Green Pond Day Camp at Moravian Academy

Looking for fun and exciting learning experiences for your child this summer? Moravian Academy has just the program!

Choose enrichment and sports programs or simply have a blast at day camp. No matter the program, campers enjoy unique, hands-on experiences where they can play, learn and have fun. Our camp and programs are led by Moravian Academy faculty and other area educators experienced in their field.

Pro Tip: Start by choosing the Enrichment and Sports Camps that interest your child, offered by session, from the lists below. Then fill in the rest of your summer with the exciting arts, crafts, and field trips found at Day Camp. 

Day Camp

Day Camp meets daily, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm June 10th - August 23rd. Students entering Primer in the Fall of 2019 through Grade six can sign up for one to five days for any session. Campers who attend for the entire week will receive a 10% discount. 

Students entering Primer through Kindergarten have the option to only attend from 9:00am-12:00 pm. Campers must be three-years-old and fully potty trained to attend camp. Please read our potty training guidelines if you are unsure of our policy. 

Each week revolves around a central theme and all activities—arts, crafts, drama, music, and field trips—focus on the theme. Campers also take part in sports and swimming. Certified lifeguards are on duty during all swimming activities. All children are tested on their swimming abilities. 

Weekly Themes
June 10-14: Artful Antics
June 17-21: Blast From the Past
June 24-28: Out of This World
July 1-5: Party in the USA
July 8-12: When I Grow Up
July 15-19: Secret Life of Pets
July 22-26: Storytelling
July 29-August 2: Experiments
August 5-9: Scavenger Hunt
August 12-16: A Week on the Farm
August 19-23: Marvelous Makers

Contact

Sue Williams
swilliams@mamail.net
(610) 691-1600 x310

Items Your Child Will Need Each Day

    A bag/backpack that is large enough to pack all items needed for camp
    Bagged lunch (please do not send any food items with peanut butter)
    Water bottle
    Please wear a bathing suit to camp underneath play clothes
    Wear sneakers to camp
      flip-flops/sandals may be packed for the pool
    Arm floaties/swim vest if needed
    Extra underwear for after the pool
    Towel
    Sunscreen
*please also remember to label all items with your child’s name

Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs are a great way to keep learning while having a blast over the summer. Full-day camps run Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, unless otherwise specified, and campers will go to the pool. Campers attending half-day programs have the option to attend Day Camp before or after their program for $100/week.

Click on the dates below to see available programs. 

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  • June 10-14

    A Week in Japan

    Grades 3-5
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    Join us as we spend a week experiencing everything Japan! Students will have the opportunity to delve deep into Japanese culture, food, language, and, of course, art in this exciting program.

    Early Literacy Skills

    Pre-K - Grade 1
    Directed by Courtney Zemsky
    This week of early literacy will be filled with fun games and skill-building activities aimed at helping your child build phonemic awareness, solidify letter and sound recognition, and depending on readiness, lessons in decoding (reading) and encoding (writing) phonetic words. We will spend the morning playing language games and practicing our reading skills, then after lunch, we will have time for swimming and crafts. By the end of the week, students will have learned lots of skills and tools that they can use all summer long to build reading readiness. Students will go home on the last day with a folder full of descriptions for games, a list of websites and resources for early reading practice, and ideas for things to work on over the summer to help continue to build early reading skills.

    Readers’ Theatre and Mindfulness

    Grades 2-4
    Directed by Beth Matlock and Vanessa Falcone
    Do you enjoy center stage? Come join us as each student “acts” the parts of different characters to practice and perform a play.  Students will focus on their oral expression and comprehension skills all while they’re having fun transforming themselves into a beast, robot, princess, or a talking cow! Bring your imagination and creativity! In addition, each day will start with a yoga warm-up and end with a mindfulness relaxation activity. Can’t wait to see you for some relaxing summer fun!
  • June 17-21

    Summer Jazz at the Academy

    12:00-4:00 pm 
    Grades 7-12
    Directed by Dr. Richard Fanning
    Summer Jazz at Moravian Academy is a day camp for instrumental music students interested in building their jazz performance skills. Students will spend the week in classes on jazz improvisation, jazz listening, ear training, jazz styles, and ensemble rehearsals. The week will end with a concert at Moravian Academy with guest artist, Erick Storckman, who is a Jazz trombonist.
     

