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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

 

2019 Summer Camp Schedule for K-6th

(Pre-K camp has different field trip days but same weekly themes)

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Week of 5/23: Relax & Unwind 1.0

Week of 5/29: Passport to Summer Fun

Event: 5/28 + 5/30 — Kennesaw Mountain Hike and Picnic

Water Day — Wednesday, May 29th (Water Slide)

Week of 6/3: Artistic Creations

Event: 6/5 — PEA Studio Guided Art (In House)

Water Day — Friday, June 7th (Sprinkler Playground)

Week of 6/10: Warrior Week

Event: 6/14 — Obstacle Course

Week of 6/17: Moovin’ & Groovin’

Event: 6/19 — Music Is Magic: Bruce Bernstein (In House)

Water Day — Friday, June 21st (Sprinkler Playground)

Week of 6/24: Animal Planet

Event: 6/25 — My Reptile Guys – Atlanta (In House)

Water Day — Friday, June 28th (Sprinkler Playground)

Week of 7/1: Summer Camp Showdown

Event: Daily — Different Minute to Win It games each day!

Water Day — Wednesday, July 3rd (Waterslide)

Week of 7/8: Enchanted Earth

Event: 7/10 + 7/11 — Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Week of 7/15: Crazy Concoctions

Event: 7/19 — Science Made Fun Atlanta – Hi Touch Hi Tech

Water Day — Friday, July 19th (Sprinkler Playground)

Week of 7/22: The Greatest Showman!

Event: 7/24 — Zumba for Kids – Nexplore USA

FUN FRIDAY — Friday, July 26th (Obstacle/Bounce House)

Week of 7/29: Relax & Unwind 2.0

 

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
9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting all together, then break into groups for the day
9:30-10:00 Snack
10:00-12:00 Math Group, STEM Group, Reading & Outdoors (30 min each): activities based on the theme for the week
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Art Rotation
1:00-2:00 Quiet Time / Reading / Games
2:00-4:00 2 days a week reading tutor program with KSU college students, tentative / Once a week Special Event: Water Days, Bounce Houses, Etc.(dates reflected on schedule above)
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 Cobb 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