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Thank you from all of us at WCDS Summer Camps! It was quite a summer, to say the least, and we are more than excited to get back to full capacity in 2021.

*Below is an example of our 2020 camp offerings. We will update new camps in April 2021*

Example Camp Offerings

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9:30-9:40
Camp Dropoff – Please stay in car and drop at designated age group zones (marked on loop)

9:40-11:30
Theme specific camp activities

11:00-11:40
Pack Up and Pick Up at designated group zones

11:40-12:00
Lunch (please provide all snacks and lunches – no pizza this year…)

12:00-2:50
Stay n play outdoor fun and creek play! *Social Distancing Guidelines in place with some limitations on activities.*

2:50-3:00
Pack Up and Pick Up at designated group zones

$55 per camp per week (morning only) $105 per camp per week (Stay n Play)

*Supplemental activities, materials, and scheduling will occur on a case by case basis

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9:30-9:40
Camp Dropoff – Please stay in car and drop at designated age group zones (marked on loop)

9:40-11:30
Theme specific camp activities

11:40-12:00
Lunch (please provide all snacks and lunches – no pizza this year…)

12:00-2:50
Stay n play outdoor fun and creek play! *Social Distancing Guidelines in place with some limitations on activities.*

2:50-3:00
Pack Up and Pick Up at designated group zones

$105 per camp per week

*Supplemental activities, materials, and scheduling will occur on a case by case basis

JK - 1st Grade

May 26* - May 29 (*No camp Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day)

Spend time outside and in as you explore the vastness of the internet as well as your own back yard to find the treasures within. 

Instructor: Amanda Blakemore

Come for an exciting story from a far off land, and then learn to make something beautiful from that culture. Every day will be a different adventure. 

Instructor: Angela McAteer

Get the soapy water ready for this one! Explore various mediums and techniques, but most of all, make it happen, however messy it may be! 

Instructor: IJ Kalcum

June 1 - 5

Description: Spend some time learning to draw, doodle and create with Mr. Mat!

Materials/Supplies Required: Art supplies (pencils, markers, crayons, washable paints) and paper (sketchbook, computer paper, any kind of paper)

Instructor: Mat Robinson

Sometimes that puddle is just too tempting to resist. And what’s that slime made out of anyway? Put the plastic on the sofa this week, it’s time to get messy!

Instructor: Laura Demarest

June 8 - 12

Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math. Explore all the STEAM there is in this camp of creativity and self-expression! 

Instructors: Miss Erica Warfield

June 15 - 19

Are you ready to find out how many different ways your body can shake, kick, and karate chop? Join us for a week of explosive fun as we maneuver through dynamic explorations of movement. 

Instructor: Miss Linda Krulock and Miss Clarie Norman

Let’s prepare some interesting, little people-friendly fare to enjoy together. 

Instructor: Angela McAteer

June 22 - 26
Come join us as we embark on a journey through the magical world of picture books. We will explore a new theme each day, using books, art, movement, and outdoor play. It will be a fun time connecting to all the wonders that books can give us!

Instructor: Miss Claire Norman

June 29 - July 3

Imagine burst of color from the greatest fireworks display in your mind and you’ll have an idea of what’s in store for this week of vibrancy and brightness of life! 

Instructor: Miss Liz Hladek

Let’s use all the fun exercises that we know and spell some words! Who doesn’t love practicing spelling and exercise all at the same time?

Instructor: Carrie Ochap

**Summer camps scheduled beyond this date are in person again! Should DHHR recommend our campus close again, significant schedule changes may occur.**

July 6 - 10 (9:30 - 11:30 am ONLY)

Calling all artists! It’s time to dive into those big collaborative artworks that seem to take just too much time in a regular art class. 

Instructor: TBD

Another fan favorite made even richer! Our superheroes will meet ninja warriors to complete physical challenges as well as save the campus from villains bent on our destruction. Evil doers beware! 

Instructor: TBD

July 13 - 17

A gift, well it is what it is. But the box it came in is a spaceship, a playhouse, a stage set for opening night! Embrace you imagination and find the wonders a slab of cardboard can bring.

Instructor: TBD

The name says it all! All the fun of a power outage in the 90s, with family game nights and fun fireside treats in a blast of a week.

Instructor: Bridget Rutherford

July 20 - 24

Rub those computer screen eyes and shake yourselves into summer with Move it or Lose it. It’s all in the name. Get dancing. Get twisting. Get MOVING!

Instructor: Claire Norman

Calling all water enthusiasts! Become an Aqua Kid! Join us for some water fun. We will dive into some cool water science experiments, create a splash of art, and ip over a variety of water-related games and activities. Hurry and take the plunge with us!

Instructor: Miss Airry Schultz

July 27 - 31

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We’re taking a trip to the wild side and learning all about the fierce and mighty animals of the world. 

Instructor: TBD

Whether you’re an American Girl, SpiderMan, or even an Olaf fan, this week welcomes all! Bring your favorite 1 ft tall friends and meet some new ones along the way. 

Instructor: Bridget Rutherford

August 3 - 7

A little of this, a little of that. We’ll be running and drawing and dancing and building. We’re throwing everything we have at this camp!

Instructor: Miss Erica Warfield

Campers will experience a new way to create beautiful artworks using natural ingredients. Paints from food, water colors from flowers, and of course painting nature in nature. Set your summer heights high, immersed in art and the outdoors!

