June 25, 2012

SoE, Peabody, CTY partner for East Baltimore summer camp

The School of Education is partnering with the Peabody Preparatory and the Center for Talented Youth to develop a unique summer camp offering fun learning activities for students of the East Baltimore Community School. Camp Soar, to be held at the school, is also open to students whose parents work at Johns Hopkins University.

“Camp Soar represents an exciting new partnership with Peabody and CTY that will provide learning opportunities that will challenge and stimulate students,” said David Andrews, dean of the School of Education. “The program will provide rich educational activities during the summer months, when many students experience a learning loss.”

The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 9 through Aug. 3. With support from the Windsong Trust, it will feature morning sessions taught by Peabody Preparatory faculty and afternoon sessions developed by the Center for Talented Youth.

The Peabody sessions will encourage students to be creative through activities integrating movement, singing, composing and playing. Children will develop hand/eye coordination and listening and improvisation skills, as well as cooperation and teamwork. CTY sessions will inspire students to challenge themselves and explore multidisciplinary subjects in dynamic ways. They will engage in science labs, writing activities, social and mathematical studies, and visual art projects.

The program, open to students ages 6 to 10, is limited to 25 participants. The cost of the four-week program is $1,000. For more information, contact Annette Anderson at 410-516-2012 or annette.anderson@jhu.edu.