CDS Summer 2021

Join Chatham Day School this summer for friendship, outdoor fun, unique experiences, and learning through play! Children ages 3–7† can choose from six themed weeks designed to fit their interests. Our flexible schedule allows campers to attend all six weeks or to choose individual weeks to fit their family’s needs.

Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the weeks of June 14, June 21, June 28, July 6, July 12, and July 19, on the Chatham Day School campus which features a large playground, hiking trails, sports fields, tented outdoor classrooms, and a large patio area. Weekly themes and sample activities* can be found on this page, as well as a sample weekly schedule.

Questions? Contact Camp Administrator, Maria Pormilli at (973) 410-0400 or camp@chathamdayschool.org. We look forward to speaking with you!

 

*Activities subject to change given COVID-19 protocols and requirements.

†Children must be able to wear a mask and be potty-trained to attend camp.

Camp counselors and students will be required to follow the Chatham Day School COVID-19 protocols laid in the school’s 2020 Reopening Plan.

Highlights of this plan include:

  • Daily screenings and temperature checks
  • Mask-wearing
  • Outdoor learning
  • Social distancing (where possible)

CDS Summer staff will provide:

  • Touchless Purell hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces

Camp withdrawals must be made in writing by May 15, 2021. If submitted by May 15, 2021, you will receive a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. After May 15, all camp tuition is non-refundable. There is no prorated tuition for partial weeks attended due to absences.

Families registering for all six weeks of camp receive a discount of $25 per week! Please enter 6WEEKS at checkout to apply the discount.

Six Themed Weeks

Theme: 3, 2, 1…BLAST-OFF!
Dates: June 14–18, 2021
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $275
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Moon sand making
Cardboard box rockets
Robotics (Dot & Dash)
Galaxy slime
Fruit rocket skewers

Special event: Science demonstration

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Theme: Under the Sea
Dates: June 21–25, 2021
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $275
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Ocean sensory jars/bottles
Brown paper bag jellyfish
Fishing games
Ice cream beach cups

Special event: Aquatic discovery presentation 

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Theme: Soaring Superheroes! 
Dates: June 28–July 2, 2021
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $275
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Make your own superhero cape
Superhero obstacle course
Float a superhero (STEM)
Superhero self-portraits

Special event: “Real life” superheroes in our community

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Theme: Storytellers & Moviemakers
Dates: July 6–9, 2021*
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $220
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Fairytales
Where the Wild Things Are masks
Make your own puppet
Acting class

Special event: Puppet Show

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*shortened week due to the observance of Independence Day.

Theme: Dinosaurs Roar!
Dates: July 12–16, 2021
Cost: $275
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Sandbox fossil dig
Dino terrariums
Fossil cookies
Build-A-Dino with straws and marshmallows (STEM activity)

Special event: “Scale-y visitors”

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Theme: Down on the Farm
Dates: July 19–23, 2021
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $275
Age Groups: 3–4 and 5–7

Activities may include:
Feeding corn sensory bins
Brown paper bag stick ponies
Paper plate farm animals
Marshmallow sheep cupcakes

Special event: Petting Zoo

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Sample Schedule

 

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