ALL ABOARD! Hitch a ride on the Miriam Express, a S.T.E.A.M. powered train that will take you to a world full of science, technology, engineering, art and math inspired activities. Morning, Afternoon and 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 student to teacher ratios with a customized curriculum taught by fun and caring staff makes for a winning combination for campers to strengthen academics, build social skills and improve sensory, fine and gross motor, or emotional development.
Returning campers and current Miriam School/Academy students should contact Gail Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-961-1500. New campers should use the link below to apply.
- ACADEMIC CAMPS
- SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS CAMPS
- THERAPY CAMPS
- HALF DAY CAMPS FROM 8 – 11 am AND 12 – 3 pm*
- FULL DAY CAMPS FROM 8 am – 3 pm
Session 1: June 10-21
$1,000 per half day camp
$1,400 per full-day academic camp
Session 2: June 24-July 5 (no camp July 4th)
$900 per half day camp
Session 3: July 8-19
$1,000 per half day camp
$1,400 per full-day academic camp
*$200 discount when combining a half-day morning and half-day afternoon camp in the same session (excludes the full-day, academic enrichment camps). Free supervision during the 11:00-12:00 lunch time.
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS – Entering Grades K-8
Full-Day academic camps infuse reading, writing, and math into small group S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) inspired activities. Half-day camps will emphasize specific academic skills and provide intensive supports to help students gain academic ground in personalized small groups. Activities will be fun while working on academic fundamentals and students will be grouped by skill level.
S.T.E.A.M. Powered Teams (Full Day Camp Session 1)
It takes a full crew to run the Miriam Express and the railway is looking for skilled workers to run the railroad. Through S.T.E.A.M. inspired activities that foster collaboration and positive social interactions, railway employees will take the “ride of their life” constructing a railroad and exploring new towns. (8:1 ratio)
The Euro-Railway Adventure (Full Day Camp Session 3)
Boxcar Slim, Miriam’s famous adventurer, is on a trip through Europe on the Miriam S.T.E.A.M. Express and he needs other adventurers to join his quest by making fondue in Switzerland, constructing a new Coliseum in Rome, and painting a Monet reproduction in France. Passengers will love this unique S.T.E.A.M. inspired European train ride. (8:1 ratio)
Academic Bootcamp (Half Day Camp Sessions 1, 2, and 3)
Passengers on this train ride will be pampered with individualized support, small group instruction in reading, writing, and math, a customized learning program created with research-based programs, and 30 minutes of daily 1:1 tutoring in their own private railway car. Although campers will be challenged, they will have a wonderful time learning and creating memories (6:2 ratio).
Writing Skills Camp (Half Day Camp Sessions 2 and 3)
Passengers on this trip should expect to work “all the live long day” but will have fun perfecting their printing/ cursive and typing skills, and mastering ways to tackle engine breakdowns in written expression and organization. Small groups give travelers individualized attention to ensure their trip is enjoyable and worthwhile (6:1 ratio).
Reading Skills Camp (Half Day Camp Sessions 1 and 3)
The Miriam Express railroad helps passengers get on the right reading track with phonics, fluency and/or comprehension with small group instruction (6:2 ratio), a customized program, and 30 minutes of daily 1:1 tutoring. Activities are fun and are focused on SPIRE, Wilson, Rewards, and other research-based reading programs.
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS CAMPS
Full Steam Ahead Through Sports (Half Day Camp Session 2)
Miriam’s S.T.E.A.M. Express passengers will show their speed and agility during this non-competitive sports and games social skills building camp. Through direct social skills instruction and sports and games, passengers will demonstrate skills to successfully interact with peers in a group setting (10:1 ratio).
The Calming Scenic View (Half Day Camp Session 1)
Passengers who tend to be shy, anxious or cautious will learn ways to calm their body, soul and mind so they can enjoy the Miriam Express S.T.E.A.M. train ride and feel comfortable making friends. Therapist conductors will help passengers decrease anxiety through various therapeutic techniques and S.T.E.A.M. inspired activities (6:1 ratio).
Stop The Runaway Caboose (Half Day Camp Session 2)
Sometimes passengers feel like a runaway caboose. The Miriam S.T.E.A.M. train will help them learn to take control of their bodies and actions so they can get along with others and make friends (6:1 ratio).
Jumping The Tracks (Occupational Therapy, Half Day Camp Session 1)
The Miriam S.T.E.A.M. Express just jumped the tracks and is derailed. All passengers will use sensory input to stay calm and master gross and fine motor skills to maneuver to the next train stop. Fun S.T.E.A.M. inspired activities will help passengers get the train back on the tracks (6:1 ratio).
The Railroad Troupe (Social Language and Music Therapy, Half Day Camp Session 3)
Musicians and actors living on the Miriam Express will write, produce and perform a musical skit for other passengers on the train. Music Therapy troupe members will work on one social language skill through collaborative S.T.E.A.M. inspired music therapy activities (5:1 ratio).
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS – Entering Grades 9-12
High School Academic Training (Half Day Camp Session 3)
High school students will learn strategies in a supportive and small group setting (6:1 student to teacher ratio) to continue improving reading and writing skills. Individualized instruction will help prepare students for the upcoming school year. Each student will also receive 30 minutes of daily 1:1 tutoring in either reading or writing.
The Social Teenager (Half Day Camp Session 3)
Learn the best way to be a social teenager through group discussion and fun S.T.E.A.M. inspired activities. The group will collaborate about what topics need to be addressed based upon their current needs. Licensed and/or certified professionals will help teens further develop their social skills in order to create lasting friendships and fit within the high school culture (10:1 student to teacher ratio).
AFTER CAMP CARE
Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00 pm
$200 per session for Sessions 1 and 3 | $180 for Session 2
(Cannot be prorated for missed days or partial attendance)
Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Games
Tuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Play (weather permitting)
Wednesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . Team Activities
Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movies
Fridays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building with Legos
HOW TO APPLY – APPLY NOW FOR 2019 CAMP
Miriam Learning Center camps serve children of all abilities who can be successful within our staff ratios and within our level of expertise. Children must be able to independently participate in a camp within the designated camper to staff ratios. Campers must be independent with activities of daily living, free of toileting accidents, and should be able to verbally communicate at the sentence level.
New campers MUST provide evaluations reports and IEPs (if they have one) at the time of the application. Once we have received all of the documents, camp staff will contact you. All new campers will meet with camp staff 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 information on registering.
Upon acceptance, all camps must be paid in full 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, sessions, or refunds will not be made after April 30th. Limited scholarships are available on a first come first served basis for those who qualify.