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For information about some of the summer programs available around the state, go HERE.
Are you and/or your organization preparing for summer programming? NMOST has compiled a list of resources to help individuals, programs, and families prepare for the summer months!
Infographics on Summer Enrichment
Field Guide for Camps
The American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) are engaged together to provide educational resources to both day and overnight camps, state and local health departments, and parents/guardians and campers. The educational resources are being developed by an independent expert panel being coordinated by Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E), a Boston-based consulting firm specializing in environmental health. This expert panel has convened specialists in pediatric medicine, camp medicine and nursing, epidemiology, infectious disease management, biological safety, industrial hygiene, organizational design, and other technical specialties. These educational resources will be shared with CDC and state and local health departments so that all parties can be informed. Information will be available on the ACA and Y-USA websites as it becomes available.
Download the field guide here.
How Summer Programs Responded to the Needs of Youth and Families in 2020
The American Institutes for Research reviewed early findings, resources, and stories from national and local organizations about their summer 2020 programs. The attached resource provides practical examples of how national and local organizations responded to the needs of youth and families this past summer during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource can be used to support program planning efforts that are already underway for many organizations for summer 2021.
Download the resource here.
CDC Suggestions for Youth Programs and Camps: Readiness and Planning Tool
Camp and youth program administrators may review and complete the general readiness assessment while working with state, local, tribal, territorial, or federal officials when making initial preparations to promote healthy behaviors, environments, and operations that reduce the spread of COVID-19. The daily/weekly readiness assessment may be used to monitor and maintain recommended practices. Planning tools are also included to help camp and youth program administrators prepare for if someone gets sick and identify special considerations specific to their program and participants, as well as the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable and tailored to the needs and context of each community.
Download the planning tool here.
Every Summer Counts: A Longitudinal Analysis of Outcomes from the National Summer Learning Project
The National Summer Learning Project (NSLP) examined the implementation and effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs developed by five school districts — Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Duval County, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Rochester, New York — and their local community partners. The study spanned three phases. This seventh report in a series summarizes the findings of this third phase in the context of earlier findings and offers implications for policy and practice. Overall longitudinal findings show that, by spring 2017, the academic benefits for high attenders decreased in magnitude and were not statistically significant — although when benchmarked against typical achievement gains at the same grade level, they remained large enough to be educationally meaningful.
Learn more here.