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2022 Summer Learning Adventure

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, 19 day outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergartner through 5th grade APS students during the 2021-2022 school year.

When is Summer Learning Adventure?

June 13 to July 14, 2022, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

SLA has changed dates from June 6 to June 13 due to APS make-up days. All schools will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday (Monday only).

What is Summer Learning Adventure?

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, 19 day outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergartner through 5th grade APS students during the 2021-2022 school year. 

Our Kinder through 2nd grade program theme is NM Wild! We explore literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts while emphasizing New Mexico plants, animals, habitats, aquatics, and geology. We will be outdoors daily, learning in a camp-like setting using project-based, hands-on learning.

Our 3rd through 5th grade program theme is Making Connections: Be Super Arts Smart!  Join us for visual and performing arts enrichment this summer...students will work with Fine Arts teachers to explore their superpower of creativity.

Our goal is to provide a rich and engaging program that helps students learn, practice, and retain skills throughout the summer. We expect students to learn and try new things, get messy, and engage with activities that will inspire and challenge them in new ways!


All Summer Learning Adventure online registration is closed.  You can call your student's SLA host site and put your student on a waitlist.  Host sites contact information are below. 

Program Details

Learn more about what to expect from Summer Learning Adventures. 

Parent Information and Transportation Details

Each school has composed a welcome letter with school-specific information to help parents prepare for Summer Learning Adventure. 

Transportation will be provided from student's current APS eligible school to the Summer Learning Adventure hub.

What to wear and bring

NM WILD: Students will be outdoors hiking, playing group games, and completing other tasks every day.  SLA teachers may send individual information home about what they need for their class.

Making Connections: Be Super Arts Smart! Students will be learning and experiencing arts-based concepts through moving, performing, and creating in both indoor and outdoor settings. The activities will more than likely get messy or require the ability to move about, twist and shout  but that’s half the fun!  

  • Students need to dress accordingly. Wear tennis shoes/closed-toed shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
  • For the first day, we recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, and backpack.

Breakfast and Lunch

  • Meals will be provided daily.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they would like.
  • Any questions regarding the breakfast or lunch menu, please contact Food Services at (505) 345-5661

Additional Information

SLA Sites and Contact Information

Elementary School Summer Administration Teams
Alameda ES 3 Anna Chavez (505) 898-0070
Alamosa ES Alvaro Ramazzini / Daniel Montoya  (505) 836-0288

Bandelier ES

1 Ann Mccoy (505) 255-8744
Carlos Rey ES Judy Touloumis  (505) 836-7738 
Comanche ES 4 Cheryl Wheeler (505) 884-5275
Duranes ES 3 Stephanie Trujillo Weathers / Dianna Valenzuela (505) 764-2017

George I Sanchez ES

2 Jacob Meyer  (505) 253-0300
Hodgin ES 4 Kimberly Woodley / Cory Donley (505) 881-9855
Longfellow ES 1 Richard Ulibarri  (505) 764-2024
Manzano Mesa ES 1 Shannon Dickson (505) 292-6707
Matheson Park ES 4 Jacqueline Lovato (505) 291-6837
Painted Sky ES 2 Sallie Oden / Lily Montoya (505) 836-7763
Reginald Chavez ES 1 Lynda Torres (505) 764-2008
Sunset View ES 3 Linda Townsend-Johnson (505) 792-3254
Ventana Ranch ES 3 Vernadette Chavez0 (505) 890-7375
Zuni ES 4 Glenn Wilcox (505) 881-8313

Expectations for Parent and Students

Behavior Expectations

SLA is a fun, hands-on summer program. It is important that students are engaged and actively participating in the activities.

SLA students will follow the APS Student Behavior Handbook:

Summer violations of the student handbook may result in disenrollment. We want everyone to enjoy the program and stay safe.

Academic Expectations

The program will feature reading, writing, science, and math activities. Our goal is to help students learn throughout the summer and to make the learning experience fun, engaging, inspiring, and challenging.

Teachers may have some at-home tasks for students to complete, so please reinforce the importance of completing those at-home tasks.

Work will not be graded, and students will not earn course credits.

Attendance Expectations

This program is a camp like setting with learning experiences that are crucial to the student's attendance.  With the high demand from families for the SLA program we cannot allow more than 3 days of absences.  If your child misses more than 3 days on the fourth day your child will be disenrolled.  This policy is put in place for your child's academic success. 

Field Trips

All students will go on one field trip during the 19 day program.  Your students school will provide more information after the start of the program. 

Before and After School Program

SLA School Site Before/After School Provider NameContact Number 
Alameda Ray Sanchez Community Center (505)468-7800
Alamosa  Alamosa Community Center (505) 836-8760
Bandelier Children's Choice  (505) 296-2880
Carlos Rey  City of Albuquerque  (505) 767-5885
Comanche Community for Learning (505) 242-3353
Duranes Community for Learning (505) 242-3353
GI Sanchez RGEC  (505) 873-6035

Community for Learning

(505) 242-3353
Longfellow City of Albuquerque (505) 767-5885
Manzano Mesa TBA
Matheson Park City of Albuquerque (505) 767-5885
Painted Sky City of Albuquerque (505) 767-5885
Reginald Chavez  TBA
Sunset View Two Steps Ahead (505) 908-5283
Sunset View YMCA (505) 595-1515
Ventana Ranch  Kids Club House  (505) 615-7885
Zuni  Children's Choice  (505) 296-2880