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Summer Explorations

Summer Explorations

There’s so much more to explore at
Summer Explorations! 

Our summer program for children age 2–Grade 9 offers innovative classes and activities in science, art, technology, drama, and sports returns June 27–Aug. 5, 2022.

We believe that summertime is the perfect time to help stretch a child’s imagination, intellect, and body.

Our coeducational program provides children from age 2–grade 9 with the opportunity to explore new areas of interest within a safe and comfortable learning environment.

We offer classes and workshops with age-appropriate teacher-to-student ratios allowing for individualized attention and student participation. Our staff consists of experienced, certified educators who help students build upon existing skills, develop new interests, and gain confidence. The 14-acre wooded campus provides the perfect setting for outdoor exploration and play.

Highlights of Summer Explorations

  • June 27–Aug. 5
  • Six-week summer program for age 2–Grade 9 at The Elisabeth Morrow School
  • Half- and full-day programs: 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
  • After-camp care from 3:15–5:30 p.m.
  • Beautiful campus located on 14 wooded acres in Englewood, NJ 
  • Diverse, co-ed population from more than 30 towns in Northern NJ/NY area
  • Weekly sessions with a variety of options, themes, and activities
  • Experienced, creative, caring, certified teachers leading programs
  • Counselors, ages 16–22, assist teachers with classes and workshops
  • Early Childhood Program: age 2–Grade 1
  • Enrichment workshops are offered weekly for Grades 2–6
  • Leadership and academic programming for Grades 7–9



This classroom-based program of 10-12 students is led by certified teachers and involves “theme weeks” and lots of opportunities for play. Half- and full-day options are available.


Students entering second through sixth grades choose their own workshops every morning and afternoon from over 100 options. Half- and full-day options are available.


Older students develop strong leadership skills through our Leaders in Training program, an intensive three-week course geared towards responsible leadership skills.

My child had an incredible six weeks of camp. The staff is friendly and welcoming and passionate about what they do. They provide a vast array of programs for older students, and many crafts and play-based activities for younger ones.

Jane D., Summer Explorations Parent

Our trusted classroom professionals guide
your child’s summer adventure


Director of Auxiliary Programs

Ms. Hards has been a faculty member at The Elisabeth Morrow School for 30 years. She has worked at EMS since 1992 as a first- and second-grade classroom teacher and has been Director of Auxiliary Programs for the past 14 years.

Ms. Hards believes that play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Summer Explorations allows students to continue skill-building while enjoying a fun camp experience.

During her free time, Ms. Hards enjoys camping, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Steve, and children, Tyler ‘22 and Dana ‘25.


Auxiliary Programs Associate

Ms. Henthorn joined the team in June 2019 and brings with her a great background in outdoor education and youth development.

She has a passion for educating people of all abilities and ages and has worked in both informal and formal classroom settings and summer camps.

In her free time, you’ll find her exploring new hiking trails, exercising, or gardening. She also enjoys birding and is working to create a coloring book of birds native to New York and New Jersey.

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