Let Me Learn is proud to announce its new summer camp for children who have completed grades K through 5. See how you can help support scholarships to make the camp possible for children in the area.
Let Me Learn is offering something new this summer: a day camp for primary and elementary grade students. The Let Me Learn Summer Camp—“Six Weeks of WOW!”—will teach the youngsters life and social skills, expose them to community leaders and role models, and enable them to experience themselves as learners with confidence in a positive atmosphere. It will help them learn in ways the traditional school classroom does not utilize. Located at 2384 East Landis Ave. in Vineland (formerly the “Little Acres” facility) the camp will operate from July 5 through August 12.
Says Joel Johnston, Let Me Learn executive director: “The summer camp is an opportunity for Let Me Learn to become engaged in the community and work directly with children. We are excited about the chance to provide something unique and special.”
The cost of the camp is $150 per week per first child and $135 per week per sibling, but LML is hoping to make scholarships available to students in need.
“Six weeks of WOW! is the most affordable camp option in the area,” Johnston comments. “But we know the economy of the region is still very weak, so we are diligently seeking funds to make scholarships available and help make our camp possible for as many children as possible.”
Since Let me Learn is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, all donations to the scholarship fund are fully tax-deductible. To help LML make the camp available to the maximum number of youth, donors can either send support to Let Me Learn at 31 Driftwood Court, Glassboro, NJ 08028, or go online to www.letmelearn.org/store/let-me-learn/lml-donation. Any support will be greatly appreciated by LML—and by the children that it enables to have a memorable and educational summer experience.
Learning from the World
The camp will be more than crafts and recreation. Sure to be a highlight of the children’s summer, “Six Weeks of WOW!” will introduce them to the people who make the community operate and expose them to career paths, inspiring dreams for their future. Community-building activities, learning experiences, physical activities, teambuilding, guest speakers, art and literature, and home-connection activities will be part of the daily and weekly schedule. Healthy lunches and snacks will be provided. Camp will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
There will be three grade groups (K–1, 2–3, and 4–5) and weekly spaces are limited to 20 students per each grade group. Each group of 20 will be led by one certified teacher and one aide. These professionals will be dedicated to giving the children both group and individual attention, but students will also be guided to teach and learn from one another.
All members of the camp staff are certified in the Let Me Learn Process® The three lead teachers are:
- Jane Berger, a learning specialist with more than 15 years of K–12 experience. She has worked most extensively with children from pre-school through Grade 5.
- Suzanne Youngblood, a veteran teacher with expertise in math and language arts, currently the Reading Specialist for grades K–8 in the Hopewell Township School District.
- Linda Wittman, an experienced elementary school teacher, currently teaching fifth grade in the Millville public school system.
The camp will meet in week-long sessions—Monday through Thursday the week of Independence Day, and Monday through Friday for the remaining weeks. Each week will be organized around a theme as follows:
- Week One (July 5-8)—The World of Water: Hidden Treasures Under the Sea
- Week Two (July 11-15)—Community Heroes: Real Model Citizens
- Week Three (July 18-22)—All Creatures Great and Small: Pets and Other Animals
- Week Four (July 25-29)—Sports: More Than Just a Game
- Week Five (August 1-5)—Cold, Hot, and in Between: What Makes the World of Weather?
- Week Six (August 8-12)—Building Our Future through Understanding the Basics of Construction
For more information about the six weekly themes and other important aspects of the Let Me Learn Summer Camp, along with registration information, or to download the registration form, please visit www.lmlsummercamp.org.