Summer School- Age Program

Giraffe Laugh provides high-quality education for children 6 weeks through the third grade.

We envision educational justice where every child has an enriched environment to thrive.

Three-quarters of America’s schoolchildren are not participating in summer learning programs and in Idaho only 8 percent of school-age children attend an after-school or summer enrichment program. Despite a growing awareness that summer learning loss is a major contributor to the achievement gap between low-income and high-income youth, the number and percentage of children participating in summer enrichment programs is startlingly low.

Giraffe Laugh turns a summer learning loss into a summer learning gain for school-aged children from pre-kindergarten to pre-third grade through a stimulating environment that is a full-day, full-week, all summer-long day camp. We provide enriched activities and learning opportunities that encourage reading, science exploration, field trips, swim lessons, social and emotional well-being and summertime fun!

This program begins the day school is out according to the Boise School District calendar and ends on the final day before school begins.

The weekly cost is $155 and includes breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and all field trips. Swim lessons and some extracurricular activities are extra.

Summer Program 2016 Themed Weeks:

Week 1, Friendship: Meet new friends.

Week 2, Chef: Cake decorating at Albertsons, Farmer’s Market, and learning new recipes.

Week 3, Beach: Sand dunes, Camel’s Back Park, and the Aquarium.

Week 4, Zoology: Humane Society, Zamzows, and Zoo Boise.

Week 5, Ancient Civilization: Pictograph hiking.

Week 6, Olympics: Swimming, BSU trip, and Track.

Week 7, Creative Arts: Create a band, Shakespeare’s festival, and Opera Idaho.

Week 8, Science: Discovery Center and Star Lab Experience.

Week 9, Creative Writing: Idaho Statesman and the library.

Week 10, Camping: Reserve, Cabela’s and a farm tour.

Week 11, Carnival: Games, face painting, etc.

To sign up, please contact our Summer School Age Program Director, Brandi Plunkett at brandi@giraffelaugh.org