14 Jun

Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds

 

 

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!

Adventures & Discoveries 2019 Theme

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.

14 Jun

Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning

D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 Immersives are for students in Grades 2-12. From arts and entrepreneurship to STEM and “Wall Street & You” — SC 2019 Immersives provide exceptional opportunities to learn from master level faculty and generally range 1-2 weeks in length, giving students a “deep dive” in new educational experiences!

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Fundamentals is for Grades 5-8 (July 29 – August 2, 2019). Learn the basics of computer programming including the study of programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and the development of interactive games. This express course is a great intro for any student wanting to take computer design and coding in high school! Instructor Dr. Paul Feffer is currently the Science Department Chair at the Storm King School, where he also teaches physics and computer science. Dr. Ericka Collado is currently on faculty at the Lower School of Dwight-Englewood and teaches Spanish and coding. She is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Heading for Broadway

Heading for Broadway for Grades 7-9 (July 8-July 19, 2019) and Heading for Broadway for Grades 4-6 (July 22 – August 22, 2019). Does your student dream of taking the stage in a musical theatre production? This program features experience a Broadway Show matinee, lessons in acting techniques, a theatre performance lab, and classes in singing, audition techniques, and more. Director John Giresi is in his 28th year as Director of Musical Theatre Production at Fair Lawn High School and has directed over 250 musical productions in the tri-state area. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Leadership & Community Service

Leadership & Community Service is for Grades 7-10. Offered all 6 weeks of SC 2019, this Immersive teaches students how to be better communicators, build a team, improve public speaking skills, learn how to apply effective leadership skills, and more! Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Media Production

Media Production is for Grades 5 – 9 (July 1-3, 2019). Students will work in collaborative teams in front of the camera and behind the scenes, learning all aspects of video production including development, writing, shooting, animation, and editing. Click here for details and register today!

Wall Street and You

Wall Street and You is for Grades 5 – 8 (July 22 – 26, 2019). In this one week Immersive, students will learn the basics of Wall Street, including what stocks are, why markets fluctuate; play an interactive game where you invest in stocks in real time; and take a trip to NYC to observe high-stakes finances in real life. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

14 Jun

Summer Connections Countdown

The start of D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 is less than two weeks away! Catch our SC Countdown Clock here.

Schedule your best summer ever: For a quick snapshot of Schedules for all our SC 2019 programs, including our Immersives as well as our Enrichment, Academic Enrichment, and Scholars offerings, reference our D-E 360° Summer Connections 2019 Schedule Grid click here. Important, please note that this Schedule Grid is subject to change.

For a schedule of all our most current offerings use our handy online Scheduling Tool click here.

UPDATE: D-E 360° Summer Connection’s Vaccination Policy for Campers and Staff

Parents send their children to camp assuming they will have many fun, positive social interactions, and learn from our rich Summer Connections programs. They also expect that Dwight-Englewood provides a safe and healthy environment. We want you to know that D-E 360° Summer Connections takes the health and safety of your child very seriously and as such, has adopted the following policy: All members of our community must be adequately immunized against all preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. While parents may choose to defer the vaccination of their children, for the D-E 360° Summer Connections community this is not an option. The routine vaccination of all children, staff and faculty is an important public health matter, especially in the confined environment of a summer camp community.

14 Jun

Sherronda’s Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to D-E 360° View, the e-newsletter for D-E 360° !

D-E 360° is centered on learning boldly for all seasons. What we’ve built with the year-around programs offered through D-E 360° is an opportunity for learners to engage in active learning: making connections between new ideas and prior understanding, engaging in play, connecting creativity and expression, and challenging oneself with direct immersive inquiry.  In my nearly 30 years’ experience in education, I can say unequivocally, that schools are pretty interesting places in how they are organized, what’s taught, and how things are taught.  Sometimes, the structures that are in place in schools get in the way of our intended outcomes.  Learning, on the other hand, is always present. And it is a process that happens through experience, individual study and teaching.  What we also know is that learning doesn’t stop when the school day, week or year end.  Through D-E360°, we’re committed to building programs beyond the school day, on the weekends and in summer that inspire and put us in a cycle of continuous learning and wonder.

