Summer Explorations

Week 3


3 through Grade 8

Dates June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020

​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 3 Workshops


05/01/2020 UPDATE:

Summer at Sem has made the decision to move all programming online for the 2020 season. View our Online Summer Explorations Workshops here!

​​​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.

Check out our 2020 Workshops with our virtual lookbook!

2020 Workshops

Pre-S & Pre-K

Water Water Everywhere with Margaret McCann | (AM)

Campers will dive into learning all about water, where it comes from, and how we use it every day through stories, hands-on activities, art projects, songs, and discussions. Weather permitting, we will enjoy many outdoor activities!

Kindergarten-Grade 1

Naughty and Nice with Kayanne Barilla | (AM)

Everyone loves being a superhero, but sometimes villains are fun, too! They don’t like each other one bit: One wants to save the world and the other wants to take it over. Pick your super power, enjoy Joker Juice, create a dastardly deed, and save the world…all in one day!

Community Heroes with Kayanne Barilla | (PM)

Our community is full of everyday heroes who do many extraordinary things. Come learn about what fire-fighters, police officers, doctors, and nurses do to help keep us safe and healthy. Each day will feature a visit from one of our local community heroes.

Grades 2-4

Seriously Science with Kris McCarthy | (AM)

Hey there, future scientists! Are you curious about how things work? Join our team for a week filled with science experiments, science stories, puzzles, and genuine hands-on fun!

The Wizarding World of Wyoming Seminary with Sue Barnes | (AM)

The Lower School is recruiting a magical class of budding Witches and Wizards for Summer 2020. Represent your Hogwarts House, test out your potion-making, and make Fluffy’s drool slime! Learn about “Fantastic Beasts,” “Herbology,” and enjoy some Honeydukes-approved treats. Let the magic begin!

Sport-a-Day with Ed Plaksa | (PM)

Try out a new sport each day with lots of practice and playing time!

Grades 5-8

Middle School STEM (Full Day)

View Middle School STEM details here.

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.

Age Group

Coming soon

2020 Workshops coming soon!