8 weeks: June 11 - august 3

For children age 2 by September 1, 2018, through entering kindergarten.

Camp CREATE follows a similar rhythm as our school year. The educational program follows weekly themes that are play-based and developmentally appropriate for each age group. We participate in art, music, indoor and outdoor play, water play, and many other stimulating activities. Our daily schedule prepares children for their future grade level, slowly transitioning their schedules to reflect that of their upcoming school year.
 
You must register for a minimum of two sessions. If you have enrolled at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School as a Full Year student for the 2018-2019 school year, you are automatically registered for all sessions of Camp CREATE 2018 (same days and times requested for the school year) and do NOT need to enroll separately for summer.

Students enrolled at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School for 2018-2019 will have priority placement in our Camp CREATE program.  Schedule changes are not permitted.

Camp Weekly Session Themes

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  • Click for Dandy Lions & Pre-K Pouncers (Age 2 & 3)

    We will enjoy a play-based curriculum that focuses on finding friendships, supporting social skills, and developing language skills. 

    Weeks    
     
    1: June 11-15
    Camptown Hoe Down
    The first week of summer will kick off our camping experience, outdoor style. We will pretend to sleep under the stars, swim in lakes, and go on adventures.
     

    2: June 18-22
    Shades of Summer
    We will be enjoying all things related to summer, including pretending to visit the beach and going on a picnic. We will also be reviewing our colors this week and participating in some “cool” activities.

     
    3: June 25-29
    Creepy, Crawly, Critters
    Pack your binoculars or magnifying glasses and be ready to explore critters who live in the earth, under trees, and even in the mud! We will look for animals everywhere and explore how they walk, see, and even where they hide as we dig into messy places to discover some of God’s greatest creations.



    4: July 2-6
    CLOSED 7/4
    Red, White, Blue & You
    Come ready to fly your flags high and, of course, wear red, white, and blue on Tuesday, July 3 for our Annual Patriotic Parade through the Ortega Village! (All are welcome to attend.) We will be exploring our nation’s colors and more this week as we celebrate the holiday!


    5: July  
    9-13
    Roaring Rapids
    Along the river, students discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God who tells them, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you” Isaiah 43:2a.
     

    6: July
    16-20
    Monster Magic
    Look forward to some big magic happening when these monsters appear on the scene! We will be talking about big and small creating monsters of each size, and engaging in some big (and small) magic tricks that help us discover science in God’s world.


    7: July 23-27
    Seuss on the Loose
    If you are very small or very tall if you are any size at all, come for a week of fun for everyone! From there to here, from here to there, fun things will be awaiting you everywhere as we explore the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss. 



    8: July 30 - Aug 3
    Wheels on the Bus
    Join us as we prepare for another fantastic school year at St. Mark’s! As we enjoy different versions of our favorite nursery song, we will be exploring community helpers and talking about safety, too! A great was to “roll” out of summer!
     
     
     
  • Click for OutRoar Cubs & Club Oxford (age 4 & 5)

    Campers entering Pre-K II will enjoy a summer with friends, activities, and water play every day! We will also participate in St. Mark’s Church Vacation Bible School.

    Club Oxford campers will move toward sustaining a full-day of activities (with dismissal at 3:15 p.m. or later).


    Weeks
     
    1: June 11-15
    S'more than Camping
    Let’s kick off our outdoor experiences while pretending to sleep under the stars, swim in lakes, and go on woodland adventures to explore God’s beautiful creation. Follow your tour guide’s instructions to jump over logs, wade through swamps, and creep past wild creatures!


    2: June 18-22

    Seaside & Me
    We will be participating in some of the best summer pastimes, including collecting seashells, water play, and even a sandcastle competition! We will be talking about all things beach and pretending to visit the high seas to see some amazing underwater animals.


    3: June 25-29
    Dino Claws & Shark Jaws
    Join us as we explore nature and enjoy being outdoors on our beautiful campus. Be sure to pack a water bottle, binoculars, and maybe even a flashlight!

    4: July 2-6

    CLOSED 7/4
    Party in the USA
    During this special time of year, we celebrate our great nation! We will be kicking off a party for the USA, exploring shapes and patterns, and more this week. Come ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 3rd in our Annual Patriotic Parade through the Ortega Village! (All are welcome to attend.)
     
    5: July  
    9-13
    VBS
    Roaring Rapids
    Get ready for a metaphorical white-water rafting adventure where children experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, students discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God who tells them, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you” Isaiah 43:2a.  Memorable Bible stories, exciting science, creative crafts, and terrific music will help our kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!  *VBS will be attended from 9-12 noon. If you only want to attend VBS please register through St. Mark's Church.

    6: July 6-20

    Chemistry or Magic
    Learn the science behind magic and eliminate the mystery behind science. Come create your own magical experiments and fizzing formulas this week…Maybe even an explosion or two!


    7: July 23-27

    Princess & Pirates

    Join us as we look for treasure and participate in tea parties! This week will be filled with a prim and proper agenda for the princess in you, while the pirates will be out controlling the high seas and looking for treasure afar. 


    8: July 30 - Aug 3

    Ice Age
    Bring your boots and don your coats. We’re traveling to a much colder time, where we’ll learn about mammoth animals, how to stay warm and dry, and even a pajama party!


     
     

Camp Hours & Costs

7:15-8:15 No Charge
8:15-12:00  $205
8:15-3:15* $275
8:15-6:00 $325
    
Sessions are offered weekly, with a two week minimum registration. The week of Independence Day will be pro-rated based on the holiday. 

* Because Kindergarten is a full-day program, Club Oxford campers are required to stay until 3:15 minimum.

To secure a Camp CREATE t-shirt, please register by May 1. 
 
 

What to Bring

All campers need to bring a labeled set of water play clothes, towel, swim and regular diapers (if needed), and a weather-appropriate change of clothes. If staying past 12:00 dismissal, you must also pack a lunch daily.

After registering, please watch for camp communications with full details and information about the Camp Orientation to be held in May.

Questions?

Contact Dani Diem, ddiem@stmarksdayschool.org, (904) 388-2632.