We invite you to “Learn Boldly” with us in all of our seasons to come. Enrich your weekends, gain new skills, and get ready to learn boldy… see below and visit de360.d-e.org for details on all our programs.

Questions?  Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

Warmly,
Sherronda Brown, Ed.D.
Director, D-E 360°

13 Jun

D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition

 


Join us this summer
D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition

Dear Friends, Welcome to D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition, the e-newsletter for D-E 360°. D-E 360° is centered on learning boldly for all seasons. What we’ve built with our year-around programs is an opportunity for learners to engage in active learning Read More

Enjoy video vignettes from Summer Connections 2018 here!

Summer Connections Countdown

The start of D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 is less than two weeks away! Catch our SC Countdown Clock here and register today! $150 saves your seat.

Schedule your best summer ever: For a quick snapshot of Schedules for all our SC 2019 programs, including our Immersives as well as our Enrichment, Academic Enrichment, and Scholars offerings, reference our D-E 360° Summer Connections 2019 Schedule Grid click here. Important, please note that this Schedule Grid is subject to change.

For a schedule of all our most current offerings use our handy online Scheduling Tool click here.

Immersive Programs Provide “Deep Dive” Learning

D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 Immersives are for students in Grades 2-12. From arts and entrepreneurship to STEM and “Wall Street & You” — SC 2019 Immersives provide exceptional opportunities to learn from master level faculty and generally range 1-2 weeks in length, giving students a “deep dive” in new educational experiences!

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Fundamentals is for Grades 5-8 (July 29 – August 2, 2019). Learn the basics of computer programming including the study of programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and the development of interactive games. This express course is a great intro for any student wanting to take computer design and coding in high school! Instructor Dr. Paul Feffer is currently the Science Department Chair at the Storm King School, where he also teaches physics and computer science. Dr. Ericka Collado is currently on faculty at the Lower School of Dwight-Englewood and teaches Spanish and coding. She is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Heading for Broadway

Heading for Broadway for Grades 7-9 (July 8-July 19, 2019) and Heading for Broadway for Grades 4-6 (July 22 – August 22, 2019). Does your student dream of taking the stage in a musical theatre production? This program features experience a Broadway Show matinee, lessons in acting techniques, a theatre performance lab, and classes in singing, audition techniques, and more. Director John Giresi is in his 28th year as Director of Musical Theatre Production at Fair Lawn High School and has directed over 250 musical productions in the tri-state area. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Leadership & Community Service

Leadership & Community Service is for Grades 7-10. Offered all 6 weeks of SC 2019, this Immersive teaches students how to be better communicators, build a team, improve public speaking skills, learn how to apply effective leadership skills, and more! Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Media Production

Media Production is for Grades 5 – 9 (July 1-3, 2019). Students will work in collaborative teams in front of the camera and behind the scenes, learning all aspects of video production including development, writing, shooting, animation, and editing. Click here for details and register today!

Wall Street and You

Wall Street and You is for Grades 5 – 8 (July 22 – 26, 2019). In this one week Immersive, students will learn the basics of Wall Street, including what stocks are, why markets fluctuate; play an interactive game where you invest in stocks in real time; and take a trip to NYC to observe high-stakes finances in real life. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds

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!

Adventures & Discoveries 2019 Theme

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.

2019 Theme Keys Opening Doorways to New Worlds

06 Jun

Missing Health Forms?!

For the health & safety of your child, please complete the required forms shown below prior to your child’s first day of camp.

  • For Camper Health History Form, click here.
  • For Camper Health Care Recommendations Form, click here.
UPDATE: DE360° Summer Connection’s Vaccination Policy for Campers and Staff

Parents send their children to camp assuming they will have many fun, positive social interactions, and learn from our rich Summer Connections programs. They also expect that Dwight-Englewood provides a safe and healthy environment. We want you to know that D-E 360° Summer Connections takes the health and safety of your child very seriously and as such, has adopted the following policy: All members of our community must be adequately immunized against all preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. While parents may choose to defer the vaccination of their children, for the D-E 360° Summer Connections community this is not an option. The routine vaccination of all children, staff and faculty is an important public health matter, especially in the confined environment of a summer camp community.

