Summer Explorations

Week 1

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023
Tuition

Half-Day Session $225

Full-Day Session $400

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

Summer STEM (Morning only or full day) Margaret McCann
Campers will explore daily science experiments, build with different manipulatives just like little engineers, and practice logical thinking and problem solving skills with hands on activities!(This age group is available to current Sem Students only)

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Weather Fun (Morning) Beth Redington
Weather can be so much fun! This camp will be filled with fun ways to learn about the different kinds of weather. Campers will get crafty and imaginative in all things weather. Learn all about clouds, rainbows, rain gauges, snow and more!

Wizarding World of SEM (Morning) Nina Cinti
Fasten your broombelts for a magical adventure into Harry Potter! Potion making, Harry Potter-specific crafting, and quidditch on the field.

People in Our Neighborhood (Morning) Amy Fetterman
Who are the people in your neighborhood? We will become aware of all of the helpers in our neighborhood. Some people are even sure to stop by to meet our campers and explain what they do. There may even be some vehicles to see and explore.

How Does Your Garden Grow? (Afternoon) Kate Mercado
What happens both above and below ground during the garden season? Together, we will learn all about the plants in our gardens: how they grow, who enjoys them, and why we need more! Campers will plant a garden in our outdoor classroom and start a vegetable garden to take home. Fun crafts and creative snacks will help us learn more about the value of gardens in our communities.

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

Rainforest Adventure (Afternoon) Beth Redington
The Rainforest will be coming to Forty Fort this summer! Rainforest camp that is! Campers will experience and learn all about ecosystems, culture, and animals. Campers will have some hands-on creations of sound and crafts that are associated with the rainforest.

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.

Wizarding World of SEM (Afternoon) Nina Cinti
Fasten your broombelts for a magical adventure into Harry Potter! Potion making, Harry Potter specific crafting, and quidditch on the field.

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (Afternoon) Black Rocket
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, crafting 3D experiences, and learning basic programming concepts. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to a mobile device at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with family and friends.

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Soccer Camp (Morning) Paul Burg
An engaging soccer program with a focus on character development. Our Summer soccer program positively influences children’s lives on and off the field. This camp offers skills training, fun games that reinforce newly acquired skills, imaginative play, and scrimmages.

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (Morning) Black Rocket
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, crafting 3D experiences, and learning basic programming concepts. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to a mobile device at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with family and friends.

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

Birds of Flight (Afternoon) Renee Casterline
Campers will explore all about birds. Have you always wanted to be able to identify birds? After this week your bird knowledge will grow! Come learn about flight, make bird feeders, learn to use binoculars properly and much more.