Goals of the Summer Academic Day Camps include:

  • To have each student at or above their expected grade level in reading prior to the Fall 2017 school year.  Metro Nashville Public School teachers who volunteer with the program will determine the reading level of each student at the beginning of the previous school year and will use that baseline to determine progress through the summer.

  • To provide each student who attends Academic Day Camp or Leadership Development Camp and the teens who participate in NICM programs with age appropriate (elementary boy/girl, middle school boy/girl and teen boy/girl) backpacks and supplies.  In order to provide the students with these backpacks, Nashville Inner City Ministry is asking for help from the Nashville community.  If you would like to purchase supplies for a backpack click HERE or to make a donation to sponsor a backpack, click on the link below to Todd Flowers.

For more information on our Academic Summer Day Camps or how you can get involved or provide support, please email Todd Flowers.

This summer, Nashville Inner City Ministry is conducting five weeks of Academic Day Camp.  The camp is offered to approximately 80 students Monday through Thursday from 10am to 4pm and is led by dozens of volunteers, including certified teachers.  Activities include Guided Reading Exercises, Phonic Awareness, Listening Exercises, Writing, Vocabulary, Computer Activities and Reading Buddies.  The students are also served snacks and lunch and have time for play and other activities. A typical day includes:

  • 10:00 am - Morning Assembly
  • 10:30 am - Rotation 1
  • 11:00 am - Rotation 2
  • 11:30 am - Rotation 3
  • 12:00 pm - Rotation 4
  • 12:30 pm - Break
  • 12:35 pm - Recess/Free Time Outdoors
  •  1:00 pm - Lunch
  •  1:30 pm - Time with Reading Buddies
  •  2:00 pm - Bible lesson, crafts, activity rotations
  •  3:30 pm - Dismissal and board buses to go home

The day campers are also enjoying field trips to area attractions such as the Nashville Zoo, splash pads, museums and skating.  Each week has a specific theme, such as animals, sports, etc.  For specific details and photos from each week, please visit our NEWS page.