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2022 Summer Camp Program at St. John's Parish Day School

St. John's Parish Day School Early Childhood Camp 

In-Person, 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 13 – August 19, 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]


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Hours and Rates 
Full-Day Camp 
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Partial Day Camp  
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Before Care
7:30 to 9:00 AM
After Care
3:30 to 5:30 PM
*Registration Closed*
Session 1 – June 13-17 : 1, 2, 3, There’s a Bug on Me! 

Creeping, crawling, flying, buzzing all around.  Bugs everywhere!  We will learn about what they eat, what their jobs are, and their life cycles this week.

Session 2 – June 20-24 : Castles, Dragons, Kings, and Queens
Welcome to the World of Fairy Tales.  King, queen, or dragon, which would you rather be? No matter which you choose, we will explore the life inside and out of a castle this week, from building a castle to participating in a parade.

Session 3 – June 27-July 1 : Look, I’m a Mad Scientist!
Join us for five days of science fun! From nature to magnets to simple machines to experiments, campers will see how science works through exploring, discovering, and inventing. How does a zip line or a lava lamp work? Let’s find out!

Session 4 – July 5-8 : I Love the Red, White, and Blue!
The 4th of July is not just about fireworks and parades. As campers picnic and wave the red, white, and blue, they will learn more about the flag, as well as some of the other American symbols. Join us this week for some patriotic fun!

Session 5 – July 11-15 :  Balls Aren’t Just for Bouncing
Let’s bounce through the week as we learn all about the different kinds of balls.  We will kick, throw, bounce, toss, and even make balls of all different sizes!

Session 6 – July 18-22 : Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!
Along with parrots, prairie dogs, penguins, hippos, zebras, and so many more animals.  We will build a zoo this week, and learn how to take care of all of the zoo animals.  We will even make some elephant toothpaste.  Elephants need clean teeth, too!

Session 7 – July 25-29 : The Colors of Eric Carle
From the Grouchy Ladybug to the Mixed-Up Chameleon, author Eric Carle loved color.  And so do we!  Who does Brown Bear see?  He sees you becoming an artist this week.  Join us as we bring some of Mr. Carle’s best stories to life in so many different ways.

Session 8 – Aug 1-5: From Dragonflies to Frogs and Lily Pads
What’s in a pond?  Let’s take a walk through the small pond to see who these creatures are and how they live.  What’s the life cycle of a frog? Why do turtles have a shell?  Let’s splash through this week as we find out these answers and more about what goes on in a pond.

Session 9 – Aug 8-12 : Thunder! Lightening! Snow!
Where does rain come from?  Why doesn't it snow in the summer? What makes a tornado? Let’s put on our meteorologists’ hats and find the answers to these questions and more.

Session 10 – Aug 15-19 : Chick a Chick a Boom Boom
Chick a Chick a Boom Boom, letters and numbers all around the room. We will spend the week walking through this book and several others by author Bill Martin.  What a fun way to learn all about letters and numbers as we look toward the start of the school year.

Parent Testimonials 
"Quinn is LOVING camp and we couldn’t be happier! We thank you and your staff for such a great program!!" –Ashley, parent

"Camille had a great first week at summer camp! Thanks for keeping our kids safe while also having fun!" – Colleen, parent
Club SciKidz MD Science and Tech Camps
In-person, Ages 4 to 15
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Club SciKidz will be at St. John's Parish Day School! For over 10 years, Club SciKidz MD has offered mind-blowing, educational fun. Their hands-on, summer programs are more than just camp. They offer opportunities for children, in grade PreK-8th grades, to learn through enriching activities that explore science and technology. Their weekly programs blend academics and recreation giving campers the chance to master skills, meet friends, enhance their knowledge and enjoy their summer.
Registration for Summer 2022 is in full swing and spaces are filling quickly. SJPDS families are invited to take advantage of a special savings of $10 off per full-day, week-long camp, using the code: SJPDS2022. Discount expires 2/28/2022. Sibling discounts and multi-week discounts are automatically applied at check-out as long as all registrations are completed in one registration. Guarantee your child’s spot and register today! Questions? Email sci[email protected]
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Location: St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD, 21042

Camp Director

Mr. Gregory Wright
For questions, contact our Camp Director.