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Summer Programs Offered In Louisville
By Makayla Moore — Hey parents, have you signed your child up for an enriched summer program?
If you’re still looking for a program that will keep your child active, here are two great options for you to choose from. Jefferson County Public Schools has teamed with The University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development in efforts to have two wonderful summer programs available.
These programs will be offered in two local areas for 5-6 days out of the summer. It’s the perfect opportunity to keep your child out of harm’s way, out of the summer heat, and continuing their education.
Program #1: Summer Boost
Dates: June 16-27
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: J. B. Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning,
2811 Duncan Street, Louisville, KY
“Now in its fifth year, Summer Boost helps at-risk students at Atkinson and emphasizes reading and writing. About 100 Atkinson youngsters in grades K-5 participate in the camp and are aided by five teachers from the west Louisville school, plus 10 UofL college students and faculty.”
For more information about Summer Boost, please contact Tammi Davis at 502-852-1976.
Program #2: Summer Flight
Dates: June 23-27
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Westport Middle School
8100 Westport Road, Louisville, KY
“This is for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8. This is the first year for Summer Flight and about 75 youngsters are expected to participate. The camp at Westport Middle is funded by a grant from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Nine teachers from Westport Middle and three UofL college students and faculty will run the camp.”
For more information about Summer Flight, please contact Caroline Sheffield at 502-852-0575.
Here are a few more programs being offered in the city under different companies:
JCC Summer Camp
Location: 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
“JCC Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 9th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more! Children 2 years old receive private swim lessons twice a week, children 3 and 4 years old receive group swim lessons three times a week and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade receive group lessons daily. Specialty camps are also offered which include: Football, Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Horseback Riding, Lego, Sailing and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim. Young Leader Camp offers a 1 to 3 week experience for students entering 7th – 9th grade.”
YMCA Day Camp
“The Y offers day camp in over 30 locations in three counties for children from ages 3 to 16. Y campers take part in imaginative activities and field trips that nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Your child will enjoy summer activities including sports, swimming and arts and crafts and learn the importance of healthy choices and staying active.”