Unique among public schools in Virginia, Camp E. W. Young offers Norfolk Public Schools' students unique learning experiences while reconnecting them to the world around them. Partnering with community organizations across the region and classroom teachers across the district, we endeavor to do this by exposing students to engaging hands-on/minds-on investigations and through the use of technology, while providing opportunities that will enhance the 21st Century Skills that are necessary for success in post-secondary education and the world of work. As a result of this unique camp experience, students leave with a life-long passion for the environment and a dedication to stewardship of our natural resources.
Our Instructional Focus
The 2021 Focus for Camp E.W. Young is to facilitate SOL-aligned, virtual instruction for grade 2 students attending Title I Norfolk Public schools. This innovative learning approach will complement the teaching of science, math, engineering, arts, and technology. Additionally, Camp E.W. Young will provide a week-long Teacher Best Practice Academy for grade 2 teachers to equip them with the tools and resources necessary to engage their students in meaningful, hands on, minds on, instruction in the science classroom.
Our Mission and Vision
To be a model instructional program that supports the teaching of SOL-aligned science and math concepts through unique and innovative classroom experiences.
To provide opportunities for students that will enhance their use of 21st century skills while becoming college and career ready.
To involve students in STEM related activities that will allow them to embrace the habits of mind necessary to occupy STEM jobs that are currently non-existent.
To create increased opportunities for parents to become involved in the educational life of their children while embracing global awareness and environmental stewardship.
Our SMARTe Goal
After a week-long innovative instructional experience, 75% of the students participating will demonstrate at least a 5% or greater increase on the Camp E.W. Young post-test administered by the Camp E.W. Young environmental educators.