Summer @ Seneca Street

Summer at Seneca Street

Once the school year ends our fun and educational summer program begins!  During July and August, when school is out,  we offer  six weeks of programming. Four of those six weeks typically consist of several enriching activities that might include crafts, guest speakers, cooking, etc. all revolving around the theme of the week.

On the Thursday of each week, children are taken on a field trip that is tied to the theme of the week. The other two weeks during the summer consist of our annual Reading Camp. During the Reading Camp students rotate though various academic stations including a reading and writing stations, taught by certified teachers. Students also do other activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, science, etc. After completing the two week long Reading Camp, the students earn a backpack filled with the following year’s school supplies. All of our programming offered at Seneca Street CDC is FREE of charge.”

Here at Seneca Street we are looking forward to the summer. Our six weeks of summer programming is coming us fast. Our first week will be a space camp, where we will talk about the different aspects of our solar system and how we have been able to visit places like the moon. We will have at least one guest speaker and our field trip will be to the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Our next camp is our 20th annual Reading Camp. This is a two-week camp where the participants rotate through stations like reading, writing, science, sewing and cooking. At the end of the two weeks participants have an ice cream social, a graduation and receive a backpack of supplies for the coming school year.

After Reading camp we will be doing a week-long program about using your imagination. We will be looking at all the different things that go into making a movie or a cartoon, ending in a field trip to see a movie at a local theater.

Our final two-week camp is our Drama Camp. Last year we only did one week of Drama Camp. We realized that it would be easier for our children to have more time to rehearse before the final performance. The extra time also helps the staff, by giving them more time to work with the children on the props and costumes. We will finish up the summer with a performance by the Drama Camp participants.

Space Camp
July 9th-12th

Reading Camp
July 16th-19th
July 23rd-26th

Imagination Camp
July 27th-August 2nd

Drama Camp
August 6th-9th
August 13th-16th