For children entering 1st grade: YOUNG EXPLORERS SUMMER BLAST! at Oakwood is an afternoon program designed specifically to engage young children (ages PreK –1st grade) in activities that will unlock their imagination. When Young Explorers pass through the class- room door, they will instantly be launched into new and exciting worlds. One day the children may discover that they are knights who have been trusted to protect the castle from re-breathing dragons, and the next they may find that they have been transformed into a pit crew on the side of a great auto speedway. Children may find themselves on the infamous Jolly Roger, swabbing the deck and walking the plank, or they may discover that they are astronauts flying past the Milky Way. The possibilities are endless at Young Explorers Summer BLAST!! Young Explorers Summer BLAST! is run by creative and enthusiastic adult teachers who are assisted by junior counselors. Throughout the entire week these leaders will provide a safe environment for the children to make new friends, test their skills, and explore the realms of possibility and imagination. Young Explorers Summer BLAST! runs from 1:30 – 4:30 pm, and students may enroll in one, two or all three weeks. Children who are enrolled in the morning Summer Arts Academy program will have a supervised lunchtime from 12:45–1:30 pm each day, and will need to bring their own snack/lunch each day, in addition to the lunch they bring for the morning program.