The best way to spend a hot summer day is in a nice cool pool. How about two on site pools? A toddler pool, specially designed for our younger friends, and a large pool for all other children are located on the north side of the school building. Under the supervision of highly trained swim teachers and with very low staff to child ratios, splashing and swimming in the pool is definitely one of the favorite summer camp activities.
Art activities are always an adventure as small groups of children, along with their teacher, visit the art specialist. While participating in hands on nature themed arts and crafts, the children develop creativity while using a wide variety of materials.
Gardening, nature hikes, visiting the farm animals and discovering our outside world makes for a very busy and enriching summer. A Nature Specialist provides a multitude of first hand experiences for our young campers. Flower, vegetable and prairie gardens bloom thanks to our young gardeners. Developing an understanding and sensitivity to our animal friends provides a sense of responsibility and nurturing. Exploring, discovering and investigating our natural world provides hours of wonderment.
Under the guidance of our horseback riding specialist and their teacher, the children learn to mount, hold the reins and dismount. This is a time to learn basic information about horses as well as their gear. Games and riding skills are introduced as the children become comfortable through weekly exposure to the various horses.
Introduction to cooperative games as well as participation in traditional sports and games provide the children with an active and fun filled summer camp session. Under the direction of a creative teacher, each week new activities are introduced. Thanks to our expansive playground and varied play yards, activities take place using a variety of play spaces.
Animals abound at Country Day… from baby ducklings to llamas and everything in between. The sounds of roosters from the coop fill the farm while the ducks swim lazily in the pond. There are goats, a sheep and of course bunnies. The children love feeding the animals, walking the goats, and riding