05 Aug

Adventures: Group 1

by Ms. Kate Augustus

Team USA!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 1 campers will learn more about the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio that will start this weekend! We will watch clips from the Opening Ceremony and discuss which countries are participating.
  • In addition, campers will explore the sporting events that will take place and the athletes that will compete for the gold for Team USA!
05 Aug

Adventures: Group 2

by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento

Summer Athletes

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 2 campers will learn about the training, dedication, and resources needed to participate in the Olympics and the summer games in particular!  Campers will also  use their creativity to design a “new” event named “The Olympic Challenge” including creating a name, rules, and qualifications!
  • In addition, campers will learn about various summer Olympic events and design a course route for the summer event of their choosing. They will also be finishing up their “Olympic Park” projects – using various materials (small boxes/construction paper/paper towel holders/etc.) to build a 3D replica of an Olympic park.
05 Aug

Adventures: Group 4

by Ms. Melanie Markarian

Olympians in Training!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 4 campers will enjoy being “Olympians in training” when they participate in “mini” Olympic athletics events, and prepare a summer Olympics-inspired Friday Showcase!
  • We will also enjoy live viewing of some of the Olympics taking place in Rio.
05 Aug

Adventures: Group 5

by Mrs. Meg Muller 

“Mini” Olympic Games!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 5 campers will read the books Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of The Summer Olympics by Sue Macy,Summer Olympics by Clive Gifford, Olympia – Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece by David Kennett, and The Olympics by Matt Christopher.
  • Throughout the week, we will compete in our own mini Olympics including jumping, stretching, and rolling different objects.
  • We will also look forward to using the art of pointillism to create unique Olympic watercolors!
05 Aug

Adventures: Art

by Ms. Amanda Wilson

Artistic Pop-Ups & Autograph Books!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures campers will make popups of the summer Olympics, as well as geometric and organic shapes using warm and cool colors with tissue paper!
  • After completing their artwork, Adventurers will create autograph books so we will remember all of our friends made this Summer 2016 at Summer Connections!
05 Aug

Adventures: Group 6

by Mr. Dave Pomeroy

Greek Gods and Goddesses!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 6 campers will be researching Greek Gods and Goddesses on  iPads.  After an overview of the Greek gods,  each camper will be assigned a specific god to research, then will use the findings of their research to create a Greek god family tree for a bulletin board display!
  • We’ll also continue to view videos of inspirational Olympic moments.
05 Aug

Adventures: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica

¡Hola Amigos!

  • This week Adventures campers in Spanish will learn how to say and read the numbers 0-20 in Spanish, skip count to 50 “cincuenta” and learn the numbers 100 “cien” and 1,000 “mil”.
  • In Drama we’ll play charades with the vocabulary theme words for Animals in the farm “Los Animales de la Granja” and common places and careers in the community “La comunidad”.
  • In Cooking,  we will make mini pizzas and continue learning words associated with baking, cooking and being courteous in Spanish (mezcla, echar, maza, chocolate, vainilla, queso, limonada, agua, por favor y gracias – mix, pour, dough, chocolate, vanilla, cheese, lemonade, water, please and thank you).  We will also create Tasty Torches made from rice crispies and sugar cones!
05 Aug

Adventures: Exploratorium

by Ms. Doran Muus

A Final Week, Filled with Fun!

During the week of August 8, Adventures campers will choose from a collection of activities and simple experiments that they complete independently. Campers can measure and collect the materials and enjoy the following experimental explorations:

  • How to grow mold
  • How to make a mini volcano erupt
  • How to make Slime
  • How to create Outrageous Ooze
  • How to make a bubble burst
05 Aug

Adventures: Yoga

by Ms. Nicole Henry

Mandalas and Mantras!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures campers will explore some show tunes to open the voice and create a fun and active yoga class! The high energy songs will then be in contrast to our end-of-class, relaxing songs where the body learns to slow itself down . We will exaggerate the slowness to teach the body how to rejuvenate the nervous system and discuss other calming methods to bring the body into a relaxation state / mind control method.
  • Adventurers will also learn the difference between mandalas and mantras. Campers will make their own mantras to make room for some new and expansive thoughts of how they see themselves!
05 Aug

Adventures

by Mrs. Simone Aynilian

During the week of August 8, our Adventures campers can look forward to a (final) week of fun!

