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 14 - June 18

For registration, pricing, and other details, click on program titles.
  • AM Session
  • Week 1 of 2

En plein air painting is simply French for "painting in the open air." This three dimensional experience will place you inside your composition, and bring the smells, sounds, taste and feel of a place within reach, resulting in paintings that reflect an intense observation and attention to detail.

  • AM Session

This course is about discovery and inventiveness, about making our words more powerful and our creativity more flexible. We will challenge ourselves to explore the variety of narrative voices that we each have by creating our own stories.

  • PM Session

In this one week workshop, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of python programming. At the end of the workshop, children will be able to implement algorithms to solve various programming problems.
 

June 21 - June 25

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  • AM Session
  • Week 2 of 2

En plein air painting is simply French for "painting in the open air." This three dimensional experience will place you inside your composition, and bring the smells, sounds, taste and feel of a place within reach, resulting in paintings that reflect an intense observation and attention to detail. This is the second week of a 2-week session. Please register using the link provided in the previous week's offerings.

  • AM Session

In this eye-opening adventure into the world of photography, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, just like the pros use. From blue skies and green trees to friendly smiles and sandaled feet, you’ll capture it all for your very own portfolio.

  • PM Session

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

  • PM Session

In this one week workshop your child will design, map out and build their own worlds, characters, and stories to build a cohesive video game.

June 28 - July 2

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  • All Day Session

This program will begin with an introduction to LEGO Spike Robotics and Scratch programming. By the end of the week, the children will compete to see which team can create the fastest and most reliable robots that can score the highest points.

  • 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.

  • AM Session

Do you love solving math problems? Enjoy a mental challenge? This week-long camp will provide an opportunity for students to explore and solve math problems by being exposed to various math competitions and contests.

  • AM Session

Come join us while we learn about everyday kitchen chemistry!  Combine common kitchen ingredients with seasonal produce as we prepare both savory and sweet dishes.

  • PM Session

In this half-day, hands-on session, participants will be divided into teams and will work together to follow the recipe of the day.

July 6 - July 9 (Closed July 5)

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

This program will begin with an introduction to LEGO Spike Robotics and Scratch programming. By the end of the week, the children will compete to see which team can create the fastest and most reliable robots that can score the highest points.

  • PM Session

Join us as we spend the afternoon in the RA Kitchen Lab whipping, chopping, mixing and kneading to make a variety of delicious foods! We'll be making a number of delicious recipes to add to your cookbook of favorite baked goods.

July 12 - July 16

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  • All Day Session

This program will begin with an introduction to LEGO Spike Robotics and Scratch programming. By the end of the week, the children will compete to see which team can create the fastest and most reliable robots that can score the highest points.

  • All Day Session

The Community Outreach/Service Learning Program will be an exciting week with several on-campus projects and off-campus community work.

  • AM Session

Students will learn hand-sewing techniques, as well as some of the history of the fashion world and trends, while they create their own, wearable clothes.

  • PM Session

Enhance communication and performance skills in a supportive, creative atmosphere while learning to perform astounding tricks this summer!

July 19 - July 23

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  • All Day Session
  • 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).

  • AM Session

This week-long camp focuses on the branch of math called statistics. We will learn to think like data detectives: by asking the right questions, collecting needed information, analyzing the data, and determining the answer.

  • PM Session

Together, as History Detectives, we will follow a string of clues, from primary sources uncovered in archives to the opinions of current-day experts, in an effort to finally crack open some of history’s enduring cold cases.

  • 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 26 - July 30

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  • AM Session

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