Summer Camp

CampVentures®

About our Ages 2 to 12 Summer Camp in Vancouver, WA

Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

Kiddie Academy’s® CampVentures® program turns your child’s ordinary summer into a summer of exciting exploration. Our program inspires imagination through exciting activities, outdoor adventures, field trips and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. CampVentures awakens a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child..

Join us for a summer of discovery and learning including:

-Fields trips aboard the “Big Blue Bus”

-Music and arts

-Special visitors

-Fun STEM activities

-All meals included

Strict health and safety procedures will be followed

While your child is at our Academy, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that they’re in a healthy and safe environment thanks to Health Essentials, our enhanced health and cleaning initiative based on CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Life Essentials®

We have a designated time for learning. Always.®

CampVentures makes summer educational and fun, transforming it into an enjoyable and strong foundation for the future. From preschoolers through elementary school students, we use our Life Essentials® curriculum to reinforce lessons learned during the school year.

2-Year-Old Program

Focus: We stimulate the curiosity and develop the learning of even our smallest campers.

Activities foster creativity and build on skills your child already knows, while recognizing the need to use their bodies as they explore new skills. Our hands-on activities relate to familiar themes. Teachers use finger plays, songs, movement activities and age-appropriate children’s literature – including books that promote sign language and Spanish – to enrich the summer camp experience for 2-year-olds.

Activities

  • Developing fine motor skills and practice writing by creating Scribble Journals.
  • Discovering which toys float and which sink by playing with them in the water table.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child create a Scribble Journal where they can practice writing to develop fine motor skills.
  • Discover which toys float or sink while playing in the pool or tub.

3- and 4-Year-Old Program

Focus: We examine real-world topics.

Our teachers use a project-based approach to involve your child in directing their own learning and investigating topics they help choose. Children participate in activities focusing on language arts, math, science, technology, creative arts, drama, music, movement and character education. The project concludes with an event or project that displays their work and celebrates their achievements.

Activities

  • Making paper airplanes, measuring how far they fly and making a chart to compare the results.
  • Matching numbers to strengthen number recognition.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child make paper airplanes, then measure how far they fly and make a chart to compare the results.
  • Make paper boats and sails, matching the numbers on each to strengthen number recognition.

5-Year-Old and School-Age Program

Focus: We allow your child to direct their learning to their interests.

The project-based approach allows children to select their own learning experience as they explore topics that interest them. Teachers are encouraged to follow each child's lead as they plan activities, like creating an art gallery or preparing a museum. Each child will arrange a culminating event or project and celebrate their work.

Activities

  • Planting and tending a vegetable garden to learn how plants grow.
  • Using clay to make a bug sculpture to help learn the different parts of insects.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Plant a vegetable garden at home and let your child help tend the plants and harvest the vegetables. Ask them to show you the different parts of each plant.
  • Help your child come up with questions and use a digital audio recorder to interview family members to learn about their family history. You can also show them on a map or globe where your family comes from.

Health Essentials

Focus: Keeping your child healthy and safe.

Health Essentials is a set of CDC-based standard operating procedures that can help mitigate the spread of potential infection throughout our Academy. Health Essentials is a key part of our overall COVID-19 response, expanding upon existing disinfection and health protocols that offer parents and staff peace of mind and demonstrates our commitment to creating a healthy and safe environment for learning and working.

Health Essentials guidelines are focused on four principles designed to cover various preventative, protective and corrective measures that address COVID-19:

1. Wellness Education

The solution starts with an understanding.

  • Children learn how following proper hygienic practices can keep them healthy
  • Academy staff receives training and must abide by enhanced health and safety practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2. Enhanced Hygiene

Soap and water is the best solution.

  • Soap and water offer the simplest solution to combat infection
  • Staff increase handwashing frequency
  • All children must wash their hands upon entering their room at the start of each day and all recommended times thereafter in addition to following standard Academy handwashing procedures

3. Healthy Environment

A clean facility keeps families safe.

Academies adhere to advanced cleaning procedures:

  • Nightly cleaning
  • Daily laundering of soft items and bedding
  • Limiting items brought into the Academy

4. Symptom Monitoring

Keeping a watchful eye

  • Temperature monitoring at the Academy entrance.
  • Track symptoms using AcademyLink®
  • Isolate symptomatic children from others immediately upon observation
  • Contact parents for pickup from the Academy
  • Daily health check is completed upon arrival

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How Life Essentials is different

Questions? Answers.

Explore some of the most frequently asked questions from parents.

Q. Do I need to pack a lunch?
A. No. We provide an assortment of healthy, age-appropriate meals and snacks for the children to eat each day.
Q. What are teacher qualifications?
A. All Kiddie Academy teachers must meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers and are required to receive ongoing professional training annually. Many of our Lead Teachers have a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development (or related field). We also require background checks through local, county, state and/or federal agencies prior to employment.
Q. What will my child be doing?
A. Our summer program is built around a series of weekly themes that allow your child to explore and learn in creative and fun ways. Themes may involve field trips (we’ll alert you in advance) or special visitors who make presentations in the Academy.
Q. Are teachers at Vancouver Salmon Creek required to get the COVID vaccine?
A. Yes. At Kiddie Academy of Vancouver-Salmon Creek, we have a vaccine policy in place for our teachers and staff at this Academy. Please contact us for more details about our policies and specific steps we take in each classroom.
Q. Do you accept State DSHS or Working Connections tuition subsidy?
A. No. We do not participate in the Washington State DSHS subsidy program or Working Connections subsidy program.
Q. Are children required to wear masks?
A. Yes. All children 5 and older are required to wear masks per Washington State law.

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