Camps, camps and more camps took place in schools this summer. Davie County teachers were at their height of creativity as they planned the fourteen Kinder Camps, Reading Camps and STEM Camps that took place in 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. An investment of $95,800 for school camps was made possible by community generosity!
Kinder Camps in all six elementary schools helped prepare children to enter Kindergarten successfully.
Reading camps took 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 ranged from the Olympics to Camping to Fairy Tales to “Color Me Healthy” and “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. The teachers enjoyed incorporating the theme into the activities as much as the children enjoyed participating in them!
Mocksville Elementary students visited “Discovery Island” with their STEM camp, and through the STEM Pipeline Summer Camp, rising 7th grade students engaged 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 expanded their mind and sharpened their skills this summer thanks to the generous donors who invested in Community Funds!
YOU too can be part of meeting the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge to increase Community Funds for future grant making. You can make a gift, in any amount, to the Community Impact Fund or start your own named fund.