Engaging the Mind, Body & Spirit

Summer Fun at EDS 2018

This summer EDS will offer a variety of half and full day camps for students rising to grades Preschool – 6th Grade in 2018-2019. Our traditional “Gator Days”, will be led by our talented and nurturing summer staff. The teacher-directed elective camps will be led by a highly regarded group of teachers from EDS and other local schools, all of whom were recruited to join the EDS summer program. These options are five morning per week in length. Examples would be “Music Fun Camp”, “Commotion in the Ocean”, and “Craft Camp”.

“Gator Days” offers a thematic morning session (8:00am-12:00pm), an afternoon session (12:00pm-5:00pm) and full day (8:00am-5:00pm). Half-day sessions are $90 per week, and full-day sessions are $175 per week. All of the teacher-directed camps, or electives, are offered as morning sessions (8:00am-12:00pm) with the exception of the week of August 6-10 (1:00pm-5:00pm). Teacher-directed elective camps are priced at $150 per week. EDS will collect a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee for each family. All camps include a snack, supplies, and materials. Only Music Fun Camp requires an additional supply fee. Please note that during the week of July 4, we will run a shortened (two-day) camp week from July 2-3). The price for that week is adjusted accordingly. All participants must be at least three years old and fully toilet trained.

To secure your spot, please download and complete the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form and the 2018 Student Information & Medical Form and return, with payment, to Episcopal Day School. If you would like more information or have any questions, please visit the FAQ page, or  feel free to contact office between 8am and 3pm at (910) 692-3492.


2018 SUMMER CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

“MUSIC FUN CAMP” (June 11th – June 15th) CAMP NUMBER: 2
All Ages
Instructor: Lisa Gessner
Music Fun Camp is for kids of all ages who love to sing, dance, be creative and play games. Every day we will work on a musical craft (making instruments, wind chimes, etc.), learn a lot of fun songs, dance a variety of dances and play musical games. Kids will get a chance to play numerous rhythm instruments and drums, mini keyboards, guitars, and ukuleles.

“SPANISH CAMP” (June 11th – June 15th) CAMP NUMBER 3
Grades: ECP-K
Instructor: Wanda Banks
Hola! Join this camp and be exposed to the Spanish language as well as the Spanish culture through various activities. You will have fun learning about this exciting language and be able to share it with your family, as well.

“COOKING CAMP” (June 11th – June 15th) CAMP NUMBER 4 (CANCELLED as of 6/3/18)
Grades: 4th – 6th
Instruction: Shannon Cox  
This camp will teach children how to prepare simple healthy meals. They will learn about meal prep, safe handling, gadgets, recipe modifications, grilling, and farm to table. It includes a field trip to pick fresh vegetables (weather permitting).

“GLOBAL ART CAMP” (June 18th – June 22nd) CAMP NUMBER 6 (CANCELLED as of 6/3/18)
Grades: 2nd -5th
Instructor: Jane Postlethwaite
Though the “Fine Arts” will be emphasized, rather than craft art, this camp will have visual art
activities and projects from around the world. Global Art combines the fun and creativity of art
with the mysteries of history, the introduction of geography, and the discovery of other cultures.

“COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN” (June 18th – June 22nd) CAMP NUMBER 7
Grades: ECP-1st (Max 10 Participants)
Instructor: Katrina Crotty
Your child will dive into the sea and discover creatures that live beneath the ocean through poetry, science, sensory activities, and songs. Each day will feature beautiful illustrations from such books as Rainbow Fish, Wish for a Fish, and Pot-Pout Fish followed with a themed art craft and snack. Caution: Students will get WET!!!

“OOEY GOOEY CAMP” (June 18th – June 22nd) CAMP NUMBER 8
Grades: ECP
Instructor: Jenifer Risseler
Do your children like slime? They will love this camp! Children will play with slime, oobleck, flubber, playdoh, shaving cream and other sensory items. They will even make an edible slime snack.

“ANYTHING GOES: SCIENCE” (June 18th – June 22nd) CAMP NUMBER 9
Grades 4th – 5th
Instructor: Chris Lowe
This camp will offer a series of project based activities that will allow students to explore the physical sciences. We will use a S.T.E.M. based approach to all activities.

