Camp is held daily from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Schedules are customized for each camper based on their targeted areas of improvement. Typically, campers receive approximately 3.5 hours of academic instruction per day as outlined below.
Every camper, every day gets at minimum one 1:1 session.
Research tells us that the ability to read impacts all aspects of education, so reading is a core focus of our camp. Oakland’s experienced teachers follow a multi-sensory teaching approach designed to help struggling or reluctant readers. Parents receive a full report at the conclusion of camp outlining targeted skills, areas of continued need, and effective strategies for continued progress.
Beginner readers focus on phonics, decoding, and the structural analysis of words. More skilled readers will work on vocabulary, comprehension, literature, organization, and study skills. Campers with written language or attention difficulties will also receive writing, composition, grammar, and keyboarding instruction in a nurturing and accepting environment that makes them feel comfortable with the process of writing.
The multisensory approach found throughout Oakland is also employed in math, with students writing on erasable whiteboards, working with manipulatives, reciting mnemonics, and playing math games to reinforce concepts.
All campers have a swim class with a certified instructor every other day. Campers may swim recreationally every day.
Opportunities for both relaxation and active play abound across our 450-acre property. Included in the cost of camp tuition are horseback riding lessons, swim lessons, archery, arts and crafts, science and nature activities, camper meals, and so much more.
For our summer boarders, scheduled evening and weekend activities at Oakland include hiking, camp fires, s’mores making, additional pool time, arts and crafts, games, and more.