14 Jul

Summer Notes 7/14

Join us this summer
Week 3 Highlights (July 10 – 14, 2017)

Exploring (Rocket) Science, Start-Ups,
the Sea & More!

Model Rocketry

Yes, it IS rocket science. Enrichment campers in this week’s Model Rocketry course designed and built their own rockets, learning about gravity and propulsion in the process. The best part: launching these impressive spatial creations on Graham Field!

Entrepreneurs Academy

Campers in this “Immersive” course have taken a deep dive into business start-up strategies this week, including hearing from guest speakers like business expert (and D-E School parent) Dr. Vikram Akula. A pioneer in market-based approaches to financial inclusion, Dr. Akula shared the importance of helping others through entrepreneurship. Dr. Akula currently serves as Chairperson of VAYA Finserv Private Limited, an India-based company that provides financial services to low-income groups on behalf of partner banks. Campers also heard from Gerald R. Davis, Principal at Alchemy Properties. Located in NYC, Alchemy Properties specializes in development and investment. From Davis, our campers learned about fluctuations in real estate cycles and different types of real estate. Our budding entrpreneurs also talked about supply and demand economics and how to make money from investment properties. Finally on Friday, campers will hear from David Check, Executive Producer of Major League Baseball Productions, the in-house production company of MLB. Check has worked on well-known films, such as Michael Jordan “Come Fly with Me,” Brooklyn Dodgers “The Ghosts of Flatbush,” and “Knuckleball.”

STEM Challenge

This week, the campers in this Immersive course enjoyed learning skills in coding, 3D modeling, and electronics, by building remote-controlled cars and then working to get the cars through various obstacles. This course challenged students who have a passion for engineering and problem solving.

The Verdict

Enrichment campers in The Verdict will wrap up Week 3 with a mock trial on “The Great Sea World Controversy: Do Orcas/Whales Need Our Protection?” Their Friday Showcase event will be the culmination of their work on making the case either for or against whale protection, in a courtroom-like setting.


One person’s trash is another’s treasure! This week Enrichment campers in the Upcycle course have learned all about re-using and recycling materials to design and create new products and turning them into art.

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Junior Summer Day Camp, Discoveries & Adventures

Week 3 Highlights: All About Oceans!

Our youngest campers had a great week learning about our week’s “Habitats of the World” topic, “Oceans and Oceanic Wildlife.” Discoveries campers selected an ocean animal to explore in depth, and Adventures especially enjoyed their field trip to Liberty Science Center! Click here or go to http://de360.d-e.org/summer/discoveries-and-adventures/ for details on each of our Groups’ activities this past week!

Looking Ahead:
D-E 360° Summer Connections 2017 Week 4

(July 17 – 21, 2017)

We are SO excited for the next week! Enrichment campers can look forward to the following:

  • Advertising Executive
  • Forensics
  • How the Web Works
  • Fake News
  • Video Production
  • and much more!

Limited space is still available in many Enrichment courses! Visit de360.d-e.org/summer to register online.

Junior Summer Day Camp, Discoveries & Adventures campers will enjoy learning about Residents of Rainforest! For details click here or visit http://de360.d-e.org/summer/discoveries-and-adventures/

Yum: What’s for lunch?

Visit our FAQ Page for weekly Menus for our campers! Breakfast and snack items also available for all campers in Grades 4-12.

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!

Welcome to D-E 360!

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