In past years, there has been a shortage of summer programs for children in the Elkhart area. This year, Elkhart Education Foundation introduced a new summer camp called Summerscape Day Camp for children entering first through eighth grade in the fall. The camp aims to provide a safe and fun environment that can offer educational enrichment for children during the summer months while they are out of school. The camp runs for a week at a time between June 5th to July 28th . Parents can register their children for a half day or whole day program, and additional after hours care can be arranged for an extra fee.
The demand for summer programs for children is high. Many parents work during the day, and it is often difficult to find reliable and affordable care for their children while they are at work. During the school year, parents have the peace of mind that their children are safe at school. Once summer rolls around, it becomes a scramble to make alternate arrangements to accommodate the new schedule. Summer day camps provide some relief for parents, while offering children an opportunity to continue practicing social skills, learning, and remaining physically active during the break.
Summerscape Day Camp will be offering 18 different camp themes throughout the summer. From Animal Adventures to Hands On Science, children will be able to experience many new and exciting things. Many studies have shown that it is important for children to stay engaged and mentally stimulated to prevent regression over the summer. Summer programs can give many kids a leg up for the next school year and help keep their progress steady.
The camps will be led by Elkhart Community Schools teachers with assistance from local high school students for younger children. Parents who are searching for supervision or day care for their children during the week while they are at work can look into the Summerscape Day Camp program. Prices start at $95 for a half day to $165 for a full day. For families with more than one child, each additional child registered will receive $10 off. The program starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. Half day can begin at 8 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. The after hour care begins at 7 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
Parents can look forward to much less stressful summers with the introduction of this program. It has long been an unmet need for Elkhart area families. Elkhart Educational Foundation is changing that. Their day camp helps families find affordable and reliable care for their children over the summer. Kids will have something to look forward to over the summer, and parents can enjoy a much smoother transition between school years. Summerscape Day Camp provides a much needed bridge across the gap. If interested, you are still able to enroll your children for the remainder of this summer. If you've already made arrangements, be sure to keep this program in mind for next summer.