Summer

Program for Grades K-7

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our program will have limited options and only be available for children entering grades K-5 this summer.  We hope to be able to offer our regular Pre-K to Grade 8 Program in the summer of 2022.

For more information, please call (718) 551-3108 or email us at  summer@kewforest.org.

Academic Program

Our Academic Morning is designed to provide children with both practice and enrichment in core academic subjects.  The goal is to foster a love of learning while helping students build important grade-level skills.  Students are taught in small groups based on ability; instructors perform assessments on or around a child's first day.
Our academic morning includes:

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  • Mindful Math

    These sessions focus mainly on helping children understand mathematical concepts, work with numbers and operations, and develop reasoning and mental math skills.  Emphasis is placed on teaching children how to apply their learned skills towards problem solving situations. Lessons can be modified to address various learning styles.
  • Reading Rainbow

    These fun-filled reading sessions reinforce a variety of important skills, ranging from decoding words and building vocabulary to identifying the key elements in a story and understanding the difference between a main idea and supporting details in a written work.  Instructors tailor developmentally appropriate learning strategies to each camper’s level of ability.  Children are immersed in literature which will naturally increase their enthusiasm for reading.
  • Writer's Workshop

    These sessions focus on five key aspects of the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, writing a first draft, editing, and publishing.  Children engage in both expository and creative writing assignments.  Younger campers dictate their thoughts and ideas to the instructor to discover how spoken words can be seen on paper; older ones build on existing skills to improve their writing mechanics and ability to express thoughts and ideas on paper.

Recreational Program

Our Afternoon of Recreation includes lunch and features a variety of physical, creative, and challenging summer-fun activities.

Most activities take place in our indoor gymnasium, outdoor play areas, air-conditioned labs and classrooms.  Click below for details on each activity.

Our recreational programs include:

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  • Computers

    In our Tech Center, children maximize their computer skills by playing educational and interactive games, learning how to do research on the Internet, and experimenting with various multimedia software.

    COVID-19 Special Note: Shared equipment will be sanitized both before and after each use.
  • Drama

    In this class, campers will learn basic acting and choral techniques while performing scenes and songs from various plays and musicals.  
  • Arts & Crafts

    Exciting opportunities for creative expression await children in our fully-equipped Art Studio.  With the help of an experienced instructor, children explore a variety of art materials and create mini-portfolios to take home.

    COVID-19 Special Note: Children will use individual art supplies as much as possible and any shared materials will be sanitized both before and after use.
  • Hands-on Science

    In this program, campers explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities and experments.  Some topics include: learning about planting, observing things though a microscope, and making slime/goo!
  • Dance

    Get ready to move to the music!  Children will learn the latest dances and explore the world of choreography through various genres of music such as rock, pop and hip-hop.  They will show off their hard work at our annual Summer Showcase!
  • Sports

    Your child will love being energetic in our fast-paced, fun and exciting Sports class!  In our gymnasium and outdoor play yard, they will participate in a variety of physical activities such as soccer, tennis, kickball, relay races, volleyball, and Capture the Flag!
  • Martial Arts

    Students will learn and perfect their karate skills in addition to working on their self-confidence, self-discipline, and focus under the guidance of a professional instructor.  All skill levels are covered.
  • *Water Play

    We hope to give our campers the opportunity to escape the summer heat and cool down with fun, age appropriate water activities on our on-campus grassy area.

    * COVID-19 Special Note: This activity may be subject to change/be omitted dependent on safety restrictions at the start of camp.
Address:
Summer At Kew-Forest!
119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Phone:
(718) 268-4667 ext.108

Fax:
(718) 268-3921

Email:

The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4667
The oldest independent school in the borough of Queens, The Kew-Forest School is an independent co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade 12.