03 Aug

Summer Notes Week 6

 


Join us this summer
Summer Notes Week 6

It’s hard to believe that this year’s program is coming to a close for D-E 360° Summer Connections 2018!

Week 6 wrapped up with a flurry of exciting events including the Discoveries & Adventures Carnival and today’s SingAlong for our youngest campers and their families (see photos above and highlights below for more details).

Our Scholars program participants may have officially completed their classes last week, but the learning never stops at D-E 360° Summer Connections. Congratulations to those hard working ‘campers’ who truly enriched their summer this year with credit-earning academic work in English, Mathematics and Science!

This week, Enrichment campers in Explosive Science made quite an impression in their on-campus ‘fieldwork’ and off-campus field trips, and our Geology campers enjoyed a visit to the Museum of Natural History. Campers in Debate honed their powers of verbal persuasion and Cheerleading had a big win again this week.

Enjoy video vignettes from Week 6 – click here!

Be sure to visit us at de360.d-e.org later this year for information on special workshops and learning opportunities during the upcoming 2018-19 school year and Summer 2019.

We hope to see all our campers and their families again soon!

Discoveries, Adventures, & Junior Summer Day Camp Program Highlights

Enjoy our Summer 2018 Discoveries & Adventures Slideshow: click here!

Welcome to South America! Adventures, Discoveries, and Junior Day Camp paraded around the continent of South America! Read More

Red Discoveries

The Red Group had a great time in South America this week! Read More

Yellow Discoveries

We can´t believe camp is over…we really made the best of our last week together traveling to South America to explore itś customs and traditions, especially music and dance. Read More

Blue Discoveries

This week, Blue Group journeyed through the rainforests and landed in South America! Read More

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 is having so much fun traveling through the continent of South America. Read More

Adventures Group 2

Adios, Amigos! Hard to believe it’s our last week in Camp Adventures—-the past six weeks have flown by! Read More

Adventures Group 3

The week Group 3 had an amazing time dancing to the rhythms of South America. Read More

Adventures Group 4

Can’t believe we are on our final week of Summer Connections. Read More

Adventures Group 5

South America is the fourth-largest continent made up of 12 independent countries and three territories. Read More

Adventures Group 6

Group 6 explored several different types of maps of South America this week. Read More

Art (Adventures)

This week campers made Molas from Columbia with construction paper as they cut out animal shapes. Read More

Art ( Discoveries)

Carnival was the inspiration for our crafts this week! Read More

Sound of Music

Each day of our South American themed week, our campers delved into South American culture by singing songs in Spanish and practicing a song to learn all of the countries and capitals. Read More

Bodies in Motion

This week during Bodies in Motion class all students played a variety of elementary P.E. games and activities. Read More

Yoga

This week we focused on reviewing all that we know about Yoga and how it is a wonderful life long tool. Read More

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Our final destination on our travel across the world has taken us to South America. Read More

Exploratorium

This week the campers in the Exploratorium investigated the properties of clay and gems by making “glitter stress balls.” Read More

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03 Aug

Welcome to South America!

Adventures, Discoveries, and Junior Day Camp paraded around the continent of South America! South America is a gorgeous region of the Earth and has incredible treasures to discover, one being the beautiful Amazon Rainforest. Campers explored some of the countries and found out about its geography and rich history. South American culture and traditions are so vibrant and offer excellent opportunities for hands-on exploration and investigation.  They had such an amazing time celebrating at Carnaval. South America was a fascinating place to visit!

We have traveled the world together in just 6 short weeks.  We have learned about the world around us and made memories that will last a lifetime.  The Discoveries and Adventures Faculty and Staff would like to thank you for coming along on this journey with us.  Keep your passports as a memento of this wonderful experience we had. We hope Summer Connections Passport Around the World left a stamp in our campers’ heart!

Enjoy our Summer 2018 Discoveries & Adventure Highlights Slideshow: click here! 

