LAUREL HILL SCHOOL Campus is CLOSED in compliance with state regulations. ZOOM Distance Learning Continues Daily For Preschool – Grade 8. School and Camp Registration are ongoing. Please contact us for additional information.
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Staff

Our staff is our greatest asset. We carefully select a team of warm, nurturing, creative and mature men and women who simply adore working with children. They are passionate about ensuring that every child feels valued, respected, secure, and cared for.  Directors, Group Leaders, Counselors, Teachers, and Specialists in every camp division and program throughout our campus promote the well being of all our boys and girls.  Every camper is the collective responsibility of every Laurel Hill professional; their helping hands reach out in genuine concern for the happiness of each child, and to you for your knowledge and guidance.

Field Directors at Laurel Hill are a unique group of dedicated educators.  Their commitment is to make sure every camper is truly happy and taking advantage of the wide variety of opportunities for personal growth, friendship and high interest challenges available at Laurel Hill.  They also provide continuing in-service workshops and daily guidance to the counseling staff.

Teachers and Specialists are professionals in their area of instruction.  They provide high incentive experiences designed to please children and to be worthwhile happenings to grow on.  Always set to an “I can do it!” skill level campers build confidence in their abilities while expressing curiosity in doing yet more.  Group Leaders and Counselors provide sensitive assistance and support to campers in every aspect of the activity.  Teamwork and fun and laughter are always part of all the excitement!

We provide one of the most thorough orientation programs in camping.  Staff is trained in all aspects of camp life, child development, and best practices in child management.  Laurel Hill maintains a special focus on how to foster community and belongingness; identify and respond to individual camper needs; and creating an inclusive, welcoming, and happy environment built on mutual respect and trust.

Never observing from the sidelines, Laurel Hill staff is fully engaged with camper life.  It’s in the pool for all of us helping the children with their strokes or starting some water fun.  It’s fielding in the game, backing up a player, or giving practice in a new skill.  Sleeves are rolled up as our staff gets elbow deep in art with the boys or girls or digging in the garden.  To be totally present!  What better way to really be a role model, get to know the children, be in the community, or to add to your own already fulfilling summer?

We are eager to get to know you, too!  Please feel free to call or write to learn more.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 


HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW….
 THESE ARE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
 HERE IS WHAT WE ARE SURE OF…
 TOGETHER WE SHALL PERSEVERE
As Charles Dickens famously observed…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .
it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope . . .
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day because we are blessed by the beauty, by the serene innocence, and by the precocity of our boys and girls.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day for the blessing of totally dedicated teachers and support staff who clearly know why they selected to do what they do in career and in life and give, and give, and give tirelessly to fulfill their greatest ambitions for their children’s growth and well being.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” because we are blessed to have families joined with us to support and to build – partners in turning great ideas into great accomplishments, partners ready to share their skills and to help in the work that needs to be done.
 
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
 
FROM A TEACHER….
Ms. Bond’s Zoom Classroom
Never in my teaching career would I have thought that I would need to teach elementary class via online classes. Yet, here we are in uncertain times, teaching in a media platform that is geared towards the children of this generation.
As apprehensive as I was before the first day of Zoom (I woke up a number of times during the night like it was my first day of school!), I now feel energized and excited about what we are able to do with the Zoom program. I’ve found that I’ve been able to keep most of my teaching the same as when it is a live class! In Reading, we’ve done an author study and vocabulary work in just three days! I am so proud of how much hard work my students continue to do while they are at home!
FROM A PARENT…..
I hope this email finds you well and safe. I have been thinking about you & Mr. Stark often and must first apologize for the time lapse in reaching out to express my deepest gratitude. I can’t believe that we have just completed 3 weeks of successful and engaging remote learning. Your steadfast leadership at the onset of this crisis was inspiring. As this crisis turned into a nationwide tragic pandemic, your engaging and detailed remote learning program did not waiver. In fact, it strengthened! Our children were the lucky ones to maintain a sense of normalcy with their routine schedule and engaging “live” classes with all of their treasured teachers and classmate friends.

View additional parent testimonials and all other news updates by visiting Laurel Hill In the News.