What is Sprout Summer Camp?
Sprout Summer Camp is a three-hour program focusing on socioemotional growth and cognitive development of the gifted child.
By providing ample opportunities and enriching projects based on the gifted student’s curiosities, you will soon see that your gifted child has found a group of peers that she/he can feel comfortable with and share their vast talents. Because of our passion for gifted education, we look at many fields of learning from art, growth mindset, science, drama, writing, math, and social studies. The possible areas that we study are endless. We provide opportunities for individual work and collaboration with peers. We give Sprout participants chances to share their work and even teach about topics that interest them.
Each day of camp will focus on inspiring, exploratory projects that are open-ended and involve critical thinking, growth mindset, collaboration, and the creative process. Projects are inspired by the student’s interests and curiosities about how things work and evolve.
Sprout Summer Camp will be held from 8:30-11:30am at Roycemore School the week of June 25-29 and July 9-13. We will utilize the space at Alexander Park to soak in the outdoors. Click HERE to register for Sprout Summer in Evanston.
We are offering a Counselors in Training program for our Middle School Students! In this C.I.T. Program, we will work with the young adult to understand the planning process, engagement of the young students, and responsibility. We will encourage the C.I.T’s to take a leadership role and share their voice and thoughts with the Sprout campers. We will also encourage their own explorations and find their passions!
Click HERE to register your Middle School Student!
Sprout Summer Camp, Lincoln Square will be held from 9am-noon in Lincoln Square on St. Matthias School’s campus during the weeks of July 23-27 and July 30- August 3. We will utilize the space at Winnemac Park to soak in the outdoors. Click HERE to register for Sprout Summer!
What does each day at Sprout Summer Camp look like?
Our summer camp is a wonderful extension of our after-school program. Each day we begin the camp day with open-ended free play activities such as board games, imaginative play, crafts, and arts. Then we delve into topics of interest and explore with projects designed to challenge each student to create and explore with an involved intensity. The Sprout Campers will explore a new topic each day. The morning ends with more socialization time.
Snack is provided to the campers. The Sprout campers will be asked to bring a water bottle, wear sunscreen, and appropriate outside attire.
Sprout Gifted’s goals are to nurture the gifted child’s social and emotional well-being, to provide a safe place for gifted children to be themselves, and to discover areas of interest in an open-minded environment. We strive to learn as much about the gifted child as we can, to expose gifted children to a wealth of experiences, and to guide gifted children to develop a love for lifelong learning.
Each camp day is three hours in length. The teachers are there with the children in a small group setting to stimulate their inquisitive minds and to inspire them to persevere through challenges. Sometimes the project might fail, however, they are encouraged to be receptive to new ideas, and keep investigating solutions. We want to set the gifted child up for life lessons that will take them beyond the classroom and into the real world. With our small group setting and low teacher to student ratio, the gifted child is sure to find his/her voice and explore to his/her fullest potential. Each day in Sprout camp we will look at new ways to explore, invent, and create with open-ended STEAM projects, maker days, messy projects, and lots of fun.
Some activities on our agenda this summer are rockets, chemistry, STEAM projects, paper mache, maker day, poetry, and much more. Student requests are encouraged!
Summer Camp is offered two weeks in 2018 in Evanston at Roycemore School Campus and in Lincoln Square at St. Matthias’ Campus. See Admissions for sign up and enrollment forms.