Summer Camps

Spend Your Summer with SDEDS!

Educational camps for kids ages 2 to 6

Welcome to Summer Camp at St. David’s Episcopal Day School! Our program features all of the hands-on learning you have come to expect from the SDEDS educational philosophy, coupled with a splash of summer fun! Serving ages 2-6, our campers will spend their weeks emerged in engaging activities and unique themes that promote critical thinking and creativity. Our experienced and passionate teachers create a curriculum full of learning, fun and play! Your child’s summer at SDEDS will surely be one of new friendships and fond memories! As a token of our appreciation for choosing us, each enrolled camper will receive a free camp t-shirt that will be worn each Friday during the summer.

 

Details

Camp Age Groups:  2 to 6-year-olds

Camp Program Groups: Minnows (two-year-olds), Starfish (threes), Seals (rising preK), Stingrays (rising kindergarteners), and Sharks (rising first graders). Children must be toilet trained to participate in the “Starfish” program and above.

Camp Dates: 7 weeks beginning the week of June 10th and ending on July 26th (Please note the week of June 10th is only open to students enrolled at SDEDS during the school year).

Camp Kick-Off: To celebrate the start of the summer season, an informational meeting will be held for parents and children on {TBD}. Campers will have the opportunity to meet teachers at this time and experience a sneak preview of activities to come! Important camp policies and procedures will also be discussed at this time.

Camp Director and Contact: Carla Castaneda, ccastaneda@sdeds.org

 

Camp Offerings/Tuition

Early Care (8:00-9:00): $45/week

Half Day (9:00-12:00): $255-$315/week

Full Day (9:00-3:00): $455/week

Full Day (8:00-3:00): $495/week

Tuition Discounts

Sibling Discount – Families signing up two or more children will receive a 5% discount on tuition.

Multiple Week Discount – Families signing their child up for three or more weeks receive a 5% discount on tuition.

Camp Highlights

Special Guests: Campers will enjoy a weekly special guest presentation! From the Franklin Institute to puppet shows and even a fire truck visit, children experience hands-on extensions of our curricular themes.

Mindful Mondays: Teachers lead a yoga session on Mondays to start the week off right and get our campers ready to move their bodies and use their minds!

Music and Movement: Trained music teacher, Ms. Tatyana, is joining us for the summer to lead a weekly music class. Her lessons will include summer-themed songs and fingerplays, expressive dances and even fun crafts to fully immerse our campers in the world of music. Each week will highlight a different instrument, element and/or genre of music.

Spanish: Senorita Ashlee is teaching our weekly Spanish lessons this summer. Her activities serve to expose our campers to a new language as well as new cultures. Our campers will learn elements of conversational Spanish and explore traditions from Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

 

Camp Themes by Week

Carle & Crafts | June 10 – June 14 | 9:00-12:00 | 2-4 year olds | $315

Eric Carle is one of the most influential authors/illustrators in children’s literature. Some of his most well-known works are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? and The Mixed Up Chameleon. During this week our campers explore his world filled with captivating characters and colorful images. Each day features a book by Carle and is partnered with an educational craft. Projects completed foster critical early literacy skills such as phonemic awareness, concepts of print, and reading and writing skills in older campers.

Visitor: This week Music Play Patrol, a music education company based out of Philadelphia, will be joining us to extend upon our Eric Carle theme. Our campers will use instruments to participate in a musical storytelling experience featuring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Outdoor Artists | June 17 – June 21 | 9:00-12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $315

Artistic influences are all around us! This week our campers step outside to explore the world and to be inspired. Our 38 acres of scenic property serves as the backdrop for their artistic experiences as they discover nature and landscape. Following their adventures outdoors campers return to the classroom and put paint to paper, visually expressing all they have seen!

Visitor: The Radnor Fire Company will be visiting our camp this week to give a presentation on fire safety. Our campers will get a chance to see the firefighters’ full uniform and some of the equipment they use during emergency situations. They will also get to explore a real fire truck on our school grounds!

Builders Abound | June 24 – June 28 | 9:00-12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $315

From bridges to skyscrapers, tunnels to our very own school, you cannot step outside without viewing the work of an experienced engineer. Designed to encourage reasoning, problem-solving and creativity, this week campers use different building materials to create whatever their minds desire. From wooden blocks to LEGOS, Lincoln Logs to K’nex, the possibilities are endless! Our special visitor this week will be from The Franklin Institute!

