New Horizons brings its acclaimed and immersive programming to Drew University for Summer 2023!
ENROLLMENT BEGINS ON 2/15!
NOTE: THERE ARE ONLY 50 SPOTS PER WEEK
* 25 Spots per Grade Level *
We use the Sawyer Platform for all NHEP Enrollments. You may use the link below to view the specific weekly activity offerings and complete your registration, OR click "More Info" next to each listing.
MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS
Our Model Rocketry course encourages exploration! Designed for all experience levels, this unique opportunity to construct a custom model rocket kit over the length of the program culminates with our incredible Rocket Launch Event - Prepare for lift-off!
ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
Test, build, and experiment with Engineering and Design! Focusing on design, experimentation and practical testing, this activity block will challenge campers to creatively problem solve!
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Students will be able to explore the entire creative process of Video Game Design from scratch! Once completed, students are able to share their game with friends and family! They will learn programming principles, digital art skills, problem solving, and more all while creating their very own video game!
3D PRINTING PEN LAB
NHEP’s 3D Printing Pens Lab allows students to easily create 3D Art and Experiments! This easily accessible program allows students to focus on creation! In this creativity-oriented workshop students are given the choice to work on individual or team projects with the guidance of our experienced staff members!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the grades of the campers who attend N.H.E.P?
Children entering Grade 3 through 8th grade attend NHEP.
What is a typical camp day schedule?
Campers gather for a daily morning meeting during which instructors take attendance. We also discuss any special programs for the day. After the morning meeting, campers participate in activity block 1 for 90 minutes. At 11:15 campers eat lunch then begin activity block 2 until 1:45. From 1:45-2:45 campers have a choice of recreational activities ie. swimming, outdoor/indoor sports, board games etc. The regular camp day ends with dismissal from 2:45-3:00.
What are the Enrichment Instructor’s qualifications?
Every Enrichment Activity Instructor is an 18+ Adult and experienced teacher. They are supplemented by our Assistant Instructors who are 15-17. All have had experience working at camps, and undergo extensive preseason training. We conduct background and reference checks on all camp employees.
Who leads the activities at N.H.E.P?
Our activities are led by school teachers, professionals, and college students who have a specialty and desire to help and motivate the campers in a unique and enjoyable way. Groups and activities are led by 18+ adults at all times.
Will my child wear the N.H.E.P. t-shirt and sneakers every day?
Yes! New Horizons will provide your child with 3 camp t-shirts, in addition to a backpack to carry their belongings at camp. Campers must also wear sneakers every day.
Do you offer pool/swim time?
Swimming is offered daily as a recreation period choice from 1:45-2:45. Campers will have locker room access and 45 minutes of recreational swim. Swim lesson are not available.
Do you offer a Lunch/Snack Program?
Campers are required to bring their own lunch for all NHEP programs on Monday-Thursday. Pizza Lunch is provided on Fridays!
Every afternoon campers are offered ice cream, ice pops or frozen fruit bars for a snack.
Is there a full time certified FirstAid/AED/CPR person on staff?
Yes! Multiple NHEP personnel at each program are CPR, First Aid, and AED certified.
Do you offer early drop-off or late pick-up options? Half-Day Options?
We do not offer before or after care options currently. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer partial weeks/days.
Will the same activities be offered two sessions in a row?
Our goal is to expose campers to a wide variety of activities. Every week is its own stand alone session with a different project focus. Camper and parent feedback helps us to decide which activities to continue to add to our programs.
What if I need to pick up my child early?
The early pick-up procedure is quite simple. Early pick-ups must be no later than 2:30 pm. Please have a note ready to give to the person who greets you in the lot when you drop your child off in the morning. You may also send an email or call the main camp line. If you are authorizing someone to pick up your child, please provide the name of that person in your note. Please also tell the person to bring identification with them. We will have your child waiting in the office at the desired time. Your child must be met and signed out at the security desk in front of the camp entrance. Safety, as always, is our main concern.
What if my child won't be coming to camp or will be coming in late?
If your child will not be in camp, we appreciate a call to the office or an email to let us know. In either case, if your child is coming to camp late, please park in the main parking lot and come to the camp office to sign in. Your child will be brought to his or her scheduled activity from the office.
If I choose New Horizons, have I made a good choice?
ABSOLUTELY! You and your child will love it! We have many returning campers and very satisfied parents who can provide references. Let us know if you’d like to speak with some of our New Horizons Day Camp families.