It’s important for students to benefit from their educational experiences, but it is equally important for educators to try new activities, collaborate with other educators, and be creative. The summer camp experience gave educators, including core academic teachers, fine arts teachers, and administrators the opportunity to learn and practice new skills and get excited about it.


The National Summer Learning Association reports that summer school provides practice and experimentation that can lead to teacher success during the school year. In Summer 2011 Big Thought and Dallas ISD asked teachers to integrate arts and community learning with math, science, reading and social studies.

When summer camp teachers were surveyed, 3 out of 4 reported that their experience benefited their professional growth and development.