Visitor: To expand upon our engineering theme, our camp will be visited by members of the Franklin Institute. Our campers will participate in a science show that uses the story of The Three Little Pigs to explain some concepts of engineering. They will have a chance to test and predict the strength of different building materials up against the mighty Wolf 3000!

Mad Science | July 1 – July 5 (Closed July 4) | 9:00-12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $255

Let’s get messy! This week is dedicated to the amazing world of science. Our campers participate in daily experiments and use their senses to explore matter, motion, light and more. Focusing on the steps of the scientific method, campers have opportunities to make predictions, record data and discuss their findings.

Visitor: Nature Jack will be coming to our camp this week! Specializing in science and nature exploration workshops for young children, Nature Jack will be leading some fun and engaging, hands-on experiments highlighting concepts of push and pull and the exploration of matter.

Amazing Animals | July 8 – July 12 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $315

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Our campers will love coming to SDEDS this week and researching wildlife from all over the globe. Each day is a new study of different animals and their ecosystems through the use of fiction/non-fiction books, songs, games, and other hands-on group activities.

Visitor: During this week of Amazing Animals, our campers will be enjoying a visit from Quiver Farm! Their traveling petting zoo will be spending the morning with us and giving our campers a chance to pet and feed a variety of different farm animals. From lambs to ducks and goats to guinea pigs, our campers will definitely be amazed by these animals!

Conservation Station | July 15 – July 19 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $315

Preserving the environment is one of our biggest responsibilities as humans. This week, campers explore the various ways they can care for our beautiful planet and how small changes can have a large impact on future generations. From the three R’s of the environment to the conservation of our forests and wildlife, campers discover the ways they can help save the Earth.

Visitor: While learning about the importance of preserving the environment and caring for our world’s wildlife, our campers will participate in a hands-on discovery workshop led by the Riverbend Environmental Education Center. This week our youngest campers will explore various natural artifacts and our older groups will learn all about different species of turtles and how they are suited for their habitats.

Alphabet Adventures | July 22 – July 26 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-6 year olds | $315

During this week, campers participate in a wide range of age-appropriate activities to cultivate and strengthen emergent literacy skills. Our younger groups will enjoy read-alouds, songs and art projects that promote vocabulary building and letter recognition, while our older campers will boost their reading and writing skills. Keep your literacy skills fresh with a fun-filled week of “Alphabet Adventures!”

Visitor: With literacy as our main focus for this week, Digger and David will be visiting our camp performing a Dr. Seuss puppet show! David and his pal Digger the Dog are best known for their shows at the Please Touch Museum. Our campers will enjoy storytelling, rhyming, magic and a lot of humor!

Camp Morning and Afternoon Extensions

Families also have the option of adding our “Early Risers” before-care program from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Afternoon options include our “Afternoon Under the Sun” or “Summer Snooze” programs from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families who take part in all camp extension offerings receive a discounted rate.

Early Risers | 8:00 – 9:00 | 2-6 year olds | $45/week

This program is designed for our campers in need of before care. They spend this first hour of the day socializing with friends and exploring learning centers in our large group room.

Afternoon Under the Sun | 12:00 – 3:00 | 2-6 year olds | $150/week

Campers who take part in this program enjoy lunch from 12:00-12:30 and spend their afternoon with friends, participating in games, songs, group time, stories, crafts, and waterplay. A healthy snack will be provided.

Summer Snooze | 12:00 – 3:00 | 2 year olds | $150/week

Our youngest campers in our Minnows group participate in the Summer Snooze program. The afternoon includes lunch from 12:00-12:30 followed by nap from 12:30-2:00. Their last hour of camp is filled with stories, games, and water play. A healthy snack will be provided.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To register for camp sessions, please fill out the enrollment agreement below. It is easiest to complete the agreement from a computer. Please note, once you have completed the agreement, you will receive an email shortly afterward to verify your identity. Please click on the link in that email to complete this transaction. Your signing process will not finish until you complete this verification step.

An email will be sent to you within 3 business days following registration confirming space in the camp or waitlist availability and the amount owed. Checks can be made out to St. David’s Episcopal Day School and dropped off during school hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) or mailed to our address (765 S. Valley Forge Rd Wayne, PA 19087). Parents will be notified via email once payment has been received. Please note, your spot in our camp is NOT confirmed until payment is received.

Due to our licensing regulations ALL campers must have the following on file by 4/15/19:

·                  A copy of your child’s birth certificate (new families only)

·                  A completed child health report

·                  A copy of your child’s immunization records (current families must have the most up-to-date records on file)

·                  A completed Emergency Action Plan for children with allergies and/or asthma