Camp collaborative

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Gwyneth Landry, MA’09 (center), is one of 20 Lynch School of Education students and recent graduates serving as counselors at a summer camp based in Carney Hall. Some 160 children between ages 3 and 14, mostly from the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, will participate in one or more weekly camp sessions from June 29 to August 15. Now in its sixth season, the camp is sponsored by Boston Catholic Schools Connect—an education collaborative among Boston College, St. Columbkille Partnership School, and the City of Boston’s Jackson-Mann Community Center that was organized by the Lynch School of Education in 2003. “It’s an academic-based program,” according to camp director Jean O’Connor, a master’s student in the Lynch School who teaches first grade at St. Columbkille and runs its afterschool programs. “They’re learning, but we make it such fun, they don’t really know they’re learning.”

This feature was posted on Friday, July 17, 2009 and is filed under Featured Photo.
Photograph: Lee Pellegrini