Reminders: 

  • Water Play Day is Tuesday, August 9: Campers should bring bathing suit, towel, water shoes, sunblock, and a change of clothes.
  • Field Day is Wednesday, August 10
  • Theme Thursday is Thursday, August 11: Pajama Day! Wear your comfy PJs to camp! Face Painting is (also) taking place on Thursday, August 11.
  • Farewell Showcase is Friday, August 12 from 2:15 to 3:15 PM, in the Lower School Gym, Drapkin Hall.
04 Aug

Adventures: Group 3

by Ms. Suhna Pi

Medals, Mascots, and More!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 3 campers will work on projects and activities that relate to the Olympics summer games and events  taking place right now in Rio!
  • Additionally, we will discuss and learn about medal counts, countries, sporting events, mascots, and the tradition of the Olympics’ opening ceremony events.
29 Jul

Adventures

by Mrs. Simone Aynilian

Week of August 1, A Week of Fun!

  • During the week of August 1, our Adventures campers can look forward to a week of fun!
  • Reminders: 
    • Water Play Day is Tuesday, August 2: Campers should bring bathing suit, towel, water shoes, sunblock, and a change of clothes.
    • Field Trip Day is Wednesday, August 3: Campers will be enjoying an outing to Bowler City in Hackensack, NJ!
    • Theme Thursday is Thursday, August 4: Mis-Match Day! Wear your favorite mismatched articles of clothing. Plaids, polka-dots, and stripes, oh my!
    • Choice Activity is (also) Thursday, August 4:  Campers will choose from the following offerings: Construction Challenge, Jewelry Making, Traditional Greek and Not-So-Traditional Hip-Hop Dancing, Bilingual BINGO, Karaoke, Tie-Dye Tshirt Making, and Awesome Party Game
    •  Cinema Showcase is Friday, August 5:  Campers will enjoy watching Hercules!
29 Jul

Adventures: Group 1

by Ms. Kate Augustus

Exploring Future Olympic Games!

  • During the week of August 1, our Adventures Group 1 campers will explore both the Paralympics and the winter Olympics!
  • We also look forward to learning about when and where future Olympics will take place, and the different athletes and events that will be  involved.
29 Jul

Adventures: Group 2

by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento 

Paralympic Challenge!

  • During the week of August 1, our Adventures Group 2 campers will learn about Paralympics athletes, including the training, dedication, and resources they need.
  • Together our campers will participate in a “Paralympic Challenge” as they do various events while using only one arm or leg for support. In the process they’ll gain an important understanding of the dedication and resolve of these very special athletes.
  • Additionally we will learn about the winter Olympics and design our very own course routes for various winter sports.
  • Work will also continue on our “Olympic Park” — a model of a real Olympic facility!
29 Jul

Adventures: Group 3

by Ms. Suhna Pi

Winter Olympics and Paralympic Sports!

  • During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 3 campers will engage in various activities and projects that relate to different Winter and Paralympic sports.
  • Our campers will also discuss the history of the winter Olympics and Paralympics, and athletes who participate in these (other) games.
29 Jul

Adventures: Group 4

by Ms. Melanie Markarian 

An Olympic-inspired Art Project!

  • During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 4 campers will  work on an art silhouette project inspired by contemporary graphic artist Keith Haring, and reflecting energy, the enthusiasm of children, uplifting colors, and stylized figures  representing Olympic athletes!
  • In addition, campers will learn more about Tanni-Grey Thompson, an iconic Paralympic athlete, and we will take a closer look at Tom, the Paralympic Games Mascot.
28 Jul

Adventures: Group 5

by Mrs. Meg Muller

Olympic Games Topography

  • During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 5 campers will read together Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of The Winter Olympics by Sue Macy, Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester, High-Tech Olympics by Nick Hunter, & Modern Olympics by Haydn Middleton.
  • We also look forward to doing research on the topography of the past winter Olympics, and go through a compare/contrast exercise with the summer Olympics.
  • Our campers will also each design a logo for the next winter Olympics!
28 Jul

Adventures: Group 6

by Mr. Dave Pomeroy

Mask-Making Time!

  • During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 6 campers will continue to read Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne, and we will do iPad research on the Paralympics as we focus on a Paralympic athlete, Tanni Grey-Thompson.
  • Additionally, we will create original masks modeled after those often seen during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, using beads, feathers, and other craft materials!