Named after the popular fitness program “Boot Camp,” our Boost Camp is a workout for the mind; to help students maintain all they have learned during the academic year. Summer slump, or regression of academic skills during summer vacation is a research proven reality. “All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer,” (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004). (Available: http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=know_the_facts, Feb. 2016).
Our Boost Camp is a fun, creative way for students to maintain their skills through hands-on, multi-disciplinary themes. Past themes include: Insects–where live observations were made and children crafted a model of their own imaginary insect, Reduce, Reuse, Re-cycle—where students each made their own paper from recycled materials and Hawaii—where we investigated volcanoes, crafting bubbling models, and enjoyed Hawaiian shave ice! All while maintaining our grade level specific math and language arts skills!
Boost Camp runs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 5 days a week, during summer sessions for students entering grades 1-4.
Summer Book Club
Students entering grades 5 and 6 can also join us during the summer months to help them maintain and/or foster a love of reading. Summer reading is requirement at most schools, and for some children it can be a challenge. Whether your child loves to read or not, reading with a purpose and entering into a discussion about your reading can motivate readers of any age, enhance comprehension and increase enjoyment of the process.
Summer Book Club will meet during the summer sessions, twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM.
My First Camp
My first camp is our summer programming for students entering preschool through kindergarten, including toddlers! It is an enrichment program where children can enjoy the outdoors and nature in our playground, experiment with water and ice in our outdoor sensory tables and enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, music, and stories in our air-conditioned classrooms. Each week we will explore summer related themes such as camping, beaches, baseball, ice cream and much more! My First Camp runs 9:00 AM-12:00 PM during summer sessions. Choose a format that fits your family’s needs: 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week. It is also a great way to introduce your child to our school before the fall!
Extended Day Options
Families with children attending My First Camp and Boost Camp will be offered early drop off, and extended day into the afternoon, to help families manage their summer schedules. These will be on a drop-in basis, and will have a flat fee for any portion of an hour used.