The summer child care program at New Horizon Academy, Camp Discovery, is your child's passport to a summer of fun, friends, and field trips. Summer at New Horizon Academy provides your child a safe environment to learn, play, and explore during those happy summer days.
A world of discovery awaits school-age children enrolled in the Camp Discovery program. With visits from special visitors like scientists and engineers, to exciting activities like creating your own spinning tops, scavenger hunts, water day adventures, and field trip expeditions, your child will be immersed in action-packed learning and fun all summer long!
We’ll keep our minds sharp and avoid summer slide by reading all summer long. We’ll track the number of minutes we read and participate in a fun reading celebration at the end of summer.
Throughout the summer, we’ll participate in activities that give back to our local community. From crafts for senior friends to cards for the troops, we will engage in service learning projects that make a difference in the lives of others and help us become more compassionate. We will learn about the importance and power of sharing kindness with others.
You never know who might make a guest appearance at our school this summer! It might be a scientist, an inventor, or a local hero. We can’t wait to meet our special guests!
Museums, galleries, nature centers, parks, and splash pads are only a few of the expeditions included on our field trip itinerary this summer. We will board the bus ready for a new adventure on each trip.
Our SciKids STEAM Workbook will have us thinking like engineers as we practice and develop our problem-solving and design skills. From writing our own stories to illustrating and recording our observations, we will express our creative side while we learn!
Our SciKids at New Horizon Academy program provides children with opportunities to engage in a wide-variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities. From participating in engineering challenges to exploring motion, gravity, and energy, we will have a blast exploring the wonderful world of science.
How does a cooler keep things cold? How do airplanes fly? What causes a top to spin? As aspiring scientists, we are eager to don our lab coats and search for answers to our biggest questions. We will put science to work as we explore the hows and whys of motion, gravity, energy, and more.
Clink! Clank! Thump-whirr! That’s the sound of us using loose parts and an array of tools to create whatever invention we can think up. Where others see rubbish, we see inspiration. We are ready to put our know-how to the test and use out-of-the-box thinking to unleash our creativity.
We will open a door into the fascinating world of architecture – from foundations to beams. We will engage our imaginations, learn about structures we see every day, study iconic architectural wonders, and learn about famous builders.
We know you want to ensure your child is prepared for kindergarten, and so do we! That’s why the summer preschool program at New Horizon Academy provides a balance of learning and fun. Our SciKids at New Horizon Academy program provides children with opportunities to engage in a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities. From participating in engineering challenges to exploring motion, gravity, and energy, your child will have ample opportunities to work on their school-readiness skills, all while having fun. By the time they head off to kindergarten, they will have all of the skills necessary to succeed in school and life!
Nature is all around us! We will explore the outside by discovering and investigating the living things that are in our own backyards. We will observe different life cycles, learn about animal characteristics and habitats and how to be stewards of the land.
Grab your backpack and get ready to embark on new adventures. Our travel experiences will take us near and far to explore familiar and exotic places where we will learn about language, geography, and the many methods of travel available in our world. We will uncover new and exciting facts throughout the summer.
Water, water everywhere with many discoveries to share. We’ll take the fun beyond the bathtub and puddles outside. We will explore how people use water not just for drinking and washing, but for sailing boats and growing food. There’s another world to dive into as we learn about sea creatures that rely on water.
School-agers need the support and encouragement of an understanding adult, and the school-age teachers at New Horizon Academy understand and celebrate your school-ager’s need for independence, adventure, and continued learning during the summer months.
Each day, you will receive updates through an electronic communication application which allows our teachers to share information as needed, send messages, and delight you with photos via e-mail. You are also welcome to use it to send your child’s teacher a message.
“The teachers seem to really care about the kids, and my kids really like their teachers. The staff does a great job with special events. I also think the summer program for the older kids is great--there's a field trip nearly every day and my child is thrilled!”