What happens at Summer Day Camp?
Do you ask your child what they did at camp today and hear “I don’t know” in response? We know you love seeing pictures on our social media accounts so you can learn what your camper is doing while they are here. To help you envision the day, we have some details below.
7:30 EXTENDED CARE & DROP OFF: Each camper is assisted out of the car and greeted by our friendly counselors. There is a quick check-in before we gather everyone together and head off to classrooms, where the fun begins!
9:00 MORNING: We don’t waste any time and jump right into age-appropriate hands-on activities that range from science experiments to art projects to games to outdoor play. Campers will have some down time and free play as well. The activities available on any given day could include STEM or Maker activities designed by Parish STEM faculty members, art projects, outdoor activities ranging from bubbles to sports, indoor fun including construction, board games, and dancing. We encourage campers to find what appeals to them within our schedule each day. As a bonus, each Wednesday, K – 7th campers will enjoy a newly expanded water day, including giant water slides and other water activities and outdoor play. On Fridays, K- 7th campers will say farewell to another fun week of Day Camp with our new Friday Carnival Day where we will play fun games and enjoy snacks.
12:00 CARPOOL AND LUNCH: At noon some campers go to carpool and the rest go to lunch. Lunch is held in the school’s cafeteria for everyone other than PreK campers, who eat in their camp rooms.
12:30 AFTERNOON: After lunch we get back to fun – campers return to their rooms and have fun with new activities and recess time. PreK campers will take a brief nap before beginning their afternoon activities. On Wednesdays, K – 7th campers will re-visit the waterslides and enjoy Kona Ice treats. Each Thursday the 5th – 7th grade campers will go on a field trip to a nearby destination. On Fridays we say farewell to another fun week of Day Camp by enjoying Carnival Day, where campers will have fun with face-painting, games and enjoy some carnival treats.
3:30 CARPOOL AND EXTENDED CARE: Some campers go home and others stay with us a bit longer. For campers who stay in Extended Care, we play on the playground or in the gym, and have free choice of games and activities.
So, when you see the smiles as your camper laughs and says goodbye to their friends – know they had a busy, fun-filled day – they just may not tell you about it.
Parish Summer Day Camp is staffed by Parish alum, Parish students, faculty and staff. All staff have passed background checks and have completed safety and compliance training. And, they’re all CPR certified!