Camp Reverses Summer Learning Loss, Allows Children Chance to “Play”

Glenwood Academy and Wisconsin’s Camp Getchow provide priceless experience.

GLENWOOD, Ill.--()--Glenwood, Illinois and Hayward, Wisconsin are over 400 miles apart, but together, they are one magnificent experience for summer campers. Students can participate in 6 weeks of wildlife, sports, academics and fun through the Glenwood Academy Summer Camps.

Summer learning loss is a serious issue,” says Michelle Wysoglad, Academy Vice President of Development. “Because of the experiences we offer, our campers see documented increases in scores - and they don’t even realize they are learning.” Wysoglad cites a unit about Hawaii, where campers thought they were dancing the hula and eating at a luau. “They were learning geography, math skills, reading and our guest speakers introduced them to different cultural experiences. It’s a full immersion - touch, taste and feel.”

Camp in Glenwood consists of extended academic assistance through interactive and dynamic learning opportunities on lush 140 acres. There are field trips, golf, swimming and archery lessons, and music and art throughout the day. “The campers are given meals and snacks, and learning is approached with fun, innovation and modern software,” says Mary Hollie, Academy President and CEO. “Camp is flexible, so campers can stay the day and go home each night, or they can stay overnight here.”

In Wisconsin, campers experience nature on 153 acres, complete with a lake. Hollie laughs, “I have never seen so many frogs so close up before. We are exposing children to things they would never to able to experience in an urban or suburban environment. The best part is to see children just playing - just playing.” Part of that play includes learning to fish, swim, canoe and sail, and discovering nature in the woods. “It is phenomenal. When our alumni visit, they always tell us how camp memories are some of the best in their lives.”

Camp begins June 15th, with two 3-week sessions alternating between Glenwood and Wisconsin. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. Costs are on a sliding scale, dependent upon income and supplemented by private funding. Limited spaces are available; contact Mary Hollie at 708-756-5054 or mhollie@glenwoodacademy.org to enroll.

Contacts

Glenwood Academy
Mary Hollie, 708-756-5054
mhollie@glenwoodacademy.org

Release Summary

Illinois' Glenwood Academy and Wisconsin's Camp Getchow reverse summer learning loss and allow children chance for real, unstructured play.

Contacts

Glenwood Academy
Mary Hollie, 708-756-5054
mhollie@glenwoodacademy.org