City Year’s Spring Break Camp is a fun and educational three-day getaway for freshmen that City Year Chicago runs during the spring school vacations. We provide a safe, engaging place for Clemente freshmen to go who may not otherwise have opportunities to learn and socialize when school is out. During the camp, corps members from Clemente, Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Al Raby School for Community and Environment will lead teams of students through programming that is both academic and enriching.
This year’s spring program “Express Yourself,” runs from Tuesday, April 15th through Thursday April 16th, from 9am to 12pm. The three days challenge students to think and plan creatively and then move through the creation process itself! Tuesday’s programming will include poetry writing and a crash course in the basics of photography and social media through Instagram. Wednesday will challenge students to balance a large budget for their dream home and then think critically about reality TV and consider how they might design the pilot episode of their very own show. Finally, students will experiment with the basic principles of flight as the build balloon rockets to escape the zombie apocalypse! With a little humor and an open mind, Clemente students will be ready to have fun learning with the support of City Year.
If you are a parent interested in having your freshman student attend the Spring Break Camp, call (219) 381-6029 and ask for Team Leader Melissa Georgiou. Verbal or written permission is necessary before a student attends the camp programming.