Who doesn’t love a great Pixar or Disney movie? Did you know that the Lion King movie projects an important message of friendship and hope? There is so much to learn when examining movies’ underlying messages and the songs associated with blockbuster films. Campers will have fun growing skills through Disney/Pixar STEAM-inspired reading, writing, math, art, music, and social skills activities. Theater Day (a Disney/Pixar movie with popcorn) will occur on the last day of each camp session.
Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a fun way to boost academic or social skills during the summer months. Small groups, research-based programming, and experienced certified/licensed staff make for a winning combination.
Location: Miriam School, 501 Bacon Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Session 1: June 13-24
Session 2: July 5-15
Session 3: July 18-29
Certified special education teachers and reading specialists provide instruction for all academic camps. Unless otherwise specified, all academic camps are provided in a 6:1 camper to staff group setting.
PARA-SUPPORTED ACADEMIC CAMP (NEW!)
This camp focuses on campers entering grades K-3 who require a lower than 6:1 camper to staff ratio to be successful. Para-Supported Academic Camp provides small group academics with additional paraprofessional support (2:1 camper to staff ratio) to help with learning and focus. Each student also receives 30 minutes of 1:1 daily tutoring in an area identified by the parent.
ACADEMIC BOOTCAMP (ABC)
ABC camp provides intensive reading, writing, and math instruction in a small group setting to help retain skills over the summer. Each student receives 30 minutes of 1:1 daily tutoring in an area identified by the parent.
READING SKILLS CAMP
Fun, themed reading activities help boost phonics, reading comprehension, and fluency skills in a small group setting. This camp is the perfect boost for children with Dyslexia or who are behind in reading.
WRITING SKILLS CAMP
Writing Skills Camp tackles writing from two angles. It helps participants organize their thoughts onto paper while occupational therapists work on printing and cursive writing mechanics. This camp is a perfect way to get additional skills in a small group setting for those with Dysgraphia, language disorders, and fine motor issues.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND STUDY SKILLS CAMP
Designed for campers going into grades 4-8, this camp teaches strategies to help with organization, initiation, memory, focus, and study skills. Each camper will take home a strategy book.
SOCIAL SKILLS CAMPS
Certified teachers, counselors, therapists, and other licensed professionals facilitate social skills camps. A research-based curriculum teaches campers social skills through direct instruction and themed activities. Unless specified, all social skills camps are provided in a 6:1 camper to staff group setting.
PARA-SUPPORTED SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP
Miriam developed these camps for campers entering grades K-3 who require lower than 6:1 camper to staff ratio. Para-Supported Social Skills Camp provides small group social skills instruction with additional paraprofessional support (2:1 camper to staff ratio) to help with participation and focus.
SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH SPORTS CAMP
Playing sports is a fun way for campers to learn about the three "C's," Compromise, Cooperation, and Collaboration. Participants receive direct, daily instruction in various social skills areas and then practice newly acquired skills during fun and non-competitive sports activities.
SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CAMP
Campers of all ages learn new social skills that are necessary for making and keeping friends. New skills are practiced in STEAM inspired themed activities.
MUSIC AND SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP
For individuals entering grades K-3, this camp is a beautiful way for campers to learn collaborative social skills while working on a musical performance.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CAMP
For campers entering grades 4-8, participants learn to self-regulate emotions such as anxiety, anger, and frustration while using cognitive-behavioral techniques.
HOW TO APPLY
First-time campers, please click here to complete a summer camp application. New campers MUST provide an evaluation report or report card and an IEP (if they have one) at the time of the application. We will also get feedback from your child’s teacher(s). Once we have received all of the documents, camp staff will contact you. All new campers will meet with camp staff for approximately 20 minutes before acceptance.
Returning campers or current Miriam School/Academy students, please call Gail Porter at 314-961-1500 or email email@example.com to receive a registration link. Please indicate your camp selection(s) at the time of contact.
Limited need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis for families with an Adjusted Gross Income of less than $80,000. Click here for scholarship application. Families must include financial documentation for consideration of scholarships. Miriam is a Department of Mental Health and Regional Center vendor and accepts EMAP funds for select summer camps.
When Miriam accepts a child to camp, a $250 deposit per camp is due. Deposits are non-refundable after April 29, 2022. To secure a camper’s spot, all camps must be paid in full by April 29, 2022. Those not paid in full may result in the loss of a camper’s placement. Due to small camp ratios, switching camps or sessions and refunds will not be available after April 29, 2022.