A fun and educational way to avoid the summer slide, or even the larger COVID-year slide!
Camp Dates: June 13th - 24th (2022)
Camp Location: Spring Valley School
2701 Sydney Drive
Birmingham, AL 35211
Why Camp SVS?
All camp classes and activities are facilitated by Spring Valley faculty who are trained in a
multi-sensory, whole-child approach to learning which accommodates all learning styles and strengths!
Mornings will be filled with writing/reading,
multi-sensory math, and executive functioning classes. In the afternoon, campers will have art, STEAM, and environmental awareness.
Please note: Camp is open to ALL kids, rising 1st - 8th, not only those with learning differences.
Camp for rising lower school students (rising 1st – 5th grades) and middle school students (raising 6th – 8th grades) is June 13th – 17th and 21st – 24th. Camp hours are from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday - Friday. Camp is 2 consecutive weeks, so plan on joining us for both weeks! (We will be off June 20th for Juneteenth)
Space is limited to 45 lower school, and 45 middle school campers so sign up today!
Tuition must be paid in full by Thursday, May 26th. The cost of the camp is $600 with a $50 non-refundable registration fee for SVS students and a $75 non-refundable registration fee for non-SVS students. The registration fee will hold your camper's spot.
Writing / ELA Camp: Victor Hugo said, “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” With proper instruction, learners can acquire gains in their reading and writing capabilities. Our faculty’s expertise equips students with learning differences to achieve their goals. Please join us this summer as we cultivate the delight of reading and writing!
Multisensory Math Camp: Young learners will sharpen crucial mathematical skills taught by creative, experienced teachers. Math concepts will be taught using the highly respected Orton-Gillingham approach to mathematics. We will focus on math concepts and skill development based on the child’s grade level.
Executive Functioning: Lost papers? Messy rooms? Too much to do and too little time to do it? Executive Function is the cognitive ability to organize and prioritize life into manageable and enjoyable portions, much as an air traffic controller does at a busy airport. Students with learning differences often have struggles in this arena. We will explore different research-based tools for addressing EF issues, as well as deepen our understanding of this complex topic. This hands-on class will provide time-tested and proven techniques that have the potential to make school much more peaceful.
Arts Camp: In visual arts, we will be using various mediums, creating traditional art, as well as participating in full-body projects. We hope to use mediums that they might not have discovered yet! This is a wonderful chance for students to step out of their comfort zones, get messy, and try new things! A change of clothes might be needed some days. Other days, campers will participate in music and explore different genres and types of music.
STEAM Camp: STEAM is intended to integrate the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields through project-based learning. Students will be engaged by frequent hands-on activities geared towards combing each of the STEM disciplines. This year we will be focused on environmental issues and different ways to solve frequent problems surrounding them.
Environmental Awareness: Environmental Awareness is an exploration of multiple branches of science, including biology, chemistry, and geology, in order to describe and understand the nature of the universe and our role in it. We will investigate the world around us by completing a variety of hands-on field and laboratory activities.
DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE
9:00am - 9:10am Morning Meeting
9:15am - 10:15 Academic A
10:20am - 11:20am Academic B
11:25am - 12:25pm Academic C
12:30pm - 1pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Elective A
2:00pm - 3:00pm Elective B
3:00pm - 4:00pm Elective C
Academic Classes consist of Writing/ELA, Multi-sensory Math, and Executive Functioning. Elective Classes consist of STEAM, Art, and Sports/Games.
Lower School and Middle School campers will be divided into 3 groups each, based on age. This will determine their placement in their groups that will rotate through academic and elective.
Camp SVS 2022 will follow all Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines and regulations for summer camp activities. These are subject to change as ADPH's regulations change.
For questions, please email Maggie Claunch, Co-Camp Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rebeccah Carroll, Co-Camp Coordinator email@example.com,
or call Spring Valley School (205) 423-8660