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CCDS Extended Camp Programs

After care and mini camps are helpful to extend the day for day camp participants or families with busy schedules seeking a short, structured break in the summer.

Pre- and post-camp programs are designed to support families who need to extend their camp experience outside of the eight weeks of day camp. These programs offer campers a safe and fun environment with structured activities and opportunities for socialization. These are great options for working parents or families with busy schedules.

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After Care and Mini Camp Programs

Week

Toddler – Kindergarten

Grades 1 - 4

Grades 5 - 8

June 10 – June 14

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Game Quest 
Gymnastic


Creative Crafting: Pottery
Game Quest 
Gymnastics 

June 17 – June 21
(Four-Day Week)

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Cupcake Challenge
Etiquette Rules!
Game Quest 
Gymnastics 

Creative Crafting: Fashion Design
Etiquette Rules!
Game Quest
Gymnastics 

June 24 – June 28

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Creative Crafting: Fashion Design
Game Quest 


Game Quest 

July 1 – July 5
(Four-Day Week)

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Basketball 
Creative Crafting: Pottery
Game Quest 

Basketball 
Cupcake Challenge
Game Quest

July 8 – July 12

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Game Quest 
Lacrosse 

Creative Crafting: Paper Art
Game Quest

July 15 – July 19

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

Creative Crafting: Paper Art
Game Quest
Soccer 

Elite Soccer *See Elite Sports
Game Quest 

July 22 – July 26

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots


Creative Crafting: Mindfulness Art
Game Quest 
Skills and Strings Tennis 


Elite Lacrosse *See Elite SportsElite  Quest 
Hip Pop Dance
Skills and Strings Tennis

July 29 – August 2

Creative Playtime
Soccer Shots

DanceBeat
Game Quest 
Tennis

Creative Crafting: Mindfulness Art
Game Quest 
Tennis

 

Creative Playtime After-Care
Ages:
Toddler – Kindergarten
Dates:
Session I: 6/10/2024 – 7/5/2024
Session II: 7/8/2024 – 8/2/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: 
3-Day: 
Session I: $200 - Session II: $240
5-Day: Session I: $360 - Session II: $400
Description: This after-care camp is designed to extend the learning for our children who attend the day camps. This camp allows children unstructured playtime, which is critical to developing brains and bodies. 

Basketball 
Grades: 
1 - 8
Dates: 7/1/2024 - 7/5/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$80
Instructor: TJ Deshields, Camp Staff
Description: This skills camp teaches players the fundamentals of basketball. Fun drills and games will boost players’ passing, dribbling, and shooting skills.

Creative Crafting: Fashion Design
Grades: 1 - 4 
Dates: 6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Instructor: Tess Young, CCDS faculty
Description: Use your imagination and creativity to showcase your unique style. Explore textures, colors, and patterns as you translate your style onto your very own vision board.

Creative Crafting: Fashion Design
Grades: 5 - 8
Dates: 6/10/2024 - 6/14/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Tess Young, CCDS faculty
Description: Use your imagination and creativity to showcase your unique style. Explore textures, colors, and patterns as you translate your vision onto your very own vision board.

Creative Crafting: Mindfulness Art
Grades: 1 - 4 
Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Camp Staff
Description: Discover the joy of creating art with mindfulness as your guide.  Art becomes a form of meditation as participants immerse themselves in various art projects - sand art, painting, sculpting, and more.

Creative Crafting: Mindfulness Art
Grades: 5 - 8
Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Camp Staff
Description: Discover the joy of creating art with mindfulness as your guide.  Art becomes a form of meditation as participants immerse themselves in various art projects - sand art, painting, sculpting, and more. 

Creative Crafting: Paper Art
Grades: 1 - 4 
Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Camp Staff
Description: Explore the diverse world of paper artistry. Learn techniques and hone your skills as you create 3-D paper creations and learn the elegance of origami. 

Creative Crafting: Paper Art
Grades: 5 - 8
Dates: 7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Camp Staff
Description: Explore the diverse world of paper artistry. Learn techniques and hone your skills as you create 3-D paper creations and learn the elegance of origami.

