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Summer Adventures

Below are descriptions of last year's Summer Programs offerings, dates, and tuition.  Tuition for summer of 2016 will be posted mid-January 2016.  

Early Adventures

Young learners sharpen crucial academic skills and discover new abilities in small classes taught by creative, experienced teachers. The highly respected Orton-Gillingham Approach to phonics as well as practice in fundamental written language and math concepts are at the heart of the young child's summer experience. Exciting activities in art and music provide additional ways of tapping creativity in a caring, fun-filled atmosphere.

Dates:  June 1-June 26
8:00am - 12:30 pm
Appropriate for rising 1st & 2nd graders

Reading Adventures

A lifetime of reading adventure begins for your child this summer!  Confidence grows and self-esteem soars in four weeks of direct instruction in decoding, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary. Highly skilled and experienced Schenck School teachers know what strategies work and use these methods to build and strengthen reading ability in a nurturing, fun, small-group setting. 

Dates: June 1- June 26
8:00am - 12:30pm
Appropriate for rising 3rd, 4th & 5th graders

Middle Learning Adventures

This program focuses on remediation of basic reading and writing skills for middle school students. This four week program will focus on the following: Daily Orton-Gillingham Phonics Instruction, Written Expression using the 6+1 Traits, Keyboarding Practice, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Skills. These skills are  taught as the class enjoys a novel together and by creative and expository writing. This camp is appropriate for current and former students of The Schenck School, students who have attended other summer camps at The Schenck School and students who need remedial instruction in reading, spelling and written expression.

Dates:  June 1-June 26
8:00am - 12:30pm
Appropriate for rising 6th-8th graders



Literature & Creative Writing Adventures

Creative writing and independent reading are the focus of “Lit Camp.”  Campers write a travelogue each day describing the sights encountered during our adventures around the world.  During writing time, students are guided by teachers in small groups.  Spelling and punctuation are not directly taught, but proofreading assistance is given for all writing assignments. Campers are also exposed to literature from around the world through an independent reading time and a story time when books relating to that day’s travels are read aloud.  Campers  have the opportunity to respond to the literature with a drawing, poem, or summary of their own.  In addition, each camper enjoys working on a long-term art project representative of one of the places we visit.  “Lit Camp” engenders a love of reading and writing in every camper from the most hesitant to the most enthusiastic.

Lit A
Dates:  June 1 - June 19
8:30am - 12:30pm
Appropriate for rising 3rd, 4th & 5th graders

Lit B
Dates:  June 1 - June 19
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Appropriate for rising 3rd, 4th & 5th graders

Lit C
Dates:  June 22 - July 10
8:30am - 12:30pm
Appropriate for rising 3rd, 4th & 5th graders

Math Blast

D uring this four-week camp geared towards dyslexics, students will review and practice math concepts appropriate to their grade level.  This camp will give the boost your child needs to feel confident with their math skills.  Campers will exercise their critical thinking skills and learn the “language” of math.  Writing will be incorporated each day.  This exciting camp will include ways to master math facts, techniques for problem solving, use of assistive technology/computer skills and enrichment activities.  This camp is appropriate for students entering 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Dates:  June 1-June 26
Appropriate for rising 2nd-5th graders

Kindergarten Prep~Singing & Swinging Through the ABCs

Join us while we swing & sing through the ABC's. This camp is for rising kindergarteners who will learn crucial academic skills that will prepare them for a successful start to the school year. Working with experienced Kindergarten teachers from The Schenck School, your child will have fun building phonemic awareness and phonics skills through games, songs and stories all while using a multi-sensory approach to learning.

Appropriate for rising kindergarteners
Dates:  June 29 - July 10 

Orton-Gillingham Tutorial

This camp is designed for the struggling reader who will benefit most from a very small student/teacher ratio. (3:1) It is a 4-week, small-group Orton-Gillingham tutorial session that will run the month of June. The structured environment will provide your student with a solid reading and spelling foundation each day for two hours. Your student will receive personalized, structured, sequential, and multi-sensory instruction. Your student will be evaluated before camp starts in order to be placed with the appropriate group to best fit their needs. 

Open to Rising 2nd-8th grades
June 1 - June 26
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Adventures

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Appropriate for rising 1st-8th graders 
Weekly, 1:00 - 3:00
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Please contact:
Ken Cressman
Auxiliary Programs Manager