2016 Dates: Monday, June 27th – Friday, August 5th
2016 Camp Fee: $175 per child (Includes all meals, field trips, and activity fees)
($25 “non-refundable” deposit due at registration | Payment options are available for families of 3 or more children in the same household)
According to Time Magazine, summer learning loss – referred to as “the summer slide” – is a major contributing factor in the achievement gap in America’s schools. Nehemiah, in fact, sees this trend in its own surrounding neighborhood: during the summer months, children have working parents and tons of unstructured time and often need a little help staying in line and keeping their brains fit. Moreover, an astounding 98% of the children in Nehemiah’s neighborhood are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Thus, it is imperative that families in the community have access to quality and affordable education, food programs and exposure to positive activities that expand worldview.
As a result, Nehemiah, Inc. runs a summer youth learning camp for children (K5 – 6th grades) each year. Summer job opportunities are also offered to teens and college students (ages 14-21) to serve as assistant teachers and recreation assistants (This summer job opportunity is offered in collaboration with the City of Milwaukee Earn and Learn program. Click HERE to learn more)
First and foremost, Nehemiah’s Summer Youth Learning Camp emphasizes reading and math enrichment (which is based on state standards and is taught by teachers certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction), followed by holistic experiences such as guest speakers, personal development activities, arts and cultural projects, and field trips. Every student receives breakfast and lunch each day.