Catholic Charities, Inc.: McDonough Summer Survivor
Zone 3 (Moylan)
- Academic Enrichment
- Career Exploration
- Creative Writing
- Educational Activities
- Environmental Learning
- Field Trips
- Health and Wellness
- Horseback Riding
- Recreational Swimming
- Science Activities
- Social Programming
- Social Science Activities
- Swim Lessons
- Wilderness Activities
Ages Served:Grades 6 - 8
Program Length:3–4 weeks (1-week sessions)
Start Date:July 6, 2021 (first session)
End Date:July 31, 2021 (last session)
Hours of Operation:8:00 am–3:30 pm
Free - Some students will start the program later or leave earlier so we anticipate 70% attendance rate.
Catholic Charities, Inc. has CPR/First Aid certification.
Executive Administrative Assistant
150 Tower Ave, Room E208
Hartford, CT 06120
More about our camp:
The Summer Survivor is a unique summer opportunity for 45 McDonough School students in grades 6-8 which blends academics and social skills as students learn about specific communities. The curriculum is an original framework, developed by Catholic Charities in 2008 that has been refined over the years and incorporates the CT Common Core Framework. The program will assist in meeting several goals identified in the School Improvement Plan including improving reading stamina, time in text, and comprehension. In addition, students will have daily scheduled time using the web-based intervention tools purchased by the school district to help make continued growth in math and reading.
This summer, participants will be learning about state and local history as it pertains to particular Hartford neighborhoods. The 4 neighborhoods identified will be Frog Hollow, Parkville, Barry Square and Behind the Rocks. This study of local and state history will help students develop a sense of place and a sense of connection to the community where they live and go to school. Many students will be surprised when they discover historical events that occurred in their own state and communities. Campers will be split into 4 groups representing the 4 neighborhoods. They will engage in cross community challenges that are both physical and academic in nature leading to a culminating event. Each “tribe” will consist of no more than 12 students, with one neighborhood leader and an assistant who is a graduate of Milner and former summer program participant. While the students are learning, they are also participating in a variety of academic and physical challenges as teams, building their team work skills (cooperation, communication, planning, etc.) and knowing that the winning tribe earns an incentive trip to Six Flags. A culminating event allows the students to showcase their neighborhood through performance and presentations.