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.

 

American Flag.jpg   Wk. 2  (July 3 – July 7)

Independence Week

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!