K-11 Summer Program

Woodlynde School's four-week Summer Program is open to both current Woodlynde students and students from area public and private schools entering grades K-11. Students are divided into age-appropriate groups for both the morning academic program and afternoon day camp. All programs feature small group instruction from our highly trained and experienced teachers. 

Summer Camp 2018 dates: June 25 - July 20
 
Full Day Camp (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Math/Reading/Writing Only (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.) 

Lower School Programs (for students entering grades K-5) Monday-Friday

Mathematics & Problem-Solving Skills 
The Lower School Mathematics Summer Program makes math meaningful and fun by using a variety of multi-sensory activities, including Digi-Blocks, Fraction Factory, and graphic organizers.
 
Reading, Writing, Computer, and Study Skills
Using the Wilson Reading System® students learn processes to build and reinforce reading skills with emphasis on decoding, spelling, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. 


The Strategic Reader program focuses on comprehension and critical reading strategies as well as study skills.
 
Camp Warrior 
Our head counselors bring each summer's theme to life with a range of recreational activities including swimming, arts, crafts, drama, imaginative play, field trips, sports, and games. Each week of Adventure Day Camp will have a different focus.
 

Middle School Programs (for students entering grades 6-8) Monday-Friday

Mathematics & Problem-Solving Skills 
The Middle School Mathematics Program teaches a strategic and metacognitive approach to math planning and problem solving. Students use multi-sensory materials, including SMART Boards® , virtual manipulatives, fractions, and algebra components.
 
Reading & Writing Skills 
Using direct instruction for locating evidence, taking notes, making inferences and predictions, and similar standards-based comprehension skills, teachers guide students to read and respond to text. Students learn how to employ organizers and assistive technology to develop clear and cohesive expository paragraphs based on their guided reading.

Upper School Programs (for students entering grades 9-11) Monday-Friday

Mathematics & Problem-Solving Skills
The Upper School Mathematics Program teaches a strategic and metacognitive approach to math planning and problem solving. Students use multi-sensory materials, including SMART Boards®, virtual manipulatives, fractions, and algebra components.
 
Reading & Writing Skills 
Using direct instruction for locating evidence, taking notes, making inferences and predictions, and similar standards-based comprehension skills, teachers guide students to read and respond to text. Students learn how to employ organizers and assistive technology to develop clear and cohesive expository paragraphs based on their guided reading.



Afternoon Programs (Grades 6-11) Monday - Friday

Art: 
During the course of the summer, students will enjoy projects focusing on pottery, painting, mixed media sculptures, motion and rotoscoping, fabric dying and printmaking, and more! Click here for the full program details.  

Music: 
Rock Band is a summer activity that provides an opportunity for students to perform a variety of popular music styles. Genres will include, but are not limited to, rhythm & blues, rockabilly, doo-wop, folk-rock, punk, hip-hop, heavy metal, and alternative. The ensemble will consist of a rhythm section (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion), vocalists, and featured instrumentalists. Intermediate playing or singing ability required.
 
Creating and Recording Music is designed for students who are interested in creating and recording their own music with both traditional instruments and electronic mediums. Students will have the opportunity to fashion their musical ideas into a concrete and substantive form, as well as learn how to record and produce their music using Logic Pro X. Topics include MIDI editing, audio recording and editing, mixing techniques, and the power behind Logic’s software instruments. Recommended for students with music experience.
 
Technology:
Cinematography: Over the course of four weeks, students will plan, write, film, and edit a short film. Students should be prepared to write, act, and use editing software. All members of the group will be a part of all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Robots & Coding: Students will complete some simple computer coding and build several types of remote-controlled robots. This requires hands-on work with small pieces, as well as some basic typing skills.

NEW THIS SUMMER:

Continue to grow speech and strengthen language skills over the summer!  Evaluations and individual sessions for Speech and Language Therapy are offered to all students attending the Summer Program.  Therapy services require an additional fee.  For more information contact Abigail Osborne, M.S., CCC-SLP at osborne@woodlynde.org or 610-293-6524.

For more information...

Co-Directors:
Mrs. Kelly Price and Ms. Jessica Sicina
summerprogram@woodlynde.org
610.687.9660 

Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in Grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.