Carver’s six-week Summer Enrichment Program at the Carver Community Center and Columbus Magnet School served over 400 campers’ ages 5 to13. We provided an educational as well as recreational experience for all of our campers. Campers enjoyed computer-based literacy and math instruction taught by Norwalk Public Schools certified teachers. Certified teachers also provided project-based science learning opportunities. Stepping Stones Museum for Children was one of Carver’s many program partners who brought their staff and STEM education resources to our two camps.
We would like to acknowledge the priceless contributions of a few individual partners this past summer.
Dr. Marconi at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics served as the camp doctor for the Carver Community Center summer camp. She also helped us put together our first aid log and standing orders required by the Connecticut Department of Health.
Dr. Norman Weinberger at Optimus Health Care served as the camp doctor for our summer camp at Columbus Magnet School. This is a requirement for the department of health. He also helped Carver stay in compliance with all state and Carver standards and regulations.
Mary Ann Genuario, the health and fitness director at the Wilton Family YMCA, and Samantha Lusher, the aquatics director and head life guard at the pool, made sure Carver kids learned how to swim and enjoy the water. The Wilton Y received a grant to provide a water safety program and chose to commit that funding to teaching Carver and Columbus camp kids. The focus of the program was to teach water safety such as how to save themselves if they fell into a pool or some other body of water.
Mr. Medard Thomas, the new principal of the Columbus Magnet School, could not have been more welcoming to the Carver community this summer.
Ted Thomas and his team at the New England Dance Academy taught Carver girls various forms of dance twice a week throughout the summer, which the girls performed with outfits supplied by the Academy for their families on the final evening of summer camp, Parent Night.
Michelle Breen, a Recruitment Specialist for the Girl Scouts, Worked with our summer camp girls on art and crafts and science projects.
And Stephen Sander chartered memorable fishing trips for our campers!