21 Jul

Summer Notes 7/21


Join us this summer
Week 4 Highlights (July 17 – 21, 2017)

New Media Experiences & Outdoor Explorations!

Advertising Executive

Enrichment campers in the Advertising Executive course this week learned power words and how to appeal to an audience in advertising. Making posters about their “agency” taught them how to draw people in with words and pictures. Each “agency” presented their idea to the class like it was a “real deal” pitch.

Fake News

Fake News was THE course to take this week for campers interested in fact-checking and learning how to question sources of news and other online media. Campers looked closely at social media posts, and analyzed if they were real or newsworthy to pass on. They also learned how companies, brands and services track online behavior. Campers are now more critical about their news consumption and more ‘net savvy in general!

Video Production

Enrichment course campers in Video Production loved learning from expert freelance videographer Lander Camarero. The campers worked as actors, editors, and producers, and employed imagination and technology both to apply new techniques, including voice-overs with the use of echo.

Young Visionaries

The first part of this two-week, intensive “Immersive” course had campers enjoying Woodworking, Drawing, Acting, Movement, and Sculpture. A highlight was a field trip to Storm King Art Center. Next week these campers can look forward to Printmaking and Painting/Mixed-Media, plus a special exhibit/presentation for their families and friends on Friday, July 28!

Vegetable Gardening & Cooking

Campers in the Vegetable Gardening & Cooking Enrichment course this week enjoyed summer’s bounty, including fresh Cherokee Purple, Gold Medal, and Heirloom Tomatoes from the Dwight-Englewood Upper School garden. They handpicked and then fried the tomatoes, added mozzarella cheese and topped it all off with homemade pesto sauce. Bon appetit!

Visit our Gallery for clips & pics from each week of D-E 360° Summer Connections!

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Register TODAY:
de360.d-e.org/summer

Junior Summer Day Camp, Discoveries & Adventures

Week 4 Highlights: WILD about RAINFORESTS!

This week our Junior Summer Day Camp and Discoveries campers learned all about the colorful and extraordinary plants and animals that dwell in all four layers of the rainforest. The campers also had an opportunity to work with a visiting artist and award-winning cartoonist, Mr. Washington “Ton Ton” Young, to create a toucan, chameleon, and monkey using various art materials. Meanwhile, our Adventures campers had a whale of a time at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan, where they saw the BIG Blue Whale, walked under a rainforest ‘canopy,’ and enjoyed a new AMNH special exhibit on Cuban culture!

Looking Ahead:
D-E 360° Summer Connections 2017 Week 5

(July 24 – 28, 2017)

We are SO excited for the next week! Enrichment campers can look forward to the following:

  • Investigative Reporting
  • History Detectives
  • Strategic World Domination
  • Unwrapping the Glitz and the Glam of Advertising
  • And Much More!

Limited space is still available in many Enrichment courses! Visit de360.d-e.org/summer to register online.

PAWject Bake Sale

On Thursday, July 27, the Critical Reading and Writing Class will host a bake sale to help animals at the Closter Animal Welfare Society (CLAWS)!
Stop by the cafeteria and enjoy our baked goods for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack!

Junior Summer Day Camp, Discoveries & Adventures campers will enjoy learning about Polar Regions! For details click here or visit http://de360.d-e.org/summer/discoveries-and-adventures/

Yum: What’s for lunch?

Visit our FAQ Page for weekly Menus for our campers! Breakfast and snack items also available for all campers in Grades 4-12.

More About Summer Connections

Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp:
Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!