Weekly Themes Summer 2017

Weekly Themes

Weekly themes guide camp activities on an integrated basis. This means that the theme for a week is woven throughout all of the planned activities each day. Daily activities including story time, songs and poems, snack, arts and crafts projects, sports, dramatic play, science projects, the special program of the week, among others.

Summer Camp 2017 themes include:

Session 1 (June 5-9):  Transportation (FULL)Trucktouch_logo

Learning about different kinds of vehicles and transportation is highlighted by a special that allows campers to experience and explore various kinds of trucks such as a fire truck, ambulance, school bus, snow plow, mail truck, ice cream truck and more. For young children, this is a very exciting!

Special(s):  Touch Truck day



Dinosaurs
 Session 2 (June 12-16:)  Dinosaurs (FULL)

Enjoy a special program by a real paleontologist, learn about different kinds of dinosaurs and how they lived. By the end of this session, your child (and probably you too) will know the difference between a T-Rex, an allosaurus and a stegosaurus, which are herbivores or carnivores and much more!

Special(s):  Fossil excavation; build the dinosaur


fairy tale-charactersSession 3 (June 19-23):  Fairy Tales

Geneva Day School's very own Music & Movement specialist, Ms. Dobbins, will be back again this summer as the dramatics specialist! She will teach campers two to three fairy tales and coach them to act out stories for fellow campers and staff on the Geneva Garden Deck. Bravo to our thespians!

Special(s):  Felt Board Lady; Creative Theater


4th of JulySession 4 (June 26-30):  Stars & Stripes

Learn about the United States’ Independence Day, July 4th, through patriotic stories, songs, and arts and crafts, and more. Campers and staff will decorate wagons and participate in our very own 4th of July parade on our grounds.

Special(s):  Felt Board Lady; 4th of July wagon parade


pirates-on-pirate-shipSession 5* (July 3-7):  Pirates

Aye-aye, matey! Our playground ship will become a pirate ship providing the perfect place for young pirates to “sail the seas” looking for hidden treasures…after learning about simple maps, how to follow one and perhaps a sailing song to pass the time!

Special(s):  Creek walk


Super HeroesSession 6 (July 10-14):  Superheroes

Dressed up in superhero costumes, children will have ample opportunity to practice rescuing, being a friend, and helping others by “being a hero” Campers will learn how those we read about in books or watch on TV and those who are in our community. We may even get a visit from some real-life superheroes!

Special(s):  TBA


Ocean AnimalsSession 7 (July 17-21):  Under the Sea

Learn about ocean and sea creatures, participate in a hands-on program with a specialist on aquatic environments, and walk to a nearby creek to explore creek life.

Special(s):  Felt Board Lady; Under the Sea aquatics specialists; creek walk


Under the Big TopSession 8 (July 24-28):  Under the Big Top

Our ringleaders will teach campers about the circus, with children learning and presenting our very own “greatest show on Earth” to fellow campers! There will definitely be some clowning around during this session, so be sure to bring your smiles!

Special(s):  Bee Bee Clown; circus act performance


physical-educationSession 9 (July 31-Aug 4):  Fun & Fitness

Summer is the perfect time to build athletic skills by playing games and participating in sports and exercises, featuring a visit from a children’s gym with an obstacle course just challenging enough for campers to enjoy.

Special(s):  My Gym; tie-dye day; snow cone day


Post Camp (August 6-11):  Backyard Animals

Join us for an extra week of camp where we will focus on backyard animals. Campers will explore Geneva's outdoor garden and go on a creek walk to search for backyard animals. Naturalists will visit to teach the children about our special neighbors that we see in our surroundings.

Special(s):  Croydon Creek Nature Center