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BASE Camp Survey Results

BASE Camp Survey Results

The results of our BASE Camp Survey for summer 2021 are in, and we wanted to share some useful feedback from our BASE Camp families. Overall, the feedback was very positive results! 97% of our respondents would recommend BASE Camp to a friend, and most respondents...

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2022 Base Camp Changes & Updates

2022 Base Camp Changes & Updates

Summer planning is already well underway, and we wanted to share our good news early. Every year we ask our families what they loved about BASE Camp and what we can do to make BASE Camp a better experience. While we love hearing words of praise, we also learn so much...

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Magical Prizes for a Magical Night!

Magical Prizes for a Magical Night!

By this point in the Pandemic, we're all about ready to get away, one way or another. That's why we're so excited about the raffle prizes for our upcoming Evening of Magic. We'll help you get out of town, out of the house, or maybe a little bit out of your mind!...

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Spoken Word Club Is Back!

Spoken Word Club Is Back!

We are thrilled to announce that nearly a year after we had to put our in-person Spoken Word club on hold, we can now invite students back for a spring season of creativity and self-expression. WHAT: Spoken Word Club WHO: Students from both Brooks and Julian Middle...

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BASE Camp 2021, What We Know Now

BASE Camp 2021, What We Know Now

Just like you, we really miss BASE Camp. We recently asked you to tell us what was most important to you about BASE Camp, and what you needed from us this coming summer. Based on the survey, we know that you love BASE Camp because: 1) Camps include a wide variety of...

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Exploding Pumpkins and Our New Summer Programs Director

Exploding Pumpkins and Our New Summer Programs Director

As the weather gets colder, we know you're looking for new ways to keep busy inside the house. Our new Director of Summer Programs has some ideas. Check out her amazing pumpkin explosion! How many rubber bands do you think it will take for Lindsey to make the pumpkin...

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Public Health Expert Visits Virtually with Mann Students

Public Health Expert Visits Virtually with Mann Students

Science Alliance, one of our flagship programs has entered the Covid age. Last week, Dr. Noel Chavez, a public health expert and Oak Park resident met with students from Tye Johnson's 4th grade class at Mann via Zoom. The kids and Dr. Chavez had a spirited and...

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2020 Virtual Poetry Slam

2020 Virtual Poetry Slam

How do you have a poetry slam when you can't gather? You do it virtually! Just like the rest of the world, our Spoken Word program had some unexpected challenges this year. But, our poets prevailed. For the first time, we had a combined Brooks/Julian club. The poets...

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Good-Beye to Mr. Ellwanger

Good-Beye to Mr. Ellwanger

One of the things that made us saddest about canceling this year's Bingo Bash was that we were losing the chance to give Mr. Ellwanger, also known as Mr. E, the 2020 Staszak Educator Award. Mr. Ellwanger started his Oak Park career as a music teacher at Beye, and...

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