JUMP strives to support children of all abilities when school is out of session — over summer, during spring break, or even on a rainy Saturday morning. With guidance from experts in the field, JUMP programs encourage social growth, maintain routine, and combat skill regression. Each day, kids focus on a specific social skill, first through direct teaching , followed by small group work where children practice skills through fun, collaborative, and sometimes messy activities. Weekend camps (coming in the 2017-2018 school year) focus on getting kids out into the community on a Saturday morning, while full day camps, including our 2017 Summer Camps and our School Break Camps and spend half the day learning and practicing key social skills through fun thematic activities and the other half taking these skills into the community through “Community Connections.”
Community Connections: The primary goal of “Community Connections” is to demonstrate inclusion outside the school year. Through Community Connections, all kids are invited to explore their community, with access to the accommodations they need to be successful. Community Connections come in a variety of forms including:
- Field trips to nearby locations
- Special visits from a community helper or local scientist
- Camper-led activities that encourages children to contribute to their local community in some way
Thematic Components: While JUMP has community at heart, each camp features a theme. Themes guide activities and community connections. While themes offer structure, JUMP educators tailor thematic content to follow the interests of learners.
Jump offers school break camps over winter break, mid-winter break, and spring break. Stay tuned for more details about our 2017-2018 academic year programs!
Weekend camps: details coming soon!
School Break Camps: details coming soon!