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About Camp Success Academy

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Leshia Reed-Anderson, Founder
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Camp Success Academy held its first summer program in 2015 at the Community Achievement Center in Dekalb County. With such an overwhelming and positive response, our doors expanded across county lines during the summer of 2016, and we found a new home at Baggett Elementary School in Gwinnett County. With such a need for quality after-school programming, Camp Success held its first after-school program at Baggett Elementary School during the 2016-2017 school year. Our approach and dedication to ensuring our students have a wide range
of experiences has led us to where we are today. We are the first and only 3 Star Quality Rated after-school program in Gwinnett County, and we are a Best of Gwinnett 2021 recipient. We have been the sole provider of summer and after-school programming at Baggett Elementary since 2016.

Leshia Reed-Anderson, the founder and visionary of Camp Success Academy, is currently an interrelated resource teacher at Baggett Elementary School in the Broad Prize-Winning Gwinnett County Public Schools District. Her desire to help children maximize their potential despite ethnicity, culture or socioeconomic status is the driving force behind the program. One of her favorite quotes by the late Margret Mead states, "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
Therefore, one of Mrs. Anderson's primary objectives is to foster critical thinking skills in all students. She believes that if every student has exposure to experiences that make them think critically, they will expand their perspective of the world around them and increase their ability to make sound decisions regarding their learning and life.

What parents are saying! 

"My son Brendan is on the autism spectrum. With that said, we have to be very selective in the programs and activities that we enroll him into. Mrs. Anderson, the owner assured me that this environment would be conducive to his needs, and offered an array of activities. They ranged from educational enrichment, physical play entrepreneurial activities, etc. Being a business owner myself, this really resonated with me. But most importantly, the energy as whole from the staff and environment was positive and
genuine. Brendan enjoys coming to camp everyday. I would definitely recommend Camp Success."

-Brenden Purnell

"This is an awesome program for kids.
It is well staffed. It uses teachers,
paraprofessionals, and aspiring youth
and young adults. It encourages
entrepreneurship, pushes academic
growth and focus, balances with fun
and creative, inconspicuously
lesson-filled activities. My son loves
the summer camp and the
after-school program. It is also super
convenient because it is at the
school."

-Christine Ikeazor

"This make the 3rd year in a role that my daughter has attended Camp Success summer program and
she enjoys it every year. Even during covid Camp Success provided safe care during the summer. That
was very impressive! As a parent it’s extremely important to me that my child attend a camp that not
only focus on the physical activities but also focus on academics. Camp Success does that and more.
I'm at peace knowing that the staff running the camp are educators and provide structure for the
children. Another awesome benefit to attending this camp is its located inside Badgett Elementary
which is a nice clean and safe school. They even provide breakfast and lunch every day. This year my
daughter was super excited knowing that her preschool teacher “Ms. Tia” joined the Camp Success staff.
Welcome “Ms. Tia” and we hope to see you on staff next year. Camp Success is a safe, well structured
camp that my daughter look forward to attending every summer."

-Shermaine Brown

"Best place in Gwinnett, my Daughter loves them. We had to move and I hate it. They keep them busy. Feed them well. Teaches them great skills. The staff is very caring and sweet. And Mrs. Anderson is the BEST. Luv her, They have made some big shoes for anyone falling to fill."

-Queen Lawson

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