Urban Compass Summer Camp
Each summer just keeps getting better and better! Every July, for four awesome weeks, students could be found all over Los Angeles exploring, learning, and having fun together. Urban Compass hosts its own summer camp for students in 1st-5th grade in order to reduce the academic gap that often occurs during these months. Our 4-week summer camp includes: morning academic support, daily journals, summer reading program, math challenge, arts and crafts, and fun enrichment programs. Through our lasting partnership with Falcons Youth and Family Services, daily snacks and a hot lunch were provided for each child, a wonderful new component appreciated by parents. Summer programming factors in student progress reports and grades from the academic year in order to continue meeting the academic needs of participants. The continued emphasis on reading also helped students as they earned fun incentives and prizes for each completed book and book report submitted during our “Road to Reading” summer challenge. In 2015, summer trips included going to the Natural History Museum, LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits, CA Science Center, Museum of Flying, Ringling Brothers Circus at the Staples Center, Watts Towers, Bob Baker Marionette Show, Buccaneer Bay Water Park, Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, Compton Jr. Posse Ranch, Griffith Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and our first annual Family Beach Day in Manhattan Beach! Students also enjoyed amazing academic and enrichment programs with Mad Science, Lula Washington Dance Company, MUSE/IQUE, Bitter Root Pottery, Bubblemania, and Reptacular Animals! Our new Summer Fit academic workbooks also helped kids stay academically engaged and ready for the next school year!