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About our 1st-2nd Grade Day Camp

Rising 1st and 2nd grade campers will have a few more choices in their activities in Day Camp. They experience the outdoors daily, learn through nature exploration, STEM, music, dance, art, sports, story time, water games, field trips, and carefully conceived, self-directed play.

The activities of each week are tied to a unique, exciting theme, are led by qualified teachers and assisted by energetic, young interns. In addition to the daily activities, there will be a weekly field trip to Dimple Dell. 

To see the special protocols we will follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

Before and After Care available at registration.

Weeks 1-3: Space

The Sun

Week 1
(June 8-12)

The Planets

Week 2
(June 15-19)

Exploring Outer Space

Week 3
(June 22-26)

Weeks 4-7: The Classical Elements

Dirt (Earth)

Week 4
(June 29-July 2)


Week 5
(July 6-10)


Week 6
(July 13-17)


Week 7
(July 20-23)

Weeks 8-10: How Animals Move

Animals that Fly

Week 8
(July 27-31)

Animals that Move on Land

Week 9
(August 3-7)

Animals that Live in Water

Week 10
(August 10-14)

Explore the Outdoor Classroom

Typical Daily Schedule

9:00amArrival, early start stations
9:25Circle time, get organized for day
9:45Playground; snack
10:20amLearning time A
11:10Learning Time B
12:00Lunch, play
1:00pmScience/Music/Dance/Field trip/Water games
2:00pmChoice activities/snack/Field trip/Water Games

Camp Details

Bring a sack lunch

Northwest entrance from 9400 S, in the carpool lanes by the Lower School

For day camp, campers should pack a refillable water bottle, a clean comfortable facial covering or mask (cloth or disposable), a swimsuit and towel (On Wednesdays), sunscreen, and bug spray (optional). Make sure you label everything!

$375 ($305 in weeks 4, 7)

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2020 Program Dates

Week 1 (June 8 – 12)
Week 2 (June 15 – 19)
Week 3 (June 22 – 26)
Week 4 (June 29 – July 2)*
Week 5 (July 6 – 10)
Week 6 (July 13 – 17)
Week 7 (July 20 - 23)*
Week 8 (July 27 - 31)
Week 9 (August 3 - 7)

*No camp on Friday, 7/03, for Independence Day, nor on Friday, 7/24, for Pioneer Day.

Explore the outdoor classroom

Waterford is excited to share the Outdoor Classroom, a Certified Nature Explore Classroom, which fosters highly effective, nature-based outdoor learning, and has been nationally recognized by Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.