Popular songs, from “See You in September” to “June, July and August” and Alice Cooper’s raucous “School’s Out,” have always celebrated the notion that schools are closed for the summer.
Parents learn to adjust their schedules, those yellow buses all but disappear, and before long, houses are ringing with choruses of “I’m bored!” That’s all cliché, at RCDS, anyway. Our campus remains a lively place, and not only because faculty and staff need at least part of those months to prepare for the year to come. It seems that every year, when summer rolls around, we hardly skip a beat.
arts and crafts camp for Grades Pre- k - 5
For many years, After-school Program Director, Susan Torreano, has offered a two-week camp the last two weeks of June on the RCDS campus. Children will explore nature, do arts and crafts, play outdoor games, and have quiet indoor time each day 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Camp begins when school ends and makes a wonderful transition to the "traditional" camp season. The dates are June 17-21 and June 24 - 28 and we are also offering sibling discounts.
The Summer Spot
Since 1983, Rockland After School Programs (RASP) has been running QUALITY school age before and after school programs for kids in the East Ramapo, Nanuet, and Ramapo Central School Districts. The Summer Spot, serving 5 to 14 year olds, continues RASP’s tradition of quality and caring. As “Rockland County’s Best Kept Secret” we are entering our 14th summer!! Located at Rockland Country Day School Campus in Congers, NY the camp operates from July 1 to August 9, 2013.
Billy Roues’ Blues Rock Workshop
Billy Roues’ Blues Rock Workshop camp returns again to RCDS, offering students the opportunity to learn to play as a band, solo behind a singer and accompany each other in a jam. Billy is a published songwriter and seasoned performer who teaches guitar and songwriting at RCDS.
This summer USA Chess is offering a fun and entertaining chess camp at Rockland Country Day School. Children ages 5-16, from beginner to advanced are all welcome! USA Chess is a premier chess camp and the largest chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Their staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America.
video game creation
Video Game Creation starts with basic commands and campers ages 8-15 will be taught, in a step-by-step progression how to build a game that they design. Camp begins with an introduction to Game Maker software including adding rooms, building walls, adding backgrounds, warping to new levels, music, sound effects and many other great techniques.
Video Game Creation – The Sequel
In the spirit of Mario, Sonic, Samus and other legendary video-game stars come our newest camp class! Campers, age 8-15, use Game Maker software to create a side-scrolling, platform game with running, jumping, falling, climbing, blasting, and enemy stomping! Students will learn how to program real world physics of gravity and friction, as well as plotting out head scratching mazes for themselves and other avid gamers to solve!
3D Animation Creation involves using Scratch software developed by MIT, participants, ages 8-15, are guided step-by-step through the basics while creating their own 3D animated story, with a focus on fun.