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Camps Programs

Come and Discover Fun and Academic Camps with Us!

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Foundations’ Camp programs combine fun and exciting sports and outdoor activities with educational curriculum and projects. Our lead teachers are degreed teachers, with an average ratio of 1 teacher for every 12 children in each camp. Foundations is nationally accredited by NAEYC & SACS-CASI and upholds these high standards during the Camp program.

Summer Camps: Rising Pre-K through Rising 6th Grade

(Looking for younger age camps? Visit our year-round toddler and preschool program info pages.)

Students can lose up to 30% of their school-year progress in Math, Reading, and Spelling over the summer.* Combat summer learning loss in a fun way, with Foundations engaging summer camp program.

For school age students, Foundations offers camps for rising Pre-K through rising 6th grade, where students are grouped by age (rising Pre-K, rising K/1st students, rising 2nd/3rd grade students, and rising 4th/5th/6th grade students).

• Flexible Schedule: Register only for the days you need
• Education Degreed camp directors
• Low Teacher to Child ratios (other camps have up 25 kids per teacher! We average 1:12.)
• Engaging Weekly Themes
• Weekly Activities include STEM activities, Art, and themed projects
• Weekly on-site events bring the summer fun to the kids (limited travel for their safety)
• Academic reinforcement through journaling, tutoring, reading, spelling, and math refreshers, all presented in fun, creative ways
• Daily play in the multi-sport gym, with gymnastics equipment and rock wall

*Read the Article:“More Than a Hunch: Kids Lose Learning Skills Over the Summer Months” by the National Summer Learning Association

 

2016 Summer Camp Weekly Topics

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Week of 5/30: The Science of Magic: Want to learn some cool magic tricks to impress your family and friends? Do experiments with science and special effects to understand the concepts of math and science behind the scenes. Maybe even learn some tricks from a real magician!

Week of 6/6: Meet the Author: Students will explore and dive into a variety of genres by way of author and illustrator favorites! We will “visit” with popular children’s authors and meet a real children’s book illustrator.

Week of 6/13: STEAM Challenge: Future engineers, put your design skills to the test as you use your imagination to complete a different STEAM challenge each day. Popsicle stick towers, wind powered cars, marble roller coasters, toothpick bridges, and more!

Week of 6/20: Masters of the Arts: Discover a new appreciation for the arts. From music and instruments to art and dance, experience the creativity and freedom that comes with self-expression! Come ready to take home all kinds of unique projects to hang on your walls

Week of 6/27: Symphony of the Senses: Spend this week exploring the 5 senses, focusing on a different sense each day. Search for treasure while blindfolded, put your taste buds to the test, and see what other things you may “sniff” out! Get ready for a hands-on adventure as we observe how the senses function individually and together, just like instruments in a symphony!

Week of 7/5: Call of the Wild!: Learn about the various animal kingdoms and then choose your favorite. Prepare to make some cool animal-inspired projects based off of your investigations of the animal kingdom.

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Week of 7/11: Puppetry Arts: Students will venture into the arts in creating their own puppet show & meet an actual puppeteer! We will visit a magical place where children are educated, enlightened and entertained.

Week of 7/18: Mad Science: Science is all around us! Students will conduct experiments using everyday ingredients to will give them a preview of basic chemistry, including polymers, diffusion, reactions, gas expansion and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Example Summer Camp Daily Schedule

(half day students attend between 8:00-2:30pm; full day students between 6:30-6:30pm)

Academic times are done in a fun, creative, hands-on way, with lots of time for non-academic creative fun and exploration.

6:30-8:00 Arrival in Gym with sports (different primary sport each week) and free play
7:15-7:45 Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Free Play and Board Games
9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting all together, then break into groups for the day
9:15-10:15 Math Group & STEM Group (30 min each): activities based on the theme for the week
10:15-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:30 Reading & Art Groups (30 min each): activities based on the theme for the week
11:30-12:00 Groups share lunch setup; Music & Movement on Mondays; Spanish on Wednesday
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:45-1:30 Outdoors (2 groups); 1st & 3rd Fridays are water slide days!
2:00-4:45 2 days a week reading tutor program with KSU college students, tentative
1:30-2:30 Quiet Reading, Words Their Way Spelling Challenges, & Spelling games, based on the theme for the week
2:00-3:30 PE activity, outdoor time, complete any unfinished activities, afternoon snack
3:30-3:45 Afternoon Meeting, recapping the highlights of the day and planning the rest of the afternoon
3:45-5:00 Break into small groups for afternoon activities, open gym, outdoors
5:00-5:15 Late afternoon snack
5:15-5:30/6:00 Open Gym free choice activities
5:30/6:00-6:30 Take belongings to child care lobby for pickup; play on swing playground at child care building, weather permitting

 

 

 

 

 

Special Event Camps (One Day at a time – Ages 2-12)

Foundations Sponsors “Special Event Camps” throughout the year like our Holiday Shopping Kid’s Camp and various Date Night Camps. Check our events calendar for more upcoming dates.

 

School-Year Camps (When regular schools are out for Holidays or Season Breaks – PreK -12yrs)

When Cobby County Schools are closed for Holiday and breaks, Foundations offers more exciting camp days. Students may choose to attend one or more camp days but must pre-register with the school. Holiday camps follow the same format as Summer Camp days. Call the school to register or register online.

 

For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register, please contact us.

Camps Can Teach Resilience

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Summer camps in general are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development.  The best camp experiences offer opportunities for manageable amounts of risk and responsiblity which leads to growth and decision making opportunities.  Children find themselves with a new group of peers and adults and can start fresh to make friends.  This is a time of celebration and change for children where they can experince life outside their regulated school routines.

  • health and well being
  • self esteem
  • independence
  • leadership
  • friendship skills
  • adventure
  • values & decisions

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Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient – Psychology Today

Foundations School Summer Camp Sessions run the gamut of subject matter.  Children love the variety and exploration and parents love the fact that their children are learning and engaged all through the summer.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nurturing-resilience/201202/summer-camps-make-kids-resilient