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summer on the farm

Summer Camp

Quality Education in a Rural Summer Setting!

Summer on Prairie View Farm is a wonderful time for children of all ages. All 13 classrooms take on a new look as teachers prepare indoor and outdoor activities for summer fun. Kids Express Learning Center's campus offers several shady playgrounds, a newly designed court and ten grassy acres just waiting to welcome children for loads of fun in the sun!

Each day, children meet with their camp teachers to engage in high-quality learning activities related to camp themes. Morning and end-of-day gatherings, lunch and snack are held with homeroom teachers. Throughout the rest of the day, homeroom teachers accompany the children to enrichment classes which provide opportunities for children to learn new skills and explore areas of special interest.

Ages and Camp Opportunities

Children 6 weeks through age 12 attend our summer camp. Infants and toddlers participate in the entire 12-week session; however, older children may attend one or both of our camp sessions. New themes and activities are presented during each session.

Summer Camp Dates & Schedule

Session I: June 12 - July 20, 2018 (6 weeks)
Session II: July 23 - August 30, 2018 (6 weeks)
Hours for preschool and school-age children are 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., with options for extended care; 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Infants’ and toddlers’ tuition includes enrollment from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

INCOMPARABLE SCHOOL-AGE CAMP

Kids Express Learning Center’s Summer on the Farm program is all about fun! Homeroom teachers plan fun, interactive activities promoting literacy, math, writing and learning. These activities help children retain what they have learned throughout the school year. What makes Summer on the Farm a unique experience for school-agers are the many enrichment programs offered. In the morning, school-age summer campers select either "Rock & Roll for Kids", zumba, gymnastics, golf, yoga, engineering or culinary classes. In the afternoon following lunch, the choices change to gardening, sports, art or nature/science classes.

Field trips to a variety of sites round out the week for school age campers. Homeroom teachers and KELC’s specialists plan and supervise the bus rides and trips to a number of exciting, fun locations.

Physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth form the foundations of Summer on the Farm for school-age children. Energetic, fun-filled activities are alternated with moderate homeroom activities to enrich the children’s lives and provide memorable camp experiences.​

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Summer Camp Activities

Classrooms serving children two and older are scheduled to attend four enrichment classes each week.  School age campers are involved in nine specialty classes throughout the summer sessions.

Classroom Camp Meetings
Each day, children meet with their camp teachers to engage in high-quality learning activities related to camp themes. Camp teachers, or "homeroom" teachers, accompany the children as the children explore their interests through the many wonderful enrichment programs. Enrichment experiences are headed by teachers who specialize in the specific enrichment area, be it art, dance, nature, etc...

Prairie View Farm Children's Garden
All summer, children taste, play, learn and "work" with KELC's master/children's gardener in the vegetable, fruit, herb and flower gardens. The organic gardening program at KELC is one of our specialties and is tremendously well-received by parents, children and teachers alike. During the summer of 2015, children developed a prairie near the KELC golf area.

Sports for Kids
Games, team sports and individual challenges abound as the 10-acre campus hosts a variety of athletic activities for children.

Creative Connections Cottage
Budding artists visit the art teacher to create masterpieces to share with their families! Families are welcome to visit the art program to view the children’s work before, during or after camp.

Nature Studies
Farmer Will’s Nature Center Bus, nestled into KELC’s campus forest, provides a unique classroom for nature studies classes during “Summer on the Farm.” Children are fascinated by their excursions into the forest with Mr. Rich, KELC’s nature specialist, knowing that a new adventure awaits them each trip they take.
Along with the forest area, gardens, meadows, the pond and our animal park form outdoor classrooms for Mr. Rich’s popular science-based nature program. Each week, hands-on activities help children learn nature concepts but also help them gain a respect for and an appreciation of nature’s bounty.