“LET LOOSE WITH MOTHER GOOSE” (June 25th – June 29th) CAMP NUMBER 11
Grades: ECP – K
Instructor: Jen Barton
Children will enjoy exploring math, science and literacy activities based on a nursery rhymes theme. In addition, each day students will make their own snack and play outside.

“SCIENCE: THE YOUNG NATURALIST” (June 25th – June 29th) CAMP NUMBER 12 (Cancelled as of 6/3/18)
Grades: 4th – 5th
Instructor: Chris Lowe
This camp will offer a series of project based activities that will allow students to explore the physical sciences. We will use a S.T.E.M. based approach to all activities.

“FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CAMP” (June 25th – June 29th) CAMP NUMBER 13
Grades: K – 5th
Instructor: Sarah Hopkins
Your child will have a blast creating friendship bracelets and making friends along the way.

“TEAM SPORTS CAMP” (July 2nd – 3rd) CAMP NUMBER 15
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Instructor: Carlos Rodriguez
This camp will focus on instruction and participation. Students will learn the basic rules and fundamentals of different sports while working together to create a fun environment, regardless of skill level or ability. Sports will be broken down by first introducing the rules and helpful drills, followed by a friendly game. Friendly competition will also be focused on as long as it is done in a respectful and positive atmosphere. Note: This is a two day camp only

“PET RESPONSIBILITY CAMP” (July 9th – 13th) CAMP NUMBER 17 (CANCELLED as of 6/3/18) 
Grades: K – 2nd
Instructor: Sabrina Laws
This camp teaches children how to care for their pets. They will learn about caring for dogs and cats among other common pets. They will learn about household items that are dangerous to pets. Students will learn how we can accidentally harm our pets, and how our pets can harm us if care and precautions are not used.

“EDS SUMMER READING” (July 9th – 13th) CAMP NUMBER 18
Grades: Rising EDS 2nd Graders ONLY
Instructor: Aimee Hamilton
Want to get a head start on your required summer reading? Appropriate materials, along with the required book, Nate the Great, will be supplied. Children will be able to work on and complete the 2 required activities for their Summer Reading Project. Please have the campers bring the other 2 books they choose as well.

“FUN FITNESS FOR ALL” (July 9th-July 13th) CAMP NUMBER 19
Grades: 1st -5th
Instructor: Courtney Ross
This camp is for kids who enjoy being active and playing games that test their physical endurance and strength. Kids will learn proper fitness techniques such as cardio, conditioning, strength training, and stretching through fun and engaging games. The goal is to incorporate fitness activities and exercises into their daily lives that will help keep them strong, committed, and healthy, while still having fun and spending time with friends. (soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, water fun, yoga, team building games)

“TEAM SPORTS CAMP” (July 9th – 13th) CAMP NUMBER 20
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Instructor: Carlos Rodriguez
This camp will focus on instruction and participation. Students will learn the basic rules and fundamentals of different sports while working together to create a fun environment, regardless of skill level or ability. Sports will be broken down by first introducing the rules and helpful drills, followed by a friendly game. Friendly competition will also be focused on as long as it is done in a respectful and positive atmosphere.

“CRAFT CAMP” (July 16th – 20th) CAMP NUMBER 22
Grades: 1st – 3rd
Instructor: Aimee Hamilton
Students will enjoy creating fun crafts.

“LET LOOSE WITH MOTHER GOOSE” (July 16th – 20th) CAMP NUMBER 23
Grades: Preschool-PreK
Instructor: Jen Barton
Children will enjoy exploring math, science and literacy activities based on a nursery rhymes theme. In addition, each day students will make their own snack and play outside.

“BASKETBALL CLINIC” (July 16th – 20th) CAMP NUMBER 24
Grades: 1st – 5th
Instructor: Melissa Morino
Students will learn the fundamentals of basketball through enriching activities and games that emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship.

“EDS SUMMER OLYMPICS” (July 23rd – 27th) CAMP NUMBER 26
Grades: ECP – K
Instructor: Sarah Hopkins
Students will play various sports and games. They will create and give out medals. Have your child burn off some energy and have fun doing it.

“LET LOOSE WITH MOTHER GOOSE” (July 23rd – 27th) CAMP NUMBER 27
Grades: ECP – K
Instructor: Jen Barton
Children will enjoy exploring math, science and literacy activities based on a nursery rhymes theme. In addition, each day students will make their own snack and play outside.

