Summer Camps

2018 Summer FUNDAMENTALS at Miriam!

Are you a Muggle or Wizard? Help celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter at Miriam’s summer camps and show us your magical skills. Morning, Afternoon or Full Day Sessions, PLUS After Camp Care Available! Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a boost in FUNdamentals during the summer months. Small teacher to student ratios and customized curriculum with fun and caring staff make for a winning combination for campers to strengthen academics, build social skills, and emphasize sensory, fine motor or emotional development.

New campers should submit an online application and returning campers should contact Gail Porter at 314-961-1500 or via email at gporter@miriamstl.org to request the camp of your choice.

NEW LOCATION FOR SUMMER 2018 ONLY
Miriam Academy, 2845 N. Ballas Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131
Due to construction at Miriam School, summer camp programs will be held at Miriam Academy

  • Session 1 |   June 4-15  |  $1,000 per half day camp
  • Session 2 |   June 25- July 6 (no camp July 4th)  |  $900 per half day camp
  • Session 3 |  July 9-20  |  $1,000 per half day camp

*$200 discount when combining a morning & afternoon camp in the same session. Free supervision during the 11:00-12:00 lunch time.

Academic Camps for Students Entering Grades K-12

ACADEMIC BOOTCAMP
Students will strengthen their academic skills this summer through an intensive Academic Bootcamp that provides instruction in reading, writing, math, and learning strategies in small groups (5:1 student to teacher ratio) with 30 minutes a day of 1:1 tutoring. Teachers certified in special education or high school math or literature arts, will develop a customized learning program for children using appropriate multi-sensory curriculum.

READING SKILLS CAMP
Reading Skills Camp uses empirically based multi-sensory phonics and reading comprehension programs designed to help children make progress. Each day campers receive 30 minutes of 1:1 reading instruction with a special education certified teacher. Campers will also practice reading skills with peers during fun, theme-based small group reading activities.

WRITING SKILLS CAMP
This camp is ideal for children who struggle with written expression. Speech/Language Pathologists or special education teachers, and Occupational Therapists will tackle writing issues from a language, organization, and fine motor perspective. Step Up to Writing, graphic organizers, and specialized handwriting and typing programs will allow students to learn strategies to improve writing skills.

Social Skills Camps for Students Entering Grades K-12

CONFIDENT KIDS
Friendships saved Harry Potter several times from his demise. This camp focuses on helping campers become confident in their social interactions with peers. Campers will learn to express their feelings and needs in ways that foster positive relationships with peers.

MAKING AND KEEPING FRIENDS
Just as Harry, Ron and Hermione are lifelong friends, all children want to develop lasting relationships. However, some children need help learning the nuances of making and keeping friends. Campers will learn and apply friendship building skills in a nurturing environment.

SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH SPORTS AND GAMES
Harry loves to play Quidditch! Learn to be a good sport, win and lose graciously, and compromise with teammates within this noncompetitive sports and game camp. Each child will have one social goal that is stressed during play. Direct social skills instruction will occur part of the time.

Therapy Camps for Students Entering Grades K-8

THE MARAUDER’S MAP (OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAMP)
Follow your Marauder’s Map to Hogwarts. What do you encounter along the way? Possibly dragons and leprechauns in the Black Forest. Use your fine and gross motor abilities, sensory integration skills, and a magical wand to subdue these monsters and find Harry Potter.

ESCAPE FROM AZKABAN (SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL THERAPY CAMP)
You are imprisoned with wizarding criminals who are overseen by Dementors. To escape your prison, you must keep calm and carry on. The empirically-based Strong Kids/Teens social/emotional curriculum will help improve emotional regulation skills so you can chill at Hogwarts with your friends.

THE LEAKY CAULDRON (MUSIC THERAPY CAMP)
The Leaky Cauldron is full of very unusual customers made up of witches, wizards, and mystical creatures. You must keep them happy or they will destroy the pub. Eat, drink and be merry with music that will soothe the beasts.

AFTER CAMP CARE

Available Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm and includes daily themed activities like construction, gaming and art. Cannot be prorated for missed days or partial attendance.

$200 per session for Sessions 1 and 3
$180 for Session 2

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Miriam Summer Camps are designed to serve children entering grades K – 12 who have average or above average cognitive skills and who need educational support because of difficulties related to learning, speech, language, attention, social communication, coping skills, sensory processing, or motor abilities. Children without a diagnosis are welcome. Campers must be successful in a 5:1 camper to staff ratio and be fully verbal and independent with toileting skills.

First Time Campers please complete a summer camp application. If applicable, new campers must provide evaluation reports and IEPs at the time of application. Once we have received all of the documents, camp staff will contact you. All new campers will meet with camp staff prior to camp acceptance.

Returning Campers please call Gail Porter at 314-961-1500 or email gporter@miriamstl.org to receive a direct link to the online registration.

PAYMENT

A $250 deposit per camp is due when a child is accepted to camp. A $50 deposit is required for each session of After Camp Care. Deposits are nonrefundable after April 30, 2018 and all camps must be paid in full by May 1, 2018 to secure a camper’s spot. Those not paid in full may forfeit their child’s camp placement. Due to small camp ratios, switching camps, session, or refunds will not be made after April 30th. Limited scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis to those who qualify. Call 314-961-1500 with any questions or to apply today!

OTHER SERVICES

Miriam also offers the following services at Miriam Academy all summer long for students ages 3 to 21.  Call us at 314-961-1500 for information!

  • Individual Tutoring
  • Occupational Therapy (also available at Miriam School in Webster Groves)
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Music lessons and therapy
  • Counseling
  • Psycho-educational, occupational, speech/language, and psychological evaluations

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