A summer camp is a six to eight-week blended program that gives children a safe place to go during the summer months. For many families, summer camp can be out of reach due to high costs, HRBCBG offers an affordable camp option (even making it free to families that can’t afford the reduced cost) that’s not only fun, but offers educational activities and adventures to expand members’ horizons. Additionally, the kids that seek out the Club programs are those at greatest risk to suffer from summer learning loss.
Studies show that most low-income youth lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation and reading skills over the summer months. HRBCBG’s summer programs combat that learning loss by engaging youth in learning through discovery, creative expression and collaborative group work.