To provide children with interdisciplinary academic enrichment opportunities that enable children to experience discovery and creativity in ways that enhance their inquisitiveness, curiosity and confidence in a positive and safe environment.
Participating children in grades K-6 will play, explore and learn through a variety of activities designed to complement the school curriculum in a setting that is fun, engaging, and builds self-esteem. Each day includes time for a snack, recreation and play, homework assistance, and enrichment activities. Enrichment activities will involve interdisciplinary explorations of science, the arts (theater, visual arts, dance and music), mathematics, literature, environmental studies, and other disciplines.
Discovery’s Playground will be offered five days a week, three hours per day. Every effort will be made to follow the local public school calendar with regards to when the afterschool program is offered. The program begins September 5th and will continue until June 20th.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Arrival via bus / Snack time
3:00pm – 3:30pm Free play time / Group games
3:30pm – 4:15pm Homework period / Review school day
4:15pm – 5:15pm Enrichment time
5:15pm – 5:30pm Pick-up by parents
Linda Welle, Associate Director
Linda Welle has taught grades 2-7 over a 34-year period and retired in June, 2011 from the Canandaigua City School District. She is duly certified in the areas of elementary and special education. She has missed working with children, which has brought her to Discovery’s Playground. Linda is married to her husband, Steve, a researcher at the University of Rochester, and has two grown children, Kevin and Megan.
Amanda Shaw, Lead Counselor
Amanda graduated from William Smith College in May of 2011 with a major in Environmental Studies. She is the Associate Director for the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI), an environmental studies summer camp for high school students. Amanda has always loved working with kids in various capacities.
The program is on a sliding scale based upon the number of days of participation, as well as number of family members that attend. Please see the list below for the rates and weekly charges.
1 day = $15 ($15 per day)
2 days = $30 ($15 per day)
3 days = $42 ($14 per day)
4 days = $52 ($13 per day)
5 days = $60 ($12 per day)
Discovery’s Playground is open to children in grades K-6. We will ask that all children attend the full day of the program, which means they will begin at 2:45-3:00 and can be picked up at any time between 5:15 and 5:30.
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
678 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3103
Fax: (315) 781-4325