D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019



D-E 360° View
Summer Notes Edition

It’s been a short but super Week 2 with D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019!

Below are Week 2 highlights of our campers’ experiences within our Enrichment, Immersive, and Discoveries & Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp programs.

Please note: SC 2019 is NOT in session on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2019. We wish all our families a fantastic 4th of July holiday weekend, and we look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, July 8, to “Learn Boldly” with D-E 360° this summer!

Click here for video highlights from Week 2!

Enrichment & Immersive Highlights

Through the Enrichment Program at D-E 360°, campers have the opportunity to choose classes from a wide variety of options. Some classes are all-day Immersives, where campers are given an in-depth experience like no other in a specialty of their choice. For campers looking for more variety in their day, they are able to pick three classes with roots in athletics, arts, or STEM.

Leadership & Community Service

Campers who are interested in learning how to be better communicators, build a team, public speaking, and effective leadership skills are getting a charge out of our Leadership & Community Service Immersive! In addition to character-building workshops, these Immersive campers enjoy hands-on field trips focused on local service projects, such as the Bergen Family Center, and are awarded community service hours. On the last day of each week, a local leader is invited to share their experiences with the students. Ultimately these campers will be more empowered to make a positive difference in their schools, clubs, and communities.

Coding with Raspberry Pi

Coding with Raspberry Pi brought campers into a whole new world through a familiar game, Minecraft. By using the Raspberry Pi, a $35 dollar computer, campers learned the basics of Linux and how to build “mods” in Python. They worked in pairs to create their worlds using the coding techniques they learned.

Intro to Dissection

This week, campers learned the basics of how to perform autopsies and dissections. They practiced how to use scalpels, probes, forceps, and tweezers properly when dissecting. They got to dissect cow eyes and investigate the death of a mystery creature.

Krav Maga

Campers were given an overview of basic martial arts techniques, both disciplinary and creative. They also had the opportunity to break off and do some team building games.

Comic Book Illustrations

In Comic Book Illustrations, campers learned how to tell stories in a comic book style, and were encouraged to explore their creativity by drawing detailed comic book characters and writing out backstories. Campers designed their superheroes and made an opposing villain who could aptly challenge the heroes.

Discoveries & Adventures, and
Junior Summer Day Camp Highlights

This week, Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Day Camp opened the door into the natural world. Throughout the short week, all campers learned about different plants and animals. The campers created art, read books, and sang songs all related to the natural world. On Tuesday, campers and teachers came dressed like farm animals and farmers. The Tenafly Nature Center visited the Discoveries groups, taught them about different animal species, and the campers got to see and touch a turtle and snake! On Wednesday, the Adventures visited the Bronx Zoo for an exciting wrap-up to the short week.

For more in-depth overviews from each of our groups in Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Summer Day Camp, visit https://de360.d-e.org/summer/discoveries-and-adventures/ or click here!

Learn more about Junior Summer Day Camp: click here!

Learn more about Discoveries: click here!

Learn more about Adventures: click here!

Look ahead to Week 3 with Discoveries & Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp: click here to view our weekly FunCast Online!

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