Jr. Discovery is a summer enrichment experience for middle school students completing grades 6, 7, 8 located on the beautiful campuses of UCLA and Georgetown University.
You will participate in our innovative Skills for Mind and Body Curriculum, which combines Interactive Workshops, social activities, creative programming, travel, and sports and recreation. Jr. Discovery provides you with the chance to make new friends and learn in a supportive and positive environment. You'll live and learn with peers from all over the USA and the world, as part of a dynamic university community.
The Musiker Family has directed award winning educational summer programs for high school and middle school students for 40 years. Bob Musiker, Jimmy Musiker and our staff have vast experience working with and teaching middle school students.
Our administrative staff has worked with Jr. Discovery for many years and include:
Most are teachers, guidance counselors or school administrators. Our Resident Counselors (R.C.) are graduate students and college seniors that are at least 21 years old. Resident Counselors are great people to hangout with, talk to, learn from, help you with your classes, and get you involved in activities. The Resident Counselors live on your floor.
With the tremendous diversity of programs, courses, activities and recreation on all campuses, it is difficult to describe A Typical Weekday at Jr Discovery but we will try.
8:00 - 9:00am - All-You-Can eat breakfast
9:00 - 9:15am - All Group Meeting
9:30 - 10:45am - Interactive Skills For Mind Workshop 1
11:15 - 12:30pm - Interactive Skills For Mind Workshop 2
12:30 - 1:30pm - All-You-Can eat lunch
1:30 - 2:15pm - Hang Time/Mail Call/On-Line Time
2:30 - 3:45pm - Interactive Skills For Body Workshop
4:30 - 6:00pm - Afternoon activity and recreation time - A choice between 3-5 activities daily.
6:00 - 7:00pm - All-You-Can eat dinner.
7:00 - 8:00pm - RC Group Meetings / Discussions / Escorted Town Time / Early Eve Recreation / Project Time
8:00 - 10:00pm - Prime Time Activity - A choice up to 3 evening activities both on and off campus.
10:00pm - Late Night Munchies and Dorm Check-in
Please note times are approximate and vary from campus to campus.
Yes! In fact we don't even call them classes, they are called Interactive Workshops. You may choose from dozens of Skills for Mind and Body Interactive Workshops that are challenging, but not overwhelming. Workshops are small and emphasize interactive, innovative learning. The teachers are great. They are enthusiastic and supportive, which makes learning exciting and fun.
For the 3-week session, you will take 2 Skills for Mind workshops and 2 Skills for Body workshops.
When you enroll into the program, just make your selection on the Jr. Discovery enrollment form.
Jr. Discovery teaching faculty is superb. Great teachers make learning interesting and fun. They are college instructors, graduate students from the university, and top local high school and middle school teachers.
Jr. Discovery staff is available to tutor, assist you with papers and coordinate study sessions. Teachers are also available by appointment, or after class.
Definitely. Most rooms are wired for Internet access. (There may be a small charge for hook-up) If you do not have a laptop, you will have access to a multi-station computer center with laser printers and email access.
UCLA: They certainly are. You can use the John Wooden Recreation Center, Bruin Brawn, L.A. Olympic Tennis Center, Sunset Canyon Pool, Hedrick Basketball Courts, Drake Track Stadium, and the UCLA Aquatic Center at Marina Del Ray facilities located on and off campus. There is no extra fee to play and practice at these facilities. The Jr. Discovery Athletic Director will also coordinate intramurals, tournaments, and sporting events throughout the summer.
Georgetown University: They certainly are. You can use Yates Field House, the Tennis Courts and Georgetown's Pool. You can play on the Soccer and Baseball fields, or use the Canoeing, Cycling, and Kayaking facilities located on and off campus. There is no extra fee to play and practice. The Jr. Discovery Athletic Director will also coordinate intramurals, tournaments, and sporting events throughout the summer.