5 Can’t-Miss Educational Summer Camps at Stratford School

Reopening and Reuniting at Stratford in the Age of COVID-19

As California counties have begun to allow schools to reopen for in-person instruction, many of Stratford’s schools are in the process of welcoming K-8 students back to campus, with stringent health and safety protocols in place.  Prospective families are invited to schedule a tour and learn more.

With summer quickly approaching, it is time to decide what your children are going to do when they’re out of school for a few months. Lining up fun and educational activities for your kids over the summer will help to limit the chorus of “I’m bored” comments throughout the long summer days.

To help in your search for summer activities, we’ve highlighted some of the upcoming summer camps available at Stratford School’s campuses across the state. Our educational, STEM-based summer camps will help prevent summer brain drain and ensure your kids have fun while learning and growing.

1. Get Ready For Kindergarten

Not all kids are will always be ready to begin their classroom experience. If you have a child who isn’t used to a classroom setting or is a little anxious about being away from home for the first time, then Get Ready for Kindergarten is an excellent, low-pressure way to introduce them to their new classroom.

The camp focuses on the basics of kindergarten, including math, phonics, and printing. Most importantly, Get Ready for Kindergarten gives young students the social skills necessary so that they’ll excel when classes start in the fall.

2. Sports Camps

Research has proved that playing sports equates to better academic success. In fact, active participation in sports has been linked to increases in teamwork, accountability, mental wellbeing, self-confidence, and brain development. If you want to get your child away from the screen and out on the field, then Stratford School’s sports camps are the perfect way to encourage your kids to be active and help them reap the benefits associated with playing sports.

3. Tech and Engineering Camps

Whether your child is into Legos, robotics, or aerospace engineering, tech and engineering camps will foster their growing love for building and creating. Tech and engineering camps are created to keep children engaged and having fun while introducing them to real-life technology and engineering projects. The skills they learn in summer camp will not only translate well to their STEM education, but to their future career in a STEM field as well.

4. Schmahl Science Camps

If you have a budding scientist in your midst, the Schmahl science camps at Stratford are the ideal place for them to pass the summer. In the camps, your child will test hypotheses, use real-life laboratories, and do fun and messy experiments they may not get to do at home.  

Whether they want to smash things up, bust some urban myths, or try their hand at some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s mechanics and engineering projects, there is something for every child.

5. Art Camps

Your little Picasso will love to spend their summer creating in one of Stratford’s art camps. Young artists can learn about the basic aspects of art in Stratford’s Art Introduction camp, while older students can dive deeper into the detailed elements of creating fine art.

Future lawyers, politicians, and activists can hone their speaking skills in a speech and debate camp. Your child will learn how to hone and articulate their thoughts to become an effective and convincing speaker and debater.
Educational summer camps at Stratford will keep your kids engaged in STEM subjects away from the traditional classroom environment. As your child grows their passion for STEM subjects through hands-on activities, they’ll also be building valuable social skills, and, most importantly, having fun. Check out our roster of summer camp programs at Stratford School today!