A camp that aims to boost literacy, math and science skills

The S.A.M. Learning Centre is adding a Math & Science Fun Club to its summer camp program

Last summer, the S.A.M. Learning Centre introduced Fun with Phonics summer camp as an interactive way to teach literacy skills to kids ages 4 to 8. This year, the camp is expanding its programming to include a Math & Science Fun Club.

The literacy portion of the camp is based on the Jolly Phonics method; children learn to read and write by verbalizing the sounds of the alphabet. The centre’s director and primary educator, Julia Yaglioglu, says the program is a multi-sensory way of educating by incorporating singing and physical movement.

The Math & Science Fun Club has been set up to be interactive and engaging. Instead of the Singapore Math Method that the centre uses in its regular program, logic-based mathematical concepts will be taught through brainteasers, puzzles and visual games. The camp has also partnered with Mad Science to engage campers in creative science experiments several times a week.

Parents can register their kids for a full day with both programs (phonics in the morning, and math and science in the afternoon) or they can opt for just one of the two. They also have the option of registering for three or four days a week.

The camp will take place over nine weeks but parents must register their child for at least one full, three-week session, from June 26 to July 14, July 17 to Aug. 4, or from Aug. 7 until Aug. 25. Costs vary by registration option. The camp will be held at the S.A.M. Learning Centre, 6525 Decarie Blvd., suite 302. 

For more information, visit funwithphonics.ca.

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