Summer Fun at EDS 2019

This summer EDS will offer a variety of half and full day camps for students rising to grades Preschool – 6th Grade in 2019-2020. 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 Camp”, “Commotion in the Ocean”, and “Cooking 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) or afternoon sessions (1:00pm-5:00pm). Teacher-directed elective camps are priced at $150- $160 per week. EDS will collect a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee for each family. All camps include a snack, supplies, and materials.  Please note that during the week of July 4, we will run a shortened (two-day) camp week from July 1-2. 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 2019 Summer Camp Registration Form and the 2019 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.


“SPANISH CAMP” (June 10th – June 14th) CAMP # 2 
Grades: ECP
Instructor: Wanda Banks
Camp Cancelled as of 5/21/19 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.

“MUSIC CAMP” (June 10th – June 14th) CAMP # 3
Grades: K-5
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.

“ART CAMP” (June 10th – June 14th) CAMP # 4
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. Note: This camp is from 1:00pm– 5:00pm

“STEM Camp” (June 17th – June 21st) CAMP # 6
Grades: ECP
Instructor: Cail Collier
This camp will offer a series of hands-on activities that will allow students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We will use a S.T.E.M. based approach to all activities.

“EDS 2nd Grade SUMMER READING” (June 17th – June 21st) CAMP # 7

Grades: Rising EDS 2nd Graders ONLY
Instructor: Aimee Hamilton
Camp Cancelled as of 5/30/19 Want to get a head start on your required summer reading? Students will spend time with their friends while reading and enjoying books from the  Required Summer Reading List. Students will need to bring Nate the Great to camp on the first day.  Please have the campers bring all of their summer reading books to camp.

“OOEY GOOEY CAMP” (June 17th – June 21st) CAMP # 8
Grades: ECP- K
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. Note: This camp is from 1:00pm– 5:00pm

“COOKING CAMP” (June 24th – June 28th) CAMP #10
Grades: ECP
Instruction: Cail Collier
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. Great fun for your little chef!

“STEAM CAMP” (June 24th – June 28th) CAMP # 11
Grades: K- 2nd
Instructor: Chelsea Ross
Students learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with hands-on activities.

“FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CAMP” (June 24th – June 28th) CAMP # 12
Grades: 3– 5th
Instructor: Sarah Hopkins
Camp Cancelled as of 5/30/19
Your child will have a blast creating friendship bracelets and making friends along the way.

“EDS SUMMER OLYMPICS” (July 8th- 12th) CAMP # 15
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.

“STEAM CAMP” (July 8th- 12th) CAMP #16
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Instructor: Courtney Bullard
Students learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with hands-on activities.

Grades: ECP
Instructor: Athena Hatzigeorgiou
Your little one will have a blast with daily,
age appropriate science experiments.


“ROBOTICS WITH DASH & DOT” (July 15th -19th) CAMP # 19
Grades: K- 2nd                                  
Instructor: Courtney Bullard

Learn to code with Dash and Dot robots.

“iPad Savvy CAMP” (July 22nd- 26) CAMP #21

Grades: 3rd– 5th
Instructor: Chelsea Ross
Camp Cancelled as of 5/30/19
Have fun learning and exploring with the iPads.

“COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN” (July 29- Aug 2nd) CAMP # 23

Grades: ECP-2nd
Instructor: Sarah Hopkins
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!!!

Tech Savvy CAMP” (July 29th – Aug 2nd) CAMP #24
Grades: 3rd– 5th
Instructor: Chelsea Ross
Students will have fun experiencing new ways to use technology.

“DINOSAUR CAMP” (Aug 5th – Aug 9th) CAMP #26
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.

 2019 Gator Days Themes

Camp Number 1. “It’s an Animal and Bug Life” (June 10-14)

Camp Number 5. “Color Me Crazy” (June 17-21)

Camp Number 9. “Fun Fitness” (June 24-28)

Camp Number 13. “Hero Week” (July 1-2) Closed July 3,4,5

Camp Number 14. “Feeling Groovy” (July 8-12)

Camp Number 17. “Wacky Water Week” ( July 15-19)

Camp Number 20. “Sports Mania” (July 22-26)

Camp Number 22. “Summer Fun Treats (July 29- Aug 2)

Camp Number 25. “Best of the Best” (Aug 5-9)