Discoveries and Adventures (Preschool – Grade 4)

Discoveries & Adventures 2020 Theme

 Our theme for the Summer Connections 2020 season is ️2020 Visions of Greatness: Examining Greatness through the lenses of…

  • Literature (novels and poetry) (Week 1: June 29 – July 2)
  • Justice (environmental and social justice) (Week 2: July 6 – July 10)
  • Science (engineering, innovation and design) (Week 3: July 13 – July 17)
  • History (Greatest of All Time (GOAT) explorations) (Week 4: July 20 – July 24)
  • The Arts (creative expression in music, dance and visual arts) (Week 5: July 27 – July 31)
  • Sports (Summer Olympics) (Week 6: August 3 – August 7)

We’re providing lenses for our Discoveries and Adventures (Preschool – Grade 4) participants to examine what instills “greatness” each week during Summer Connections 2020. Campers will learn about literature, science, environmental and social justice, history, the arts as well as sports.  With an abundance of hands-on learning activities as well as on-campus and off-campus field trips, we will inspire curiosity about what it takes to be great. Campers will don lenses of discovery and adventure as they examine GOAT (Greatest of All Time) moments, artifacts and structures. And it’s a Summer Olympics year; we’ll end the camp experience with our own Olympic-style field games. 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.

Discoveries and Adventures

D-E Summer Connections Adventures programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 in Fall 2020.

The programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. This full-day weekly program (8:15 AM – 3:00 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.  Be sure to sign up for Aftercare when registering for camps, if it is needed. If you have an emergency drop-in to Aftercare, it will be charged with a higher rate of $60 per day.