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.
Developed as a sequel to the popular Fun with DNA camp, World of Enzymes builds on basic concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology and enables students to utilize advanced techniques to manipulate DNA. Through direct observation and manipulation of enzymes, participants develop an understanding of the importance of proteins, not only in living things, but also in recombinant DNA technology, cloning, and industry.
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 11 – Thursday, June 14– 9:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 15 – 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.
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 and Six.
Participants in the camp will have the opportunity to learn about the Civil War through research and exploration of primary sources. Each camper will have a research topic based on primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Throughout the week, boys will:
The boys will work with the Curatorial staff of the Gilder Lehrman Collection and a Saint David’s teacher to grapple with questions historians ask: Whose voice and perspective? How does the source affect your understanding? Why do documents matter?
During the afternoon, boys will venture to Central Park for lunch and will visit the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition space.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is the leading American history nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 education, while also serving the general public. At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great American history archives. There are more than 65,000 letters, diaries, maps, newspapers, photographs and other objects that document our political, social and economic history dating back to the 15th century.
Enrollment in the camp is limited to 12.
Monday – Thursday (June 18 – June 21) – 9:00 – 2:30 pm
Friday (June 22) – 9:00 – 12:00 pm: 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 Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight. For Kindergarten through Grade Eight, this three-week program will run from June 4-22, 2018 from 8:30am-3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:30am-12:00pm on Fridays. For current Pre-Kindergarten this three-week program will run from June 4-22, 2018 from 8:30am-12:00pm Monday through Friday. All families will be billed by the school after the summer camp has finished.
Session I: June 4-8, 2017
Session II: June 11-15, 2017
Session II: June 18-22, 2017
Kindergarten through Grade Eight
94th Street Campus, Randall’s Island and Central Park
Weekly Fee (online Grades K-8): $550; Daily Fee (drop off): $125
Weekly Fee (online Pre-K): $350
Activities will be held at Central Park, Randall’s Island fields and the 94th Street Campus. Boys will play a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer and lacrosse. We also offer arts & crafts for Kindergarten, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. The program’s staff consists of Saint David’s coaches and other faculty members.
Boys should bring bagged lunch. They should also wear athletic clothes and sneakers every day. Baseball hat and baseball gloves are optional.
Boys can arrive at camp no earlier than 8:15am at the 94th street gym. For Kindergarten through Grade Eight, pick up is 3:00pm Monday through Thursday at the 94th street gym and 12:00pm on Friday at the gym. For Pre-Kindergarten, pick up is 12:00pm Monday through Friday.
June 4-22, 2018
8:30am-3:00pm (Monday-Thursday for current Kindergarten-Grade Eight)
8:30-12:00pm (Monday-Friday for current Pre-Kindergarten)
The optional 2018 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 9, 2018. It will then travel to Salamanca by motor coach. On Friday, June 22, 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 4-8, 2018. In the event of rain, student artists will draw in the sculpture court at the Metropolitan Museum.
Grade Six to Eight
New York City
June 4-8, 2018
Monday – Thursday (June 4 – June 7) – 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Friday (June 8) – 10:00 – 12:00 pm: