After school lets out for the summer, Our Next Generation continues to provide students a safe and engaging learning environment for students. Our summer program provides a balance of focused academics and enrichment activities that are designed to help prevent summer learning loss and give students a fun and engaging summer experience.
Studies show that students who do not engage in academics throughout the summer experience a cumulative learning loss and often fall behind their peers. A phenomenon that more acutely affects low-income students, who do not have the same access to books, enrichment activities, and ambient learning opportunities as their more affluent peers. The effects can be drastic. For example, some studies estimate that approximately two-thirds of the reading achievement gap by ninth grade could be attributed to the summer learning loss in the first five years of schooling.
Our Next Generation’s Summer Program offers academics in a safe, friendly environment where campers spend time with caring and experienced staff, volunteers, and specialists. Four mornings a week are spent on literacy, math, and science projects presented in unique and engaging ways though storytelling, web-based programming, robotics, nature exploration and more! Afternoons are reserved for recreation and enrichment, supporting learning through exploration, free play, games, sports, outdoor activities, field trips, dance, art, and music. Throughout the summer, we embark on field trips, participate in bike camp and swim lessons, create arts and crafts, enjoy daily nutritional meals, and have lots of fun!