CampVentures® – Kiddie Academy’s Summer Program
March 20, 2019
Posted in: Curriculum
It’s hard to believe, but summer will be here before you know it. If you’re wondering how you’re going to keep your children learning and exploring once school is out, let me introduce you to a summer experience with the fun and learning you’ve come to expect from Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care.
CampVentures® is Kiddie Academy’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 immerses elementary school students in different themes each week,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education. “They’ll work on fun, week-long projects and will have the opportunity to play in our state-of-the-art outdoor space. They can take part in many planned activities around the weekly theme, as well as have plenty of center time where they can explore LEGO® robotics, 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. We’ll also take several field trips and have many special guests come to the Academy for presentations.”
Currently enrolled children also participate in CampVentures. They’ll enjoy hands-on, self-directed activities relating 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. They’ll also take part in STEM and arts activities.
CampVentures uses a project approach to learning. The project approach is a great way to involve children in directing their own learning while investigating topics they help choose. Teachers have flexibility and are encouraged to follow the children’s lead as they plan fun and interesting activities for summer learning. Teachers will 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.
Here’s a look at a typical CampVentures theme-week schedule from one of our Academies:
Theme: The Human Body
How our bodies work
Plan and prepare our field day
Discovering healthy foods
Park Day: Field trip to local park
Field Day: athletic events
Turn your child’s ordinary summer vacation into a summer of exploration. Find out more about how CampVentures will awaken a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child.
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