Summer Enrichment: What it is and Why Your Kid will Benefit

Summer Camps at Rad Academy will benefit your young learner in so many ways!

Brogan Dahl

5/4/20232 min read

Creative summer enrichment is the term for any activity or program that promotes learning, education, and engagement in students outside of the classroom and school year.

Creative summer enrichment can have many benefits for students, such as:

  • Improved academic performance as a result of skills learned during enrichment, such as time management, organizational skills, problem solving, critical thinking, public speaking and leadership skills

  • Empowers young minds to think creatively, problem solve and think outside the box

  • Participation in enrichments boosts confidence and self-esteem

  • Exploration of their interests and exposure to new fields and disciplines

  • Hands-on experience that a classroom doesn’t offer

  • Meeting other students with similar interests and forming lifelong friendships

  • Getting a taste of college life and earning college credits, if available

  • Developing a portfolio of creative work that can be used for college applications or future careers

Creative summer enrichment can take many forms, such as:

  • Filmmaking camps that teach students how to write, direct, edit and produce their own short films

  • Language immersion classes that help students learn a new language and culture in another country

  • STEM sports programs that combine physical activity and science, technology, engineering and math concepts

  • Creative writing programs that help students express their ideas and stories through various genres and formats

  • Summer learning programs at colleges that offer college-level courses in subjects such as engineering, psychology and environmental studies

Summer camps can give students better grades by providing them with various academic benefits, such as:

  • Learning from positive role models who are experts in their fields can inspire students to pursue their goals.

  • Developing self-reliance and independence by being responsible for their own learning and progress.

  • Engaging in activities that cater to different types of learners and depart from regular classroom experiences.

  • Making new friends and meeting people from different backgrounds, which can enhance their cognitive skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

  • Preventing summer learning loss, which mostly affects students who made the most progress during the previous school year.

  • Supporting ongoing cognitive development and maintaining academic performance by focusing on specific areas of strength or weakness.

Summer camps can also help students explore their interests, get hands-on experience, get a taste of college life, earn college credit and have fun!

Rad Academy offers several Summer Camps to fill this need: Art Summer Camp, Business Summer camp, STEAM Summer Camp, and Makers Spaces.

Creative summer enrichment can be a fun and rewarding way for students to spend their summer break and prepare for their future. If you are interested in finding a creative summer enrichment program that suits your needs and goals, you can start here at Rad Academy.