Incorporating transition words into our writing.
The students read stories that focused on incorporating dialogue to strengthen writing skills.
The camp participants took their writing outside and incorporated sensory details into their stories.
Children's author, Alicia Murphy, visited the Creative Writing Camp and spoke to the children about the writing process.
Using nature to inspire writing.
Summer Success would like to welcome you into our world of reading, writing, psychology, collaboration, technology, movement, and fun! Summer Success is opening the door to students entering grades 2nd through 4th. This family-run enterprise is offering summer programs at Villanova University!
Our reading and writing summer camps will allow students to become passionate about the writing process, improve comprehension, increase vocabulary, publish books, develop a love for literacy, participate in engaging and intellectually stimulating book club conversations, and visit with a local children’s author.
Our positive psychology summer camps will allow students to explore, discover, and examine how the brain works and the effect our words and actions have on our well-being. Students will focus on developing essential life skills, sustained growth and greater sophistication in the study of character strengths, goal setting, and much more to flourish in and out of the classroom during our week-long courses.
Check out our camp descriptions, and join our summer team by registering today. Be sure to check out our discounts. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” ~ Stanford psychology professor, Carol Dweck
Meet our educators:
April Kennedy is a wife and mother of two who resides in Delaware County. April is a certified elementary teacher with a Master in Education from Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, April has her technology specialist certification. April currently teachers in Chichester School District. April has taught students in grades Kindergarten through sixth. April has strengthened her knowledge of the curriculum by participating in English Language Arts, Math, and Science curriculum writing for her school district. April has a wealth of experience integrating technology into the curriculum. April has spent three years volunteering on the Positive Behavior System Core Team in her school district.
Sheila Kennedy is a wife and mother of three who resides in Delaware County. Sheila is a certified Elementary Education teacher in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Sheila holds an Applied Positive Psychology certification and is currently enrolled in a Master of Education program with a concentration in social-emotional learning. In addition to teaching in the elementary classroom, Sheila has also served as a Direct Interactive Instructional coach within her school district and currently develops and facilitates professional development for teachers. Her passion for positive psychology and current best practices in education has her continually attending educational conferences. In just the past year alone Sheila has traveled to Penn State Altoona, NJ, GA and FL to participate in training to enhance the positive learning experiences of her students; most recently being trained at the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.