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!

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Summer Connections (SC) 2019 – Week 3 Group Updates!  

Introduction from Director Lisa Brown and Assistant Director Stacey Carella 

This week our campers went back in time and opened the door to our world before. The Adventures campers had an amazing time learning what archeologists do as they explored ancient civilizations. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Discoveries Red Group Update 

This week in Discoveries, the Red Group traveled back in time to adventure through and explore the prehistoric times. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Discoveries Yellow Group Update

This week the yellow group traveled to ancient times! Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Discoveries Blue Group Update

This week the Blue Group time traveled to the prehistoric era where they observed dinosaurs, fossils, pyramids and mosaics. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Adventures Group 1 Update 

Group 1 campers were excited to see old friends and eager to make new friends! Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Adventures Groups 2 & 3 Update

Group 2 & 3 had a DINO-mite time exploring Our World Before: Prehistory, Dinosaurs, and Ancient Worlds this week at camp! Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Adventures Group 4 Update 

What an exciting week! In Group 4 we unlocked our magical door to the prehistoric era!! Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Adventures Group 5 Update

Together we learned about dinosaurs when reading the following picture books:  Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins, Oh say can you say Di-no-saur? By Bonnie Worth, Born to Be Giants by Lita Judge, and Everything you need to know about Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by DK Smithsonian. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Adventures Group 6 Update

Did you know that a totem pole with wings extending from its sides is a sign that “all are welcome”? Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Art – Discoveries Update

The campers really made a ROAR this week in Discoveries Art learning all about the time of the dinosaurs. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Art – Adventures Update

This week we drew dinosaurs by looking at shapes. Campers added color and imaginative details with paint and oil pastels. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Music Update

This week in music we explored synchronization and working with those around us to keep a steady beat,  all stay in time together. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Bodies in Motion Update

This week in Bodies in Motion, our Discoveries and Adventures campers experienced different engaging activities and team games that supported their discovery about dinosaurs during the prehistoric time period. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Yoga Update

Flowing, connecting and integrating. When we string poses together, we give kids a taste of what it means to move with ease. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Spanish/Drama/Cooking Update

¡Hola Familias! This week went so well in Spanish Drama! We first started off by learning ¡Hola! (Hello) in so many awesome languages from Pim the Panda: German, Russian, Italian, French, Arabic, Hebrew, and even Greek! Next, Professor Parrot taught us some new Spanish words. Read More

SC 2019 Week 3 Exploratorium Update

In the Exploratorium, campers choose from a wide variety of investigations and experiments. 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.