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.
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)

Full Day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)...................................... $350
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)........................... $225
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)......................................... $225
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................... $60 / per child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.)......................................... $85 / per child

July 5-7 (3-Day Week)
Full Day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).................................... $280      
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)........................... $190
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)......................................... $190
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................... $36 / per child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.).......................................... $50 / per child
NEW - Swimming two times each week and bowling!

I Want to Own a Restaurant | June 12-16
Have you ever wanted to own and operate your own restaurant or wonder what it takes to run one? This week is all about creating your very own place. We will dive into the day-to-day activities that make a restaurant successful; design a logo and delicious menus. We will taste test recipes and make a final product that we can sell at the end of the week. Plus, restaurant themed crafts and activities will be completed throughout the week that highlight your very own restaurant. 
Field Trip: La Pizzeria Metro
Live on Stage-Fill Your Bucket | June 19-23
Join us on stage for a production of “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?” Calling all actors and actresses to bring this well loved children’s book to life! This entertaining production will capture your heart and fill your bucket. Campers will learn songs and dances, teaching them the importance of filling their own bucket and others. Practices and set design production held each day.
Special Guest: Mrs. Gibson
Great Outdoors | June 26-30 
You are invited to a week of celebrating the Great Outdoors! Children will visit the Tower Hill Outdoor Classroom each day, engaging in creative exploration of plants and wildlife. Make natural art with rocks and pebbles like leaping lizards! Design and build a water wall with recycled bottles and even make a terrarium with plants to bring home. During the week we will also visit Delaware Horticulture Center and Longwood Gardens.
Field Trip: Delaware Horticulture Center, Longwood Gardens
Special Guest: Nancy Tate  Lower School Science Teacher 
Here Comes the Sun! | July 5-7
This short week is all about fun in the sun. Children will prepare and train to participate in our very own Summer of Fun in the Sun Olympic Games. We will create our teams, decorate our halls, design our medals and fashion our tee shirts to wear on the last day for the opening ceremony. Held on our field, we will play and compete in a variety of invigorating games that test all skill levels. There will be something for everyone–whether it’s on the cheer team squad creating dance routines to inspire our athletes or on the field competing for a medal.
The Art Lab | July 10-14
Take an art walk with us. This week we will travel to the Delaware Art Museum to discover how art comes to life. Many of our art themed activities will focus on various artists and celebrated children’s literature such as “The Dot.” Children will learn about Jackson Pollock and his unique style of drip painting. Dip your paintbrush in a little pot of paint with those at Painting with a Twist and discover your artistic ability.
Field Trip: Delaware Art Museum 
In House Field Trip: Painting with a Twist
Baker’s Workshop | July 17-21
Delve into the world of baking during The Baker’s Workshop! Mix up a batch of cupcakes for our Cupcake Wars competition. Bake a mini apple pie using a special apple peeler and slicer. Learn the skill of icing and decorating a cake during our field trip to Nothing Bundt Cakes. Delight in a week of baking, sweets and treats.
Field Trip: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Live Your Best Life | July 24-28
Ready for a dose of healthy living? This week campers will actively engage in yoga, exercise and outdoor fitness and games. Buff City Soap will be making a special appearance to teach us how to make bath bombs to pamper our bodies. Yoga to nurture our souls, meditation to soothe our minds. This is a week to learn the balance between healthy living and relaxation!
In House Field Trip: Buff City Soap
The Tinker Shop | July 31-Aug. 4
Does your child like to tinker around? Tinker with everything from an old computer to clay? The Tinker Shop is a time of playful exploration of all different things–clay, candy, circuits, Legos, wood and old machinery. Use your imagination and inner-engineer brain to make your ideas a reality when you take apart something old and build something new!
Field Trip: Delaware Children's Museum

Please contact Director of Day Camp Megan Quinlan ( with any questions.

*These one afternoon events are exclusively for Tower Hill students and campers already enrolled in Summer at Tower Hill programs that offer families an extended day.
Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere | Ashley Gillelain
June 14, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-4
Do you love flowers as much as I do? This is the camp for you! Your florist will learn different types of flowers and how to prepare them to arrange their own flower arrangement. Yes, your florist will bring home their floral creation! 
First Day of Summer | Ashley Gillerlain
June 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-4
Summer is many people’s favorite time of the year, especially kids. School is out, the weather is warm and it’s time to play! Now the only question is, what to do on the first day of summer? Spend the afternoon with us making summer crafts, playing summer games and eating summer treats!
Cooking is Cool | Cindy Sardo
July 12, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-4
What a treat to spend the afternoon cooking with Chef Sardo! This pop-up offers hands-on experience where chefs gain confidence in the kitchen creating delicious dishes, learning about kitchen safety, baking and the fun of food!  
Pay It Forward | Ashley Gillerlain
July 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-4
Spend the afternoon making, baking and thinking of others! It will be a selfless afternoon spending time to help others in our community. 
Christmas in July | Julie Sharrar 
July 25, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-4
Keep the Christmas spirit alive throughout the year! Get ahead by spending the afternoon making Christmas ornaments, decorations or gifts for loved ones and much, much more! The afternoon would not be complete without sipping on hot chocolate while decorating a Christmas cookie!

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 - workouts, yoga, games, (waterplay Tues. & Thurs. for Green Group)
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. Green group campers must be potty trained.

Lunches: Full day campers (including AM Day Camp) can 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.