    Animation

    Grades 3-6
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    In this exciting camp, we will learn about and try out a variety of different animation styles using a combination of hands-on and computer-based art mediums.
     

    The Magic of Writing

    Grades 6-9
    Directed by Dr. Catherine Moore
    This course is for students entering 6-9 who wish to improve their writing skills. Creative drama, fun group activities, and storytelling will be used to jump-start students’ imaginations and their writing. Students will write daily, participate in-group and one-on-one workshops, and share in-group discussions. Areas covered will include practice in the expository modes of writing, word processing, and keyboard work, and emphasis on the whole process of writing, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. 
     
    We will focus on expository modes of writing (narration, process analysis, description, and persuasion) and will work on daily exercises to hone our skills in descriptive and sensory writing.  We will read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell and complete a character analysis essay at the end of our workshop in a book conference with the author. If students have already read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell, Books II and III of the Dexter series will be available. 
    Please note: This program runs for 3-weeks; however, we will consider attendance for one or two weeks as well.

    Spanish Immersion

    Grades K-6
    Directed by Jairo Bustamante
    ¡A aprender, jugando! (Let's learn, playing!) Starting on the first day, Spanish immersion campers will be spoken to in Spanish and will spend their days learning, exploring, and playing- all while learning to react and respond in Spanish. Campers participate in outdoor activities, swimming, arts and crafts, music, games, and other educational activities during their immersion experience. Each week will have a different theme to guide the activities that take place. 
  • June 24-28

    SCRATCH PROGRAMMING ADVENTURE

    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Grades 4-6
    Directed by JoAnne Daniels
    Have fun learning to program using MIT Media Lab's successful Scratch 2.0 software. Together, we will explore this graphical programming language while we learn basic computer science concepts. Students will write simple programs and create fun games throughout the week.

    THE MAGIC OF WRITING

    Grades 6-9
    Directed by Dr. Catherine Moore
    This course is for students entering 6-9 who wish to improve their writing skills. Creative drama, fun group activities, and storytelling will be used to jump-start students’ imaginations and their writing. Students will write daily, participate in-group and one-on-one workshops, and share in-group discussions. Areas covered will include practice in the expository modes of writing, word processing, and keyboard work, and emphasis on the whole process of writing, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising.
     
    We will focus on expository modes of writing (narration, process analysis, description, and persuasion) and will work on daily exercises to hone our skills in descriptive and sensory writing.  We will read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell and complete a character analysis essay at the end of our workshop in a book conference with the author. If students have already read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell, Books II and III of the Dexter series will be available.
    Please note: This program runs for 3-weeks; however, we will consider attendance for one or two weeks as well 

    Simply Complex Machines

    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Brian Elstein and Brad Pomeroy
    Rube Goldberg is a well-known comic artist and engineer who designed complex machines that experiment with cause and effect. His designs have inspired a movement of artists who create their own cause and effect machines. This exciting program will give participants the opportunity to create kinetic sculptural designs that encourage teamwork, experimentation, and humor. In other words, we will spend a week making complicated machines that do simple things!
      

    SPANISH IMMERSION

    Grades K-6
    Directed by Jairo Bustamante
    ¡A aprender, jugando! (Let's learn, playing!) Starting on the first day, Spanish immersion campers will be spoken to in Spanish and will spend their days learning, exploring, and playing- all while learning to react and respond in Spanish. Campers participate in outdoor activities, swimming, arts and crafts, music, games, and other educational activities during their immersion experience. Each week will have a different theme to guide the activities that take place.
  • July 1-5, no camp July 4th

    Make It! Print It!

