SAFE HAVEN SUMMER CAMP
During the summer months, Safe Haven Summer Camp seeks to combat summer learning loss and strengthen key social and emotional compentencies. Below are the following areas we focus on:
We implement the Great Persons Series throughout the summer to offer innovative ways to make history fun and interesting through creative, hands-on activities.
We understand that the summer is a critical time to develop academic-readiness and reinforce core academic competencies. Everyday, children engage in age-appropriate skills-building sessions that focus on literacy and math.
Meditation and Leadership Development
Children continue to serve as "line leaders" and engage in daily meditation and reflection exercises throughout the summer. Children recite positive affirmations and slogans everyday as a way to develop confidence and camaraderie.
Field Trips and Community Enrichment
Throughout the summer, children visit museums, parks, performances, and other interesting cultural spaces in the metropolitan area. Oftentimes, field trips are directly linked to the Great Persons Series curriculum. In addition, M.O.M.I.E's consistently invites community members and artists to engage in special workshops in the areas of the creative arts, science, story-telling, and African drumming.
Sports and Recreation
Children engage in daily sports, fitness, or recreational activities throughout the summer, including going on swimming trips and participating in other sports sessions at local DC Parks and Recreation spaces.
Learn more about Safe Haven Summer Camp in our Annual Reports.
Safe Haven Summer Camp 2017
This summer, for our unique Great Persons Series curriculum, we studied 5 Great People from varying backgrounds. who've overcome great adversity to become individuals of great influence. These individuals are now using their platforms to fight for social justice and world peace. Here is a list of this summer's Great People;
Activist: Colin Kaepernick
Inventor: Lonnie Johnson
Ambassador for Health and Education: Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty
Humanitarian: Viola Davis
Entrepreneur: Mikaila Ulmer
Highlights from Safe Haven Summer Camp 2017:
M.O.M.I.E's wrapped up another exciting and enriching summer at at our Georgia Avenue and Whittier education Campus sites located in Washington DC and Carmody Hills and North Forestiville sites located in Prince George's County, Maryland. This summer we serviced approximately 300 children and youth for 6 weeks.
Participated in exciting enrichment opportunities including: STEM Lego Robotics enrichment, Fairytales Drama enrichment, Cooking classes, and cheer-leading enrichment!
Went on engaging field trips to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Living Classrooms of Washington, DC, and Ripley's Believe it or Not!
Continued daily academic tutoring time and enrichment activities.
Check out video for more highlights!