The Summer Camp Program is designed to reach between 140 and 160 children ages 7-12 with academic reinforcement in basic grade level reading, writing, math, and science using research-based curricula, certified teachers (over eight teachers in 2009), and trained volunteers.
Special emphasis is placed on individual attention with less than 12 children per class, pre and post tests, LEAP preparation, and material that compliments school programs e.g. science, computers, and arts. Kids are provided with free breakfast and lunch every day. (Click to sign your child up for camp.)
The Summer Camp Program operates at Israelite Baptist Church as well as Mcdonough City Park Academy over the months of June and July from Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 5:30 and provides not only academic support, but also exciting enrichment and recreation opportunities, including Friday Field Trips to locales such as the zoo, area museums, the aquarium, and even to the state capital in Baton Rouge. The camp is run by volunteer tutors from a variety of schools and colleges-- including Jesuit High School, University of North Carolina and Duke University-- to reinforce learning. (Click for volunteer information.)
Activities include a wide variety of sports (everything from football, basketball, and kickball to red rover, battleball, and blob tag), physical fitness training, art, singing, dance, games, computer time, reading, science experiments, acting, magic, cooking, gardening, jumprope, chalk and bubble time, marching, swimming, slip-n-slide, board games, and a camp favorite, karate. (Click for more camp photos.)
Reading Instruction: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Math Instruction 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Fun Recreational Activities: 12:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Snack: 3:00-3:25 p.m.
Fun Recreation Activities: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Journal Writing: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.