This immersive project involves partnering with local public and charter schools to provide a safe, structured learning environment during summer for Delaware County children.
Ball State students receive 6 credit hours for developing and implementing a science, reading, and math-based curriculum tailored to combat summer learning loss in elementary-aged students.
Candidates experience more than 50 hours of contact time with children, veteran teachers, and community partners. These standards-based, creative, hands-on lessons are taught during a five-week camp at Camp Adventure in Muncie. Preservice candidates not only plan and teach academic-based lessons, but also incorporate fun, team-building, and physically active experiences.
Children participate in outdoor games, wagon rides, fishing, and a low-ropes course, in addition to small group and individualized instruction.