The Summer Camp Experience
The Summer Camp Experience
Did you know that during the summer children and teens can lose about two months’ worth of math and reading skills? At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia we make sure that is not the case for our Club Kids. Our well developed programs create a bridge that helps our students maintain and advance their knowledge for the coming school year. Below are some of the programs we implement during our Summer Camp.
Summer Brain Gain is a summer learning loss prevention program that consists of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach that aligns with common core anchor standards as well as social and emotional growth and learning. Our youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production.
Money Matters: Make it Count teaches teens how to set goals, budget, save, and invest. Club mentors, volunteers, and sponsors support our youth’s endeavor in developing the financial skills that can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success. Our Club Kids get to practice their financial decision-making skills through fun, engaging digital tools and games. The financial decisions that young people make today will impact their future. That’s why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia prepare our Club Kids with practical programs like Money Matters.
DIY STEM is a hands-on STEM curriculum which provides our youth with simple and fun activities and experiences. This program focuses on scientific principles that include technology, engineering, math, and science. More specifically, our DIY STEM program contains activities on Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, and Science of Sports. STEM exposure is essential for all youth during their developmental years because it helps build a foundation that can lead to success in these disciplines.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul is our proven health and wellness program that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition by using our three key components, mind, body, and soul. The mind component focuses on building healthy habits and behaviors so that our youth can easily practice and identify them. The body component focuses on building physical ability, confidence, and motivation. While the soul component focuses on our youth’s social and emotional development with themselves and others. This builds skills on emotional regulation, healthy relationships and responsible decision-making. Healthy Habits is a program that emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. It’s rooted into every part of the Club Experience and contributes to the mind component of our program, Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul.