What Will We Do with Children This Summer?
It is spring and our children are getting excited about summer camps and activities. Many communities are now scheduling children for summer camps with an alternative plan of online activities if communities are forced to reenter lockdowns due to new COVID outbreaks. Activities that remain flexible include:
- Sports camps that reinforce independent skill development drills in sports like soccer and karate
- Snow skiing and outdoor sports camps while social distancing with others
- Park play, nature hiking, and beachcombing
- Swim lessons in a private pool without other students and masked instructors
- Cultural camps offered remotely
- Outdoors camping and backpacking trips
- Computer literacy camps
- Entrepreneur online camps
- Sewing camps with individualized learning options
- Music camps with individualized learning options
Joyce Iwasaki has over thirty years of educational experience working with diverse students in grades from preschool through high school. Joyce’s extensive background includes teaching elementary school, serving on early childhood advisory boards, and advocating for educational initiatives as a legislative aide. During her tenure as a legislative aide, she helped create legislation that allowed incarcerated mothers to keep their newborn babies with them while in prison. Additional legislation was enacted to allow incarcerated pregnant mothers to remain unshackled during labor and delivery. Ms. Iwasaki established and served as the president of an educational scholarship foundation for fifteen years. Her foundation awarded college scholarships to emerging student leaders who provided service to their schools and communities. Joyce is active in performing arts and cultural organizations. She also provides ongoing support to her daughter and family by raising her grandson in her home.