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#ECOOcamp Owen Sound

The concept of #ECOOcamps was initiated with the 2017-18 Board of Directors.  The #ECOOcamp model is a unique learning experience customized to suit the needs of the participants in the location of the #ECOOcamp.  The first #ECOOcamp was held in Owen Sound in April 2018.

Following on the success of the first #ECOOcamp, this year’s #ECOOcamp was held May 4.  Highlights from the final report for the event presented to the Board of Directors is as follows:

Date:  May 4, 2019
Location:  Owen Sound District Secondary School
Online presence:  TeachOntario   Attendease
Attendance (checked in via Attendease):  44 (28 paid registrations)

Keynotes:  Peter Skillen and Jen Giffen

Schedule / Sessions

Bill Legate, BWDSB
Christy Hopcroft, BGCDSB
Peter McAsh, President, ECOO
Doug Peterson, Past President, ECOO

Twitter Stats and Moment for #ecoocamp – Bill reported that #ecoocamp was trending in Ontario during the event.

A small but mighty event.  Every participant took home a door prize.  All the participant names were re-entered for the final 3 door prizes – 3-day pass to BIT, $325 credit to BGDCSB tech shop, new Lenvono laptop for BWDSB participant.

BGCDSB has already expressed interest for #ECOOcamp 2020 with a suggested location of Walkerton.  BWDSB has suggested they would like to host in 2021 in Hanover in a new K-12 that will be completed by then.


It is recommended to the ECOO Board of Directors 2019-2020 that #ECOOcamp Owen Sound be continued, with a likely name change to #ECOOcamp Walkerton.