    9:00 am -12:00 pm
    Grades 4-6
    Directed by JoAnne Daniels
    If you can think it, you can create it! In our mini-maker space, explore the design process this week. We will focus on 3D printing as we learn to use 3D pens and 3D printers to prototype our designs.
     

    Art Camp!

    Grades 2-5
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    Join us for a week filled with arts, crafts, creativity, and camaraderie. Come inspired to create exciting projects and learn to use new artistic media. We will be creating everything from paintings and drawings to friendship bracelets and tie-dye.


    THE MAGIC OF WRITING

    Grades 6-9
    Directed by Dr. Catherine Moore
    This course is for students entering 6-9 who wish to improve their writing skills. Creative drama, fun group activities, and storytelling will be used to jump-start students’ imaginations and their writing. Students will write daily, participate in-group and one-on-one workshops, and share in-group discussions. Areas covered will include practice in the expository modes of writing, word processing, and keyboard work, and emphasis on the whole process of writing, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising.
     
    We will focus on expository modes of writing (narration, process analysis, description, and persuasion) and will work on daily exercises to hone our skills in descriptive and sensory writing.  We will read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell and complete a character analysis essay at the end of our workshop in a book conference with the author. If students have already read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell, Books II and III of the Dexter series will be available.
    Please note: This program runs for 3-weeks; however, we will consider attendance for one or two weeks as well
  • July 8-12

    Inspired by Nature

    Grades 2-4
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    Spend a week getting inspired by nature! In this exciting camp, students will create several crafts and works of art inspired by the world around them. They will learn about land artists, the upcycle art movement, and how to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Our project time will be supplemented and inspired by nature walks, a field trip to a local wildlife sanctuary, and visits to our Upper School garden.
     

    Readers Workshop

    Grades 1-3
    Directed by Courtney Zemsky
    Looking to boost your child’s interest and confidence with reading? Following Lucy Calkins’ Readers Workshop model, campers will spend the week working to improve their fluency, accuracy and comprehension skills. Lessons will be presented in four ways: 1.) Whole group instruction, where we will cover topics such as smart book selections, making connections with the text, asking clarifying questions and building vocabulary. 2.) Individual conferencing, where students will meet one on one with me to review goal setting and to check comprehension. 3.) Independent reading time, where students will practice reading independently to build fluency and increase reading stamina. 4.) Peer to peer work, where students will work with a buddy to make predictions about texts, reflect on the lesson of the day, and present book reviews and recommendations. *Students must be able to read independently.*
     

    Spanish Immersion

    Grades K-6
    Directed by Jairo Bustamante
    ¡A aprender, jugando! (Let's learn, playing!) Starting on the first day, Spanish immersion campers will be spoken to in Spanish and will spend their days learning, exploring, and playing- all while learning to react and respond in Spanish. Campers participate in outdoor activities, swimming, arts and crafts, music, games, and other educational activities during their immersion experience. Each week will have a different theme to guide the activities that take place. 
  • July 15-19

    In Harmony

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Grades Pre-K - 1
    Directed by Alicia Daniels
    Music is everywhere!  In this camp, students will learn about music through singing, dancing, and playing instruments.  We will explore the musical concepts of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics - all the building blocks that make up a piece of music.  We will also discover the presence of music in everyday life - music can be heard almost anywhere, not just on TV, the radio, or in a concert hall.  We will even learn how to make and play our own instruments. Come explore this musical world with us!

    FIRST Lego League Jr. Robotics Boot Camp -FULL

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 2 - 4
    Directed by Meredith McCambridge
    Working with Lego WeDo motors, gears, blocks and sensor, students will learn, create, and code robots to complete a series of challenges. Students will also tackle group challenges to test and improve their leadership and team-work skills. 

    Puppet Party!

