involved, students should plan to bring an Apple compatible laptop. Our Information Services department will support students in accessing the school network and any relevant software programs.
Students in Grade 9 Prep should bring a cell phone, but do not need a laptop or computer.
The Dance Intensive program does not have any technology requirements.
Please note: all students, day and overnight, should have access to a cell phone or computer where they can complete a COVID assessment each morning, if required based on public health requirements at the time of programming.
Some of the courses have overnight camping. What are the expectations for day students in this case?
For any of the camping excursions, all students, day and overnight, are expected to participate fully. The pricing reflects this arrangement. Location of the camping experiences depends on the program, but most camping experiences will be local. Are all programs Monday - Friday?
No. Our programs are run as intensive experiences, and only two--Dance Intensive
and Grove Prep for Gade 9
--are Monday to Friday only.
The Learning Languages through the Outdoors
courses run seven days/week, although students will have quiet days when they can catch up and take time for themselves--not necessarily on a weekend day. The exact schedule will be available in June.
course and the Blended Learning
courses have classes Mondays through Saturdays for the in-person part of the course: three Saturdays in total for Seed-to-Table students, and one Saturday only for blended learning students. Day and overnight students must attend scheduled Saturday classes and activities programming. What will weekend programming look like for overnight students on days when there are no classes?
Students will have a full schedule on non-class days, with some time allotted to study, some to recreation/free time, and some to excursions in the local community, COVID-permitting. Will there be bussing for day students?
Currently there is no bussing available for day students for our summer program. If the number of day students makes it viable, we would consider providing bussing from a central pick-up in Peterborough at an additional cost. What does a daily schedule look like?
A sample Monday through Saturday schedule for overnight and day students in blended courses, Grove Prep for Grade 9, and Seed-to-Table would follow the pattern below. Languages through the Outdoors programs differ because of camping excursions and language immersion, and the Dance Intensive program will have a unique dance-specific schedule.
7:45 - 8:15 am
8:15 - 8:25 am
Day Student Drop-Off
8:30 - 8:45 am
8:50 - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:15 pm
1:30 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Free Time and Day Student Pick-Up
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:45 pm
Evening Outdoor Event
8:00 - 9:45 pm
9:45 - 10:15 pm
Snack and Reflection
Do you have a list of the sports students will have the opportunity to practice during the program?
Students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports. We will focus on individual technical skills, and also have the opportunity for gameplay. Examples of sports and activities include soccer, basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, field hockey, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and canoeing.
What is the LCS Summer Academy & Program’s policy on use of mobile phones? Are students allowed to use them while at the Summer Academy?
Yes, students may bring their mobile phone with them. LCS will provide students with guidelines for their use. At certain times (during class, when on camping trips, after lights out, during meals, during morning Chapel), students will not be permitted to have access to their phones.
To encourage healthy sleeping habits, all LCS Summer Academy & Program Students will be asked to turn in their technology to the residential staff on duty prior to lights out.
What is the dress code while on campus?
There is no uniform required for our Summer Academy, but during the academic portion of the schedule and at all meals, campers should be in clean casual dress. In summer months, clean casual clothes would include lightweight pants, shorts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts with sneakers or sturdy sandals. Breathable, quick-dry materials are best for outdoors activities. During special programming, campers will be instructed what attire is required (i.e., camping trips, swimming, ropes course and field trips).
Students are expected to be outdoors every day in all weather, so must dress for weather conditions and wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy and safe movement. Staff will help students to prepare proper clothing and supplies prior to the activities. The packing list will indicate appropriate and inappropriate clothing choices.
Will attendance be taken?
Attendance at classes and all scheduled activities is compulsory (including afternoon programming, excursions, and camping trips). Should a student need to miss class time or activity time for a personal or medical reason, they must report to their Residential Staff on duty or to their teacher and arrangements will be made for the student to receive the required support. Any unreported absence from classes or scheduled program activities will result in an Unexcused Absence, and parents will be informed.
What if a student needs to miss a block of time?
Summer Academy courses are condensed and move very quickly. A student would probably be able to catch up from missing one or two days of classes, but more than that would make it very difficult to complete the course successfully.