Local enrichment program returns after two-year hiatus
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Summer Adventure is back. The affordable summer enrichment program, which was canceled in 2020 and 2021, is co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Education Foundation and Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs.
The program is open to children in kindergarten to ninth grade, and runs for five weeks starting June 20 at Roosevelt Elementary and Lincoln Middle schools.
Elementary classes include STEM, sports, art, chess, video game design and theater.
A full morning program for incoming kindergarteners is a popular option, supporting an easy transition to elementary school in the fall.
Middle school students will have the opportunity to learn to sing, cook, produce their own songs, create art, make films and play field games.
Incoming sixth-graders can prepare for their transition to middle school with“Middle School Masters,” which is offered on weekly for up to five weeks.
“We are especially proud of our transition classes that have helped countless students ease into their new school experience, whether they are starting kindergarten or sixth grade,” said Alison Havel, Ed Foundation board president.
Summer Adventure gives students the chance to enjoy an enriching summer camp experience in a relaxed school setting.
Most classes are taught by SMMUSD teachers who are excited to share their passion in a specific area with students for a few weeks over the summer.
“We are proud to offer such a comprehensive summer enrichment program for our students,” said Gabrielle Cohen, president of the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs.
“For the past 39 years, students have had a lot of fun, have made new friends, and have stayed engaged in learning during the summer. We’re so excited to be back in person again this year.”