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.

RA's Explorer Programs begin at 9am and conclude at 3:30pm. No Before/After Care will be provided. Please note, the NY Red Bulls Soccer Program will conclude at 3pm.

June 18 - June 22

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June 25 - June 29

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Introduction to HTML/CSS
  • AM Session

This half-day, weeklong offering will introduce students to web design through the basic elements of a webpage.

Movie Making
  • PM Session

This half-day, weeklong offering, will take students through various roles involved in creating a movie, while acting out several short screenplays.

New York Red Bulls Soccer Program
  • 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.

July 9 - July 13

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Introduction to C/C++ (Cont'd)
  • AM Session
  • Week 2 of 2

During this half-day, two-week program, students will learn the fundamental principles of coding with C/C++.

Lone Wolf Lacrosse Clinic
  • AM Session

Lonewolf Lacrosse will be returning to Ridgefield Academy for a co-ed lacrosse clinic this summer.  Ridgefield Academy boasts tremendous facilities, which include great fields (grass & turf) and a beautiful view. 

Building Simple Machines
  • PM Session

During this half-day, weeklong program, students will explore simple machines (lever, screw, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheels and axles).

Summer Outreach and Leadership Program
  • All Day Session

Students registered for the Summer Outreach and Leadership Program will learn about the positive impact they can have on their community.

July 2 - July 6 (Closed July 4)

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The Joy of Cooking
  • PM Session

Is the kitchen your favorite place to be?  Come spend your afternoons in the Ridgefield Academy Kitchen Lab whipping, chopping, mixing and kneading to make a variety of delicious foods.

July 23 - July 27

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Junior Economists
  • AM Session

When we think about the economy, we think about money being made and money being spent.

Let's Jam! It's Music Time!
  • PM Session

Summer time fun! If you’ve ever wanted to learn the violin/fiddle or increase your musical ability now is your chance!

Robotics Game Week - Designing for a Challenge
  • All Day Session

Robotics Game Week will center around a robotics competition that requires students to collaborate and think innovatively in order to complete all aspects of the design challenge.