Our annual Summer Day Camp was held this year from July 8 through August 2. Campers in grades K-6 experienced learning through daily activities, special guests and trips. The final week featured a Camp Carnival at Bayswater Park.
Camp Director, Mrs. Janisa Vaughn led a team of teachers and staff over the four weeks. Ms. Ward-Brew provided instructional materials utilized by the teachers for the educational times. Teachers Ms. Francis, Mr. Ranger, Ms. McLean, and Ms. Harris, instructed younger campers on how to write, count, identify shapes and studied special topics such as the solar system. Older campers practiced multiplication and division, learned the fundamentals of ELA, and different reading strategies. Campers in Group D completed a research project on ways to give back to the community and save the environment.
Every day Ms. Woods ensured that the campers went home with creative artwork pieces that they created in Arts and Crafts. Ms. Hernandez taught campers how to prepare healthy snacks and treats using simple ingredients. Ms. Rosario ensured the camp had all supplies and assisted whenever needed.
Along with the emphasis on continued learning, Campers took trips to Green Meadows Farm, went bowling, and had a special presentation from The Reptile Guys.
Mrs. Vaughn expressed her gratitude to all the staff as well as CEO/Founder of Challenge Prep, Rev. Dr. Les Mullings for the resources to host the camp, and to Senior Advisor Dr. Estep who has helped organize efforts since the camp’s inception.
Several parents expressed their appreciation for the safe and fun learning environment provided by the camp.
“Thanks to all the staff you guys are awesome and it was a privilege to spend the summer with all of you…”-Parent of Prince, Group C
“I was blown away by the amount of work my son did.”-Parent of Abiel, Group D
“I could have put my child in a free summer program, but I wanted him here…”-Parent of Noah, Group B
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