Summer Explorations

Week 1

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Dates

Half-day Session: (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00)​ $185/week

Full-day Session: (9:00-4:00)​ $335/week

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

Arts and Crafts (mornings only)      Margaret McCann

In this camp, students will draw, paint, color, cut and glue to our hearts content creating individual masterpieces each day!

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Hello Summer Camp (morning)      Kris McCarthy

Join us for a week of fun projects to kick off the summer season. We will create some fun art projects, read stories and play games.

Novel Craftivities (morning)      Nina Cinti

Children’s books consistently engage and inspire young minds. Whether it’s to think outside the box, to imagine a brighter and better world and to believe in the (im)possible.  So what better way to celebrate the joys of children’s literature than to dive into craftivities based on their favorite books! Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rainbow Fish, Don’t Let Pigeon Drive The Bus, Pete the Cat, Where the Wild Things Are and more!

Once Upon a Time (Afternoon)      Nina Cinti

Come experience the magic of Fairy Tales! Enjoy a wide range of interactive activities in the world of princesses, knights, ogres, and dragons. We will build and create, retell and enjoy classic and global fairy tales. An enchanting time will be had by all!

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.

Gardening 101 (morning)      Barbara Rogers

We will plan, plant and tend our school garden in this camp. You will learn about how seeds become plants, what plants need to thrive, selecting healthy garden plants and how to care for a growing garden. We will take a trip to a local farm and learn about sustainable agriculture. You will also make a container garden to take home!

Soccer Camp (Afternoon)      Paul Burg

This program will focus on beginner and intermediate player skills. The camp will include individual skill work, team play, and games.

Camp-Read-A-Lot! (afternoon)      Sue Barnes

Summer is just around the corner and so is Summer Reading!
This week, students in grades 2-4 will read an AR book, enjoy some activities that go along with it, and finish the week by completing one of their required Summer AR tests. Students will have lively book club discussions, practice reading comprehension, and cross one item off their summer “to-do list”!
Let the reading begin!

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Soccer Camp (morning)      Paul Burg

This program will focus on beginner and intermediate player skills. The camp will include individual skill work, team play, and games.

Lego Stop Motion Movies (afternoon)      Jason Sherry

Create the characters, props, script and shoot! Use stop-motion animation and iMovie to create movie magic.

 

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.