Adventures (Grades 1-4)

  • Grades 1-4
  • $670/week (Week 1, June 29-July 2 $550)
  • Lunch/Snacks included

The Adventures Program at Dwight-Englewood School is a full-day program (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM). Summer Adventures guides students through a variety of activities that focus upon building individual initiative and group participation. Activities include interdisciplinary theme-based enrichment experiences in academics and related arts. (See Typical Daily Schedules below.) Adventure campers will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences; studies may include interactive lessons on geography, wildlife, historical figures, measuring, and science experiments. Campers practice their presentation skills and gain confidence performing in Summer Showcases for their families and peers.

At Summer Adventures, the faculty prides themselves in making learning feel like it is all fun and games, while avoiding the academic summer slide. Our children get a break from their regular school routine, gain new friends, independence, and maturity in a memorable learning experience they will treasure. Throughout the summer, our teachers break down the weekly theme into engaging lessons. Every week includes visits to our specialty areas that provide exploration of music, art, foods, Spanish, science, movement, and drama. Every Wednesday with Adventures will feature a field trip or a special onsite campus event. These activities are meticulously planned and are an important part of the magical experience that Adventures offers.

All children must have current medical and field trip forms submitted prior to attending Summer Connections. Weekly in-house and/or off-campus field trips and programs are organized for Adventures campers. Events are subject to change based on scheduling, availability, and weather. The price of field trips and special events are included, as are snacks and daily lunch.  Throughout the week campers are scheduled for water play, recess, siesta, and organized games outside. Traditionally, Adventures hosts Spirit days, Color War activities, a Scavenger Hunt, and an End-of-Camp Field Day. Dwight-Englewood School Summer Connections brings together new and old friends each year; different adventures every week; and innovative learning every day. For more information, contact the Director of the Adventures Program at de360info@d-e.org.

 Sample Adventures Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

*Theme Thursday!!

Friday
8:15-8:30 AM Student Arrival: Outside on Playground/Indoor in Gymnasium
8:30-9:00 AM All Group Meeting Group Morning Meeting Group Morning Meeting Group Morning Meeting Group Morning Meeting
9:00-9:40 PM Group 1: Yoga

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Exploratorium

Group 4: Bodies in Motion

Group 5: Adventures in Art

Group 6: ITI

Group 1: Water Play

Group 2: Sounds of Summer

Group 3: Adventures in Art

Group 4: Cooking

Group 5: Exploratorium

Group 6: ITI

Trip:

High Exposure Action Adventure

Group 1: Cooking

Group 2: Exploratorium

Group 3: ITI

Group 4: Sounds of Summer

Group 5: Adventures in Art

Group 6: ITI

 

Group 1: Bodies in Motion

Group 2: Adventures in Art

Group 3: ITI

Group 4: Yoga

Group 5: ITI

Group 6: Exploratorium

9:40-10:20 AM Groups 1-6:

Spirit Challenge Team Makers on Leggett Field

(start heading up at 9:40 am

Group 1: Sounds of Summer

Group 2: Adventures in Art

Group 3: ITI

Group 4: Exploratorium

Group 5: ITI

Group 6: Water Play

 

Group 1: ITI

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Exploratorium

Group 4: Adventures in Art

Group 5: ITI

Group 6:Sounds of Summer

Group 1: ITI

Group 2: Bodies in Motion

Group 3: Adventures in Art

Group 4: Exploratorium

Group 5: Yoga

Group 6: ITI

10:20-11:00 AM Group 1: Adventures in Art

Group 2: Water Play

Group 3: Sounds of Summer

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Cooking

Group 6: Exploratorium

 

Group 1: Exploratorium

Group 2: Cooking

Group 3: ITI

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Sounds of Summer

Group 6: Adventures in Art

Group 1: Adventures in Art

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Bodies in Motion

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Exploratorium

Group 6: Yoga

11:00-11:40 AM Groups 1-3:

Playground/Free Play

Groups 4-6: Interdisciplinary Theme Instruction

Group 1-3: Interdisciplinary Theme Instruction

Group 4: Water Play

Groups 5-6: Playground/Free Play

Groups 1-3:

Playground/Free Play

Groups 4-6: Interdisciplinary Theme Instruction

Group 1-3: Interdisciplinary Theme Instruction

Groups 4-6: Playground/Free Play

11:40-12:10 PM Lunch (Groups 1, 2, 3)

ITI (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Lunch (Groups 1, 2, 3)

ITI (Groups 4, 5, 6)

  Lunch (Groups 1, 2, 3)

ITI (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Lunch (Groups 1, 2, 3)

ITI (Groups 4, 5, 6)

12:10-12:40 PM Lunch (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Siesta (Groups 1,2,3)

Lunch (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Siesta (Groups 1,2,3)

Lunch (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Siesta (Groups 1,2,3)

Lunch (Groups 4, 5, 6)

Siesta (Groups 1,2,3)

12:40-1:10 PM ITI (Groups 1, 2, 3)

Siesta (Groups 4, 5, 6)

ITI (Groups 1, 2, 3)

Siesta (Groups 4, 5, 6)

ITI (Groups 1, 2, 3)

Siesta (Groups 4, 5, 6)

ITI (Groups 1, 2, 3)

Siesta (Groups 4, 5, 6)

1:10-1:50 PM Group 1: Spanish

Group 2: Bodies in Motion

Group 3: ITI

Group 4: Exploratorium

Group 5: Adventures in Art

Group 6: PFP

Group 1: Bodies in Motion

Group 2: Exploratorium

Group 3: Water Play

Group 4: Adventures in Art

Group 5: Sounds of Summer

Group 6: Cooking

 

Group 1: Adventures in Art

Group 2: Sounds of Summer

Group 3: Cooking

Group 4: Bodies in Motion

Group 5: Exploratorium

Group 6: ITI

 

Group 1: Drama

Group 2: Exploratorium

Group 3: PFP

Group 4: Bodies in Motion

Group 5: Adventures in Art

Group 6: ITI

1:50-2:30 PM Group 1: ITI

Group 2: Spanish

Group 3: Bodies in Motion

Group 4: P/FP

Group 5: Exploratorium

Group 6: Adventures in Art

Group 1: ITI

Group 2: Bodies in Motion

Group 3: Exploratorium

Group 4: Sounds of Summer

Group 5: Water Play

Group 6: Adventures in Art

Group 1: ITI

Group 2: Adventures in Art

Group 3: Sounds of Summer

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Bodies in Motion

Group 6: Exploratorium

Group 1: PFP

Group 2: Drama

Group 3: Exploratorium

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Bodies in Motion

Group 6: Adventures in Art

2:30-3:10 PM Group 1: Bodies in Motion

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Spanish

Group 4: Adventures in Art

Group 5: P/FP

Group 6: Exploratorium

Group 1: Exploratorium

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Bodies in Motion

Group 4: ITI

Group 5: Adventures in Art

Group 6: Sounds of Summer

 

Group 1: Sounds of Summer

Group 2: ITI

Group 3: Adventures in Art

Group 4: Exploratorium

Group 5: ITI

Group 6: Bodies in Motion

 

Group 1: Exploratorium

Group 2: PFP

Group 3: Drama

Group 4: Adventures in Art

Group 5: ITI

Group 6: Bodies in Motion

 

3:15-3:30 PM Dismissal
Notes: ITI: Interdisciplinary Theme Instruction
  Theme Thursday: The week’s theme is celebrated with special dress, events and/or programs. Here’s what we’re planning for the 2020 season:

 

Week 1 – Pajama Day

Week 2 – Wacky Hat Day

Week 3 – Crazy Sock Day

Week 4 – Backwards Day

Week 5 – Favorite Character Day

Week 6 – Sports Jersey Day