Avoid the Summer Slide with a little Academics

Summer break is usually a little over 2 months and studies have shown that students are most likely to experience learning losses during this long vacation. Adding a little academic stimulation throughout the summer can ensure your student does not forget what they worked so hard to learn throughout the school year and even improve on critical skills necessary for their future success. Summer academic programs typically infuse education with games and activities, reducing the student’s stress levels and increasing their joy for learning and possibly their retention for the subjects at hand.

In and around New Jersey, we have many great options for Academic camps where our kids can enjoy learning in a safe and nurturing environment.

ABILITY SCHOOL

75 Knickerbocker Road, Englewood, NJ 07631
www.abilityschoolnj.com
Educational summer experience for children ages 4-12. Each week boasts a new theme as each day begins with core subjects like math, writing and science, then adventure activities in the afternoon like water fun, special guests, arts & crafts, games, nature walks and more.

APPLE MONTESSORI

15 locations throughout New Jersey
www.applemontessorischools.com
Enriching environment for students aged 2-12 where each day is filled with adventures and activities to excite the mind. These include: coding, robotics, innovators & explorers, tech time, music, drama, arts, sports, swimming or water play, Montessori lessons and more. This educational camp will surely prepare your young student for the year ahead.

CAMP EVERBROOK

91 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ  www.everbrookacademy.com
It’s full STEAM ahead for kiddos ages 2 and above! Kids will learn science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and engaging, themed activities, special visitors and exciting, hands-on projects! Camps include meals and snacks, a t-shirt, baseball hat and backpack!

ECONOMICS FOR LEADERS

Yale University, CT. (virtual), Rice University, TX (in-person), UCLA (in-person)
www.fte.org
Educational program for high school students’ introduction to economics. Partnering with prestigious universities throughout the US, this program allows the student to spend a week on campus learning economic concepts from accredited professors. With engaging in-person or virtual programs, students use “active learning and engaging activities to solve real world problems using an economic lens.” These programs are a fun, hands-on, interactive way for our high schoolers to learn the value of money and the importance of making sound financial decisions.

ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL SUMMER EXPLORATION

435 Lydecker St. Englewood, NJ  www.elisabethmorrow.org
Summer day program offering a unique blend of camp and educational activities for students ages 2 to 14. Full and half day options are available. Activities are age and grade appropriate and can include: art, sports, technology, drama, math, reading, STEM, woodworking, creative writing, filmmaking, science and more.

ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
www.essex.edu/summercamp
This program allows students entering Grades 1-8 the opportunity for education, recreation, alongside indoor and outdoor activities. Programs offered include math, literacy, writing, video gaming, coding, cooking, fine arts, acting, arts & crafts, STEM and Entrepreneurship. Students can explore and develop interests and tailor their experience according to their needs. 

FIAF French Institute Alliance Française

Montclair, NJ
www.fiaf.org
Toddlers to Teens will play and stay active all summer during week-long camps. Each day includes french language lessons plus a variety of activities including cooking, art, music, yoga, fashion, wildlife, and more. Open to all levels of French including native French-speaking kids. Whether your child is new to French or already proficient, these day camps will help them learn and improve their French while having fun and making new friends.

PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR TEENS

Online or 304 Wootton St, Boonton, NJ 07005
www.publicspeakingforteens.com
Summer program developed to help students, grades 4-12, develop confidence speaking in public while learning skills to organize their thoughts and emotions. Interactive, online coaching sessions are available to encourage effective, passionate communications so that your student may confidently and intelligently stand out from the crowd in public under any circumstance.

SPRING ACADEMY

Two locations:  115 E Grove St, Westfield & 10 North Road, Warren
www.springacademyus.com
In-person and online camps are available here for students 6 months to 16 years. Students will be grouped by ability and grade level to experience strong academic classes, creative arts, as well as enriching field trips. Half and full day options are available along with various subjects for each grade level. Specifically, 1) Montessori Fun & Learn Camp (age 2 – K) Morning Chinese/Spanish Immersion and afternoon English Montessori with bi-weekly themes, arts and crafts, cooking, outdoor water play, stories, and songs -- all round out a full day! 2) Day camp for Grades 1 and up – morning targeted English/Math classes to build mastery for the upcoming school year, combine with movement, sports and enrichment programs. Grades 3 and up. 3) Academic classes for students in Grades 3 through 10. Pick one or more programs including leveled English & Reading/Writing workshops, Math classes, middle school and high school subject Math classes, SAT Prep, Biology, Chemistry, English and more. 

SUMMER DISCOVERY

Various Universities Worldwide, including Penn State & Wharton in PA, or online
www.summerdiscovery.com
Pre-college academic programs for high schoolers and middle schoolers. Offered both on and off campus in active partnership with leading universities around the world, courses include: arts & design, leadership, STEM, medicine, business, entrepreneurship, sports management, middle school enrichment and law & government. A great option when preparing for college life.

VSA FUTURE VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP 

online
www.vsafuture.com
For students in Kindergarten to 8th grade, VSA Future’s Virtual Summer Camp offers the best-loved programs in a convenient online format, with everything from intensive academics and Public Speaking to Fun with Science and Chess—plus the Global Speaker Series! The Virtual Camp crafts a unique mix of creative classes, interactive learning, and intimate class sizes to make ideas come to life. The camp program runs from June 28 through August 20, 2021, and enrollment is available on a weekly basis. Camp classes meet Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm EST. The curriculum is Common Core–aligned and designed using the best practices of virtual learning: colorful graphics, accessible, engaging lessons, interactive slides, and continuous teacher-student feedback. VSA camp teachers are pros in online teaching and employ a range of practices to keep students learning, participating, and thriving. On Friday, campers explore the mysteries of the world in Fun with Science, broaden their horizons through the Global Speaker Series, and get strategic in Chess and creative in Art. At VSA Future, the students are challenged and supported to become independent thinkers and thoughtful learners, ready to tackle the world.

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