Summer Camps

Spend Your Summer with SDEDS!

Educational camps for kids ages 2 to 7

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 2-7, 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.

                                        Camp Age Group: 2-7 years old

                                        Camp Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Dates: June 8 – July 31

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

Camp Highlights

Special Guests: ​Campers will enjoy a weekly special guest presentation that serves as an extension to our curricular themes.

Weekly Giveaways: ​Each week our campers will go home with a little prize that reflects our appreciation for all their hard work. The prizes allow each child to continue learning at home and are directly related to 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.

Special Days: ​Every Wednesday our campers will participate in a fun dress-up theme. Highlights include Pajama Day, Beach Day, Movie Day, and Disney Day.

End of Summer Celebration: ​​To celebrate the close of our fun-filled weeks of camp, our classes will enjoy a Princess & Pirate themed “tea” party in our atrium on July 31.

Allergy-Friendly Policies: ​Our camp is an allergy-friendly, inclusive environment. We are a peanut and tree nut – free school and our snack list is free of the top eight allergens. All provided snacks are pre-approved by our camp families. Please contact our Camp Director with any questions/concerns regarding food allergies.

Camp Offerings/Tuition

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

Half Day (9:00-12:00): $256-$355/week

Lunch (12:00-1:00): $50/week

Full Day (9:00-3:00): $368-460/week

Full Day (8:00-3:00): $400-500/week

Extended Day (3:00-4:00): $50/week

Tuition Discounts

(*maximum of 2 discounts can be applied)

Early Registration Discount: Families who
register before March 15 receive a 5%
discount.

Multiple Week Discount: Families signing
their child up for 4+ weeks receive a 5%
discount on tuition.

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

Camp Themes by Week

 

Mad Science | June 8 – June 12 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

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.

Space Cadets | June 15 – June 19 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320 

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! This week our campers will become little astronauts, learning about our solar system and all things space! Our older classes will enjoy spending the week planning their trip through the cosmos – mapping out the planets they will visit, building a rocketship, and journaling through the process. Our little space cadets will explore rockets, planets, moons, and stars.

Nature Explorers | June 22 – June 26 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

This week our campers will explore all our 38 acre campus has to offer! With our Nature Enrichment Teacher as their guide, each class will have the opportunity to visit the church arboretum & garden, the creek, and our school’s brand new Nature Center to participate in planting and other investigative activities. 

Awesome Authors | June 29 – July 2 (closed July 3) | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $256

This week our campers will participate in an author study designed to foster a love for reading, while also providing our classes with the opportunity to look closely at the works of some influential writers. Our young classes will use this week to focus on books by Sandra Boynton while our older group will explore the works of Leo Lionni. 

Dino Diggers | July 6 – July 10 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

Venture into a world that existed over 65 million years ago! This week our campers will learn all about the amazing creatures that roamed the Earth long before our time – the dinosaurs! Our classes will explore the different types that existed all those years ago and our older classes will have the opportunity to create stories about what it would have been like to live back then.

Amazing Animals | July 13 – July 17 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

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.

Builders Abound | July 20 – July 24 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

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! 

Fairy Tale Adventures | July 27 – July 31 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 2-7 year-olds | $320

Join us for an opportunity that only happens once upon a time! This week campers will explore the world of “happily ever after.” Learning new stories and revisiting old favorites, our classes will focus on a different tale each day and participate in accompanying crafts, as well as STEM and language arts activities.

Specialty Camps

New to SDEDS this summer, our specialty camps offer an alternative project-based learning experience for our older campers. Geared towards children five years and up, campers spend each week in a small group setting (maximum of 8 campers) and work closely with our certified Kindergarten teacher to extend upon the critical thinking and literacy skills they will need in the next stages of their academic development.

Note: These camps have a minimum participation requirement to run and are subject to change.

Theater Design | June 22 – June 26 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 5 year-olds and up | $355

Under the guidance of our Music Teacher, Ms. Tatyana, this week campers will design their own musical! Each day is focused on creating sets, costumes, practicing songs, and learning dance movements to go along with their production. On Friday the campers will have the opportunity to perform in front of our other camp groups and show off all their hard work.

Robotics Lab | July 6 – July 10 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 5 year-olds and up | $355

With the help of VEX Robotics, campers will work together to build simple machines, mazes, and other complex contraptions. Motors will allow them to bring their machines to life and experience the basic elements of physics.

Stop Motion Animators | July 20 – July 24 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 5 year-olds and up | $355

Using LEGOs, tablets, and animation apps, campers will work collaboratively this week to plan and create original brickfilms. They will use their writing skills to create a unique storyline, use different materials to build sets, take pictures of the scenes, and use stop motion animation technology to bring their stories to life. Watch as our campers use their creative minds to become inspired film writers and directors!

Storytellers: Writing Workshop | July 27 – July 31 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 5 year-olds and up | $355

Through the guidance of the Kid Writing curriculum, campers will use their knowledge of letters and sounds to write and illustrate their own original stories and/or informational texts. The campers will have the opportunity to read their books at our “Cafe” event and copies can be added to the school’s personal library!

Camp Extensions

Early Risers | 8:00 – 9:00 | 2-7 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.

Summer Snackers | 12:00 – 1:00 | 2-7 year olds | $50/week

During this hour campers will enjoy their lunches and head outside for some well-deserved play in one of our outdoor areas.

Afternoon Under the Sun | 12:00 – 3:00 | 2-7 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 | 2-3 year olds | $150/week

Our youngest campers can participate in the Summer Snooze program. The afternoon includes lunch from 11:30 – 12:00, followed by nap from 12:00 – 2:00. Their last hour of camp is filled with stories, games, and water play. A healthy snack will be provided.

Career Campers | 3:00 – 4:00 | 2-7 year olds | $50/week

This program is designed for campers in need of after care. They will spend this hour playing games and taking advantage of our two outdoor play areas.

Registration Information

To register for camp sessions, please fill out the enrollment agreement above. 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 4/15/20:

  • 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