Students Stay Busy During Spring Break at Camp

Initiative provides opportunities to learn photography, robotics, and more

Third through fifth graders in JCPS had the opportunity over Spring Break to learn fun and challenging activities while strengthening their reading skills during the district’s literacy camps.

The free camps combined reading with character-building activities, such as chess, karate, hip-hop, photography, and robotics.

“This initiative is just one in a battery of programs that we’ve developed and launched to keep students engaged and on a successful path,” said JCPS Chief Equity Officer Dr. John Marshall, whose Office of Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Programs coordinates the camps. “For many of the students who participate in our camps, they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience karate, get a lesson in hip-hop, or learn photography from a professional photographer. It’s important to make those experiences accessible to our students.” 

During closing ceremonies on the final day, students demonstrated for their families what they learned.

Watch students participate in Literacy & Confidence camp at Engelhard Elementary.