826LA English Language Learner Camp runs for five weeks this summer, starting Tuesday, July 5, and running through Thursday, August 4. Students join us for 2.5 hours a day, four days a week, to work on their writing, reading, and speaking skills. Our fun and engaging writing activities are based on our five theme weeks--food, nature, world arts & culture, STEM, and college/career week--and are designed around Common Core standards. This day camp is for students ages 7-12, and is designed for students who are ELL levels 3 and below, or that you have identified as needing extra support. If you have questions about ELL Camp, please direct them to Pedro and Emmanuel, who are cc’d on this email.
826LA Words, Spoken writing day camp will be running from June 15-19 for students ages 12-18. This week-long camp will be taught by LA-based writer Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. It will also feature many guest teachers who will engage students with different genres of writing, including poetry, screenwriting, short stories, and more. Students’ writing will be published in a book and released at the end of the summer. This camp is perfect for students who are already interested in writing and want to work on their craft, as well as students who need extra support in their writing skills.
Finally, 826LA summer STEM workshop series is returning this year, this time focusing on science and space. It’s (Partially) Rocket Science will run from August 8-10, from 2pm to 5pm for students ages 10-14. In this workshop, students will write creatively and learn about scientific concepts like thermodynamics, planetary science, and astrobiology through activities like making ice cream, designing spacecrafts, exploring planets, and theorizing about aliens. This workshop has limited space, and priority will be given to students who can make all sessions.