Kidventure’s camp curriculum is based on what we call our 4 Cornerstones. We have identified four areas of development we believe are essential in a child’s learning and growth. Every activity, game, and event we schedule during the camp week focuses on one of these areas. These our our ‘Cornerstones’. Together, they drive all learning, growth, and development at Kidventure.
|1. CREATIVITY||Craft Art, Storytime, Art Centers, Imagination Centers, Process Art||Being creative in camp means using your imagination, pushing creative boundaries, discovering new problem solving strategies, and expressing who you are as an individual. When kids are given freedom to be creative, they become empowered to express their ideas, opinions and contribute to the larger group. This helps acknowledge each child’s uniqueness and diversity.|
|2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||Game of the Week, Gaga Ball, Playground, Music and Movement||Developing a good, healthily lifestyle and staying active is best when it comes naturally and is fun. Through a multitude of high and low activity games, sports, and skill development, kids stay active and foster a love for movement. And when applied in a team environment, kids develop lifelong skills such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership, all while fortifying positive mental and emotional skills.|
|3.EXPLORATION||Science Centers (magnets), Playground, Splash Day, Imagination (dress up, home center, duplo leggos, book nook, trucks) Centers, KV Live||Exploration is the opportunity to push beyond our own perceptions and discover more. When there is no constraint of what the outcome should be, the potential for growth and self-discovery becomes great. When given the chance to explore in camp during playground time, field trips, splash days & creative play, kids begin to nourish every aspect of their development. And that forms the foundations for intellectual, social, physical & emotional skills necessary for success in school and life. Play paves the way for learning!|
|4. REFLECTION|| Ribbons, Chill Time, Yoga, Circle Time
||The opportunity to reflect is essential. Reflection is a time to intentionally pause and consider how and why things happen. Reflecting on our own experiences encourages insight and complex learning. When given time to reflect through small group discussions, creative writing, and activities such as yoga, kids understand that succeeding and failing are both integral parts of learning. Without the opportunity for reflection, children miss out on creating personal strategies for their future.|