The Discovery Program provides a fun and exciting exploration of the arts for students who have just completed kindergarten or grade 1. Surrounded by Usdan’s woodland campus, and using the Discovery Center as a base, children have experiences in Music, Art, Nature & Sustainability, Dance, Theater, and Recreational Arts, led by experienced educators and professional artists. Two college-age counselors help guide each small group throughout their adventurous day, fostering a safe, nurturing, and positive atmosphere while also creating a variety of engaging activities that are tailored to students’ interests.
After completing their grade 1 summer at camp, children from the Discovery Program head into Usdan’s Partners in the Arts Division feeling confident and excited, because they have spent the previous summer getting a taste of its many opportunities.
“As his first ‘real’ camp experience, Discovery was a great blend of activities and allowed for two counselors that were consistent throughout his session.”
“It was a great sampler.”
“My son is a highly social, creative, and active child. I was unable to realize how much until his first week at Usdan, when his zeal and zest for life and relationships were reignited and he became his best social self again. I am so thankful for this.”