Step into Miriam‘s time machine and be catapulted to a whole new world that will satisfy your curiosity. Work beside Egyptian architects to figure out how the pyramids were built. Ride with the astronauts on the first manned shuttle to the moon. You’ll also explore Earth’s future. What do YOU think it will be like? Learn all you desire at Miriam’s Summer Fundamentals Camps.
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 14-25
Session 2: July 6-16 (no camp on Monday, July 5)
Session 3: July 19-30
Certified special education teachers and reading specialists provide instruction for all academic camps. All academics are provided in a 6:1 group setting unless otherwise indicated.
Time travelers’ interests are interwoven into intensive but fun reading, writing, and math instruction designed to boost skills. In addition to small group instruction, each student receives 30 minutes of daily 1:1 tutoring.
Reading Skills Camp
Themed reading activities help travelers boost phonics, reading comprehension, and fluency. Campers will feel supported as they navigate through the reading continuum.
Writing Skills Camp
Campers will want to record their time travel experiences. Writing Skills Camp helps campers organize and expand their thoughts onto paper. An Occupational Therapist also assists with the mechanics of printing and cursive writing.
Executive Function and Study Skills Camp
Designed for travelers entering grades 4-8. Campers learn strategies for organization, initiation, memory, focus, and study skills needed to improve academics. Each camper will take home a strategy book.
SOCIAL SKILLS CAMPS
Certified teachers, counselors, therapists, and other licensed professionals teach social skills camps. Research-based curriculum teaches campers social skills through direct instruction and fun activities. Unless specified, camps are provided in a 6:1 group setting.
Stone Age Sports
Venture back to the caveman era. Work as a cooperative team to come up with non-competitive sports using primitive items such as sticks, rocks, and other items available during the Stone Age. Some current-day sports will also be played (10:1 ratio).
2024 Summer Olympics
Held in France, time travelers already know who won the 2024 Summer Olympics! Revisit some of the summer and winter sports in a non-competitive way (10:1 ratio).
Peacefully solving conflicts is the goal of every time traveler. Join other campers to learn how to self-regulate emotions, get along with others, and learn to compromise to maintain lasting friendships.
Making Friends all Over the Universe
Space warp throughout the galaxy and meet new friends along the way. This camp will help you learn ways to meet other travelers and keep those friendships going.
The Volcanic Explosion
Mount Vesuvius leveled Pompeii, but your emotions don’t have to get the best of you. An Occupational Therapist will help you calm your feelings through sensory integration, meditation, and other self-regulation activities.
Rock of Ages
Woodstock music festival showcased hard rock bands. For travelers entering grades K-4, relive that 1969 experience by writing and performing a rock opera with friends. Cooperation skills are needed to pull off this event in the 21st century.
HOW TO APPLY
First-time campers 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 prior to 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 on the scholarship link on the Summer Camp page at www.miriamstl.org to apply. Required financial documentation must be included in order to be considered for scholarships. Miriam also is a vendor for DMH and accepts EMAP funds for select summer camps.
A $250 deposit per camp is due when a child is accepted to camp. Deposits are nonrefundable after April 30, 2021. To secure a camper’s spot, all camps must be paid in full by May 1, 2021. Those not paid in full may result in loss of a camper’s placement. Due to small camp ratios, switching camps or sessions and refunds will not be available after April 30.