Summer Explorations

Summer Explorations

Four young girls smiling together at Summer Explorations

Our summer program for children age 2–grade 9 offers innovative classes and activities in science, art, technology, drama, and sports.

There’s so much more to explore at
Summer Explorations: June 24–Aug. 2, 2024! 

Campers walking down the hall smiling

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

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 24–Aug. 2: a six-week summer program for age 2–grade 9
  • 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
Campers holding up their solar system projects


Three young campers posing on playground


This classroom-based program of up to 16 students is led by certified teachers and involves “theme weeks” and opportunities for play. Half- and full-day options are available.

Four campers smiling during water play


Students entering second through sixth grades choose weekly workshops, customizing their experience based on their interests. Half- and full-day options are available.

Summer Explorations Leaders in Training


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 31 years. She has worked at EMS since 1992 as a first- and second-grade classroom teacher and has been our director of Auxiliary Programs for the past 15 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.

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