Camp Bridgeway, Bridgeway Academy’s 8-week summer program, begins Tuesday, June 6th! The 2017 camp theme is “Bridgeway Academy’s Got Talent,” and will showcase the many talents and abilities of Bridgeway Academy’s 136 student campers, ranging from age 3 through 10th grade.
Weekly activities of Camp Bridgeway include music therapy groups, arts and crafts, physical fitness and outdoor play, social skills development, water play, special guests and daily academic review. Special activities relating to the weekly mini-theme or overall camp theme will also be included and led by Bridgeway Academy’s teaching staff.
Week One – Bridgeway Scientists: campers will explore science with visits from a Metro Parks naturalist, a remote control airplane demonstration and exploring fun science experiments.
Week Two – Bridgeway Performs: campers will explore Japanese taiko drumming with Eric “the Fish” Paton and listen to the blues through a performance by Blue Spectrum.
Week Three – Bridgeway Explores: campers will explore scuba diving and farm animals.
Week Four – Bridgeway Celebrates: activities of the week will include a visit from BalletMet and a celebration of Independence Day and annual 4th of July parade.
Week Five – Bridgeway Eats: Cooper’s Hawk will visit and give campers and exclusive cooking demonstrations.
Week Six – Bridgeway Acts: campers will explore improve comedy and drama as well as enjoy a performance by Capriccio Columbus.
Week Seven – Bridgeway Plays: sports are the focus of this week and will include a basketball exhibition and a mobile gym.
Week Eight – Bridgeway Rocks: camp will come to a close with a variety of closing activities including camp sing-a-long!
At Bridgeway Academy, summer camp is about recreation, and we provide students with important physical and social opportunities. The ability to get outside, to run, play and interact with friends is important for children with or without disabilities. Camp Bridgeway is effective because the mission and goals of camp are the same as during the academic year – to help each child reach his or her full potential by meeting this or her educational and therapeutic needs.