The Ability School’s summer camp program blends all the pleasures of summer—from outdoor adventures to arts and crafts—with opportunities for children ages 4-12 to enhance their skills in reading, mathematics, writing, science, study skills and more.

Students can either catch up or get ahead with their academics in small classroom settings in the morning while enjoying exciting camp activities in the afternoon. From picnics, nature walks and water fun to games, theater activities and weekly field trips, there’s no shortage of fun, but parents appreciate that their children can also keep their study skills fresh all summer long.

“Our camp is unique in that we blend academics with fun and play,” says Headmistress Joan Marrazzo. “We conduct assessments and consult with parents to determine each child’s strengths and weaknesses and decide what they might want to work on over the summer.”

Morning classes are taught by Ability School teachers, who provide individualized instruction in small classroom settings. Camp runs from June 24 through August 9, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. Three- to sevenweek sessions are available, each with their own unique themes and activities.

“Parents love the fact that their children are learning in a relaxed classroom environment that’s geared toward building their confidence and foundation in areas that they may want to strengthen before the next school year, but they’re also having a lot of fun and going on trips in the afternoons,” Marrazzo says. “Our camp students come back year after year because they know they’ll have a fun and productive summer and never once feel as though they’re spending their time in summer school.”

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