Say Goodbye to the Summer Slide (or Slump)!
Some call it the summer slump. It’s the phenomenon where, after spending just six weeks away from school, kids forget some of the math and reading concepts they learned during the last school year. Armed with the knowledge that the summer slide exists, you as a parent have options to fight this learning loss. The most important thing is to keep learning a part of your child’s daily routine – even over summer vacation. Just 20 minutes of reading each day can prevent the slide and actually improve reading skills. Just imagine what a week-long, immersive enrichment experience can do!
STE(A)M Summer Camp: Staten Island
Whether your child is a year-round enrichment student at FasTracKids, you’ve yet to try supplemental learning, or they’re still too young for school, BoomFTK Camp can give any kid, ages 2 to 10, a big boost. Instead of sliding behind over summer break, your child will gain an edge through rich social learning experiences and age-appropriate, play-based STE(A)M lessons. Our Staten Island summer camp delivers FasTracKids’ world-renowned Educational Zig-zagging method in the exciting setting of the (safe, clean) BoomKidz 3,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art play area. Each week, learning material revolves around a different STE(A)M topic.
Immersive Enrichment for All Ages
FasTracKids classes are focused on helping children excel in creativity, communication, confidence, critical thinking, and collaboration. At BoomFTK Camp, we meet the needs of various learning styles by teaching with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. This helps us accommodate many different learning styles and identify the development of different early learning skills. Our youngest campers focus on fundamentals — letters, shapes, colors, rule-following, sharing, taking turns, and working with others – in this first introduction to the classroom. Their shorter camp day includes welcome time, a socialization period, free play, and circle time. Older students have a more structured day that includes science experiments, group projects, arts & crafts, board games, and outdoor play. All kids spend learning time in a dedicated classroom equipped with a Smartboard and all the essentials needed to conduct experiments.
Math & English Enrichment Add-Ons
It’s easy enough to pack a week with STE(A)M programming (we’re doing it 10 times this summer), but some families want to cover a broader array of lessons. As always, the full menu of FasTracKids’ New Yorkenrichment programs, tutoring, and test prep will be available at all of our NYC learning centers. For those campers who want or need Math or English enrichment, we’ll be offering these as add-on options – at a discounted rate – on-site at BoomKidz!
BoomFTKCamp is for families who want summertime to be full of learning, friends, activity, and fun! With ten weeks of programming and optional extended hours available, there are hundreds of different ways to configure your child’s BoomFTK Camp experience. Some things that set us apart from other summer camp programs are our low adult-to-child ratios (1:4 for ages 2-5, 1:6 for older kids), our focus on academic enrichment, a new STE(A)M theme each week, our play-based approach to learning, and the incredible setting at BoomKidz Staten Island.
Ready to sign up or see the camp for yourself? Attend one of our upcoming Open House events at BoomKidz Staten Island.
If you’re ready to register your kids now, just fill out our registration form to start the process!