Grant AME Church

Kirkland Academy For Excellence ~ Labor of Love Day Camp

Community Outreach Program For Families in the Watts Community

Summer 2015

Overview

The Kirkland Academy For Excellence – Labor of Love Day Camp (KAE-LOL Day Camp) will operate Monday through Friday from June 15 – July 3, 2015.  This community outreach camp will operate from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm.  The camp will serve elementary school students who will be in 1st through 6th grades in September 2015.

The KAE-LOL Summer Day Camp, designed around three themes, will offer academic instruction in the morning and enrichment activities in the afternoon.  There are also three (3) planned field trips to sites that will be both educational and fun!  The KAE-LOL Summer Day Camp will provide small group instruction organized around grade levels.  The academic focus includes related reading and writing instruction with a special focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities.  The enrichment activities include Let’s Move activities, arts & crafts, yoga, music, healthy eating food experiences, and the return of the popular race car design and creation! 

Goals

There are three goals for the Kirkland Academy For Excellence – Summer Labor of Love Day Camp. The goals are:

  • To provide academic enrichment focused on STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • To provide healthy meals and exercise
  • To provide a safe environment for learning and play

Weekly Themes

Each week will focus on one thematic unit.  In each unit, we will study the work of scientists who research that field of science.

  1.  “Digging For Dinosaurs” will give children a chance to be paleontologists and archeologists.
  2. “It’s a Bugs World” will give children a chance to be entomologists.
  3. “Out of This World” will give children a chance to be astronomers.

Applications and Registration

Student applications and registration forms are linked to this website.  There is a Community Registration Event on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm and applications will be accepted at that time.  After that event, applications can be dropped off in the church office or mailed to the church at 1151 East 105th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002.

Click for applications: Student Application 2015 PDF  2015 Student Application Session Registration Form

KAE LOL Program Website