Despite this week’s unusually high temperatures, our Week 4 campers had myriad opportunities to beat the heat and learn boldly with new experiences in the arts, athletics, cooking, debate, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more. Some campers enjoyed all-day immersives, and were given an in-depth experience like no other in a specialty of their choice. For students looking for more variety in their day, they picked three separate classes with roots in athletics, arts, or STEM.
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Enrichment & Immersive Highlights
Over the past two weeks in Young Visionaries, students explored using different mediums and techniques to create beautiful pieces of art. Students utilized watercolor and acrylic paint, made collages, sculptures, and more. With supportive teachers helping them along the way, students were pushed out of their comfort zones to make unique works of art. On Friday, the art pieces filled the Drapkin Hall Dining Hall and were admired by spectators.
Through this immersive, student gained hand-on experience with aerodynamics and chemistry. They performed experiments like elephant toothpaste and the egg drop. Students also got to visit The Liberty Science Center halfway into the week. They learned about basic science principles in exciting and new ways!
Students practiced routines inspired by ballet, modern jazz, hip-hop, martial arts, and Zumba. During their warm-ups, they practiced stretching to develop balance, strength, and posture. They danced to popular songs, further developed their skills as dancers and athletes, and had a lot of fun doing it.
Not only did students get to learn about important concepts related to sustainable cultivation practices and garden work activities, but they got to put them into action. They would spend the first half of the class in the extensive vegetable garden at Dwight-Englewood, and then they learned how to cook and prepare what they harvested.
This week, students were taught the art of woodworking. After instructions on how to be precise and accurate and use tools such as saws, hammers, chisels, students were then encouraged to use their imaginations to construct creative yet durable pieces of furniture.
Discoveries & Adventures, and
Junior Summer Day Camp Highlights
Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Day Camp campers explored the world of modern technology. Students discussed the meaning, importance, and application of technology in today’s society. They learned about the “language” used by computers and practiced coding. On Wednesday, the Adventures took a trip to the Meadowlands Environmental Center to learn about the preservation of our environment. The theme this Thursday was “Career Day,” so students came dressed as what they want to be when they grow up. Every student enjoyed waterplay during this hot week.
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