Camp Themes 2018 - Early Explorers Division

Summer Camp River Boat Field TripThe Summer Expeditions Day Camp themes for 2018 are the same for both divisions of campers.  Instead of traveling off-campus for field trips, our youngest campers enrolled in the Early Explorers division will enjoy a full series of guest speakers and fun interactive on-campus field trips, from outside organizations, related to our theme.

 

Check out what we'll be doing this year, and be sure follow along with us on our Summer Expeditions Day Camp blog.

 

 

Week 1 (June 11-15): What Floats Your Boat?

We will kick off our summer with get-to-know-you activities to build camp friendships.  Also, we will make some useful camp items, such as a canvas water bottle carrier and a coin purse for poolside popsicle money.

 

6/14:  Pride of the Susquehanna (www.harrisburgriverboat.com) School Bus

 

Week 2 (June 18-22): Seeing Stars

We’ll have fun with star-shaped crafts and the stories behind nighttime constellations.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 3 (June 25-29): I Spy

This week will feature crafts and activities that are based on the work of Eric Carle, author of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and “The Mixed-Up Chameleon.”

 

 *On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 4 (July 2-6, closed on July 4th): Under the Sea

Each camper will receive a drawstring bag with air tank motif to help him or her dream of exploring the ocean.  In their bags, campers can place collections of crafts related to sea life.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 5 (July 9-13): Full STEAM Ahead

S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Highlights this week will include creating some pieces of geometric art and coding a robotic caterpillar to navigate an obstacle course.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 6 (July 16-20): Express Yourself

Campers will experiment with three types of basic percussion instruments. They will also decorate a mask and award themselves pretend trophies to celebrate their inner super powers.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 7 (July 23-27): E-I-E-I-O

Campers will come home with a bumper crop of crafts related to farm animals and plants.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 8 (July 30-August 3): Time Travelers

It's time to have fun with dances and games that have been popular in a variety of times and places!  Campers will make or decorate several classic toys and games to continue the fun at home.

 

*On-Campus Visitors/Field Trip TBD

 

Week 9 (August 6-10): Building Excitement!

We’ll close out our summer with fond memories and our annual favorite — the talent show!  When we are not practicing for the talent show, we will try our hand at a simple wood-working project.

 

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