Summer Learning

ExtendED Notes

ExtendED provides various resources for educators, There are articles over a span of topics, such as social-emotional, advocacy, bullying, STEM, and physical activity. There are ideas for activities that are thematic in nature as well as topic based. Some topics and themes include seasons, cooking, music, outdoor activities, and art.

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Ultimate Camp Resources

A collection of activities, staff training methods, program designs, and camp activity and skits videos.

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National Summer Learning Association

Our vision is that all children and youth have access to high-quality summer learning experiences to help them succeed in college, career, and life. To realize that vision, our mission is to convince, connect, and equip providers, education leaders, families, and communities to deliver high-quality summer learning opportunities to our nation’s children and youth that help close the achievement gap and support healthy development.

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Summer Matters

Summer Matters because high quality summer learning is essential to preventing “summer learning loss” and encourages students to be lifelong learners, rather than solely classroom learners.

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American Camp Association

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. The American Camp Association has a plethora of resources on summer programming.

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(Book) Summer Program Tips, Strategies and Activities: Rich Scofield

Full of articles, tips and strategies edited from 20 years of School-Age NOTES newsletters, this easy-to-use resource covers the planning steps from January to May and the programming approaches from field trips to themes. An A to Z of how to do summer programs. Includes: marketing, scheduling, staffing, safety, model programs, older kids, checklists, skill outcomes, discipline, PLUS over 500 activity ideas.

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How To Stop The Summer Slide with STEM

During the summer, it's vital that young people not only have the opportunity for free play and exploration, but also to engage with more intentional education activities.

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