Camp Vogel 2017 is in full swing for our school-age campers, and the kids are having a great time while learning valuable lessons in character, leadership and personal responsibility as part of our camp theme, “The Leader in Me.” The children are also going on fun and educational field trips and learning practical skills.
A new skill-building opportunity for this summer involves something near and dear to most kids’ hearts—apps. Vogel Alcove has partnered with CodeStream Studios to offer classes in app building and coding. The campers will learn to build their own apps using Android App Development software either on their own tablets or using Vogel Alcove’s computer equipment. The partnership with CodeStream is funded by Big Thought, a nonprofit that bridges the “opportunity gap” by bringing 21st-century educational programs to children who otherwise would not get to experience them.
While our campers enjoy fun activities every day at Vogel Alcove, they still enjoy hopping on the bus for a weekly field trip. This summer’s outings have included visits to Texas Discovery Gardens, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, In-Sync Exotics and the SEA LIFE Aquarium. On these trips, the children have gotten up close with nature and learned more about the world outside their daily lives.
Providing a robust curriculum that includes social/emotional learning, practical skill building, education and good old-fashioned summer fun, Camp Vogel gives homeless children the chance to make special memories and develop abilities that will serve them will in life.