The Bridge Downeast offers a 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Day Camp during July and August. Many students struggle to retain information learned during the school year. Our camp offers a way for students to continue to develop academic understanding while outside of the classroom. Campers go on weekly field trips, participate in art activities and STEM enrichment, and build friendships along the way.
The Summer Camp is held at The Bridge Downeast’s Ramsey Center from the first week of July until the first week of August, Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm. The program is open to incoming kindergarten through 8th graders. Students will be provided with lunch and an afternoon snack. Transportation to and from the program will be provided on a first come first served basis.
Registration will be available in the spring of 2020. Watch our Facebook Page for more information.
2019 Summer Camp
The summer of 2019 proved to be as exciting as prior years – With 69 students attending during the month of July, they were not only engaged in academic and enrichment activities, but lots of fun recreational activities as well.
2019 provided for a new collaboration with the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with the Leadership Carteret – a team of up and coming leaders in the community provided us with the plans for 4 amazing field trips. Just as the Chamber provides activities to introduce the Leadership class members to the places, people and issues that define our county – a small team of these folks planned similar trips for all of our middle school students. We visited the Morehead City Port Authority, Coast Guard, Rachel Carson Reserve and Carteret County Government offices.
Early July had the middle school students visiting the Cape Lookout National Seashore where they learned about natural wildlife, habitats, heritage and a whole lot more.
All of the experiences over the summer were varied and aimed at developing a passion for learning. Academic activities took place every day and were designed to prevent summer learning loss and bolster interest in literacy, math, and science.
Enrichment opportunities were plentiful during the summer of 2019 and helped to expand and support the student’s vision of the world.
Students learned about culture and history during visits to local museums and parks. Field trips with community agencies such as NC Coastal Federation increased the students’ understanding of the environment. All students also participated in weekly recreational activities aimed at promoting physical and experiential growth.