Day Camps

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Cincinnati Country Day School’s Summer Program is known as one of the premier day camps in Cincinnati.  Children 18 months through entering eighth grade are led by degreed and experienced teachers who provide engaging activities that promote growth and success, encourage discovery, and create a community that instills a strong sense of self.

Our beautiful 62-acre campus offers learning opportunities both inside and out.  Our nurturing classroom environments promote exploration and collaboration. Manipulatives and materials offer endless possibilities for learning, creativity, and imagination.

Day camps take place over an eight-week period with flexible summer scheduling options available.  All campers are offered healthy snacks.  Campers enrolled in morning with lunch or all-day programs are provided a nutritious lunch. Optional after camp care is also available.

We are excited to announce that Summer2019 will offer both a traditional day camp option as well as a nature-based day camp.  Our Growing with Nature Explorers and Investigators day camps are designed for children who have a special connection with the outdoors. Our campus will serve as a natural outdoor classroom filled with numerous opportunities for sensorial-rich experiences. In addition, we will be offering a parent/child day camp experience for children 10 – 24 months.

Day Camp Options

Country Play, A Play-Based Parent and Child Camp (10-24 months)
Traditional Day Camps

Destination Discovery

Toddler (18-36 months)
Toddler Tops (32-38 months)

Age 3
Age 4

Kindergarten

Camp Country Day

Grades 1 – 4

STEM

Grades 5 - 8

 
Growing with Nature Camp

Explorers

Ages 3 - 5

Investigators

Grades 1 – 4


Please click here for online registration for all CCDSummer day camps and courses (academic, arts, and athletics).

 

COUNTRY PLAY CAMP A PLAY-BASED PARENT AND CHILD PROGRAM (10-24 MONTHS)

Description

 

Country Play Camp provides young children with a meaningful first school experience! Children (10-24 months old) will have the freedom to explore in a carefully prepared learning environment. The parent and child will work together to help develop their young learner’s creativity and critical thinking, coordination and inquiry, balance and spatial awareness, language and pre-writing skills. 

A children’s book will be the focus for each week’s activities, with different experiences bringing the stories to life. 

·       Tuesdays – Adventures in Nature

·       Wednesdays – Sticky, Slimy, Senory Play

                                   *Parent/Child Country Splash Swim Instruction  

·       Thursdays –  Music and Movement
    

Whether attending some days or all week, parents will learn to extend their child’s learning while nurturing their cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

·       Child must be walking

·       Adult participation required

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

3 (TWTH) Day Program, 9:30 – 11:30 am

·       Arrival – greeting, transitioning into the day

·       Circle Time - songs and fingerplays

·       Classroom exploration – parent and child explore the classroom together

·       Storytime – whole-group reading

·       Literature focus activities – bringing the story alive through different daily experiences

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Schedule

3 (TWTH) Day Program, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Four-Week Session Option Only

  • Session I: 6/10 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  • Session II: 7/8 – 8/2

 

Pricing

Program Options

Session Pricing


 3 (TWTH) Day Program
 9:30 - 11:30 am 

$330.00 Session I
Closed July 4

$360.00 Session II

DESTINATION DISCOVERY (Toddler, Toddler Tops, Age 3, Age 4, and Kindergarten Groups)

Description

Destination Discovery camps encourage exploration and creativity through developmentally appropriate open-ended activities. Activities emerge from questions and interests as each camper constructs his/her learning experiences. Manipulatives and materials offer endless possibilities for learning, creativity, and imagination.

Toddler group (18 – 36 Months) activities include:

  • Investigation through learning centers
  • Nature connection
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Creative arts
  • Outdoor water play

Toddler Tops group (32 – 38 Months), Age 3, Age 4, and Kindergarten activities include:

  • Investigation and discovery
  • Learning centers
  • Nature connection
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Tennis instruction
  • Creative arts
  • Swim instruction and outdoor water play

Requirements

  • Toddler and Toddler Tops campers do NOT have to be toilet trained.
  • Campers MUST be toilet trained to participate in the Age 3, Age 4, and Kindergarten groups.
  •          To allow for age-appropriate transitions, toddlers who were not enrolled at CCDS for the current school year must register for one or both four-week sessions.