Creative Crafting: Pottery
Grades: 1 - 4 
Dates: 7/1/2024 - 7/5/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Tess Young, CCDS faculty
Description: Delve into the world of clay and unleash creativity through the mesmerizing craft of pottery. This camp will focus on various techniques, with a special emphasis on the mesmerizing art of throwing clay on the wheel.

Creative Crafting: Pottery
Grades: 5 - 8
Dates: 6/10/2024 - 6/14/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Tess Young, CCDS faculty
Description: Delve into the world of clay and unleash creativity through the mesmerizing craft of pottery. This camp will focus on various techniques, with a special emphasis on the mesmerizing art of throwing clay on the wheel.

Cupcake Challenge
Grades: 1 - 4
Dates: 6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Instructor: Emily DiMatteo, CCDS faculty
Description: In this thrilling culinary challenge, participants will create unique, mouthwatering cupcakes. Participants will showcase their creativity and baking skills in crafting delectable cupcakes. 

Cupcake Challenge
Grades: 5 - 8
Dates: 7/1/2024 - 7/5/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Instructor: Emily DiMatteo, CCDS faculty
Description: In this thrilling culinary challenge, participants will create unique, mouthwatering cupcakes. Campers will showcase their creativity and baking skills in crafting delectable cupcakes. 

DanceBeat
Grades:
1 – 4
Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Wood, CCDS faculty 
Fee: $100
Description: Master popular line dances and dance to the beat with a cardio drumming routine by DrumFit. Let's dance our way through the hottest hits of all time together!

Etiquette Rules
Grades:
1 - 8
Dates: 6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024 (Four-Day Week)
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructors:  CCDS faculty members Prissy Schoeny and Emily Hetrick
Fee: $80
Description: Everyday life skills are essential for gaining independence, boosting confidence, and being a good member of society.  Students will learn etiquette, table manners, communication, and everyday practical life skills that will build a solid foundation for life. 

Game Quest 
Grades: 1 – 8
Dates: 6/10/2024 – 8/2/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 per week ($80.00 week of 6/17 and 7/1)
Description: Each week is a blend of nostalgia and innovation, where participants can relish their favorite games and discover new ones.  This camp is not just about games; it’s about forging friendships, sharing experiences, and creating unforgettable moments through the power of play.

Gymnastics 
Grades:
1 – 8
Dates: 
Session I: 
6/10/2024 – 6/14/2024
Session II: 6/17/2024 – 6/21/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Steve Conner, CCDS varsity gymnastics coach
Fee: $100 per session
Description: Participants will learn basic to intermediate gymnastics skills and skill connections on the floor, beam, bars, and vault. This course works on flexibility and the building blocks for young gymnasts.

Hip Pop Dance
Grades:
5 - 8
Dates: 7/22/2024 – 7/26/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Wood, CCDS faculty 
Fee: $100 
Description: Dive into the latest pop hits and master popular dance moves. Let's dance our way through the hottest hits together!

Lacrosse 
Grades:
1 – 4 
Dates: 7/8/2024 – 7/12/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Marisol Allison, CCDS varsity coach
Fee: $100
Description:  During the week, campers will work on a variety of skill-building activities and drills while learning positions and playing in small group scrimmages.

Skills and Strings Tennis 
Grades: 1 – 8
Dates: 7/22/2024 – 7/26/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nikhil Shah `25 and pro tennis coaches
Fee: $100
Description: Participants will learn beginner and intermediate tennis skills on the court. This course is an excellent opportunity to expose campers to the game, new skills, and teamwork. The proceeds of this camp will go to the Cincinnati Tennis Foundation (CTF). CTF is a nonprofit organization that teaches tennis to underprivileged children and supports blind, wheelchair, and adaptive tennis. 

Soccer 
Grades:
1 - 4
Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
Time:  3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Theresa Hirschauer and Brittany Woods, CCDS varsity soccer coaches
Fee: $100
Description:  Campers will work on a variety of skill-building activities and drills while learning positions and playing in small group scrimmages.

