To help prevent summer learning loss, APCC offers a Summer Day Camp program. Summer Day Camp was for 60 youth entering 2nd-8th grade (ages 6-14) from June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021. The goal is for campers to sustain or increase their reading and math levels over the summer, which assists youth to 1) advance to the next grade level from elementary to middle to high school graduation; and 2) strengthen academic preparation for college and career.
The day begins with 2 hours of academic assistance in Reading and Math (Monday-Thursday). Afternoons include free lunch and healthy snacks along with arts & crafts, computers, wellness checks, gardening, cooking, dance, mural painting, financial literacy and NASA/Science experiments, all which reinforce the academic components with practical applications of math and reading. Fridays are reserved for hands-on STEM activities such as our reptile show.
To boost youth morale and self-confidence as well as build teamwork and unity, one week of camp is dedicated to Spirit Week. During Spirit Week, every day of the week is matched with a theme. On Monday youth celebrated Sports Day. Tuesday was Mix Match and Crazy Hair Day. Wednesday was Twin Day, and Thursday was Superheroes and Anime Character Day.
In addition to academic support, All Peoples offers 18 Volunteer Junior Camp Counselor positions each year for youth 14 to 24 years of age – giving youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills and be role models through their attitude and behavior.
This year we received a grant from “Great Public Schools Now”. It is because of their generosity that Summer Day Camp “Urban Adventures 2021” was free for all participants.