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Summer Camp for Education and Recreation (SCampER)

Summer Camp for Education and Recreation (SCampER)
SCampER, is a special five-week program designed to help kids improve their reading, writing and language skills, while having fun. This program is open to 50 students at John Maclure Community School and Clearbrook Elementary, as referred by their teachers and principals. Our goal at SCampER is to see all children, regardless of where they start, reach or exceed the minimum reading level for their grade. For grade 1, that’s Level 16. For grade 2, Level 20, and for grade 3, Level 24. We strive to give children all the tools to succeed at school the next fall, and we’ve seen success doing it. For example, in 2013, Grade 1 children had an increase in their literacy scores of 53%. But! They also had a great time. The best part of SCampER is that our focus on literacy does not sacrifice the fun of a good summer camp! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so if Jack wants to shoot some hoops, we make it happen! SCampER focuses on literacy in the morning, and recreation in the afternoon, with plenty of playtime and fabulous out-trips. We at WACSS believe that learning should be fun, and with SCampER, it promises to be exactly that. Scamper is a FREE program! So, this is where you come in. We have received grants from Canada Summer Jobs and Community Gaming to cover wages, but we need more funds to pay for out-trips, supplies, and buses. We are hoping to raise another $5000 to ensure that the kids have the best out-trips each week!


raised of $5,000 goal


West Abbotsford Community School Society
In Support of West Abbotsford Community School Society
The West Abbotsford Community School Society (WACSS), formerly known as the John Maclure Community School Society, was established in 1996 to provide programming opportunities for families at Abbotsford schools. These include programs in literacy, arts, technology, programming, sports, and events! 

WACSS is committed to promoting programs that support life-long learning in the Abbotsford Community. 

Key elements of this mandate and focus are: 
- Promotion of literacy skills in children and youth 
- Environmental awareness and development of stewardship in youth 
- Localization, activities brought close to the people who will participate. 
- Self-help activities organized by the participants 
- Integrated service delivery, the bringing together of various agencies an organizations in cooperation to fulfill common purposes. 

WACSS Mission 
“Our mission is to provide educational, recreational, and social activities for the children and families in the diverse community of West Abbotsford” 

WACSS Vision 
“Our vision is a community where children and families are accepted, respected, healthy, successful learners” 

Value Statements 
- Integrity: WACSS demonstrates integrity by living through our values with honesty 
- Ownership: WACSS demonstrates ownership through accountability and pride in our role within the community 
- Cooperation: WACSS demonstrates cooperation through partnerships with the community to accomplish great things we could not do alone 
- Excellence: WACSS demonstrates excellence by being satisfied with no less than the highest goals we can envision 
- Respect: WACSS demonstrates respect through courtesy and thoughtfulness by honouring the dignity of ourselves and all others 

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