Summer Adventure Camp for Students in Pre-K to Second Grade

Summer Adventure Camp for Lil’ Explorers

Location: PS 9, 100 West 84th Street (at the corner of Columbus Avenue)

Camp runs for six weeks, from Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 14th from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Price: $500 per week. $140 for a single day. $2850 for all 6 weeks.

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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.


Campers will explore a window of colorful adventures and enrichment activities through a monthly theme: Animal Adventures, Dinosaur Adventure, or Universe Explorers and has an education-based curriculum.  Each topic contains a variety of activities including Spanish, Arts/Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts, Music, and Movement, as well as free play and socialization.

Our curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, vocabulary building, but most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures for pre-k and kindergarten readiness. Campers will have fun in their daily musical theater class, and they will perform at the end of every week!

Summer Themes

July 6th to 17th, Theme I: Animal Adventures (closed July 4 and 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, and a field trip to the museum of natural history. We will learn about the world of animals that have shaped who we are, how we live and who we will become. The classroom will be turned into a forest full of life and wonders. Campers will also have daily trips to the playground, wet days and messy days.

July 20th to 31st, 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 about 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 3rd to 14th Theme III: Universe Explorers Pack your moon boots and space suit for the summer camp adventure you have been waiting for! Universe Explorers takes our campers on experience to find out what they 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

8:00 am – 9:00 amDrop Off, Free Play, & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 amWelcome Children & Circle Time
9:30 am – 10:15 amFirst Activity
10:15 am – 11:30 amPlayground or Gym Activity/Central Park Exploration
11:30 am – 12:00 pmLunch Time
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmQuiet Activities/Table Toys
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm“Bring a Story to Life” Practice
1:50 pm – 2:15 pmSnack Time
2:15 pm – 4:00 pmMartial Arts/Soccer/Yoga/Second Activity
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmPlayground or Gym Activity/Outdoor Exploration
5:00 pm – 5:30 pmFree Play / Dismissal

Weekly Activities

SessionMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
EarlyCookingScienceMessy ArtBookwormGardening
LateMartial
Arts
YogaSoccerBring a Book
to Life
End of the
Week Party

Program Details

  • Summer Camp for Lil’ Explorers is at PS 9 (100 West 84th Street, New York, NY 10024)
  • 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 6 – August 14, 2020. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Price: $500 per week. $2850 for the full 6 weeks.
  • Don’t want to commit to a whole week? A day-to-day enrollment is available: $140 per day
Questions? Email: Diana@artsandathletics.org