Adventures (Grades 1-4)

Adventures (for Grades 1-4): $ 585 / Week (Week 2, July 2-6 $470)

Adventures at D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) is a full-day program (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM). Our program guides students through a variety of activities that focus upon building individual initiative and group participation. Activities include interdisciplinary theme-based enrichment experiences in academics and related arts. (See Typical Daily Schedules below.) Adventures campers will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences; studies may include interactive lessons on geography, wildlife, historical figures, measuring, and science experiments. Campers practice their presentation skills and gain confidence performing in Summer Showcases for their families and peers.

Our faculty prides themselves in making learning feel like it is all fun and games, while avoiding the academic summer slide. Our children get a break from their regular school routine, gain new friends, independence, and maturity in a memorable learning experience they will treasure. Throughout the summer, our teachers break down the weekly theme into engaging lessons. Every week includes visits to our specialty areas that provide exploration of music, art, foods, Spanish, science, movement, and drama. Every Wednesday with Adventures will feature a field trip or a special onsite campus event. These activities are meticulously planned and are an important part of the magical experience that Adventures offers.

Weekly in-house and/or off-campus field trips and programs are organized for Adventures campers. Events are subject to change based on scheduling, availability, and weather.

The price of field trips and special events are included, as are snacks and daily “hot” lunch. Throughout the week campers are scheduled for water play, recess, siesta, and organized games outside. Traditionally, Adventures hosts Spirit days, Color War activities, a Scavenger Hunt, and an End-of-Camp Field Day. D-E 360° SC brings together new and old friends each year; different adventures every week; and innovative learning every day. For more information, contact the Director of the Adventures Program at de360info@d-e.org.

A Special Message for Adventures Enrolled Families: Welcome! 

Dear Families,

Welcome to Summer Connections (SC) 2018! We are looking forward to an exciting and engaging summer full of fun and exploration especially with our Passports Around The World 2018 program! 

Our faculty and staff are eager to meet our newest campers and welcome back our SC family.  We hope to make your child’s transition into the summer program a smooth one. Your child will be in a specific Adventures group (see below) and here we have included some things to keep in mind to make this summer as smooth as possible. This summer will be filled with adventures in art, music, movement, sports, culture, and memories for years to come! We can’t wait to get started!

Warmest regards,

Ms. Lisa Brown, Director of Discoveries and Adventures

Mrs. Stacy Carela, Co-Director of Discoveries and  Supervisor of After-Care

Groups

Adventures
Group Name Teacher
Group 1 Mrs. Tricia Fiore
Group 2 Ms. Jill Brave
Group 3 Ms. Saran Sinnette
Group 4 Miss Melanie Markarian
Group 5 Mrs. Meg Muller
Group 6 Mr. Dave Pomeroy

 

Access to Drapkin Hall

For the safety of all of our campers and staff, we ask families and friends of families to refrain from entering the school building during the camp day. We will regularly host events for families to join us on campus.

If access to Drapkin Hall is necessary, please park your car in a regular parking spot and walk down to Drapkin Hall. Enter and sign in at the Drapkin Hall Main Office. Visitors must wait in the posted “Parent Waiting Area.”

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Morning:

  • Supervised care begins at 8:15 AM.
  • Our camp day begins at 8:30 AM.
  • Drop-off and pick-up take place in front of Drapkin Hall.
  • Please do not drop off before 8:15 AM.

Afternoon:

  • Carpool dismissal begins at 3:10 PM.
  • Adventures dismissal begins at 3:20 PM.
  • Students not picked up by 3:30 PM will be assigned to After-Care in the Drapkin Hall Cafeteria (lower level). Charges will apply.
  • To keep everything flowing, please come at your designated time.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:

  • Maintain a single file car line to the right.
  • A faculty or staff member will escort your child to your car and assist him/her in and out of your car from the passenger side. (Please arrange seating in your vehicle to accommodate these procedures.)
  • If your child is able to buckle the seatbelt, do not exit your car.
  • If your child can not buckle the seatbelt, you will need to buckle it for your child.  This might require you to exit your car.
  • The left lane must be kept clear for vehicles exiting campus.
  • A car tag will be provided during morning drop off the first day of camp. Please indicate the child’s family name and group number on the car tag and display it in the windshield of passenger side.
  • Vehicular traffic flows one way in the driveway.
  • Leaving your car unattended in the driveway is prohibited.
  • Please review all procedures with the person who is responsible for picking up and dropping off your child. Thank you, in advance, for your patience and understanding as families get adjusted to our pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Health & Medical Forms: Make sure all your required Health & Medical Forms are completed. To access and complete these required Health & Medical Forms please LogIn to the D-E360° Summer Connections Campbrain system: click here. Forms must be up to date, completed, and submitted online or to the D-E ° SC Office by the time your child arrives for camp. All forms are necessary, even if your child attends D-E during the school year. If your child requires medication during the day, please indicate that on the medical forms that must be signed by your child’s physician. Do not send any medication to camp with your child.   If your child requires medication during the day, please indicate that on the medical forms and hand medicine in its original packaging directly to our Lower School Nurse, Ms. Nateka Brewton. Do not send any medication to camp with your child.

What to Bring

    • Every day: Sunscreen, sneakers, water bottle, extra set of clothing, a book for siesta.
    • Water Play Days: Beach towel, bathing suit, water shoes, extra set of clothing.
    • Trip Days (Wednesdays): D-E 360° SC Blue Shirt unless otherwise noted. 
    • Do not bring electronics, money, valuables, or toys to camp. We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged personal property.

Lunch

  • Snack and lunch are provided daily for all Adventures campers. 
  • Please inform teachers of any food allergies or dietary needs.  A list of all food allergies should be included in your child’s health information and should be provided to us before Monday.
  • On Adventures field trip days, a bag lunch is provided. If you choose to send a lunch from home, please use disposable containers on trip days.
  • All campers are welcome to bring lunch and/or snack from home but please refrain from sending nuts and nut-based products with your child.

Lockers

  • Lockers are provided in Drapkin Hall for Adventures campers. They may store their Water Play items, Siesta book, sunscreen, and other personal items in their lockers. They must be cleaned out each Friday, even if a camper is returning the following week.
  • Rest items, Water Play items, and any other personal items in their cubbies. They must be cleaned out each Friday, even if a camper is returning the following week.

Camp Store

  • Additional SC Blue Shirts are also available for purchase for $12 in the Lower School Office.

Communication

  • Email adventures@d-e.org if your child will be late, absent, or leaving early.
  • Choice classes, spirit events, family sharings, and other exciting events will be included in our Summer Notes.  Program updates, group announcements, and photos will be posted as well! Visit: http://de360.d-e.org/
  • Prior to the start of camp, you may contact us at summerprograms@d-e.org or adventures@d-e.org
  • To reach us by phone:
Program Phone Number
Summer Connections 201-227-3144, option 2
After-Care 201-290-0287
Director of Health 201-227-3144, option 2

Construction and Building/Bridge(s) Maintenance:

Please note that D-E School construction and regular building/ bridge(s) maintenance work projects are underway this Summer 2018. Parents/guardians are asked to please pay careful attention in particular during Drop-off and Pick-up for traffic flow changes that may occur as a result. For a campus map click here or see right.

Please do not hesitate contacting us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ms. Lisa Brown

Director of Adventures & Discoveries

DE360° Summer Connections

Adventures Schedule