St. Clair Catholic’s Summer Learning Camp 2022 wrapped up last week after another successful year! About 135 students at four locations – St. Angela Merici, Chatham; St. Anne, Blenheim; Holy Family Wallaceburg; and Holy Trinity Sarnia – participated in the three week camp.
“This was a tremendous experience for our students,” says Scott Johnson, Director of Education. “Students benefit from a diverse staff team in each cabin, who work together to meet their well-being and academic learning needs.”
Each morning students were engaged in literacy learning to build specific independent reading skills and a love of reading. A full calendar of experiential activities for each site kept students moving and helped foster new friendships and social interactions.
The camp was overseen by two St. Clair Catholic administrators, with the support of an amazing Summer Learning camp staff. In addition, other members of the St. Clair Catholic staff offered their special gifts and talents for afternoon experiences from physical literacy to art, including an appearance by Mme. Crayola (also known as Superintendent of Education Laura Callaghan!)
Each camp established many connections in the 4 communities, with visits to local parks, churches, museums and libraries, along with other special activities, including blueberry picking and bowling.
A special thank you goes out to our friends at Noelle’s Gift and the Chatham-Kent Ontario Student Nutrition Program, for funding healthy and nutritious snacks at all locations.
“I also want to say a special word of thanks to our staff, who delayed the start of their summer vacation by three weeks to lead the camps,” says Mr. Johnson. “We are grateful for your commitment to our students and their educational, physical and mental well-being. What an awesome team!”