Program Overview ECFN’s Summer I-Beam Camp!
During the summer months, some children are often on their own and experience what is sometimes called “summer loss”. This means advances in reading and other subjects ‘back-slides’ in the summer such that at the start of the new academic year, they are sometimes even further behind from when the summer began. Such “summer loss” places children behind their peers, and the losses tend to be compounded each succeeding year. The Summer Enrichment Program is designed to lessen this back-slide by offering children in grades 2-5 opportunities to keep their minds engaged to maintain or even advance their achievement levels.
ECFN created the I-Beam Camp to explore the opportunities to help bridge the academic gap for I-Beam aged students during the summer. The program for 2017 will occur the following days:
Session I: June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Session II: June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
The program/camp incorporates activity based programs in areas such as reading, art, music, nature/environment, and science.
Area faith groups and organizations including the Town of Mt. Pleasant are partnering with ECFN in this initiative and the town has offered the Miriam Brown Community Center (located in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village) as the main location for this program. Greenhill Community Center and Remley’s Point Community Centers are welcome to take a ride on a Mount Pleasant bus to the Miriam Brown Center. Here, partially at-risk children will be able to enjoy summer programming at no cost.
The program will be an important part of our vision to build a community.
If you would like to help out and volunteer your time, please contact Helen Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org, Susie Goss at email@example.com, or Thom Gault at firstname.lastname@example.org.