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LEEP Dual Language Academy’s Summer Day Camp 2021

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Welcome to "Exploradores del Mundo" (World Explorers) Summer Camp!

Pack your explorer boots and suitcases for the summer camp adventure you have been waiting for! It's time to explore the world!

Our campers will “visit” different regions of our world each week, exploring both natural ecosystems and human cultures including art, crafts, music, food, games, and art – all without the hassle of jet lag! Breakfast and lunch, outdoor exercise, and weekly field trips will round out a fun and enriching summer for the whole child.

Like LEEP Academy itself, the Summer Camp program immerses children in the Spanish language, with bilingual teachers and counselors leading the way. Let's go!

Who: Current LEEP Academy students entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2021.

What: Day camp including meals, hands-on activities, exercise, and field trips.

When: July 12-August 13 (Five weeks); Monday-Friday, 8:15am - 4:30pm.

Cost: $1000 per camper for the full 5-week program. Financial aid is available.

To Register: 

Apply May 17-23 at https://tinyurl.com/LEEPCamp21; If necessary, admission lottery on May 24; Registration starting June 3.

Weekly Schedule

Each week focuses on a different ecosystem (polar, woodland, desert, ocean/rainforest, and mountain), combining science learning with cultural exploration of the countries in each ecosystem.

Every week, campers take a local field trip. Field trip destinations may include Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Industry City, SoccerRoof and Prospect Park Zoo.

Daily Schedule (for non-field trip days)

8:15am-9:00am       Welcome and Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am       Morning Meeting 
9:30am-11:30am     Morning Activities (see list below) 
11:30am-12:00pm   Lunch
12:00pm-1:30pm     Specialty Activities, indoor and outdoor (see list below)
1:30pm-2:3pm          Bring a Book to Life!
2:30pm-3:00pm        Snack Break
3:00pm-4:00pm        Specialty Activities, indoor and outdoor (see list below)
4:00pm-4:30pm        Closing Circle

Morning Activities 

  • Let's Get Messy! Campers will explore colors, shapes, and textures while developing their fine motor skills and expanding their creativity. They will be exposed to unique and fun art mediums such as foam and finger paint, watercolors, clay, and beading.
  • Art: Our camper-artists will explore masterpieces, art history and learn about materials, techniques, and art concepts through storytime and art activities, including painting, collage, sculpting, and drawing, and then share their creations and experiences.
  • Science: Our camper-scientists will explore their natural imagination and curiosity with fun, interactive, and hands-on projects. Children will discover how things work by building hypotheses and testing their theories on a variety of topics.
  • Nature Exploration and Gardening: This hands-on class will explore science, food, plants, seeds, and watch them grow. Campers will explore nature and discover where vegetables and food come from. We have a lot of fun getting messy and eating healthy!
  • Bring a Book to Life! Literature comes to life through reading, performance, and hands-on art and movement activities related to each book, even designing our own costumes!
  • Debate: Rising 3rd graders will have the opportunity to debate about the topic of the day! They will discuss and learn from each other's opinions and ideas. The teacher will propose questions that improve critical thinking, listening skills and increase self-esteem.

Specialty Activities (subject to change)

  • Music and Dance Children will explore instruments and music and have fun playing, singing, and dancing with their friends. 
  • Martial Arts: Martial arts teach children focus, the benefits of regular exercise, and self-discipline while practicing in a non-contact setting. Children will explore techniques, have fun while exercising and learning a new sport.
  • Circus: Practicing circus skills like juggling, plate-spinning, hula hooping, balance, and yo-yo are exciting ways to build creativity, coordination, and balance. 
  • Sports and Fitness: Daily exercise in different sports allows children to run, play, and develop their physical skills, endurance, and teamwork. 

Cost and Payments

LEEP Academy subsidizes this summer program, but we ask families to contribute a standard rate of $1,000 per camper, for the 5-week program.

Families who prefer a payment plan can pay $250 at registration, then 3 payments of $250 due on June 14, July 6, and July 26, respectively. Financial aid is available based on need; contact mcheng@leepschools.org to make a request.

We regret that we cannot offer week-by-week registration or refunds for missed days.

Key Policies 

  • Campers can be dropped off between 8:15-8:30am, but no later than 8:45am. Campers must be picked up promptly at 4:30pm.
  • Campers must wear the summer camp shirt on the day of camp. Shirts are provided as part of the summer camp cost.
  • Campers must bring a full set of extra clothes in case of accidents and sports shoes with velcro closure; and be prepared to participate in the physical activities. 

Withdrawal and Refunds

If you need to withdraw from our camp, please do so in writing at least 20 days before the camp start date. You will receive a refund of your deposit, less a $50.00 administrative fee. (Refunds are issued by check.) Cancellations less than 20 days of the camp start date will forfeit the entire camp deposit.

About Our Director:

Diana Carrera is Director of Summer & Afterschool Programs at LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School. A native of Ecuador, Diana is an experienced leader with 9 years of leadership experience in summer and afterschool programs, most recently for the nonprofit group Arts & Athletics. For the Summer Camp program, Diana oversees all hiring, safety planning, program planning, daily activities, and field trips.

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