Admissions for the 24-25 School Year!
Summer Discovery
A Summer of Creativity!

Let’s CREATE this summer!

From making music & feeling the rhythm, to creating treasures out of trash, to constructing special memorabilia out of bits & bops, to building kites & windmills for the wind to take, to exploring unique materials you can paint with, to bringing characters to life in the world of puppets…it’s all happening here at SSDS this summer!

(Lottery Application Opens Wednesday, January 10th!)


Want to earn some SSL hours?

Volunteer with SSDS at our Summer Discovery Program:

Our volunteer application is now closed. We look forward to welcoming more volunteers the summer of 2025.

Session Themes

We have designed each weekly session with a focus on unique ways to use our creativity!

Session 1: Music, Rhythm & Rhyme June 17th - June 21st

Let's make music & feel the rhythm together! We will create a variety of instruments that will help us make music, feel the rhythm and invent some fun rhyming songs.

Session 2: Trash to Treasures June 24th- June 28th

Wait, don't throw that away! Egg cartons, boxes, bottles, and lids galore! We will use these items and more to create so many unique treasures.

Session 3: Making Memories with Bits & Bobs July 1st- July 3rd

A piece of an old blanket or a favorite tee shirt. Bring these and more and we will create memories that will last a lifetime!

Session 4: Wind Chimes, Kites, Streamers & Whirligigs July 8h - July 12th

When the wind blows so much can happen. The sound of chimes, kites going up, up in the sky, and so much more. Watch to see what your child will create for the wind to take.

Session 5: You Can Paint with That? July 15th - July 19th

Rubberbands? Oil? Tin Foil? Funnels? Can we use these things to paint? Your child will explore the world of painting with different materials to see what fun masterpieces we can create.

Session 6: Bringing Characters to Life with Puppets July 22nd - July 26th

There are so many kinds of puppets -- finger puppets, hand puppets, sock puppets, and more! Your child will have fun bringing characters to life and then using them to create their own stories.

Eligibility & Details

Summer Discovery is only open to students who are enrolled in the 23-24 school year + their siblings who are registered for the 24-25 school year: ages 2-5, must turn 2 by May 1st, 2024. Unlike our school year program, our Summer Discovery program does not require parent participation.

Summer Discovery 2024 will run for a total of 6 one week sessions: 

  • Session 1: (June 17 – June 21)
  • Session 2: (June 24- June 28)
  • Session 3: (July 1 – July 3)
  • Session 4:  (July 8 – July 12)
  • Session 5: (July 15 – July 19)
  • Session 6: (July 22 – July 26)

The drop off time for all sessions is at 9 am and there is the option to apply for 1 pm or 3 pm pick up time. The cost for our 1 pm programming is $328/week and the 3 pm programming is $437/week. Please note: for summer weeks with holidays, the cost per week will be prorated.

  • There will be no Summer Discovery on Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth).
  • There will be no Summer Discovery on Thursday & Friday, July 4th and 5th (Fourth of July).

Important Notes about Payment & New Lottery Process: SSDS will run a lottery for Summer Discovery. Current enrolled families who would like to join us for our summer program must complete a Summer Discovery Lottery Application through our family portal to be included in our random lottery selection. An invitation to our Summer Discovery Lottery Application will be sent on January 10 via our Jovial Family Portal System and will close on January 17th. We will notify families on January 19th of their lottery results and selected families will have until Tuesday, January 23rd to pay all relevant costs for any selected week/s to secure their spot for our summer program. 

Schedule & Fees
Summer Discovery (6 one-week sessions available)Jun 17 - Jul 26, 2024M-F9:00 am - 1:00 pm$328/Session
All dollar amounts rounded