CCDS Summer Day Camps

Day Camp offers children (ages 18 months through entering grade 6) a summer of creative and unique opportunities that promote growth and encourage discovery in an environment that instills a strong sense of self. Our beautiful 62-acre campus boasts indoor and outdoor learning spaces that promote exploration and collaboration, offering endless possibilities for learning, creativity, and imagination.

Our experienced counselors use our Virtues in Action (Respect, Courage, Integrity, Compassion, and Responsibility) as a guide to create positive and nurturing environments for children to gain knowledge, foster friendships, and take healthy risks, all while igniting curiosity and creativity. 

A nutritious lunch and snacks are included, and after camp care is offered to families needing to extend the day.

We are excited to offer various day camp options that include TOTal Connections Camp, Discovery Camp, Growing with Nature Adventure Camp, STEM Camp, and Creative Playtime Camp. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Four-week session registration is available for toddlers through entering first grade day campers.  At this time, weekly registration is not an option for this age group.  We will continue to reevaluate weekly camp enrollment based on prevailing conditions. 
  • Campers entering second through sixth grade have the option to register by the session or weekly.  This age group has shown their capability to follow the Covid-19 guidelines independently.   
  • Participation in camps is contingent on a daily pre-camp health screening.
  • Some out-of-state and/or international travel could prevent a child from participating due to travel guidelines and the potential for quarantining. Please refer to the following websites for guidance:
    Ohio Travel Advisory
    CDC’s International Travel Guidelines
  • A Camper Information Form and Covid-19 Waiver must be completed online before June 1.
  • A Student Medical Record Form must be signed by a physician and on file before June 1.  Current CCDS students are exempt.

DAY CAMPS

18 – 38 months

TOTal Connections Camp

Age 3 – Entering Grade 1

Discovery Camp

Age 3 – Entering Grade 1

Growing with Nature Camp

Age 3 – Entering Kindergarten

Creative Playtime Camp
 

Entering Grade 2 – 6

STEM Camp


Day camps are full.  Email moulint@countryday.net to be put on the waitlist.

 TOTal Connections Camp
Ages 18 - 38 Months (by June 1)

TOTal Connections Camp is designed for our youngest campers, 18 – 38 months, to foster their first academic experiences and personal growth connections.  The carefully designed environment offers endless possibilities for learning, creativity, and imagination supporting social-emotional development and self-help skills.

Toddler Tops is intended for children turning three between June 30 through December 31 who would benefit from additional social-emotional support or need to strengthen self-help skills, including a concentration on toilet training before entering our ECII program in the fall.

Activities include:

  • investigation and discovery
  • imaginative play
  • nature connection
  • creative art
  • splash pad water play
  • toilet training (if applicable)
  • music and movement

Since we cannot safely guarantee social distancing while toddlers are in our pool, we will not include swim instruction as part of the program offering for our Toddler Tops camp attendees. 

   

Tot Classroom

Tot Playscape

 

 

Discovery Camp
Age 3 to entering Grade 1

Discovery Camp is designed to make learning come alive through active play and exploration for children ages 3 to entering grade 1.  Children will participate in a variety of carefully designed and teacher-led experiences through developmentally appropriate activities and play while engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.

Session I:  6/7 - 7/2
Project:  Dig

Session II:  7/6 - 7/30
Project:  Fly


Activities include:

  • investigation and discovery
  • imaginative play
  • nature connection
  • creative art
  • splash pad waterplay 
  • yoga
  • swim instruction
    • swimming may be replaced with a different enrichment
      class; the state of the pandemic and local case rate level will
      guide the decision

             PS Sensory Play PC Observation

 

Growing with Nature Adventure Camp
Multi-age Groups Age 3 - Grade 1

Growing with Nature Camp provides experiential and immersive learning opportunities for children ages 3 to entering grade 1 to connect with nature.  Our outdoor classroom will teach children to be observers and build an understanding of nature while:

  • developing skills and knowledge
  • fostering human-nature relationships
  • teaching conservation and sustainability
  • nurturing health and well-being
  • building a sense of community
  • supporting age-appropriate risk-taking

Activities include:

  • exploration
  • gardening
  • animal care
  • nature art
  • healthy life skills
  • splash pad waterplay
  • yoga
  • swim instruction
    • swimming may be replaced with a different enrichment class; the state of the pandemic and local case rate level will guide the decision.
   

STEM Camp
Entering Grade 2 - Entering Grade 6

STEM Camp provides a unique learning experience with fun, real-world connections focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math for children entering grade 2 through grade 6.  Weekly themes offer innovative learning opportunities through hands-on activities while developing creative problem solvers.

Activities include:

  • hands-on STEM activities
  • academic blast (grade level academic reinforcement)
  • yoga
  • swimming
    • swimming may be replaced with a different enrichment class; the state of the pandemic and local case rate level will guide the decision
  • on-campus enrichment
    • off-campus trips will be suspended for CCDSummer 2021
School age Cardboard Ragatta

 

POST CAMP

Creative Playtime Camp is a post-camp offering for ages 3 through entering Kindergarten and is designed to extend summer learning for working families. This camp allows children more unstructured playtime, which is critical to developing their brains and bodies.  Facilitated exploration and activities will be open-ended and child-initiated, allowing campers the freedom to explore their interests while boosting their creativity skills. Time will be spent at our Outdoor Education Center (7125 House) and throughout our 62-acre campus.  

Activities include:

  • investigation and discovery
  • imaginative play
  • nature connection
  • creative art
  • splash pad water play 

View our program brochure and forms (PDF)!

Register today for CCDS Summer Camps

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DAY CAMPS? CONTACT US!


CCDSummer Programs
6905 Given Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-2898

Tina Moulin, Director
P 513-979-0229
F 513-527-7602

 

Register today for CCDS Summer Camps

Toddler exploring the science behind bubbles at Cincinnati Country Day School's summer program
Excited toddler at Cincinnati Country Day School's Summer Program
Toddlers exploring water play together at Cincinnati Country Day School's summer program
Summer program art projects with flowers
Toddlers looking at farm animals at Cincinnati Country Day School's summer program
Toddlers playing with a water hose at Cincinnati Country Day School's summer program
Toddler exploring flowers
Toddler arts and crafts project
Toddler playing with farm animals
Oobleck science project at summer camp
Toddler cutting strawberries
Puddle jumping at summer camp
Painting sticks at summer camp
Toddler classroom at Cincinnati Country Day School
Climbing trees at summer camp