What a wonderful Week 3 at D-E 360° Summer Connections! Our Enrichment campers continue to enjoy their ‘a la carte’ courses, ranging from Lotions & Potions to “The Verdict” and Volleyball! Our Immersive campers in “Heading For Broadway”, “Leadership & Community”, STEM Challenge, and other courses are enjoying their work with master-level faculty. See below for highlights. Limited space is still available in our Enrichment and Immersive offerings – but hurry, don’t delay. Register today, visit https://de360.d-e.org/summer/, or call 201-227-3177.
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Enrichment & Immersive Highlights
Immersive campers in Heading For Broadway are enjoying a dynamic professional-level theatrical experience! Each day is filled with exciting core classes in acting, singing, movement, stagecraft, and theatre history. Students participate in real-life ‘rehearsal sessions’ of performance selections including solo songs, monologues, scenes and musical production numbers. The students also look forward to attending a matinee of the Broadway hit musical FROZEN!
Two outstanding, award-winning theatre educators are leading Heading For Broadway: John Giresi and Stephen Bell. Both have been educators at Bergen County schools for many years and their musical productions have won awards throughout the region: including the Paper Mill Rising Star Awards, the Metropolitan High School Theatre Awards, and the Student Theater Festival at the Bucks County Playhouse. Several of their students have gone on to successful careers on and off Broadway!
Heading For Broadway culminates in a final showcase performance on Friday, August 2, at 2:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium in the Klein Campus Center. It’s not too late for aspiring performers to still join Heading For Broadway! Register online today here or visit https://de360.d-e.org/courses/heading-for-broadway-grades-7-9-2/. Deadline for registering is Wednesday, July 17.
Aspiring engineers and great problem solvers put their knowledge to the test in their immersive this week. They worked in project teams with skills like coding, 3D modeling, electronics, and design thinking. Students got to use the best tools available for learning electronics and design to create robots to travel through a designated course.
Through skill drills and game situations, campers learned to bump, set and spike! Whether this was their first time playing, or if they had more experience, everyone had fun. Coaches placed an emphasis on teaching fundamentals as well as good sportsmanship.
A Closer Look at Harry Potter
This week, students expanded on their knowledge and passion of the Harry Potter series. They created their own spells, magic wands, potions, and more. By taking an analytical approach to a fantasy series, students practiced their math, science, and artistic skills.
In Lotions and Potions, students learned how to make beauty and body care products using all-natural ingredients. They learned about different properties should be used in making products, such as natural essential oils. Students played with a variety of scents to create their perfect products.
Discoveries & Adventures, and
Junior Summer Day Camp Highlights
This week, Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Day Camp, students learned about the ancient world, specifically dinosaurs and other former plant and animal life. On Wednesday, the Adventures went on a field trip to the Natural History Museum and saw fossils and replicas of the animals and environments they had been learning about. For Theme Thursday, all students were encouraged to dress as if it were the 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s. The Tenafly Nature Center visited the Discoveries students, bringing sample fossils, a red tailed hawk, and an owl. With the United States women’s soccer team recently winning the World Cup, on Friday, all students and staff were asked to wear red, white, blue, or a soccer jersey, and enjoyed a small parade.
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