Here in our Camp Classrooms, we are fortunate to have so many opportunities to experience and accomplish things that other students may not get the chance to in a traditional school environment. For example, we are fortunate to have a large outdoor space that we utilize as much as possible, a great kitchen where children are taught life skills with a hands-on approach. Learning at Camp Classroom provides fun, active ways to learn and at the same time building essential skills contributing to their growth and development.

Let’s take a look into the “why”  we do the things we do:

 

 

One of our primary goals is to make sure that our campers and students spend as much time as they can in nature, exploring, learning, and playing. The benefits of spending time outdoors are well known, especially during times such as these!  The case for the integration of nature into our student’s everyday schedule includes:
  • Daily exercise
  • Nature is known to inspire creativity
  • A natural dose of vitamin D
  • Appreciation of the natural world

 

We take pride in giving our students many opportunities for hands-on learning. Over the past school year, our students have gotten the chance to learn essential cooking and baking skills. Our “why” for having our students work hands-on in the kitchen:
  • Gives the children an understanding of what they consume
  • Appreciation for all the work their parents and caretakers do in the kitchen
  • Develops an essential life skill
  • Contributes to a sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well done

If you follow us on social media, you have seen us working on our Kung Fu. This has been an excellent way for the kids to stay active and try something new. They thoroughly enjoy the time they spend working on it and have shown significant improvement over the last couple of months. Our “why” for integrating Kung Fu into our student’s schedules is to:
  • Contributes to fitness and core strength
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Instills self-discipline

 

This school year, we have been able to allow our students to play games and compete with each other quite frequently. Whether they play board games or sports games outside or in the gym, our students have a blast doing them. Our “why” to putting games competition so frequently into our curriculum is to:
  • Instills a sense of fairness, sportsmanship, and teamwork
  • Learn how to process emotions such as disappointment, sadness, and anger
  • Develop body mechanics, fitness, and fine motor skills
  • Establish relationships and friendship
  • Work on teamwork and group work
  • Memory and retention
There is a rhyme and a reason for everything we do at our Camp Classroom. We want our students to enter the next chapter, whatever it may be of their life well rounded, strong, and thoughtful individuals!