Summer Day Camp 2020
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Summer Day Camp 2020: 3rd-5th Grade

Rising 3rd, 4th and 5th grade campers will experience the outdoors daily, learn through nature exploration, STEM, music, dance, art, sports, story time, swimming, field trips, and carefully conceived, self-directed play. They get to choose several of their activities, and take a unique field trip each week.

The activities of each week are tied to a unique, exciting theme, are led by qualified teachers, and are assisted by energetic, young interns. A portion of the day will include whole group activities, while other times will allow students to choose between several great activity options. In addition to the full group and choice activities, each week’s program will include an afternoon visit to the pool. On pool days, there will also be an alternate activity for non-swimmers.

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, gather, play in outdoor classroom
10:00amGathering time, get ready for the day.
10:30amGroup activity/lesson
11:30amLunch, quiet time
1:00pmSpecialist activities/Field trip/Swim
2:00pmChoice activities/Field trip/Swim

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, swimsuit and towel (On Thursdays), sunscreen, and bug spray (optional). Make sure you label everything!


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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)
Week 10 (August 10 - 14)

*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.