Expanding the Reach of Camp through Schools

My oldest child, Jane, once said she wished camp could be all year. Naturally, I asked her why, and she said, “We get to do everything at camp — when we hike in the woods, the camp staff tells stories about the plants and trees. It makes it easier to remember them. My camp friends care about me. They want me to make it to the top of the climbing tower. I’m not afraid to do things at camp that I am at school. Camp is happy. I love my camp friends. Grades, clothes, and money do not matter at camp. We see each other for who we really are.”

Summer Learning Resources

During the summer children experience “summer learning loss” when they are not involved in high quality programs with opportunities for skill building.  As a result, young people can forget up to 2 months of academic instruction, particularly in the areas of reading and math when they are not in school. Camps and other youth development programs provide the opportunity to reduce summer learning loss in an expanded learning environment where children are engaged experientially and have an opportunity for additional academic enrichment. 

Summer Reading Challenge - How Camps Can Help Campers Reach a New World Record

Recent research from The Kids & Family Reading Report indicates that 91% of kids say that their favorite books are the ones they picked out themselves — and summer is the perfect time for kids to enjoy those fun books.

Explore 30 Camp Reading Program

The Challenge

During the summer children experience “summer learning loss” when they are not involved in high quality programs with opportunities for skill building.  As a result, young people can forget up to 2 months of academic instruction, particularly in the areas of reading and math when they are not in school. Camps and other youth development programs provide the opportunity to reduce summer learning loss in an expanded learning environment where children are engaged experientially and have an opportunity for additional academic enrichment.

Creating Educational Partnerships with Colleges & Universities

Enhance Staff Recruitment and Develop Future Organizational Leaders. Discover how to create a professional presence on campus by becoming a member of the educational team. Various opportunities for collaboration in classes, fieldwork, internships and research will be discussed which will lead to quality staff referrals, partnership projects and future organizational leader development.

LEARNER OUTCOMES:
Through this webinar, participants will learn:

Year-Round Education of Children and Youth

American Camp Association Position and Resources

Educator Online Course Package

Knowing is not enough we must apply.  Willing is not enough we must do.
~ von Goethe