Branches’ Summer Shade is filled with friends, faith, fun learning, and field trips! Summer Shade provides a free summer camp program to elementary, middle, and high school students and serves over 400 children and youth during the summer. The program takes place at all four Branches Grow & Climb sites: Branches Florida City, Branches South Miami, Branches Lakeview and Branches Fulford.
Branches also hires 30 Summer Shade Guides, who are Branches program youth hired as camp counselors to help with the programming and to manage all camp activities. This summer employment allows our youth to learn useful skills such as time management, organizational skills, teamwork dynamics, earn some money and much more.
Summer Shade focuses on creative learning in order to help prevent summer learning loss, often associated with the long summer break. Children will continue to read and learn during the summer so they may be ready to attend the next grade level in the Fall. Many parents are unable to provide such academic support over the summer since they have to continue working, or simply do not have the language skills or education to guide their children.
2017 Summer Shade Camp Dates
To sponsor a student, volunteer or register your child for the 2017 session, please reach out to your preferred site. THANK YOU!