Manumit Summer School
PAWLING, NEW YORK
July 9 – August 25, 1928
A co-educational school for children and student teachers where the entire life is conceived of as an educative process and where recreation, community projects and the daily work activity combine to make for the children a healthy, joyous and constructive daily program. Student teachers will share in the activities and responsibilities of the community and of the groups. In addition they will meet daily with a staff instructor, who with them as well as for them will translate the practical daily problems into terms of an educational philosophy.
The school is prepared to accommodate 50 boys and girls from nine to fourteen years of age, and ten student teachers. The children will be accommodated in the school buildings or in tents, depending upon their age and the wishes of their parents. They will eat in a large out-of-door dining room. As many as possible of their activities will be carried on out of doors, but there will be available for rainy weather the social hall, the gymnasium, craft shop, music room and a class room for each group. The buildings will be thoroughly screened. There will be adequate bathing and toilet facilities both for those in the buildings and in the tents. Swimming will be a daily activity.
The health of the children will be a primary objective of the summer school. But preventive rather than curative methods will be the concern of the director and school nurse. An adequate amount of sleep, and a daily rest hour; the calming influence of our own green-clad Cobble Hill, and the gray outlines of the distant hills; a diet scientifically planned and careful supervision of eating; an abundance of fresh vegetables from our own garden which will obviate the danger of an over starched or over protein diet; these will be included in our health program. Parents are requested to co-operate in maintaining the health of the children by sending no packages of candy or food.
The children will be divided into three age groups each under the direction of a leader and assistant. The student teachers may be assigned to or may volunteer to co-operate with anyone of these groups. The activities of the groups will center around projects which will make use of the rich environment which Manumit affords. Gardening, care of animals building projects of various kinds, nature study, engineering projects in conjunction with our swimming pool and brook and forestry, are among the possibilities afforded. In addition instruction will be supplied in creative music interpretive dancing. clay modeling and art work, basketry and carpentry. The ideals and general plan of the summer school will approximate those of the winter school except that it offers no specific academic objective.
The staff will consist of trained group leaders largely from our winter school faculty, each with an assistant teacher; special teachers in music and shop work; a farm-work leader, and other councilors chosen because of their love and understanding of children and of the great out doors. A resident nurse is on the staff.
For trade union children: $115
For non-trade union children $230
For student teachers: $150
These fees are inclusive. $50 is payable with registration, the balance before July 1st, with a breakage deposit fee of $10, which will be returnable subject to charges, at the close of the term.
Careful consideration will be made of all children and student teacher applications, and preference will be given to those who seem most likely to profit from the advantages which Manumit offers, and who fit best into our community life.
Officers and Executive Committee
A. J. MUSTE, Chairman Brookwood Labor College
HELEN HAMLIN FINCKE, Vice-Chairman
HENRY R. LINVILLE, Vice-Chairman American Federation of Teachers
NELLIE M. SEEDS, Director Manumit School
JACOB M. BUDISH Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers’ International Union
FANNIA M. COHN Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers
SOLON DE LEON Delaware Cliff Camps
ALEXIS C. FERM, formerly of the Modern School, Stelton, N.J.
LAURA GARRETT Houasatonic Camp
JOSEPH K. HART University of Wisconsin
ABRAHAM LEFKOWITZ American Federation of Teachers
JAMES H. MAURER Pennsylvania Federation of Labor
JOHN M. O’HANLON N. Y. State Federation of Labor
JOSEPH SCHLOSSBERG Amalgamated Clothing Workers
ROSE SCHNEIDERMAN Nat. Women’s Trade Union League
REXFORD G. TUGWELL Columbia University
PHILIP UMSTADTER Int’l. Pressmen’s Union
Educational Advisory Committee
WM. H. KILPATRICK, Columbia University
ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH, Walden School
E. C. LINDEMAN, School of Social Work
HARRY C. OVERSTREET, College of the City of N. Y.
For further information apply for school catalogue to The Director, Pawling, Dutchess Co N. Y
Telephone, Pawling 17