Online Summer Explorations

Grades

Entering K-5

Dates June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020
Times

Complimentary virtual workshops

Morning Session: 9:00-10:30

Summer Explorations

Online

​​Summer Explorations is designed to engage our campers in learning and exploring through summer camp workshops that emphasize hands-on experiences and lots of fun!

In this online edition of Summer Explorations, we will be offering three weeks of complimentary virtual summer fun.

View our 2020 Online Workshops

Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade

WEEK 1 (June 8-12, 2020)

  • > Hello Summer Art Camp with Kris McCarthy
    • Join us for a week of fun projects to kick off the summer season. We will create some fun indoor and outdoor art projects.

WEEK 2 (June 15-19, 2020)

  • > Land of Art with Kris McCarthy
    • Campers will enjoy the process of art using familiar and new materials and methods! You won’t want to miss this week!

WEEK 3 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • > Nature Art with Kris McCarthy
    • Calling all artists to join the fun and create some amazing projects using items found in nature! Grab your art supplies and come along for a few days of art in nature.

Entering Grades 2-3

WEEK 1 (June 8-12, 2020)

  • > The Adventures of Magic School Bus Science with Lisa Iskra
    • Please join Ms. Frizzle and Mrs. I for some science fun. During this week, campers will start their day watching an episode of The Magic School Bus series then explore different science topics through crafts and mini-experiments.

WEEK 2 (June 15-19, 2020)

  • > The Adventures of Magic School Bus Science with Lisa Iskra
    • Please join Ms. Frizzle and Mrs. I for some science fun. During this week, campers will start their day watching an episode of The Magic School Bus series then explore different science topics through crafts and mini-experiments.

WEEK 3 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • > The Adventures of Magic School Bus Science with Lisa Iskra
    • Please join Ms. Frizzle and Mrs. I for some science fun. During this week, campers will start their day watching an episode of The Magic School Bus series then explore different science topics through crafts and mini-experiments.

Entering Grades 4-5

WEEK 1 (June 8-12, 2020)

  • > Camp Read-a-Lot with Sue Barnes
    • Let’s explore different book genres each day this week through stories, arts and crafts, games, and activities. We will check out fairytales, tall tales, and fantasy titles and use them to inspire our creations.

WEEK 2 (June 15-19, 2020)

  • > Celebration of Nations with Sue Barnes
    • Pack your bags! This week we will take some virtual trips around the world. Our group will explore different sights, landmarks, and interesting (sometimes unusual) facts about each country we visit. We will get creative with some of the customs and local lore.

WEEK 3 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • > Summer Spy School with Sue Barnes
    • Grab your magnifying glasses and best spy attire! This week we will check out the world of detection and spy gear. We will decipher codes, leave secret messages, and learn different expert spy skills, like the art of disguise.

 

Workshops will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.

Each day will begin with a mini-lesson, instruction on the day’s project, reading a story or other fun activities, followed by independent work time. Each day will conclude back as a virtual group to share their projects and wrap up the day.

Director of Summer Explorations

Meet the Director

John Eidam

John R. Eidam, Jr. is a 1990 graduate of Wyoming Seminary. A member of the full-year faculty since 2010, John currently serves as Director of the Louis Maslow STEM School and teaches fifth-grade science. Also, as part of the Summer at Sem programs, John serves as program director for Summer Explorations on the Lower School campus and coordinates the English Language Institute Summer STEM program.

As STEM director, John strives to inspire STEM thinking, creativity, and innovation through dynamic learning experiences. Dedicated to integrating STEM into the arts and humanities, he is an advocate for helping students develop the right skills to become critical thinkers and problem solvers through interdisciplinary opportunities. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, carpentry, and serving the community as a volunteer firefighter.