    Grades 2-5
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    Join us for a week of construction, creative play and performance as we delve into the world of puppetry. Campers will create a variety of puppets, write and perform skits with their new handheld friends.
  • July 22-26

    FIRST Lego League Robotics Boot Camp (FULL)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Meredith McCambridge
    Students will work with Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots to harness the power of motors, sensors, gears, and programming to complete daily challenges and compete in team competitions. When appropriate, challenges and competitions will be scaled appropriately for the Upper Elementary and Middle School levels. Students will also work through a series of group challenges to build team-work and leadership skills.


    Introduction to Python Programming

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grade 7-9
    Directed by Lara Cesco-Cancian
    Program Description: This course is great for students who are new to computer programming, as well as those who have experience with languages like scratch and blockly. Using the text-based programming language, Python, students will nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. Students will learn to write programs that include if-then decisions, while loops, input and output, and strings. Programming assignments will relate to a variety of real-life applications. 

    Winter in July

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Grade 3-6
    Directed by Dani Mackavage
    The winter holidays are a busy time of the year. Let’s slow down during these ‘lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’ to relish the secular side of the ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ We’ll explore some of the beloved customs and traditions that make this season so merry and bright. Come join us as we delve into the origin of such things as gingerbread houses, ugly sweater contests, holiday crackers, and light displays.  We’ll serve up hot cocoa, decorate cookies, learn to make a perfect snowflake, and so much more during this fun-filled and festive week! 
     

    Animation Camp!

    Grades 3-6
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    Get animated! In this exciting camp, we will learn about and try out a variety of different animation styles using a combination of hands-on and computer-based art mediums. Our animated adventure will culminate in the creation of original animated movies!
  • July 29-August 2

    Moravian Strategists

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Samantha Fingerhut
    Games aren’t only lots of fun, they also teach us how to think strategically, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to have good sportsmanship. Last but not least, learning through games can also help build the skills and strategies needed to excel on standardized tests. We’ll explore all kinds of games—including board games, card games, mind-bending riddles, and logic problems—to determine what makes our favorite games good and what makes someone good at games. The week will culminate in designing and writing the rules for our own games.


    Art Camp

    Grades 2-5
    Directed by Brian Elstein
    If you love creating art, join us for another week of Art Camp. This session will offer different projects and experiences from our Volume 1 camp offered earlier this summer, so whether you are a repeat or a new camper, you are welcome. Come inspired to create exciting projects and learn to use new artistic media.

    Beyond the Outer Limits!

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Grades 5-8
    Directed by Brad Pomeroy and JoAnne Daniels
    Join us for a week of the ‘best of’ our previous and brand-new space camp activities. We’ll learn about the fantastic worlds of flight both inside and outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Explore aviation and rocketry with an exciting assortment of experiences, hands-on activities and field trips throughout the week. The week includes visits to Dorney Park and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City!

Sports Programs

Sports camps are designed to promote the learning of techniques and skills while focusing on the individual player and having fun. Campers have the option to attend Day Camp after their program for half price. 

Click on the dates below to see available programs. 

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  • June 17-21

    Field Hockey

    9:00 - 11:00 am
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Shannon Danaher
    Here is your chance to try a new sport or get some tips to help you get ready for the fall sports season. This camp will consist of skills training, hockey drills, and scrimmage time. Whether you are new to field hockey or if you have played before and want to brush up on your skills over the summer, this is the program for you!

    Participants must provide their own equipment: field hockey stick, shin guards,
    mouth guard, goggles, and water bottle. Cleats are recommended.


    Boys and Girls Soccer (Beginners)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades K-5
    Directed by Fernando Carrizo
    This camp offers the perfect combination of learning and FUN! Camp days are designed to promote the learning of techniques and skills while focusing on the individual player. A typical day will include technical games, structured practices, scrimmages, and a team tournament to end each day. 

    Please bring water, a snack, soccer socks, shinguards, cleats or sneakers, and a big smile!

