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Camp Summit

Every year, Blueprint4 hosts an annual Camp Summit to provide camp providers with resources, data and other valuable information to help you all plan for the year ahead. If you would like this presentation or any of the data slides in a different format, please reach out to zasmine@clark-fox.com.

Looking for previous years’ Camp Summit recordings? Check them out here.

View the 2023 camp summit presentation

Field Trip Guide

Here is a list of local field trips for your organization. They are color coded at the top and have more information beneath.

View the Field Trip Guide

(Please ignore the warning label from Google, we will not steal personal information!)

Data Analysis Workbook

This document outlines every zip code that was listed on Blueprint4 this past year. Each tab highlights what programs were available and what programs parents searched for in that zip code.

View the 2022 data analysis workbook

School district dates

This document shows all the start, end, spring, and winter breaks for school districts in the region!

View the 2022-2023 spreadsheet

Additional Resources

Cultural Responsiveness

Characteristics of Culturally Responsive Teaching According to Brown University Positive perspectives on parents and families Communication of high expectations Learning within the context of culture Student-centered instruction Culturally mediated instruction...

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Social Justice

Social justice education empowers students to create change in the world. It focuses on a student's ability to recognize inequalities and work against them. Social justice education asks students to consider the following questions (from The Resilient Educator): Who...

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Arts Integration

Art Integration in School: Why it's important The Top 10 Education Art Activities for Preschoolers 11 Classic Summer Camp Crafts for Kids 21 STEAM Projects for Learning All Summer Long 58 Summer Art Camp Ideas here is a big collection of ideas to get kids crafting...

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Technology and Virtual Learning

The pandemic caused drastic changes to the way we educate and connect with one another. One of the most prominent changes to the education system was the integration of virtual learning. Virtual learning during COVID brought to light how important technology will...

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Articles and Resources Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books: A resource created by social justice books to help educators and childcare providers select books that are culturally aware and teach children to be anti-bias and anti-racist. How to Create a...

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Staff Training and Professional Development

Inclusion and Diversity Training United 4 Children Inclusion Support: United 4 Children’s inclusion specialists offer the following services to assist you as you work to meet the needs of children with special needs. Churchill Center & School Professional...

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Physical Activity and Health Education

Physical Education and Games Camp-Based Physical Education: This article details a study on physical education in summer camps and the implications and recommendations for current camps Camp Games for Summer Fun 87 Energy Busting Indoor Games & Activities for kids...

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STEM Resources

Online Resources and Lesson Plans STEM Camp Theme Ideas: This resource includes ideas for integrating stem into summer camp curriculum in a fun and exciting way. There are also ideas about how to infuse literacy and STEM together. MySci K-5: The mySci K-5 curriculum...

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St. Louis Outreach Programs

Health Girls in the Know: GITK is a safe community where girls, ages 9-13, start vulnerable conversations and learn from female licensed professionals to develop self-esteem. They deliver a 4 week empowerment workshop series led by female professionals in their field...

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Mental Health Resources

Blueprint4SummerSTL recognizes that mental health resources are critical this summer in the wake of COVID-19. We have compiled various resources to help you and your staff when handling the mental health effects of COVID-19. Missouri After School Alliance The Missouri...

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Child Well-Being Map

The Clark-Fox Family Foundation has created a variety of interactive resource maps that connect local organizations related to a specific category. Check out all of the maps here! St. Louis Region Child Well-Being Ecosystem Map

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Anti-Racism Resources

Fall 2020 Camp Summit - Anti-Racism Workshop Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB-x2joFCo8&t=7s&ab_channel=Blueprint4SummerSTL Summit Welcome & Antiracism Workshop (2020 Virtual Camp Summit) Anti-Racism in Summer Camp Part 2 Anti-Racism in Summer...

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Trauma-Informed Care

Infographics Learn about Childhood Trauma What is childhood trauma? Center for Traumatic Assessment and Services Adverse Childhood Experiences - CDC The Biological Effects of Childhood Trauma Trauma-Informed Education NCTSN Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators: Provides...

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