Camps, camps and more camps are taking place in schools this summer! You can see Davie County teachers at their height of creativity if you visit one of the fourteen Kinder Camps, Reading Camps or STEM Camps happening in the schools.
Thanks to donor investments in Community Funds at the Davie Community Foundation, the Board of Directors was able to award grants where they will have a significant impact on Youth and Literacy. A total investment of $95,800 was made possible by community generosity!
Kinder Camps in all six elementary schools are taking place in an effort to help children whose Pre-K testing shows them to be at risk for entering Kindergarten successfully.
Reading camps are taking place in Cooleemee, Cornatzer, Pinebrook, Shady Grove and William R. Davie Elementary to sharpen skills and turn kids on to Reading in the most creative ways. Camp themes range from the Olympics to Camping to Fairy Tales to “Color Me Healthy” and “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. The teachers seem to enjoy incorporating the theme into the activities as much as the children!
Mocksville Elementary students are visiting “Discovery Island” with their STEM camp, and through the STEM Pipeline Summer Camp, rising 7th grade students are engaging in problem based learning and collaboration to practice 21st Century Skills. Students with Autism benefitted from Camp AU-Some, hosted “Under the Big Top” at Cornatzer Elementary School.
In total, almost 400 children will expand their mind and sharpen their skills this summer thanks to the generous donors who invested in Community Funds!