KIDVENTURE INC. LAUNCHES KIDVENTURE WAY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR YOUTH™ FOR ITS 2016 SUMMER CAMPS
Kidventure, Inc. formalizes the Kidventure Way Leadership Academy for Youth(™), its proprietary award-winning curriculum in practice since 1994.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, February 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kidventure, Inc., (“Kidventure”) an incorporation headquartered in Austin, Texas, is thrilled to announce the formalization of its “Kidventure Way Academy for Youth(™) (“KV Way”), following its successful curation over that company’s twenty-two years of operation. The ‘KV Way’ curriculum entails teaching of children aged 3-16 principles of respect, trust, communication, growth, integrity, compassion, perseverance, confidence, appreciation for nature, self-respect, and self-discipline using collaborative team-building games, positive reinforcement as well as individually-focused exercises. Since its inception in 1994, Kidventure has nurtured the development of these ‘human-skills’ in order to better prepare children for a more successful and happy life. The delivery of this curriculum takes place under the most exciting and fun atmosphere that is summer camp.
“We created Kidventure because we recognized that when done right, camp is this amazing opportunity to teach kids to be confident, to be brave, to be independent and caring. At Kidventure everything we do is designed to instill these skills and create an environment where your child grows strong and happy.,” said Mike McDonell, Kidventure President and CEO.
The formalization of KV Way as its own unique methodology is the result of a comprehensive accounting of the award-winning programming that has been in place since its inception. Recent internal audits of best practices, documentation of successful outcomes, and detailed client and staff surveys facilitated the company’s production of the KV Way curriculum.
“Kidventure has received dozens of awards and accolades over the years for its innovative approach to guiding kids. Most recently we were honored to receive the Nurture My Child ‘Favorite Overall Summer Camp Award for 2015’ and the ‘Favorite Overnight Summer Camp Award for 2015’. Parents simply love the spark in their kids when they come home. That is the KV Way,” said Katie Novosad, Vice President of Business Operations at Kidventure.
“Kidventure is more than just camp. It is about allowing kids to thrive and grow in a positive and safe environment surrounded by great role models. It is a place where friendships are formed outside the walls of social media and most importantly the value of a person is instilled,” said Michael Valka, Kidventure Vice President of Houston Operations.
In 2015 Kidventure was invited to by Chinese officials to bring the Kidventure Way to schools there to inspire integrity in their culture. In formalizing its KV Way curriculum already in longstanding use, Kidventure, Inc. plans to expand the utility of its curriculum by licensing it to school districts, churches, city and state-run youth initiatives, at-risk intervention programs, and other camp programs across the United States and beyond.
About Kidventure, Inc.
Kidventure, Inc. is a privately held family business headquartered in Austin, Texas, and was an outgrowth of a summer camp program in Houston. Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since its inception in 1994. The family-oriented company runs an active and purposeful KV Way curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. The company’s goal is to help grow happy, healthy kids and boasts trained and experienced staff, low ratios of staff to children, character-building KV Way curriculum, and a safe environment for youth.
Kidventure’s Founder and President Mike McDonell engenders charitable giving as a core value at Kidventure. McDonell, an avid philanthropist who serves in executive roles in several organizations including NBIA Disorders, My Life Speaks, National Epilepsy Association, and Eanes Education Foundation, encourages staff to take days off to volunteer. Kidventure gave over $30,000 in scholarships to underprivileged children to attend camps in 2015.
In 2016, Kidventure celebrates 22 years of running camps in Texas. Kidventure operates thirty locations including Houston, Dallas, Austin, Hunt, and Rocksprings in Texas. Kidventure will launch operations in San Antonio, Texas in 2017. Youth programs include day camps, overnight camps, after school programs, parent nights out, holiday camps, and other events. Annually 9,000 children attend over 14,000 weeks of camp and after school Kidventure programs across Texas.
Learn more about Kidventure, Inc. at: http://kidventure.com. Follow Kidventure on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest. For questions related to the KV Way please contact: Mike McDonell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For press-related questions, please contact: Christie Schultz at 512.994.9393.
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