28 Jun

Summer Connections (SC) 2019 – Week 1 Group Updates Introduction

Introduction from Director Lisa Brown and Assistant Director Stacey Carella 

With keycards in hand, Camp Discoveries and Adventures became explorers of Our World Today, during Week 1 of SC 2019.  As a camp, we celebrated themes of transportation and structures by wearing community worker hats on Theme Thursday.  Many classes explored structures by studying skyscrapers, constructing bridges and pyramids, and learning about famous and historic places like ziggurats and the Empire State Building.

This week our Discoveries and Junior Day campers explored the world of Transportation and Structures.  The children LOVED playing with all kinds of vehicles, such as cars, trains, and airplanes, just to name a few! Our campers even had a special visit from the Englewood Fire Department. The children were able to see a firefighter in his full gear, use the firehose, climb aboard and take a tour of the firetruck.

Campers in Adventures had a wonderful time at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, New Jersey where they took a guided tour through an actual home built by an early twentieth-century designer, Gustav Stickley!  They were amazed that the home was made with stones and logs and were fascinated that Mr. Stickley made all of his own furniture.  Each camper created a mosaic to decorate their own homes!

Click here to read SC 2019 Week 1 Updates from each of our Discoveries and Adventures Groups. VROOM, VROOM, VROOM our first week of camp sped by and what an exciting week it was!