Summer Explorations

Week 2

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 14, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Dates

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

Full-day Session: (9:00-4:00)​ $325 per week

​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

All About Books (half or full day)      Margaret McCann

Following a different author each day of the week, we will read several books by each author and do a relating daily craft. Students will also act out the storylines, portraying the books’ characters.

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Land of Art (morning)      Kris McCarthy

Campers will enjoy the process of art using familiar and new materials and methods! You won’t want to miss this week!

The Young Writers Guild (morning)      Nina Cinti

Experience the magic of your words and illustrations coming alive, in a book you create with Mrs. Feibus! Every idea is the perfect idea for a story. We will spend the week constructing glorious stories about lots of things! Our young authors will be invited to be guest readers at the week’s end, and share what they have written from the “Guest Reader Chair!”

Sport-A-Day (Afternoon)      Ed Plaksa

Try out a new sport each day with skills training and lots of practice and playing time.

Kid-lympics (afternoon)      Nina Cinti

Go for the gold as you compete in friendly competitions. We’ll play sports, games, and compete in Minute to Win It challenges, even making our own medals to put on during the closing ceremonies

Entering Grades 2 through Grade 4

Lacrosse 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.

Placemaking in PA (morning)      Barbara Rogers

In this camp we will learn about the many interesting places in our local communities. We will learn about our local culture and how we can make our local environment healthier and more livable! We will travel to some of these places and then create a travel map for an exciting day trip that will include food, fun and exercise. You and your family can take this trip after the camp!

Hiking in NEPA (Afternoon)      Barbara Rogers

This week will be filled with hiking adventures in some of our wonderful local parks and communities. Each day we will travel by van to a different place and explore the wonders that await us. We’ll learn how to use GPS units to orient ourselves. We will enjoy a picnic snack by streams, lakes or in the shade of a forest.
If the weather does not support a hike in nature, we will take a look at some of the amazing parks in our state and create a vacation route map to visit them at some point in the future.

Lego Stop Motion Movies (Afternoon)      Jason Sherry

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

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Lego Stop Motion Movies (morning)      Jason Sherry

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

Lacrosse 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.

Director of Summer Explorations

Meet Our 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.