Soccer Shots - Classic
Ages: 4 - 5
Mondays Session I: 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1
Tuesdays Session I: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2
Mondays Session II: 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Tuesdays Session II: 7/9, 7/16, 7/22, 7/30
Time:  3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Soccer Shots Cincinnati North & East
Fee: $80 per session
Description:  Soccer Shots classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic skills like dribbling, passing and shooting.  We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

Tennis 
Grades: 1 – 8
Dates: 7/29/2024 – 8/2/2024
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kyle Scully, CCDS varsity tennis coach
Fee: $100
Description: Participants will learn beginner and intermediate tennis skills on the court. This course is an excellent opportunity to expose campers to the game, new skills, and teamwork. 

Pre-Camp Programs
Lunch is not included.

CCDSports Camp
Grades: 1 – 8
Dates: 6/3/2024 – 6/7/2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructors: Dennis Coyle, CCDS athletic director, and coaches
Fee: $350
Description:  The goal of CCDSports Camp is to teach fundamental skills that span multiple sports and boost overall athleticism. A typical day consists of various games and skill-building activities, including but not limited to dodgeball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and whiffle ball. Participants will explore and discover skills needed for a variety of sports, leaving camp with a better concept of team and the fundamentals associated with each sport.

Cooking and Food Exploration: Cooking, Baking, and Food Education
Ages: Age 4 – Grade 1
Dates: 6/3/2024 – 6/7/2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: New Leaf Kitchen
Fee: $540
Description: New Leaf Kitchen is a non-profit organization on a mission to nourish young minds and bodies through cooking and food education for all. This camp offers real-life food experiences to help your child better understand where food comes from, teach them how to prepare it, make healthy eating fun, and encourage food exploration with all 5 senses. Our ‘root-up’ approach to food education nurtures all aspects of learning - nourishing both minds and bodies. Fee includes all supplies, ingredients (sourced locally and organically - no nut, peanut, animal*, or dairy used), and a laminated recipe card after each class. *Exception: honey

Post-Camp Programs
Lunch is not included.

CCDSurvival Skills 
Grades:
5 – 8
Dates: 8/5/2024 – 8/9/2024
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday
             5:00 p.m. Thursday Overnight Camp-Out
             9:00 a.m. Friday Camp Pick-up
Instructor: The Roaming Naturalist
Fee: $350
Description: Adventure into the great outdoors with an experienced naturalist and outfitter guide from The Roaming Naturalist! Campers will learn outdoor survival skills, including building a shelter and starting a fire, identifying plants and animals, reading a compass, and tying knots. Through hands-on activities, games, and team-building exercises, campers will gain confidence, make new friends, and deepen their understanding of the connection between humans and nature.

Cooking and Food Exploration: Cooking, Baking, and Food Education
Grades: 1 – 4
Dates: 8/5/2024 – 8/9/2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: New Leaf Kitchen
Fee: $540
Description:  New Leaf Kitchen is a non-profit organization on a mission to nourish young minds and bodies through cooking and food education for all. This camp offers real-life food experiences to help your child better understand where food comes from, teach them how to prepare it, make healthy eating fun, and encourage food exploration with all 5 senses. Our ‘root-up’ approach to food education nurtures all aspects of learning - nourishing both minds and bodies. Fee includes all supplies, ingredients (sourced locally and organically - no nut, peanut, animal*, or dairy used), and a laminated recipe card after each class. *Exception: honey

Creative Playtime
Ages:
Age 3 - Kindergarten
Dates: 8/5/2024 – 8/9/2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $350
Description:  Creative Playtime is a post-camp offering for ages 3 through entering Kindergarten and is designed to extend summer learning for children of working families. This camp allows children more unstructured playtime, which is critical to developing brains and bodies. Facilitated exploration and activities will be open-ended and child-initiated, allowing campers to explore their interests while boosting their creativity skills. Time will be spent at our Outdoor Education Center (7125 House) and our 60-acre campus. 
Activities include:

  • investigation and discovery
  • imaginative play
  • nature connection
  • creative art