Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I'm so glad we had this time together,
Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.
Seems we just get started and before you Know it
Comes the time we have to say, "So long".
-Joe Hamilton, Theme from “The Carol Burnett Show”
Despite our continuing hot weather in September, camp seems a million miles away. We had a grand time, as usual, and campers left their friends and counselors that last day with hugs, high-fives, smiles, and tears. Camp was six weeks of new experiences, friendships, and fun; memories that are now stored away for safe-keeping.
Green Acres Camp provided opportunities for children to grow and develop by offering choices of activities that piqued their interest. The variety of experiences encompassed the arts, sciences, sports, and swimming. Campers learned to work in teams, as well as to value their own creativity. Learning took place, and a sense of accomplishment was recognized.
School is now in session, and another chapter in the lives of our campers has begun. We hope that some of the skills they learned and that sense of adventure will be applied to the academic environment. New friendships will be made and old ones rekindled. A sense of wonder will flourish as students are introduced to new concepts. Those encouraging words spoken by a counselor to take a risk will tug at their hearts as they volunteer to greet the unknown.This is where the lessons of camp will bloom again.
As the weather turns colder, campers will have another opportunity to ignite those fond memories during our “Summer in the Snow” celebration on January 7. Excitement will grow again as campers and counselors are reunited. Laughter will fill the gym as children immerse themselves in the variety of games and activities presented. It will be a time of celebration, for Green Acres is not just a fun summer camp, but a special place where traditions are significant, minds are opened, friendships are fostered, and children are cherished. We hope you join us!
Green Acres Camp: it’s the place to be!
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