CAMP IDS 2016: Where Everyone Has a Great Time!
Feb. 25, 2016 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Bollywood dance. Lego movie making. Gourmet cooking. New languages. Video game design. Corbett Prep’s CAMP IDS is packed with options from sports to arts to academics that will create a memorable summer for students in PreK3 through high school.
Fun and informative, camp engages students in learning in creative ways — a benefit when it’s time to go back to school. Research shows that students can forget up to two months of academic instruction during summer vacation, but camps’ enriching experiences help reduce this summer learning loss, according to the American Camp Association.
Luckily, there’s an abundance of entertaining and educational opportunities at CAMP IDS, a favorite in the Tampa Bay area for two decades.
Camps are divided into seven weekly sessions from June 13 to July 29. Families can choose from more than 60 full- and half-day programs on the beautiful lakeside campus of Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. Extended care is available before and after camps, as is transportation to certain areas.
CAMP IDS appeals to a wide variety of interests and ages. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) themes provide avenues to explore graphic design, robotics, astronomy, physical science, model rocketry, Minecraft and 3-D design and printing. Communications camps put future journalists, documentarians and movie-makers to work in broadcasting, Claymation, magazine and filmmaking. Academic camps use creative approaches to help students hone reading, writing and math skills during summer break. Students can also test the waters of a new language with French, Chinese and Spanish camps that feature fun, culture-based activities that may involve cooking, music or art.
Visual and performing arts camps showcase students’ talents. Students can turn found materials, clay or even wire into masterpieces in a new mixed media camp, build sculptures from recyclables or paint their way across the globe. And musicians, actors and dancers will find plenty to like about band, strings, drama, dance and musical theatre. This year, students in grades 3-8 will perform in the imaginative Once on This Island Jr. on July 15 and 16 (auditions will occur on June 4).
Corbett Prep’s cypress-covered campus is the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, and CAMP IDS delivers. Look around the grounds, and you’ll see campers enjoying soccer, canoeing, fishing, flag football and the popular (now full-day) team challenges in “Warrior Games.” CAMP IDS also offers archery, golf, tennis, martial arts, cheerleading, basketball, off-campus adventures and wilderness excursions.
To learn more about this Tampa summer camp and specific sessions, download a registration form online or call (813) 961-3087.