Summer Adventures Program



Registration for all academic summer camps has closed.

Summer Adventures Offerings

Early Adventures

Young learners sharpen crucial academic skills and discover new abilities in small classes taught by creative, experienced teachers. The instructors use the highly respected Orton-Gillingham Approach as well as reinforcing fundamental written language and math concepts. Exciting activities in art and music provide additional opportunities to apply their creativity in a caring, fun-filled atmosphere.

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising first and second grade students
$2,150

Reading Adventures

Your child will embark on a lifetime of reading adventure this summer! Confidence grows and self-esteem soars in four weeks of direct instruction in decoding, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary. Highly skilled and experienced Schenck School teachers to build and strengthen campers' reading skills in a nurturing, fun, small-group setting.

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third - fifth grade students
$2,150

Middle Learning Adventures

This program builds basic reading and writing skills for middle school students. The four week program will focus on the following:

  • Daily Orton-Gillingham Phonics Instruction
  • Written Expression using the 6+1 Traits
  • Keyboarding Practice
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension Skills.

These skills are taught as the class reads a novel together and by creative and expository writing. This camp is appropriate for current and former students of The Schenck School, students who have attended other summer camps at The Schenck School, and students who need remedial instruction in reading, spelling, and written expression.

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising sixth - eighth grade students
$2,400

Literature & Creative Writing Adventures

Creative writing and independent reading are the focus of “Lit Camp.” Campers write a travelogue each day describing the sights encountered during our adventures around the United States. During writing time, teachers guide students as they work in small groups. Spelling and punctuation are not directly taught, but proofreading assistance is given for all writing assignments. Campers also are exposed to literature from around the United States through independent reading and books relating to that day’s travels are read aloud. Campers have the opportunity to respond to the literature with a drawing, poem, or summary of their own. In addition, each camper will create a long-term art project representative of one of the places we visit. “Lit Camp” engenders a love of reading and writing in every camper, from the most hesitant to the most enthusiastic.

Lit A

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third, fourth, and fifth grade students
$1,475

Lit B

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 23, 2017
1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third, fourth, and fifth grade students
$1,475


Math Blast

Students in this four week camp will review and practice math concepts appropriate to their grade level. This camp will boost your child's confidence in his/her their math skills. Campers will exercise their critical thinking skills and learn the “language” of math. Writing will be incorporated each day. This exciting camp will include ways to master math facts, techniques for problem solving, use of assistive technology/computer skills and enrichment activities.

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students
$1,140


Orton-Gillingham Tutorial

This camp is designed for the struggling reader who will benefit from a very small student/teacher ratio (3:1). It is a four-week, small-group Orton-Gillingham tutorial session. The structured environment will provide your student with a solid reading and spelling foundation each day for two hours. Campers receive personalized, structured, sequential, and multi-sensory instruction. Your child will be evaluated before camp starts in order to be placed with the appropriate group to best fit their needs.

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students
$2,260


Afternoon Adventures

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising first - eighth grade students
$225

Contact Information:

Janet Street
Director of Student Services
jstreet@schenck.org
404.252.2591

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