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