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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 selected summer sessions.
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 all 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!
Mind-Body Wellness Yoga Camp
Our children are under more pressure these days than we ever saw at their age. Between high stakes testing, highly scheduled afternoons and just the frustrations that sometimes come with being a kid, our children need to know how to take care of themselves with skills and techniques to help them remain positive. Our Mind-Body Wellness Yoga camp is designed for school age children entering grades 1-3. It will introduce campers to various ways to monitor stress and feelings, as well as strategies
to use when frustration occurs. The camp will integrate yoga, literature, journal writing reflection and fun! Our Yoga instructor, Christine Gallo, is an experienced, certified yoga instructor for children as well as a highly qualified teacher for elementary education.
The Mind-Body Wellness Yoga Camp is scheduled to run for one session this summer. Enrolled campers may register for our Early Drop-Off, Lunch Bunch or Afternoon Stay and Play programs if extended care is needed.
Do you have a budding young artist at home, or a child that just loves to do arts and crafts? Our Art Camp will be the perfect fit! Art Camp will explore various materials, approaches and artists. It is designed for all abilities, for students entering grades 2-5. Our Art instructor, Diane Henries, is a highly qualified elementary art teacher with many years’ experience.
Our Art Camp will run for selected sessions this summer. Enrolled campers may also register for our Early Drop-Off, Lunch Bunch or Afternoon Stay and Play programs if extended care is needed.
Our Dance Camp is designed for children of all abilities, entering grades 1-5, and is a fun, safe way for your child to experience dance. Our camp will explore various styles of dance: ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical. Our dance instructor, Becky Henries has many years’ experience teaching dance and creating medal winning choreography for Dawn’s School of Dance in Northborough .
Our Dance Camp will run selected sessions this summer. Each session will culminate in a small performance for friends and families after drop-off on the final day. Enrolled campers may also register for our Early Drop-Off, Lunch Bunch or Afternoon Stay and Play programs if extended care is needed.
Extended Day Options
Families with children attending any of our Day Camps will be offered early drop off, and extended day into the afternoon, to help families manage their summer schedules. Early Drop off, and our Lunch Bunch (12:00-1:00 PM) will be on a drop-in basis, and will have a flat fee for any portion of an hour used. Our extended Afternoon Stay and Play will require pre-registration; details are below.
Afternoon Stay and Play
Do you need all day care for your child this summer? We’re here to help working families with their summer schedules. Children enrolled in our morning camps who need all day care can sign up for our Afternoon Stay and Play program. These children will participate in our Lunch Bunch program (social lunch and recess) followed by a quiet time (books, puzzles, listening to music, etc.). The afternoon will then be filled with more fun activities, games and outdoor time. Afternoon Stay and Play will be on a pre-registration basis and will run from the close of our morning camps at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a flat fee.