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Avenues for Success® Summer BLAST Camp

Avenues for Success® wrapped up our first ever, eleven week Summer Blast Camp on August 10th. Summer BLAST was held at Shea Stadium. Our campers enjoyed daily sunshine at the pool and parks. Lots of learning “experiences” occurred as the campers enjoyed daily mini camps from the following; Ambient Studios, Live It Like You Mean It, Drake Planetarium, Newport Aquarium, Skool Aid, The Spanish Academy of Cincinnati, Dramakinetics, and Norwood Community Television. Along with the mini camps more daily learning “experiences” occurred with; Library Time with Ms. Lisa, Hands-on Science with Ms. Crystal, Jewelry Design with Mr. Reggie, Swimming Lessons with Norwood Recreation, and Sign Language with Mr. Chase.

Daily lunch and snacks were supplied through the Methodist Church Summer Lunch Program. We were very grateful for their generosity and kindness!

A special thanks to our wonderful BLAST Counselors! FYI…Five Counselors are Norwood Graduates, all former Avenues for Success students AND…all enrolled in college!

Parent Quotes for Summer Blast Camp…

I would like to give a big Thank You to Avenues for Success, Laura McFarland Ferguson and her awesome staff for giving my kiddos a wonderful experience at the Summer Blast Camp! There were so many fun and educational activities each day. My kids enjoyed going there every day and always had great stories to tell about their day. It was also a great experience for me, as a parent. It's not always easy to find trustworthy, fun and friendly care for your children. The Summer Blast staff was all of that and more! Thanks for giving me a peace of mind, that my kiddos were well taken care of each day! — Katie Brady Alexander Yes… thank you so much for taking excellent care of my daughter! We love you guys and all you do for all the children in the program! — Crystal Blume Bens

I second this! My kids had so much fun! Although I am jealous they got to pet a penguin and I didn't 😉 . It was a great experience as always with Avenues for Success! — Selena McKiddy-Andino I would also like to Thank all the staff and Laura for providing a great program...Ethan has had a blast all summer and loves the staff!! — Kathy Lay I too want to say thank you! Grace had a wonderful summer of fun. She has benefited so much from this program and loves the staff. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful program for our kids!!! — Dollie Warman I wholeheartedly agree and would like to thank Laura and ALL the amazing staff!! Bella had so many good experiences. I’m grateful for the swim lessons. She grew leaps and bounds in the water this summer!!The entire experience far exceeded my expectations. Rarely do you find people who truly care about the kids. To be able to send your child to a daycare/summer camp where your child felt valued is priceless! Avenues for Success literally makes me never want to leave this school district. — Barbie Weaver Vargo

Please enjoy the video! Summer Camp 2018-Master.wmv

Like us on face book. Sign-ups for our 2019 Summer Blast Camp will be held in February.

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