Camp is held daily from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Schedules are customized for each student based on their targeted areas of improvement. Typically, students receive approximately 3.5 hours of academic instruction per day as outlined below.
1:1 Instruction (25 minutes)
Every student gets at minimum one 1:1 session every day.
Reading (Up to 110 minutes)
Research tells us that the ability to read impacts all aspects of education, so reading is a core focus of our camp. Oakland’s experienced teachers follow a multi-sensory teaching approach designed to help struggling or reluctant readers. Parents receive a full report at the conclusion of camp outlining targeted skills, areas of continued need, and effective strategies for continued progress.
English or Phonics (55 minutes)
Beginner readers focus on phonics, decoding, and the structural analysis of words. Students with written language or attention difficulties will also receive writing, composition, grammar, and keyboarding instruction in a nurturing and accepting environment that makes them feel comfortable with the process of writing.
Math (55 minutes)
The multisensory approach found throughout Oakland is also employed in math, with students writing on erasable whiteboards, working with manipulatives, reciting mnemonics, and playing math games to reinforce concepts.
Students get to swim every day. Certified instructors are available for swim classes every other day.
Equestrian and Other Activities
Opportunities for both relaxation and active play abound across our 450-acre property. Included in the cost of camp tuition are horseback riding lessons, swim lessons, archery, arts and crafts, science and nature activities, meals and so much more!
For our summer boarders, scheduled evening and weekend activities at Oakland include hiking, camp fires, s’mores making, additional pool time, arts and crafts, games, and more.