Discoveries and Adventures (Preschool – Grade 4)

D-E 360° Summer Connections’ Discoveries, Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 in Fall (September) 2019.

Our programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. Academic courses 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 $55 per day. Additional information about AfterCare, as well as PreCare and more, is provided below!

What’s Cookin’? Click here for the Week 6 Menu!

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Summer Connections (SC) 2019 – Week 6 Group Updates!  

Introduction from Director Lisa Brown and Assistant Director Stacey Carella 

It’s hard to believe this is our last week of camp.  As they say, time flies when you’re having fun. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Discoveries Red Group Update 

What a magical way to end our time together in Discoveries! Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Discoveries Yellow Group Update

The Yellow Group had a great last week at camp! We dove into the world of fairy tales this week and had a magical time. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Discoveries Blue Group Update

The Blue Group entered a week that was filled with music, magic, and majesty! Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Group 1 Update 

Campers were immersed in fairytales and fantasy world! Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Group 2 Update 

This week Group 2 explored the fantasy world by reading Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Groups 3 Update

This week Group 3 had a magical time exploring fantasy world.  Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Group 4 Update 

Wow! What an amazing week. We opened our final door to the World of Fantasy and Fairy Tales! Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Group 5 Update

Group 5 explored the genres of fairy tale, fantasy, and myth by reading the following picture books. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Adventures Group 6 Update

This week, Group Six explored “Fantasies” by reading several books, engaging in focused discussions, and completing follow-up activities.  Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Art – Discoveries & Adventures Update

This week, campers used patterns, shapes and colors to make castles in watercolor and collage.  Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Bodies in Motion Update

This week in Bodies in Motion, our Discoveries and Adventures campers had a magical time exploring many engaging activities and cooperative games that supported their exploration and experiences with fairy tales. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Yoga Update

Yoga. A systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation and positive thinking and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment. Read More

SC 2019 Week 6 Exploratorium Update

In the Exploratorium the Campers have a choice of experiments and a variety of equipment that lets them explore the science around them with hands-on activities using common household materials. Read More

 

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MORE ABOUT OUR 2019 THEME – KEYS: OPENING DOORWAYS TO NEW WORLDS

Dear Families,

Our theme for the D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 season is ️Keys: Opening Doorways to New Worlds. Campers in Preschool age 3 through Grade 4 in the Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Summer Day Camp programs will  ‘open doorways’ to experience and explore different worlds, as follows:

  • WEEK 1:  Our World Today (Transportation & Structures);
  • WEEK 2:  Our Natural World (Animals & Plants);
  • WEEK 3:  Our World Before (Prehistory, Dinosaurs, & Ancient Worlds);
  • WEEK 4:  Our Future World (Technology, Coding, & Innovation);
  • WEEK 5:  Our World Beyond (Space & Solar Systems); and
  • WEEK 6:  Our Fantasy World (Fairy Tales, Magic, & Myths).

With an abundance of hands-on learning activities as well as on-campus and off-campus field trips, we will inspire curiosity.  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.

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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DISCOVERIES & ADVENTURES and JUNIOR SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp PreCare (For Campers in Preschool age 3 — Grade 4)

  • June 24 – August 2, 2019
  • Weekly Enrollment
  • $25 per week
  • 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Students will be engaged in planned activities with camp counselors.

The AfterCare Program (For Campers in Preschool age 3- Grade 8)

  • June 24 – August 2, 2019
  • Weekly or Daily Enrollment
  • Pre-K through Grade 8 $195 per week (Week 2, July 1-3 $155) or $55 per day 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM. Snacks are provided.

The AfterCare Program is offered to campers Pre-K through Grade 8. Students enjoy a nutritious snack, planned and organized sports and activities, and the use of our computer and library facilities.

Note: To enroll your child in the daily AfterCare program, you must call the office before 1:00 PM that day. A $55 fee will be assessed on the child’s bill. Children picked up after 5:30 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.

For details about Discoveries & Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp Programs, including schedules, click on the links below!  

Discoveries (ages 3-6) click here.

Adventures (Grades 1-4) click here.

Junior Summer Day Camp (ages 3,4, and 5) click here.