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Summer Programs

Programming for ages 3-Grade 12

Have Fun This Summer! Summers at Harley are jam-packed with fun during the Harley Day Camp for ages 4-12, Summer Nursery Program for 3-year-olds, and Summer Academy for all ages, including sessions in academics, art, dance and sports. All programs are open to the public.

Summer Nursery Program for 3-Year-Olds

An extension of Harley’s school-year Nursery program, the Summer Nursery session is specifically designed for three-year-olds. The program is designed to foster exploration in nature and is primarily spent outdoors. Our experienced faculty guide children through a program that cultivates curiosity and builds confidence, creating a positive foundation for learning. Your child must turn 4 by December 1, but does not need to be enrolled at Harley to attend the Summer Nursery program.

Contact Summer Nursery Director, Terry Smith, at 585-442-1770 for more information.

Harley Summer Day Camp

The Harley Summer Day Camp is a small neighborhood day camp for kids ages 4-12, with a low counselor-to-camper ratio. Our veteran staff is friendly and caring. Campers enjoy an active, entertaining—and FUN—summer experience, where they make friends, learn new skills, and take home some lifelong memories.

Located at The Harley School in Brighton, we have outstanding air-conditioned facilities, an indoor pool, onsite medical staff, and lunch and snacks are included. Early drop off and extended day are available, as are tennis lessons through Empire Tennis Academy at Harley.

Contact Day Camp Director, Sarah Murphy, at 585-442-1770 for more information.

Summer Academy at Harley

Summer Academy offers weekly programs and camps for all ages in academics, art, music, dance, language, robotics, sports, STEM, and Driver’s Education. Classes include glass flame beadwork, fencing, Lego Mindstorms, movie making, entrepreneurship, 3D printing, creative writing and cooking. Check out the brochure for the full listing and class descriptions.

Contact Summer Academy Director, Amanda Edelhart, at 585-442-1770 for more information.

New this Year!Harley Eco Camp, Supported by the Hess Family

This year we are excited to debut our new Eco Camp, a fun, environmentally-focused day camp. Campers will take advantage of our nature center, natural playground and outdoor classrooms, Micro-farm, Allens Creek, greenhouse, and teaching kitchen. We will incorporate art, science, nature, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, drama, storytelling, music and movement during our adventure-filled days.

Mixing citizen science, research, hands-on projects, hikes, offsite experiences, and the creation of presentations to share, campers will learn in a fun, varied way.

The three-week program begins each day with a morning meeting, then breaks into groups according to age. We will explore a common theme each day, reconvening at lunch (brought from home) and the end of the day to create a student-driven “idea share” discussing what was discovered. This model fosters inquiry and reinforces our collective, integrated learning community. (Change of clothes recommended, sneakers, water shoes.)

Dates: August 10-28, 2020

In Their Own Words

Harley offers great options for kids ages 4-Grade 11 during the summer. Our children attend every year while we’re in town visiting family and they love it!”

— Karin Deutsch Karlekar '89

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The Harley School

1981 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 442-1770

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