  • June 24-28

    Boys and Girls Soccer (All Skill Levels)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades K-8
    Directed by Fernando Carrizo
    This camp offers the perfect combination of learning and FUN! Camp days are designed to promote the learning of techniques and skills while focusing on the individual player. A typical day will include technical games, structured practices, scrimmages, and a team tournament to end each day. 

    Please bring water, a snack, soccer socks, shinguards, cleats or sneakers, and a big smile!
  • July 8-12

    Field Hockey

    9:00 - 11:00 am
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Shannon Danaher
    Here is your chance to try a new sport or get some tips to help you get ready for the fall sports season. This camp will consist of skills training, hockey drills, and scrimmage time. Whether you are new to field hockey or if you have played before and want to brush up on your skills over the summer, this is the program for you!

    Participants must provide their own equipment: field hockey stick, shin guards,
    mouth guard, goggles, and water bottle. Cleats are recommended.



    Boys and Girls Tennis Academy

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 6-10
    Directed by Rick Brown
    The camp is designed for players of all ability levels interested in improving tennis skills and gaining that competitive advantage through small group instruction on-court and off-court strategy sessions. All players are evaluated the first day of camp and placed in competitive groups to maximize their tennis camp experience. Your time on-court will be filled with a combination of group instruction, match play, and one-on-one instructional opportunities to really help you achieve your tennis goals. The goals for the week are to make the camp fun for all players, to instill good sportsmanship, to inspire commitment to the sport and to teach sound stroke mechanics. The weeklong clinic stresses fundamentals in tennis: footwork, stroke production, strategy, and match play. Each day there will be challenging drills, fun games, and match competitions.
  • July 15-19

    Boys and Girls Soccer (All Skill Levels)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades K-8
    Directed by Vincent McEnroe
    This camp offers the perfect combination of learning and FUN! Camp days are designed to promote the learning of techniques and skills while focusing on the individual player. A typical day will include technical games, structured practices, scrimmages, and a team tournament to end each day. 

    Please bring water, a snack, soccer socks, shinguards, cleats or sneakers, and a big smile!

    Boys and Girls Tennis Academy (All Skill Levels)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 2-5
    Directed by Rick Brown
    The camp is designed for players of all ability levels interested in improving tennis skills. All campers are evaluated the first day of camp and placed in same skill-set groups to maximize their tennis camp experience. Your time on-court will be filled with a combination of group instruction, match play, and one-on-one instructional opportunities.
    The goals for the week are to make the camp fun for all players, to instill good sportsmanship, and to teach sound stroke mechanics.
  • July 22-26

    Boys and Girls Tennis Academy (All Skill Levels)

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm (half-hour lunch break at 11:00)
    Grades K-1
    Directed by Rick Brown
    The camp is designed for players of all ability levels interested in improving tennis skills. Your time on-court will be filled with a combination of group and one-on-one instructional opportunities. The goals for the week are to make the camp fun for all players, to instill good sportsmanship, and to teach sound stroke mechanics.

    Boys & Girls Lacrosse

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Vincent McEnroe
    Campers will learn positioning and offensive and defensive techniques through drills, scrimmages, and team tournaments. Participants must provide their own equipment: lacrosse stick, pads/helmet, and water bottle. Cleats are recommended.
  • July 29-August 2

    Boys and Girls Advanced Player Soccer Camp

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 3-9
    Directed by Fernando Carrizo
    This camp is designed for the competitive youth player. The curriculum will provide an accelerated series of training sessions that will enhance the player’s proficiency in technique and tactics. Players will also be challenged through the combination of small-sided and 11v11 matches. Goalkeeper specific training will also be included before joining field players in training and matches for game simulation. 

    Please bring water, a snack, soccer socks, shinguards, cleats or sneakers, and a big smile!

    Boys & Girls Lacrosse

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Grades 4-8
    Directed by Vincent McEnroe
    Campers will learn positioning and offensive and defensive techniques through drills, scrimmages, and team tournaments. Participants must provide their own equipment: lacrosse stick, mouth guard, goggles (girls), and water bottle. Cleats are recommended.

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