Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections

Each summer begins with great potential. We encourage you to use that energy to inspire your child. The joy of igniting a flame that they may not even know existed can be satisfying and powerful for both you and your child. After hearing your feedback and thinking creatively, we are proud to present a program with specialized improvements that will make everyone’s experience a memorable one.
This year, our youngest campers will explore flowers, magnets, sea life, and more. For your Adventurers, students will be encouraged to explore life as a stage, whether they are learning about theater, technology, film, or the world of sports. In the Discoveries and Adventures programs, learning comes alive.
The Enrichment Program has grown by leaps and bounds. We have added over 50 new classes, including Stained Glass, Game Mechanics, Dwight Mic, and Greek Mythology Webquest. While the students who missed a chance last summer to take Programming for iStuff, Juggling, Science Medley, and others, can look forward to taking those classes. Upper School students can still try their hand in rebuilding an actual engine or they can train their brains to manage stress. Learning can be an addiction, especially when you build your own schedule.
For our scholars, nothing says responsible more than taking control of one’s own education. At both the introductory and advancement levels, students are motivated to create their own path to graduation. This year, that can include Financial Learning.
The mission of the Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections program is to engage learners in the joy of discovery through a variety of experiences. These include:

*Enrichment in academics & explorations in the arts
*Adventures in sports & healthy living
*Leadership development & connections to the global world
*Innovative approaches to teaching and learning
*Integrated technology in classroom instruction

One focus is the wide variety of classes offered at different levels to meet the needs of students, from the youngest of campers to our older student scholars. We offer a rich breadth of courses whether you are looking for an introduction, a chance to hone skills, or a brand new discipline. Alternative learning is also emphasized by using technology or different settings such as the Nature Sanctuary or a different country. Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections strives to offer a flexible environment that allows students to “design their discovery” based on individual needs and desires.
We invite you to join us this Summer 2015. Explore new connections with teachers and students, concepts and subjects, within the community, to technology, to the global world, to the knowledge acquired during the academic year, but mostly, to your individual passions. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have at summerprograms@d-e.org or (201) 227-3144. You are also welcome to drop by the office in Leggett Room 001 to discuss the options available to you. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Discover Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections! D-E Summer Connections engages students of all ages with Discoveries and Adventures Day Camp for children in pre-K (age 3) through fourth grade; exciting enrichment courses for students in fifth through 12th grades, including “Cheftastic,” graphic design, “iPod Shuffle,” photography, poetry, fashion design, robotics, 3D printing, sports camps, and yoga; scholars courses in English, math, and science for Carnegie School credit; Summer Stage and String Society; and D-E International, with trips to Iceland, Mexico, and Spain. Learn more at d-e.org/summer.

Meet the Camp Director

Shakeh Tashjian, a member of the D-E Middle School faculty from 1999-2008, and the Upper School faculty from 2008 to present, was named director of summer and external programs in 2008. Shakeh has been recognized by her colleagues and students as a creative and committed teacher. Her educational background includes an M.Ed. in secondary education, and an M.A. in educational leadership and administration, both from The George Washington University.