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.  

Baby, It's HOT Outside!

The sport of kings has the benefit of play in the cool library.
Usually bike riders "warm up," but today it was ride through the sprinker for a cooling soak before cycling in Forest Park.
Pre-Primary campers got the slip & slide first today.

IS IT HOT ENOUGH TO FRY AN EGG?

95 degrees with a heat index of 106 degrees. Good day for frying eggs.

We tried two egg cooking tests on aluminum foil atop a hot bronze plaque. 

Next test: cooking the egg directly on the black top parking lot.

After 30 minutes, none of the eggs were cooked. It should be noted that there was no plan to eat our eggs had they cooked.

Posted by Summer on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 04:13PM
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Volleyball

Volleyball drills and Fun Lunch Friday: The Meltdown came with delicious grilled cheese for all!
Posted by Summer on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 09:16AM
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Art for All Ages

Pre-Primary Masterpiece Marathon
Making papier-mache animals in 3-D Art Exploration
Making movies in iMovie camp.
Posted by Summer on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 04:15PM
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Summer Adventures

The Forsyth Adventure Center offers a high ropes course and climbing wall to Summer Discovery.  The high beam is reserved for Forsyth School sixth graders–a capstone experience before graduating from Forsyth. Although the facility itself is unique, what you don't see is the challenge curriculum that goes with the equipment. During the school year, Kindergarten-Grade 6 have Challenge Days in the Adventure Center with activities that promote teamwork and stretching beyond one's comfort zone. Summer Discovery offers campers this opportunity.

Safety first. All climbers harness up and don safety helmets before climbing. Climbers are attached to belays that are strong enough to hold an automobile. The belays serve as a "safety net" if a camper loses his/her foothold.  

Second: the climber sets his/her goal. Maybe, it's just climbing up to the Falcon's Roost. Or trying to make it around the ropes course for the first time. It's up to the climber.

Above: This camper will be in kindergarten in the fall.  He is traversing the high ropes course with Camp Director Mrs. Alexander shadowing him. Mrs. A was his teacher in Junior-K last year.  On the right, he descends the Falcon's Roost, under the guidance of Coach Harris & Mrs. A, after his adventure on the high ropes course.

Above: When climbers look for new challenges, especially after they've done the ropes course multiple times, some adventurers try the course blindfolded. With the safety gear, this is still a safe activity.

The climbing wall is busy all summer.  A climb to the very top offers the opportunity for a quick descent on the belay ropes. Lots of fun.

Posted by Summer on Sunday June 28, 2015 at 02:44PM
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Way to Go, Team!

Our Team Building & Adventure Camp played a great game today!  They had to spell out words or make shapes using only their bodies.  Coach Harris decided to spell one more word.  Can you tell what it says?  FORSYTH
Posted by Summer on Wednesday June 24, 2015
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Under the Sea!

 

Our Pre-Primary Camp is exploring life under the sea!  They also make seashell art and went fishing.

Posted by Summer on Wednesday June 24, 2015
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On Top of the World

Coach Harris is joined by three of our campers, as they climbed to the top of the Falcon's Roost.  Our Team Building & Adventure camp is soaring to new heights and having a blast!
Posted by Summer on Tuesday June 23, 2015
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What to Do when It Rains Incessantly

It's been raining all week! From a second-story window (and completely dry!), this looks like a terrific way to put the rain to good use. No thunder or lightning, no sprinkler needed. It's a great day to slip & slide! 

Posted by Summer on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:42AM
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Campers vs. Counselors

HOOP DREAMS >> Grand finale to basketball camp: campers vs. counselors.  Campers won. Good sports shake hands after the game. 
Posted by Summer on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 01:58PM
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Sleepover Camp: 06.11.15

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

First dinner from The Meltdown, a grilled cheese food truck, with watermelon for dessert. Then, kids doing what kids do in the backyard: PLAY! There was a huge pick-up soccer game on Falcon Field at dusk, some gardening over in the Fillmore garden (radish picking), play on the sport court, girls doing their nails, you name it! Then, Mrs. Pittman & Mrs. Stone arrived with a bag of glow-in-the-dark magic: glow sticks, balls, and more. A more organized game happened on Falcon Field with all the campers and counselors as it got dark, then glow-in-the-dark bowling on the sport court, and into PJs and sleeping bags in the gym to watch "Horton Hears a Who" and doze off.  Cereal for breakfast and the option of the slip & slide for an early morning "shower". Hooray Summer Discovery!

 

Posted by Summer on Friday June 12, 2015 at 04:10PM
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