We understand that summer freedom is expensive and stressful for many families, and that three months away from school seriously damages students’ academic progress. That’s why OWL offers our evidence-based, innovative, and fun technology curriculum to families in our program during the summer months, free of cost.

OWL’s summer programs offer an immersive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), leadership, and community-building experience to students aged 7-12 at local schools. Every day, OWL offers a healthy mix of physical activities, team-building exercises, reading time, student-designed computer projects, guided support from adult technology mentors and peer leaders, and field trips to local universities and prominent science and technology companies. Each week teaches students different science and advanced technology tools such as animation, computer programming, digital photography, and robotics, and ends with student-led presentations of their projects.

Student learning is self-paced and customized, equipping students with essential technology and life skills. Students who continue with the afterschool program have a chance to earn their own computers for use at home. OWL embeds all of these components in the summer program because OWL believes in a whole-child approach that challenges students intellectually and also supports a healthy lifestyle.

OWL’s summer programs are designed to engage students during the summer months when the learning gap often increases for low-income students.

We will be offering 6 week comprehensive summer camp in 2018 at many of the schools where we offer school year programming.

‘I am a huge believer in the OWL program and their technology and leadership programs – they do amazing things. However it became personal when my daughter was able to attend OWL’s summer camp last year. She loved everything about it and was only upset because she only attended 1 week! This year she’s looking forward to attending again and can’t wait. This camp is fun for any kid, there’s so much to learn and do. I can’t say enough.’ -Sara Richman

‘OWL is a great organization for providing an opportunity during the summer for those with the capability, but lacking access to learn and embrace different types of technology. My daughter attended one of the summer camps for two years – and she discovered how to create animation – which the following fall, her skills came in handy for a project at school using the same animation software. Participants are exposed to all aspects of an urban college campus rigor – while on the Auraria Campus. They allow time for campers to have fun too. OWL summer camp schedule (full-day) was accommodating for working single parents.’ – Parent of OWL Camper

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