As the last day of summer comes to an end and the first day of fall is just beginning, PCG Education would like to take some time to reflect and recap this year's EPIC™ Summer Camp season. This year, PCG Education delivered summer camp services to 74 schools in 21 school districts. The EPIC Summer Camps spanned over 5 states (GA, NC, SC, TX, VA) with 263 cumulative weeks and around 7,900 campers, ranging in grades K-12, attended camp!
EPIC Summer Camp is designed to help students gain an appreciation for learning and to improve character and social development while building their 21st Century skills. EPIC enables students to not only acquire these skills, but obtain them in an enjoyable, creative, and interactive setting. Activities give students the opportunity to think flexibly, work in teams, gain confidence, and become more well-rounded, while learning about a variety of educational topics through several activities.
Each year, campers get the opportunity to indulge in STEM, Space STEM, team building, writing, reading, leadership, college & career readiness, public speaking, ACT/SAT prep, history, arts and crafts, healthy living, and character education activities. PCG Education also has an exclusive collaboration with Destination Imagination, an educational non-profit organization that teaches 21st Century and STEM skills through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges.
Fourth grade student enjoying some quiet reading time
PCG Education prides itself on helping prevent summer learning loss with EPIC Summer Camp. As mentioned previously in our blog posts, 91% of teachers say students appear to forget or lose skills or knowledge learned during the previous school year. Additionally, 96% of teachers say it's important for students to practice the skills they learned in school during the summer. Contact us if your school district is interested in our EPIC Summer Camps or EPIC Afterschool Programs. We are looking forward to next year's EPIC Summer Camps!