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Finding Your Best Self

Summer Enrichment Camp 2017
"Finding Your Best Self"
June 5 - June 30, 2017

Each summer, Capitol School of Austin offers fun and enriching speech therapy-based summer learning experiences that we call 'Summer Camp' for children identified as having speech, language, or learning differences. This summer, we are offering a 4-week summer enrichment program for children ages 2 years old through 3rd grade. Because of high demand for camp enrollment, part-time spots are not available.

Each camp group is led by a speech-language pathologist or special educator using a group therapy-based, multi-sensory approach. Typically-developing students may also enroll to enjoy our program while providing a language model for classroom peers. Students are placed in camp groups by our admissions committee based on each student's language ability, academic level, social skills and age.

The camp theme this year is 'Finding Your Best Self'. Language, social, and academic skills will be taught through this aquatic and skill-building theme.

Camp Dates: June 5 - June 30, 2017
Camp Times: M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Capitol School Difference:

  • Camp groups are led by a licensed Speech-Language Therapist or Special Educator
  • Each group also has a full-time assistant.
  • Most camp groups are limited to 10- 12 students. The Language Stimulation class has a smaller group size.
  • Fun Fridays: All students participate in a special activity related to our camp theme.

This Year's Summer Camps Are:

Language Stimulation Camp
This language-intensive program is for very young children ages 2-3 years who are beginning to use language to communicate. This group is led by a speech therapist with a full-time assistant. The group is limited to 8-10 children. Typically-developing children are also welcome to enroll.
Tuition is $1490

Pre-School Camps
This language-intensive program focuses on developing vocabulary and concepts related to our construction and skill-building theme. It is designed for children who are using language to communicate, but need help developing receptive and expressive language. Children ages 3-5 years who will be attending preschool in the fall will benefit from these language-based classes. This classroom is led by a speech-language pathologist and full-time assistant with a limit of 10-12 children in the classroom. Typically-developing children are also welcome to enroll.
Pre-school Tuition is $1390

School-Age Camps
School-age camp groups are designed for children who are entering kindergarten through third grade. This classroom is led by a speech-language pathologist or special educator and full-time assistant with a limit of 10-12 children in the classroom. Appropriate pre-reading, reading, and math skills will be interwoven into art, science, cooking, and literature activities related to our camp theme.
Tuition is $1390

Priority registration for current Capitol School families is offered in January. Registration opens to the public on February 1, 2017. To be sent information about next summer's camp when it becomes available, please email Tami and she'll add you to our interest list.

Important Dates

January - Priority enrollment for currently-enrolled CSA students and returning camp students
February 1 - Enrollment opens to the public
April 3 - Cancellation deadline
May 5 - Registration closes
June 5 - Camp begins
June 30 - Last day of camp

  • Full payment is due with your registration form to guarantee placement for your child. Placement and the wait list, when spaces are full, are determined by registration date.
  • Staffing and budgeting decisions are based on enrollment. Therefore, cancellations made in writing by April 3 will be eligible for a 50% refund and no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 3.

Admissions

If your child is not currently enrolled at Capitol School, you'll need to complete an application and go through our admissions process - which includes a one-day student visit to the program - before being placed in a camp class. Please complete an online intake form to receive an application packet.

Visitors' Days for parents who are considering Capitol School are scheduled monthly; dates and times will be sent after you complete the intake form.

 


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Handwriting Camps 2017

Does your child have a difficult time with writing? Is his/her handwriting difficult to read? If so, Capitol School of Austin is offering two summer handwriting camps led by our licensed Occupational Therapists.

These low-ratio camps use a fun, multi-sensory approach to improve skills involved in your child’s handwriting, including: core stability, ocular motor control, fine motor control, letter formation, elimination of common errors, and self-assessment/self-correction. Please contact us with questions or to register your child!

Please contact the office at 512-467-7006 to request a Handwriting Camp Registration packet.


1. I'm Ready to Write
A small group, OT-led writing readiness class for 4 & 5 year-olds who will be entering pre-school or kindergarten in the fall. Develops readiness in motor and perceptual skills that serve as the foundation for handwriting. Activities focus on body and spatial awareness with multi-sensory activities for learning shapes, letters and numbers while developing fine motor skills needed for pencil use.

2. I Can Write
For children who have completed kindergarten or 1st grade and need extra practice with writing skills. Emphasis is on a multi-sensory approach for learning letter and number formation, development of fine motor skills for pencil use and good posture habits as a foundation for writing efficiency. Activities include review of upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers to reinforce proper formation, placement and organization while reducing reversals. This small group, OT-led class is appropriate for children from 5 - 7 years old or based on handwriting skill level.

 

Parent Comments about Camp

“In his first week of summer camp at Capitol School, Chris produced more artwork than he had in two years of preschool. He was starting to participate in class! We were thrilled, and we signed him up for the school year with much relief. Capitol School’s teachers appreciate our son for who he is, and we appreciate them. Their experience and insight has made all the difference."

We enjoyed camp because it was a great introduction to the school for my child who was enrolled for the fall. The therapists worked on skills that helped to prepare my child.”

“I thought that it was a positive experience for Jacob. What I liked the most was that there was lots of learning disguised as fun.”

“Summer camp was so great. I liked the camp because it created a new social environment for my son. He enjoyed meeting new people. It was a fun and structured program.”
 
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