Children's Program (After-school and Summer Camp)
Provided byVera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc
The Children’s Program provides free after-school programming to youth ages 6-11 Monday through Friday during the academic school year. The Children's Program provides 1 hour of academic and literacy support to all program participants as well as daily enrichment programs in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), arts, health and fitness, nutrition education, outdoor education and computer technology. The Children's program offers a healthy snack 5 days per week and ends the program with a home cooked meal every Mon, Wed and Fri.
During the summer months the Children's Program offers a free 8 week summer camp program for 55 youth ages 6-11 years old. Components of the Children's Summer Camp program include swim lessons, health and fitness, group games, STEM, weekly field trips, enrichment clubs, gardening, and twice weekly reading buddies to aid in literacy support. The center provides daily breakfast, lunch and snack to all summer camp participants. The Vera Court Neighborhood Center uses a priority system to register youth for summer camp programming. Please call the center between April 1st and May 15th to find out more about our summer camp priority list and how to register for summer camp programming.
The Children's Program provides after-school programming Monday-Thursday from 2:30-5:30 pm and on Friday from 2:30-5:00pm. After-school programming is available on all regular MMSD school days. Occasional drop-in programming is provided for registered participants on no school and early release days. Parents/guardians are notified of no school and early release schedules.
Summer Camp Programming is offered for 8 weeks each summer. The program runs from 9:00-4:00pm Monday-Friday.