"A Camp Experience Changing Lives"
Beyond The Natural Foundation (BTNF), in collaboration with Faith Presbyterian Church and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship church, has created a dynamic summer camp experience to provide high-dosage enrichment programming where youth get to learn positive ways to express themselves through musical art, collaborate on projects that create community, enhance their critical thinking and writing skills, and decrease summer learning loss. During this summer camp experience, youth grow musically by learning Songwriting, Beat Making, Music Production, Piano, Drumming and Vocal Performance while exploring the fundamental aspects of rhythm and harmony. Campers get to develop academically through progress-driven academic instruction for the upcoming school grade in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Language Arts subject areas. Since BTNF summer camp is designed to be one of the most transformative experiences a child can have, campers get to have fun with other enrichments as well.
At BTNF, we are passionate about accessing the quality of our programs and the achievement of program goals. In summer 2020, our SMART goal assessment was the following:
For our Engagement Metric, our Average Daily Attendance was 86.2% and 80% of our enrolled participants attended at least 80% of the time. It is amazing to see that our program was able to accomplish this during a global pandemic!
For our Better Off Metric, our youth evolved during summer camp evidenced by 97% our campers demonstrated Knowledge Gain as assessed by our academic teachers. This validates our successful effort of decreasing summer learning loss.
For the second year in a row, BTNF achieved a Program Satisfaction Rate of 100% at the end of the 7-week summer camp experience...even during a global pandemic!
To top it off, we successfully followed CDC protocols and had NO POSITIVE COVID CASES!
BTNF's 2021 summer camp offering is for 40 campers. The 2021 camper population is for rising 1st through 7th grade students. In all efforts to be compliant with CDC guidelines as it relates to social distancing and other safety measures, our summer camp experience will be split into 2 locations: Northeast Baltimore and Southwest Baltimore. Each location will be limited to serving 20 campers split into 2 cohorts: cohort A for younger campers in grades 1 – 4 and cohort B for older campers in grades 5 – 7.
Camp Tuition: $735 Lump Sum Option includes 30% Off Discount (Must be paid in full by July 2, 2021)|$150 per week. There are 10% Off Discounts Available for Siblings
Camp Registration: $75 non-refundable per camper
Camp Site#1: Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Southwest)
Camp Site#2: Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd #1, Baltimore, MD 21239 (Northeast)
Camp Session: July 5, 2021 to August 20, 2021.
Camp time is 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Aftercare is available on these days from 4:00-5:00pm for $25/week per camper.
Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch Monday through Friday. BTNF will provide (1) Morning and (1) Afternoon snack.
BTNF is committed to creating opportunities for youth to experience the power of music arts enrichment programming that helps them refine their creativity through collaboration that builds community.