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Unique Interests = Customizable Schedules!

Recognizing that each Hampton Country Day Camp camper has unique interests, children are provided with activity choices, helping to make every day as interesting, stimulating and exciting as possible. Campers 5 years old and up select from a wide variety of athletic, team-building, creative and performing arts electives which allows them to customize their daily schedule and summer experience:

  • 5 Year Olds – 30 minute “Mini-Club” daily
  • 6-7 Year Olds – 1 hour Club Elective daily
  • 8-11 Year Olds – 1-2 hours of Club Electives daily

Club Elective Choices

  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Studio Art
  • Scrapbooking
  • Yoga
  • Cooking
  • Jewelry
  • Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
  • Set & Costume Design
  • Magic
  • Chess
  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Wonderworks (Fun Science)
  • Cheerleading
  • Sign Language
  • “Showtime” Theatre
  • Ceramics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Fitness
  • Newspaper
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar

‘EXCEL’ Tutoring Program

Hampton Country Day Camp is excited to announce that due to the great success we’ve had in previous summers, we have expanded our tutoring team! We have partnered with five experienced, highly-respected New York City tutors for the upcoming summer and camp parents can now sign-up for private, individualized, supplemental education services for their children AT CAMP! As we continually look to improve our camp program, we recognize the importance of “continued education” and look forward to providing our camp families with the option to connect with a tutor for any preparation needed over the summer. Each of the tutors below are well-versed in a wide array of disciplines and offer specially designed test preparation. In everything we do at Hampton Country Day Camp, building self-esteem and self-confidence is at the forefront of our mission – each of the tutors share our philosophy on child development and are eager to help develop skills for success. If you are interested in learning more about our tutors or have questions about our ‘EXCEL’ tutoring program, please call us and we’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please note there is an additional charge for this service.

 

FRIEDA BLOOM
Frieda’s philosophical approach is to teach students to learn to read so that they will have the ability to read to learn. She utilizes an organized and detail-oriented approach and creates individualized and original learning materials for students. Frieda’s work empowers students to “try” by using positive reinforcement by instilling confidence and a love of reading in her students in the early grades.

As a former NYC K-6 teacher, Frieda understands the necessity of getting a solid reading foundation as early as possible. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are a perfect time to implement a comprehensive literacy model – one that blends phonics, fluency, and comprehension through engaging materials and activities. Frieda has successfully utilized this approach with my students who attend or have attended various independent schools, such as Horace Mann, Dalton, Fieldston, Riverdale, Grace Church, Stephen Gaynor School, Abraham Joshua Heschel, etc.

Frieda has worked in collaboration with a literacy consultant for nine years and a school psychologist for eight years. Her work with these two literacy professionals involved establishing and implementing both intervention and enrichment programs. Through this collaborative effort, Frieda has become familiar with various reading benchmark assessments, test preparation and the interpretation of results which enable her to customize instruction with creative and inventive materials. Frieda has been very successful in assisting children to reach their academic potential.

 

ROBIN KESOLNSKY-JAHODA

Robin Keslonsky-Jahoda comes from a family of educators. Teaching is in her blood and so becoming a classroom teacher has been a natural progression in the development of her professional career.

Robin graduated from college with a degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology. After working as a teacher of speech and language improvement in several New York City schools and subsequently receiving her Master’s Degree in English and Writing, Robin worked as an educator in Japan. It was during this international experience that Robin realized her true passion for educating children.

Robin has tutored children in elementary through middle school in all academic subject areas for over 15 years, in New York City as well as in the Hamptons, focusing on math and reading skills. Robin strives to help students develop strong organizational and independent study skills. She provides academic support for all test preparation, remediation, and enrichment necessary for acceptance into schools as well as success within the school. Robin believes in the importance of developing a strong rapport with her students, as well as keeping parents informed of their child’s progress. This ensures the learning process carries over into every aspect of the child’s life.

By creating a calm and encouraging environment Robin can bring out the best in her students academically. She recognizes that her students may have different learning styles and tailors her instruction to meet their individual needs. The students feel her dedication and her attention to their needs and preferences enabling Robin to have a tremendous success while also having an enjoyable time.

Robin is so pleased to be able to combine two avenues of her life that bring her such joy – Teaching and Camp.

 

MORGAN LEFF
IMG_1677_2Morgan Leff is currently a third grade teacher in a New York City private school. She has experience being a classroom teacher in 2nd-5th grade. In addition to her classroom tenure, Morgan has privately tutored students from numerous NYC schools during the school year and during the summer. Teaching everything from science, to literacy and math in the classroom, tutoring for standardized tests, and supporting and encouraging all types of learners over the summer, has prepared her to work with a plethora of children. Morgan’s tutoring clients range in age from 3 to 13 and her versatility is endless.

When teaching, and in life, Morgan believes in incorporating humor and lightheartedness into every lesson. All of Morgan’s students look forward to their time in the classroom or their private lessons because they know they will learn and have fun. She has a knack for turning a hesitant student into one who is excited to keep the summer-learning momentum going.

Families are incorporated into their child’s summer learning and are updated weekly. If requested, Morgan will provide book suggestions, games, puzzles, or problems that the whole family can work on together. This practice emphasizes the important commitment to being a lifelong learner and doing so with lightheartedness!

Having grown up in NYC and spent her summers in Southampton, Morgan is looking forward to combining her love of teaching with her love of the East End.