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Spring Vacation Camp
« on: February 12, 2014, 02:41:27 pm »
My school is forcing me to do an extra camp this year. I am really annoyed. Are they allowed to force me to do two camps (winter and spring)? My school likes to be annoying.  Has anyone ever had to do a winter and spring camp?


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 02:45:20 pm »
did you take your vacation already? technically, you have to go into work if you're not on vacation. i would rather teach a camp than deskwarm, personally. there are lots of materials on this site to help you plan a camp. have a look through and see what strikes your fancy.
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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 02:58:21 pm »
I thought it was standard? I do 3 weeks of camp each school year.  Usually two weeks in winter and one week in summer.

How many weeks have you done so far?


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 02:58:47 pm »
Of course they can have you do a spring camp.  You're working and you can work up to 22 hours during the week.  They're just using their time wisely.  It's a pain in the ass but it's legit. 


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 03:01:45 pm »
I would rather teach a camp than deskwarm, personally.

^ Agreed!

For the past 2 years I have had 2 weeks of camp throughout the winter break, another week during 'spring break', and 2 weeks during the summer. I'm honestly not trying to be rude but... I'm not quite sure I understand why you (a teacher) being asked to teach would be a source of annoyance for you.


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:02:37 pm »
I completed three weeks of summer camp, one week of winter camp and now I have two straight weeks of spring camp.

I agree with another poster, it is better than deskwarming. Compared to my last contract it stinks because that school gave me extra vacation time, no deskwarming after camp, etc but I enjoy this school too. Overall I don't mind it.


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 03:08:14 pm »
I completed three weeks of summer camp, one week of winter camp and now I have two straight weeks of spring camp.

I agree with another poster, it is better than deskwarming. Compared to my last contract it stinks because that school gave me extra vacation time, no deskwarming after camp, etc but I enjoy this school too. Overall I don't mind it.

That sounds like you are one week too much of camp. Usually teachers only have to do 5 weeks not 6.


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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 03:12:42 pm »
SMOE states 5 weeks of camps, so most schools do 3 in winter and 2 in summer but they can ask you to do more if you are deskwarming.
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Re: Spring Vacation Camp
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 03:17:40 pm »
I'm taking my vacation over this spring break, but I had to do 5 weeks of different camps/classes this winter break. 2 weeks were called "winter camp" and the other 3 were "low-level classes." In the end, I only had 2 days of straight deskwarming. I didn't mind it, though, because it at least got me up and moving around for 2-4 hours a day.