03 Aug

Red Discoveries

The Red Group had a great time in South America this week! We learned about the Amazon Rainforest and the variety of animals that call it their home. Making the classroom a rainforest by pretending to be all the animals was so fun! We also danced to some South American music and had a blast at Carnival!

03 Aug

Yellow Discoveries

We can´t believe camp is over…we really made the best of our last week together traveling to South America to explore itś customs and traditions, especially music and dance.  The campers made maracas and examined all different types of sound using different materials to make noise.  Yellow friends finished our 6 week collaborative mural of the world, as we filled in our last continent with green tissue paper.  They were so proud of the final product!   So many friendships have flourished in the yellow group along with their creativity and imagination.  What a summer we had!  Itś not Adios, but hasta el proximo verano!

03 Aug

Blue Discoveries

This week, Blue Group journeyed through the rainforests and landed in South America! We made slithering snakes and colorful toucans in our classroom. In art, we made decorative hats and wings to wear at our big Carnaval celebration on Wednesday. We are sad to say goodbye to DE 360 Summer Connections, but we had such a fun time! We can’t wait to see familiar faces back in summer 2019!

03 Aug

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 is having so much fun traveling through the continent of South America.  We watched a short video clip of Carnaval from Rio De Janeiro. Campers were intrigued by the elaborate floats and costumes.  We learned that music is a huge part of South American festivities so we made our own maracas to shake at the Adventures Carnaval. Campers learned about the importance of rain sticks and had fun making and listening to the sound of their own rain sticks.  Next, we read the book Come On Into The Rain Forest by Judy Nayer and learned that a large part of land in South America makes up the Rain Forest. Group 1 likes snakes so we created unique snakes with lots of different patterns. It has been fun traveling the world with your children!

03 Aug

Adventures Group 2

Adios, Amigos! Hard to believe it’s our last week in Camp Adventures—-the past six weeks have flown by! Group 2 kids were lively, sweet, and a lot of fun. It was a pleasure getting to work with your child each day. Students learned all about South America for the final part of our “journey” this week. The Carnival/Carnaval on Wednesday was a highlight and a nice way to come together as a group before saying goodbye. I wish you and your family all the best these last weeks before school starts…time for fun and relaxation. Hope to see you next summer!

03 Aug

Adventures Group 3

The week Group 3 had an amazing time dancing to the rhythms of South America. Campers created their own percussion instruments and flags to parade in the festive Carnival. We explored the diverse cultures of the continent, it’s rich wildlife, and tropical weather. Group 3 also focused on the love of football (soccer) across the continent. After learning about the popular pastime and recent World Cup games, Group 3 crafted a paper soccer game. This week we received our final passport stamp, but campers in Group 3 will continue to explore the world around them every day!

03 Aug

Adventures Group 5

South America is the fourth-largest continent made up of 12 independent countries and three territories. Together we read the following picture books to learn about the South American cultures:  A True Book South America by Libby Koponen, Exploring Continents South Americaby Alexis Roumanis, Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood, The Magic Bean Tree A Legend From Argentina by Nancy Van Laan, Love and Roast Chicken A Trickster Tale From the Andes Mountains by Barbara Knutson, and The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.

Each student designed a small plate with a creative designs and instruments from recycled materials just like children in Paraguay created in Ada’s Violin.  We are enjoying traveling with James to a life of fun and adventure as we complete reading James and the Giant Peach during siesta.

We enjoyed spending the past six summer weeks with your children.  Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer!!

03 Aug

Adventures Group 6

Group 6 explored several different types of maps of South America this week. Our main focus was researching and creating a presentation about one of animals found in the Amazon Rain Forest. They used iPads to show their slideshow to the rest of the class. Their presentations were terrific!

03 Aug

Sound of Music

Each day of our South American themed week, our campers delved into South American culture by singing songs in Spanish and practicing a song to learn all of the countries and capitals. They enjoyed using the rhythm sticks and maraca shakers to add to the beats and bring a South American feel. They also enjoyed the opportunity to have dance parties to traditional South American music.