Mindfulness gets all the bad things off my mind, and it is peaceful. Sometimes I think about how to breathe.
CAN Educational Summer Camp Purpose Statements:
Combat summer learning loss
Teach campers how to self-regulate their bodies and emotions
Assist campers with developing their critical thinking skills
Give the time and attention for campers to report how safe and supported they feel
Encourage activity completion and comprehension
Help campers learn to enjoy reading
Provide an environment that supports the building of meaningful relationships
Support the development of self-advocacy and tools for self-agency
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Did CAN's Summer Programs Change in Light of the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Yes- in the Summer of 2020, CAN operated its Educational Summer Camps using virtual check-ins, live streamed group projects, self-guided activities, and socially distant outdoor games. Campers received supplies they needed while picking up meals at CAN's community centers. In the twice daily virtual check-ins, campers did mindfulness exercises, socialized with peers and safe adults, and built community within these new digital spaces.
CAN partnered with Ann Arbor Public Schools and Lincoln Consolidated Schools to make sure every student had access to a device with Internet. We worked with families to get them set up with the digital tools they needed and used the summer to practice using these tools/develop digital literacy skills so the students and their families were practiced in this new normal to fully participate during the school year, which will start out fully virtual.