UMS Discovery Camp is for campers ages 3 to 6 and is designed to provide campers with a variety of unique, fun filled experiences in a safe, nurturing environment. Campers are divided into age-appropriate groups, supervised by a qualified childcare worker and an assistant, and participate in the below morning and afternoon activities. Discovery programming focuses on:
Art: Campers express and develop their creativity in the Arts while working with a variety of different media, including painting, sculpting, drawing and collage.
Music: Campers express themselves creatively through songs and instruments. The basic elements of music – rhythm, melody, dynamics, phrasing and form will be introduced to the Campers through activities involving singing, movement, and playing simple Orff instruments.
Science: Activities will build an understanding of key science concepts. The campers will discover various topics in Life, Physical, and Natural Sciences. Hands-on experiments will develop process skills such as: observing, describing, discussing, comparing and predicting.
French: Campers will be exposed to the integrative AIM French Teaching Method, which uses action based activities in drama, dance, and music to teach the French language.
Technology: Campers are given an opportunity to enjoy learning through use of technology with this program. A variety of fun, interactive and educational software/apps engage Campers’ imaginations and help build their technical skills, such as creating their own stories with accompanying artwork and voice recording on iPads
Sports: Campers will participate in fun-filled gross motor activities, including sports and gymnastics. They will develop positive attitudes and learn to work together while staying physically active
Field Trips: We take advantage of the beautiful ponds and trails located near the camp for a variety of field trips and activities in nature.
Visitors and Theme Days: Campers will participate in a host of special days scheduled throughout the summer, such as crazy hair day and pajama day. A virtual field trip or a visit from a special guest is scheduled every Friday.