What is Sprout Summer Camp?
Sprout Summer Camp is a three-hour program (with options of extended care) focusing on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the gifted child for students entering K-5 and Middle School.
Our summer camp is a wonderful extension of our after-school program.
Open-ended free play: activities such as board games, imaginative play, crafts, and arts.
Topic of the day: exploratory projects designed to challenge each student to create and explore with an involved intensity.
Daily Projects: 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.
Students request topics of study! Some activities from last summer were rockets, chemistry, STEAM projects, paper måché, maker day, poetry, entrepreneurship, Pirateology, soap making, and much more.
Because of our passion for gifted education, 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.
Support: 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.
Snack: (provided to the campers) The Sprout campers will be asked to bring a water bottle, wear sunscreen, and appropriate outside attire.
Socialization: more time to socialize, explore open-ended games and art, discover new board games, or play outside!