Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by The East Baton Rouge Parish School System. This summer they will be offering a variety of summer camps. Learn more and book your space now here!
Join East Baton Rouge Parish School System For Summer Camp This Year!
More than 20 camps and learning programs will be available for EBRPSS pre-K to high school students starting May 31 through July 15 at several sites throughout Baton Rouge. A majority of the camps are free with breakfast, lunch and transportation provided.
“This is the first time that we will be providing summer learning programs to this extent,” said Dr. Ni’Shawn L. Stovall, administrative director for the EBRPSS. “In years past, we have provided extended student services for students in our specialized populations. And also last year, we began to implement the sports clinics which have a math, ELA and a foundational sports component.”
This year, programs will include camps for English learners, gifted learners, sports, remediation, enrichment, dance, band, jazz, theater, arts, cheering and coding.
The programs are “a mass undertaking,” but Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse had a vision to offer students “opportunities to learn and excel during the summer, and also to experience enrichment during the summer in a safe environment,” Stovall said.
‘I think that it’s amazing,” she said. “We want to make sure that we are keeping them involved in the learning process but in a fun way. It’s not summer school but summer camp, and we want to make sure that they are also receiving enrichment opportunities as well.”
Here are just some of the camps available via the East Baton Rouge Parish School System this summer:
- Kickoff to kindergarten camp is for incoming kindergarteners. They will receive high-quality instruction centered around literacy, math, social-emotional learning and handwriting.
- The summer bridge camps will help students entering grades 2,3, 6 and 9 prepare for the next grade level. Students will experience daily academic engagements in math, literacy and enrichment activities. The enrichment camps for students going to grades 1 to 12 (except grades 2 and 3) are quite similar to the bridge camps.
- The gifted summer camp is for those entering grades 1-4, who will receive instruction from master teachers from EBR schools.
- English learners camp is set for English learners entering kindergarten through fifth grade. It will help newcomer and emergent K-5 English learners catch up and develop their English skills.
- The “To Infinity and Beyond” camp will serve students in transition or homeless students and those performing below grade expectations. It will include enrichment activities and field trips to help enhance cultural development.
- Identified students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in criteria-based LEAP remediation camps. The remediation program will provide high-quality instruction.
- Compensatory services will help virtual ESS students at East Baton Rouge Virtual Academy recoup learning loss and related services at the end of the 2021-22 school year.
- “Extended School Year” will be available for students in grades pre-K to 12 that require special education services beyond the school year, according to their Individual Education Program.
- The Jumpstart Summer Program at EBR-CTEC is for high school students looking to pursue credentials and credits in IBC areas. Students will also be able to participate in internships for credits in a variety of areas.
- Camps for dance (grades 4-12), band (grades 5-11), jazz band (grades 7-11), theater camp (grades 4-12) and cheer (grades 5-12) will help students with interest in those perspective fields further their knowledge and skills.
- The visual arts intensive camps for grades 4-12 help students explore new media and techniques and develop their own artistic talents.
- Girls entering the ninth grade can participate in Camp Code at CTEC. It allows participants to experience educational and coding activities led by experienced female software developers.
- The popular free sports clinics are back this year and have expanded with 800 participants at 12 sites. The clinics will keep students engaged while developing academic and athletic skills and techniques. Skills clinics will be basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, and track and field. “It’s not all just sports. They’re learning math and English throughout the four days each week for seven weeks,” Lynn Williamson, EBPPSS director of Student Activities stated. Williamson said the type of sports clinics offered will change throughout the summer.