Instructor: Liz Hladek

2nd - 5th Grade

May 26* - May 29 (*No camp Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day)

Dive into the art aspects in the world of Concept Art, Character and Environment Creation, Video Game Design and 2D Animation with Mr. Mat! Materials/Supplies Required: Your noggin, Art Supplies (pencils, pens, paper, paints, markers) and a Sketchbook (can be an actual sketchbook or a folder or paper stapled together)

Instructor: Mat Robinson

Caged writers beware! This week will be filled with the unfettered inspiration of the wild, using campfires as our backdrop and natural wonders as our subjects as we write everything from poetry to rap lyrics to fictional short stories. Top it off with a few s’mores and it is going to be a week to remember!

Instructor: Kristina Kramer

Learn from our very own WCDS Kids in the Kitchen chef as she walks you through some of our tried and true lunches as well as a few special dishes just for campers. 

Instructor: Julie Cartwright

June 1 - 5

Connect with girls your age in a positive environment filled with interactive games, arts, crafts, dance, yoga, and of course a special spa day to remember!

Instructor: Karen Mead

Take a breath and just look around. Nature is the greatest artist of them all, and this is your time to share in its beauty and capture a special moment right in front of your eyes.

Instructor: Julie Cartwright

June 8 - 12

You read it right. Those convections and concoctions sure come with quite a bit of chemistry and it’s time to get your hands sticky with science!

Not much to explain here. Get your blockheads ready and start launching some cows in worlds created from scratch and by YOU! Join friends and foes alike and have a blast in this virtual experience like no other. 

Instructor: Renee McFadden

June 15 - 19

Explore art from the paper’s perspective! Make a paper bowl, fold some origami, learn the art of paper quilling, and even make your own paper using materials from nature.

Instructor: Stella Boldrick

Explore a new country each day as you compete in an adventurous, exciting scavenger hunt competition, just like the real show!

Instructor: Meredith Shah

June 22 - 26

We know, but you don’t. Are we selling a timeshare? Who wants to take a risk and eat something yummy?

Instructor: Mystery Chef

Jazz hands, unite! Come together for this two week, virtual acting experience like no other.

Instructors: Julie Cartwright

June 29 - July 3

Like we’re living in the land of ESPN 8 (the Ocho), Wide World of Sports brings the excitement of our favorite TV show from our (parents) youth to the campus at WCDS! Each day our campers will explore a sport from around the world, building appreciation and skills alike.

Instructor: Randy Shah

Get the soapy water ready for this one! Explore various mediums and techniques, but most of all, make it happen, however messy it may be! 

Instructor: IJ Kalcum

**Summer camps scheduled beyond this date are in person again! Should DHHR recommend our campus close again, significant schedule changes may occur.**

July 6 - 10 (9:30 - 11:30 am ONLY)

The hunt is on! Follow maps, fine clues, and discover the treasure just beneath your feet in this week-long adventure over every inch of the WCDS campus.

Instructor: TBD

Lights, camera, action! In a quest to find the next great filmmaker, our campers will cast, act, edit, and produce the next summer blockbuster! (Check out what we did last year!)

Instructor: Luke Hladek

July 13 - 17

Use the six-acre campus to look for clues and solve the puzzle, all before the game even begins! Have a blast with this new take on an outdoor summer classic!

Instructor: TBD

July 20 - 24

The wet and engaging WCDS Summer Camp favorite offers brand new and exciting things to learn. Campers will enjoy exploring wonders in and around a real flowing stream, as well as capture moments with the flora and fauna throughout. It is a splashing good time!

Instructor: Margie Howells

Are your kids fans of movies like The Boxtrolls and Lego Batman? Maybe the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is more your speed. Either way, imagine making your very own movie in just a few (hundred) taps on your iPad and you’ll have an idea what entertainment this week will bring!

Instructor: Bridget Rutherford

July 27 - 31

This mystery camp will keep you guessing even after the first day, but one thing is for sure, it will be a blast! Are you up for whatever comes?

Instructor: Joe Jividen

As a kid, barbeques are about anything but food. They’re about fun in the sun and activities that can only be described as barbeque games. We’re talking cornhole. We’re talking slip n slide kickball. We’re talking giant Jenga. And yes, we’re talking burgers and hot dogs too. 

Instructor: TBD

August 3 - 7

Leap into summer with Cheer ‘n Flip, where we will have you turning, tumbling, and cheering like you’ve never been before!

Instructor: Carly Wilson

Come explore the fully functional WCDS Makerspace during this week long build-a-thon! Learn the world of DIY, along with some practical uses of hand and power tools and see how satisfying it can be to join the world of makers.

Instructor: Michael McDonald

We Two Move and Groove

with Miss Stephanie and Miss Claire

Tentative Dates:

*July 16, 23, 30, August 6

Requirements: Must have completed at least one session of We Two or be two-years-old before start date. Parent or caregiver participates in each session with the child. $105 for 4-week session. 10:00-11:30 am

Join us for this opportunity to let your toddler play! We Two Move and Groove provides children with the opportunity to openly explore their natural curiosities. Using free play, music, art, and movement, the children have a chance to interact with others and to make new discoveries about their surrounding world. The parents/caregivers presence provides security and support while the children partake on an exciting journey. 

*The class size is limited and a parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Summer at The Center for Multisensory Learning

Please click here for more information and to register or contact Director of CML, Theresa Kowcheck, at tkowcheck@wcdsedu.com.

For more information, please email summercamp@wcdsedu.com or call the main office at (304) 232-2430.

See you next year!