St. Mark Youth Enrichment Announces Summer Heroes Camp For Kids K-5
Summer is a time for kids to explore, adventure and even *gasp* LEARN! That’s where St. Mark Heroes Camp comes in. In fact, last summer about 100 children participated in the St. Mark summer program, with 91% increasing their literacy skills (measured by Quick Phonics Screener) and 88% demonstrating strengths in social/emotional skills (measured by Devereux Student Strengths Assessment).
St. Mark Youth Enrichment has officially opened its summer registration for youth camps to all area kids entering grades Kindergarten through 5th. The program has two campus locations, one in Dubuque and one in Dyersville. The theme of this year’s program is “Every Adventure Begins with You” and will combine adventure and academics to create memorable experiences for our area youth.
According to a press release from the organization, the camp relies on a team of skilled and caring adults to create spaces that make learning fun by using proven, results-based curriculum and strategies centered on academics & social emotional skills. Kids will learn important life skills that will help them succeed in both school and in life.
Spots for the camp are limited and registrations are expected to fill fast so make sure to get your kids signed up today. The program will be offered mornings June 15th through July 26th with no programming the week of Independence Day. Students entering grades K through 5 in the Fall of this year are eligible. The total cost for all 5 weeks of these programs is $500, with some limited scholarships available for underprivileged families.
Heroes Camp will be heavily focused on literacy and will feature weekly themes, physical activity, snacks, and enrichment activities. Kids will learn and have fun with guest speakers/readers, as well as planned field trips. and St. Mark along with the schools will be doing assessments and evaluations to measure the success of the program, as certified teachers and staff are brought in to work with attending students.
Each week will also incorporate community service, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness into a literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Music) curriculum. Students will receive a weekly book and a t-shirt which they will be able to keep.
DUBUQUE CAMPUS INFORMATION:
Back this year at St. Mark’s Dubuque Campus are themed classes for 3rd through 5th grade students. All three themed classes will include a focus on academics and social-emotional learning as well.
This class will have a stronger focus on food, cooking, and the science behind it.
- Nature Navigators
This class will have a stronger focus on nature and exploration.
- Project STEAM
This class will have a stronger focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and will have a specialized curriculum and enrichment to dive deeper into the 5 components of STEAM.
- Bonus! Aftercare Options Available
Afternoon care in Dubuque is also available through St. Mark’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque. Students must be entering 1st grade or higher next school year to be eligible. Space is limited.
DYERSVILLE CAMPUS INFORMATION:
New this year at St. Mark’s Dyersville Campus are themed classes for 2nd through 5th grade students.
- Project STEAM: Open to Western Dubuque Students entering 2nd-3rd grade. This class will have a stronger focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and will have a specialized curriculum and enrichment to dive deeper into the 5 components of STEAM.
- Nature Navigators: Open to Western Dubuque students entering the 4-5th grade. This class will have a stronger focus on nature and exploration.