Week 2 Highlights (July 3 – 7, 2017)
Expert Instructors & Exciting Explorations in
Arts, Sports & STEM!
MAKE YOUR OWN CANVAS
Campers in our Make Your Own Canvas Immersive painting course enjoyed spending time this week with guest artist Washington Young, also known as “Ton Ton”. Ton Ton is a well-known Filipino artist who incorporates humor into his drawings. Ton Ton is mainly known for his comic strip Pupung, about a young boy, his family and their household. In 2004, Ton Ton received the Grand Award for Best Comic Strip from the Catholic Mass Media Awards. Ton Ton dabbles in painting as well. With guidance from Ton Ton as well as lead teacher and D-E Visual Arts Faculty member Lydia Scrivanch, campers created paintings from photo examples with beautiful color schemes.
Allez! Fencing since age 5, Patrick Durkan and other teachers with Durkan Fencing Academy https://www.durkanfencing.com have provided our Enrichment campers essential skills including the “en garde”, “advance” and “retreat” positions. With experience on all of the USA’s National team levels (Cadet, Junior, and Senior) as well as background in Hungarian, Russia, Polish, and Italian fencing systems, Durkan has been committed to creating an American system since he became the head sabre coach at the New York Athletic Club in 2008. We are so excited to have Durkan Fencing Academy continue coaching during Weeks 3-6! Hurry, limited space available. Click here or visit de360.d-e.org/summer for details and to register online.
This week, campers in our Tennis Academy gained new skills from renowned coach Tsolak Gevorkian. Campers learned forehand and backhand strategies, how to serve and volley, and other key tennis skills. Tsolak could not stress enough to campers too that the most important lesson of all is good sportsmanship! Tennis Academy with Tsolak continues in Weeks 3-6! Hurry, limited space available. Click here or visit de360.d-e.org/summer for details and to register online.
SPORTS FIELD TRIPS
This “Immersive” course gave campers an intensive view into the stadiums and service centers for several area major sports teams. On Wednesday the campers enjoyed watching the Yankees play the Blue Jays! It was a close score with the Yankees losing by 1 point. Included in the outing was a tour of Yankee Stadium. On Thursday the campers traveled to the National Tennis Center, and Friday includes a visit to MetLife Stadium and the Yogi Berra Museum.
FIT U/3-DAY CHALLENGE
Fit U – 3 Day Challenge offered campers this week a great way to get in the habit of setting healthy goals at a young age. By working with fitness expert and instructors James Byrne and Vanessa Gomez, as well as guest speakers, campers increased their endurance, flexibility, and strength through fun activities. Campers also learned about nutrition in their daily meals and were reminded that there many different ways to be fit; in life you just need to find what makes you HEALTHY and HAPPY!
CODING WITH RASPBERRY PI
Expert STEM teacher Kevin Jarrett sparked campers’ coding interests with the Coding with Raspberry Pi Immersive course, held in the beautiful D-E Hajjar STEM Center. No, we’re not baking desserts, we are diving deep into computer science topics using a $35 computer called a Raspberry Pi. Students are learning the basics of Linux as they configure their Pi and are mastering some electronics fundamentals by creating some custom designed hardware to interact with our games. Tomorrow, students will bring home their new Raspberry Pi along with all of the software they created on it.
Looking for more classes? Hurry, limited spaces still available!