Our Summer Programs
(We're sorry, summer 2016 classes are full.)
Summer at Discovery Schoolhouse, now entering its thirty fourth year, is an amazing kaleidoscope of adventure, with shifting patterns of tree, water, sun and sand. This true "hands on" science and nature program utilizes the environments surrounding the school - creek, woods, pond and meadow - to fully immerse the child in the natural world of learning and discovery. Building strong bodies and developing curious minds as well as building self sufficiency are the goals of all our programs. This is especially true of our summer nature adventure!
Our programs are divided by ages:
This program, for children ages 4-11, focuses heavily on nature crafts and collections, outdoor campfire cooking, Indian games and legends, sun and water play, wet and dry hikes, animal yoga and good old fashioned summertime fun as we learn from the life in each of our four ecosystems. Long summer days are spent swimming, picnic-ing, hiking in the woods and creek,playing cooperative games and listening to stories from Mrs. Mary's story bag.
Specifically designed as an enrichment program for children enrolled in the TURTLE and LEAPFROG programs who are 6-11 years old, raccoon sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. It is a club of crafty enthusiasts with quick minds and nimble fingers. The group reads exciting chapter books and then engages in art and language activities that are directly related to the reading material. For example, after reading The Hobbit, the club created a five person paper mache dragon costume. After reading The Borrowers, we staged a mock trial and video taped the proceedings. A medieval fair and model castle making followed the reading of The Adventures of Robin Hood. If your child could use help with reading skills or is already a great reader, but needs some inspiration, this program is sure to meet your highest expectations. Raccoons is free to participants in the LEAPFROG and TURTLE programs.
PROGRAM COSTS AND DATES: