Summer Explorations

Week 3

Ages

3-13

Dates (In Person) June 20, 2022 - June 24, 2022
Tuition

Half-Day Session $200

Full-Day Session $385

Half-day Session:​ (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00)

Full-day Session:​ (9:00-4:00)

​Week 3 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

Water, Water, Everywhere (Morning only or full day) Margaret McCann
This week is all about water! We will explore ocean life, have sprinklers, wading pools, water tables through hands-on activities, stories, songs, and crafts. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit because we will all be having fun getting soaked! (This age group is available to current Sem Students only)

Entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade 1

Mad Scientist (Morning) Christine Poole
Come explore the world of SCIENCE by learning a little bit of many, such as botany, anatomy, physics, geology and zoology! We will explore with hands-on experiments; learning through science how our world works. Flower dissection, building a terrarium, creating a life-sized anatomy model and learning how a magnet works. Break open a geode to discover hidden crystals and learn how a spider is a civil engineer within their ecosystem!

Camp Crafts (Morning) Sara Michaels
Campers will explore this week learning traditional camp crafts. Experience the best of Summer Camp while here at Sem Summer Camp! Crafts will include but not be limited to gimp, God’s eyes, friendship bracelets and friendship pins, tie dying and rock painting. We will have fun while nurturing creative minds.

Fingerprint Art (Morning) Nina Cinti
Modeled after the Ed Emberly thumbprint art, children will finger paint their way into creating masterpieces of animals, flowers, and more!

Everything Camping (Afternoon) Sara Michaels
Sem Summer campers will spend their afternoons exploring everything camping! Campers will learn how to pitch a tent, learn what would be needed to establish a camp site while encouraging communication, listening, and promoting teamwork. Campers will create basic maps of the “campground” and then use them to navigate. Campers will have an opportunity to explore our own environment and see what they can identify in nature, locate wildlife, identify habitats and have fun doing scavenger hunts. The end of the week will conclude with a mock campfire with songs, skits, and s’mores.

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

Seriously Science (Morning) Kris McCarthy
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!

Pokemon Masters: Designers and 3D Makers Unite (Morning) Black Rocket
Calling all PokeMasters who want to be the designers of the future! Use your Pokemon imagination and bring your ideas to life. Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Tennis Camp (Morning) Paul Burg
This program will focus on beginner and intermediate player skills. This camp will include individual skill work, doubles play, and games.

Basketball 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 Wyoming Seminary (Afternoon) Nina Cinti
Fasten your broombelts for a magical adventure into Harry Potter! Potion making, Harry Potter specific crafting, and quidditch on the field.

Entering Grades 5 through Grade 8

Astrobiology Adventure (Morning)
Let’s travel together to the exoplanet Kepler-22b! We will start off our week exploring the origin of the universe and the formation of Earth. From single celled organisms in our oceans, to Wooly Mammoths roaming the tundra, we will explore the evolution of life and what life needs to survive and thrive. We will plan a route, make a list of the supplies needed for the journey, and take a trip through the stars. Once we reach our destination we will create sketches and 3D models of the plants and animals we could find there. We will finish the week by creating a multimedia presentation to document and present our findings to scientists and interstellar tourists alike.

Pokemon Masters: Designers and 3D Makers Unite (Afternoon) Black Rocket
Calling all PokeMasters who want to be the designers of the future! Use your Pokemon imagination and bring your ideas to life. Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.