Safe Haven Summer Camp
The Safe Haven Summer Camp creates a "haven" during the summer where our children are constantly exposed to and participate in team-building sessions that promote cooperation, peaceful conflict resolution, and cultural awareness. Below is one example of a slogan our children recite.
No Justice! No Peace! No Justice! No Peace!
UP with HOPE, Down with DOPE!
M.O.M.I.E's TLC Slogan
M.O.M.I.E's Innovative Learning Cis-Tem: The Safe Haven Summer Camp
The Safe Haven Summer Camp engages 35-40 children, ages 5 - 12, in a safe and nurturing learning environment where they are involved in day-long recreation, educational and artistic activities. The Safe Haven Summer Camp offers unique opportunities not normally afforded to children at their homes or schools. The Program currently operates in our Ward 4 Program space, and runs for 6 weeks.
The Safe Haven Summer Camp incorporates a unique blend of activities for children, and offers the following key components:
We implement the Great Persons Series throughout the summer to offer innovative ways to make history fun and interesting through creative, hands-on activities.
We understand that the summer is a critical time to develop academic-readiness and reinforce core academic competencies. Everyday, children engage in age-appropriate skills-building sessions that focus on literacy and math.
Meditation and Leadership Development
Children continue to serve as "line leaders" and engage in daily meditation and reflection exercises throughout the summer. Children recite positive affirmations and slogans everyday as a way to develop confidence and camaraderie.
Field Trips and Community Enrichment
Throughout the summer, children visit museums, parks, performances, and other interesting cultural spaces in the metropolitan area. Oftentimes, field trips are directly linked to the Great Persons Series curriculum. In addition, M.O.M.I.E's consistently invites community members and artists to engage in special workshops in the areas of the creative arts, science, story-telling, and African drumming.
Sports and Recreation
Children engage in daily sports, fitness, or recreational activities throughout the summer, including going on swimming trips twice a week and participating in other sports sessions at local DC Parks and Recreation spaces.
To learn how to enroll your child in the 2009 Safe Haven Summer Camp, contact Chitra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 545-1919.