Our Instructional Steering Committee comprised of SASF curriculum specialists with expertise in various academic disciplines (ELA, math, special education, physical education, arts, STEAM) will work with school administration to identify and/or design SASF approved distinct curriculum and theme yearly.
The program employs hands-on or project-based learning utilizing curricula that meet the following criteria: 1) age-appropriate and inquiry-based 2) align to common core standards 3) support school-day curricula 4) thematic/project-based and 5) promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All activities are curriculum based and front-line staff receive appropriate training to facilitate structured activities with lesson plans and tangible products to support student learning. We foster social & emotional learning skills & infuse academic skills (reading, writing, & math).
Our partnership with the New York City Council, Department of Youth & Community Development, Community Schools, & NYS Bullet Aid provides many New York City school communities with camps that support improving health and wellness, developing social skills, and preventing summer learning loss.
SASF has operated summer programs for more than 20 years. Our Summer Camp runs from the beginning of July through the second week in August.