Kids can now enroll in Cities In Schools’ summer day camp, an educational camp that runs from June 4 to July 27.
This will mark Cities in Schools Director Teri Tolbert’s first summer with the organization. She said the day camp is for students in pre-K through fifth grade.
“We provide a structured environment for our kids, and a little work over the summer to stop that learning loss that can occur between May and August,” Tolbert said.
The organization can accommodate about 200 children.
“When we reach that, we won’t be able to enroll anymore,” Tolbert said. “It’s been pretty steady right now, as we move closer to the end of school we’ll start to see more enrollment.”
Day camp lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The program costs $50 a week, and there are a limited number of scholarships available. Enrollment includes breakfast, lunch and a snack for each student.
“We’ll have about two hours in the morning dedicated to literacy enrichment, and we also cover math, art and other subjects,” Tolbert said.
Afternoons are usually dedicated to educational field trips, fun activities, or free play
depending on the day. Tolbert said field trip destinations include The Goddard Center, public libraries, the water park, skating, bowling and the Greater Southwest Historical Museum.
“Our goal is to make sure we’re trying to enhance and enrich our students’ literacy skills to give them that extra help to be successful, to strengthen what they’re doing at school.”