Slide Show: Trinity Hosts 18th Annual Dream Camp on Campus

Children Learn About Reading, Robotics, and Good Nutrition; Funders See Impact of Their Philanthropy Firsthand

HARTFORD, Conn., July 27, 2015 - Trinity’s Dream Camp, a five-week summer program that kicked off on June 29 for area children and teenagers from ages 6 to17, goes beyond the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic that are essential to programs that work to combat summer learning loss by also hosting sessions that range from robotics to literacy to good nutrition. The objectives of Dream Camp are to enhance out-of-school educational opportunities for Hartford’s children, develop confidence and academic skills, improve success in school, and build interest in pursuing and persisting higher education.

Recently, local organizations and philanthropies that generously invest in campers’ education and summer experiences visited the Trinity campus and experienced Dream Camp firsthand. Middle-school-aged children tried their hand at skillfully placing an eye on a robot during a robotics presentation led by Trinity engineering students Giselle Garcia ’16 from Trinidad and Tobago and Barok Imana ’16 from Ethiopia. Other campers participated in Dream Camp programs: Quest, a science- and experiment-based curriculum, and MIT (Mentor in Training), funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Writing essays and engaging in SAT preparation also were on the agenda for older campers who are preparing to apply to college. Younger campers made paper-bag puppets and were involved in a reading program. Their morning culminated in a farm-to-fork dining experience, where they enjoyed a healthy lunch while hearing about the benefits of good nutrition and daily exercise.

Dream Camp is funded through the generosity of the Bank of America Foundation, The Barnes Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Travelers Foundation, Versa Products, William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, and alumni and parents of Trinity College.

 

 

 


Photos are by The Defining Photo and Dream Camp staff. To view the Flickr set of photos from which the above slide show was generated, please click here.