Sessions begin for a special Tulsa Parks camp to help students who are learning away from the classroom this school year.
Tulsa Parks Student Support Camps will give students pod-style learning areas where they can do their virtual learning school work with supervision and help. The camps will also offer fitness, STEM, and art classes, which students can rotate through each session. It initially started out for children of city employees but is now open to the public.
The camps are for 1st through 6th grade students at five different community centers, one of which the city said is already full.
Tulsa Parks said it will have multiple COVID precautions in place, including only about 10 students per pod with an aide supervising each pod.
The camps costs $25 a week. They're open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They’re expected to last through December and the city will re-evaluate based on need at that time.
Omare Jimmerson with Tulsa Parks says they are doing this to make sure kids have a safe place to learn during their virtual classes.
“The goal is to keep the ten the same week after week with the same adult so that if anything does happen everything is contained to that one group,” Jimmerson says.
The locations of the camps are at Whiteside Community Center, Lacy Park Community Center, Chamberlain Community Center, Reed Community Center, and Central Community Center.
Click here to enroll your child in one of the sessions.
The city's website shows enrollment is closed for this first week of sessions, but still open for other weeks.