Summer Programs

Day Camp

Day Camp is the perfect introduction to the camp experience for younger children, with daily activities that take advantage of Tower Hill’s beautiful campus and provide opportunities to make new friends. Before and after care are available. This year’s themes include The Artistic Studio, Cardboard Creations, The Science Workshop, Great Gardens, Sprinkles and more!
Camper Classrooms 
Green Group - Ages 3-4 (Tower Tots-Pre K) 
Yellow Group - Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten and Rising First Graders)
Blue Group - Ages 7-12 (Rising Second Graders - Grade 4)


Rates
Full Day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)...................................... $335
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)........................... $210
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)......................................... $185
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................... $60 / per child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.)......................................... $85 / per child

July 6-9 (4-Day Week)
Full Day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).................................... $270      
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)........................... $185
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)......................................... $160
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................... $60 / per child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.).......................................... $85 / per child
 
Off-site field trips will only take place if state public health restrictions are lifted.
 
It’s Not Mean to be Green | June 13-17
Calling all actors, actresses, singers, stage managers, set designers and costume gurus! Join the team that will bring this well-loved children’s book to life. Whether you like lights of the stage or the action behind the scenes, all cast and crew members will play a role in this entertaining production that promotes helping Mother Earth.
Special Guest: Tower Hill’s Tori Healy and author Jamie Kleman

Gardens Galore | June 20-24
Grab your shovel and join us for a garden-themed camp! Plant an herb garden and design your very own garden markers. Learn to make several varieties of salsa with fresh fruits and vegetables. Our garden campers will learn the basics of gardening and explore the techniques to plant a vegetable garden.
Field Trip: Longwood Gardens Walking Tour

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate | June 27-July 1
Who loves chocolate? We do, we do! And to show it, this week we are going to explore all things chocolate. All the different kinds, how to make it and what you can do with it beyond just eating it. Ever paint with chocolate paint? This is your chance to try it out and to make your best chocolatey impression. What could you build with actual bricks made of chocolate and candy? The options are unlimited. I scream, you scream, we all scream for Woodside Creamery Ice Cream. This is always a fun trip to see how ice cream is made. Join us this week to taste and create with a favorite sweet confection. 
Field Trip: Woodside Creamery, Bings Bakery

Become an Artist | July 6-8
Dip your paintbrush in some colorful paint! Spend a week creating mixed media projects. Create a silhouette with recycled magazines. Try all different mediums as you paint your way—watercolors, chalk, tempera and oil pastels. Practice your hand at using decoupage, too!
Special Guest: Marianne Jerrel of Discover Your Palette | Field Trip: Board & Brush

Out of the Box | July 11-15
Become an inventor of a rocket ship that will take you to the moon, a vehicle for land or sea, or maybe even a machine that will clean your room! This out-of-the-box journey is sure to put a spark of creativity in campers. We will also learn about famous inventors and inventions.
Special Guest: Tower Hill’s Nancy Tate, Lower School science expert
Walking Field Trip: Hagley Museum to view Summer in Industrial America (yellow and blue groups only)
Field Trip: Delaware Children’s Museum or Hagley Museum

Artistic Foodie | July 18-22
Pop on your chef’s hat and join us for a week of colorful cooking! We will expand the minds and taste buds of our campers by preparing healthy dishes while also learning the value of eating treats in moderation. Campers will learn the importance of eating a rainbow each day by chopping and tasting vegetables and fruits of every color for our delicious, homemade recipes. Nut-free.
Walking Field Trip: Ciro
Field Trip: Pizza by Elizabeth’s

Animal Academy | July 25-29
Do you have a soft spot for all things furry and cute? This week’s theme is all about animals. Join us while we learn about taking care and helping our beloved pets. Making our own fuzzy companion to take home will be just one of the highlights of this week. To inspire our creativity, we will take a trip to the Brandywine Zoo to learn about endangered animals and how we can be a part of helping species of the world. We will take a trip to Coverdale Farms where we will get to meet some farm animals and learn all about how they are cared for on a farm. This will be an a-”moo”-zing week of animal fun.
Field Trip: Brandywine Zoo, Coverdale Farms, Ashland Nature Center, La Mancha Animal Rescue

Houses, Tents and Forts! | August 1-5
Come one and all for a camp of building forts—an activity that has always been a childhood favorite. Campers will use Fort Magic®—the Largest 3-D, Life-Size, Forts Building Kit for Kids! These building kits allow kids to build fun designs on their own. Each child will also build a tent made out of wood and fabric. The creation of a tiny house will round out the week of home building for our campers after reading The BIG Adventures of Tiny House!
Field Trip: Work and Play the Winterthur Way



Please contact Director of Day Camp Megan Quinlan (mquinlan@towerhill.org) with any questions.

Day Camp Schedule

7:30-8:30 a.m.  
8:30 a.m.  
8:30-8:45 a.m.  
8:45-9 a.m.  
9-10 or 11:30 a.m.  
10 a.m.  
10-11:30 a.m.  
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  12:30-2:45 p.m.  
12:30-3 p.m.  
2-3 p.m.  
3 p.m.  
3-5:30 p.m.
Before Care 
Drop Off 
Morning Gathering 
Movement ~ yoga, games, water play
Theme Activity/Trips/Special Guest
Snack (daily snack and drink provided) 
Theme Activity
Lunch/Outdoor Play*
Artistic Activity and Rest Time (Green Group)
Theme Activity
Movement ~ Swimming (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Pick Up
After Care 

Yellow and Blue Groups attend field trips and go swimming at Windybush Pool.
Green group does specialized theme activities and has special guests in lieu of field trips. Day Camp thematic curriculum takes place in the morning.

