The United Learning Summer Camp offers an affordable in-person summer learning experience to students in grades K-8. The overarching goal of the United Learning Summer Camp is to provide a fun and engaging educational experience for campers through a combination of on-site academic activities and enrichment. Each camp week features hands-on learning in partnership with several organizations and businesses related to the week’s theme at no extra cost. We strive to provide a camp that fosters academic interest and helps students to develop the social and scholastic skills they need to thrive year-round.
In light of COVID-9, students have faced immense challenges related to lack of socialization, school closures, and disruption of their day-to-day lives. Our 2021 Camps will focus on creating on-site opportunities for students to safely interact with peers, build on their academic gains in the area of reading, writing and math, and develop personal empowerment and leadership skills. Our goal is to ensure that students have the resources, support and structure they need to feel academically and socially prepared to successfully return to a classroom setting in the fall.
This year, we are taking extra precautions to ensure that campers, staff and volunteers remain safe and healthy throughout out camp program. Since August 2020, our youth program has operated using a COVID-19 Safety Plan that includes following CDC guidelines such as increased hand-washing, temperature checks and screening, social distancing, and a pod structure for classroom settings. For our 2021 camps we will continue to follow our COVID-10 safety plan throughout the duration of our summer.
- All camps are open to students in grades K-8.
- Camps run 9:00am – 4:00pm daily.
- The cost of our camp is a $100 suggested donation for those who wish to contribute.
- Please note that eligible grades refer to the grade that the child is entering in the 2021-2022 school year. Children must have completed kindergarten to be eligible for our camps.
- Enrolled students will be grouped according to grade.
Our United Learning Youth Program provides programming that is inclusive, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed. We strive to prepare students in grades K-8 to become accountable, socially-minded and globally competent leaders in their communities.
Camp Themes and Application
Week 1: Back 2 Nature: Connecting with Our Environment Camp, June 14 – 18
The Back 2 Nature Camp engages youth with all the benefits that nature has to offer. This educational program offers campers the opportunity to engage with local wildlife and plant life and increase their knowledge in the study of the natural sciences. The goals of the Back 2 Nature camp are to build awareness of environmental issues affecting students’ communities and deepen students’ understanding of scientific concepts.
Week 2: Exploring Louisville: Discovering our City’s Past, Present and Future Camp, June 21 – 25
Take a journey through Louisville’s rich history. This week we will discover how Louisville came to be as a major Midwest city and the role it played during key parts in our history, such as the civil rights movement. We will learn more about the organizations in Louisville that are doing important work and delve into the possibilities for Louisville’s future through hands-on educational activities.
Week 3: Stand Up: Social Justice and Leadership Camp, June 28 – July 2
This week, students will develop their knowledge of social justice, advocacy and activism. Students will learn more about the concepts of diversity, inclusion, human rights, equity and access as well as hear from local leaders doing important work in these areas. Together, students will deepen their understanding of advocacy and activism so that they are prepared to engage actively in developing solutions for issues that they feel passionately about.
Week 4: We Create Visual Arts Camp, July – 12 – 16
This week is all about creativity! Students will build on their artistic skills and interest to further their knowledge in a variety of visual art mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, and graphic design. The camp will offer lessons from local artists in order to offer a diverse and collaborative hands-on experience in the field of visual arts. We will learn about several artists and how we can be an artist in everything we do.
Week 5: STEAM Stars (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp, July 19 – 23
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education plays an important role in helping students to develop science literacy, innovation, and creativity. Campers will learn and practice important STEAM concepts through a variety of fun and engaging o activities in the areas of astronomy, robotics, mathematics, engineering and more.