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.
Our camp website will be updated by November 15, 2018. Please check back!
In mid-January, long awaited snowstorms had yet to arrive. Kids and teachers alike were anxiously peering into the never-ending gray clouds, wondering when the fluffy white stuff will start to fall. How fitting that the first precipitation of the season arrived during our celebration of “Summer in the Snow”. We hope you were able to join us to celebrate our preview of camp! Kids had a great time making crafts, jumping on the moonbounce, having their faces painted, and eating snowcones! Counselors and administrators were there to provide information, meet new campers, and reconnect with old friends. That was just a taste of what Green Acres Camp has in store for the summer of 2017!
Each year we focus on how we can make camp an even better place to be. Our commitment to providing a quality program of choices, creativity, friendship, and fun requires us to be cognizant of the learning opportunities we offer to our campers. In addition to the traditional activities that one would expect to see in a day camp, we infuse STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) into our program.
STEAM enhances camp activities as they are hands-on, reality based, and customized for the campers’ learning experiences. It often requires collaboration among the campers to complete a project. STEAM can be observed in woodworking, where research, measurement, design, and technology are an integral part of creating a variety of projects. Science opens a world of investigation to campers who are able to experiment with items as simple as shaving cream or conduct an investigation of chemical reactions. Senior campers have an opportunity to delve into robotics, digital photography, and computer game wizardry. Art courses, available to both senior and jr. camp, take the campers from their individual levels and develop their abilities as artists, using a variety of materials. If you are interested in learning more about STEAM, you may want to check out http://educationcloset.com/steam/what-is-steam/ or https://steamedu.com/about-us/
Camp will be starting before you know it. If your child has been to camp in previous years, you may want to rekindle friendships by arranging a play date. If your child has never been to camp, you may want to familiarize yourself with our camp by going on the website, reading past blogs, and asking questions. We look forward to seeing all of our campers and their families in June!
Green Acres Camp; it’s the place to be!
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