Summer Explorations, the summer program at The Elisabeth Morrow School, is what any good expedition should be—curiosity-driven learning with the excitement of discovery. Established more than 50 years ago, Summer Explorations offers educational programs taught by certified, experienced teachers who know what children need at each age to provide the optimal blend of learning and fun.

The program takes place on the school’s 14-acre campus, a certified wildlife habitat with nature trails, community gardens, a pond, brook, playgrounds, outdoor classroom patios, a turf field and state-of-the-art science and technology labs. Field trips also deepen kids’ learning and further instill a sense of wonder.


“Parents want their students to stay engaged over the summer and maintain the skills they’ve worked so hard to develop during the school year, and we do that in a hands-on, fun and creative way—our campers never feel as though they’re in school,” says Director of Auxiliary Programs Liza Hards. 

Summer Explorations is open for six weeks for children ages two through the ninth grade; half- and full-day options are available. Programming for kids ages two up to first-graders is developed around a weekly theme and incorporates outdoor activities and creative projects. Kids in grades 2-6 customize their experience by choosing weekly workshops, including science, art, coding, app design, creative writing, theater, music and nature exploration. Kids in grades 7–9 develop strong leadership skills through the Leaders in Training program, an intensive three-week course.

“Students are learning and keeping skills sharp…with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, communicate and create within a supportive and caring community,” Hards says. “We see our campers’ confidence grow tremendously over the course of the summer.”


Whether it’s little ones in a classroom or workshops for the older kids, the school’s certified educators know how to encourage students to follow their passions while also taking advantage of opportunities to try something new. “Our goal is to provide young people with exciting opportunities, guided by our dedicated staff to learn, grow and play, with a focus on developing personal interests and making their own choices,” Hards says. “It’s the perfect summertime recipe.”

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