Un-School Camp: The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp at Lakeland Community College
This unique camp is for children ages 6 to 18 with learning differences and special needs: learning differences, Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Children with learning differences often become so frustrated by school experiences that they do not realize learning can be lots of fun. Campers play and have fun while gaining new perspectives on learning and developing the social skills and self-esteem needed to be successful.
At this “un-school” camp, instructors and aides use games, multi-sensory techniques – eyes, ears, touch, muscle movement -- and systematic instruction to improve basic reading and math skills. Science, theater arts, poetry, and computer mini-courses let children explore the world beyond the traditional classroom. One of the most popular activities is theater week where the campers script and act in a play. Every camper that participates receives a DVD of the production.
Expect the unexpected at this unique camp. It’s an exciting experience for campers with special learning needs. Campers gain new perspectives on learning while developing social skills, building self-esteem, and improving basic reading and math skills. Campers learn, have fun and exercise.
In its fifteen year since its founding, camp has made a tremendous impact on children’s lives with many previous campers planning to return this year. Several parents have shared their experiences with how camp transformed their children’s lives.
"Grant’s reading skills improved significantly in your 6-week camp”
"My daughter seems more social and willing to engage in conversation, camp built her confidence and taught her about teamwork.”
Another pleased parent says, “Kudos to the Academic Fun & Fitness Summer Camp for providing a constructive, tolerant environment that really helps kids with challenges. My son looked forward to a new experience each day.”
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