“EDS SUMMER OLYMPICS” (July 23rd – 27th) CAMP NUMBER 28
Grades: 1st – 3rd
Instructor: Aimee Hamilton
Students will play various sports and games. They will create and give out medals. Have your child burn off some energy and have fun doing it.

“BAKING CAMP” (July 23rd – 27th) CAMP NUMBER 29
Grades: 4th – 6th
Instructor: Shannon Cox
Students learn the science and art of baking in this camp. For Example, they will learn about homemade bread vs. store bought bread. They will also learn about recipe modifications, gluten free, savory foods, and measuring. There will be a field trip to Lowe’s Foods grocery store.

“STEAM CAMP” (July 30th – Aug 3rd) CAMP NUMBER 31
Grades: 1st – 5th
Instructor: Courtney Ross
Students learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with hands-on activities.

“LITTLE EINSTEINS SCIENCE CAMP” (July 30th – Aug 3rd) CAMP # 32 (Camp Full as of 6/3/18)
Grades: ECP
Instructor: Athena Hatzigeorgiou
Your little one will have a blast with daily, age appropriate science experiments.

“TEAM SPORTS CAMP” (July 30th – Aug 3rd) CAMP NUMBER 33
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Instructor: Carlos Rodriguez
This camp will focus on instruction and participation. Students will learn the basic rules and fundamentals of different sports while working together to create a fun environment, regardless of skill level or ability. Sports will be broken down by first introducing the rules and helpful drills, followed by a friendly game. Friendly competition will also be focused on as long as it is done in a respectful and positive atmosphere.

“DINOSAUR CAMP” (Aug 6th – Aug 10th) CAMP NUMBER 35
Grades: ECP
Instructor: Athena Hatzigeorgiou
Young children with a fascination for dinosaurs will enjoy this camp. Students will learn about the different types of dinosaurs. Note: This camp is from 1:00pm– 5:00pm

“EDS SUMMER OLYMPICS” (Aug 6th – Aug 10th) CAMP NUMBER 36
Grades: K – 5th
Instructor: Sarah Hopkins
Students will play various sports and games. They will create and give out medals. Have your child burn off some energy and have fun doing it. Note: This camp is from 1:00pm– 5:00pm

 2018 Gator Days Themes

Camp Number 1. “Animal Lovers” (June 11- 15)– Learn about new animals, have visit from friendly animals, Animal Lovers, crafts. Students will learn about different types of animals and be given the opportunity to bring their favorite stuffed animal to Summer Camp this week.

Camp Number 5. “Gator Fitness I” (June 18- 22)– Exercise, outdoor structured activities, learn about healthy food and diet, swim at Elks Lodge on Friday; a local Moore County P.E. staff will work with kids. Students will engage in healthy fun activities that encourage us to be fit and healthy.

Camp Number 10. “Feelin’ Groovy” (June 25- 29)- A focus on music & dance. Students will learn different dances and enjoy different types of music this week. Students will also meet local artists and sing along with them.

Camp Number 14. “Hooray for the USA!!” (July 2&3) Closed July 4, 5, and 6– Celebrate with a party and crafts (Monday and Tuesday) Meet members of the military and help recognize them.

Camp Number 16. “Wacky Water Week” (July 9- 13)– Water Games, special splash days at EDS to be announced, Friday, Elks Lodge Trip

Camp Number 21. “The Amazing Race” ( July 16- 20)– Students will play indoor and outdoor activities together in teams; they will learn how to compete and be gracious winners and losers; they will learn how to celebrate each other and receive prizes for good team work and participation; the motto for the week will be “ Team work makes the dream work”

Camp Number 25. “Summer Fun Treats” (July 23- 27)– We will make summer treats this week, trying a variety of different foods using several outside guests. A goal for this week will be to make fun treats that kids can make at home (with parent supervision, of course!)

Camp Number 30. “Gator Fitness II” (July 30- Aug 3)– Stay Fit, have fun working out, and enjoy guests. This will be Part 2 of having fun while working out.

Camp Number 34. “Best of the Best” (Aug 6- 10) – 5 Unique Days of Fun, including a summer party, slumber party, and just fun activities that we participated in during the summer along with some special surprises and guests