HUNTER MILL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
SUMMER CAMPS 2017
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 is always included.
2017 Summer Camp Rates here
Priority enrollment for current HMCDS students only
begins March 1 - 17, 2017.
Registration will be open to outside families beginning on March 20, 2017.
Registration Form available here
SUMMER WEEKLY THEMES
WK. 1 (June 26 – June 30)
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 (July 3 – July 7)
Celebrate our country with red, white and blue tie-dye projects, apple pie contest, baseball games and fun music by Peter McCory - The One Man Band.
Wk. 3 (July 10 – July 14)
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, plus experiments with ice, rock candy, colored spaghetti and explosions! A Mad Science show too!
Wk. 4 (July 17 – July 21)
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 24 – July 28)
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,plus activities and Reptile art.
Wk. 6 (July 31 – August 4)
Treasure Island Week
Pirate ships, treasure maps and scavenger hunts, Princesses & castles & ballroom dancing, with a Magic Show to top it off!
Wk. 7 (August 7 – August 11)
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 14 – August 18)
Under The Sea / Water Week
Fishing for minnows in our own creek, sand & shell art, jellyfish & octopus creations and live demonstration with the Under the Sea show.
Wk. 9 (August 21 – August 25)
Outer Space Week
Fascinating facts about our Solar System, paper maché planets, Planetarium viewing and a Moon Bounce!