Stop the summer slide! Delaware’s best educational summer camps and programs for K-8th grade

If you’re a parent of a K-8th grade student, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “summer slide” which refers to the significant loss of learning that occurs in under-stimulated students during the summer months. Sadly, this loss has not been exaggerated by the media and – as many teachers can attest – is all too real a problem when September arrives.

In fact, children of all ages experience some learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities over the long summer months. And, research spanning 100 years shows that students also typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer.

To stop the summer slide, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics has created a series of educational camps, mini camps and summer workshops just right for your K-8th grade student. See our latest summer offerings below. Or, click Summer Options for a complete list by age category including exceptional summer workshops for teens.

K-8th EDUCATIONAL SUMMER OPTIONS

Art Instruction (K – 8th)
Whether you want to learn the elements of drawing with shading and form, or create new hands-on masterpieces, we can design your program!

Math Counts camps (K-1st, 2nd – 3rd, 4th-5th)
In this 5 week small group math skills program our experienced instructors will provide strategies to strengthen your child’s basic math skills as well as focus on exploring problem-solving strategies, mental math training and logical reasoning. Students will work independently and within the small group to improve mathematical awareness through a variety of text and online materials.

$299 with $20 materials fee for 15 hours of instruction
5 week program runs July 9 through August 10

  • Grades K-1   Mon/Wed   9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Grades 2-3   Mon/Wed   10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Grades 4-5   Mon/Wed   9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Math Counts camps (6th – 7th)
In this 5 week small group math skills program our experienced instructors will provide strategies to strengthen and expand your child’s math knowledge by reviewing basic math problems and introducing  material for  pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. Students will also explore problem-solving topics and mathematical reasoning.

$299 with $20 materials fee for 15 hours of instruction
5 week program runs July 9 through August 10
Grades 6 -7   Mon/Wed   10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OR
Grades 6-7    Tues/Thurs  12:45 p.m.  – 2:15 p.m

Math Reinforcement and Enrichment, 1-on-1 (K – 8th)
Summer is the perfect time to build and strengthen mathematics skills for the upcoming school year.  Students will work 1-on-1 with an experienced instructor to review and learn concepts and create fun ways to remember them.  Each session is tailored to the individual child to meet his or her needs, interests, level of background knowledge and learning style.  Previous school years’ material will be reinforced during these interactive sessions, with an eye looking ahead as well. Available at your home, day camp, or in our Newark or Wilmington locations.

Music (K – 8th)
Beginner and experienced players are able to continue their love of music at our center.

  • Bass
  • Brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba)
  • Guitar (acoustic and electric)
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Violin (beginner)
  • Woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax)

Read to Succeed! camps (K-1st, 2nd – 3rd, 4th-5th)
In this 5 week small group reading skills program our experienced instructors will provide strategies to strengthen your child’s phonemic awareness and word attack skills. Students will work independently and within the small group to improve comprehension and fluency through a variety of text and online materials.

$299 with $20 materials fee for 15 hours of instruction
5 week program runs July 9 through August 10

  • Grades K-1   Tues/Thurs  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Grades 2-3   Tues/Thurs  10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Grades 4-5   Tues/Thurs  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Read to Succeed! camps (6th – 7th)
In this 5 week small group reading skills program our experienced instructors will provide strategies to strengthen your child’s knowledge of literary terms, comprehension, and fluency through a variety of text and online materials. Students will also delve into more specific reading and studying strategies for textbook and other non-fiction pieces of literature

$299 with $20 materials fee for 15 hours of instruction
5 week program runs July 9 through August 10
Grades 6 -7   Tues/Thurs  10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OR
Grades 6-7    Mon/Wed   12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m

Reading Reinforcement and Enrichment, 1-on-1 (K-8th)
Our experienced instructors will work 1-on-1 with your student to read, comprehend, retain and
apply summer reading material. These sessions will provide students with the knowledge and confidence to complete any required reading-related assignments, such as reports, projects and tests. Available at your home, day camp, or in our Newark or Wilmington locations.

Summer School, 1-on-1 (K – 8th)
Build skills and confidence by completing summer school requirements in a 1-on-1 environment geared to each student’s specific needs. Available at your home, day camp, daycare, or in our Newark or Wilmington locations.

Smartphone Snaps: Photography Camp (6th – 8th)
Want to take awesome pictures using just your smart phone or tablet? Learn techniques and tips for taking better photographs by exploring the principles of composition, light, and fun effects. This camp includes walking field trips to the Brandywine River and Zoo.

$299 with $20 materials fee for 15 hours of instruction
Week of June 25 -29, 2018, M-F from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
OR
Week of August 13 -17, 2018, M-F from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in Delaware

Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 tutoring in 60+ subjects, professional development, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, paras, ELL services, homebound services, RTI support, psycho-educational testing and test prep. We also offer summer school and educational summer camps, original credit and credit recovery, along with unique enrichment options such as music, art and photography. Plus, Back to Basics Private School is Delaware’s only Department of Education approved 1-on-1 Private School for K-12.

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