Forsyth Summer Discovery Blog

Sports >> Arts >> Adventure all summer long! Forsyth Summer Discovery is the place to be this summer. Visit the blog to see what's happening at Forsyth Summer Discovery. From sports camps, to the slip & slide, to cycling in Forest Park, to the arts, to the Pre-Primary campers, and more, we're having a blast!  

Summer Discovery 2015 runs from June 8-August 7.  Register online or contact Summer@ForsythOnline.com with questions.  

THANK YOU!

Last day of camp. Here we are. It's been a fantastic summer. So many wonderful campers joined us this summer and we all had a blast. Thank you for being a part of Forsyth Summer Discovery 2015.

We had as much fun as the kids! Thank you to these Forsyth colleagues who led camps: Deborah White, Beckii Pittman, Regina Stone, Justin Harris, Joe Kaminski, Donna Militello, John McGinley, Gerri Meesey, Meredith Harris, Leah Hooper, Liz Alessi, Julia Wilkins, Ryan Howard, Claire Winkeler, Sheree Sodipo, Amy Hudson, Christine Torlina, Gary Schimmelpfenig, Rick Downs, Susan Zareh, Kathy Becker, Anne Reinholdt, and Beth Maglasang. Thanks as well to Kennedy High School Chemistry & Physics teacher Jim McQuaide, whose rocketry and chemistry camps are big hits. Forsyth alums Amanda Zeigler and Josh Gollub led Little Medical School. Both are headed into medical careers.  We had 10 Forsyth alumni working this summer, including Tess Hannum, FS '09, who ran the School office this summer. Thank you to all of our great counselors. They played hard, were great with kids, and went above and beyond in so many ways. For 8 years, camp directors Barb Alexander and Adam Meesey have led Summer Discovery and it gets better every year.

What's not to love about the bunch below? This team closed out the last session of camp.
Hope to see you again next summer!
Posted by Summer on Monday August 10, 2015 at 02:11PM
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Grand Finale

Friday, Aug 7, was the last day of Summer Discovery 2015. And what a day!  First we took camp photos. Then, every camper at Summer Discovery made a tie-dye T-shirt thanks to the Home Ec camp. We had Fun Lunch Friday–chicken & pizza.  Then snow cones. Then, on the most glorious St. Louis summer day–warm but low humidity–what could be better than the slip & slide. All ages slipping & sliding together. To close out the camp season, a special surprise. First Coach Harris took the mic, put some music on, and campers were up on their feet dancing. We settled down and our fabulous couselors Andrew Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Ben Culver and Will Dohr wowed campers with another terrific performance. A few hoorays for our performers, for Summer Discovery and for camp directors Mr. Meesey and Mrs. Alexander capped off the grand finale to a great Summer Discovery 2015.

 

ONE LAST SLIP & SLIDE OF THE SUMMER

A GRAND FINALE CELEBRATION

The Fab Four!

Coach Harris with Mr. Meesey & Mrs. Alexander

Posted by Summer on Monday August 10, 2015
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A Perfect Party

 

Home Ec camp was a new offering this summer, and they helped us finish the summer with a bang. These girls and boys hosted a perfect party: they made and distributed invitations (RSVP required), chopped vegetables and made salsas and sweet treats, ironed napkins and tablecloths, made bookmarks as party favors, made placecards, set a beautiful table (their handmade stuffed animals were a charming centerpiece), and then served their guests, the Science Magic campers. Both hosts and guests learned so much about etiquette and consideration for others. The Home Ec campers told their guests all about what they did to prepare for the party, and when the party was over the Science Magic camp returned with a thoughtful thank you note.  

Home Ec campers explain how they prepared for the party.

Finding places was easy with placecards.

Posted by Summer on Sunday August 9, 2015
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Summer Moments

Summer here runs at a summer pace.  That means some unscheduled time to figure out what you want to do: the slip & slide, play on the playground, climb in the Adventure Center, play cards before the camp day begins, just sit and talk to camp counselors, teachers and friends at the picnic table, time to sit and read a book (yes, true!), time to pick tomatoes in the vegetable garden and eat them!  

What's unique about Forsyth School is that the backyards of our six houses form the playgrounds. So, it's an old-fashioned summer experience–hanging out in the backyard with friends. And much like the school year, multiple activities unfold: adults and kids eating lunch at the picnic tables (yes, we do that during the school year) while a group of kids or several groups play soccer, play on the playground or on the sport court. It feels like an urban park. All that's missing are dogs chasing frisbees.

The slip & slide, sprinkers and hoses are part of the backyard experience. Kids absolutely LOVE this!

That's Coach Harris, protein shake in hand, telling the kids all about the benefits of protein in building strong bodies.  The kids are hanging out waiting for popsicles.

Popsicles are a M-W-F treat, but sometimes campers get snow cones (below).

It's lunch time: soccer on Falcon Field, lunch under the sail awnings, kids on the playground equipment (below), and kids on the sport court. That's Forsyth, and it's what we love–children and adults alike.

Posted by Summer on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 05:01PM
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Summer Discovery Talent Show

We've got a lot of talent at Forsyth Summer Discovery: singers, jugglers, gymnasts, dancers, pianists, you name it.  So, this week we had a talent show. After the individual acts, our talented campers put on a grand finale with the whole cast. That's Ms. White front and center; with the help of her camp counselors, she orchestrated this fun production which had 2 showings.

Posted by Summer on Friday July 31, 2015 at 04:36PM
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Fancy Footwork

Summer soccer drills are designed to improve accuracy: hitting the moving target with the soccer ball. Campers had a blast pelting teachers and counselors as they moved through the gym.

Impressive staff gymnastics.

Needless to say, this drill got the adrenaline going.

The counselors had a new twist. Campers loved it.

Posted by Summer on Friday July 31, 2015 at 04:25PM
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Our Lips Were BLUE!

To cap off another great week of Summer Discovery, we chilled out with snow cones from the Kona Ice truck, a welcome antidote to the heat.

Who likes snow cones?

You guessed it. Flag Football campers.

Posted by Summer on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 08:38AM
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High Tech & Low Tech 3D Creations

3D Printing camp allows campers to design objects on their computer, and the 3D printer renders their design concept in plastic. Math skills, technology and design are all at play here.

At Lego Adventures camp pre-primary campers are busy creating individually and in teams.

Lego Challenge camp for older campers (Senior-K - Grade 3) below.

 

Posted by Summer on Friday July 24, 2015 at 01:03PM
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Summer Discovery Welcomes Rams Mascot

Rampage, the St. Louis Rams mascot, paid a visit to Forsyth Summer Discovery today! It was high fives with Forsyth campers, then some passing drills with Flag Football camp. GO RAMS!

Posted by Summer on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 03:11PM
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Flag Football

It's great day for flag football on Falcon Field. Resort weather in St. Louis doesn't come often!
Posted by Summer on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 10:21AM
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