AICL:  An Arts & Academic Camp for Thinkers & Dreamers

We celebrate the life of the mind, but we’ve seen too many bright, interesting campers who don’t necessarily fit well in a traditional school model to limit ourselves to those who’ve been classified as gifted.  Instead, we call our campers motivated.

 Our classes offer specialization and individualized instruction unavailable outside of private lessons and college courses.  The smaller classes, innovative teachers, and longer meeting times allow the same course to be a comfortable introduction for the novice and a new challenge for the advanced student.

  About   Find out about our organization, mission, our summer camp, and the results of our decades of educating motivated children.   Learn More →

About

Find out about our organization, mission, our summer camp, and the results of our decades of educating motivated children.

Learn More →

  register for camp   Ready to take the next step? Join us this summer for one of our three programs.   Find Out How →

register for camp

Ready to take the next step? Join us this summer for one of our three programs.

Find Out How →

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curriculum

Class registration is open! Check out our curriculum and make your selections once you've registered.

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A Message from AICL's Board:

Dear Friends of AICL,
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Maggie Renken is AICL's new Executive Director! The Executive Director is a year-round, part-time position. Maggie is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology at Georgia State and specializes in children's knowledge acquisition in STEM. One of the ways Maggie applies her research is to help with curriculum development in greater Atlanta metro schools. Maggie has worked at summer camps and after-school programs in a variety of settings. We are very excited that she is bringing her enthusiasm and expertise both to our existing summer enrichment programs and our discussions of how can best meet the goals of our mission.

--AICL Board

Click to read Maggie's Welcome Message

 

Summer enrichment programs are important for students’ future academic success! Multiple academic studies, both quantitative and qualitative, have shown that summer programs related to academics are beneficial to young learners. For younger students, it increases their sense of confidence and self-worth in a school environment. For those college bound students, it eases the transition to a higher level of academics. Statistical analysis has shown that at least 30% of the variance in the grade-point average of college freshmen in their first semester can be attributed to participating in a summer academic program.

It has also been found that students who are struggling in school have made substantial improvement in their performance after participating in supplementary programs with an academic component. The main driver of these students’ improvement is their change in attitude about academic performance and their investment in their own education. Making learning fun has been a central component of our summer camp program since 1982. We invite you to join us this summer to expand your child’s academic journey.
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