Discoveries and Adventures (Preschool – Grade 4)

Habitats of the World
Summer Fun!

D-E 360° Summer Connections’ Discoveries and Adventures programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 in Fall 2017.

The programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. Academic courses include Math, Language Arts, and Science. We also believe that creative endeavors should be a part of a young child’s life. As a result, performing and visual arts like music, dancing, painting, and storytelling constantly find themselves in the curriculum. To balance these activities, physical exercise in the form of physical education and recess are also included in the schedule. Dedicated faculty and an animated staff complete the picture for the Lower School Programs by providing the children with a safe and fun atmosphere where children of all ages can grow. Be sure to sign up for Aftercare when registering for camps, if it is needed. If you have an emergency drop-in to Aftercare, it will be charged with a higher rate of $45 per day.

Adventures & Discoveries 2017 Theme: Habitats of the World!

From bees in the tree to frogs in a bog to bears in their lair, animal habitats are just plain fun. For Summer Connections 2017, children in our Discoveries and Adventures programs will learn about biology and explore why certain animals live in their chosen habitats. With an abundance of hands-on learning activities, our campers will also explore weather, earth science, and nature. Equally important, our campers will master important life lessons from their time here with us: 1) the meaning of cooperative work – how animals in colonies take on roles and responsibilities; 2) the act of persistence – how busy animals bring order to their worlds; and 3) environmental stewardship – how creatures on earth are interdependent.

Discoveries Sub-Themes

  • Week 1 (June 26–June 30) Secret Lives of Bees
  • Week 2 (July 5–July 7) Wetland Inhabitants
  • Week 3 (July 10–July 14) Oceanic Wildlife
  • Week 4 (July 17–July 21)Residents of the Rain Forest
  • Week 5 (July 24–July 28) Polar Plungers
  • Week 6 (July 31–August 4) Mountain Climbers

Adventures Sub-Themes

  • Week 1 (June 26–June 30) High Fives for Beehives: Exploring the Secret Lives of Bees
  • Week 2 (July 5–July 7) Wetlands: A March through the Marshes of our Planet’s Wetlands
  • Week 3 (July 10–July 14) Oceans: An Offshore Study of Oceans and Oceanic Wildlife
  • Week 4 (July 17–July 21)The Rainforest: A Tropical Adventure of the Rainforest and Its Inhabitants
  • Week 5 (July 24–July 28) Polar Regions: An Excursion to Our Lands of Most Extreme Temperatures
  • Week 6 (July 31–August 4) Mountains: A Peek into the World’s Highest Peaks