Summer Summit... Challenging Enrichment with a Festive Camp Flair
Our Signature Summer Program
Dawson College Bound provides middle grade participants an annual summer enrichment experience for the purpose of building content expertise, charting a path to college, and forging lifelong relationships with friends, mentors, and teachers. Participants take part in the three week summer program – the Summer Summit – following their sixth and seventh grade academic years. We require daily attendance to ensure maximum effect from the Summer Summit.
The Summer Summit consists of three weeks of intensive summer enrichment in experience, experimentation, purpose, and creativity. Junior Bounders engage in core coursework in critical reading and writing; graphing calculator mathematics; blogging; social etiquette; and team building and recreational sports. Senior Bounders engage in standardized test preparation; SAT/ACT math and critical reading; high school prep, and social etiquette. All Bounders also select electives ranging in subject matter from STEM to fine and performing arts to business and social science.
Students participate in the Summer Summit weekdays from the end of June to mid-July, with July 3 as a holiday. Bus service is provided by CCSD. Daily activities take place between 8:00 am and 3:40 pm and consist of coursework, electives, team building, speakers, nutritious lunches, snacks, and breaks for “summer fun" -- including gym time, "Minute to Win It" games, and water day! On the last day, we feature an open house for families as well as a formal closing ceremony.
Snacks, healthy meals in our full-service dining hall, and occasional pizza parties ensure our participants fuel both their bodies and their brains.
A Secure Environment
Safety is a priority at Dawson -- the campus is gated and guarded with stationed and roving security officers. Only authorized families and guests are permitted to enter the campus.
Survival Etiquette Essentials Coming to Summer Summit!
How can you elevate your social skills? How do you introduce yourself to someone you want to meet without feeling embarrassed? How do you dress for success? What should you say in an interview? Which fork is used at a formal dinner? How do you ask someone to dance at a wedding or professional function (and then actually dance!) without feeling awkward? What techniques make it easy to remember people's names? How do you build a professional network that will help you achieve your goals?
Senior and Junior Bounders will learn -- and practice -- the answers to all these questions and more at this year's Summer Summit 2015! That's because Dawson College Bound will be partnering with the fabulous JDW Social Education Programs to present Survival Etiquette Essentials. Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon during Summer Summit 2015, we'll tackle a new etiquette challenge to improve our social skills and enhance our likelihood of success in all forms of social interaction. Get ready for some serious fun!