St. John's Parish Day School Early Childhood Camp
Ages 3.5 to Entering Kindergarten
Summer fun starts here! Summer at St. John’s Parish Day School provides a safe and enriched environment for children ages 3.5 to entering Kindergarten. From June 12 – August 18, 2023, each week explores a unique theme that’s sure to spark curiosity and a love of learning through fun and engaging hands-on explorations. Each activity is developed specifically with young children in mind as St. John's strives to instill a sense of wonder and creative discovery while also celebrating childhood.
With options for full and partial day sessions, enrollment is flexible and may be from one to ten weeks to fit every family’s needs. All sessions are open to non-St. John’s Parish Day School students. Read about the weekly themes, hours, and rates below. Email questions to [email protected].
2023 Early Childhood Summer Camp Weekly Themes
Session 1 – June 12 - 16 : “A Camping We Will Go”
Pitch your tent, grab your fishing pole, and join us by the campfire as we discover all the fun to be had while camping. We’ll explore nature, go on a hike around campus, and learn that marshmallows aren’t just for eating. Don’t forget your binoculars!
Session 2 – June 19 - 23: Down By the Bay (no class on June 20th)
Have you ever ridden across the Bay Bridge? What’s in the water under the bridge? From oysters to crabs to blue herons, these animals call the Chesapeake Bay their home. Let’s sail the bay this week as we learn all about that body of water that is only an hour away from Ellicott City.
Session 3 – June 26 - 30: What's in the Underworld of the Ocean?
Climb aboard the SJPDS Camp submarine to see all the sea creatures as they swim by. Look at the jellyfish with all of his tentacles, the sea turtle as she stretches her neck, and the beautiful starfish. Does a starfish have eyes? How long can a sea turtle hold her breath? Does a jellyfish have a brain? We will find out the answers to these questions and many more as we take our ocean adventure.
Session 4 – July 3 - 7 : American Folk Heroes (No class on July 4th)
American Folktales are a fun way for us to connect with our history and pass down cultural values from generation to generation. Grab your lassos and hammers as we learn about Pecos Bill and John Henry. We will also learn how Molly Pitcher got her name and why Mary’s penny was so important.
Session 5 – July 10 - 14 : What Happens if You Give a Camper a Book?
We bring Laura Numeroff’s characters to life this week as we see what happens if you give a mouse a cookie or a dog a donut. These animals and others will just want more! From donuts to muffins to cupcakes, what else can we give these amusing characters?
Session 6 – July 17 - 21 : Out of this World
Strap in, campers! Let’s take a trip to space. We will see the moon, the stars, and all the planets. Moonrock toss and searching for stars will be a few activities to do as we ride the spaceship.
Session 7 – July 24 - 28 : We Wish You a Merry Christmas… in July!
Come join us for five days of Christmas in July. We will hang the stockings as we sing Carols and decorate the tree. Let’s make some snow while we wait for Santa to arrive!
Session 8 – July 31 - Aug 4: Construction: Can We Build That?
Calling all construction workers! The camp is in need of repair. Can we do it? Of course, we can, with just the right helpers and tools. We will call on the help of those famous three little pigs this week to build a strong foundation for St. John’s.
Session 9 – Aug 7 - 11 : Aesop’s Fables
Can a mouse and a lion be friends? If a hare and a tortoise raced, who would win? Who prepares better for winter? A grasshopper or an ant? As we read these and several more of Aesop’s fables we will learn some very important lessons.
Session 10 – Aug 14 - 18 : Roaming the Rainforest
Grab your binoculars to explore the world of the rainforest. Find out how a python dances, a dart frog climbs, and a toucan talks as we see what’s under that umbrella in the rainforest.
St. John's Parish Day School Lower School Camps
For students entering Kindergarten through fifth grade.
NEW for this year, St. John's Parish Day School proudly presents Lower School Summer Camp(s)!
Our camps will run for selected weeks during the summer camp session: June 12 – August 18, 2023, with each camp focusing on a different area of enrichment: movement, games, nature, academic, and more!
Open for children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade, and with options for full and partial day sessions, be sure to check out each camp! All sessions are open to non-St. John’s Parish Day School students. Read about the weekly themes, hours, and rates below. Email questions to [email protected].
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Partial Day Camp
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
7:30 to 9:00 AM
3:30 to 5:30 PM