Forman School welcomed 54 students representing 16 states and seven countries to its Summer Program on July 3. The Forman Summer Program, which launched in 2014, is a four-week, coed boarding and day camp that takes place on the Forman School campus in Litchfield, CT.
During the program, students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD, learn independence, self-advocacy, and academic strategies to apply in the classroom and beyond. While attending morning classes, students discover their individual learning styles and practice executive function skills in a small classroom environment.
“One of the main goals of Forman’s Summer Program is to build students’ confidence in subjects like reading, writing, and math,” says Brittany Bloom, Dean of Academics of the Forman Summer Program. “Throughout the program, they engage in the material in exciting new ways and learn research-based strategies that they can carry with them to the upcoming academic year.”
Each afternoon, students participate in two to four activities, such as fishing, rock climbing, ceramics, horseback riding, and digital photography. Weekends include on and off-campus activities for students to enjoy the natural beauty of summer in northwest Connecticut and all that the local area has to offer.
“This program provides students with an engaging and enriching summer experience while challenging them to extend beyond what they think they are capable of," says John Strawson, Director of the Forman Summer Program. "Students come away from this program with skills and memories to last a lifetime.”
The Forman Summer Program continues through July 29.