Weeks of Discovery

Throughout the week, children enjoy innovative activities based on their personal interests in areas such as free play, cooking, sports, science, creative movement, water play, and board games. Under the close supervision of experienced counselors, children also go on a special outing and adventure during Session I. A talent show is held at the end of Session II, when parents and families and friends are invited to come and watch their budding stars. Although each child is part of a smaller peer group of similar ages, he or she is also a member of a larger group. This gives each child a unique kind of social and learning experience.

Children have fun, exciting days, but there is always time for relaxation, reflection, and individual pursuits. A typical day begins with music/dance, followed by a brief meeting. Twice a day children choose one or more activities in which to participate, including sports and games, arts and crafts, cooking projects, science projects, and playing outdoors. Mid-morning we break for stories. A leisurely lunch is followed by a second set of activities. The day ends with a snack and movie video, as well as a closing meeting at which children share highlights of their day with the group.



Clare Svedlow is excited to return as co-director for Weeks of Discovery! Most of Clare's work is behind the scenes making sure everyone is having fun and camp is running smoothly. She is a graduate of Springfield College, received her Masters of Education in School Building Leadership and has been teaching physical education at Ethical since 2007. Clare loves being with the students as they explore the world outside the classroom!


Ethical Culture and Fieldston teachers and assistant teachers, as well at ECFS high school students, make up our knowledgeable, caring staff. Each program maintains a low child-staff ratio so that every child’s experience is full, varied, and comfortable. A nurse is on site, ready to bandage a cut knee or dispense medication.


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Ethical Culture campus
33 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023


Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm


Contact: ecfsprograms@ecfs.org

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