04 Aug

Summer Notes 8/4


Join us this summer
Week 6 Highlights (July 31 – Aug 4, 2017)

Creative Cooking, Fascinating Forensics, Model Rockets & More!

Baking Bonanza and Junior Chef “Snack Attack”

Holy Guacamole! This week was full of yumminess thanks to cooking-focused Enrichment courses! Campers in Bakers Bonanza made Lemon Squares, S’more Cookies, Lego Brownies, Cheesecake Pies and decorated their own cupcakes. Our Junior Chefs in the “Snack Attack” course learned how to make muffins, homemade chips and guac, and other delicious treats.

Balloon Rocket Car STEM Competition, Model Rocketry

What a blast! This week campers in STEM-centric Enrichment courses created different builds of balloon rocket cars and model rockets to see which would be more effective. They tried different methods and used their creativity and ingenuity to figure out the most effective “engine” and propulsion designs. We can’t wait to see the results in their culminating test drives and Graham Field launches this Friday afternoon!

Forensics

Whodunit?! Campers in the Forensics Enrichment course uncovered a “murder mystery” by applying careful crime scene analysis, research and investigative techniques. Using clues including splatter and footprint marks and fingerprinting methods, campers will aim to solve the crime.

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Junior Summer Day Camp, Discoveries & Adventures

Week 6 Highlights

The highlight of this final week of D-E 360° Summer Connections 2017, had to be Family Fun Day! Despite stormy weather outside, children and their families enjoyed an amazing afternoon that transformed the D-E School Silberfein Gymnasium into an indoor carnival. Campers enjoyed TWO huge bouncy houses, giant board games and “walking feet” activities, mini golf, popsicles, and each other’s company. This week also featured a focus on the animals found in Mountain Regions as part of Discoveries & Adventures’ ongoing explorations in “Habitats of the World”. An “End-of-Summer Celebration” will close Week 6 and Summer 2017 in a memorable way for all our youngest campers.

Wrapping Up 2017

Summer 2017 officially comes to end this week! And what a summer it was. More than 800 campers in Preschool through Grade 12 enjoyed hundreds of wonderful new experiences. String Society 2017 kicked off our summer in both classic and contemporary ways. Field trips to destinations including the American Museum of Natural History, Bronx Zoo, Yogi Berra Museum, Met Life Stadium, Storm King Art Center, Yankee Stadium…. to name a very few…. provided exciting off-campus adventures. Young Visionaries immersed campers into art, architecture and design. Expert coaches, instructors, and presenters in business entrepreneurship, debate, sports, STEM, yoga, and other areas filled our classrooms, labs, playing fields, and stages with wonderful perspectives and inspiring insights. Campers in Scholars and Academic Enrichment earned credit and gained confidence for the fall. We hope to see everyone again next year, for D-E 360° Summer Connections 2018!

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!