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Passport to Fun!

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.

Our Themes

With our fun summer themes, your child will engage in engineering challenges, science experiments, art exploration, STEAM investigations, the arts, and so much more! Contact your local New Horizon Academy to learn more and register for our Camp Discovery program.

Our imaginations are unlimited when it comes to creativity. Watch our galleries grow throughout the summer as we create masterpieces and explore a variety of mediums. We can’t wait to display our works of art!

How did toys work before batteries? They relied on physics. We will put science science to work as we explore the hows and whys of motion, gravity, energy, and more. We will make our own one-of-a-kind creation.

We will open a door into the fascinating world of architecture. We will engage our imaginations, learn about structures we see every day, study iconic architectural wonders, and learn about famous builders. We will embark on an adventurous challenge of creating our own amazing structures.

Creative expression is abundant as we learn about music, instruments, dance, and the art of performing. We will light up the stage with our many talents during our very own talent show.

Our classroom will be transformed into the magical world of theater. We will put on a play from start to finish—crafting our own set, designing our costumes, and acting in our production. Join us for opening night!

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 unleash our creativity.

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Program Highlights

Our all-day summer program gives school-agers the opportunity to follow their unique interests while gaining new knowledge and experiences. Field trips, community service projects, sports and recreation, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, drama, gardening, guest speakers, and science experiments are all included in our school-age curriculum. Some of our Camp Discovery programs include:

Camp Discovery Summer Program

Field Trips

Museums, nature centers, parks, splash pads, and sporting facilities are only a few of the expeditions included on the field trip itinerary during the summer. Each trip is a new and exciting adventure!

Pony RideSpecial Guests

You never know who might make a guest appearance in the school-age classroom! It might be an athlete, a juggler, a magician, or even a local hero.

Book CLub

Camp Discovery Book Club

We will read all summer long and will track the number of minutes we read, become star readers, and earn a trophy!

Caring beyond the ClassroomCaring Beyond the Classroom

Throughout the summer, school-agers engage in activities that give back to the local community. Activities include fundraising for various charities, food drives, adopting a park, and other service learning projects.

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Our Teachers

Camp Discovery Teacher Photo 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.

  • Our teachers are positive role models who support the growing needs of school-agers in a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere.
  • Our knowledgeable, professional teachers are trained in safety, early education, compassion, and fun.
  • Our thoughtfully planned field trips, activities, and visits from special guests focus on fostering new skills and offer school-agers exciting summer adventures and fun memories that last a lifetime.
  • Our teachers prepare your child for the next academic grade while providing a safe, fun environment where children are encouraged to explore, discover, and develop friendships.
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Our Classrooms

School-agers want to have fun while they’re learning, and our classrooms are specially designed with their needs and interests in mind. Your child will take delight in the projects and experiences included in each of the 9 classroom zones:

St. Louis Park After School Care

  • Backstage Area
  • Construction Zone
  • Creation Station
  • Road Trip
  • Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos
  • Kid’s Café
  • Language University
  • Bandstand
  • The Lab

 

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Communication

Daily ConnectEach day of Camp Discovery you will receive updates through the Daily Connect app which allows our teachers to share information about activities, send messages, and share photos to keep you in the loop about your school-ager’s day. You are also welcome to use Daily Connect to send your child’s teacher a message. DOWNLOAD APP

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“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!”

— Phillip B., Parent at New Horizon Academy
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