During our inaugural year, we successfully partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife as well as Denver Parks and Recreation. These partnerships have afforded us the opportunity to introduce our camp boys to wildlife and outdoor experiences right in our own backyard. Through our Wildlife Education module, we will continue to introduce the camp boys to all Colorado Wildlife has to offer. Active participation in the following fishing, nature hikes, tree and plant identification, insect viewing, bird and wildlife watching, reptile demonstrations and other activities the boys will gain exposure and knowledge they will carry and pass on to generations to come.
Our Read- A-Book/Get-A-Book module allows each boy to maintain a keen focus on literacy during their summer break. Studies have shown that minority males in grades 4-7 often experience a drop in reading level during the summer months. Boys Day mentors answer the call by reading a book of choice to their assigned group of camp boys; thus, modeling the importance of literacy. To reinforce what we model, all camp boys leave with a book of choice specific to their reading level and age group at the end of the camp day.
Hungry Children Cannot Learn, our Nutritional and Physical Education
In support of the educational program- Hungry Children Cannot Learn, our Nutritional and Physical Education module offers campers the tools and resources needed to make choices that will develop into life-long healthy eating habits. During each camp day, our camp boys are provided with a nutritious breakfast and lunch (at no charge) as well as one healthy snack as part of our commitment to nutritional education. This module helps ensure that participating boys gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and exercise with good health.