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Making the Connection

The C.A.M.P. (Character, Education, Mindset, Preparedness) program at Smithtown Central School District gives middle school students the opportunity to work on academics as well as their own social-emotional needs during the summer months. 

Housed at Accompsett Middle School in July, students in grades 7-9 focus on positive actions including self-care and the science behind it, self-regulation and nutrition. Students learn about how their actions and reactions effect their academic performance.

Working in small groups, students rotate to different workshops throughout the day which vary by week. Students work on their creativity during Genius Hour, a project-based learning initiative that allows students to explore their passions. To help make a mind-body connection, students participate in yoga, meditation and other mindfulness activities.

Photo courtesy of: Smithtown Central School District

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