From DepEd Communications Division
PASIG CITY, July 6, 2023 – In support to the MATATAG Basic Education Agenda and as a sub-program under the National Learning Recovery Program (NLRP) aimed at addressing learning loss, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to roll out the National Learning Camp (NLC) during the 2022-2023 End-of-School Year (EOSY) break.
With a two-fold purpose of improving learning outcomes and supporting teachers to teach better, the NLC will run for three to five weeks, from July 24 to August 25, 2023, with three days of teacher-learner engagement and two days dedicated to collaborative expertise through Learning Action Cell (LAC) sessions among teachers.
The NLC is a voluntary program that will start its phased implementation with Grades 7 and 8 focusing on English, Science, and Mathematics.
Schools may also conduct other EOSY break activities such as Reading and Mathematics Program for Grades 1 to 3 and enrichment activities in other grade levels alongside the phased implementation of the NLC to support learning recovery across grade levels.
Based on the specific needs of the learners, they shall be enrolled in one of three Camps: Enhancement Camp, Consolidation Camp, or Intervention Camp.
The NLC aims to create a camp-like atmosphere by integrating fun and engaging activities to foster learner interests, socio-emotional skills, personal growth, and character development.
Participation of teachers in the NLC is voluntary. Since the NLC entails the services of teachers beyond regular school days, they shall be provided with vacation service credits, certificate of recognition for teachers, and other incentives, subject to the availability of funds and guidelines set.
DepEd welcomes the support of internal and external stakeholders in ensuring the success of this year’s National Learning Camp.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/DO14S2023.