Even though winter is only a month old, we’re already in prime planning mode for summer. Summer is a time for rest, relaxation, play, and exploration. At Soundview, we have seven weeks of summer camps for our preschool through fifth grade students. Plus, this year we are introducing a limited number of middle school camps!
From July 1 to August 16, students can dive into week-long inquiry projects, explore, take risks, and make new friends in a safe, caring environment. Studies have found that camps help children develop relationship skills, a stronger sense of self, and an appreciation of people with attitudes, values, and abilities different from their own. Additionally, camp can reduce the “summer slide,” or the decline in academic skills that occurs when school is not in session.
Soundview’s summer camp is modeled after Soundview core beliefs. It is inquiry- and play-based, with a focus on social-emotional skills, environmental stewardship, and leadership. Students learn in small, tight-knit multi-age groups, working together to explore central concept with the help of qualified teachers. The weekly themes drive the projects, field trips, and experiences of the campers. Much of our learning occurs outdoors and in the community. Our elementary and middle school camps generally take at least one field trip each week, while some weeks are entirely field-trip based such as the Wilderness Hiking camp.
Our camps are open to the public and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended care from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Ms. Molly, Mr. Chuck, and Ms. Carly will be leading camp all summer with guest instructors including Ms. Berkley, Mrs. Norcross, and Mrs. Higgins. For camp descriptions and online registration, visit https://www.soundview.org/summercamp. All camps are $10 off if you register by April 1!