Wildebeests – A Day Camp for Kids entering PK-K
Designed by a team of experienced teachers here at Waterford, Wildebeests Day Camp is an all-day, multi-sensory program, where campers who are 3 to 5 years old experience the outdoors daily, learn through nature explorations, STEM, music, dance, art, sports, story time, water games, and carefully conceived, self-directed play.
The activities of each week are tied to a unique, exciting question, are led by qualified teachers, and are assisted by energetic, young interns. The children will return home full of facts, ideas, songs, craft projects, and stories to share.
In addition to the daily activities, there will be a field trip to a local park each week. Over the course of the summer the campers will do many activities in the nature zone and on the playground, see how the park changes over time, and come to make it their own.
It is essential that students in Day Camp be potty trained, and able to manage all bathroom needs on their own.
This program is set up to be a full day every day, but if your PK or K child needs a half-day schedule, we can set that up. Contact us at email@example.com and we will figure it out together.
To see the special protocols we will follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
Before and After Care available at registration.
Weeks 2-3: Space
Our Solar System
Exploring Outer Space
Weeks 4-7: The Classical Elements
(June 28-July 2)
Weeks 8-10: How Animals Move
Animals that Fly
Animals that Move on Land
Animals that Live in Water
Typical Daily Schedule
|9:00am||Arrival, gather, play in outdoor classroom|
|10:30am||Game and specialist (split into 2 groups)|
|1:00pm||Learning time B|
|1:45pm||Learning time C/Water games (Thu)|
Bring a sack lunch; snack provided by us
Northwest entrance from 9400 S, in the carpool lanes by the Lower School, 8:45-9:00
For day camp, campers should come with a backpack containing a refillable water bottle, a nutritious lunch, a clean facial covering or mask (cloth or disposable), a swimsuit and towel (on Thursday, for water games), sunscreen, and bug spray (optional). They should also wear their camp t-shirts (passed out on their first day) for our Wednesday field trips. Make sure you label everything!
$375 ($305 in Week 5)
2021 Program Dates
|Week 2 (June 14 – 18)|
|Week 3 (June 21 – 25)|
|Week 4 (June 28 – July 2)|
|Week 5 (July 6 – 9)*|
|Week 6 (July 12 – 16)|
|Week 7 (July 19 - 23)|
|Week 8 (July 26 - 30)|
|Week 9 (August 2 - 6)|
|Week 10 (August 9 - 13)|
*No camp on Monday, 7/5, for Independence Day.