Summer Camp at CCS
Children 2 through 8 years old (as of July 1st) are invited to join us for the summer. There will be two age groups, the Explorers (2*–4 years old) and the Makers (5–8 years old). Our camps and classes are designed to inspire imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning. Explorers will engage in dramatic play, building, art, and sensory explorations. Makers will explore and investigate using dramatic play, science, and art to engineer, build, and create.
* Note: The summer camp program is appropriate for two-year-olds who have previously participated in out-of-home group care apart from their parents or primary caregivers.
CALENDAR and SCHEDULE:
Camp will run five weeks, July 9 through August 10. Families may choose any combination of the five weeks to sign up for. Children may attend for our “Short Day” (8:30 to 12:30) or our “Long Day” (8:30 to 3:00). We offer Aftercare until 5:30, as well as free early drop-off starting at 8:00.
- Short Day (8:30–12:30): $250 per week
- Long Day (8:30–3:00): $350 per week
- Long Day + Aftercare (8:30–5:30): $475 per week
- 5-week discount: 5%
Note: There is a $12 registration fee. At the time of registration you will need to pay the registration fee plus a deposit of half of the tuition. You may pay by credit card or checking account (there is a small processing fee for credit cards).
Financial aid requests will be accepted through April 23; financial aid decisions will be made by May 1. Email Jarrod for details.
Click the button below to register via TADS.
Week 1 (July 9–13) Mud and Clay!
If you love mud, this is the week for you! We will make mud, play in mud, and even build with mud. Indoors we’ll explore the wonders of clay as we make sculptures and other artwork in the original “hands-on” material, with CCS teacher, artist, and clay specialist Natasha Smith! Outdoors we’ll construct our own PVC pipe “Hogwash” so you will have clean kiddos by Friday. Exciting messes are guaranteed!
Week 2 (July 16–20) Kids in the Kitchen: Baking Boot Camp
Ready your rollers, warm up your beaters and roll up your sleeves! Muffins, loafs, cookies, and breads—campers will be measuring, scooping, cutting, kneading, and eating as we practice techniques and identify flavors. Come join us to as we delve into this delicious and artful world! The fabulous Shayna Marmar, owner of Honeypie Cooking, will lead cooking education each morning.
Week 3 (July 23–27) Animal Adventures
Explore your wild side in a week of animal explorations! Build animal habitats, create animal costumes (and face paint!), and act out brand new animal stories. We’ll slither, stalk, swim, and swoop our way through the week together, with play specialist Ray Cristol-Hill to help us create brand new games and adventures!
Week 4 (July 30–August 3) Kids in the Kitchen: Schoolyard Gardening and Cooking
Budding green thumbs come join us in the garden and kitchen! We will tend to and harvest veggies and herbs and turn them into delicious meals. In this gardening and cooking camp, kids will learn how to care for a plant from growing to harvesting, then they’ll take the day’s produce and make healthy, delicious snacks and meals. Shayna Marmar, owner of Honeypie Cooking, will be on hand to guide kids as they experience ingredients and develop cooking skills.
Week 5 (August 7–11) Fantasy Week
Let your imagination run wild! We’ll be creating whole worlds this week with interactive games, costume-making, castle-building, and more. Go on a quest to catch a dragon, take a rocket to outer space, explore the deepest oceans—who can say what stories we’ll make together? Play specialist Ray Cristol-Hill joins us to intricate pretend worlds and interactive fantasy games.