DORSET >> LTSummer, in its 34th season, is the place to be this July for ages 3-18. LTSummer 2016 runs July 5-29 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and offers engaging weekly themes for each age group.
Busy Bees, ages 3-5, focus on exploring the creative process. New Busy Bees instructor Sami Krasny is gathering ideas for Fun with Food, Friends on the Farm & in the Forest, Around the World in 5 Days, and Once Upon a Time. Currently working with grades 2 and 3 at The Downtown School in Manchester, Sami has her Masters of Science in Early Childhood and Childhood Education and a BA in Natural Sciences and Visual Arts, both from Sarah Lawrence University.
Curious Crickets, ages 5-7, now have two options to choose from each week to customize their perfect summer. Instructor Wendy Herrick is back for two weeks offering Artful Antics and Daring & Dangerous: Super-Cool Info for Kids. LTS Math teacher Todd Smith joins the LTSummer crew with Mad Scientists & Mathletes and LTSummer Olympics. LTS English teacher Kim Rizio creates delicious treats in Baking Bonanza. LTS and LTSummer alum Petra Callo leads active campers in All Ball. LTS IB History teacher Tess Kahn gets cooking with campers in LTS Café. The summer concludes with Movin' & Groovin' with campers creating airbands and performing for families on the last day of camp.
Camp Marvin (formerly Camp Lynx) for ages 7-12 gives older campers the ability to explore personal interests and grow their skills through a variety of offerings. Long Trail School faculty lead this inquisitive group of kids in drama, pottery, outdoor adventures, creative writing, cooking and scientific exploration.
Codex Academy has grown up. Now in its second year, Codex Academy has more advanced offerings. Along with Construct2 (ages 10-14), LTSummer will offer web programming (ages 12-18) to this intense technology camp. LTS parent Joe McVicker along with sons Sam (LTS '17) and Charlie (LTS '19) are researching projects and preparing exciting options for the tech-savvy camper.
In more than 30 years of successful programming, LTSummer has proved that summer is a time for fun and learning. LTSummer extends Long Trail School's commitment to academic curiosity. LTSummer classes enable children to develop skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and work and play cooperatively with others.