Collegiate School’s Summer Quest camp program uniquely marries the disciplines of academics, arts enrichment and athletics in more than 175 camps, with an emphasis on STEAM-related classes in coding, game design, virtual reality, foreign languages, reading and math.
These camps are offered all summer long—from June 13-August 26—for children age 3 and older from all over the greater Richmond region. Collegiate and non-Collegiate campers can participate in full day and half day options with before and after camp care available.
The majority of camps are taught by Collegiate teachers and coaches, who enthusiastically employ the School’s mission with the children they nurture and guide during summer —to prepare the next generation of creative thinkers and engaged, caring citizens.
Research proves that kids learn through play, experiential opportunities and thoughtful, caring instruction, and this is what makes Summer Quest a win-win: Each camper’s summer can be designed to pair a parent’s desire for intellectual stimulation with a child’s eagerness to release and engage in interesting activities.
Even parents who have specific goals they’d like for their child to accomplish have had their needs met through Summer Quest. A few examples are outlined below, along with feedback from the parents of some last year’s campers:
- Flexibility in camp selections and times. Your child can attend a sports camp in the morning and receive academic enrichment in the afternoon, or vice versa.
“My son really enjoys the variety of options.” ~ SQ Parent
- Broadening social skills, through the opportunity for children who don’t attend Collegiate to enjoy new settings and make new friends, and for current Collegiate students to do the same.
“From the moment (my child) walked in the classroom, the teacher and staff were so welcoming and friendly. She immediately felt comfortable and made a bunch of friends. Some attended Collegiate and some didn’t. She loved the entire week.”
- Learning retention opportunities, through camps that help students recall or improve upon academic subjects they studied in school the previous fall or spring.
“My child loves the variety of academic enrichment camps you guys offer and I love the fact that he is being challenged academically over the summer months. Over the past few years he’s been able to challenge himself in new subject areas and hone in on his skills in others.”
- Preparation for the school environment for new, young students.
“My rising kindergartner enjoyed camp so much that she now can’t wait for the first day of school.”
- English language improvement, for immigrant students who can immerse themselves in English and reading, and thrive in our engaging Hooked on Books course.
“Our family moved to the country a few years ago and our daughter was behind in reading and writing, as English is her second language. We put her in Hooked on Books a couple of years ago and have noticed a steady improvement in her skills over the summer months. The experience has been invaluable, and she has so much fun.”
And a parent who captured the heart and spirit of Summer Quest …
“Top notch, well organized camp with wonderful, positive teachers. Also, a fantastic variety of camp choices. Will definitely have my kids back next year.”
Summer Quest camps are primarily held on Collegiate’s academic campus in western Henrico County, off River Road and easily accessible from all areas of metro Richmond, via Chippenham Parkway and Route 288 from the south and west; and via I-64 from the east and north. Collegiate also offers camps on our athletics campus (Robins) just 5 minutes away from the main campus on Blair Road, and at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center located on Route 10 in Chesterfield County.
(804) 971-3878, (804) 665-1750
To register: http://www.collegiate-va.org/SummerQuest
Article provided by Collegiate School