Summer Adventure Camp for Students in K to Fifth Grade

Summer Camp outdoor ADVENTURE

Location: 577 Columbus Ave  (at the corner of 88th street and Columbus Avenue)

Camp runs for seven weeks, from Monday, June 28th through Friday, August 13th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Price: $600 per week. $140 for a single day.

Important: Children must be 4-years-old by the first day of camp and all campers must be fully potty-trained, able to speak up for their needs and get through the camp day without a nap. We’ve deliberately set these age requirements because we want to promote the safety, health, and happiness of our campers.

We are excited to offer a nature-based summer camp in Central Park. The adventure program is designed for campers entering K through fifth grade.

Campers will explore a world colorful adventures and enrichment activities through a weekly theme while given the opportunity to learn about and through nature. Each topic contains various activities such as Hiking, Bird Watching, Wilderness Adventure, Observational Drawing, Plant Life in Central Park, Landscape Drawing, Gardening, dance, soccer, and Sports. Our program addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, vocabulary building, and a lifelong interest in nature and experiencing the outdoors. 

Curriculum

Our outdoor curriculum is based on the nature core routines, coyote mentoring guidelines, North American Associations for Environmental Education. 

Core Routines of Nature Connections

We used the core connections to connecting kids in nature. The “Core Routines” are part of a nature connection movement and cultural model called the “Coyote Mentoring.” 

Arts and Athletics’ outdoor team models the core routines and guides the students every day to make the core routines a habit. Central Park is full of natural beauty and is a wonderful place for observing plant and animal life at close range.

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Full Immersion French and Spanish Afterschool

Spanish Outdoor Full Immersion
June 28th through July 23th
Aventuras En El Parque (Adventures In The Park)
“Aventuras en el Parque” is a full immersion Spanish adventure where we maintain the original essence of the outdoor adventure program philosophy where the role of a teacher is to accompany, observe and document the children’s activities from behind the scenes asking open-ended questions about the important discoveries of the day, thus allowing children to share a deep connection with nature and their peers by owning their space and experiences in Spanish.

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French Outdoor Full Immersion
L’aventure en Plein Air (Adventures In The Park)
July 26th to August 13th

Join us in the park for this full-immersion French adventure where we maintain the original essence of the outdoor adventure program philosophy where the role of a teacher is to accompany, observe and document the children’s activities from behind the scenes asking open-ended questions about the important discoveries of the day, thus allowing children to share a deep connection with nature and their peers by owning their space and experiences in French.

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Outdoor Adventure Summer Themes

June 28th to July 16th, Theme I: Animal Adventures (closed July 5) In Animal Adventures, your child will go on a safari to learn all about the beautiful and sometimes strange animals in the world. We will sample animal-themed crafts, hands-on activities, books, and games in the classroom and then venture outside to the parks, nature walks. We will learn about the world of animals that have shaped who we are, how we live, and who we will become. Central Park will be turned into a forest full of life and wonders. Campers will also have daily, wet days and messy days.

July 19th to 30th, Theme II: Dinosaur Adventure Let’s go for an adventure! Campers will learn about dinosaurs and geology while they delve into the fascinating prehistoric world to learn all about these giant, extinct reptiles from the Mesozoic era. Our explorers will learn exciting facts about the Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops, and other dinosaurs and will visit the Natural History Museum to enhance their learning and explorations. 

August 2nd to 13th Theme III: Universe Explorers Pack your moon boots and spacesuit for the summer camp adventure you have been waiting for! Universe Explorers takes our campers on experience to find out what the constellations look like, how astronauts traveled from the Earth to the moon and so much more. We will also study our Solar system and find out why Earth is so unique. We might even build a space shuttle and take an imaginary trip to Mars. We will make our jetpacks, spacecraft, and planet artwork while learning about our amazing universe and the heroes who explore it. Campers will visit the Natural History Museum to enhance their learning and explorations.

Sample Daily Schedule

Drop Off and Free Play
First Activity
Snack time
Central Park Exploration/ second activity
Lunch Time
Quiet Activities/free play
Frist afternoon activity
Snack Time
Second Activity
Free Play / Dismissal

Program Details

  • Summer Camp for Lil’ Explorers is at 577 Columbus Ace (in the corner of 88th street and Columbus Ave)
  • Children must be 4-years-old by the first day of camp and all campers must be fully potty-trained, able to speak up for their needs and get through the camp day without a nap. We’ve deliberately set these age requirements because we want to promote the safety, health, and happiness of our campers.
  • Camp Dates: July 28th – August 13, 2021. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Price: $600 per week.
  • Don’t want to commit to a whole week? A day-to-day enrollment is available: $140 per day
  • Reserve a spot for $300 which would go towards your first week of camp. A refund is provided before May 1st.
  • Cancel after May 1st and we will provide a 50 % refund
Questions? Email: Diana@artsandathletics.org