Wildebeests Day Camp, PK/K (Full)

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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 summer@waterfordschool.org 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.

Weekly Themes

Weeks 2-3: Space

Our Solar System

Week 2
(June 14-18)

Exploring Outer Space

Week 3
(June 21-25)

Weeks 4-7: The Classical Elements


Week 4
(June 28-July 2)


Week 5
(July 6-9)


Week 6
(July 12-16)

Dirt (Earth)

Week 7
(July 19-23)

Weeks 8-10: How Animals Move

Animals that Fly

Week 8
(July 26-30)

Animals that Move on Land

Week 9
(August 2-6)

Animals that Live in Water

Week 10
(August 9-13)

Explore the Outdoor Classroom

Typical Daily Schedule

9:00amArrival, gather, play in outdoor classroom
9:30amSnack/circle time
10:30amGame and specialist (split into 2 groups)
11:30pmLunch, play
12:15amNap/Quiet time
1:00pmLearning time B
1:45pmLearning time C/Water games (Thu)

Camp Details

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)

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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.

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.