Explorer Programs

The Explorer Programs offer our oldest students (children entering Grades 4-8) the option to create their own schedule from a variety of interesting programs geared to challenge the mind and body. Morning and afternoon sessions offer great flexibility and exciting activities for children who want to hone their skills in a variety of areas - from sports to science to baking!  Sessions include morning and afternoon programs, as well as some full day programs.

Unless otherwise noted, RA's Explorer Programs will begin at 9am and conclude at 3:30pm. No Before/After Care will be provided.

June 20 - June 24

For registration, pricing, and other details, click on program titles.
  • AM Session

Get ready to explore local trails with Ridgefield Academy’s Upper School science teacher Mac Rand! This course offers the opportunity to explore a different trail each day and master the 10 essentials for hiking and camping.

  • AM Session

Learn the art of photography including framing subject matter, lighting, composition, shapes and simple filters.

  • AM Session

Guided by local baker and business owner, Nora (of Nora's Ovenworks), participants will learn how to create recipes, understand the history behind their tasty creations, and master what it takes to bake sweet and savory dishes from around the world!

  • PM Session

Master the sewing machine this summer! Fun creative projects are planned such as mask making, backpacks, chenille pillows and much more.

June 27 - July 1

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  • All Day Session

A player's relationship with the ball is the foundation for creating a skillful player. A Red Bulls Skills Camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of skill. Please note, the NY Red Bulls Soccer Program will conclude at 3pm.

  • PM Session

Get a jump start on SSAT prep with a course that will cover both test-taking strategies and essential content.

July 5 - July 8 (Closed July 4)

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  • AM Session

Join local artist and educator Dana Wolfson in a Summer Multimedia Art Workshop. This is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in making a variety of types of artwork and expressing their creativity!

July 11 - July 15

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  • All Day Session

This summer program focuses on learning to design and build more complex autonomous robots. There will be an introduction and explanation of the WRO challenge, and participants will be focused on building robots for a mock competition within their group.

  • AM Session

Join local artist and educator Dana Wolfson in a Summer Multimedia Art Workshop. This is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in making a variety of types of artwork and expressing their creativity!

  • AM Session

Campers will learn a different geometry concept each day and complete an art project for each. This class will be very hands-on and we will practice the new vocabulary/concepts throughout the creation of the art project.

July 18 - July 22

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  • All Day Session

Whether you are a top high school player, compete on a travel club team, or just picking up a stick for the first time, GameBreaker has a program for you. Please Note: GameBreaker Lacrosse runs Mon - Thur only (No Friday Camp).

  • AM Session

Whether you are a top high school player, compete on a travel club team, or just picking up a stick for the first time, GameBreaker has a program for you. Please Note: GameBreaker Lacrosse runs Mon - Thur only (No Friday Camp).

  • PM Session

Participants will learn fundamental STEM concepts of aviation and valuable skills such as following step-by-step instructions, measuring, and working with blueprints to build and fly their own airplanes.

July 25 - July 29

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  • All Day Session

This summer program focuses on learning to design and build more complex autonomous robots. There will be an introduction and explanation of the WRO challenge, and participants will be focused on building robots for a mock competition within their group.

  • AM Session

Look no further for skill development, teamwork, leadership and games. Please Note: Revolution Field Hockey runs Mon - Thur only (No Friday Camp).