Summer Adventures classroom


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Student and teacher at Summer Adventures


2019 Summer Adventures Offerings

Tuition for each camp will be published in January.

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 is 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 3 - June 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising first and second grade students

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 use strategies to build and strengthen reading ability in a nurturing, fun, small-group setting.


  • 8-1 student/teacher ratio
  • Ability grouped
  • Phonics (one hour)
  • An appropriate chapter book is read together during the 4-week period (vocabulary)
  • Morning Work (one hour) This is similar to our day school “contracts time” and is personalized for each student. (Comprehension passages, practice with inference, main idea, sequencing, comparing/contrasting, making predictions)
  • Fluency (30 min) plays, poems and more to increase fluency
  • Reading Comprehension (30 min) - different passages covering strategies


Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third - fifth grade students

Middle Learning Adventures

This program builds reading comprehension and written expression skills for middle school students who need extra support in these areas.

Written expression skills:

  • organization
  • idea generation
  • grammar

Reading comprehension:

  • parts of a novel
  • plot structure
  • vocabulary
  • finding main idea
  • drawing conclusions and making inferences

During the day your child will work on written expression in both expository and creative writing pieces. They’ll read a novel in small groups along with getting direct instruction and working independently on comprehension skills. This novel can often count towards your child’s summer reading assignments.

Your child will also be working on basic functions of Google Drive along with keyboarding. Assistive technology will be introduced such as speech to text, text to speech, Learning Ally, and Grammarly.

Along with these key academic pieces, the kids will take part in KidsTV where they will learn about the key parts of film production and writing. They will take this knowledge to film an original movie.

Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising sixth - eighth grade students

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 or across the United States. During writing time, teachers guide students as they work in small groups. Spelling and punctuation are not directly taught, but proofreading assistance is given for all writing assignments. Campers also are exposed to literature from around the world through independent reading, and 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 creates 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 enthusiasiatic.


Lit A

Dates: June 3 - June 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third, fourth, and fifth grade students

Lit B

Dates: June 4, 2018 - June 22, 2018
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising third, fourth, and fifth grade students


Math Blast


During this four-week camp, children will review and practice math concepts appropriate to their grade level. This camp is designed to boost campers’ confidence in their math skills. They will exercise critical thinking skills and learn the “language” of math. This math vocabulary is incorporated with the relation of number sense. Accuracy and understanding is emphasized as opposed to speed and rote memory. This exciting camp provides fun ways to strengthen math facts, learn strategies for problem solving and engage in conceptual thinking. Team collaboration is encouraged through enrichment activities.

Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students



Orton-Gillingham Tutorial

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

Early morning

Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Appropriate for rising second through fourth grade students


Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising second through fourth grade students


Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising second through eighth grade students

Afternoon Adventures

Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appropriate for rising first - eighth grade students

Contact Information:

Terry Sherali
Director of Student Services

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