*Lunches
All full day campers (including AM Day Camp) must pack a healthy *Peanut Free lunch each day.  We will not be refrigerating lunches so be sure to include an ice pack.  A snack and drink will be provided by Tower Hill each day. Please send in your camper with a water bottle full of water as well.  A free pizza lunch will be served on Fridays for Day Campers.

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  • Daily Procedures and Safety Information

    Watch for Symptoms of COVID-19
    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

        Fever or chills
        Cough
        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        Fatigue
        Muscle or body aches
        Headache
        New loss of taste or smell
        Sore throat
        Congestion or runny nose
        Nausea or vomiting
        Diarrhea

    When Campers Must Stay at Home
    Symptoms Requiring Absence:
        Vomiting or diarrhea
        Fever/chills/generalized body aches
        If presenting with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), must follow up with a medical provider with a clearance note prior to returning to camp.
        The first 24 hours of various antibiotic treatments (ie. strep, pink eye, etc.)
        Undiagnosed, new and/or untreated rash or skin condition

    Temperature Checks
    Campers will have their temperatures checked at arrival each morning by a THS athletic trainer. All staff and campers are encouraged to stay home if sneezing, coughing or has loss of smell or taste. Please check your child’s temperature at home, pre-arrival, as there will be a temperature screen. Any campers with a temperature exceeding 100 degrees will not be allowed to attend camp that day.

    Campers with Medical Concerns   
    Known allergies or medical conditions must be communicated to Cindy Sardo for Summer Kaleidoscope or Chris Aitken for sports camps, prior to arrival. Any medications will be handed to our athletic trainer and stored appropriately. Example: EpiPen, inhaler, daily medications, etc.

    What happens if a camper has a fever or becomes ill at camp?
    All campers will have their temperature checked at arrival in our carline. If your child is found to have a fever of 100 degrees, then he/she will not be able to attend camp that day. If you child becomes ill while at camp, they will be assessed by our athletic trainer. You will be contacted immediately for any medical concerns your child may be experiencing. Also, please remember to do daily checks at home!

    Camper Safety
    Campers will:

        Be outside as much as possible.
        Wash hands for 20 seconds before and after each activity.
        Be provided with individual snacks.
        Bring their own lunch with ice pack/water bottle from home.
        Sit facing the same direction and be spaced 6 ft apart for all indoor activities.
        Have individual supplies for all activities (provided by THS). Please do not bring anything else with you to Summer Kaleidoscope.

    Camper Classrooms
        Each camp classroom will have 15 campers with the same two or three teachers per week.
        Rooms will be deep cleaned each evening.
        Rooms will be cleaned periodically throughout the day by wiping down tables using EPA List 6 approved disinfectant.
        All staff will wear face masks throughout the day.

    Sports Safety
        Campers, staff, and all participants should bring their own drinks, towels and clothing.
        Water bottle refill stations will be used and cleaned regularly by staff. Use of shared water fountains is prohibited.
        Any personal sports equipment may not be shared and must be cleaned daily.
        Everyone MUST wear a face mask.
        Each camp will comply with social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more for all children and staff to the greatest extent possible.
        Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be readily available for all to use throughout the day. Campers and staff will wash their hands regularly during the camp day.

    Camp Arrival
    Carline will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. for Summer Kaleidoscope and sports camps. Please send your child to Summer Kaleidoscope wearing a mask. We will not be wearing them all day, but may ask our campers to wear them at times when maintaining social distance is difficult. It is strongly encouraged that you are on time for camps this summer due to our health screening protocol. Campers must remain in their vehicle until you are greeted by our athletic trainer. Camper’s daily self report form must be completed before arrival in carline. This form will be emailed or texted to you each day by 8 a.m. each day. Camper’s temperature will be taken, and if <100 degrees, they will be allowed to attend camp that day. If temperature is 100 degrees or later, camper will not be allowed to attend camp that day. At 9 a.m., gates will be locked for the day and you must use the Ring doorbell to enter after this time. Call 302-575-0550, ext. 209 with any questions.

    Camp Dismissal
    All campers will be dismissed using our carline. Children will be escorted to your vehicles by Kaleidoscope staff. If your child's dismissal arrangements change for the day, please send a note to your child's camp teacher in the morning. We appreciate learning about dismissal changes upon your child's arrival, however, if a change is necessary, please call the Day Camp Office 302-575-0550, ext. 209.

    In order to dismiss all children safely at each day camp’s end, it is imperative that all drivers refrain from cell phone use for talking or texting while waiting in the car line as this has proven to be a distraction and a delay.

    Other Helpful Reminders
    Lunches
    Pack a healthy *Peanut Free* lunch each day for your child. We will not be refrigerating lunches, so be sure to include an ice pack. A snack and drink will be provided by Tower Hill each day. Please send in your camper with a water bottle full of water as well.

    Sunscreen
    Please teach your child to apply sunscreen to avoid their eyes. Camp Specialists are not permitted to apply sunscreen.

    Rest Time
    All campers ages 3-4 will rest in the afternoons 1-3 p.m.