Hope Haven offers a range of academic support programs, including after-school programs that provide enrichment activities and summer camps designed to help all students, including those with special needs, maintain learning progress and prepare for the next academic year.
Academic Day Camp
Hope Haven’s Academic Day Camp targets children repeating kindergarten through rising into fifth grade. The camp is limited to 40 children per week with a 1:6 teacher to student ratio for small group academic instruction. Students build reading, writing, math and computer skills; enhance self-esteem, social skills and creativity; and have fun while learning. Weekly progress reports are provided to parents. Camp runs Monday through Friday from mid-June through early August, 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. with aftercare available.
Discovery Preschool Summer Camp
Research demonstrates that both typically developing children and those with special needs thrive in a classroom environment with a diverse group of students learning side-by-side. The Discovery Preschool Summer Camp offers fun and learning for 2-5 year olds from June 17 through August 9, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Before and after camp care is available, including all day Friday. Small class sizes with a 1:6 ratio focus on academic, social, and physical development.
Skills for Success
Skills for Success targets children rising into sixth through ninth grade. It is limited to 20 students per week with a 1:5 teacher to student ratio for small group academic instruction. Students learn how to learn by applying strategies needed to be successful in school; receive remediation and reinforcement in the core content areas of reading, math, language arts and study skills/test prep; become organized and focused to lead a more productive life. The program runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mid-June through early August, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
BASICS After-school Program
The BASICS (Building Adaptable Skills and Increasing Capacity for Self-sufficiency) Program offers youth and young adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities a safe and productive after-school environment. The program models positive youth development with students learning goal setting, appropriate social interactions and communication, health and hygiene, nutrition and cooking, money and time management, personal safety, leisure pursuits and independently living skills. Students can participate every day that Duval County Schools are in session. Spring break, winter break and non-school holiday sessions are also offered.
Camp Webb provides a summer camp for youth and young adults with development and/or physical disabilities. The camp operates Mondays through Fridays during June and July. The camp focuses on traditional camp activities such as field trips, sports, and arts and crafts, but it also provides meaningful skills development for campers.