Summer Camps 2019

Summer Learning Opportunities Abound
Posted on 05/07/2019

Students in Douglas County have the opportunity to keep learning all summer! Many specialty academic camps will take place during June and July.

“We encourage our parents of eligible students to take advantage of these summer learning opportunities,” said Superintendent Trent North. “We want our students to be sharp and ready to learn when they step into the classroom on August 7 for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.” 

Kindercamp

Five years ago, Douglas County began smoothing the way into “big” school for kindergarten students with a camp just for them. After a successful year at a few select schools, the program was expanded to all elementary schools.

Typical Kindercamp activities include touring the school, practicing lunch procedures in the cafeteria, working in centers on literacy, math, and science activities, and even a field trip. A daily snack is provided.

“Kindercamp is an awesome opportunity for our students and teachers,” said Deborah Lindeman, teacher at Arbor Station Elementary. “Last year the first week of school went much smoother because 43 of our kindergarten students already knew the procedures and were able to help the students who did not attend camp. We love getting to know our students before the first day of school.”

All incoming kindergarten students may attend Kindercamp free of charge at the school for which they are registered. Children must be registered for kindergarten in Douglas County for 2019-2020 in order to register for Kindercamp. Camp information will be provided when parents register their children for kindergarten. Kindercamp will take place July 22-25 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am. 

2023 All-Stars Camp

Students who are eligible based on specific criteria will attend a high school transition camp July 23-25. The camp will operate at all five high schools.

At the All-Stars Camp, teachers and students will preview core academic areas with hands-on, project-based learning experiences. Teachers will lead sessions that will help 9th graders with important high school skills, including goal setting, time management, team building, graduation requirements, and choosing a career pathway.

Students will feel comfortable on the first day of school because they will already know their way around campus and be familiar with some of the teachers and other students.

In addition to the transition camps, several additional academic camps will operate in schools in Douglas County. 

21st CCLC Summer Camp

For over 20 years, several schools in Douglas County have hosted a 21st CCLC summer camp which is funded through a state grant. Students participate in enrichment activities, experience a preview of the curricula for the upcoming year, and go on the road for field trips.

21st CCLS camps will take place this summer at Douglas County High School, Lithia Springs High School, Arbor Station Elementary, Winston Elementary, Bright Star Elementary, Beulah Elementary, Annette Winn Elementary, Sweetwater Elementary, Chapel Hill Middle, Mason Creek Middle, and Turner Middle. Students who have participated during the previous school year in the 21st CCLC After School Program are eligible to attend the summer camp. 

Title III

Several schools in Douglas County will offer a summer camp for students who are in the ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. The camps are funded through the federal Title III program.

Students will sharpen their language skills and explore other academic areas. High school students will have the opportunity to work on course credit to either catch up or move ahead toward their high school diploma.

Summer School

All high schools plan to host summer school sessions for students who need to earn high school credits to stay on track for graduation. The online courses will be supervised by a certified teacher. Students needing to earn credits during the summer can check with their high school for details. There is a cost for summer school.

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