Questions?

Contact Dani Diem, ddiem@stmarksdayschool.org, (904) 388-2632.
We will learn, grow, and play all summer in a safe and friendly environment under the direction of our loving and nurturing faculty and staff from St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. 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.

Camp Information & Daily Schedules

WEEKLY THEMES FOR EACH AGE GROUP

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  • 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 5-9

    Hawaiian Hoe Down
    Grab your straw skirts and large rim hats. We’ll be stringing island leis and enjoying the beauty of God’s oceans. Join us for some fun in the sand and sun as we kick off summer!

    2: June 12-16
    Beyond My Backyard
    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.

    3: June 19-23
    Caring Cubs
    We will explore opportunities to share God’s love with those around us through “random acts of kindness” this week. As we create various art projects and participate in other activities, we will learn to serve others and gain invaluable life skills while sharing the joy of giving within our community.

    4: June 26-30
    Fourth Fest
    Come ready to fly your flags high and, of course, wear red, white, and blue on Friday, June 30th 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 kick off the holiday weekend.

    5: July  
    3-7*
       
    CLOSED      
     7/3-7/4
    Wheels on the Bus
    Beep, beep! Wheel into camp as we enjoy different versions of our favorite nursery song. We will also learn about other ways to travel around God’s big world-- and how to stay safe while doing so! Whether by road, air, water, or foot, come join us during this moving week!

    6: July 10-14
    VBS
    Cubs with Capes
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s super duper you!!! Pack your superhero cape as we explore how to be safe and make our camp a better place. Safety rules in this camp as we discover our strength in God!

    7: July 17-21
    Adventure Camp
    Be bold and brave this week as we take on new experiences and explore camp in adventurous ways. Conquer obstacle courses, build towers and forts, and take a hike around camp as we engage in daily challenges to be the best we can be!

    8: July 24-28
    When I Grow Up…
    No job’s too big, no kid’s too small! Join us as we explore some of our favorite occupations through creative play, art projects, and stories!

    9: July 31-Aug. 4
    Once Upon a Time…
    Can you name all the foods the very hungry caterpillar eats? Have you ever wondered where Little Blue Truck sleeps? Do you know where Harold went with his purple crayon? Join us as we explore some of our favorite picture books and recreate some of the illustrators’ famous artwork!

    10: Aug. 7-11
    Off to a ROARing Start!
    As we say goodbye to camp and gear up for the coming school year, we will enjoy roaring good fun this week with our friends while creating special art projects!

  • 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 5-9
    Aloha Summer!
    Surf’s up as we kick off summer with a fun filled week of playing tropical games, strumming our ukuleles, and exploring volcanoes. Pack your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and be ready for adventure this week!

    2: June 12-16
    Week at the Cabin
    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 during your week at the cabin!

    3: June 19-23
    Respectable Me
    Come turn up the spirit of giving and find the joy of sharing as we become minions of good deeds in our community this week. We will create special art and more to share with those around us as we learn the importance of giving back.

    4: June 26-30
    America the Beautiful
    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 1st in our Annual Patriotic Parade through the Ortega Village! (All are welcome to attend.)

    5: July  
    3-7*
       
    CLOSED      
     7/3-7/4
    Cars 3
    Ka-chow! Cruise into camp for a blazing-fast week of adventures. Be prepared for some unexpected turns, as we race around camp and learn about safety, friendships, and weathering life’s storms with God’s help.
    6: July 10-14
    VBS
    Hero Central
    We will join Vacation Bible School in the morning (9-12) to do good, seek peace, and go after it! The remainder of the day we will delve into our local community heroes and discover how to make our community a better place with God’s help.

    7: July 17-21
    Double Dare You!
    On your mark, get set, GO! We’ll get physical as we engage in a week filled with games, races, obstacles courses, and other challenges. Join us as we push ourselves to new heights and strengthen our friendships along the way!

    8: July 24-28
    Growing Up Global
    Pick up your passport and prepare for a trip across the globe. We’ll make Chinese lanterns, build world famous structures, and paint a henna-inspired handprint during this week of exploring God’s wide world.

    9: July 31-Aug. 4
    Storybook Summer
    We’ve had a splendiforous summer, as Dr. Seuss would say, and will be exploring tall tales and creating crafts around some of our favorite authors and illustrators’ works of art. Join us as we go on a book hunt, make way for new favorites (and maybe the ducklings), and even say goodnight, moon!

    10: Aug. 7-11
    Skip into School
    We’ve raced through summer and it is almost over--but we’ve got one final week of fun planned! Join us as we prepare for the coming school year and enjoy skipping through the memories of camp together.

Hours & Costs

7:15-8:15 No Extra Charge (Early Morning Drop-Off)
8:15-12:00  $190/week*
8:15-3:15** $255/week*
8:15-6:00 $300/week*
    
*Fifth session is pro-rated, as we are closed on July 3 & 4, in honor of Independence Day.

** 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, registration must be completed by Friday, May 19, 2017.
 
 
Your Child. Our Camper. Their Summer.
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, you are automatically registered for all 10 sessions of Camp CREATE 2017 (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 2017-2018 will have priority placement in our Camp CREATE program.  Schedule changes are not permitted.

REGISTRATION

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Summer Camp is for children age 2 by 9/1/17 through those entering Kindergarten. Students enrolled at St. Mark's for 17-18 will be given priority.
Special Rate for Session 5: 8:15A - 12P ($115); 8:15A - 3:15P ($155); 8:15A - 6P ($180)
Campers entering Pre-K II and K will participate in the Church's VBS during the morning portion of this session alongside their teachers. Please arrive at your usual time, as campers attend VBS from 9AM-12PM. If you ONLY want your child to attend VBS with the Church, do not sign up with Summer Camp. You must sign up for VBS at www.stmarksjacksonville.org.
Parent/Guardian Information
Legal court documents must be submitted if either parent is not allowed to have contact with the student.
The following people have permission to pick up my child from camp. Please list first and last name(s) and relation to child. Will be required to present photo ID.
Emergency Contact Information
Person to contact after trying both parents.
Permissions & Releases
If any listed, a medical action plan must be completed and on file in the school office before child may attend camp.
Payment
Signatures
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If you do not receive an email communicating the status of your registration within one business day, please email Amanda Spencer, aspencer@stmarksdayschool.org, to confirm the receipt of your submission.