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 $158 and includes breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and all field trips. Swim lessons and some extracurricular activities are extra.

Summer Program 2018 Themed Weeks:

Week 1, Getting to know each other: Trip to the HP Campus to do STEM activities and coding.

Week 2, Family Week: Jump Time.

Week 3, S.T.E.M Learning: Financial literacy, a guest speaker, and field trip TBD.

Week 4, Earth: Boise WaterShed.

Week 5, Patriotism: Patriotic civics program.

Week 6, Exercise and Nutrition: Roller Skating.

Week 7, Animals: Aquarium and Reptile Adventures.

Week 8, Culinary: Tour a local restaurant.

Week 9, Creative Arts: Talent show.

Week 10, Camping: Bubble Planetarium and Esther Simplot Park.

Week 11, Back to School: Field trips TBD

 

To sign up, please contact our Summer School Age Program Director, Neile Kyle at Neile@giraffelaugh.org