The Y Achievers camp is offered for six (6) weeks during the summer (June 19-July 24) for our campers entering 2nd and 3rd grade. Our "Y Achievers" will spend the morning in a educational setting, focusing on the prevention of summer learning loss. Taught by a certified teacher, Y Achievers will utilize the Four Block Curriculum (read more below). Campers will then merge with our Camp Hiawatha campers in the afternoon to participate in swimming, games, including gaga, bikes, outdoor activities, and more. Attendance for the program is critical for the child to achieve results. The program does require pre and post testing to help assess the child's level entering and leaving the program. Breakfast and lunch are included. For details on what to pack your camper(s), hours, staffing, and more, download our Parent Handbook by click the link below. Weekly themes can be found by clicking the link to download a registration packet. Let's make this the BEST SUMMER EVER!
Four Blocks Curriculum
Developed more than a decade ago by literacy experts Dr. Patricia Cunningham and Dr. Dorothy Hall, in conjunction with first grade teacher, Margaret DeFee, Four Blocks is a balanced-literacy framework for teaching language arts in grades 1-3. The Four Blocks program - based on the premise that all children don't learn in the same way - integrates four language arts areas into reading instruction. Those areas are: guided reading, self-selected reading, writing, and working with words.