Summer Experience 2020

Week 1: June 22-26

Week 2: July 6 - 10

Week 3: July 13-17

  • The DCEF Virtual Summer Experience

    "Experience" unique virtual enrichment programs for DASD students who have completed grades 1-5 by June 2020. 


    Grades 1&2: programs are 1.5 hours long. Class size limited to 12 with a certified teacher.  Programs delivered via Zoom to your personal laptop, desktop or iPad. 

    MATH MAGIC: (grades 1&2) Students will apply concepts that support and extend their current grade level standards and content. From number bonds, to deductive reasoning, children will solve problems, apply skills and engage in activities that will enrich their mind and cultivate curiosity. 

    ANIMAL ADVENTURES: (grades 1&2) Focus on ELA skills - reading, comprehension, research, presentation and writing while learning about animals, insects and habitats.

    • week 1 (June 22-26): Farm Animals
    • week 2 (July 6-10): It's a Bug's Life (Insects)
    • week 3 (July 13-17): Animal Habitats Around the World


    Grades 3-5: programs are 3 hours long. Class size limited to 15 with a certified teacher.  Programs delivered via Zoom to your personal laptop, desktop or iPad. 

    BRAIN CHASE: (grades 3-5) Virtual treasure hunt, whodunnit and puzzles with skill building activities in science, math, and reading. Each day will start with 60 minutes of whole group and team time to deciper and find clues for the day.  The next 60 minutes will be independent electives/assignments in Science, Engineering, Math or Art.  Teacher will be available for help the entire independent work time.  The final 60 minutes will be review of skills learned in the electives and getting closer to the figuring out the solution to the puzzle with the whole group.

    week 1 (June 22-26):  Escape from the Smithsonian - Dinosaurs, gemstones, and whales… oh my! This race through one of America’s most treasured museums will put your scientific knowledge to the test. Will you escape and catch the bad guys?

    week 2 (July 6-10)The Sword of Agamemnon - An ancient rivalry between famed adventurer Tate Grayson and fellow explorer Heinrich Shliemann leads to the disappearance of a priceless artifact. It’s time to put the past to rest – but to do so, you’ll need to brush up on the Olympics, Greek mythology, and many more Greek contributions to the world.

    week 3 (July 13-17):  Escape from Mt. Everest - Was George Mallory really the first to summit Mt. Everest? To find out, we’ll need to recover his missing camera – and live to tell the tale! Learn more about the earth’s tallest mountain, the basics of orienteering, and some of history’s bravest adventurers.

    CODING: (grades 3-5)  Learn to program with Scratch. Make your own stories, games and animations.

    EVERYONE CAN CREATE: (grades 3-5)  Students will learn to create music, photos, and video with the Apple iPad suite of tools. It is the perfect creative outlet for all students!  (Students must have an iPad for this class and the following free apps Camera, Pictures, Clips, Garage Band and Pages)


    Click below to register for the week of your choice:

    Register for week 1 - June 22-26

    Register for week 2 - July 6-10

    Register for week 3 - July 13-17

    Grades 1&2 program fees (90 minutes):  $70/class            $35/class for students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch
    Grades 3-5 program fees (3 hours):  $140/class           $70/class for students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch
    10% Sibling Discount (applied at checkout - register siblings together)


    The Downingtown Community Education Foundation ensures that no child will be turned away for inability to pay.  Additional scholarships available.  Please contact 


    Please consider increasing your registration payment for this session as a tax deductible donation to support our scholarship efforts.  Just $10 or $20 can make a difference.    Donate now to help a child participate!


    A minimum enrollment of 7 is required for a class to run. Full refunds are issued for programs cancelled by DCEF.  Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the start of the session minus $10 administrative fee.  Credit toward another program session will be given for withdrawals less than one week prior or after the start of the program session - no refunds.