Summer Explorations

Week 2

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 12, 2023 - June 16, 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 2 Workshops

​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 Exploration (Morning only or full day) Margaret McCann
Campers will immerse themselves in everything music! We will dance, sing, learn about different instruments, and even make some of our own! (This age group is available to current Sem Students only)

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Chemistry for Kids (Morning) Christine Poole
We will be exploring chemistry through safe, age appropriate, hands on experiments in this exploration. During our exciting week, we will bake, concoct, transform ingredients, and get messy, all while learning about how chemistry is a part of our daily lives. Cookies, tee shirts, slime and exploding volcanoes are just a few of the fun activities that await your budding scientist!

Ocean Discovery (Morning) Beth Redington
Why not jump into the deep blue sea with our very own Ocean Camp! The wonder and mystery of the ocean will be explored all week long. Campers will learn, read, and create their way around the oceans of the world. Discover all that oceans have to offer.

Bear Hunt (Morning) Amy Fetterman
No need to be scared! The bears we find will not be dangerous. Bringing some classic camp songs, stories, crafts and fun all centered around going on a bear hunt.

Reptile Adventure (Afternoon) Beth Redington
Study a new reptile every day! Learn about the reptiles native to Northeast Pennsylvania that can be found in your own backyard, and reptiles from around the world. Even meet with reptile experts as you learn about these scaly creatures.

Fun in the Sand (Afternoon) Amy Fetterman
Let’s see what fun sand can be! We will play in the sand box, learn about the importance of sand along the shores of the world, make special sand of our own, and create some crafts with sand.

Sport A Day (Afternoon) Ed Plaksa
Try a new sport each day! There will be lots of time for practice as well as time to play. Give it a try, see what sport you like best.

Entering Grades 2 through Grade 4

Lacrosse 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.

Summer Spy School (Morning) Sue Barnes
Grab your magnifying glass 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 and expert spy skills, like the art of disguise.

Mischievous Math Camp (Morning) Kris McCarthy
Have you ever noticed that math is everywhere? Come and strengthen your math skills as we play games, solve puzzles, learn about money, measure ingredients, and plan our very own lemonade stand.

Wilderness Survival (Morning) Kate Mercado
Calling all camping and hiking enthusiasts – let’s learn how to prepare for outdoor adventures! We will hone our map skills and create orienteering activities while learning how to safely enjoy activities off the grid. Campers will explore basic outdoor equipment and its use to demonstrate emergency preparedness, campsite selection and shelter construction.

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

Cloud Gamers: Mobile App Development (Afternoon) BlackRocket
Cloud gaming is the way of the future! Build games you can play everywhere and anywhere using a web-based development tool. Learn in-demand skills like programming events and coding controls for a touch screen or keyboard and mouse. Finish by personalizing levels and characters with your own design. Now you are ready to upload your games to the Black Rocket cloud arcade and play on any mobile device or your computer. Games can easily be shared with friends and family!

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Cloud Gamers: Mobile App Development (Morning) Black Rocket
Cloud gaming is the way of the future! Build games you can play everywhere and anywhere using a web-based development tool. Learn in-demand skills like programming events and coding controls for a touch screen or keyboard and mouse. Finish by personalizing levels and characters with your own design. Now you are ready to upload your games to the Black Rocket cloud arcade and play on any mobile device or your computer. Games can easily be shared with friends and family!

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

Clay Jewelry Making (Afternoon) Kate Mercado
Students will explore basic beadwork techniques and patterns in a variety of clay based mediums. A new project and pattern will be introduced each day and students will have the opportunity to create beaded jewelry, sculpture and embroidery. Class discussions will center on modern beadwork with an overview of contemporary artists.

Boys Lacrosse Camp (Afternoon) Paul Burg
This workshop is open to experienced players looking to improve individual skills and lacrosse IQ. The camp will focus on individual skills (passing, catching, shooting) along with teamwork and strategies. Recommended equipment: boys lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, rib pads, gloves, elbow pads, athletic supporter with cup and mouth guard.