Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."
Summer Program is so much more than a place for children to play and have fun with friends. It is a place to have new experiences, develop new interests and skills, and to establish the confidence to be independent and empowered.
Our Summer Program offers a ton of different activities, including but not limited to: Light Speed Indoor Go-Carts, swimming at Country Springs, Discovery World, Miller Park Tour, Milwaukee Zoo, Uihlein Soccer Complex, Water Town Aquatics, and more! With this wide variety of activities, your child can experience new things, and find new interests outside of traditional sports and school activities. Our intentionally planned activities are meant to evoke imagination and creativity.
Summer Program allows kids the opportunities to form new friendships with others they have yet to meet or interact with. Learning and growing with new people is always an important skill in child development. Also working as a group or team can teach skills and foster friendships that will prosper long after Summer Program concludes. These potential life-long friendships could all be rooted in the similar interests that they found they share at Summer Program.
With activity and growth comes success and failure. Whether it is basketball or chalk drawing on the pavement, each activity comes with its own set of mini milestones and tests. Some of these activities might be brand new to your child, while others could be extensions of what they already know. Maybe they’ve never played basketball before, or perhaps they’ve played basketball but have never attempted a certain type of dribble. By getting out on the court and learning to play basketball, or even putting together some form of a through the legs dribble, an increase in confidence will result. The willingness to try something new, regardless of their impending success or failure will result in a newfound confidence, and a more resilient child.
In the end, Summer Program is FUN. There will be loads of good times and plenty of learning. But that is what Summer Program is, it is a learning experience. This summer can be a very important in learning new skills, having new experiences, and developing new friendships.
Blake Kraussel, Director of Administration and Employee Development