Explorer Programs

The Explorer Programs offer our oldest students (children entering Grades 5-8) 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 sports skills, engage in STEAM challenges, build rockets, be a junior economist, explore the joy of cooking, or make a difference in the lives of others through our community service volunteer efforts. Morning and afternoon programs are offered, 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 15 - June 19

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 Bucket Drums, Boomwhackers, and Bells, Oh My!
  • AM Session

In this week long, half-day percussion camp, participants will learn the basics of bucket drumming, including proper stick technique and how to read rhythmic, and melodic notation.

Fashion Design
  • AM Session

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

Mathing Out Loud
  • PM Session

We will explore puzzles, debates, reading math stories, and even writing our own! The only way to learn math is by doing and this week-long camp will surely get you up and “mathing” out loud!

June 22 - June 26

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Community Outreach/Service Learning
  • All Day Session

The Community Outreach/Service Learning Program will be an exciting week of off-campus field trips, in-house presentations and much more.

Makerspace Engineering
  • All Day Session

In this full-day program, students will be introduced to 3D modeling tools such as Tinkercad and Sketch-Up.

New York Red Bulls Soccer Program (Ages 9-14)
  • 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.

SSAT Prep
  • PM Session

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

June 29 - July 2 (Closed July 3)

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Knead To Bake?
  • AM Session

Come spend your afternoons in the Ridgefield Academy Kitchen Lab whipping, chopping, mixing, and kneading to make a variety of delicious foods!

Raspberry Pi
  • AM Session

During this half-day program, participants will be introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a small and easily programmed computer

Intro To Photography
  • PM Session

Participants will learn photography concepts and become familiar with DSLR cameras.

July 6 - July 10

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3D Modeling & Video Game Creation
  • All Day Session

During this full-day program, participants will learn the basics of creating video games with the Unity game engine.

Machines & Mechanisms
  • AM Session

Participants are challenged to design and build inventions that will solve real-life scenarios entirely on their own.

Chemistry In The Kitchen
  • 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.

Introduction To Coding
  • PM Session

Using drag-and-drop coding, participants will use pieces, instructions and iPads to build and code a handful of different robots.

Cupcake Wars
  • 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 13 - July 17

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GameBreaker Lacrosse
  • 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).

Discover The Music Of Disney
  • PM Session

In this new half-day program, participants will learn, act out and perform a selection of their all-time favorite Disney songs!

July 20 - July 24

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Math For A Change
  • AM Session

This week-long camp will focus on identifying current social and economic issues through the eyes of math.

Revolution Field Hockey Camp
  • AM Session

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

Global Adventures
  • PM Session

Each day we will explore a new exciting country and culture through hands-on projects and activities.

Science Is Magical!
  • PM Session

Is it science, or is it magic? This workshop will be all science, but often, it will seem like magic.