What is Sprout Summer Camp?
Sprout Summer Camp is a three-hour program (with options of extended care) focusing on social, emotional, and cognitive development of the gifted child for students entering K-5 and Middle School.
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.
Why Sprout Summer Camp?
During the summer months, your curious children don’t take a break! This is a great opportunity to be with other like-minded peers and explore topics that are of interest to your gifted child. Our small group setting gives your child the chance to be heard, listen, and collaborate with other people. Each day at Sprout Camp is different. We take the children where they want to go with their learning and give them ample to time to socialize in creative ways.
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 dive into an introduction of 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 måché, maker day, poetry, entrepreneurship, and much more. Student requests are encouraged!
Sprout Summer Camp will be held from 8:30-11:30am at Roycemore School.
We will utilize the space at Alexander Park to soak in the outdoors. Extended Day until 6pm is available through Roycemore School.
Sprout Summer Camp will be held from 9am-noon in Lincoln Square on St. Matthias School’s campus. Extended Day options until 3pm will be available.
We will utilize the space at Winnemac Park to soak in the outdoors.