AICL:  an Arts & Academic Camp for Thinkers & Dreamers

2017 Programs:  June 25-30, July 9-14 at Mars Hill University

July 16-22 & July 23-29 at Warren Wilson College

As Summer Enrichment Camp 2017 is in FULL SWING, we have a message to everyone from our Board of Directors:

Dear Friends of AICL,

We'd like to give a big THANK YOU for your support of scholarships for our 2017 programs! Through fundraising events, end-of-year donation emails, Facebook campaigns, merchandise sales, corporate charity programs, auctions, and AICL camp families' registration donations, we have raised $16,120!

Across Weeks T-1, 0, 1, and 2, we have provided 3 outreach scholarships and 27 assistance scholarships. This year we helped 20 families come to 40 individual weeks of camp!

This was a banner year for fundraising. Your work and gifts help us stay true to every element of our mission:

"We offer exciting and challenging programs for talented and gifted students. Through outreach and scholarships,
we foster a racially and economically diverse community. At AICL, we see everyone as both a learner and a teacher.
We encourage social and intellectual interactions that will enable our students to fulfill their personal, professional,
and academic potential. Because we build curricula based on the idea that learning is fun and should be ongoing, we
prepare our students to engage our complex world with insight, empathy, and confidence."

With your continued support, we look forward to kicking off an even bigger year for scholarships this fall!

Thanks!
AICL Board

A Summer Enrichment Camp

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.

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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.