Being TOGETHER

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D-E360° Summer 2021 - July 6 through August 13

Learning TOGETHER

Picture yourself — In our summer community

D-E360° Summer 2021 - July 6 through August 13

Building TOGETHER

Picture yourself — In our summer community

D-E360° Summer 2021 - July 6 through August 13

Day Camp for Preschool through Grade 5

Discoveries (Preschool – Kindergarten) & Adventures (Grades 1-5)

Note: Participants will be enrolled as cohorts with a minimum of two week commitment.

Learn Boldly with us this summer. For Summer Connections, we have an exciting theme for our youngest campers (ages 3-10): Oh the Places You’ll Go.  Participants may join us for two, four, or all six weeks. We are inspired by history and exploring the people in the world around us, which will make for an exciting 2021 season.  Campers in preschool through grade 5 in the Discoveries, Adventures programs will earn ribbons as they journey through the weekly-theme and chart a new course of history

Our campers will experience first hand lessons around what builds determination, creative expression, innovation and design. Our fun learning experiences will build foundations for literacy, creativity, and academic exploration. Equally important, our campers will master life lessons from their time here with us: 1) the meaning of cooperative work; 2) the impact of the past and how culture and technology have played roles in today’s world; and 3) a sense of wonder such that they develop a lasting appreciation of all our worlds – real and imagined. The camp experience also includes specialty health and wellness activities like tennis, golf and archery, fencing, yoga and waterplay. Note: A minimum enrollment commitment of two weeks is required for Discoveries and Adventures participants.

Summer 2021 Themed Weeks: Oh the Places You’ll Go…Staging our in-person comeback as a way to chart a new course of history.  Our Discoveries and Adventures campers explore each week’s theme.  The camp experience includes specialty activities like tennis, golf and archery, fencing, yoga and waterplay.  Note: Participants will be enrolled as cohorts with a minimum of two week commitment.

Cohort

(July 6 – July 16)

  • Week 1 – The Art of Exploration 
  • Week 2 – Diving Into the Deep

Cohort

(July 19 – July 30)

  • Week 3 – The Spirit of the Olympic Games
  • Week 4 – Secret Missions

Cohort

(August 2 – August 13)

  • Week 5 – Race to Space
  • Week 6 – Stories of Empires (Real & Imagined)

D-E Summer Connections Adventures programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 5 in Fall 2021.  

The programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. This weekly program runs from (9:00 AM – 1:30 PM) offers academic courses that 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. 

Summer Discoveries Preschool (ages 3-6) 

$1340/2 weeks (Lunch/Snacks included)

(Limited to Cohort Enrollment of 36 Campers)

This weekly program (9:00 AM – 1:30 PM) is designed to foster independence and creativity. Serving children who are in preschool between the ages of 3 – 6, we want your child to stay engaged, experience varied activities, be challenged, and have a great time. Teachers and qualified assistants provide a stimulating environment. Surrounded by warm, enthusiastic staff members who specialize in early childhood, campers will enjoy air-conditioned classrooms in Drapkin Hall, which serves as their camp base as well as an outdoor playground, for large motor and water play fun. Children are introduced to various elements of the classroom such as practical life, cooking, sensorial activities, arts, crafts, music, and movement. Each week, new themes related to 2021 Oh the Places You’ll Go general theme lead children to discover and explore basic concepts in science, math, language arts, geography, and other academic areas. Lunch as well as nutritious snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon. The price of special events are included, as are snacks and daily lunch. Summer Discoveries participants must be at least three-years old and also fully potty trained.

Adventures Program (Grades 1-5) 

$1340/2 weeks (Lunch/Snacks included)

(Limited to Weekly Enrollment of 60 Campers)

The Adventures Program at Dwight-Englewood School is a full-day program (9:00 AM – 1:30 PM). Summer Adventures 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.) Adventure 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.

At Summer Adventures, the 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.

All children must have current medical and field trip forms submitted prior to attending Summer Connections. Weekly on-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 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. Dwight-Englewood School Summer Connections 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.

Camp AfterCare Program: The Explorers Club

(Limited to 48 Campers)

(Pre-K – Grade 8)

  • July 6 – August 13 Weekly or Daily Enrollment
  • Pre-K through Grade 8 $300 per week or $70 per day 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Snacks are provided.

The AfterCare Program is offered to campers in Pre-K through Grade 8. Students enjoy a nutritious snack, planned and organized sports and activities, and the use of our library facilities. With a lot of fun activities, the kids will be kept creatively engaged and to keep our campers safe, we’ve devised some fun themed outdoor activities  just for The Explorers Club (Note: participants divided by age/grade level) .

Cohort

(July 6 – July 16)

  • Week 1 – Amazing Mazes
  • Week 2 – Water, Water Everywhere

Cohort

(July 19 – July 30)

  • Week 3 – Explorers Mini Olympics
  • Week 4 – Campus Explorations

Cohort

(August 2 – August 13)

  • Week 5 – Ms. Stacy’s Game of Games
  • Week 6 – Outdoor Storytellers

Note: To enroll your child in the daily AfterCare program, you must call the office before 1:00 PM that day. A $70 fee will be assessed on the child’s bill. Children picked up after 4:30 PM will be charged a substantial late fee ($5 per minute). If a child is repeatedly picked up late, he or she will no longer be able to participate in the AfterCare Program. Please call the office if you have questions.

ACA ACCREDITED!

D-E 360° Summer Connections is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)! This means we have met more than 300 standards for health, safety and programming quality. Accreditation by the ACA is a voluntary yet rigorous process. To learn more visit www.acacamps.org.

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