Schedule

Four-Week Sessions

  • Session I: 6/10 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  • Session II: 7/8 – 8/2

Individual Weeks

  1. 6/10 – 6/14
  2. 6/17 – 6/21
  3. 6/24 – 6/28
  4. 7/1 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  5. 7/8 – 7/12
  6. 7/15 – 7/19
  7. 7/22 – 7/26
  8. 7/29 – 8/2

Pricing

 

Program Options

Weekly Pricing

Session Pricing

Morning 3-Day Program (TWTH)

$110
$ 75 week of 7/1

Closed July 4

$  364.50 Session I
$  396.00 Session II

Morning 3-Day Program with Lunch (TWTH)

$140
$94 week of 7/1

Closed July 4

$  462.50 Session I

$  504.00 Session II

All-Day 3-Day Program (TWTH)

$185

$124 week of 7/1

Closed July 4

$  611.00 Session I
$  665.00 Session II

All-Day 3-Day Program with After Camp Care (TWTH)

$230

$154 week of 7/1

Closed July 4

$  759.50 Session I
$  828.00 Session II

Morning 5-Day Program

$180
$144 week of 7/1
 Closed July 4

$  615.50 Session I

$  648.00 Session II

All-Day 5-Day Program

$305
$244 week of 7/1
Closed July 4

$1043.00 Session I

$1098.00 Session II

Morning 5-Day Program with Lunch

$230

$184 week of 7/1
Closed July 4

$  786.50 Session I

$  828.00 Session II

All-Day 5-Day Program with After Camp Care

$380
$304 week of 7/1
Closed July 4

$1299.50 Session I

$1368.00 Session II

After Camp Care Drop-in
(Day Campers Only)

$20 per day

 

CAMP COUNTRY DAY (Grades 1 – 4)

Description

Camp Country Day provides a unique learning experience that fosters key academic areas through club-centered programs. Each week offers new and engaging opportunities for campers to learn through fun, hands-on activities.

Activities include:

  • STEM
  • Sports Series
  • Out of a Box Art
  • Academic blast (grade level academic reinforcement)
  • Weekly enrichment activity (both on and off campus)
  • Tennis instruction
  • Swim instruction

Pricing

Program Options

Weekly Pricing

Session Pricing

All-Day 5-Day Program

$305
$244 week of 7/1
Closed July 4

$1043.00 Session I
$1098.00 Session II

All-Day 5-Day Program w/After Camp Care

$380
$304 week of 7/1
Closed July 4

$1299.50 Session I
$1368.00 Session II

After Camp Care Drop-in

$20 per day

$20 per day

Schedule

Four-Week Sessions

  • Session I: 6/10 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  • Session II: 7/8 – 8/2

Individual Weeks

  1. 6/10 – 6/14
  2. 6/17 – 6/21
  3. 6/24 – 6/28
  4. 7/1 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  5. 7/8 – 7/12
  6. 7/15 – 7/19
  7. 7/22 – 7/26
  8. 7/29 – 8/2

STEM DAY CAMP (GRADES 5 - 8)

Description

STEM Day Camp provides a unique learning experience with fun, real world connections focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Weekly themes offer innovative learning opportunities through hands-on activities that promote teamwork while developing creative problem solvers.

Activities include:

  • STEM Projects
  • Academic blast (grade level academic reinforcement)
  • Tennis instruction
  • Swim instruction

Schedule

Campers participate in an all-day program (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or all-day with after-camp care 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), 5 days per week.

Weeks

6/10 – 6/14
The Great Escape

Bring your problem-solving knowledge!  This week integrates all of STEM as campers explore and create puzzles, riddles, and escape challenges.  We are building an escape room!

6/17 – 6/21
Bridging the Gaps

Using various methods of connection, campers will explore the successes and failures of engineering a build.  Compare and contrast low and high breaking points for our bridge of tomorrow.

6/24 – 6/28
Coding

Explore the world of computer science and programming through software programs campers will study the foundations of computer science: sequence, selection, and repetition.

7/1 – 7/5
Goldberg Machine

Working in teams to improvise the use of physics and engineering, campers will invent a Rube Goldberg Machine – a comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation.

