HUNTER MILL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
SUMMER CAMPS 2018
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
SUMMER WEEKLY THEMES
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)
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.