Enrichment for Hands-On Learning & Fun

Summer Journey’s afternoon curriculum includes hands-on exploratory Journey courses with embedded academics. These Journey courses enable students to actively engage with topics in the fields of Engineering & Construction, Sports & Teamwork, Arts & Crafts, Theatre & Performance, and more. Most Journey courses include a teacher manual and scripted lessons.

In 2016, Summer Journey began offering opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as part of its afternoon Journey curriculum. Sample STEM courses include Sports Science, Scratch Camp, Flight & Aerodynamics, to name a few.

For grades 1–8, districts choose a total of six Journey courses, three each for the first and last 12 days of the session. Kindergarten selects one “Just for Fun” curriculum.

Click below to see a sample of Summer Journey enrichment courses, by category topic. The course selection changes slightly each year, but most courses are offered every summer. New courses are also added regularly.

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Assessment Gains Graph

Assessment Gains

In 2021, Summer Journey students made 8% gains in math and 13% gains in reading.

Summer Journey

At a Glance.

Our Summer Journey program was developed for Missouri students and has been used by Missouri school districts since 2000.

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  • Over 30,500 Students
  • 50+ School Districts
  • State Funded
  • 120 Course Options
  • Up to 168 Program Hours
  • Transportation Provided
  • Reading & Math Interventions Available
  • Blended Learning Available