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Summer camp and program registration now live on Metro Schools website

CarterLawrenceES_110216_P1060594.jpg Tomorrow is only the first day of spring, but it's not too early to explore the MNPS summer camps and program options! Metro Schools and other municipal and community organizations are hosting several summer programs and activities for families. Whether your child wants to learn about STEAM at their district school or curriculum around animals at the Nashville Zoo, our list of camps has a variety of programs that will suit your child’s interests. The list of school offerings and community camps is now live on mnps.org/summer-camps.

The MNPS summer camps and program website gives you the ability to search by grade and by quadrant so that you can find a camp close to your home and specific to your child’s interests. These camps have limited spots and fill up quickly, so it is important to register soon! Each camp has a different way to register listed on the information card on the webpage. Last year, MNPS placed an increased focus on our camp offerings, doubling the size of many programs and expanding the range of opportunities offered to students to promote literacy and prevent summer learning loss so there should still be plenty to choose from.

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It is important to keep your child actively engaged during the summer break to continue their academic growth. A study by National Summer Learning Association found that during the summer break students lose two months of math skills. Low-income students also lose two-plus months of reading achievement and approximately 90 percent of teachers spend at least three weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year. That is valuable time teachers could use to push students forward – and this is something academic summer camps can help to prevent.

Summer camps and programs support our goals outlined in the Strategic Framework and directly impact many areas and related actions. Metro Schools is committed to creating an environment that promotes active student engagement and consistent improvement in academic achievement among students from all backgrounds and programs. To achieve that we must provide equitable access—across MNPS schools and clusters—to a high- quality well-rounded education. Camps and programs are provided at many locations across the district, some with transportation available and most with full meals or snacks provided.

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These programs serve as a support system linking families to the resources and tools they need to be effective partners in the academic success of their child. As we get closer to summer, more camps will be added to the website so continue to check back for more options.

Explore summer camps and programs here.