SUMMER ADVENTURES

Registration for the Summer 2021 session of Summer Adventures will be open on January 18, 2021. The Schenck School plans to offer Summer Adventures on campus and in-person. Health and safety protocols will be in place and adhered to during camp. Currently, masks and social distancing will be required as well as other measures.


Who Can Apply to Summer Adventures?
Our summer Adventures camps are available to Schenck School students and to students who do not attend The Schenck School.

When will I be notified whether child has been accepted?
Once you have applied and we have received the Teacher Confidential Evaluation for the camp you have applied for, our Coordinators will review your application and the decision will be made. We must have the Confidential Teacher Evaluation before reviewing your application. An email will be sent to you once this process has been completed.

Students will need access to consistent, high performing internet and a laptop or iPad.

Cancellation Policy
A $200 cancellation fee will be charged up until April 15. After April 15, 2021, no refunds will be given for the cancellation of any of the Summer Adventures Programs unless canceled by the School.

Early Adventures (Rising 1st & 2nd Grade)

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.

  • Tuition:  $1750
  • Dates: June 14 - July 2, 2021
  • Time:  8:00am - 12:30 pm
  • Appropriate for rising first and second grade students.
Reading Adventures (Rising 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)

A lifetime of reading adventure begins for your child this summer! Confidence grows and self-esteem soars in three weeks of direct instruction in decodingcomprehensionfluency and vocabulary. Highly skilled and experienced Schenck School and Dyslexia Resource trained teachers and tutors use strategies to build and strengthen reading ability in a nurturing, fun, small-group setting.

- 8-1 student/teacher ratio
- Ability grouped
- Phonics
- An appropriate chapter book is read together during the camp(vocabulary)
- Morning Work - 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 - plays, poems and more to increase fluency
- Reading Comprehension - different passages covering strategies

  • Tuition:  $1750
  • Dates: June 14 - July 2, 2021
  • Time:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Appropriate for rising third - fifth grade students
Literature & Creative Writing Adventures (Rising 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)

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, 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 enthusiastic.

  • Tuition: $1750
  • Dates: June 14 - July 2, 2021
  • Time:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Appropriate for rising third, fourth, and fifth grade students
Math Blast (Rising 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade)

During this three-week camp, students will enhance their mathematical knowledge and strengthen number sense through Orton-Gillingham principles and multi-sensory practices. Students will learn the "language of math," developing mathematical vocabulary and strategies to further understanding. Through creative and engaging activities and games, students will think deeply about math, making connections among concepts. Ultimately, students will reframe their thinking, increase their confidence and recognize math in the world around them.

  • Tuition:  $870
  • Dates:  June 14 - July 2, 2021
  • Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Appropriate for rising second, third and fourth grade students

The Reading Zone (Rising 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)

The Reading Zone offers online small-group, three to four students, session which will provide three-weeks of instruction using The Schenck School Reading Model.  The Schenck School Reading Model encompasses comprehensive reading instruction anchored in the Orton-Gillingham Approach and includes intensive practice in phonology, morphology, fluency, comprehension, and written expression.  The Reading Zone is designed for the struggling reader with little or no exposure to the Orton-Gillingham Approach.  This program is offered to rising 3rd through rising 5th graders.

Each  session is taught by a highly skilled and experienced Schenck School-trained teacher or tutor in a nurturing, fun, online classroom. Classes will meet for 90 minutes Monday through Friday with an additional 30-minute access to the teacher’s office hours immediately after each daily camp session.

Students will need access to consistent, high performing internet and a laptop or iPad.

  • Tuition:  $1478
  • Dates: June 14 - July 2, 2021
  • Times:  There will be three sessions to choose from:  8:00 - 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Appropriate for rising 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students.
Middle Learning Adventures (Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Grade)

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.

Tuition:  $1750
Dates:  June 14 - July 2, 2021
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for rising sixth - eighth grade students

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