Kiddie Academy CampVentures®
If you’re looking for a way to keep your child’s learning momentum going through the summer, take a look at CampVentures®, Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care’s school-age summer camp program and curriculum. The program mixes learning with lots of fun summertime activities, including time on our playgrounds, splashing in water, messy art projects, going on field trips and welcoming special visitors at our Academies.
CampVentures uses a project approach to learning, with students working on different themes each week. Here’s a look at some of the typical CampVentures theme-weeks:
- Literature: Comic Books– Children will learn the traits that make superheroes super and craft their own superhero world, complete with original story and villain.
- Science: Seismology– Children will learn about natural geological events, such as erupting volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.
- Ecology:Wetlands– Children will explore the many species of animals and plants that live in the wetlands by creating a wetland ecosystem.
- World Cultures: Asia– By exploring arts, foods, clothing and landscapes, students learn about the cultures, history and geography of Asia (or other continents).
“The culminating projects within the units are a great way to involve children in directing their own learning while they research, investigate and share information about a specific topic. ,” explains Kiddie Academy Vice President of Education, Joy Turner. “Teachers have flexibility and are encouraged to follow the children’s lead as they plan fun and interesting activities for summer learning. The Teachers prompt students to use their imaginations, create their own solutions and investigate themes as they guide the learning process. The children arrange a culminating event or project that not only displays their work but celebrates their achievements.”
Students can also play in our state-of-the-art outdoor space and, explore our activity learning centers where they can explore engineering, messy art and more. School-agers will also work on the STEM Daily Challenge, thinking creatively, solving problems and discovering new concepts on their own. There are also field trips and special guests who come to the Academy for presentations.
Now Enrolling for CampVentures
New students can enroll now for CampVentures, which starts at the beginning of summer break. Currently enrolled children ages 2 and up who remain enrolled over the summer and upwill also participate in CampVentures. The special summer curriculum relates to familiar themes they’ve been introduced to during the school year. Two-year-olds will learn through fingerplays, songs, movement activities and quality children’s literature, including books that promote sign language and Spanish. Our 3- and 4-year-olds will take in-depth looks at real-world topics relevant to them and participate in STEM and arts activities.
Turn your child’s ordinary summer vacation into a summer of exploration and discovery. Find out more about how CampVentures awakens a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child.