Free summer camps keep Burrillville students learning

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Photo credits: Burrillville School Department

BURRILLVILLE – With lesson on everything from instrument building to STEM exploration, the Burrillville School Department has kept students engaged this summer through a series of camps, offered free to town students.

It is the third summer the district was able to run the camps, which were offered on a first-come, first-serve and have been extremely popular, according to Director of Strategic Initiatives Maria Quiray Lawrence. Some of the camp sessions reportedly filled to capacity on the first day of registration.

“We are so excited about our amazing summer programming in Burrillville,” said Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Julie Mayhew. “It has been tremendously successful and we are thrilled with the community response. It’s great to see our kids engaging in fun and creative activities while also building their skills and knowledge ahead of the next school year.”

The camps focused on music and STEM education, including sessions on music instrument building, music performance, robotics, and STEM exploration. In addition, a bedtime stories program was offered to the district’s youngest learners in PreK through grade 2.

Mayhew said the district is looking forward to offering the programs again next summer.

School officials The Burrillville School Department anticipates offering a number of camps again next summer and expects the summer camp registration date to be announced in March 2024.

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