Brainjogging makes the most of summer: Summer Booster Session

Brainjoggers experience a different type of "summer slide" than do those children whose summers pass by with little or no educational stimulation.

Children, parents and teachers often idealize summer as a time for relaxation, creativity and freedom from the rigor of academics.  Too often, however, students end up devoting their summer days to cartoons and video games.  Time magazine’s David von Drehle reported on “The Case Against Summer Vacation,” in which he describes “summer learning loss” or “the summer slide” (36).  Von Drehle primarily makes the case for summer programs’ necessity based on the widening achievement gap between wealthy and low-income students; he neglects to mention that students with learning disabilities lose roughly the same amount of information as low-income students do over extended periods of absence from educational stimulation.  Von Drehle writes that, “children with access to high-quality experiences keep exercising their minds and bodies” over the summer, but that students “students without resources languish … in front of glowing screens” (36).  These are the situations in which children lose ground; yes, a child can be exposed to great things – museums, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc. – but if that child has a learning disability, he or she may not be able to retain the educational value of those experiences.

Brainjogging is hosting Summer Booster Session, a summer camp in LaGrange, Georgia, from 2 August 2010 through 13 August 2010.  There will be two one-week sessions; parents can register their children for either one or both weeks.   Camp runs from 9 am until 11 am each morning.  Each week is $195.  Campers must have a laptop computer and a current Brainjogging lease, which is an additional $95 total; the Brainjogging lease will be active for four weeks.  Brainjoggers must also own a WhisperPhone, which costs $16. Brainjogging’s Summer Booster Session provides children with an opportunity to attend an educationally-stimulating and socially-invigorating camp!  Students learn through audionyms and songs, through physical calisthenics and mental ones.  Ron Fairchild, CEO of National Summer Learning Association, stated, “We expect that athletes and musicians would see their performance suffer without practice.  Well, the same is true of students” (38).  This is too true; Brainjogging focuses on the principle that “like an athlete tones his body for physical endurance, toning the mind enhances mental endurance and performance.”  Brainjogging’s Summer Booster Session will prepare all learners for the upcoming school year!

2 Responses to “Brainjogging makes the most of summer: Summer Booster Session”

  1. Jennifer says:

    What a bargain! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Sellers Cook says:

    We’re glad to hear that you’re excited about Summer Booster Session!

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