Weston Summer Classes Reimagined

Here’s Part 2 of our interview in the March 2016 issue of Our City of Weston Magazine.

By Stacey Bomser

Camp Sagemont Director Danielle Guski shares more about what’s in store this summer at Camp Sagemont.

What is Academic Advantage Plus?

This program is for elementary school students who need or want additional support in certain academic subjects. Children will be grouped by age, with first and second graders together and upper elementary students (grades 3-5) together. The classes will be taught by certified elementary teachers. Academic Advantage Plus will be available for two four-week sessions.

What subjects will be taught in Academic Advantage Plus?

Families will select two subject areas from a choice of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, or Critical Thinking and Study Skills for their child to focus on during their morning studies. The goal is to further concentrate on our campers’ academic needs and wishes by focusing on each of their specific needs and interests. In the areas of math and reading, campers will participate regularly with Pearson’s SuccessMaker program, which will provide additional and supplementary instruction, practice and weekly reports outlining individual camper performance.

What is the Reading Rocks! Program?

In addition to the selection of two subject areas, each Academic Advantage Plus camper will participate in Reading Rocks!, a new program designed explicitly to assist campers and families in completing their summer reading list and related assignments. Campers will spend 30 minutes each day reading a book from their list. They will log their reading daily, identify and define any new words learned, as well as share key points about their book with classmates. Upon completion of the book, campers will complete book reports or other summer reading assignments. Reading Rocks! is also available to traditional day campers entering first through third grade during camp clubs.

If you’re looking for a summer academic programs for your kids register for Camp Sagemont online today.