A Summer STEAM & Reading camp focused on retaining academic skills, as well as preparation for the next school year

Loss of learning during summer break is a substantial and sobering problem among students. Considerable research on this topic shows it’s usually the students who can least afford to lose ground who are most likely to suffer from summer learning loss and fall far behind their peers. Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art Summer Camp is designed to have fun and prevent summer learning loss. Because learning skill losses during the summer months are cumulative, by the time a struggling student reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in achievement.

Don't let your children sit in front of the television or sleep all day this summer. Keep their minds sharp by bringing them to Solid Foundation's Summer Camp.

Why students need a summer reading intensive

  • Of all the activities in which students engage outside of school, time spent actually reading is the best predictor of reading achievement; the more students read, the better readers they become.

  • Students who struggle with reading and do not have sufficient skills to decode text are less likely to engage in the activity of reading.

  • Students reading below grade level are more likely to suffer from summer reading loss and fall further behind their peers.

Program Details

  • Program runs May 20th - August 2nd

  • Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Cost starts at $110/week (lunch included)

  • $50 nonrefundable registration fee

Are you eligible for funding?

We encourage parents to apply for CAPS through Bright From the Start to cover the program if you meet the financial eligibility requirements.

Overview of requirements:

  • New families who do not currently receive CAPS must be in one of the priority groups below. Please see CAPS Policy – Priority Groups for more details. Child Protective Services (CPS) and Court Ordered Supervision Cases – Requires a referral from CPS.

  • Children enrolled in a lottery funded Georgia’s Pre-K class

  • Children in DFCS Custody

  • Children with disabilities – Disabilities may include intellectual disabilities; hearing, speech, language impairments, visual, or orthopedic impairments; serious emotional disturbance, autism, traumatic brain injury, specific learning disability, significant delays in cognitive, communication, social, emotional, or adaptive development; or other health impairments that impact the child’s learning.

  • Families experiencing domestic violence

  • Families participating in or transitioning from TANF – Requires a referral from TANF and is limited to families who are participating in TANF employment or support services.

  • Families who have experienced a natural disaster within the previous 24 months.

  • Families who lack fixed, regular, and adequate housing

  • Families with very low income as defined by CAPS – See Appendix A – Maximum Income Limits for applicable income limits by family size.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) – Must be participating in DFCS’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

  • Minor parents – Parental authorities 20 years of age or younger.

  • Need to protect – Children who need protective services but are not formally involved with CPS.

  • In addition to being in a priority group, families must meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Please note that only the most common verification options are listed below. The complete list of acceptable verification can be found in CAPS Policy – Eligibility Requirements and CAPS Policy – Income Calculations.

    Click here to visit the CAPS website for full eligibility requirements.

If you would like to help your child avoid summer learning loss, click the button below to apply for our summer camp