Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning Opportunities
As summer is approaching, many families have reached out and asked about known learning opportunities for over the summer.  This list includes opportunities, programs, camps, and resources that we have discovered.   These programs are not endorsed by Southwest Licking Local Schools, nor are considered recommendations.   We simply searched, asked around, and compiled the list below.   
Some of the best things to do over the summer are to have your child read 15 minutes a day or more, practice their math facts, continue utilizing Lexia, and get physical exercise.  

Section 1: Opportunities for READING or MATH learning:



Westerville Summer Reading Challenge
Challenge your reader for prizes

Licking County Library's Imagination Library
Book gifting program that mails free high quality books to children

Rockin' Cool Freedom School
6 week program; June 14th-July 23rd; 5 days a week; 8-3pm;

Pataskala Library Summer Reading Program
K-5 (JUNE 1st PICK UP MATERIALS). FREE!

Section 2: Opportunities for Students with Specific Needs

YES Club!
Social emotional camp to help teach life skills, mentor, and tutoring for youths ages 11-18.

CAMP O'BANNON
Social Emotional Needs Camp

DSACO: 2021 Summer Learning Academy
5 weeks; 4 days per week; 3 hours per day 9-12; focuses on IEP goals

Welsh Hills Camp
Various programs run from June 7-July 30; offers extended care ; ages 3+


Summer Learning Academy
Located in Newark at Flying Colors for grades 1st - 4th ; July 18-August 3; 9am to 12pm

CAMPS

STEAM SUMMER CAMPS
Lots of STEM & STEAM related camps around central Ohio and our area!


The Works Summer Camp
Ages 3-11+; At-home kits/camps available

YMCA SUMMER CAMP
Options in Pataskala, Newark, and Zanesville

OTHER RESOURCES

WOSU SUMMER LEARNING ACTIVITIES
help fight summer brain drain with fun and engaging educational activities

LEXIA
Our adaptive program students 1-3 use to help decoding and comprehension.

HEGGERTY SUMMER LESSONS
Lesson plans for students who struggle with decoding (ability to apply letter sound knowledge to pronounce written words).

READ "GOOD FIT BOOKS"

How do I find books on my child's reading level. 
  1st: Ask your teacher what "DRA" your child is currently reading. 
  2nd: Go to one of the sites listed below to find books to get at the library or book store that match that reading level.   
However, it is always a good idea to provide books not just on their level but a few levels below their level to help with fluency and confidence.  As well as a few one level above to provide the next challenge for them. 
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