If you made it to our website, you may have noticed that A Grade Ahead offers Educational Enrichment Camps (or maybe you didn’t notice but are now very intrigued)! We offer various educational summer camps because of the clear benefits that they have on children’s academic achievements. One goal of these camps is to make learning fun. Our educational enrichment camps help prevent summer learning loss and help your child continue a mindset of learning. Before you sign up, you may be wondering, what exactly are educational enrichment summer camps?
Are Educational Enrichment Camps a Worthwhile Experience?
Educational Enrichment Camps are week-long programs that take place over the summer months. They have all the fun of summer camps and all the learning of educational enrichment! Their main focus is to keep your child learning while school is out, while also keeping the material entertaining and exciting!
Studies have shown that summer months are when the biggest gaps form between high and low achieving students, and the reason is that low achievers are not actively learning, and they may even be forgetting previously-learned material. For more information about this, check out another one of our blog posts!
A Grade Ahead offers small class size with qualified instructors, ensuring that campers have enough one-on-one attention and opportunities to engage in the week-long activities. You can also be assured that these camps offer a different curriculum than what your child would typically study throughout a school year, allowing them to learn something new!
A Grade Ahead holds its own Educational Enrichment Camps, as we think all of our students have the potential to succeed academically. This year, camps are being offered in Math, Science, and even History and Writing, and they are designed for students in rising 1st through 6th grades. All camps are held at both the Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, and at the Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio. Are you interested in camps but not in the central Ohio area? Be sure to keep checking in with your local academy to see if enrichment camps are being offered this summer near you!
Educational Enrichment Camps that A Grade Ahead offers in Summer 2023:
Help Matt the Magician become a mathematician! Rising 1st through 3rd graders will apply their math skills, along with learning some new ones, to assist Matt as he journeys around Math Island. But, alas, no journey is complete without obstacles! These obstacles will require students to apply their learning in fractions, time, money, graphs, measurement, and so much more. Is your student ready to become a mathematician?
Matt the Magician successfully completed his journey to become a mathematician. Now he is ready for the next challenge: competing at the annual math competition. Rising 3rd to 5th graders will be challenged as they compete individually and in groups to apply their mathematical skills. Students will see a variety of topics throughout the week including PEMDAS, decimals, fractions, 3D shapes, metric system, and so much more. Is your student ready to win the competition?
Hop in our Jeep or submarine and explore with us! Students in rising 3rd-5th grades will examine different ecosystems and how animals behave and interact with one another. Through project-based learning and activities, our student-centered curriculum will make biology fun and understandable.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cast a vote for the Constitution in 1700s America? What if you could write your own myth in ancient Greece? Or create a haiku after exploring famous Japanese landmarks? Experience all of this and more when you power up your time machine for Time Traveler Tales! In this camp for rising 4th-6th graders that combines both history and writing, students will weave through time, diving into a variety of different cultures, landmarks, and historical events. At each stop on their travels, students will learn about one new writing style, using it to enrich their experience of a historical topic. Interactive games, group activities, and crafts will further enhance students’ journeys. Your seat awaits on this journey to the past, launching in 3…2…1!
As you can see, there are many opportunities for your children to stay enriched and involved in their education, even when the schools close down for the summer. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Check out all of the information that shows how year-round educational enrichment programs are proven to put your kid ahead of the class at the start of each new school year. If you live outside the area of an A Grade Ahead academy, you can always sign up for Enrichment at Home! This program allows students to reap the same enrichment rewards with convenient, mailed material.
We want to know: what is holding you back from signing up for enrichment camps? What questions do you still have?
Original Author: Morgan L., Curriculum Assistant and Teacher at A Grade Ahead
Revised by: Pamela Crum, Teacher at A Grade Ahead
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