Emory's Summer Camp & Learning Expo Really Shined!

Written by Audrey Adelson

February, 2011

 

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center sponsored its 2nd Annual Camp & Learning Expo on February 17, 2011. The event doubled its size from 2010 and hosted close to 100 different programs. The annual event was designed to save parents time and help them to find quality summer programs for their children. Approximately 400 attendees from Emory University, Emory Healthcare, CDC, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta visited the four hour event inquiring about arts, athletics, technical, environmental and academic programs, as well as summer volunteer, counselor-in-training and part-time job opportunities. Many of the guests brought their children and/or partners and all were hoping to get their hands on one of the fantastic raffle prizes including a Nintendo Wii, an Amazon Kindle, and an iPod Shuffle (among only a few of the over 50 raffle prizes)!

Program representatives were pleased with the turnout and enjoyed the lively atmosphere in the expo’s new location at the Woodruff PE Center 4th floor Auxiliary Court. The event averaged 100 guests per hour, offered discounts and created a real sense of community for all that participated. Employee feedback has been overwhelmingly positive again this year with many people stopping WorkLife staff to thank them for hosting such a fun and helpful event. Most found the opportunity to attend such an event during working hours a real time saver and a whole lot of fun. While employee surveys showed tremendous support for the event, a few suggestions for improvement were noted including adding additional signage for those not familiar with the venue or how to get there and a reminder to pay close attention to the employee demographics to be sure the event meets everyone’s needs.

For more information on summer planning resources please refer to the summer planning webpage. If you have questions about this year’s expo or are interested in participating in Emory’s Camp & Learning Expo 2012, please contact Audrey Adelson

 

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center would especially like to thank the following programs for their participation in Emory’s Camp & Learning Expo 2011 – Come Experience Summer!

Emory Programs

Camp Carlos

Emory Pre-College Program

Emory Summer Science Academy

Total Sports Academy

Total Tennis Camps (Bryant & Browning)

Challenge & Champions

Sports Fitness Camp

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys Soccer

Summer Bassoon Extravaganza

Oxford Athletic Camps

Programs at Emory

iD Tech Camps & iD Gaming Academy

The Emory Child Care Network

The Clifton Schools

The Goddard School

Bright Horizons – The Children’s Center at All Saints

Primrose School of Midtown

The Sunshine House

Legacy Academy

Clarian Place Child Development & Learning Center

Scott Boulevard Montessori School

Other Invited Guests

The Emory Child Study Center

BrownRichards & Associates

Georgia Learning Resource Systems

Sparkfly

YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Whole World Theatre

EnviroVentures Day Camp at Piedmont Park

Girl Scouts of Metro Atlanta

Boy Scouts of America

City of Decatur

Callanwolde

Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Day Camp

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Circus Camp

DeKalb County Camp Superstars

Atlanta Rocks!

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Day Camp

Georgia Aquarium Camp H20

City of Atlanta Camp Best Friends

Atlanta Athletic Club Northeast

Atlanta History Center & The Margaret Mitchell House Creative Writing Camp

Atlanta Gymnastics Center

Chastain Horse Park

Oak Grove Child Development Center Camp Explosion

Camp Scene

Pace Camp

Atlanta International School

Marist

Paideia Summer Camps

Woodward Academy Camps

Camp Westminster

AFS Intercultural Programs

Dunwoody Nature Center

Camp Toccoa

High Meadows Day Camp

Camp Blue Ridge

Woodward Skate Park

Gwinnett County

Camp Juliette Low

The Alliance Theatre Summer Drama Camp

Camp Jam

Camp Invention

SCAD Arts Smarts Camp

Big Thinkers Scientific Day Camp

The Atlanta Ballet

Taggarts Driving School

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

Sylvan Learning Centers

Additional thanks go to the Emory Staging Department, the Woodruff PE Center and the many volunteers that helped out at the expo.