Saint David's offers engaging summer camp programs for boys. All of the programs except for the Salamanca Spain Study Tour will have online registration available.
In partnership with The DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Saint David’s is offering a one-week summer camp at Saint David’s School for students currently in Grades Five and Six.
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. The DNALC “invented” DNA camps in 1985, and since then over 11,000 students have participated. Guided by experienced instructors, students will use sophisticated laboratory equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers.
Participants in the Forensic Detectives camp will use techniques employed by real CSI experts to analyze a “crime scene.” Students will collect and analyze evidence such as fibers, fingerprints, hair, and blood. They will use DNA fingerprinting techniques to compare real DNA found at the scene with samples of DNA from persons of interest. Boys will explore specific fields of forensic science including pathology, fire science, and forensic psychology through engaging investigations and activities.
This camp is designed especially for highly motivated students interested in forensics. Participants are immersed in an environment of hands-on activities and laboratory experiments designed to encourage critical and creative thinking and spark interest in the fields of forensics and biotechnology. The week concludes with Parent Participation Day, when students become teachers and explain the week’s activities to visiting parents and family members.
Enrollment in the camp is limited to 20.
Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 16– 9:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 16 – 9:30 – 11:30 am: Parents and family members are invited for Parent Participation Day! Students will become the teachers and explain the week’s activities to visitors in a series of informal presentations.
What was it like to be a World War II soldier? In partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Saint David’s School is offering a one-week summer camp at the New-York Historical Society for students currently in Grades Five and Six.
Participants in this camp will explore the life of World War II soldiers through original artifacts. Acting like historians, participants will read original soldiers’ letters, learn about various artifacts from the war, and determine how these letters and objects tell a story. Boys will build an online exhibition exploring one aspect of the life of a soldier.
Throughout the process, boys will work with the Chief Curator of the Gilder Lehrman Collection and a Saint David’s teacher to grapple with questions historians ask: Whose voice? How does the source affect your understanding? Why do documents matter?
The Gilder Lehrman Collection is a unique archive of primary sources in American History. Owned by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and located at the New-York Historical Society, the Collection includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera that document the political, social, and economic history of the United States.
Enrollment in the camp is limited to 12.
Monday – Thursday (June 19 – June 23) – 9:00 – 2:30 pm
Friday (June 23) – 9:00 – 11:30 am: Students will discuss the research process and their findings and share their exhibitions. Parents and family members are welcome to attend.
The Saint David’s Summer Sports Program is held exclusively for Saint David’s students currently in Kindergarten through Grade Eight. This two-week program will run from June 12-23, 2017. This year’s program will be a drop-in program and have an open registration. You can register per week (online) or per day (drop off). You will be billed by the school after the summer camp has finished.
Activities will be held at Central Park, Randall’s Island fields, and at the 94th Street Campus. Boys will play a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. We also offer arts & crafts, and a game room where the boys can play games such as Foosball, Table Tennis, and Nok Hockey. The program’s staff consists of Saint David’s faculty, athletic staff and alumni.
Boys should bring bagged lunch. Baseball hat and baseball glove are optional.
Boys can arrive at camp no earlier than 8:30am at the 94th street gym. Pick up is 3:00pm at the 94th street gym.
June 12-23, 2017
The optional 2017 trip to Spain will be the school’s seventh for rising eighth graders. It promises to be exciting, enjoyable,and above all, a highly educational and rich cultural experience. Including mornings of Spanish language immersion classes and afternoons and evenings of cultural experiences, the Seventh Annual Spain Summer Study will be an enriching milestone in the lives of our boys. When your sons return, they will have grown in real and tangible ways. Travel is the best teacher.
The group will fly from New York to Madrid on Saturday, June 10, 2017. It will then travel to Salamanca by motor coach. On Friday, June 23, the Saint David’s group will fly from Madrid to New York arriving late in the day. A group of seasoned, experienced Saint David’s faculty members will accompany the boys.
Join Ms. Boccella for a week-long adventure drawing architectural treasures of the Upper East Side from June 12-16, 2017. In the event of rain, student artists will draw in the sculpture court at the Metropolitan Museum. Boys in the current 6th-8th grade, will make their drawings in a hand-made sketchbook filled with a variety of drawing surfaces and experiment with various wet and dry art media including graphite, ink, and water-soluble colored pencils. The week will end with a session during which boys will share their drawings with friends and family.
Grade Six to Eight
New York City
From Monday, June 12, through Thursday, June 15, the group will meet at 10am in front of St. Thomas More. Pick up will be at 2:00pm in front of St. Thomas More. Boys are expected to bring their own lunch. On Friday, June 16, there will be a drawing session from 10am-11am, and families and friends will join the group to view student work between 11am and 12pm at St. Thomas More.
June 12-16, 2017