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1st - 8th Grade

Option 1:
Half-Day Program
(Morning Enrichment Classes)
9:00am - 12:00pm

Eligibility

Enrichment classes are open to all children entering 1st-8th grade in Fall 2024. Children do not need to be gifted to enroll as all ability levels are welcome. Classes are arranged by grade level groupings.

Overview

Summer Adventures enrichment classes offer a variety of challenging and fun two-week experiences that span topics in math, science, visual and performing arts, computer programming, specialty athletics, and more. Our dedicated teachers facilitate engaging activities that nurture the interests and passions of participants in a supportive environment that rewards curiosity and a willingness to learn and grow. Most classes are open to all experience levels, and the content and pace of the classes are adapted to meet the needs of the participants. 

Schedule

This Half-Day Program is for families interested in a morning-only camp experience. Each two-week session offers three consecutive one-hour periods of enrichment classes from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Each of the three classes starts at the top of the hour; 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am. ​

Families choose their child's class schedule during the registration process and campers follow that daily schedule for that specific session.

Half-day campers are dismissed at 12:00pm.

Option 2:
Full-Day Program

(Morning Enrichment Classes + Afternoon Recreation)
9:00am - 3:00pm

Eligibility

Enrichment classes are open to all children entering 1st-8th grade in Fall 2024. Children do not need to be gifted to enroll as all ability levels are welcome. Classes are arranged by grade level groupings.

Overview

The Full-Day (Morning Enrichment Classes + Afternoon Recreation) Program provides opportunities for campers to have a morning enrichment class schedule and also get exercise, make new friends, build leadership and teamwork skills during the afternoon.

During the Afternoon Recreation program, fully trained camp counselors (generally a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio) lead cooperative games, sports oriented games, water games, team building activities and other engaging, non-competitive camp favorites for small, grade level groups. Most activities take place on our large soccer field, playground and black top area, or in the gymnasium.  

Schedule

Each two-week session offers three consecutive one-hour periods of enrichment classes from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Each of the three classes starts at the top of the hour; 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am. ​Families choose their child's class schedule during the registration process and campers follow that daily schedule for that specific session.

Campers eat lunch together in their afternoon groups. After lunch, campers engage in afternoon recreation activities before dismissal at 3:00pm.

Lunch: Campers in the Full-Day Program must bring a lunch from home, or order through our lunch program provider Marlas Lunch.  

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Register for Camp

New families should create an account by completing the new user sign-up.  Returning families can sign-in with their existing accounts.

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Activities Calendar

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Before & Aftercare

Enrollment Process


1) Choose Program

Campers choose the program in which to enroll. Each enrollment option is per two-week session. There are no partial session options.

Enrollment Option 1:
Half-Day Program  (Morning Enrichment) 
9:00am - 12:00pm, Monday - Friday

Enrollment Option 2: 
Full-Day Program (Morning Enrichment  Classes + Afternoon Recreation)
9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday

2) Choose Session/s

Campers may choose which session/s in which to enroll. 

Session 1:  June 17- June 28, 2024
Session 2: July 1 - July 12, 2024 (no camp on July 4) 
Session 3: July 15 - July 26, 2024 

3) Choose Before or Aftercare

Eligible campers may choose to add Before or Aftercare, offered on all camp days except the first Monday morning of each two-week session. Time spent in Before and/or Aftercare is prorated by the minute and families will be charged accordingly.

​Beforecare: 7:30 - 9:00am
Aftercare: 3:00 - 6:00pm (Only campers in full-day programs are eligible for Aftercare.)