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Giraffe Laugh provides high-quality education for children from birth through five years old.

We envision educational justice where every child has an enriched environment to thrive.


Three-quarters of America’s schoolchildren are not participating in summer learning programs and in Idaho, only 8 percent of school-age children attend an after-school or summer enrichment program. Despite a growing awareness that summer learning loss is a major contributor to the achievement gap between low-income and high-income youth, the number, and percentage of children participating in summer enrichment programs is startlingly low.

Giraffe Laugh turns a summer learning loss into a summer learning gain for school-aged children from pre-kindergarten to pre-third grade through a stimulating environment that is a full-day, full-week, all-summer-long day camp. We provide enriching activities and learning opportunities that encourage reading, science exploration, field trips, swim lessons, social and emotional well-being, and summertime fun!

This program begins the day school is out according to the Boise School District calendar and ends on the final day before school begins.

This includes breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and all field trips. Swim lessons and some extracurricular activities are extra.

To sign up, please contact our Summer School Age Program Director, Neile Kyle at

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full time centers serving children from birth to five years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children from three and a half to five years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.