Summer Explorations

Week 1

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 6, 2022 - June 10, 2022
Tuition

Half-Day Session $200

Full-Day Session $385

Half-day Session: (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00)

Full-day Session: (9:00-4:00)​

Week 1

​Overview

​​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!

Experienced teachers, administrators, and teaching interns provide classroom instruction and supervised activities. The program is held on the beautiful Lower School campus in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.

Enrolled campers may attend a morning session, an afternoon session, or both. Campers can enroll for one, two, or all three weeks. Summer Explorations is designed to be as flexible as you need for all your summer plans.

Workshop sessions are broken up by age group so campers have the best educational and social experience possible.

Entering Grades Pre-K3 and Pre-K4

Music Makers (Morning only or full day) Margaret McCann
Campers will explore music through songs, homemade instruments, hands-on activities, games, and dancing. We will incorporate books, educational videos, and arts and crafts that are geared toward a fun and musical experience. (This age group is available to current Sem Students only)

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Community Helpers (Morning) Sara Michaels
Mornings of fun introducing local and everyday community helpers. Campers will gain a better understanding of what “community” is and be able to identify the “helpers” in our own community. Campers will get to meet local community helpers first hand, engage in activities and create crafts all while fostering a greater appreciation of all people in our community.

Novel Craftivities (Morning) Nina Cinti
Children’s books consistently engage and inspire young minds to think outside the box, imagine a brighter and better world, and believe in the (im)possible. What better ways to celebrate the joys of children’s literature than to dive into craftivities based on their favorite books?

Superhero Fun! (Afternoon) Sara Michaels
Afternoons will be filled with Superhero Fun! Our campers will feel like they can conquer the world while engaging in everything Superhero! This week of afternoons will be filled with strength, power, and Superhero inspiration through games, crafts, and team building exercises.

Once Upon A Time (Afternoon) Nina Cinti
Dragons, fairies and more! Create fairy gardens, learn about fairy tale magic and how to craft a story and more.

Sport A Day (Afternoon) Ed Plaksa
Try out a new sport each day with skills training and lots of practice and playing time.

Entering Grades 2 through Grade 4

LEGO Stop Motion Movies (Morning) Jason Sherry
Create the characters, props, script, and shoot! Use stop-motion animation and iMovie to create movie magic!

Camp Read-A-Lot (Morning) 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.

Hello Summer! Art Camp (Morning) 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.

Soccer Camp (Afternoon) Paul Burg
This program will focus on beginner and intermediate player skills. This camp will include individual skill work, team play, and games.

Minecraft Modders (Afternoon) Black Rocket
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Soccer Camp (Morning) Paul Burg
This program will focus on beginner and intermediate player skills. This camp will include individual skill work, team play, and games.

Minecraft Modders (Morning) Black Rocket
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

LEGO Stop Motion Movies (Afternoon) Jason Sherry
Create the characters, props, script, and shoot! Use stop-motion animation and iMovie to create movie magic!