Events & Activities
Summer Learning Loss
Many children experience “summer learning loss” during the summer months, which means they forget the equivalent of up to two months of academic instruction as measured by grade level equivalents on standardized tests.
Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004).
One of the ways we combat Summer Learning Loss at our camps is by offering designated reading/quiet time for a minimum of one hour per day. Girls are encouraged to use this time to choose a book from our library, write in a journal, or play a quiet game.