About Growing Minds

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January 28, 2011 | no comments

Growing Minds Day Camp - Governor's OfficeGrowing Minds Day Camp was founded on the principle that providing positive alternatives to children makes all the difference. Our overall purpose is to build a bridge between summer and school-time learning. In America school is known as work and summer is play; however, this spellbinding view of summer is the contributing factor of summer learning loss. Research shows that summer learning loss could be the cause for approximately two-thirds of the achievement gap.

The learning gap occurs, unless we make a conscious change which is why children need more time with guided instruction about the world, more time reading or visiting museums and nature centers, and more time with mentors. More importantly they need time just being children, which is ultimately how young people excel. This is because they have the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

Campers between the ages of four and thirteen will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities both on- and off-site as well as weekly swimming lessons. All activities, snacks and extended hours are included in the tuition at no additional cost. Our program activities teach effective communication, leadership, and social skills that will lead to the academic enrichment of our campers. Growing Minds Day-camp is an extended learning opportunity for all kids. Growing Minds is where learning and fun are considered equal and at the end of the summer, campers are ready for school because they have mastered new skills.

Don’t let summer be the cause of a learning gap: join the growing minds family!