The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums.
2017 Program Options
Full Day 9am-3:30pm
Half Day 9am-1pm
Morning extended day: 8-9am
Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm
2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program
Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments
Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments
Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers
Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers
Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering
Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering
Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth
Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth
Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths
Our Typical Weekly Schedule:
Monday: Welcome to the program!
Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program.
Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play.
Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time.
Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am.
Our Typical Daily Schedule:
8-9 Extended Day Morning
9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know)
10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities)
AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside
12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity
2-3 Second Investigation Adventure
3-3:15 Second Think Time
3:15-4 Free Play Outside
3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon