2019 Lower Elementary Summer Program | Kids Out and About Albany

2019 Lower Elementary Summer Program

Our summer program is designed to be a fun, relaxed and interesting environment where the children have a hands-on experience. The mornings will be devoted to a new topic each session. Topics include Exploring the World, STEM Challenge, Cooking 'Round the World, and others. The afternoons will be devoted to preventing the "summer slide", the potential academic backslide that could occur during the summer break from school. Students will receive reading, writing and math instruction.

The summer camp provides an experience which will offer an opportunity for cooperation,
independence and discovery for each child. A caring, committed and experienced staff will
guide the children in a safe, supportive, and structured environment. We welcome children from ages 3-5 for our Children’s
House Summer Program and children ages 6-9 for our Elementary Summer Program. Although most of the children will be students during the year it is not necessary to be enrolled in the school to attend the summer program.

Sewing and Knitting
Session 1 (July 1 - 5), 8:30-11:30 *No Camp July 4th
Sewing and knitting may seem a bit old-fashioned, but during our week-long summer camp the children will learn and practice basic skills needed to make simple projects using their own hands. From a learning perspective,
these needle craft activities bring lots of benefits such as coordination, fine motor skills, concentration, relaxing
the mind, following instructions that are sequential and exacting, creativity, satisfaction at making something that
is often useful, and collaboration as children share ideas and help each other when needed. We’ll begin with
sewing so your child can use those skills to finish or decorate many of the other projects during this week!

Exploring the World
Session 2 (July 8 - 12), 8:30-11:30
A world explorers camp is a fun way to teach geography skills and expose children to other cultures. Most
importantly, you can nurture a love for exploration and a sense of respect and empathy for other ways of
life. Through simple crafts and fun activities, you can spark curiosity about other cultures and set the
foundation for further exploration.

Visual Arts
Session 3 (July 15 - 19), 8:30-11:30
Get ready to get creative! During this visual arts camp, children will be introduced to a range of artistic styles
and mediums while learning about famous artists and their work. We’ll be doing different projects each day
through explorations of drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, collage, and more!

STEM Challenge
Session 4 (July 23 - 26), 8:30-11:30
Nurture your child's scientific curiosity and enrich their future! In this hands-on summer camp, students will
use the STEM approach to discover new things, create, build, solve problems and learn how things work. Why
STEM? STEM education engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative
and collaborative skills that will ultimately better connect them to their school, workplace, community and world.

Cooking ‘Round the World
Session 5 (July 29 - August 2), 8:30-11:30
Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international cooking class will explore
5 different cultures from around the world with authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. So, grab an apron
and prepare for a tasty adventure!

Adventures in Writing
Session 6 (August 5 - 9), 8:30-11:30
This week campers will become published authors and write a great adventure! Campers will develop confidence
and enthusiasm for creative writing through fun learning games and author studies. Each child will end the week
with a published, original adventure storybook to share at our Publish Party and at home!

Engineering Everywhere
Session 7 (August 12 - 16), 8:30-11:30
Space, sports, roller coasters, and candy. What could all these possibly have to do with each other? Believe
it or not, ENGINEERING! Engineering Everywhere will encourage young campers to tackle real-world
engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.

Crafts and Creativity
Session 8 (August 19 - 23), 8:30-11:30
Calling all crafty kids! Crafts and creativity will nurture the creative spirit with plenty of craft supplies and original
ideas. While first being lots of fun, creative experiences help children express feelings, fosters mental growth, and provides opportunities to try out new ideas and problem-solving. Campers will have the tools neededto spark imagination and creative play. Craft on!

Preventing the Summer Slide
All Summer Afternoons (July 1-Aug 23), 12:30-3:00
The goal of this afternoon program is to stop what is widely known as the summer slide. As parents
approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, how to keep children engaged in
activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all. What they might
not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the two-month break
from school, particularly when it comes to reading. Experts agree that children who read during the
summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward. Within this program, students
will receive individualized reading, writing and math instruction to maintain their current level of academic ability and support an increase in any areas of need.

Session 1 Fees/Schedule *No Camp July 4th
Half Day: 8:30am - 11:30am $125
Summer Slide: 12:30pm - 3:00pm $ 75
Full Day: 8:30am - 3:00pm $195
Extended 1: 7:30am - 4:30pm $215
Extended 2: 7:30am - 5:30pm $230

Sessions 2 - 8 Fees/Schedule
Half Day: 8:30am - 11:30am $155
Summer Slide: 12:30pm - 3:00pm $ 95
Full Day: 8:30am - 3:00pm $245
Extended 1: 7:30am - 4:30pm $265
Extended 2: 7:30am - 5:30pm $290

Location:

100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Suite 34a
Malta, NY, 12020
United States

Phone:

518-633-1971
Contact name: 
Kerry Henley
Dates: 
08/19/2019
08/20/2019
08/21/2019
Time: 
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.