Throughout it’s 83-year history, Agassiz Village has offered industry-leading programming that fosters the development of pro-social competencies in underprivileged, urban boys and girls through an immersive residential recreational camp experience. By integrating an adapted nationally recognized Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, we are able to capitalize on its clear language, objectives, and approaches in nurturing happy, healthy, and kind kids. Additionally, we are able to use the SEL model to provide opportunities for kids to reflect on their growth over the course of their stay at camp.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
With the integration of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Agassiz Village’s mission gains clarity, our program goals become measurable, and our campers’ lives are transformed.
Application of the adapted SEL curriculum to all aspects of our camp life last summer significantly helped us in our effort to measure the effectiveness of our program and better define our camper experience. This first major step to intergrate SEL at an overnight summer camp has yelded very positive and exciting reviews and data. The data allows us to see clearly how campers develop in each SEL area, and how the dynamics of a group experience over the course of a two-week camp session impact each child's SEL development. This provides invaluable data for making improvements in programming, approaches to counseling, and empowering campers to take stock in their own growth and exercise their agency in becoming their best selves.
A sample of SEL data collected based on Session 2 daily camper responses.