Parents and teachers alike often wonder, “What is summer learning loss? How does it affect my children/students?” It’s also tough for parents to envision filling a lazy beach day with fractions or stretching out in the back seat on a road trip practicing decoding with your child. Fortunately, Green Acres has a solution: Reading and Math Clubs at camp!
Most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in reading and mathematical computation skills over the summer months—what educators and researchers refer to as “summer learning loss” or “summer brain drain.” To support our senior campers, Green Acres Camp offers both a Reading and Math Club class. Campers in grades 2–6 can enjoy one morning activity period of academic enrichment at no additional charge. These classes are scaffolded to meet the needs of diverse learners while being really fun and engaging!
At the end of the session, a summary report from the Reading or Math Club instructor is emailed to each parent/guardian describing the camper’s success, as well as areas in which the camper can continue practicing during the remaining weeks of the summer. Raz Kids and Splash Math are available for campers until the end of August, so learning and progress can continue!
Parents can choose either Reading Club OR Math Club and it will only be offered during Session 1. The classes are contingent upon an adequate number of sign-ups. To register, you must email the Camp Office by May 17.
*Please also let your camper know that the club will be in lieu of one activity choice.