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Find hands-on summer camps and school in Truckee

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hands-on outdoor fun and learning-infused summer camps are accepting elementary students for summer 2013. Custom Learning Academy’s week-long summer camps combine traditional outdoor camp activities with educational adventures. Children can sign up for all eight weeks or just one session. Every summer Custom Learning Academy presents new and exciting camp themes.

The cost for the summer camps has not increased — one week costs $160 per child. Children do not have to be enrolled as full time 2013-2014 students at Custom Learning Academy to enroll. Camps take place in Truckee, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and include a 3-5 p.m. add-on option, frequently used by working parents. All Custom Learning Academy camps are led by certified teachers and maintain a 10-to-1 camper to teacher ratio.

Options for children entering kindergarten, first, or second grade include Messy Art, June 24-28; Pirates, July 8-12; Story Time for young readers, July 15-19; Greek Myths, July 22-26; Rocks and Fossils, July 29-Aug. 2; The Great Outdoors, Aug. 5-9; Creepy and Crawly, Aug. 12-16; and To the Moon and Stars, Aug. 19-23.

Options for students entering third through fifth grade include The Young Artist, June 24-28; Hidden Treasures, July 8-12; Book Club and Creative Writing, July 15-19; Ancient Greece, July 22-26; Geologists, July 29-Aug. 2; Outdoor Survival, Aug. 5-9; Bugs and Insects, Aug. 12-16; and The Solar System and Outer Space, Aug. 19-23.

“Custom Learning Academy’s summer camps are designed to inspire memories for Truckee’s full and part-time residents. Each week offers a nurturing learning environment packed with opportunities to play, connect with the natural world and have hands-on fun in a safe summer camp with no more than 10 campers per certified teacher,” says Lisa Crosby, the executive director of Custom Learning Academy. “Summer is also a time to schedule tutoring to strengthen math or literacy skills for the upcoming year.”

Download the summer camp registration form at customlearning.org. Call 530-587-5470 for more information.

Middle and high school summer school

Custom Learning Academy, Truckee’s only WASC-accredited K-12 private school, offers a rigorous and effective summer school for high school students. Public school students take advantage of Custom Learning Academy’s certified educators to get ahead academically, make up classes and enrich their summer. There are two summer school sessions: July 8-25 and July 29-Aug. 15. Students can earn a full semester of credit in each session. The cost is $600 per student for a small group class of no more than five students. Classes include high school math (geometry, algebra 2 and pre calculus), English, history, science and more. Individual classes are also available ($60 per hour). Call Custom Learning Academy at 530-587-5470 for more information.


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