7/8 – 7/12
Rat Race

Campers will be using mouse traps to construct their rat rods and wheeled machines to use mechanical advantage and see who can build the rat rod that is up to outperform the competition.  Don't get trapped up in the rat race.

7/15 – 7/19
Building and Engineering

Building and Engineering – Creativity rules during this week of camp.  Through hands-on design and building projects, campers will quickly turn ideas into reality using prototyping, free building, engineering, and 3D design.

7/22 – 7/26
Game Player’s Paradise

Learn to create, design, and develop a variety of popular toys and games with Makerspace materials as we explore both classic toys/games and compare them to modern technology.

7/29 – 8/2
Cardboard Regatta

During the cardboard boat project, students will practice real-world skills of measurement, buoyancy, construction, and teamwork. Students will construct a boat made from cardboard, carpet tubes, and duct tape.

Pricing

Program Options

Weekly Pricing

Session Pricing

All-Day
5-Day Program

$325
$260 wk of 7/2
Closed July 4

$1111.50 Session I
$1170.00 Session II

All-Day
5-Day Program w/
After Camp Care

$400
$320 wk of 7/2
Closed July 4

$1368.00 Session I
$1440.00 Session II

After Camp Care Drop-in

$20 per day

$20 per day

GROWING WITH NATURE CAMP (Multi-age Groups: Explorers Ages 3 - 5, Investigators Grades 1 - 4)

Description

Explorers, Ages 3 – 5 is designed for children who have a special connection with the outdoors. Our campus will serve as a natural, outdoor classroom filled with numerous opportunities for sensorial-rich experiences.

Activities will be designed around the campers’ interests and will nurture their innate curiosity.   Developing healthy life habits, connecting to earth, and fostering meaningful relationships will be practiced daily.

Lunch and snack are part of the learning experience.  Children will have a selection of proteins, fruits, vegetables, and dairy options daily.  Mealtimes will promote cooperative learning, independent skills, and community building as campers choose, prepare, and clean-up.

Growing with Nature will foster more independent children and develop skills for success in school and life.

Investigators, Grades 1 - 4  is designed for children who have a special connection with the outdoors. Our campus will serve as a natural, outdoor classroom filled with numerous opportunities for sensorial-rich experiences.

Activities will be designed around campers’ interests and will nurture their innate curiosity.   Campers will reflect on their day’s investigations taking note of their successes and challenges.

Whether working alone or in a group, the thoughts, emotions, and reactions will be unique to each individual. Independent thinking will be fostered opening the doors to their ideas and creativity while developing a sensible level of judgement and risk-taking.

Lunch and snack are part of the learning experience.  Children will have a selection of proteins, fruits, vegetables, and dairy options daily.  Mealtimes will promote cooperative learning, independent skills, and community building as campers choose, prepare, and clean-up.

Growing with Nature will foster more independent children and develop skills for success in school and life.

Daily focuses include:
 

  • Campus exploration
  • Artworks
  • Healthy life habit skills
  • Yoga
  • Swim instruction 

 

 

Schedule

Explorers (Ages 3 - 5)
All-Day 3 (TWTH) Day Program, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

 

Investigators (Grades 1 - 4)
All-Day 5-Day Program, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Four-Week Session Option Only

  • Session I: 6/10 – 7/5, Closed July 4
  • Session II: 7/8 – 8/2

 

Pricing

Program Options

Session Pricing

Explorers (Ages 3 - 5)
All-Day 3 (TWTH) Day Program

$880.00 Session I
Closed July 4

$960.00 Session II

Explorers (Ages 3 - 5)
All-Day 3 (TWTH) Day Program 
w/After Camp Care

$1165.00 Session I
Closed July 4

$1260.00 Session II

Investigators (Grades 1 - 4)
All-Day 5 Day Program
 

$1235.00 Session I
Closed July 4

$1300.00 Session II

Investigators (Grades 1 - 4)
All-Day 5 Day Program w/After Camp 
 

$1520.00 Session I
Closed July 4

$1600.00 Session II

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Contact Information

CCDSummer Programs
6905 Given Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-2898

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