At Hunter Mill Country Day School, we believe a Summer camp experience should be fun, adventurous and exciting for preschoolers and school-age kids alike.  HMCDS holds weekly theme-based Summer camps where children can be children - exploring, investigating and challenging themselves at their own pace while building new friendships and enjoying the camaraderie of old ones.  Children spend considerable time in the great outdoors on our 5 acre campus, visiting our barn animals, and engaged in a variety of activities such as sports games, water play, swimming at Oakmarr, local field trips, creative arts, cooking projects, and much more.  Nutritious snacks and a freshly prepared lunch are always included.  

2018 Summer Camp Rates here

Priority enrollment for current HMCDS students  

begins March 1 - 16, 2018.

Registration will be open to outside families beginning on March 19, 2018. To register, either drop off your registration form and fee at the school office between 7am - 6pm (Mon - Fri only) or mail it in.  You will be notified regarding other documentation needed in May.  

Registration Form available here



Wk. 1 (June 18 – June 22)

Bugs, Insects & Nature Week

Explore our 5 acres and catch minnows in the creek, feed our ponies and donkey, learn about indigenous plants and wildlife, and watch a hands-on show by Wildlife Ambassadors.

              Wk. 2  (June 25 – June 29)

STEM / Science Lab Week

Our future engineers build robots, Legos, block towers, and recycled mixed building material creations.  Hands-on science exploration creating and concocting slime, experiments with ice, rock candy, colored spaghetti and explosions!  MadScience show too!

  Wk. 3  (July 2 – July 6;  Closed July 4)

Independence Week

Celebrate our country with red, white and blue tie dye projects, apple pie contest, baseball games and music by Peter McCory - The One Man Band.

    Wk. 4  (July 9 – July 13)

Geology & Earth Week

Composting, recycling, rocks & minerals, plant a terrarium!  Mine for gems, shark teeth and more with Tim’s Gems sluice mobile.

Wk. 5  (July 16 – July 20)  

Dinosaurs & Reptiles Week

Learn about reptiles and dinosaurs and their habitats, learn how to be an archeologist while digging for fossils and dino eggs, and enjoy a live Reptiles Alive show, activities and Reptile art.

  Wk. 6  (July 23 – July 27)

Treasure Island Week

Pirate ships, treasure maps and scavenger hunts, Princesses, Pirates & castles, with a Magic Show to top it off!

Wk. 7  (July 30 – August 3)  

Olympic Games Week

High-jump, discus throw, hill races, water balloon toss, water relay races, and obstacle courses on our 5 acre grounds.

  Wk. 8  (August 6 – August 10)

Outer Space Week

 Fascinating facts about our solar system, paper maché planets, planetarium viewing and Constellations!

   Wk. 9  (August 13 – August 17)  

Food Art & Cooking Week

Become a mini chef preparing simple meals & snacks, measuring and mixing while learning about nutritious choices, make a recipe book and chef’s hat too!

Wk. 10 (August 20 – August 24)

Under The Sea/Water Week

Fishing for minnows in our own creek, sand & shell art, jelly fish & octopus creations and live demonstration with the Under the Sea show.