Spring Break Camp Declared a Success!

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City Year had a very successful Spring Break Camp with students last week. The theme of the camp was “Express Yourself” and students had multiple opportunities to express their creativity: writing poetry, budgeting money from their dream career to design their dream apartment, snapping perfect Instagram pics with photo basics, acting out their own reality TV shows on our fictional Clemente Network, or designing a rocket to escape the zombie apocalypse.

Student feedback from the camp was overwhelmingly positive. In City Year’s anonymous survey, every student in attendance agreed that the programming was both “fun and engaging.”  To host the camp, the Clemente City Year team collaborated with six additional corps members from teams serving Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Al Raby School for Community and Environment. Students enjoyed “getting to know their corps members better” and also being able to “make new friends” – both new City Year friends and peers who worked together during camp.  Several students wished the food, activities and fun had gone on for more than three days and appreciated the opportunity to learn and get out of the house.

Many thanks go to all of the students who attended and the parents who supported them.  Thank you to all of the Clemente staff and employees who made it possible to host our Spring Break Camp.  Many thanks also for the generosity of Subway at Western/Division, Guerrero’s Tacos and Pizza, The Great American Bagel on Belmont and The Twisted Baker at Wells for donations of food to make sure we could provide interesting lunches all week long.